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What is better than FIREFLY? I'm looking for other things to watch....

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 10:00 AM

KRAJO


Must have TV:
- BBC's Coupling

And I loved the Chris Isaak show on SHO, why do they cancel everything I like? I'm too wierd I guess.

Some movies for those boring nights:

- High fidelity, light comedy with John Cusack.
- Ruorin Kenshin (OVA), not the series. Very intense for an anime.
- The Player, The long goodbye, hmm, well, anything from Robert Altman except the Gingerbread man.
- Clerks, if you feel your job sucks.
- Blade runner, stylish sci-fi.
...

bye, krajo

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 11:11 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


Quote:

Originally posted by Zoot:
I should also get extra credit for it never haivng been on TV in England and having to buy region 1 DVDs which I can only watch on my Apple....



I bought my freeview box just for Sportsnight on abc1 - every time I go to the States I look out for the DVD. Found it once, only for them to say the box was on the shelf, but the discs weren't there!

one day...

"I threw up on your bed"

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 3:31 PM

AOMAN14


This is a pretty long thread. I read through most of it and saw that most of the good shows have been covered....LOST....24.....Farscape

I wanted to add a few to the list. A couple are older shows from sci-fi and I don't think are avalible on DVD.

First Wave - I think you can catch that on repeats on sci-fi

The Invisible Man - I havent seen it since it was cancled by sci-fi but I thought it was a very funny show, similar humor to Firefly

Rescue Me - Its not sci-fi and is on FX but its a damn good show. Its a VERY edgy show if you like shows pushing the boundries of whats allowed on network TV.

Desperate Housewives - if you've seen it, you know why I recommend it. Its funny, amazing cast, and mysteries that keep you guessing.

The Dead Zone - Anthony Michael Hall's show on USA. It's an awesome twist on the Stephen King book.

Monk - I've only seen the first season on DVD but this show is very funny and quite original. I think it's in it's 4th season on USA.

Boston Legal - I can't wait for this show to come back to ABC this fall. It got a shortened season but it's gotta be one of the funniest shows thats not specifically a comedy.

I couldn't find anything on this thread that I did not like. A few I haven't seen but thats what DVDs are for

--Andy--

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 3:42 PM

ANQ


Quote:

Originally posted by Zoot:
Quote:

What is the sport of kings?


Well, according to Casey its Poker, but Dan is right when he says it's horse racing ....

Do I get my Sports Night decoder ring now??



Sorry, actually you don't... Dan claims that it is Poker and Dana corrects him with horse racing. Damned if that isn't my all time favorite episode...

I can never look at a white dress shirt without chuckling...

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 3:52 PM

FLIGHTOFSERENITY


More votes for Scrubs, Arrested Develoment and Carnivale.

There's not alot of good shows still going that you don't seem to watch already. But Lost, Veronica Mars and the 4400 are all good.

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Sunday, July 3, 2005 9:59 PM

ZOOT


Grr Argh!

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Sunday, July 3, 2005 10:02 PM

ZOOT


Just buy it from Amazon - that's what I did - along with other stuff like the Tick and Wonderfalls which you can't get over here . . .

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Monday, July 4, 2005 3:55 AM

MIKEYMO


While on the topic of awesome television, I thought I'd mention that SciFi has a Twilight Zone marathon every 4th of July. I'm watching it right now, as is my yearly custom.

11:30 EDT is "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", with Bill Shatner.

"There's.. a man... on the wing!"

"Be ashamed to die before you have scored some victory for humanity." -- Horace Mann

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Monday, July 4, 2005 7:39 AM

LILLYBELLA


Here are a list of some of my favorites... here goes: the 4400 amazing just amazing.
Alias
Lost
Six Feet under as it is so different.
Supernatural whick is new this fall on WB
Earth 2 which is in reruns and on space
Rescue Me with Dennis Leary.





Lillybella[b}...

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Monday, July 4, 2005 7:44 AM

GUIDEWRITER


Roswell only the first 2 seasons are available in the US/Canada, season 3 is coming this summer. I really enjoyed it.

Earth 2 DVDs coming this month (but beware, the DVD is out of order, just as the airing was, check around as there's a few different orders that people recommend).

I enjoy Smallville. First three seasons on DVD now, fourth season in September.

I don't believe anyone's mentioned The 4400. I bought the Season One 2-DVD set and enjoyed it. It's no Firefly, but it's good. The second season is currently airing. Summer Glau had a guest episode (201).

