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JumboFun had an idea that I thought was a good one. what with the "Now Reading" and "The Movie" thread i was surprised to find my searches did not turn up a television thread. So here goes nothing...

borrowing from JumboFun (again) i would like to find some UK television recommendations, preferably, but not necessarily, from folks living therein.

surely they have a show as good as "Deadwood" or "The Wire" or "Battlestar Galactica" or "insert fav show here". i feel like such a cultural imperialist being ignorant of these things. help!
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surely they have a show as good as "Deadwood" or "The Wire" or "Battlestar Galactica" or "insert fav show here".
Nope. Not even close. I was DEEPLY embarrassed when I went home and saw just how bad UK tv had become. US tv beats UK tv silly - and that's saying something.

All the good UK shows are long over and done with - the Father Ted's, the Coupling's, the Only Fool's and Horseseseses etc. I am sure one of my Brit Bretheren will be able to throw something good into the mix but, sadly, I didn't see anything worthy when I was there. Not that I was there to watch tv but ya know what I mean.

For me, the good UK stuff tends to be the cooking progs - Rick Stein etc etc.
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My favorite show of late has been "Flight of the Conchords" on HBO...

Great for people who have lived the band lifestyle, or for people who like dry wit mixed with oddball slapstick...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GpTTf175aE
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The UK version (and best version) of Coupling. Here's the magnificent This Blessed Pot scene.
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And The Wooden Leg - wouldn't want to forget that one!
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Many of our good shows were direct rip offs from the UK Haggy, so don't be too harsh on your brothers They are just in a slump right now I guess.
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Here's one of the funniest things ever! Scrubs Poo Song
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American tv shades it for me every time. There is nothing on UK tv to compare with.


The Wire, Lost, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, West Wing...it is no contest.
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Yep!!! Lost for me. I'm looking forward to season 3 coming on DVD and season 4 this Febuary.

I really love the American version of the Office. I dunno, I think it's because I've been working in the office culture for awhile now and I've seen some people act like that some times (the whole un-pc thing, playing pranks etc...which I don't do!!!! )

Oh, and I forgot to add that I've been watching the first season of Weeds on DVD. Highly (no pun intended!) recommend it.
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The last decent thing I followed on UK tv was Life On Mars. Other than that it's been pish.

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The last decent thing I followed on UK tv was Life On Mars. Other than that it's been pish.

Gervais should be gored with a sharpened rusty spoon. Repeatedly.
I agree. Just lately it's all crappy shows where someone is doing something they've never done before and you have to vote on it! Oh please, not another voting thing with judges!!

Too many cooking shows.

Have you ever seen Eggheads? I watch it nearly every day when I get home from work!
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Have you ever seen Eggheads? I watch it nearly every day when I get home from work!

I have watched some of that on late night tv when I am at work. They are smarmy bastards those eggheads!
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i would like to find some UK television recommendations, preferably, but not necessarily, from folks living therein.
Therein referring to the TV or the UK?
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Therein referring to the TV or the UK?
Hey Matlock....everyone knew what he was on about. No need to show off the lawyerly skills.
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Hey Matlock....everyone knew what he was on about. No need to show off the lawyerly skills.
LOL... I can't help myself, I don't mean to, it just comes... I'm sorry... forgive me, I'll try harder.
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