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NOW CLOSED What are you watching at the moment? Tell TalkTalk and win a £200 Love2Shop voucher

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Feb-13 16:48:59

TalkTalk want to hear your recommendations for TV programmes and boxsets that you or your children have been gripped by recently. They've just launched YouView which should make it easier to catch the best bits of recent telly as well as old classics. Here's what they say about it:

"YouView is a groundbreaking new TV service now available to all TalkTalk customers. We have joined forces with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to create a new way of watching TV. YouView allows access to the best On Demand content, an ability to record and rewind live TV and search through thousands of hours of great TV with ease. This month's TV gift from TalkTalk includes some old favourites like Grey's Anatomy, The Tudors, and Friends, as well as Peppa Pig, Bob the Builder and Pingu for the DCs."

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?

Please share any recommendations you have for can't miss shows. Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

WheresMyCow Mon 18-Feb-13 17:21:47

Well, obviously there is The West Wing...nuff said grin

When I was a teenager I loved The Press Gang.

At the moment I'm loving Ripper Street and Suits, and DS is loving Fireman Sam!

The Good Wife is about the only thing I watch. This series is very good.

Loved Downton Abbey until Matthew died. I will probably watch the next series but it wont be the same.

DP liked Homeland!

nextphase Mon 18-Feb-13 17:50:00

hmm, well.
I asked for a hard drive recorder for christmas. Currently it is 89% full. Think we have 64 zoo lane, thomas the tank engine, fireman sam, scooby doo, city of friends, shawn the sheep.
Oh, and top gear for DH.

Can you see how much I get to use my christmas present????

acrabadabra Mon 18-Feb-13 20:07:56

Dh and I rarely watch "live" telly. We have bt vision.

We are currently on the first season of the West Wing having both missed it. Was a bargain xmas gift to dh.

We often watch iplayer to catch up on friday night comedy (qi, room 101, 8 out of 10 cats) or box sets of old unseen series.

All time favs are on hard copy though, like the wire, twin peaks, the sopranos. For me things like the good wife, greys anatomy and <whispers> Dawsons Creek blush

Dc's are this very moment watching tree fu tom which will be followed by abney and teal (on catch up).

They both also love toy story and ds loves cars.

MisForMumNotMaid Mon 18-Feb-13 20:15:43

We've finished our half term now. DS1 had a bug so was fairly sofa bound. He discovered time team. Hewas glued to it. He also really enjoyed the king in the car park, he's 9. DS2, became 7 during half term, enjoys action and superhero films but isn't one for watching much tv. DDjust 2 loves what she calls dancing dancing, a very old wiggles dvd, pingu, Dumbo and the lion king music.

I've really been enjoying call the midwife, its the right time slot for the show and well made.

Hopezibah Mon 18-Feb-13 21:43:21

Miranda is our fave recent thing. We also really love Great British Bake off over the past few years (I even stayed in to watch it when we were on holiday!), the kids actually enjoy Bake off too as they are into their cooking so we record it for them to watch. Can't wait for Dr Who - really miss it when it's not on. Kids tend to enjoy most CBBC and CITV stuff - they love Tracey Beaker, MI high, mission to madagascar, also walk on the wild side is great and even i like watching it as the voiceovers for the animals are soooo funny.

StainlessSteelCat Mon 18-Feb-13 21:57:36

The Killing was unmissable for me. I watched it live but also recorded it just in case. GBBO was also essential. feel a bit lost without something good lined up to watch, am recording Spiral in anticipation. I tend to watch crime dramas or documentaries but am very picky about what actually grabs me. I watch a lot of first episodes, then delete the rest of the series a few months later. if I have the luxury of day time TV I watch America's test kitchen.

me and DS (7 years old) watched Africa together, both loved it. he also enjoys deadly 60, blue planet and spongebob. so quite a ,mixtur.

me and DP tend to watch documentaries together, science ones ideally. latest Brian cox one hasn't appealed though.

kids mainly watch cbeebies, CBBC and cartoons. Mr bean and pink panther also popular.

can't remember what info was actually requested, hope is close enough!

StainlessSteelCat Mon 18-Feb-13 21:59:15

best ever is either the killing or twin peaks.

EduCated Mon 18-Feb-13 22:06:23

I hardly watch TV anymore, but Homeland has had me completely enthralled. Also really enjoying How I Met Your Mother, particularly the new series. I do also love Dr Who whenever it's on smile

LiveItUp Mon 18-Feb-13 22:11:17

Lewis, Call the Midwives, Ripper Street, Silent Witness, Great British Bake Off, Jamie's 15 minute meals ... that's us anyway.

The DC's watch very little. There really aren't any children's programmes that have engaged them for any length of time. Absolutely none. If left to their own devices and have a free rein with the remote I tend to find them watching old series of Top Gear. hmm One of the DS enjoyed Africa actually, but that really is it.

CockBollocks Mon 18-Feb-13 22:16:50

Loved Luther - bit scared it wont be back!!

Silent Witness, Call the Midwife, GBBO, Bones and various american sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory etc.

The kids like Peppa pig, childrens films anything really and my DS really likes Top Gear!!

call the midwife, spy in the huddle and some soaps and love watching not going out ofsmile

CheeryCherry Mon 18-Feb-13 22:33:54

I loved watching Cold Feet. Fantastic series. Loved Queer as Folk too. And This Life was brilliant too. They're my favourite ever series.
More recently I've enjoyed Great British Bake off, Last Tango in Halifax, Outnumbered and Miranda.
This half term my DCs haven't been well, so watching Twilight films, Hunger Games, Mama Mia and Harry Potter.

HaDeHaDeHa Mon 18-Feb-13 22:37:10

We're watching the Sherlock and The Thick of It boxsets and the children are still enjoying the Tree-Fu Tom DVD from Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Total Wipeout on iplayer.

The best TV series I've ever watched is The Walking Dead, gripping stuff! Also currently watching Call the Midwife, Dallas and 90210. The kids have just gotten into The Care Bears and He-Man and She-Ra, that takes me back! grin

Kormachameleon Mon 18-Feb-13 22:54:18

DS loves victorious and dog with a blog and icarly on repeat
I am loving the new normal at the moment and have that on series link
I'm also a hollyoaks addict and like to watch documentaries on things like animals, weather, nature and serial killers grin

I missed homeland but would love th option to see that from the beginning again. Also the sopranos would be amazing

fouranddone Mon 18-Feb-13 22:58:28

The Walking dead
Call the midwife
Obem
Four in a bed
Utopia
Black mirror
Props pig
Ben and holly
Ben 10
Monster high
Wind club
Anything Disney channel related hmm

fouranddone Mon 18-Feb-13 22:59:16

Peppa pig*

MissRee Tue 19-Feb-13 09:16:09

I don't really watch much TV but I must say I am absolutely loving Call the Midwife at the moment. I read the book (more than once) a few years ago and its so true to the book and the acting is fabulous.

All the good series I start to like seem to get cancelled though. In the past, I've started watching Heroes (cancelled) and FlashForward (also cancelled) and was most disappointed when they just stopped filming it!

We try not to stick the kids in front of the TV but DS does love a bit of Power Rangers and would watch it all day long if he was allowed!

ClaraOswinOswald Tue 19-Feb-13 09:43:17

At the moment I'm watching:
Elementary
Arrow
Call the Midwife
Nashville
Ripper Street
World's End
The Following
The Middle
Raising Hope
Modern Family

Me and my girls love Glee, Smash, Big Bang Theory and Friends but watch them when DH is out.

We sky plus things and watch them later. I have to avoid discussion threads as I'm often behind.

We'll give most things a go but the kids don't like period dramas so I watch them on my own.

We all love Doctor Who and wish it was on more.

We don't watch soaps but the girls like Waterloo Road which we watch together and sets us up for a lot of discussion (they are nearly teens so I encourage it).

ClaraOswinOswald Tue 19-Feb-13 09:44:29

Oh yeah, DDs love iCarly, Victorious, Good Luck Charlie, Ant Farm, all that stuff. I don't.

I liked H2O though, the mermaid one.

StuffezLaBouche Tue 19-Feb-13 09:45:41

Walking dead
prison break
fawlty towers

Babycarmen Tue 19-Feb-13 10:32:55

I am hooked on Revenge, I love it!

youmaycallmeSSP Tue 19-Feb-13 10:48:32

DH and I really enjoyed season 1 of Downton Abbey, hated the second series (but loved the Christmas special) and enjoyed again the third series (but not the Christmas special!).

Recently we watched Africa. Sir David Attenborough never fails to present awe-inspiring stuff. We've also been watching the BBC series North & South on DVD. DH has been hooked by Prison Break on Love Film but I think it's an awful programme.

DS likes Thomas and Friends, Tractor Tom, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig.

I tend to record stuff on my PVR and watch it at least a day later but at an earlier time (early bird DCs, no late nights here!)
We are reluctant to fork out for YouView, having been stung by FetchTV (bought a PVR, then the company was bought out and seems to be being run into the ground). We'll wait until the price comes down a lot.
Watching at the moment:
Africa
Dan Snow's Railway Journey's
Inventions of Britain
How I met your Mother
Top Gear (11yo DS, Nuff saidgrin)
Six Nations Rugby

Tee2072 Tue 19-Feb-13 14:48:49

Cynical alert: they are recreating what LoveFilm already does?

