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The Best TV Shows No One Has Heard Of

 
 
Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 08:34 am
Do you have a TV show you like that viewers don't seem to have noticed?

I'll start off with "The Forgotten," Christian Slater's new crime drama series about volunteers who help identify dead bodies the police have come to a dead end with. It's a high class process oriented crime show. It's been on for almost one season, and so far every episode has been good.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 08:49 am
@Brandon9000,
Sounds good. I never heard of it before. I'll look for it. Thx.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 08:52 am
The only network show that stands out in my mind over the last couple of years is The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Unfortunately, they canceled it. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, look for the reruns and give it a chance, it grows on you.

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Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 08:54 am
Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment

Deserted in the harsh Alaskan interior, nine outdoor enthusiasts must rely on their resourcefulness to make it back to civilization alive, foraging for food, building makeshift shelters and battling plummeting temperatures along the way. Over the course of one grueling month, several team members give up completely while the others valiantly struggle to overcome their crippling hunger and exhaustion.

Caught this on Discovery channel recently. Missed the first few episodes, so I ordered the 2-disc series from Netflix. Drama, adventure, breathtaking scenery...really liked it.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 09:18 am
@Irishk,
yeah.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 12:28 pm
@Brandon9000,
Come Dine With Me, an English reality show that's a lot of fun.

link to show
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 12:41 pm
Jam & Jerusalem (known as Clatterford in the US), British comedy, centered around a small town women's church group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_&_Jerusalem

Coast, a great British series about the coastal towns and geography of the british isles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_(TV_series)

Doc Martin, British drama (with many great comic moments), a renowned surgeon develops a fear of blood, and decides to apply for the post of GP in a sleepy Cornish town he spent summer in as a child

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Martin

Kingdom, British drama (again with many great comic moments), a lawyer tries to come to terms with his brothers mysterious disappearance and presumed death, all the while dealing with cases brought by the eclectic and eccentric populace of his hometown

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_(TV_series)
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 02:13 pm
@djjd62,
Thanks, djjd62 - just put both seasons of Jam & Jerusalem in my Netflix queue. Love the Brit sense of humor...the others sound interesting, as well!
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 02:29 pm
I have been watching "Men of a Certain Age" on TNT. It has turned out to be a much better show than I expected. It is actually a drama with scattered moments of comedy. Three middle-aged men who have been friends since college are each working through a different set of personal problems. However, their problems are not the stereotypical midlife crisis problems. Their challenges at this point in their life are unique to each of them.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2010 02:57 pm
@Brandon9000,
Definitely Eureka on the SyFy Channel. A show about a sheriff (Sheriff Carter) as he takes care of a company town of scientists and geniuses. Great sense of humor. The cast has a wonderful sense of chemistry with each other. Colin Ferguson, the lead actor is affable and charismatic. I love Joe Morton since I seen him act in several independent John Sayles movies.

http://qtorr.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/eureka.jpg

A great show that does a lot with theoretical science, geeky characters, geeky humor, and still holds a lot of humanity in its stories and characters. When someone important dies, the characters don't simply forget her or him and move onto the next sight gag or plot gimmick, they react like 3 dimensional characters (denial, anger, sorrow, etc...).
http://www.hulu.com/eureka
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 06:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've mentioned this show on another thread but since it's on the cancellation bubble: NBC's Trauma.
I love Rabbit! What a complicated and yet sympathetic character.
http://images.hitfix.com/photos/90618/trauma_1_gallery_primary.jpg
I'll be quite sad if NBC drops the show.

http://www.hulu.com/trauma
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marocinoso
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 10:51 am
@Brandon9000,
Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
kermit
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 12:52 pm
@marocinoso,
Gonna have to add In Plain Sight to this list. I'm amazed that this show hasn't become a worldwide favorite, because I love it. Drama, action, it's got it all.

New season starts on March 31 too, so I'd recommend checking it out.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 12:57 pm
The best documentary on TV is MTV's Made. I've watched a lot of them and it is a great show - they truly help kids make meaningful changes in their life, and the common thread is how much hard work it takes. The kids are never ready for how much hard work it takes.

Another good on is Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares - the British version is better.

Cycloptichorn

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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 02:12 pm
@kermit,
kermit wrote:

Gonna have to add In Plain Sight to this list. I'm amazed that this show hasn't become a worldwide favorite, because I love it. Drama, action, it's got it all.

New season starts on March 31 too, so I'd recommend checking it out.

Yes, it is fun.
kermit
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2010 04:48 pm
@Brandon9000,
Oh man, had no idea you were a fan. Definitely pumped for the premiere, glad to have someone else to talk about it with
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kermit
 
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Reply Wed 31 Mar, 2010 12:52 pm
@Brandon9000,
Just a reminder...new season of IPS premieres tonight at 10
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ashjoe
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2010 04:33 am
hi like to watch friends tv show.this is one of my favorite tv show.i never forget to watch this show..
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 11:35 am
@ashjoe,
...that no one has heard of
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 11:38 am
"Ghost Squad"

I discovered this on Netflix. It was a British police drama about a secret Internal Affairs group within Internal Affairs, the existence of which was officially denied. The members were sent in undercover to investigate police against whom serious allegations had been made. The show made seven episodes, every one of which was superb, and then it was cancelled. I would have liked to have seen more. Like "The Forgotten," with which I began this thread, it was a great show which probably wasn't promoted properly. These days the networks have no patience with potential sleepers.
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