What's your current favorite TV show?

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#1 Oct 18th, 2014, 19:29
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I cannot believe that I don't see a running thread on current favorite TV show so I'm starting one here. It'd be nice if said show is available on youtube (enabling universal viewing).

Here's one that I'm watching a lot of lately - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He's a British comedian who does this show on HBO.

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p.s. If there is a thread about favorite TV shows, please merge this post.
#2 Oct 18th, 2014, 19:32
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Can I have more than one?

Breaking Bad
Walking Dead
Great British Bake Off - although this years has now finished
Game of Thrones
Friends
Big Bang Theory

Old comedies like Blackadder, Ab Fab - this list could go on for ages!
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I really like Game of Thrones. I even ordered HBO just so I could watch it.


But, my very favorite is the American version of House of Cards. Season two has finished and I'm waiting for season three. I own the British version, but won't watch it yet as it might have spoilers for the American version. Here is the trailer:

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House of Cards, Homeland, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and The Good Wife are presently my favourites. I've never gotten into the Game Of Thrones for some reason.

I used to love Friends sometime at the beginning of this millenium. As a kid my favourites were the televised series of Ramayana and Mahabharat. As a pre adolescent I'd imagine myself as Arjun or Karan meditating over a bow and arrow that i'd soon send into the evil heart of a demon (who in my fantasies was a bully at school). some years later, when I was living in Bombay, i went to a video rental store (the pre dvd days) and asked to to rent Mahabharat. The guy behind the counter went, "yea we have over a hundred episodes. Which one do you want?"

"The one with the most magic", I said.

A friend of mine has introduced me to some Pakistani soaps on the new channel Zindagi. Some of them are very well done. They all send out positive social messages, the stories don't drag on for a decade and the actresses don't retire to their bedrooms dressed like Christmas trees at the end of a tiring day gossiping and plotting in the communal kitchen. They make for interesting viewing.

The worst thing on TV (even if it's needed)? Crime patrol India and Savdhaan (beware) India. These shows reenact and reconstruct the most gruesome crimes reported. Last I saw an episode I was stuck between two wailing women- one on TV and the other was my maid beside me.

Among comedies: Little Britain, Goodness Gracious Me never fail to amuse me. Also, Big Bang Theory (only for Sheldon)
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My parents are hooked to zindagi channel on tata sky. The episodes they miss, for sure they stream it later on youtube.

I do watch a lot of pawn stars (and its spin off - kings of restoration) on History TV18. Also baggage battles. I couldnt stand duck dynasty though. I miss Highway on my plate and have gone out of my way to visit eateries just because rocky and mayur have eaten there!!
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Being a TV addict, I can never thank enough the English programming, be it US or British, specially the comedy shows which are awesome. Had it not been for them, our Indian shows would have induced suicidal tendencies in me.

Discovery science, History, Zee cafe, CC and Star World air some of my favourite shows.

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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post A friend of mine has introduced me to some Pakistani soaps on the new channel Zindagi. Some of them are very well done.
The Pakistani soaps are so well made, and convey such strong message, specifically on women rights, that I was surprised. I only watched one serial in full, 'Dil gulzar hai' or something, and loved it.

There is no over the top religious touch that we have here, it is simple story that starts well and ends well, not like our shows, that celebrate all the festivals, and in between time, the cricket comes, and when there is no festival or cricket, bollywood comes, and when there is nothing of these, someone faces accident or everyone is scheming some sinister act.

Of course, not to forget that a 10 second scene has to made into one episode.
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I quite like watching the crime shows. I find them really interesting. I used to want to be a criminologist or some kind of forensic scientist, but I don't have the brains for the physics and maths needed.

Now I watch the medical emergency shows. Ive been watching 999 whats your emergency, all about the 999 call handlers and the responses to incidents from police, ambulance and fire service.

Theres a discovery channel series I wanted to watch about infectious tropical diseases, but I cant find the download. The most recent UK medical ones are one born every minute, about childbirth and a series set in a London sexual health clinic.
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Masterchef Australia! The Indian one was pathetic and the American contestants were too bitchy and cut throat.
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Except for the first season I have followed all the seasons of Masterchef Australia including Junior MasterChef Australia and MasterChef Australia: The Professionals.

I also prefer crime shows. I follow The Practice, Boston Legal, Castle, The Good Wife, CSI series, The Guardian, The Mentalist, The White Collar. A few comedy shows that I follow are How I Met Your Mother, The Modern Family, Whose Line It Is Anyway.
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The Practice was outstanding. I also liked Suits.
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Did not realize, Master chef Australia is popular in India.
I enjoy cooking shows, Gardening Australia, Dr Who and Big Bang.
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There used to be a Australian series called Packed To The Rafters. Looked interesting.

I loved Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai.

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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was a classic, I would have mentioned it at top if it was running currently. Star one was a great channel and all praise for its creative head for putting up some great shows. I think they were the pioneers in stand up comedy revolution too.

I also loved Lapataganj, and few others which have stopped airing.

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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post Masterchef Australia! The Indian one was pathetic and the American contestants were too bitchy and cut throat.
The Indian contestant did not stand out, so I cannot even say if she was pathetic

In last season of Masterchef US, the fat lady was so full of anger and unnecessary hatred, I wondered how she manages her life.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post The Indian contestant did not stand out, so I cannot even say if she was pathetic

In last season of Masterchef US, the fat lady was so full of anger and unnecessary hatred, I wondered how she manages her life.
Jitu, I meant the Indian version of Masterchef hosted by Akshay Kumar. If you never saw it consider yourself lucky.

I used to enjoy zabaan samhaal ke (The Hindi version of Mind your language).

The Australian series many Uni students in the UK seemed to love was Neighbours. (I never got into it).
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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post Jitu, I meant the Indian version of Masterchef hosted by Akshay Kumar. If you never saw it consider yourself lucky.
Never did, did not even know such a show exists!

'Zabaan samhaal ke' was enjoyable too, and so was another one of pankaj kapoor's show 'office office'.
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