Because I am currently watching Grey's Anatomy on there.

Also watching, on DVD:

West Wing
Classic Loony Tunes (Cutest thing ever? Preschooler going around saying 'I thought I saw a putty tat! I did, I did!')
Farscape

threepiecesuite Tue 19-Feb-13 14:51:56

Recently, we've enjoyed Call the Midwife and Utopia. I like BBCThree for light entertainment too, Don't Tell the Bride, People Like Us etc.

DD is 3 and loves anything on NickJr, particularly Bubble Guppies and Team UmiZoomi.

choccyp1g Tue 19-Feb-13 14:55:13

Peguins. monday night series with "penguin-cam" "egg-cam" "chick-cam"
A camera inside a toy penguin films close ups.
It's totally compelling, and has David Tennant voice-over.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Tue 19-Feb-13 14:55:21

I'm loving 'Mr Selfrifge', 'Black Mirror' and 'the Reunion' right now. My son who's 4yrs old loves 'Mike the knight', 'Tree-fu-Tom', 'Mister maker' and 'Peppa Pig'. My daughter who's 2yrs old loves 'Peppa Pig' and 'in the night garden'.

My all time favourite ever series and box set is The West Wing.
I'm currently enjoying Suits, loved the Game Of Thrones adaptation.
Sons of Anarchy is DH' s latest addiction.
We like to watch QI together.

DD is only 2 but already addicted to Peppa Pig. We've recently managed to mix in Curious George to save our sanity.
She was also quite keen on the Bagpuss DVD, but not at all taken with The Flumps.

Whirliwig72 Tue 19-Feb-13 14:59:50

Started working my way through Spooks just after Xmas. On the final series now and looking for a good crime/spy/legal drama series to reach for when I'm through. I also love Jonathan Creek - wish they'd make more and Cold Feet (wish they'd have a reunion).

Ds's love Thomas, Dip Dab, Abney and Teal and Show me Show me.

ouryve Tue 19-Feb-13 15:06:39

Having CBeebies and CBBC on their own continual loops seems to work for my two. Anything else interrupts more enjoyable activities, such as building complex lego Technic trucks.

Nothing with a storyline that requires any actual effort to watch has taken our (grown ups') fancy, lately, though we've been hugely entertained by the penguins on BBC1 and, of course, Wonders of Life.

ArcticRoll Tue 19-Feb-13 15:07:16

Best tv series The Sopranos
Currently watching Nashville
Call the Midwife
Modern Family
The Middle
My daughter is watching Glee along with Modern Family and The Middle with me.

gazzalw Tue 19-Feb-13 15:08:19

Black Mirror, Ripper Street, Utopia And Silent Witness for the grown ups. We also loved Spooks, Luther, Waking The Dead, Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs and any good thrillers or drama series.

Miranda, Outnumbered, Call The Midwife and The Dumping Ground for DS (12).

DD (7) really likes a lot of the retro 1980s/90s films that she's never seen before - we watched Short Circuit (on DVD) at the weekend, have recently caught ET, Goonies and Ghostbusters on TV. She also loves any/all of the Tracy Beaker series, Dr Who and has nostalgia for some of the CBeebies series of her toddlerdom (Higgledly House, The Tweenies, Something Special, 64 Zoo Lane and Pingu). She's also fond of Scooby Doo (as indeed we all are, because it's not changed, plot-wise in forty years or so although not keen on the romantic aspects that seem to have crept into recent episodes) [grin}!

eminemmerdale Tue 19-Feb-13 15:17:40

Coronation Street blush
OBEm
Call the Midwife
Loved:
Crickley Hall
Undateables
Marchlands (sequel coming soon - squueeee!)
Good Man-Alive/Panorama type documentaries
Ds loves Top Gear...

Kveta Tue 19-Feb-13 15:39:04

we tend to watch boxsets of comedy mostly. The only tv I watch is Call the Midwife, Big Bang Theory, and the new Charlie Brooker series.

Modern Family is our favourite box set at the moment, although DH is getting the IT crowd and 15 storeys high boxsets for his birthday tomorrow!

DS loves pretty much anything on CBeebies or Milkshake, and DD is too young to watch tv or proffer an opinion really!

notforthefainthearted Tue 19-Feb-13 15:47:43

We love Modern Family too. Also The Following, Supernatural, Revolution. Absolutely adored House. Loved Life On Mars.

Also love Pointless, QI, 8 out of 10 Cats.

We also watch Being Human, Call the Midwife, Dancing on Ice, Wonders (Prof. Brian Cox - and anything he does!), David Attenborough's Africa and any programme like that.

flamingtoaster Tue 19-Feb-13 15:48:26

Call the Midwife, One Born Every Minute, QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats, Big Bang Theory. Loved Miranda. Our favourite Box Set is West Wing.

notforthefainthearted Tue 19-Feb-13 15:49:20

Totally agree about more Cold Feet and Jonathan Creek.

We have very restricted television viewing, absolutely no children's programmes at all. If the TV is on it's usually something to do with dance or a documentary.

When she is older, I am looking forward to introducing DD to the Young Ones, the Goodies, Red Dwarf, Being Human and maybe a bit of Glee as a guilty pleasure.

firawla Tue 19-Feb-13 15:55:46

at the moment we are mainly watching house box sets, and when we finish that we will be starting breaking bad cos a few people have recommended

dcs mainly like anything on nick jr or cbeebies

CMOTDibbler Tue 19-Feb-13 16:00:41

ATM, my things set to record are Stella, Common Ground, and The Last Leg.

The last thing I was glued to though was Haven - even if I was more confused at the season end than before.

DS is addicted to Scooby Doo and Blue Planet

smokinaces Tue 19-Feb-13 16:07:06

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?
At the moment I have to say Mrs Browns Boys. I know its fresh in my head, and comedy not drama, but to me every episode was good as opposed to some which have 1 or 2 a series leaving you a bit meh.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?
Planner is mainly me - Greys, Silent Witness (though just finished), trying to get into The Following, Stella.

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo. They like the classics which is good. Short and sweet ones, whilst they do other things.

glitch Tue 19-Feb-13 16:14:17

I am a bit addicted to things like Americas Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway which someone on here kindly showed me how to find online.
On normal TV I like Silent Witness, Great British Bake Off, One Born Every Minute.
My DS loves Power Rangers, Mia Mao, Thomas, Fireman Sam, Scooby Doo.

I was totally gripped by Lost and will always have fond memories of Tenko.

trice Tue 19-Feb-13 16:14:52

I am loving Black Mirror, dd likes spy in the huddle and ds is watching Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. Dh is on series five of Andromeda which I find completely unwatchable.

insertsomethingwitty Tue 19-Feb-13 16:18:03

I loved The West Wing, 24 and Prison Break. Currently working our way through Grey's Anatomy at the moment which is also fabulous.

FreelanceMama Tue 19-Feb-13 16:20:15

Bit confused as to how this is different to TV On Demand from BT Vision but anyway...

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?
If I answer that based on what I watched on TV and then bought and watched repeatedly ... The West Wing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was mad about Dynasty and The Colbys when I was too young to know any better.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?
Nearly all the TV I watch is through On Demand so that would be The Mentalist Season 4 at the moment. I'm also a sucker for the Great British BakeOff and Strictly Come Dancing.

Our son is only 1 so he doesn't watch any TV.

BoysWillGrow Tue 19-Feb-13 16:26:24

Erm...
8 out of 10 cats,
Ben and Hollys Little Kingdom
Peppa Pig
Qi
Eastenders
Corrie
The Regular Show (kids cartoon which is hilarious blush )
Made in Chelsea

Thinking we might watch too much tv now, but these are our faves.

ShoutyHead Tue 19-Feb-13 16:43:00

I have watched every episode of

Oz
The Sopranos
Las Vegas
Entourage
Friends
Sex and the City
Downton Abbey

On a similar catch up service. I love the flexibility of being able to watch at any time and not having to wait a week for the next episode

I would love to see The Killing and other similar series on a catch up service.
What I would also love to see on there are slightly older series like

My So Called Life
Soldier Soldier
Londons Burning
Seinfeld
Frasier
LA Law

Kids stuff I would love American series like

Sesame Street
Fraggle Rock

And some retro series like

Button moon
Bagpuss

YeahThatsTheBadger Tue 19-Feb-13 17:06:20

Lewis, Call The Midwife, One Born Every Minute, Ripper Street, Great British Bake Off, The Mentalist, NCIS, CSI, The Wire, Africa, Black Mirror, Utopia. Don't tend to watch live TV but watch it back on TiVo.
DC's watch The Octonauts and Africa, and really like nature programmes.

THERhubarb Tue 19-Feb-13 17:07:01

Ok so loving the Channel 4 dramas of Utopia and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. Both dh and I sit down to watch these and have been gripped by them so far.

The best TV series I've ever watched? Well now that's a tall order as my tastes have changed over the years. I wouldn't mind watching these classics again:

Moonlighting
The X Files
Sledgehammer
Phoenix Nights
V
All the old Doctor Who episodes

I never see those on repeat and would love to see them again.

