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17th Oct '17 4:34:02 PM Josef5678
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* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury.'' Despite being seen as a breath of fresh air compared to the more loathed ''PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' it often gets overshadowed by it's EvenBetterSequel, ''RPM'' (read above). Casey is a great deconstruction of the RookieRedRanger trope, the characters are likable (especially RJ), the villains are decent, and it had the first [[EarWorm catchy theme song]] since ''Series/PowerRangersSPD.''

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* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury.'' ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''. Despite being seen as a breath of fresh air compared to the more loathed ''PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', it often gets overshadowed by it's EvenBetterSequel, ''RPM'' (read above). Casey is a great deconstruction of the RookieRedRanger trope, the characters are likable (especially RJ), the villains are decent, and it had the first [[EarWorm catchy theme song]] since ''Series/PowerRangersSPD.''''Series/PowerRangersSPD''.



* In 2006, ''Series/TheClass'' began its one season run. It was hilarious and had a great cast including [[{{Series/BetterOffTed}} Andrea Anders]], [[Series/ModernFamily Jesse Tyler Ferguson]], SamHarris (playing the perfect CampStraight), and a witty and underappreciated actress named LizzyCaplan. It was criticized for having no minorities in the main cast, which may have contributed to its death. But it was simply the [[{{Series/Firefly}} second best one season show ever.]]

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* In 2006, ''Series/TheClass'' began its one season run. It was hilarious and had a great cast including [[{{Series/BetterOffTed}} Andrea Anders]], [[Series/ModernFamily Jesse Tyler Ferguson]], SamHarris (playing the perfect CampStraight), and a witty and underappreciated actress named LizzyCaplan.Creator/LizzyCaplan. It was criticized for having no minorities in the main cast, which may have contributed to its death. But it was simply the [[{{Series/Firefly}} second best one season show ever.]]



* ''Series/StargateUniverse''. Admittedly a bit of a Battlestar ripoff (not so much in story as in tone, theme, setting,and aesthetic), but seriously one of the best quality scifi shows out there. And hay, who couldn't use some more Galactica?

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* ''Series/StargateUniverse''. Admittedly a bit of a Battlestar ripoff (not so much in story as in tone, theme, setting,and setting, and aesthetic), but seriously one of the best quality scifi shows out there. And hay, who couldn't use some more Galactica?



* ''Series/LabRats'' is often dismissed as "just another Disney Channel sitcom", especially since it was on their fringe sister network Disney XD. It tends to get overshadowed by their animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. What makes it stand out is its intriguing concept (three bionic teenagers are raised as normal humans by their stepbrother). The characters are exciting and the stories are funny, but it shines when it gets serious. ''Lab Rats'' is arguably Disney Channel's darkest live-action sitcom, literally exploring the themes of bionic warfare, terrorist threats, and child soldiers. It kicked of a wave of superhero sitcoms on both Disney (''Series/MightyMed'') and Nickelodeon (''Series/HenryDanger'' and ''Series/TheThundermans''), all of which tend to be goofier in nature than ''Lab Rats'', especially the Nick shows. Marvel fans will enjoy something that comes straight out of their playbook, and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fans will want to look into it as Naruto's English voice actress plays a major character on the show.

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* ''Series/LabRats'' is often dismissed as "just another Disney Channel sitcom", especially since it was on their fringe sister network Disney XD. It tends to get overshadowed by their animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. What makes it stand out is its intriguing concept (three bionic teenagers are raised as normal humans by their stepbrother). The characters are exciting and the stories are funny, but it shines when it gets serious. ''Lab Rats'' is arguably Disney Channel's darkest live-action sitcom, literally exploring the themes of bionic warfare, terrorist threats, and child soldiers. It kicked of off a wave of superhero sitcoms on both Disney (''Series/MightyMed'') and Nickelodeon (''Series/HenryDanger'' and ''Series/TheThundermans''), all of which tend to be goofier in nature than ''Lab Rats'', especially the Nick shows. Marvel fans will enjoy something that comes straight out of their playbook, and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fans will want to look into it as Naruto's English voice actress plays a major character on the show.
13th Oct '17 7:03:30 PM Josef5678
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* Not so much for a show as for a character, the DVDCommentary for the S1 finale of ''Series/RobinHood'' has most of the cast talking about how sorry they feel for Guy of Gisborne. After a few minutes of this, Jonas Armstrong speaks up in defence of Robin: "Why does everyone feel sorry for Gisborne? He's a murderer! What about poor Robin?!"
10th Oct '17 6:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'' is by no means the equal of JimButcher's [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles books]], but it ''was'' a good deal of fun, and at some points used your knowledge the books to throw you a deliberate curveball. (For example, we learn Harry's history in the first episode, including the death of Harry's mentor Justin... and then we see Justin watching from the shadows near the end. OhCrap.)