If you like The 4400, try Taken, available now on DVD. Or vice versa. Both are also fun for me 'cause they were filmed in Vancouver, so I see all the landmarks. The main base in The 4400 is a music school where I took Cello lessons for many years. It's just weird seeing it on the screen.

Joan of Arcadia.

I second (or third, or whatever) Dead Like Me (first season on DVD, second season coming out this summer) and Wonderfalls...

None of these are as good as Firefly. But some are pretty enjoyable.

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Monday, July 4, 2005 7:49 AM

LILLYBELLA


I ddi see Summer on the 4400 and she was amazinfg. I reminded me of her on firefly.. And did forget to mention Roswell whick i also have. Also if you can find it: Wolf Lake and Dark Shadows from 1990 with ben cross. Now that was good.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2005 6:19 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Times change. Fifteen months ago on this site, one show enjoyed almost universal acclaim, among those (mostly Brits) who had seen it, for being as good as or better than Firefly.

Ultraviolet http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169501/ Only six eps, but it's a complete story, & available in region 1.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) Leftover Salmon, "When the Levee Breaks", from "Ask the Fish"

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:39 AM

DAELUS


Oh, yes, that's another one: 'Roswell'.
Great show. If only during the first season.

If you watch that, I'd advise you to steer clear of seasons 2 and 3, as they were pretty awful.
But season 1 is very good.

'Miracles' is supposed to be great, too.

"My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle."

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 4:15 AM

FANTASTICLAUGHINGFAIRY


The only thing I've seen that is anything like as good as Firefly is Dark Angel - it's amazing, particularly season1 (although season2 is still better than most of what we're forced to put up with - Big Brother 5 - I ask you?)
Dark Angel is just an amazing show basically - watch it! (you may also have noticed me, cisall and zoot's seemingly endless discussion on the subject).
Smallville is also very enjoyable, as is the new Dr. Who (I haven't seen the old ones).
Have fun dorting through everyone's reccomendations!

...and we will call it...this land...

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Friday, July 8, 2005 9:28 AM

MRSKBORG


I was just going to Say Ultraviolet and realised YT jumped in ahead of me. Also Spooks (MI5) which is very good especially the first season. And for comedy value - the BBC's "My Family" which has provided many hours of hilarity in this house. Talking of House - very good show. And if you haven't already seen it Carnivale and Joan of Arcadia, yet more cancelled shows. Dennis Leary's Rescue Me was great to. And having just seen the first episode of Wonderfalls, I really enjoyed this - and Sky One are showing all the episodes too.

Last but not least the new series of Dr Who - this rocked!!

"This movie may be a beautiful butterfly, but I loved that damn caterpillar." Joss Whedon.

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Friday, July 8, 2005 10:42 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


Quote:

Originally posted by Hell's Kitten:
So tell me folks: What's better than Firefly? Or, if not "better" than, what's "as good as" or even "almost as good as" Firefly?

First, nothing, because there isn't anything like it. But I know you know that.

As ENGAGING as Firefly? I would also toot my horn for Carnivale, which has already been mentioned here. It's the only other series that I have on DVD, actually, and a good thing too since it only had two very short seasons.

Carnivale has Character development, a damn fine central cast of characters, intriguing and beguiling recurring characters, secret identities, secret gifts, a touch of playful larceny and a deep involvement in American history.

Sound familiar?

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Friday, July 8, 2005 10:56 AM

EMMA


I second Ultraviolet, Spaced, The Prisoner, Avengers, Babylon 5 and so on

Also try Blakes 7 (1970s BBC sci-fi - amazing, it got me into the genre and inspired Firefly in MANY ways - I have gone on about this elsewhere so I will shut up)

Plus of course V - can't be missed (at least the mini-series can't).

I also like I Claudius, a BBC historical drama about Roman Emperors - very cool.

For films any of the Ealing Comedies or Hammer Horrors are worth a shot, also any of the Studio Ghibli films.

For anime try Neon Genesis Evangelion



extremely dimensionally transcendental

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Friday, July 8, 2005 11:02 AM

NAKEDANDARTICULATE


spaced,GvsE,brisco county jr,the tick,andy ricter controls the universe,lost, and keen eddie.

"Hamsters is nice."

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Friday, July 8, 2005 11:09 AM

ZEE87


I put my vote in for Veronica Mars, that's such a great show! The season ender was especially fantastic.. and I can't get enough of Keith Mars! He rocks.

As for The Invisible Man, I have to say, I was a big fan when it was on TV, but I can't say that I rank it in my favorites. It was fun, but looking back objectively you can see the numerous flaws in those episodes. Firefly is so much better.