I can't wait for the new series of Sherlock and both dd and I love watching Doctor Who.
You know what, thinking of those old classics and certainly the way Doctor Who was heading with David Tennant - don't you think that these classics are brilliant when they are original and new and ground breaking but the thing that lets each of them down is when they stop focusing on monsters and mysteries and start focusing on relationships. That's when it gets boring and sort of just fizzles out. Moonlighting went that way as did X Files and V and Doctor Who was getting there with Billie bloody Piper. So if you're listening producers and directors - we watch these series precisely because there is no relationship shite in there. We WANT monsters and mysteries and aliens. If we wanted to see blossoming relationships and soul searching we'd watch bloody soap operas!

Oh yeah, far too many soap operas. I really don't care for them.

For the kids I much prefer educational shows. They love watching:
Blue Peter
Newsround
Kids dramas (like Sarah Jane Adventures)
Deadly 60
Art Attack (what happened to that series?)

They are no longer interested in cartoons or Peppa bloody Pig thank goodness. They want to watch something gripping, something intelligent that really captures their imaginations.

I'd also love to see some of the old kids movies repeated like:
Stand By Me
The Goonies
Labyrinth
The Railway Children
The Secret Garden
Tom's Midnight Garden

It would be nice to see some 70s and 80s series re-run too so that adults can have a bit of nostalgia whilst the kids get entertained. Someone mentioned He-Man, then there's Fraggle Rock, Ren & Stimpy, Inspector Gadget, The Bionic Man, Knight Rider, Wonder Woman, etc.

And Candid Camera - remember that? I'd love to watch those again!

Currently watching and loving Breaking Bad but I cannot praise "Love Hate" enough, a fantastic but violent Irish series with a very good looking cast. DH & I were glued to 3 series and can't wait for more! 2 year old DD likes the Simpsons for the bright colours, we watch it together as there is only so much CBEEBIES that I can stomach

cindersinsuburbia Tue 19-Feb-13 17:14:32

Me and my OH really just 'binge' watch TV shows - we can watch a whole series in a few nights

My favs have to be pretty little liars, revenge, The middle, Modern Family and Doctor who

My children are avid Cbebbies fans hmm

ComeAlongPond Tue 19-Feb-13 17:22:40

Love Call The Midwife, The West Wing, anything by David Attenborough.

Quite like Doctor Who and Outnumbered for some light relief, and enjoyed Homeland. The Killing was good.

YY to whoever said old kids films - Railway Children, Secret Garden, A Little Princess, that sort of thing. I'd love that. (I don't have children, I'm just a bit of a loser.)

DP and I are also a little bit addicted to Sun, Sex, and Suspicious Parents blush We love it.

We never watch live tv, we always use iplayer or whatnot.

Eastpoint Tue 19-Feb-13 17:45:36

I'm enjoying Death in Paradise at the moment, also watching Top Gear with DS & DH while my DDs watch Call the Midwife.

On my own I like 30 Rock, I love Tina Fey's character. I'm a big fan of US sit coms. My DD1 likes Pretty Little Liars & Modern Family as well as Call the Midwife & Great British Bake Off. DD2 prefers programs on the Disney Channel but I can't remember what they are called as I try to avoid them. DS who is 13 doesn't like TV & doesn't watch anything apart from Top Gear which he watches while playing on a laptop.

Years ago I liked MASH, Friends, Dharma & Greg, Will & Grace, Moonlighting, LA Law & going back even further I liked Dukes of Hazard & the Waltons.

I spent my childhood watching TV - hours and hours a day.

DH only watches Top Gear - not a fan of TV more of a reader.

FannyFifer Tue 19-Feb-13 17:56:26

Favourite ever series was prob the first 4 seasons of the X Files, went a bit blah after that.

I also oved Lost, first couple of series anyway.

What I am currently loving, Borgen, Spartacus, The Following & Revolution.

DD current favourite is Doc Mcstuffins and DS favourite is Newsround and match of the day.

BornToFolk Tue 19-Feb-13 18:32:42

I am watching a lot of Buffy at the moment. It's on SyFy so I've got it on series link and am watching almost constantly.

I've got the entire box set of West Wing and MA*S*H has been on my wishlist for a while. Oh, and I have all the Mad Men too.

DS mostly watches films but his favourite TV programme of the moment is Tree Fu Tom.

Doogle2 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:34:38

Well if we could all choose a box set to watch this would be the ones for us;
Me - Stella
OH - Arrow
DS 9 - Dr Who
DS 6 - Dog with a blog

We also loved the recent retro weekend on citv. It would be good to have another one.

LaVitaBellissima Tue 19-Feb-13 18:37:38

Revenge
Criminal Minds
Vampire Diaries
Hawaii Five O
Silent Witness

Loved the box sets of 24 & Spooks

My 2 year olds love

In the night garden
Dora
Peppa Pig
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
But they absolutely love Watermill farm, which is the plasticine farm animals on Nick Jr

best ever - there's a lot but i reckon it would have to be six feet under.

currently i'm watching 'enlightened' and 'white collar' and of the walking dead is back on now. fringe is finished sad supernatural is back on. once upon a time is watchable and mostly child friendly too. light comedy wise whitney, new girl, cougar town - have to have the odd cheesey sitcoms to get a break from crime, zombies and monsters wink

the hour was great but cancelled. newsroom - can't wait for the next season as i really enjoyed it. being human was ace and i'm now watching the american version. misfits good in the early series not so much later. what else?

ooh i loved saving grace and the other one about a girl who met her angel and had to learn lessons and i can't remember what it was called hmm

i like the good wife. breaking bad (though gone a bit dark even for me now). oh and dexter of course!

uk dramas like silent witness, waking the dead etc are good but always such short seasons and so infrequent unfortunately.

Ilovemyteddy Tue 19-Feb-13 19:39:55

Best series ever was, and always will be The West Wing
Until we got BT Vision we had a hard disc recorder, which was the best thing we have ever bought. We now watch very little live TV as we record stuff on the BT vision box. The only live TV we watch is sport. Oh and the BBC Penguin programme, which is superb.

Must watches for us are Call the Midwife, Ripper Street, DIY SOS, all home programmes (Location, Location, etc) Silent Witness, Law and Order UK and DH likes Revenge. My guilty pleasure is Homes under the Hammer, which I watch on catch up as I work during the day.

We've just brought the boxed set of the first three series of Breaking Bad on the recommendation of our American relatives.

ElvisIsKing Tue 19-Feb-13 19:42:14

Best series ever: twin peaks, this is England a close second

DD currently watching: peppa pig and something special
DS watching: anything minecraft related on YouTube also loves age appropriate films (he's 6) new and classic

I love one born every minute, great British bake off, Britain and Ireland's next top model, this is England and one off documentaries such as Grayson perry's class doc, the opening of the Supreme Court. Also have a love film subscription and sometimes (!) watch a movie a month

Don't watch any live tv at all to be honest so catch up on 4od / I player / YouTube

ElvisIsKing Tue 19-Feb-13 19:43:17

Oh yes and been meaning to watch Africa and will probably catch up with that at some point

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?
Tough one. I can't choose between the Good Wife, Entourage and Grey's Anatomy. Or maybe Homeland. And we love Modern Family.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?
I loved the Newsroom when it was on. Also the Good Wife and Silent Witness. And the Great British Bake Off.

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
DD loves Timmy Time.

leniwhite Tue 19-Feb-13 19:47:36

Best series definitely Breaking Bad, closely followed by Weeds (no deliberate theme there!).

At the moment I'm watching Brain Doctors avidly and rewatching The Office USA.

DS is still in utero so he's not watching anything yet!

Must admit that I don't really 'do' television much. Dp has been watching The Undateables.

We like the Black Adder and Fawlty Towers boxsets. And dd, who is 15 and ought to know better, likes Adventure Time and Scooby Doo!

MrsWeasley Tue 19-Feb-13 20:10:45

What's the best TV series you've ever watched? House of Elliot

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to? not glued but like Call the Midwife

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
no but they will watch anything. They do like Primeval and Dr Who.

BoringSchoolChoiceNickname Tue 19-Feb-13 20:20:13

My favourites of all time are Blake's Seven and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favourites recently are House, Game of Thrones, Strictly Come Dancing and Sherlock
Favourite viewing as a couple is Only Connect, University Challenge, Mastermind and Pointless
Favourite family viewing are Top Gear and Mythbusters
DD's favourites are Sparticle Mystery and MI High
DS's favourite is Destroyed in Seconds

Roseformeplease Tue 19-Feb-13 20:22:13

Drama / Detective stuff such as "The Following" "Lewis" and "Death In Paradise" and still occasionally Bones and Criminal Minds. We love, and never miss, Dr Who, Top Gear and all the Attenborough documentaries as well as Top Gear, Have I Got News and QI. We enjoy a lot of films. The children watch some of these with us (High School age) but also watch Big Bang Theory and lots of old films that we recommend.

CarrieDon Tue 19-Feb-13 20:47:42

I like any detective type series as long as it's not too gruesome. Also love antiques programmes - Antiques Road Trip is my fave escape from the stresses of the world programme. Love Charles Hanson!

missorinoco Tue 19-Feb-13 20:58:14

I have started watching Numbers; quite easy to watch. I like Rookie Blue also and am waiting for The Mentalist to come back, there has to be an end in site. Little Einsteins is one of the few my children will watch together, my littlest likes Peppa Pig and Bob the Builder, but the non toddlers are less keen.

