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Have joined Tesco DVD rental and need to build list of 'I wants'. What old TV shows/dramas do you recommend?

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RubyRioja Thu 24-May-07 19:08:11

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Slubberdegullion Thu 24-May-07 19:29:27

If your into comedy I can't reccommend Seinfeld or Black Books highly enough.

I set forth to watch the TV series Fame (I absolutely adored it whan I was a kid, only to discover (to my great disappointment) that is was utterly dire. Just the worst acting I have ever seen. Good dance routines in hilarious outfits but not enough to make me want to watch epidodes 5-10 on the next DVD!!

thequeenofcontradiction Thu 24-May-07 19:29:51

Six Feet Under?

RubyRioja Thu 24-May-07 19:34:59

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YohoAhoy Thu 24-May-07 19:48:21

Law & Order - there are quite a few offshoots of that as well, like CSI.

We're just working through season 1 of St Elsewhere - will definitley meet the 80s fashion requirement, and quite good show too

How about Sopranos for more recent?

Also Without a Trace - again not so old, but excellent.

OR for really old, how about Rockford Files - 70s fashion - even better.

As you can probable tell, I'm a tv-show-on-DVD fan too

purplemonkeydishwasher Thu 24-May-07 19:49:50

Carnivale. it's farking BRILLIANT.

RubyRioja Thu 24-May-07 19:56:59

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RubyRioja Thu 24-May-07 19:57:25

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Cappuccino Thu 24-May-07 19:58:56

The Closer is fantastic

Without a Trace good too but not in the same league

francagoestohollywood Thu 24-May-07 19:59:42

Second Black Books.
Have you ever heard of the gilmore girls? It's an american series, a bit too sugary, but not too bad...
On this note, I also love The Golden Girls ...

Cappuccino Thu 24-May-07 20:00:03

I have caught a couple of Ally McBeal repeats on TMF and flirted with the idea of watching that - didn't see it the first time round

but might be too irritating

francagoestohollywood Thu 24-May-07 20:00:31

Yes, the Closer, I saw only one episode and it was brilliant (see capp, we agree on this one )

nannyogg Thu 24-May-07 20:00:38

We joined the Amazon one and watched every single episode of Monarch of the Glen...

Probably not the kind of thing you're after though

purplemonkeydishwasher Thu 24-May-07 20:00:41

yeah millenium is the one with the psychic type guy. it's kind of x-filey.

aquasea Thu 24-May-07 20:09:57

24 is addictive.

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 24-May-07 20:11:07

Roots is utterly brill, if you're up for a 1970s landmark slavery drama series.

AllBuggiedOut Thu 24-May-07 20:13:09

Twin Peaks
This Life

Am envious!

southeastastra Thu 24-May-07 20:14:32

twin peaks! i loved that sooo much

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-May-07 20:15:22

oooh twin peaks, that was excellent!

<scurries of to her own wants list to request it>

Cappuccino Thu 24-May-07 20:31:31

I have not watched 24 for ages

I gave up during the second series becuse I did not like Kiefer's jacket

knew I would be stuck with it for months

should I go back and try to ignore the jacket?

ArcticRoll Thu 24-May-07 20:58:05

The Sopranos
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Homicide:Life on the Street
My So Called Life

hatrick Thu 24-May-07 20:59:01

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rislip Thu 24-May-07 21:00:35

24 and The Sopranos. TV gold.

caspercat Sat 26-May-07 13:17:16

Cold Feet
Party of Five
24 definitely

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 27-May-07 19:40:01

Northern Exposure

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