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* ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'' is by no means the equal of JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles books]], but it ''was'' a good deal of fun, and at some points used your knowledge the books to throw you a deliberate curveball. (For example, we learn Harry's history in the first episode, including the death of Harry's mentor Justin... and then we see Justin watching from the shadows near the end. OhCrap.)
24th Sep '17 10:53:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BombGirls'' was tragically cancelled after two seasons, but it was an amazing, well-written, well-acted, BechdelTest-passing show about the lives of a group of Canadian women during World War 2 working in a bomb factory.

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* ''Series/BombGirls'' was tragically cancelled after two seasons, but it was an amazing, well-written, well-acted, BechdelTest-passing [[UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest Bechdel Test]]-passing show about the lives of a group of Canadian women during World War 2 working in a bomb factory.
4th Jun '17 8:52:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Justice}}'' only has a stub page on TvTropes and it was [[ShortRunners canceled after one season]], but it is one of the most involving court dramas in a ''long'' time. The defense firm the series had as protagonists was filled to the brim with [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] that would make [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} Billy Flynn]] proud, everyone always had an agenda (except, perhaps, the accused), and it was never sure [[TheReveal until the very last scene]] whether the accused had actually commited the crime in question.

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* ''Series/{{Justice}}'' only has a stub page on TvTropes Wiki/TVTropes and it was [[ShortRunners canceled after one season]], but it is one of the most involving court dramas in a ''long'' time. The defense firm the series had as protagonists was filled to the brim with [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] that would make [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} Billy Flynn]] proud, everyone always had an agenda (except, perhaps, the accused), and it was never sure [[TheReveal until the very last scene]] whether the accused had actually commited the crime in question.
20th May '17 4:29:38 PM nombretomado
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* Series/{{Psychoville}}. An obscure little show from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Unlike The League of Gentlemen it has no DVD set in America. Features Dawn French of ''TheVicarOfDibley'' fame.

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* Series/{{Psychoville}}. An obscure little show from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Unlike The League of Gentlemen it has no DVD set in America. Features Dawn French of ''TheVicarOfDibley'' ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' fame.
4th Mar '17 5:28:40 PM LaptopGuy
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* ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' got flak for being on Creator/CartoonNetwork like ''Unnatural History'' and ''Tower Prep'' above, but it's a certainly interesting take on the RogerRabbitEffect with a lot of unique characters and silly plots.

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* ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' got flak for being on Creator/CartoonNetwork like ''Unnatural History'' and ''Tower Prep'' above, above (and is generally considered to be weaker than the other two), but it's a certainly interesting take on the RogerRabbitEffect with a lot of unique characters and silly plots.plots.
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/KirbyBuckets'': They're hardly the best shows on Disney XD but they're only two single-camera sitcoms on the network. The former was their first ever sitcom, having boy-friendly themes about skateboarding, the title characters interacting with the audience, and a former star from one of Nick's most beloved sitcoms. The latter was their take on ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'', featuring random cartoon characters who pop up out of nowhere in quick gags and two more ex-Nick stars (from considerably less well-received shows).
3rd Mar '17 7:50:36 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Series/LabRats'' is often dismissed as "just another Disney Channel sitcom", especially since it was on their fringe sister network Disney XD. It tends to get overshadowed by their animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. What makes it stand out is its intriguing concept (three bionic teenagers are raised as normal humans by their stepbrother). The characters are exciting and the stories are funny, but it shines when it gets serious. ''Lab Rats'' is arguably Disney Channel's darkest live-action sitcom, literally exploring the themes of bionic warfare, terrorist threats, and child soldiers. It kicked of a wave of superhero sitcoms on both Disney (''Series/MightyMed'') and Nickelodeon (''Series/HenryDanger'' and ''Series/TheThundermans''), all of which tend to be goofier in nature than ''Lab Rats'', especially the Nick shows. Marvel fans will enjoy something that comes straight out of their playbook, and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fans will want to look into it as Naruto's English voice actress plays a major character on the show.
* ''Series/{{Crashbox}}'', an HBO edutainment series in where viewers play mini-games in a factory. The games are extremely goofy and random. For example, one game teaches people vocabulary by narrating a day in the life of an unsanitary man, while another involves historical figures visiting a haunted house, and another has a radio host scramble and unscramble words. There's always seven or eight games played per episode, and there are amusing cutaways involving power outages or hi-jinks in a cafeteria.
11th Feb '17 11:08:26 PM cillianflood
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* ''Series/ShoeboxZoo'': A children's show based on Scottish mythology that ran on BBC for two seasons in the early 2000s. Though it's a kid show the quality of the writing goes far above and beyond what's expected with great character development, complex character relationships, a child protagonist that's actually written like a real child, some genuinely shocking plot twists and a very dark and serious tone while still being perfect appropriate for children. Apparently it once had a reasonably active community that sadly vanished over night. In the present day this wiki is perhaps the only place a future fan might discover the show.
13th Dec '16 5:27:36 PM AgProv
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* ''Series/BritainsGotThePopFactor'': A spot-on mercliessly deconstructive parody of TV talent shows. A lot more could be said about this with more outgoing links.
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