Recommendations - Boston Legal and Damages; series one of Damages was excellent.

zzzexhaustedzzz Tue 19-Feb-13 21:19:21

Nighty Night
League of Gentlemen
Father Ted
and now
Derek

My kids like Dr Who and Harry Potter

HugAndRoll Tue 19-Feb-13 21:35:35

Shows I love and would watch again from series 1 to date are criminal minds, ER, alias, scrubs and house. Other programmes I like are junior doctors, embarrassing bodies, supersize vs superskinny and other such programmes.

My 4yo ds1 loves Mickey Mouse clubhouse, generator Rex, young justice and art attack.

EskSmith Tue 19-Feb-13 21:45:17

Half term over here too. Dd's spent a lot of other watching T–bag on dvd which is fab and dire in equal quantities smile

Dh and I are re watching Northern Exposure.
I'd vote for Spaced as the best series every.
We don't watch much live Tv, recorded and iplayer mostly.

Cherrybright Tue 19-Feb-13 21:51:41

I am hooked on the mentalist, neighbours and home and away. I like call the midwife every so often. Dd loves in the night garden

Skyebluesapphire Tue 19-Feb-13 22:04:11

DD is currently addicted to Toy Story 1, 2, and 3

I would love to be able to access old shows like Holby City and Casualty from Series 1. Soldier Soldier, Survivors 1 and 2 (latest version) , The Last Train. BH90210 the original series and the new one. Home and Away and Eastenders. Old mini series like Band of Gold, Flambards, old ITV short drama series.

At the moment I Sky+ old episodes of The Bill and Casualty every day, along with Footballers Wives. I record a lot of films to watch too. Call The Midwife is good too. Also loved Land Girls

The best: The Wire, Alan Bleasedale's GBH, The Singing Detective, Nighty Night, Marion and Geoff, Edge of Darkness (fabulously paranoid 80s nuclear drama but just brilliant. I never would have thought a man kissing a dildo would be so poignant although I remember my brother's jaw just dropping open grin)

Recently: Spiral, Borgen, The Killing - BBC4 Saturday night - heaven for a single parent who doesn't get out much!

Children's: DD currently addicted to (and i mean truly addicted to) CBeebies Let's Play.

ArtexMonkey Tue 19-Feb-13 22:16:25

My dc are obsessed with Adventure Time just now, which is good news for me because I think it's not just a brilliant kids' show but a brilliant show full stop.

Recently we've enjoyed/are enjoying Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Justified, Spartacus, Mad Men, and Southland.

Best ever telly, it's really hard to choose, but I loved Twin Peaks, Spaced, Buffy, The Wire, Deadwood, and Seinfeld.

Valpollicella Tue 19-Feb-13 22:19:58

What's the best:

ER, This Life (which Virgin have amazingly put on this week, hurrah!), Ashes to Ashes/Life on Mars. Could watch them all over and over again

At the moment:

Not much other than Being Human. hence revisiting all the old stuff I love. I really w nated to watch Call the Midwife when it first came out and didn't. Now the second series is on I feel I have missed the boat.

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?

DS is loving Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb and The Amazing World of Gumball. Really funny cartoons which I don't mind him watching as they are equally 'cleaver funny' and properly mad (Adventure Time is like someone's acid trip commissioned by Cartoon Network)

littlemonkeychops Tue 19-Feb-13 22:26:21

In recent months we've really enjoyed The Killing, Miranda, Lewis, Death in Paradise, Downton Abbey.

Any thriller/murder mystery who-dunnits are usually a hit.

Obviously those are mine and Dh's choices! DD likes mr tumble, show me show me, mr bloom's nursery smile

JaydeO91 Tue 19-Feb-13 22:52:13

Mrs Browns Boys
Citizen Khan
Nashville
Homeland
Call the midwife
8 out of 10 cats
Law and order and csi

I love anything that makes me laugh and csi and law and order always draw me in.

DD and DS love peppa pig, ben and holly and olivia.

MyGlassIsJustHalfWet Tue 19-Feb-13 22:54:29

Best tv series has got to be friends. A few others have come close but I could spend all day watching repeats. I love that show.

I love 'reality' shows at the moment: real housewives of oc, the hotel, one born every minute.
I also watch corrie when dd lets me.

Dd doesn't really watch tv much, we tend to have music on but I do sit with her and watch mr tumble/Justin as we use sign with her.

prettybird Tue 19-Feb-13 22:55:39

No debate: best series ever is The West Wing.

More recently Borgen has grabbed our attention as "must watch" viewing.

Doctor Who is our family viewing and we have all the recent series.

As ds has grown older (he's now 12) we've also started watching NCIS altogether and have ended up buying all the boxed sets. While watching them, we will often discuss the more adult themes.

stealthsquiggle Tue 19-Feb-13 23:06:49

Dancing on the edge, Ripper Street and Mr Selfridge are about the only things that I go out of my way to watch.

Used to love: Downton, Smash, ER (a long, long time ago).

DC like: Disney films, mostly blush

All of these on demand services are sod all use to those of us who don't live in cities and can't get decent broadband though sad

Tortington Tue 19-Feb-13 23:11:26

goodwife

suits

house of lies<< too funny

house of cards

any and all comedy panel shows - 8/10 cats, mock the week, have i got news for you etc etc

call the midwife ( secret shame)

new girl

the new normal

raising hope < v funny

past series~: agree with west wing, box set - the wire

homeland

ripper street

and i haven't got a telly smile

MechanicalTheatre Wed 20-Feb-13 01:32:48

Loving House of Cards on Netflix atm.

VestaCurry Wed 20-Feb-13 01:45:04

Currently watching:

Spiral
Call the Midwife
Mr Selfridge

was enjoying:

Borgen
Silent Witness

mamatron Wed 20-Feb-13 02:01:20

DP and I have always had 'our' programmes, the ones we've always watched together and never missed - 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives (DP loved it!) and more recently Homeland.
DS (17 yrs) loves Fresh Meat, Mock the Week but generally watches TV/Movies online or on catch-up
DD (7yrs) loves Horrible Histories and I limit the amount of, IMO, awful American series like Victorious that she watches.
I'm currently enjoying the latest series of Being Human and Glee blush

mindingalongtime Wed 20-Feb-13 07:41:35

I don't really get time to watch TV, there is always paperwork to be done, but I loved Downton, yet to watch Call the midwife, ended up buying the box series for £5 in Morrisons. I thought Mr Selfridge would be good, but hated it instantly!

The children don't have any television, not even DVDs, there is no TV available for them to watch, the older ones s young adults watch very little too, mainly catch up on their computers

I love any fly on the wall stuff, but I record it and never watch it!

Wolfcub Wed 20-Feb-13 08:02:13

We re-watch the whole of the West Wing and Bones every year and are starting to do the same with Big Bang Theory, The Sopranos and the Shield. Of what has been on television lately I'd happily re-watch Ripper Street which has been excellent, NCIS which I love and Homeland. My six year old loves to watch Guy's Big Bite and Diners Drive Ins and Dives over and over again as well as all the Hairy Bikers shows and Time Team. He also watches Harry Potter every time its on and the re-runs of Dr Who. Backyard Science and Kid Detectives are big favourites and are programmes that I am happy for him to watch.

Belmo Wed 20-Feb-13 08:43:17

Dr Who and Downton Abbey are my must sees. I quite like Call the Midwife and Miranda too. Ooh and Big Bang Theory! Loved ER back in the day.
DD is only 18 months and doesn't really watch telly although she would happily watch ITNG all day if I let her.

FirstTimeForEverything Wed 20-Feb-13 08:55:31

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ATJabberwocky Wed 20-Feb-13 10:55:37

I loved The Tudors series, and the Hollow Crown,

old series I loved to watch were Faulty Towers and Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth Boo-kay not bucket smile

zipzap Wed 20-Feb-13 11:22:58

My current favourites are NCIS:LA, NCIS, Criminal minds, all flavours of Law & Order and CSI, Bones, Glee, Expert Makeover Home Edition, lots of the home improvement ones. Older things loved include Buffy, Charmed, Grey's Anatomy, the one with Matt thingy from Friends acting as himself.

DH's current favourites are Midsommer Murders, Lewis, Poirot with David Suchet and actually most things Agatha Christie, Boston Legal, Rugby Club and any rugby matches and question time.

We both love the Mentalist, QI, Big Bang, and I'm sure there are more. Also all sorts of documentaries - Howard Goodhall on history of music was fab, there was a great one on the history of maths and stats recently that was good, another one about the Google and their vision for a world brain that happened to include them gaining copyright to all out of print and out of copyright books in the world hmm.

All time joint favourite was Couplings - very funny.

DC's favourites are Phineas and Ferb, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Asterix and TinTin films, Art Attack, Cat in the Hat (and 64 Zoo Lane for calming down before bed, not that they admit it anymore!)

DC1 (7) also likes Deadly 60, GBBO, all sorts of documentary programmes (aimed at kids or adults) on nature, cars, how things are made, history especially if it involves stuff he's doing at school (currently Egyptians and Ancient Greece).

DC2 (4) also loves things like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Alphablocks/NumTums/Get Squiggling letters, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Spongebob and Handy Manny.

