Favorite TV Drama?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Haloid1177, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    So I just finished up watching The Shield the whole way through for the first time last night, and GODDAMN what an utterly amazing show. I've never felt so defeated at the end of a series, but looking back I was never as impressed as I was either. Even with Breaking Bad, the only other show I'd say that comes close to it, I never got emotionally attached like I did to Vic and the Strike Team.

    The pilot is probably the best pilot episode I'd ever seen, with everything going so normally just to end with something that unexpected. That's how shows hook into you. Then once Season 5 rolled around I realized how truly special the show was, from the intricate story that always connects back to the very first episode, to the performances from the entire cast. And then the finale came, and blew away any and all expectations I'd ever had for a finale. Every character, every plot, everything, all tied up, all felt right in the world. I've just never watched anything like it. And seeing how it practically won nothing in the awards circuit or is never in the talks for best show of all time (usually reserved for Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and The Wire), I have to feel that then show is criminally underrated for what it accomplished in seven seasons. I can only imagine the reaction to the show today (not that it could even air anymore), after the social media craze that took over for the final season of Breaking Bad.

    Long enough rant? I think so. What's yours?
     
  2. ABH1979

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    Ugh, it's actually pretty hard to pick just one, these days...

    I guess it would come down between Hannibal and The Americans...

    With honorable mentions to The Walking Dead, GoT, Sherlock, Luther, and a few others.

    (sadly, I still need to finish both Breaking Bad and The Wire)
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Breaking Bad is pretty good from what I've seen.

    Dexter used to be my jam till season 7 ruined it all.
     
  4. rattrap007

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    So many i like:
    Bones
    House
    Perception
    Walking dead
    Breaking bad
    White Collar
    Criminal minds
    Agents of shield
    Fargo
     
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  5. AutoBobby

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    Currently I'd have to say The Walking Dead is my top pick. A couple of my other favorites are American Horror Story and Bates Motel.

    Lost would rank as one of my all-time favorites.
     
  6. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    I honestly don't know. Hannibal, True Detective and Fargo have all blown me away. And obviously there's Breaking Bad too... If I had to pick one it would be Breaking Bad, because it was perfect from start to finish and these other shows are only one or two seasons in; but really, I like them all the same.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    Twin Peaks.
     
  8. iwasherenotyou

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    Top pick would probably be Breaking Bad with the rest in no particular order
    Sherlock
    Doctor Who
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
    Arrow
    House of Cards
    Orange is the New Black
    Once Upon a Time
    Fargo
    True Detective
    The Walking Dead
     
  9. Dolza_Khyron

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    it'd probably be Copper, if it didn't get cancelled mid-cliffhanger.