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11th Feb '18 5:10:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''PartyDown'' had magnificent characters and and writing was tops. Fans hope the movie gets made. More Henry Pollard is needed.

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* ''PartyDown'' ''Series/PartyDown'' had magnificent characters and and writing was tops. Fans hope the movie gets made. More Henry Pollard is needed.
11th Feb '18 4:35:16 PM nombretomado
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel {{KidCom}}s can be GuiltyPleasures, but the Disney XD shows always end up being somewhat actually decent. PairOfKings has very good character development and a cool setting, ''Series/KickinIt'' is just plain fun and is quite sweet, ''Series/LabRats'' has a good premise, and well written story development, and ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' is just plain funny. MightyMed is turning out pretty good too.1

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel {{KidCom}}s can be GuiltyPleasures, but the Disney XD shows always end up being somewhat actually decent. PairOfKings ''Series/PairOfKings'' has very good character development and a cool setting, ''Series/KickinIt'' is just plain fun and is quite sweet, ''Series/LabRats'' has a good premise, and well written story development, and ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' is just plain funny. MightyMed is turning out pretty good too.1
3rd Feb '18 4:47:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''NewTricks'' doesn't seem to get much love, but it definitely deserves some. It manages to perfectly balance comedy and drama, it has consistently excellent performances and engaging mysteries, and it's one of the few programs which features a cast of primarily older actors in starring roles. Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam and Dennis Waterman form probably one of the best central casts of a television show ever.

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* ''NewTricks'' ''Series/NewTricks'' doesn't seem to get much love, but it definitely deserves some. It manages to perfectly balance comedy and drama, it has consistently excellent performances and engaging mysteries, and it's one of the few programs which features a cast of primarily older actors in starring roles. Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam and Dennis Waterman form probably one of the best central casts of a television show ever.
26th Jan '18 6:22:02 PM nombretomado
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** ''Criminal Minds'' can make you sickened by humanity and gushingly happy in the same episode. The BAU members grow on you. The victims grow on you. Hell, even some of the ''Unsubs'' can grow on you. Watching an abducted adult or kid reunite with their loved ones is so heartfelt. Watching a loved one find out that one of their own was murdered can glue you to the TV. And even through all the atrocities, the BAU can ''still'' act as a family. A very dysfunctional, gun-toting family, but a family nevertheless. Plus, it has some educational value. Reid's MotorMouth tangent that occurs OncePerEpisode can teach you a lot. MadeOfWin!

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** ''Criminal Minds'' can make you sickened by humanity and gushingly happy in the same episode. The BAU members grow on you. The victims grow on you. Hell, even some of the ''Unsubs'' can grow on you. Watching an abducted adult or kid reunite with their loved ones is so heartfelt. Watching a loved one find out that one of their own was murdered can glue you to the TV. And even through all the atrocities, the BAU can ''still'' act as a family. A very dysfunctional, gun-toting family, but a family nevertheless. Plus, it has some educational value. Reid's MotorMouth tangent that occurs OncePerEpisode can teach you a lot. MadeOfWin!JustForFun/MadeOfWin!



* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster''! It's such a lovely little show, with Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/StephenFry, adapting the Wodehouse stories as close to perfect as they could get. It's just lovely and absolutely perfect. Even avid Wodehouse fans tend to agree wholeheartedly that no-one else in the world could play Jeeves and Wooster like Fry and Laurie. They are MadeOfWin anyway, and perfect perfect perfect as these characters; the blend of silliness and sweetness, the musical turns, the HeterosexualLifePartners dynamic... best British television ever.

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* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster''! It's such a lovely little show, with Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/StephenFry, adapting the Wodehouse stories as close to perfect as they could get. It's just lovely and absolutely perfect. Even avid Wodehouse fans tend to agree wholeheartedly that no-one else in the world could play Jeeves and Wooster like Fry and Laurie. They are MadeOfWin JustForFun/MadeOfWin anyway, and perfect perfect perfect as these characters; the blend of silliness and sweetness, the musical turns, the HeterosexualLifePartners dynamic... best British television ever.



* ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'' was taken from us too soon. Tracey Kibre is a gorgeous, fiery, brilliant lead character, Kelly Gaffney is walking cute with a side of badass, and there is something so ''fascinating'' about seeing the legal side of the system in the L&O 'verse. Also, LesYay. Piles and piles and piles of Les Yay. And all those clingy tops Creator/BebeNeuwirth walks around wearing and Amy Carlson's fuzzy sweaters... It was made of pure awesome. It had all the Les Yay you got from Alex and Olivia, the insane CourtroomAntics of The Mother Ship, [[Series/BostonLegal Shirley Schmidt]] was a judge, [[Series/{{Cheers}} Lilith]] was TheDeterminator, Lennie Briscoe was still ambling around being affable and it had my favorite DA ever, magnificent GoodOlBoy Arthur Branch. It was friggin' MadeOfWin, and it still got cancelled. Creator/{{NBC}} are morons.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'' was taken from us too soon. Tracey Kibre is a gorgeous, fiery, brilliant lead character, Kelly Gaffney is walking cute with a side of badass, and there is something so ''fascinating'' about seeing the legal side of the system in the L&O 'verse. Also, LesYay. Piles and piles and piles of Les Yay. And all those clingy tops Creator/BebeNeuwirth walks around wearing and Amy Carlson's fuzzy sweaters... It was made of pure awesome. It had all the Les Yay you got from Alex and Olivia, the insane CourtroomAntics of The Mother Ship, [[Series/BostonLegal Shirley Schmidt]] was a judge, [[Series/{{Cheers}} Lilith]] was TheDeterminator, Lennie Briscoe was still ambling around being affable and it had my favorite DA ever, magnificent GoodOlBoy Arthur Branch. It was friggin' MadeOfWin, JustForFun/MadeOfWin, and it still got cancelled. Creator/{{NBC}} are morons.
15th Jan '18 1:30:37 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is one of the most brilliant television shows to come out of Britain in decades. Not only is it a ''successful'' re-imagining of Literature/SherlockHolmes himself, it is so true and respectful to the original stories. It has two brilliant (and unrepentantly geeky!) showrunners in Creator/StevenMoffat (yes, THAT [[Series/DoctorWho Steven]] [[{{Series/Jekyll}} Moffat]]) and Creator/MarkGatiss (yes, THAT [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Mark Gatiss]]), who pepper their writing with references to the original ACD stories. It has two amazing stars: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Creator/MartinFreeman, both of whom embody their characters completely. You may not be able to take your eyes off Benedict and the "exotic animal" his Sherlock is (complete with gorgeous wardrobe and full-bore snark), but Martin's John is perfectly, wonderfully normal in the face of Sherlock's crazy. The rest of the cast is similarly wonderful, with extra special kudos to Mr. Gatiss pulling double-duty and providing a brilliant Mycroft Holmes, and to Rupert Graves's dryly paternal take on Inspector Lestrade. It's action-y, it's dramatic, and it's hilarious, and that ending cliffhanger ''will'' cause you to shriek at your television. It's faithful to the books, it's funny, it'd really frigging interesting and kind of creepy, it's surprisingly sweet and unrelentingly heartbreaking.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is one of the most brilliant television shows to come out of Britain in decades. Not only is it a ''successful'' re-imagining of Literature/SherlockHolmes himself, it is so true and respectful to the original stories. It has two brilliant (and unrepentantly geeky!) showrunners in Creator/StevenMoffat (yes, THAT [[Series/DoctorWho Steven]] [[{{Series/Jekyll}} Moffat]]) and Creator/MarkGatiss (yes, THAT [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen Mark Gatiss]]), who pepper their writing with references to the original ACD stories. It has two amazing stars: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Creator/MartinFreeman, both of whom embody their characters completely. You may not be able to take your eyes off Benedict and the "exotic animal" his Sherlock is (complete with gorgeous wardrobe and full-bore snark), but Martin's John is perfectly, wonderfully normal in the face of Sherlock's crazy. The rest of the cast is similarly wonderful, with extra special kudos to Mr. Gatiss pulling double-duty and providing a brilliant Mycroft Holmes, and to Rupert Graves's dryly paternal take on Inspector Lestrade. It's action-y, it's dramatic, and it's hilarious, and that ending cliffhanger ''will'' cause you to shriek at your television. It's faithful to the books, it's funny, it'd really frigging interesting and kind of creepy, it's surprisingly sweet and unrelentingly heartbreaking.
13th Jan '18 4:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel {{KidCom}}s can be GuiltyPleasures, but the Disney XD shows always end up being somewhat actually decent. PairOfKings has very good character development and a cool setting, ''{{KickinIt}}'' is just plain fun and is quite sweet, ''Series/LabRats'' has a good premise, and well written story development, and ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' is just plain funny. MightyMed is turning out pretty good too.1

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel {{KidCom}}s can be GuiltyPleasures, but the Disney XD shows always end up being somewhat actually decent. PairOfKings has very good character development and a cool setting, ''{{KickinIt}}'' ''Series/KickinIt'' is just plain fun and is quite sweet, ''Series/LabRats'' has a good premise, and well written story development, and ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' is just plain funny. MightyMed is turning out pretty good too.1
23rd Dec '17 8:51:08 PM PeaceAndLove
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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'': The show is chock-full of feartwarming, funny, and generally awesome moments, but just the premise: That there's an angel walking around for literally ''no other reason'' than that he wants to help people. And he needs the help of ordinary humans to do it. It may be from the 1980s, but it's just as wonderful as ever, teaching messages like YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre to everyone from overweight high school students to executives who don't have time for their families.