I don't really like them watching things like Ben 10, Spiderman, Pokemon, Transformers, PowerRangers etc - not least because they then tend to re-enact and play at these, which invariably leads to them playfighting and somebody getting hurt. DC2 in particular has a habit of ending up very inspired by the kung fu type moves - which is not so good when you end up on the receiving end of them!

I am currently watching
Game of thrones
Walking dead
Homeland
The children are watching
Horrible histories

ExasperatedSigh Wed 20-Feb-13 11:36:10

Half term here and both dc are sick. It has been wall to wall kids' television. Ds is 4 and loves Ben 10, Adventure Time, Splatalot; he will also watch You've Been Framed for hours. Dd is 18mo and likes Peppa Pig, ITNG. Tree Fu Tom is a hit with both of them.

Dh and I have just finished s1 of Game of Thrones, which was excellent and more than lived up to the books. Otherw

rootypig Wed 20-Feb-13 11:37:47

Game of Thrones! can't wait for the third season

lottytheladybird Wed 20-Feb-13 11:42:35

I loved the Great British Bake Off, including the Master Classes. The new Sherlock Holmes series was quite good.

There doesn't seem to be much on that excites me at the moment.

My DC are 2.5 years old and 9 months old. Neither are particularly into TV. The programmes we watch every now and then are In the Night Garden, Raa Raa and Zing Zillas.

JimbosJetSet Wed 20-Feb-13 11:43:49

I think the best series I have ever watched (or the one that has stayed with me for a long time) is This Life. I was a innocent teenager when it was on - it was certainly very informative!

At the moment my two favourite series are OBEM and Call the Midwife. Although they make me broody so it will probably be a blessing in disguise when they are finished smile

Anything with Justin Fletcher keeps DD entertained... I tell myself that Something Special is educational and inclusive so it can't be too bad to have lots of them recorded to get half an hour of peace when I need it!

ExasperatedSigh Wed 20-Feb-13 11:49:05

Sorry, stupid phone got ahead of me. Otherwise we both loved The Wire, Homicide, Twin Peaks. I'm more of a tv watcher than Dh and remain a massive Buffy fan. Also really liked Misfits and my secret shame is Next Top Model blush

We're very much into 'The Following' here (obvs not the kids!) We are really enjoying the cliff hanger endings of each episode and discussing it after to see if we can guess the next installment.

I've also got really back into Casualty! Haven't watched it since I was a child and now I cannot miss the current series since it started again.

DC's (6&8) love total wipe out and you've been framed, anything a bit silly that we can have a laugh at. smile

Springsister Wed 20-Feb-13 11:51:42

We loved homeland. Now it's finished we are watching first series of 24 which neither of us watched in 2001. Technology wise its dated but still fun.

Loved Miranda

Kids are enjoying old jack and abney and teal.

My 8 year old DS and I are also glued to Glee on a Sunday night and we have the previous series from the beginning on boxset dvd.

I also used Outnumbered and Miranda on iPlayer to get me through grueling hospital stays with DS1 and and myself when I was in for 2 weeks before the birth of DS3.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 20-Feb-13 11:58:57

Box Set wise I love House. Currently on S7.

Im also LOVING The Following. Although I wish I'd sky+'d the whole series before starting to watch - I hate waiting a whole week for the next episode!

DD2 loved the recent retro weekend that CITV did. I'd love to be able access all the shows I enjoyed as a child. smile

DowntonTrout Wed 20-Feb-13 12:20:19

I have Sky+ HD. I was initially impressed with all the features and excited about their On Demand service. But it isn't the full on demand like I get on iplayer on my iPad and I've found it easier just to watch catch up tv on my iPad app- just like I've always done.

I wish that sky go and mysky etc were all in one app so I didn't have to swap between them all the time. The remote record is genius though- so I can set my box to record something if I'm out and about and have forgotten to set the box.
I like being able to download things onto my iPad to watch later on the train without having to be connected to wifi.

My fav all time series is 24. I used to record them all and watch in big chunks, 5 or 6 episodes at a time. I was devasted when I caught up and then had to wait another week for the next episode. I watched the first series of Heroes like that too and when we missed recording a few episodes of the 2nd series we never got into it again.

DD is mad for Keeping up with the Kardashians. We have that on series link and she will sit and watch them over and over again.

Love Sherlock and wish there was more of that. Downton Abbey was a Favorite too(can you tell?) and Miranda. My go to show- if there's nothing else that grabs my attention is QI.

Right now I'm hooked on Mr Selfridge and I always watch Great British Menu. If I could pick a retro series to watch it would be The Good Life. It was genius and had such brilliant characterisation.

DowntonTrout Wed 20-Feb-13 12:36:47

Oh and should add DH, who watches some different things to me. He loved Homeland and Game of Thrones. He would still rewatch Band of Brothers if it was on.

He used to watch The Tudors and Spooks. Have just got him into The Following after I watched the first two episodes.

He's currently been watching Africa and would watch anything David Attenborough has done. Similarly Brian Cox - anything, and the Equator series. He often catches An Idiot Abroad if it's being repeated and never misses Antiques Roadshow or Top Gear!

DowntonTrout Wed 20-Feb-13 12:38:45

Thirdly DS (25) is STILL watching reruns of Friends.

ExasperatedSigh Wed 20-Feb-13 13:18:03

Oh yes, ds loves Total Wipeout too. He demands that we 'be teams' - I'm the course and he's the contestants, so I have to cheer when someone falls in the water etc. grin

prettybird Wed 20-Feb-13 14:47:56

and then of course there is our secret vice: "Neighbours", which we enjoy watching as a family wink

I love Call the Midwife and DD loves Get Well Soon. I think she has a crush on Dr Ranj.

EarnestDullard Wed 20-Feb-13 15:19:20

My all-time favourite series is Six Feet Under.

Currently favourites include Homeland, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Revenge. Guilty pleasures are One Born Every Minute and Supernatural.

DD1 loves Tree Fu Tom, Old Jack's Boat and Let's Play. She'll happily watch anything on CBeebies actually. And she watches Barney on Netflix.

canran Wed 20-Feb-13 15:28:35

Breaking Bad, watched the entire lot on a 31-day-free-trial from netflix. Enjoyed Walking Dead but not seen it for a bit, oh and when it became relevant to me, I started liking One Born Every Minute too!

motherofvikings Wed 20-Feb-13 16:10:45

The Wire was what has gripped me the most. smile
Pre dc's dh and I would ration ourselves to only 3 episodes a night so we wouldn't burn through it too fast! blush smile

I can't wait for Game of Thrones to come back too!

I do love neighbours as a guilty pleasure and really like that I can catch up through the on demand services sky smile

The dcs are currently into octonauts - but are desperate for the rest of season 2, Sarah and Duck which is new and narrated from someone from In The Thick Of It (I'm always half expecting and expletive riddled rant!)

LillethTheCat Wed 20-Feb-13 16:42:16

I watch a lot of American programs

My favourites are:

Hart of Dixie
Supernatural
Once Upon a Time
Elementary
Arrow
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries
Beauty and The Beast
The Walking Dead
2 Broke Girls
New Girl

DH also watches:
Blue Bloods
NCIS: LA
Warehouse 13
The Following
Destination Truth
Fact or Faked
Storage Hunters
Hollywood Treasures

We both also like
Modern Family
Raising Hope

HTH

MegBusset Wed 20-Feb-13 17:06:12

The best programme I've ever watched is The Wire, with Seinfeld a close second. I have all of both on DVD and rewatch them regularly. Right now I'm working my way through Game Of Thrones series one on DVD and have series two waiting on Sky+.

We don't watch that much actual television but I do like Come Dine With Me and One Born Every Minute.

The DC have grown out of CBeebies now, which makes me slightly sad (they are 3 and 5). They love Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures, Ben 10 and Matt Hatter.

BlingBubbles Wed 20-Feb-13 17:07:07

We absolutely loved Homeland when it was on and we are now watching The Following which both my Dh and I love.

My Dd is only 19months so the things she currently likes are Agent Oso, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Fireman Sam.

frylight Wed 20-Feb-13 17:43:34

Current favourite for us are

Utopia, Death in Paradise, Black Mirror, Lewis

We also love films

Past favourites have been

Sppoks, Sherlock, Homeland, Lost, Twin Peaks, Morse

LackaDAISYcal Wed 20-Feb-13 17:54:44

Currently watching...

Utopia
Mrs Brown's Boys
BBC Penguin Programme

Also love cheesy comedies, American soaps, iCarly (though I pretend it's for my DD), SpongeBob Squarepants

Love watching when on...

Silent Witness
Dr Who

Used to never miss...

Waking the Dead
ER
Merlin

Best series ever.....tricky one, but probably Dr Who

Spongebob is entertaining the DC, along with Old Jack's Boat on CBeebies, old transformer DVDs and Despicable Me this holiday.

Indith Wed 20-Feb-13 18:06:47

At the moment I'm watching Call the Midwife, One Born Every Minute and the new series of How I Met Your Mother.

Dh and I enjoy decent funny stuff like Russel Howard's Good News and regulars such as Have I Got News for You. We giggled a fair bit in a slightly hopeless way at Cuckoo a while ago and always love Outnumbered.

We also like good, interesting things like Palin or Attenborough.

The dcs will veg out in front of crap if you let them, like most children but actually since Christmas dd in particular has been watching the snowman and the snowman and the snow dog when she wants so TV time so I'm really glad I recorded those. Ds1 gave up children's TV for lent so we've not been watching much these holidays which is really lovely. Yesterday we watched a nature documentary in the afternoon which happened to be on smile.

