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02-26-2013, 08:08 AM
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Man, '90 broke my heart. Such a good series/film.
Didn't know '90 was out yet. I'll look for it today. '86 and '88 were incredible though. I think the actress who plays Lol won a BAFTA for it...

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First 2 seasons of Misfits are good. Goes downhill after that...

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First 2 seasons of Misfits are good. Goes downhill after that...
should have ended after season 3, that would have been excellent ending

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should have ended after season 3, that would have been excellent ending
A certain character needs to return to the show.

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The Mighty Boosh

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British > American shows.
Tv is subjective, however The Might Boosh is one of the worst TV shows i've ever seen. Noel Fielding is the an abomination of a comedian. It's a niche show.

British TV is incredibly poor. The majority of my friends and myself don't watch British TV. I'm definitely a snob, but British TV is basically the perpetuation of abysmal reality TV, rehashed comedy shows and mediocre detective shows.

Most British comedy is currently slapstick nonsense, or the attempted rehashing of the Inbetweeners in a marginally different format. Shows like Fresh meat are incredibly ordinary.

Top Gear was excellent, but the past few seasons are pretty medicore, outside of road trips they all do together, which seem far more natural (if still very scripted).

Doctor Who is an abomination of a show.

Peep show is excellent, and there are a variety of excellent comedy shows from the early 2000's (Coupling for instance). However, British TV today is by and large awful.

I don't doubt American TV is similar, but at least it has some shows of undoubted quality. Shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, early seasons of Lost, The Wire etc infinitely beat any drama series on British television.

Edit ; there are watchable panel shows, although the best of those is now pretty bad due to the loss of Boyle.

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Didn't know '90 was out yet. I'll look for it today. '86 and '88 were incredible though. I think the actress who plays Lol won a BAFTA for it...
Whoops, ya I meant '88.

Apparently '90 is on hold til Shane Meadows finishes a Stone Roses doc.

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As previously mentioned, Luther is a great police show. The BBC adaptation of Wallander with Kenneth Branagh as the title character is also a very, very good.

And I agree with what has been said about panel shows, the British are masters at that format. QI is hilarious.

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Tv is subjective, however The Might Boosh is one of the worst TV shows i've ever seen. Noel Fielding is the an abomination of a comedian. It's a niche show.

British TV is incredibly poor. The majority of my friends and myself don't watch British TV. I'm definitely a snob, but British TV is basically the perpetuation of abysmal reality TV, rehashed comedy shows and mediocre detective shows.

Most British comedy is currently slapstick nonsense, or the attempted rehashing of the Inbetweeners in a marginally different format. Shows like Fresh meat are incredibly ordinary.

Top Gear was excellent, but the past few seasons are pretty medicore, outside of road trips they all do together, which seem far more natural (if still very scripted).

Doctor Who is an abomination of a show.

Peep show is excellent, and there are a variety of excellent comedy shows from the early 2000's (Coupling for instance). However, British TV today is by and large awful.

I don't doubt American TV is similar, but at least it has some shows of undoubted quality. Shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, early seasons of Lost, The Wire etc infinitely beat any drama series on British television.

Edit ; there are watchable panel shows, although the best of those is now pretty bad due to the loss of Boyle.
I knew it was only a matter of time before you would show up and ruin the thread for everyone

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Tv is subjective, however The Might Boosh is one of the worst TV shows i've ever seen. Noel Fielding is the an abomination of a comedian. It's a niche show.

British TV is incredibly poor. The majority of my friends and myself don't watch British TV. I'm definitely a snob, but British TV is basically the perpetuation of abysmal reality TV, rehashed comedy shows and mediocre detective shows.

Most British comedy is currently slapstick nonsense, or the attempted rehashing of the Inbetweeners in a marginally different format. Shows like Fresh meat are incredibly ordinary.

Top Gear was excellent, but the past few seasons are pretty medicore, outside of road trips they all do together, which seem far more natural (if still very scripted).

Doctor Who is an abomination of a show.

Peep show is excellent, and there are a variety of excellent comedy shows from the early 2000's (Coupling for instance). However, British TV today is by and large awful.

I don't doubt American TV is similar, but at least it has some shows of undoubted quality. Shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, early seasons of Lost, The Wire etc infinitely beat any drama series on British television.

