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Cable shows that are better than almost everything on the networks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I still have never seen a single episode of Mad Men or Breaking Bad, but I'm guessing this could still be a pretty long list...

    White Collar
    The Closer
    Burn Notice
    Nurse Jackie
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Sunny in Philadelphia
    Rescue Me
    Pretty much anything on FX.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I stopped watching Rescue Me shortly after his son died in the bike accident. I loved the show. It was probably my favorite show at the time, but that episode really fucked me up. I have a close relative who died in a similar way and I have two little kids, so that was something I didn't need to see, not that they did anything wrong.
  4. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    I actually think the overall quality of network TV programming has taken a tremendous upswing in the past five or so years, due in large part to attempts to compete with edgier cable-fare. That being said:

    ITA concerning Sunny in Philadelphia, Psych, and Burn Notice. I have a general love for HBO programming as well, but I feel like that doesn't count for me, as I lack premium cable and never get to see its shows until they hit DVD.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't let one episode like that run you away from a great show. You're missing out.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't doubt it, but I don't know if there's ever been a single episode of a show that fucked me up the way that one did...
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  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I get what he is saying, though. At some point, you just heap so much disturbing shit onto the pile that it can be tough to watch. (Though I can't wait to see how they deal with the cliffhanger from this past season.)
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  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I can handle dark. I actually like dark. But watching kids get killed and I'm out... I don't watch SVU anymore either and am very careful about watching some episodes of Criminal Minds...
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Breaking Bad was/is outstanding, but damn, its season finale last year was a major comedown.
  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Sons of Anarchy and absolutely, Mad Men
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't know if anyone here is watching White Collar, but it's a pretty slick show.

    Tiffani Amber-Thiessen is in it, in a very small role.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Good call on Criminal Minds. The episode from a couple of weeks ago was pretty effed up.

    Kidnapped girl 1: What do they want with us?
    Kidnapped girl 2: Our babies.
    Kidnapped girl 1: But I'm not pregnant.
    Kidnapped girl 2: You will be.

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