We currently have BT vision employee version so the ability to record, pause and rewind etc but no monthly subscription. If we want anything extra then everything is on pay per view. TBH though stuff doesn't stream well through the box even though we have fibre optic broadband hmm. We are considering getting rid of the TV completely and just using catch up services on the computer for things we really want to watch. I don't want another service to add a whole load of other ways to just sit and watch mindless crap. We'll use the money we save on a TV licence to buy more box sets of really good things we can watch as a family smile

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 20-Feb-13 18:07:11

I don't have any DC, but to entertain myself I watch box sets of:

West Wing
Buffy
Sherlock
Supernatural
Scrubs
Big Bang Theory
House

BelindaCarlisle Wed 20-Feb-13 18:07:55

What's the best TV series you've ever watched? mad men or our friends in the north

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to? i loved all the nordic stuff on bbc4 and Homeland

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained? no, half term was last week in many parts of the country grrr

noddyholder Wed 20-Feb-13 18:26:41

Homeland and/or This Life
Breaking Bad
No ds too old

CarlingBlackMabel Wed 20-Feb-13 18:32:40

Homeland

Also Cloudstreet, the adaptation of the Tim Winton novel with Kerry fox that was on Sunday evenings. brillliant drama and performances.

DC watched the whole of the Leonardo series on BBC - exciting drama of the fictionalised life of the young da Vinci, against baddie Medicis. Great TV for 9, 10, 11 year olds.

Snapespeare Wed 20-Feb-13 19:13:55

My Best TV series ever is Doctor Who. I watched it as a child and was overjoyed when it came back as it was a part of my childhood I could share with my children. We're all HUGE DW fans.

Recently. We've enjoyed anything David Attenborough, who is an absolute treasure. I like Sherlock and black mirror...alongside question time and news programmes.

No, I don't use the TV to 'keep the kids quiet' they're all teenage now, have their own tastes and friends.

burleyburley Wed 20-Feb-13 19:42:34

Best ever sopranos

Latest things I like; the killing, breaking bad, mad men

DS likes peppa pig and things with Justin in. Although he'd rather watch cars 2 and the muppets.

Bambalam Wed 20-Feb-13 19:52:36

I've been glued to the screen when Brain Doctors is on; the third and last in the series is tonight at 9 BBC2. It was filmed at the neurosurgical department of the John Radcliffe in Oxford and Mr Jay Jayamohan is undoubtedly the star of the show. What I like is that it doesn't aim to be your typical tear-jerking, switch-to-long-corridor-shot documentary. It balances the life/death issues with Jay's iPhone playlist habits and a bit of hotty Tim Lawrence, surgical registrar on the side.
I wish there were more!

ENSMUM Wed 20-Feb-13 19:59:54

We have the following on series record:
Call the midwife
Waterloo rd
Casualty
Holby city
In the night garden
Show me show me
Come dine with me

also enjoy QI when we catch it.

I have a few things on the go: Walking Dead, Girls and Game of Thrones (can't wait till it starts back!) and I also watch Homeland when it's on.

Also re-doing box set of Heroes as don't really remember it but vaguely remember enjoying it!

DD is 3 and we don't let her watch much TV - it's mostly films. Disney, some adventure ones like Jumanji or animated features.

Best TV series I've ever watched has to be the Scottish comedy 'Still Game'. Could bring a tear to a glass eye that one!

turkeyboots Wed 20-Feb-13 20:49:53

Nashville, Glee, Spartacus, Grays Anatomy.

Melissakitkat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:45:29

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?

It was 'life on mars' really gripping although a bit rubbish ending to the final series. Always love 'torchwood' too.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?

I am loving 'mr selfridge' but love any costume drama like downton Abby. Am a sucker for slimming programmes like us biggest loser and also america's next top model.

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
Dd loves the Simpsons but we are just watching various kids films like the old asterix ones, disney classics and scooby doo.

Melissakitkat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:47:48

Can I just ask for a rerun of 'beast' an oldish comedy based on a vet who hated animals - so funny!

Also loved homeland and an idiot abroad.

Tigerbomb Wed 20-Feb-13 21:56:39

Best Series - Our Friends in the North

Also enjoy House, Buffy, Bones, CSI

Would love to see re runs of Boys from the Blackstuff and Phoenix Nights.

I rarely watch live television, I usually Tivo what I want to watch. I hate having to wait until a certain time for a certain programme. If it is a repeat series I like to have all of them together and watch when I want to watch

I also want to be able to see an advert for a program and press record series from the advert, not go clunking through pages of programmes and dates until I can find it

Iggity Wed 20-Feb-13 22:03:43

What's the best TV series you've ever watched? The Golden Girls

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to? Behind the scenes at Claridges

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained? Cbeebies

Please share any recommendations you have for can't miss shows. Penguin Island.

EduCated Wed 20-Feb-13 22:27:57

Also really enjoying The New Normal at the moment.

Merrylegs Wed 20-Feb-13 22:38:44

Best TV series? Sherlock.

I seem to have a lot of The Middle recorded. And Modern Family.

The teenagers love Arrow and Hawaii 5 O. (Except they get really annoyed when I start ba ba baaing the theme tune). They also like Waterloo Road- although in a kind of laughably ridiculous way.

Great British Bake Off, Call the Midwife and Miranda are my faves.

Oh and DD (11) would be happy with Toddlers and Tiaras on 24/7 hmm

CointreauVersial Wed 20-Feb-13 22:59:34

Gavin & Stacy and Early Doors for comedy.

Homeland is the best drama I've watched recently; also loved Mistresses a couple of years back.

Best ever? That's a tough one. This Life......Cold Feet........ER..........The Good Wife.....? I'll no doubt think of more soon.

The DDs love watching stuff on Catch Up - current faves are Tracy Beaker, Young Dracula, Dani's Castle.

SirBoobAlot Wed 20-Feb-13 23:06:51

I love Lewis. Adore it. Also enjoy Grey's Anatomy, Midsommer Murders, QI, Mock The Week, Big Bang Theory, Sherlock, Bones, House and Call The Midwife.

Currently addicted to a wonderfully shite American series called Pretty Little Liars.

DS - 3 - in love with Fireman Sam, old style Thomas The Tank, Postman Pat and the fucking Octonaughts.

loubielou31 Wed 20-Feb-13 23:12:09

I loved and still love the BBC's Sunday teatime drama's recently that's been things like Robin Hood and Merlin which have been a bit more grown up than the one's I remember as a child. They were The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The box of delights, The Borrowers. There was also the Snow Spider Trilogy which I thought was amazing.
The stuff that's on my digibox has been things like Miranda or Outnumbered, stuff that I enjoy but am often unable to watch.
The children have just started watching films so I record those onto the box too. Anything Disney but some of my favourites like Night at the Museum or Home Alone too.

JakeBullet Thu 21-Feb-13 01:02:05

I am particularly glued to "Call the Midwife" having been a comm it's midwife for years. So much rings true from it.

Also loving Mrs Browns Boys although I know it's not to everyone's taste.

Africa

Wonders of Life

pollywollydoodle Thu 21-Feb-13 01:02:09

Myy all time fave has to be twin peaks..i don't remember getting excited about any tv programmre in the same way since

The early silent witness were great..they are too convoluted now

Fraser is my favourite all time comedy

my daughter distracts herself with come dine with me and great british menu and wimpy kid films repeated ad nauseum

the best thing on at the moment is the reel history of britain..old film footage of historical events shown to people who were there..fascinating...

Big bang theory is the best current comedy it has me in stitches.

the sopranos box set is waiting to be watched

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 21-Feb-13 07:34:26

Life On Mars and Ashes to Ashes I would adore on You View
Bad Girls / Soldier Solidier etc
Cracker - best detective ever
Midsomer Murders grin

ShatnersBassoon Thu 21-Feb-13 09:11:58

I mainly watch films. None of the current American series grab me. Too long and repetitive ie Walking Dead. I'd rather spend a couple of hours watching a thrilling film than watch a scant plot unfold over months on end.

I love The Hotel, perfect Sunday evening harmless viewing.

I'd like to watch Quantum Leap in order again. I loved it.

GreatGooglyMoogly Thu 21-Feb-13 09:25:38

I love watching NCIS, NCIS LA, CSI, CSI NY, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Bones, Lewis, Call the Midwife, GBBO, Got to Dance and Falling Skies.

In the past I have loved Friends, Life Goes On, Gavin and Stacey, Coupling, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Chuck.

The DC love Phineas and Ferb, Pokemon, Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes.

EwanHoozami Thu 21-Feb-13 09:43:05

Best TV series ever - the original House of Cards was brilliantly filmed and gripping. I adored This Life too but having re-watched an episode recently it hasn't aged well.

At the moment - Holby City is all I need from a weekly soapy medical drama. Attenborough's current Africa series is tear-makingly lovely and doesn't fall into the patronising anthropomorphism of other recent wildlife productions.

This half term my three year old has discovered re-runs of Takeshi's Castle on Challenge and found it the funniest thing since a jelly-filled whoopee cushion.

loubielou31 Thu 21-Feb-13 09:57:35

EwanHoozami They're making a film of house of cards, I think Kevin Spacey is going to play Francis Urquhart.