Edit ; there are watchable panel shows, although the best of those is now pretty bad due to the loss of Boyle.
Hahaha, come and watch American TV. All of it is fake reality shows.....oh and this,



Plus you're wrong based on factual evidence, The Mighty Boosh is one of the best shows ever.

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The Mighty Boosh is terrible. Noel Fielding is not funny and is an awful person.

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Only thing I've ever liked from the Mighty Boosh is this gem.



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Skins is amazing, watch first 2 seasons.

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I knew it was only a matter of time before you would show up and ruin the thread for everyone
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Hahaha, come and watch American TV. All of it is fake reality shows.....oh and this,



Plus you're wrong based on factual evidence, The Mighty Boosh is one of the best shows ever.
Noel Fielding is the worst comedian to ever grace this planet. I cannot fathom how he's a made a career from laughter. In a sense, i have to give props to him, because it literally makes no sense to me.

It's easier to align gravity in a common theory than it is to understand how Noel Fielding has made any human being laugh.

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An Idiot Abroad is hilarious

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An Idiot Abroad is hilarious
Karl Pilkington is my favourite man alive.

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Noel Fielding is the worst comedian to ever grace this planet. I cannot fathom how he's a made a career from laughter. In a sense, i have to give props to him, because it literally makes no sense to me.

It's easier to align gravity in a common theory than it is to understand how Noel Fielding has made any human being laugh.
Comedy is subjective.

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Karl Pilkington is my favourite man alive.
Yes he is lol. The best thing about him is that he isn't even trying to be funny, he's just being himself.

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He's not wrong though (except the Noel Fielding bit). British TV is the same as TV everywhere else in the world, you have to dig through mountains of crap to find a few gems.

That's why threads like these are important, because how else are North Americans going to find the good British shows? We just get terrible Americanized remakes.

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I may have missed a mention or two but I don't think any of these have been put forward yet:

Father Ted
The Day Today
Brass Eye
Charlie Brooker's Wipe series (screenwipe, newswipe, 2012wipe, etc)
Have I Got News For You (my favourite panel show, the odd dud episode but it's worth watching for Paul Merton alone, never mind Hislop, the guest hosts and some of the guests).
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (back when they weren't so keen to be polite to everyone)
TV Burp (got a little tired towards the end but there was some fantastic stuff on that show).
Being Human (the first few years at least)
Armstrong and Miller

And if anyone is interested in documentaries, check out Horizon. Some of the eps are of little interest to me but the space/physics/math themed ones are excellent IMO. Then there is anything with Sir David Attenborough and Prof. Brian Cox has done some good shows too.

Edit: Forgot Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life






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He's not wrong though (except the Noel Fielding bit). British TV is the same as TV everywhere else in the world, you have to dig through mountains of crap to find a few gems.

That's why threads like these are important, because how else are North Americans going to find the good British shows? We just get terrible Americanized remakes.
But the OP was asking what other shows like Misfits are good, the thread is about recommending good shows to watch, not being a miserable negative nancy sitting on your high horse and ranting about how terrible British TV is and being condescending towards anyone who likes those shows.

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I love Being Human, but the first three series are definitely the best. I think anyone that loves Buffy/Angel would appreciate this.

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But the OP was asking what other shows like Misfits are good, the thread is about recommending good shows to watch, not being a miserable negative nancy sitting on your high horse and ranting about how terrible British TV is and being condescending towards anyone who likes those shows.
J17 Vs Proclamation's POV is really silly (and you know he's out to lunch because he called Doctor Who an "abomination"), but I'd say there is a pretty significant pretentiousness about British TV from both UK and North American fans about the UK's inherent superiority, and it's kind of hard to take seriously when you actually look at a schedule. The crap just doesn't make it out of the UK the same way it does the US.

One thing I do love about British TV in contrast to American TV are all the variety and trivia shows with stand-up acts. QI is still my favorite.

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J17 Vs Proclamation's POV is really silly (and you know he's out to lunch because he called Doctor Who an "abomination"), but I'd say there is a pretty significant pretentiousness about British TV from both UK and North American fans about the UK's inherent superiority, and it's kind of hard to take seriously when you actually look at a schedule. The crap just doesn't make it out of the UK the same way it does the US.

One thing I do love about British TV in contrast to American TV are all the variety and trivia shows with stand-up acts. QI is still my favorite.
Good point. You aren't subjected to the torment of the likes of The Only Way is Essex and Made in Chelsea. While we were subjected to Jersey Shore

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