Spec me a TV Show (please)

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ive watched

alot of tv shows :)

recently lost my job and a new one is rather hard to come by with little to no experience so im bored alot.

any advice would be helpful to keep me busy.

Thanks
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A lot of those haven't been broadcast over here so you might want to prepare for a little vacation from here.

Try;

X-Files
Firefly
Two and a Half Men
 
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The West Wing is what I'd suggest, some truly brilliant writing in it and engaging characters. I don't watch all that many TV series' but it is great.

I started to lose interest after Sorkin left. The writing became too cliched and Jimmy Smits was pretty poor. I would've voted for Alda.
 
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Is The Wire really that good? I dont mean to hijack the thread but I've just finished catching up with House (US pace) and looking for something to fill in my spare time.
 
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West Wing, Studio 60, That 70's Show, The Muppet Show, Futurama, M*A*S*H, Danger UXB, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister
 
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Agree with House. And Frasier... and Peep Show! Definitely give Peep Show a viewing. And give Star Trek: The Next Generation a chance, cause if you can get into that then you have Deep Space Nine and Voyager to watch as well - and that's a LOT of TV right here :p

Yes, I'm a nerrrrrd.
 
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Unfortunately you've just missed BBC2's run of seasons 1-5 of The Wire but it's well worth paying ~£15 for each season's boxset.

The Wire is incredibly well written and although it focuses on black drug dealers/gang members the characters never really feel like cliches or stereotypes, unlike almost every other cop show/movie I've seen.
 
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