EwanHoozami Thu 21-Feb-13 10:56:26

Really?! That could be interesting. FU was so norty.

MrsJohnDeere Thu 21-Feb-13 11:07:22

All time favourites: West Wing, Big Bang Theory, The Killing, ER

Dcs (5 and 6 yo) love Star Wars, Horrible Histories, Just William, Dangermouse, Tractor Ted

SunshinePanda Thu 21-Feb-13 12:32:22

Miranda, Big Bang Theory and Blandings for the whole family. We record and watch each Miranda episode several times as my teenage DD loves it so much! I am enjoying Mr Selfridge as well- perfect for Sunday evenings.

tanfastic Thu 21-Feb-13 12:35:30

I don't watch much tv but I really enjoy a lot of fly on the wall stuff. The Trevor McDonald series about the death row prisoners I found gripping. I also loved the 999 What's Your Emergency programme.

Downton Abbey is another particular fave.

Ds who is 4 loves to watch anything superheroes on BT Vision.

Ragwort Thu 21-Feb-13 12:44:36

Recently I have enjoyed Homeland, Downton Abbey, Silent Witness and Lewis. I also watch Mr Selfridge & the Paradise, but don't think they are that brilliant.

DS watches the Simpsons.

DH watches sport and errr.............. sport, occasional documentaries.

Where are all the good one off dramas (anyone remember Play for Today grin), I don't particularly want to watch series of programmes as they get in the way of real life.

I would genuinely love to know how people fit in watching TV, by the time we've eaten, cleared up and got DS to bed its almost 9pm, then there are usually emails/phone calls etc to catch up on, mumsnetting of course so where is the time to watch tv or am I living my life wrongly confused?

bossyboop Thu 21-Feb-13 13:00:07

The only thing I watch in real time when it's aired is Tipping Point, questions I actually know the answers to which impresses DD5, pause and rewind is amazing for this as DD makes lots of noise as kids do and I can rewind if I didn't hear a question or pause when making the tea. (As a SAHM this daily installment reassures me my braincells haven't entirely been absorbed by episodes of spongebob and laundry duties). Dinner Date has become another favourite and Mrs Browns Boys and nothing like Watchdog for a bit of scandal!

Most of our viewing is recorded and watched later, personal favourites include: Jonathan Ross, Dexter, Person of Interest, Waterloo Road and...not sure what else as DH is in charge of the planner, if I get the remote I like flicking through the shopping channels or music channels but there are too many adverts. I can always rely on an episode of TOWIE or Geordie Shore to remind myself i'm normal. Secretly enjoy watching icarly with DD.

Tieni Thu 21-Feb-13 13:58:11

DH & I enjoy/have enjoyed in the past:
Borgen
Wallander (Swedish version with subtitles)
Sherlock
QI
Father Ted
Lewis
Great British Bake Off (just me)
BBC2/BBC4 style science/history documentaries
Outnumbered
Scrubs
Dr Who (just DH)
Teachers

DS loves:
Octonauts
Alphablocks
Thomas and Friends
Tree Fu Tom
Baby Jake
Show Me Show Me

Practically all of this is via our PVR; like many others we rarely watch live TV.

We don't have a favourite TV show of all time but find it very easy to watch Father Ted when it's repeated.

EauRouge Thu 21-Feb-13 17:09:57

At the moment, DH and I are really into The Following. We also love Dexter, Sherlock and Whitechapel. DH has been trying to persuade me for ages to apply to go on Pointless with him but I'm too shy to go on TV. We don't get a lot of time to watch together, usually just one programme in the evening if the DDs get to bed at a reasonable time.

The DDs (4yo and almost 2yo) watch Cbeebies but none of the other channels. The new one, Sarah & Duck, is a HUGE hit, especially with the youngest. There aren't many things that they both like watching but this is their new favourite.

WyrdMother Thu 21-Feb-13 17:58:40

The whole family adore The Big Bang Theory, I've just brought the first five seasons on DVD and I'm on my second watch, it's that very rare thing, a show I can watch over and over again and still find funny, wonderful acting and sharp scripts with lots of in jokes.

I feel the same way about Dinnerladies, it's something that plays in the background while I'm doing a big cook.

Not so much for half term but we brought our DD (only child) the complete Mr Ben which did sterling service when she was ill the week before half term, she really enjoyed it and it was lovely to watch it again. She also enjoys Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine which goes to show that TV does not have to be slick, violent, anti-parent or up to date to entertain.

I also enjoy Criminal Minds, NCIS, Castle and The Mentalist (the crimes get a bit same old same old but I'm fond of the characters).

My all time favorite show is Firefly, probably because it was wickedly cancelled after 13 episodes, it was and still is wonderful, funny, smart, wicked and featuring Adam Baldwin with a goatee (yum), but you could easily suck me in with any other Wheedon effort and any incantation of Star Trek and/or Stargate (but extra especially Star Trek DS9 "In the Pale Moonlight" never fails to rock my geeky socks).

WyrdMother Thu 21-Feb-13 18:00:17

SHERLOCK! I forgot Sherlock. Every episode makes me hug myself with glee.

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Thu 21-Feb-13 18:10:27

Ncis
CSI
The mentalist
CSI New York
CSI: Miami
Star trek the next generation
The Children like
alphablocks
Octonaughts
Mike The Knight
Peppa Pig
Deadly 60

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Thu 21-Feb-13 18:11:51

I forgot Dr Who

jennywren123 Thu 21-Feb-13 18:24:36

My DCs are obsessed by -

Downton Abbey
Dr Who
Outnumbered
Wild at Heart
Rosemary and Thyme hmm

They've been searching for all the episodes, via Netflix, Lovefilm instant, YouTube and on Freeview channels.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 21-Feb-13 20:35:04

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?
Six Feet Under or Twin Peaks are probably my all time favourites although I don't watch that much TV these days so there might be some good current series.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?
I quite like Junior Doctors, Call the Midwife and Great British Bake Off but I wouldn't say I was particularly "glued" to anything

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
DD would watch endless Miranda , Outnumbered etc plus any old crap like Don't tell The Bride, anything vaguely medical eg. Benidorm ER etc
DS likes Super Human Challenge, Sparticle Mystery, Top Gear, You've Been Framed.

The DC tend to find what they want to watch on You View, record whole series etc

The best TV I've ever watched:

Hmm, I love buffy the vampire slayer (have the box set and everything). I introduced both H and Ds1 too it and they both loved it too. Also liked angel, firefly and dollhouse.

Also love the wire. Everyone should watch the wire.

At the moment (literally) I'm watching the new beauty and the beast on watch hd, but it really isn't very good.

Series we're actually watching (and like, or are waiting for the return of):

The walking dead
Hawaii 5-0
NCIS: LA
Alphas
Grimm
New Girl

Not using TV to entertain the kids, but DS2 adores octonauts and mike the knight.

Oh yeah, we also love absolute crap shown on the history channel. You know: swamp people / storage wars / american pickers / American restoration type nonsense.

sharond101 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:45:22

Committed Casualty follower and been watching Call The Midwife, Mr Selfridge and Hairy Bikers Everyday gourmet. I am partial also to the odd Come Dine With Me.

DH likes Africa and Silent Witness.

DS is too young to tell us what he likes!

My favourites of all time are Downton Abbey, Brothers and Sisters and Mistresses.

rotavirusrita Thu 21-Feb-13 20:58:15

My favourite all time series is probably true blood.

Recently ive been enjoying spiral on bbc4 ripper street and death in paradies. Dh likes qi and father ted on on demand.

Currently children like the blandings and dr who plus a programme on cbbc about natural disasters. Youngest child would happily watch octonauts all day every day

GetKnitted Thu 21-Feb-13 20:58:41

Would have said big bang theory... but was it me or did it turn alarmingly/surprisingly sexist in series 6. i.e. boys geeks are allowed to remain geeky and be cool, girl geeks must wax :P

So 24... oh except for the gratuitous torture...

need to revew my watching I think... I'm looking forward to the new phillipa gregory tv series/show on the cousins war!

firstbabyhelp Thu 21-Feb-13 21:01:20

Recently have loved utopia, house of cards, californication, girls and downton abbey. All time favourite series is greys anatomy. Also love modern family, sex and the city and gossip girl. And years ago, loved queer as folk.

goodtoesnaughtytoes Thu 21-Feb-13 21:08:21

I love love love The Good Wife! I can watch several episodes back to back grin. My 4 year old loves Dora the Explorer and I like it because its quite educational.

northender Thu 21-Feb-13 22:41:32

I love, love, love The Good Wife. It has great characters in general but strong female ones in particular. My guilty pleasure is Revenge though I rely on MN to attempt to understand wtf is going on grin.

zipzap Thu 21-Feb-13 22:49:26

Forgot to say that the dc (especially dc1) are also getting into all the crappy stuff on the disney channels once they grow out of Disney Junior. Things like ANT farm, Jessie, Good Luck Charlie and a whole host of other things (including the movie specials) that for the most part are mental chewing gum and complete dross and yet I still find myself watching them.

EllenParsons Thu 21-Feb-13 23:06:15

Currently watching True Blood in our household.

My favourite on tv recently was homeland.