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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'': The show is chock-full of feartwarming, heartwarming, funny, and generally awesome moments, but just the premise: That there's an angel walking around for literally ''no other reason'' than that he wants to help people. And he needs the help of ordinary humans to do it. It may be from the 1980s, but it's just as wonderful as ever, teaching messages like YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre to everyone from overweight high school students to executives who don't have time for their families.
23rd Dec '17 8:50:54 PM PeaceAndLove
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* ''Series/TheJoyOfPainting''. Holy ''shit'' is this a beautiful show. Bob Ross was a damn fine painter, had an incredibly friendly and soothing voice, featured lots of cute little critters on the show, and was just... ''awesome.'' Made me wanna become a painter!
29th Nov '17 8:53:14 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/UltramanMax'' is a fantastic entry. From its fun and likable cast to its excellent usage of some of classic monsters to its solid special effects to its fairly lighthearted charm, there's something for anybody who loves {{Toku}}, {{Kaiju}}, or Ultraman as a whole. It's also a fantastic entry for newcomers to get introduced to the standard Ultraman formula without the troubles of adjusting to the more outdated effects of older series, being locked out of continuity and {{Homage}}s, or getting the wrong idea of the franchise's general nature. Unfortunately being sandwiched between grimdark franchise reboot ''Ultraman Nexus'' and nostalgia-fuelled MilestoneCelebration ''Ultraman Mebius'' keeps ''Max'' from getting as much attention as other series. [[AwesomeMusic Oh, and the]] [[EarWorm theme song is kickass.]]
* Despite the short run, ''Series/UltramanX'' was a great entry in the franchise. It had [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing visual effects]], a well-written story, and likeable characters. There's many returning monsters and Ultramen, cool new monsters, and a creepy yet awesome villain! We also get great interaction between the Ultraman and his host, both entertaining and meaningful. Every episode was top notch from the dramatic ''Living Together'' to the hilarious ''We Are Nebula!''.

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* ''Series/UltramanMax'' is a fantastic entry. From its fun and likable cast to its excellent usage of some of classic monsters to its solid special effects to its fairly lighthearted charm, there's something for anybody who loves {{Toku}}, {{Kaiju}}, or Ultraman as a whole. It's also a fantastic entry for newcomers to get introduced to the standard Ultraman formula without the troubles of adjusting to the more outdated effects of older series, being locked out of continuity and {{Homage}}s, or getting the wrong idea of the franchise's general nature. Unfortunately being sandwiched between grimdark franchise reboot ''Ultraman Nexus'' and nostalgia-fuelled MilestoneCelebration ''Ultraman Mebius'' keeps ''Max'' from getting as much attention as other series. [[AwesomeMusic Oh, and the]] [[EarWorm theme song is kickass.]]
* Despite the short run, ''Series/UltramanX'' was a great entry in the franchise. It had [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing visual effects]], a well-written story, and likeable likable characters. There's many returning monsters and Ultramen, cool new monsters, and a creepy yet awesome villain! We also get great interaction between the Ultraman and his host, both entertaining and meaningful. meaningful, as well as a better handling of the MerchandiseDriven Spark Dolls compared to ''Ultraman Ginga'' that actually help in pushing its themes of peaceful coexistence. Every episode was top notch from the dramatic ''Living Together'' "Living Together" to the hilarious ''We "We Are Nebula!''.Nebula!".



* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment dub aside, ''Series/UltramanTiga'' was exactly what the franchise needed after a fifteen year period devoid of satisfying content. Although it maintained much of the episodic formula established by the Showa series, it still felt like a fresh new take on the Ultra Series, thanks to its new twists on the Ultraman character that Tiga introduced and would codify for the franchise. It had a likable cast of characters, was loaded with creative monsters, and produced many enjoyable episodes with the welcome additions of a darker overarching storyline and occasional visiting of more adult themes. Overall, the perfect opening series for the franchise's Heisei era.



* The original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' deserves a lot more credit than it gets. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks. After all, there ''is'' a reason why the titular red-and-silver giant hero is such a pop culture icon is his homeland!

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* The original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' deserves a lot more credit than it gets. Carrying over the special effects magic of the classic Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks. After all, there ''is'' a reason why the titular red-and-silver giant hero is such a pop culture icon is his homeland!
8th Oct '17 3:19:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Spaced}}''. As Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's work, this had to be cool. Every single episode is genius. Nearly every joke is funny and well-thought-out, the references are done in a funny and smart manner, every character is loveable, the directing style is epic, and overall, the show is just downright awesome.
* ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' was so [[NarmCharm cheesy yet fantastic]]. Real-life people living out their dreams to become superheroes? YES! Pity there were only two seasons.

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* ''{{Spaced}}''.''Series/{{Spaced}}''. As Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's work, this had to be cool. Every single episode is genius. Nearly every joke is funny and well-thought-out, the references are done in a funny and smart manner, every character is loveable, the directing style is epic, and overall, the show is just downright awesome.
* ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' was so [[NarmCharm cheesy yet fantastic]]. Real-life people living out their dreams to become superheroes? YES! Pity there were only two seasons.
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