Series worth watching DVD

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Biscuits_Brown, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. In the last wee while I've watched all of Secret Army and all of Danger UXB.

    Any recommendations for what to get next?
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  2. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    I think I mentioned 'The Edge of Darkness' BBC 1985 with you the other night.

    Well worth it and good comparison can be made with the film of the same title transposed to Boston Mass and directed by the same bloke that did the original series. Even Mel Gibson was quite good in it God forgive me.
  3. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    probably because he is supposed to die in it :)

    plenty of stuff which aired in the states and could have been popular if they had exported it - I mean look at baywatch, the germans kept that going.

    occasionally I type 'series' into torrent sites (no idea what they are - honest) and see what comes up. you might get Kung fu series 1 to 3 and then the reboot 'kung fu the legend continues' or decent enough series like john doe or odessey 5. found old series like combat but old brit stuff like the original redcap or that NI based one are harder to find.

    plenty edge of darkness though.
  4. The Wire series 1 to 5, best TV ever......IMO
    Breaking Bad, good laughs, violence out of the blue and tips on disposing of bodies and that's just the first few episodes of series 1.
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  5. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Justified - brilliant

    Southland - ditto
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  6. Pretty much anything by HBO is bang on IMHO.
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  7. French series, "SPIRAL".

    Just finished series 3 and I believe series 4 & 5 have been commissioned. Excellent stuff showing a very gritty side of Paris and police work.
  8. Have you read the books it was based on? There's a few bits in the series that actually happend.
    As said anything by HBO just finished watching Game of Thrones not into fantasy but that is outstanding! Boardwalk emprie is also well worth a watch both available on ISO hunt as well
  9. I found "Band of Brothers" to be superb. I bought the VCD set (genuine) in China when I was living there and watched the whole thing through in just about one sitting. I was shellshocked by the end. Unfortunately, it was taken from my household effects by Chinese customs when I moved back to Thailand, and I haven't yet replaced it. They assume all DVDs etc to be pirated and so they just remove them. Probably looking for porn!
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  10. Australian series called Underbelly, 4 seasons of gangster action set in 4 different eras.
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  11. If you're into Sci-Fi with humour and hot chicks I recommend Farscape
  12. Private Schultz
    The monocled mutineer
    Heroes & Heroes return with Jason Donovan. Was a mini series in 1987.
    The Great war - Fore runner of World at war.
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  13. Slightly off topic, but can anyone remember the name of a series i saw in the early 80's (81-3 ish) which was about an Autralian Unit in WW1. If i remember one of the characters was a brit and used the expression, something like 'more deeds of daring do wot won the war..'
  14. ANZAC? with Paul Hogan?
  15. In no particular order:

    The Wire.
    Breaking Bad.
    Game of Thrones.
    Boardwalk Empire.
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