My other favourites were things like 24, desperate housewives, greys anatomy, six feet under... Also love damages which is where my username is from

bigflipflop Fri 22-Feb-13 09:00:32

I generally try to avoid series as i can't cope with the pressure ;-) even though i have to say we do have "space" telly and i am getting better at taping stuff (showing my age) However did thoroughly enjoy the beautifully written and acted This is England. We're currently enjoying Black Mirror, the format very much reminds me of Tales of the Unexpected.

Trills Fri 22-Feb-13 10:23:12

In what way is this groundbreaking?

Lots of TV or broadband providers already have services very much like this.

WowOoo Fri 22-Feb-13 10:53:57

Things I've recently enjoyed:

Homeland, Sherlock, any BBC nature documentary: Living PLanet, Natural World etc.

Also Borgen, The Killing, Wallander Swedish versions. A long time ago I loved Prime Suspect. It was groundbreaking.
Enjoyed many HBO programmes including Six Feet Under and Dexter.

I will get around to watching The West Wing - it's always strongly recommended on Mumsnet.

Now enjoying: Spiral series 3 and Africa.

The children mostly watch DVDs or programmes I've recorded. Ds1 loves a Dick and Dom programme. He has no idea what it's called but it's full of exciting experiments apparently.

dilanddan Fri 22-Feb-13 16:12:41

The other half and I have been putting little one to bed and hour earlier, so that we can have a sneaky snuggle up on the sofa and watch Prison Break. Since we signed up and found it on Love Film, we've been totally transfixed!! Our little one is teething at the mo, so isn't sleeping very well, so we're still waiting to watch the very last episode!!!!

Our little girl LOVES LOVES LOVES Little Charley Bear and is allowed to watch 2 episodes before her nap in the day and 3 before bed... She laughs her head off and tries to sing along (She's almost 8mths so can only manage singing "eerrrr, bbbaaaaa, eerrrrrrr"!! But we know what she means!! He's such a lovable little Character, the stories are engaging and some teach good lessons and James Corden really suits the part of the narrator!! We've had to find and watch the episodes on youtube now that CBeeBies is no longer playing it sad But it's worth all the scrolling through to find new episodes, just to see the smiles and laughs from our daughter!

Without doubt the best series I have ever watched has to be The Soprano's - utterly gripping.

At the moment we are watching People like us (BBC3), the documentary about Aylsbury young offenders unit, and the usual stuff come dine with me etc.

DS loves wonder pets and scobby do!

HannahLI Fri 22-Feb-13 17:23:00

The programs we currently really like are;
Greys Anatomy
Covert Affairs
Silent Witness
Homeland
Hart of Dixie
Call the midwife

My kids really like
Postman pat (normal and SDS)
Thomas the tank engine
Get well soon
Chuggingtons

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 22-Feb-13 17:23:31

You View is groundbreaking in that you can rewind 7 days of live TV without recording it. Pretty cool.

kslatts Fri 22-Feb-13 19:03:35

Call the Midwife and Stella

Fake99 Fri 22-Feb-13 22:51:58

Us: Borgen, Ripper Street, Black Mirror, Spiral

3 yr old: Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom, Bob the Builder

serendipity1980 Sat 23-Feb-13 10:26:29

One of my favourite series is the Great British Bake Off, but I love any cookery programmes. DH and I love watching films too and parenting programmes. For our DS and DD, they really like Octonauts and Chuggington.

FreelanceMama Sat 23-Feb-13 11:35:07

Ken that is cool. Useful if you forgot to record something I guess. Does it show everything though? I thought there was a reason why some programmes broadcast on BBC aren't allowed to go on iplayer, for example.

busymummy3 Sat 23-Feb-13 16:05:37

We love Call The Midwife,Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge ,Sherlock , One Born Every Minute(that's me only!) Waterloo Road , The Apprentice.
DD loves The Dumping Ground and Wolf Blood.

HecateWhoopass Sat 23-Feb-13 16:08:20

I tell you what I remember that I loved. It was only ever shown the once and disappeared without trace. I don't even know if it was as good as I remember it.

maelstrom.

I've often wanted to see it again but no channel has ever shown it.

Favorite programmes at the mo are:

The Walking Dead
Glee
Sparticus (sp)
Bones
Suits
How I Met Your Mother
Vampire Diaries
Blue Bloods
The New Normal

We also loved Homeland, True Blood, Grimm, Castle and Modern Family

DD's favorites clogging up the sky box are Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi.

We prefer to record programmes than watch them live so we don't have to put up with adverts.

My favourite series by far recently was Homeland. I missed it first time round and sky+ the whole first and second series and watched them like a box set.
We all like Rizzoli and Isles and the Good Wife. The quiz with Claire Baldwin was also a hit with all the family.
I never watch live tv, pre record everything. Even if it's actually on the same night we will record and give it "wind" time to avoid ads.

Trouvere Mon 25-Feb-13 11:03:29

The children just.never.sleep, so I've not watched anything that's not 'suitable' in ages. I managed to watch most of the last series of A Game of Thrones, but I'm not sure I'm actually interested in it. And I've seen Downton Abbey, which I rate as 'so bad it's good'.

This thread is pretty much a big long list of 'things I've heard of but will not see for 5 years, if ever.'

peronel Mon 25-Feb-13 18:44:10

Blue Peter!

vixo Mon 25-Feb-13 19:49:06

We were big fans of spooks, and more recently enjoyed homeland. I love the great British bake off, and my husband will watch any of the property programmes - grand designs, location etc - repeatedly. Oh, and silent witness we like too.

The children don't watch much at all, but the odd episode of peppa which we have recorded, or Ben and Holly sometimes helps in the afternoon when they're really tired.

There doesn't seem to be much good on at the moment at all, so we are watching films that we recorded over Christmas.

Littlemousewithcloggson Tue 26-Feb-13 00:10:00

Dds favourite programmes are numberjacks, old jacks boat and peppa pig.
Mine, when I actually get the remote are call the midwife, biggest loser and mr selfridge.
Husbands - anything sporty or supernatural related!

TheTiger Tue 26-Feb-13 21:00:13

I love call the midwife and one born every minute. I also have a shameful addiction to 'The Real Housewives of...' And m currently watching the Beverley Hills series. I would love to be able to watch all the different series on demand.

I also always watch friends when there is nothing else on. I know it's old, and I've seen every episode more than once, but I still love it!

StellaMarie Wed 27-Feb-13 22:33:21

NCIS, Big Bang Theory, How I met Your Mother
Castle, Ripper Street, 24, Homeland
Revenge, Ugly Betty

All the above are popular with us all (2 teens + 2adults) along with most cookery shows.

DCs like Dr Who, Glee and Merlin as well

Crazybit Fri 01-Mar-13 00:13:03

What's the best TV series you've ever watched?
I really enjoyed Lost, until it started getting silly and I lost the plot.

Is there anything on at the moment/has there been anything recently that you're particularly glued to?
Flashpoint. Love it, I think it it is really cleverly made and it is my treat weekly.

Are there any programmes you're using this half term to keep your DCs entertained?
Jake and the neverland Pirates in this house!

DifferentNow Sat 02-Mar-13 09:06:02

Friends was probably my most watched ever show. As my life has moved on, I now love The Middle as it makes me feel the same way Friends did when I was younger. Currently on my series link is Call The Midwife, One Born Every Minute and Derek. TV is a constant battle with the 4 DC as they range between 11 and 3 and so all want to watch different things. Horrible Histories is generally a favourite though.

prakattack Mon 04-Mar-13 16:09:03

We hardly watch live TV now to be honest - we have Sky+. We'd be keen to switch to another supplier too except DH watches NFL which is only on Sky Sports 3 - not available on any other service sad
We loved Homeland recently, and are currently watching Alphas and The Following. We're keen to see what Broadchurch is like, and we also can't wait for the next series of Game of Thrones.
Other than that we don't tend to keep up with many series...
Only one of mine is old enough to watch much TV but other than Justin's House, we tend to use DVDs for him rather than live TV.

xcxcsophiexcxc Tue 05-Mar-13 12:21:05

There seems to be so much!

Game of thrones.
The mentalist.
Californication.
Pretty little liars.
Once upon a time.
The vampire diaries.

FannyFifer Tue 05-Mar-13 14:57:02

Oh, is Calafornication back on????

GetKnitted Sat 09-Mar-13 21:16:07

24 season 8... the end is nigh

LentilAsAnything Tue 12-Mar-13 21:38:57

Loads of really good stuff on!

Recently enjoyed/enjoying:
Shetland
Ripper Street
Borgen
The Killing
Homeland
Big Bang Theory (though cant stand AFF)
Sherlock
Africa
Downton Abbey

Less recent but in my top ten or so:
24
Lost
Prison Break
Spartacus
Dexter
Green Wing
Scrubs
SATC
Friends
Game of Thrones
All the CSIs apart from the British one
Law and Order
Seinfeld
Frasier
The Simpsons
Family Guy
Southpark
X-Files
Whose Line Is It Anyway (American version is better than the British, IMO)

I need to watch The West Wing, Grey's Anatomy, House and Twin Peaks! I've seen the first episodes of all of them, and know I'd like the whole series. Oh, and Desperate Housewives.

DS is 2.5 and likes Dora The Explorer, and Diego; Chuggington, Numtums, and Alphablocks.

We only ever watch things on catch up/iPlayer etc.

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