Alias is good, or was good.. these last few seasons have gotten a bit heavy on the outrageously unbelievable plot twists and such. But Michael Vartan is hot.

Zee

Mal: If he calls back, you keep him occupied.
Wash: What do I do, shadow puppets?

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Friday, July 8, 2005 11:30 AM

RANGRBOB


All of the live action shows I like have been mentioned the thread is too long for me to read it now. I can think of one really good animated series I loved "Gargoyles" it was on Disney. This was a great show. It contained long involved plot lines much like Babylon 5. It also had some darn good writing.

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Friday, July 8, 2005 12:16 PM

CALHOUN


Quote:

reginaroadie wrote:
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 15:15

24 is the only show that I would dare say is more edgy and riveting than FIREFLY. I honestly think Jack Bauer would kick Mal's ass and not even break a sweat.



Cant believe no one else has responded to this slurr!! Here goes: Jack Bauer is a dank tuft of rectal pubic hair compared to Mal!

Seems alot of you are raving about Lost. Lost, to me is not bad but very, very slow. 26 episodes to get into that damn hatch now we must wait for season 2 to go down the ladder...


Oh, and in answer to the original post "Space, Above and Beyond" is a good sci fi fix. If its comedy you want then try an Aussie show no one here has probably heard of but is one of my favourites called "The complete adventures of Lano and Woodley".

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Friday, July 8, 2005 3:50 PM

MER


Nobody mentioned Reno 911. It's like cops, but it's comedy.

*thinks* There's always The Adventures of Pete And Pete...even though the 1st season only has 8 eps lol.

Oh oh! Anything under Kevin Smith...mainly his Jersey Saga (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) if you wish.

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Monday, July 11, 2005 10:18 PM

NEUTRINOLAD


[blockquote]Hugh Laurie who plays Dr. House is incredible![/blockquote]
As anyone who has seen "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" or "Jeeves and Wooster" knows,
Hugh Laurey is a GOD!
*angelic singing*

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 1:33 AM

ZOIC


It sounds like you have very similar taste to my self, the shows listed below are among my favorites which I think you would like.

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)
Space: Above & Beyond
Wonderfalls
Dead Like Me
Veronica Mars
Carnivale

I'm checking out Charlie Jade at the moment and it look very interesting.

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Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:31 AM

DAELUS


I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but another really great show is 'Spaced'. It's a british comedy about this guy, Tim, who works in a comic/sci-fi store. It's pretty funny, and has lots of geeky references.
Tim even loses his job at one point because he refuses to sell Jar Jar Binks merchandise to customers.
He also has a 'Buffy' shrine, at which he prays.

"My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle."

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Saturday, July 16, 2005 10:08 AM

RIVERGIRL


I'd guess folks have recommended Battlestar Galactica--GREAT SHOW

then starting next week you also see FIREFLY on the same night

shiny indeed

Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:58 PM

ILIZEDE


Monk and Dead Zone have filled some time. Both good shows.

Now of course there are Stargates and Galactica on Fridays.

I loved Gargoyles, very graphic, not really a kids show.

I also scond 24 then reading televisionwithoutpity.com recaps of it while you are on downtime at work. Really funny.

On a side note if you haven't read Firefly recaps of televisionwithoutpity.com, you should. Very entertaining.

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Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:50 PM

VECTREXER


Space: Above & Beyond - I would still be watching this show today if it were still on!

Monk - Not SciFi, but just tickles and interests me. Recommended

VR5 - Short weird series, I love it!

Time Tunnel - Cheesy goodness!

U.F.O. - From the BBC. Cool and complete the way they showed other future items and the little details. The show as a whole overcomes the draggin' bits.

Chris

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:28 PM

GLACOPHANE


Wow..everyone has mentioned so many shows that I love and some that I need to watch. But Im really surprised that no one has mentioned Jeremiah. I loved the first season, but I havent seen the second yet as I dont have Showtime. I only own 2 tv shows on dvd; Jeremiah and The Greatest American Hero.

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Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:10 PM

BECKYLAST


i suggest LOST, great show

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Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:15 PM

BECKYLAST


i dont no if anyone has said this one, but SMALLVILE, its really good

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 5:44 AM

DACUTE1


I'll have to agree with "Lost". Great character development and story telling. Although, you're left with 5 more questions after 1 answer.

And I'm not sure if I was the only one but I was really getting into "The Inside" before that got cancelled... damn fox!


Kaylee: Wash, tell me I'm pretty
Wash: Were I unwed I would take you in a manly fashion
Kaylee: 'Cause I'm pretty?
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