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People who added this item 1681 Average listal rating (1045 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
Twin Peaks (1990)
Notes: This show was just amazing and was actually very influential on shows that came afterwards. It was so ambitious and original at the same time. It is actually a wonder that they agreed to produce this. Imagine if Mulholland Drive became the TV show it was supposed to be....



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People who added this item 1057 Average listal rating (779 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
MacGyver (1985)
Notes: Back in those days, MacGyver was just the best. The guy could built up anything and it still looked pretty realistic. His attitude was always impeccable (no guns, no drugs, no alcohol, no sex,... actually, 25 years later, the guy sounds more like a bore ! Anyway...). I loved this show so bad!



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People who added this item 1746 Average listal rating (1043 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
Notes: This is the 1st HBO show I watched and you could see that the production value was much higher than on other networks. Great directing, great acting, spellbinding story,... I'm a huge fan.



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People who added this item 5622 Average listal rating (3693 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
The Simpsons (1989)
Notes: Easily my favorite cartoon show. I have been watching it for years and I just love it. Funny and sharp at the same time.



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People who added this item 937 Average listal rating (633 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Notes: I was probably much too young when I watched this and I probably got a few nightmares but It was so fascinating, I could'nt help watching it. Each time, it was like being immersed in a fantastic world where everything could happen.... Just spellbinding.

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People who added this item 3063 Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 9.5
Notes: Once again, my wife at first wasn't really interested by the damned thing. In fact, months ago, we already gave it a try but, after the 1st episode, we thought it was so confusing, so difficult to follow, that both decided to drop it. Eventually, we gave it a 2nd chance and we both got hooked. Indeed, even though it is rather slow and nothing much really happens, the epic scale is just mesmerizing. Eventually, it won us over and now it has become seriously addictive.



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People who added this item 2444 Average listal rating (1380 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)
Notes: About 4 or 5 years ago, my brother-in-law showed me a couple of episodes and even though it seemed interesting, somehow, I didn't care much for the whole thing. Well, after all these years, I have decided to give it a 2nd chance, and, this time, I was much more able to enjoy it. Basically, what makes this show really work is the amazing performance delivered by Bryan Cranston.



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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Knick (2014)
Notes: Well, it did sound promising but, in fact, it turned to be much better than I expected. Indeed, the whole thing looked great, it was fascinating to behold and Clive Owen gave here easily one of his best performances. Concerning Steven Soderbergh, it was the best thing he has delivered since 'Traffic' and, apparently, it was totally worth it that he went into (temporary) retirement to direct this great TV-show.

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People who added this item 1063 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)
Notes: That's a rather tricky one. The issue here was that I kept hearing for several years that it was one of, if not the very best TV-show ever made so I had some huge expectations. Well, to be honest, even though I really loved the damned thing and even though it must be the best cop TV-show, it didn't turn out to be the best thing I have ever seen though. Basically, even though it might have been amazing when it was released, to be honest, since then, the quality of the TV-shows have greatly improved and I don't think it comes near such modern classics like 'Game of Thrones' or 'Breaking Bad'. Still, it is really solid though.



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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Notes: For some reasons, my wife thought it would be a good idea to offer me Netflix for Sinterklaas (some kind of Dutch Santa Claus). Anyway, the first thing I decided to watch on the streaming service was this show and I was seriously impressed. To be honest, I still have to watch a lot of episodes but, so far, I thought it was quite spellbinding and, to be honest, much better than big hits like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones'. Indeed, I think that politics is a fascinating subject and there might never be a better show dealing with this ever again. Furthermore, the cast, especially Kevin Spacey, is really good here.



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People who added this item 871 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
Notes: Even though it took me some time to convince my wife to watch the damned thing, eventually, she was really hooked and really loved it. To be honest, we both felt that the ending didn't really deliver but, still, the whole thing was quite awesome and completely deserved all the praised it got. I was especially impressed by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as they both gave some of the best performances.



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People who added this item 1548 Average listal rating (934 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.5
Notes: I thought I might give it a try with my wife but, after the 1st episode, she said she didn't care for the whole thing at all so I ended up watching the damned thing on my own. To be honest, even though it was a really impressive TV-show, it was still missing something to completely blow me away to be honest. Still, it is a classic and pretty much a must-see.



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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.8
Notes: I had some issue to watch 'The Wire' (my brother lend me his complete DVD collection of this TV-show but it turned out that the very first DVD with the first 3 episodes was missing so I ended up ordering again the 1st season on Ebay...). So, while I was figuring out a way to watch 'The Wire', I ended up watching the 1st episode of this TV-show with my wife but, even though I thought it looked pretty cool, she was not really convinced so we moved on right away towards something else. However, when finally managed to start 'The Wire', she liked it even less so we came back to fairly quickly to this TV-show and we have both thoroughly enjoyed it since then.



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People who added this item 2447 Average listal rating (1786 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Seinfeld (1989)
Notes: Honestly, I haven't watched it as often as I wish but each time I had the chance to catch it, I couldn't stop laughing!



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People who added this item 1682 Average listal rating (1254 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Notes: It was so funny... Very politically incorrect (refreshing...) and very well done.



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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
V (1984)
Notes: Maybe today, it looks very cheesy but back then, it was a pretty cool show. I still remember the 1st day you saw the real face of the 'Visitors', I was rather impressed...




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People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (512 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Oz (1997)
Notes: Again a HBO show. A very realistic prison drama (F*ck Prison Break...). It is quite chilling and pretty bleak but definitely worth it.


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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Wiseguy (1987)
Notes: Back in the 90's, I used to watch this show very often and I thought it was just spellbinding to watch. It was also my first contact with Kevin Spacey who was totally awesome as 'Mel Profitt'. It is definitely a very good and underrated cop movie.


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People who added this item 3667 Average listal rating (2547 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Futurama (1999)
Notes: Not as good as the Simpsons but still pretty sharp and funny.

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People who added this item 765 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Notes: Maybe if I would watch it again now, I would find it corny but when I was a kid, I really loved this show. It just left so real compared to the other shows I was watching back then ad I could definitely relate to the characters.




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People who added this item 2553 Average listal rating (1479 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Notes: I'm not sure what to make of this one... Indeed, the 1st episode was pretty awesome and the whole thing is really well directed, written and acted. However, does it add anything to the whole zombie genre? I'm not so sure... Furthermore, the ending of the 1st season with the doctor was really not convincing. Still, I definitely enjoyed it though. Eventually, I have watched the 2nd season. My god, there is a lot of talking on this one... Nick loved it as much as the 1st season but I thought it was really heavy and emotionally (suicide, people killing each other, executions,...). At the end, I was really drenched emotionally. Still, strong directing, very good acting and some very well rounded characters, absolutely.



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People who added this item 1247 Average listal rating (930 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Notes: I have actually see it only a few times but I always laughed my ass off. The premise is pretty lame and it looks very stupid but the actors are great. It is just freaking hilarious.


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People who added this item 2707 Average listal rating (1902 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Notes: I thought this show was hilarious and I loved the settings and all the characters. I wish I had seen more episodes of this one.



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Dexter (2006)
Notes: My wife and I, we have just started to watch this show and we have watched only a few episodes so it is too early to really judge it, but, so far, it has been really enjoyable. Indeed, Dexter is a great character and Michael C. Hall (who was already great in 'Six Feet Under') is just awesome here. I'm afraid the show won't be so good after 8 seasons but we'll see and, right now, it is just really fun.



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People who added this item 4877 Average listal rating (2959 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Lost (2004)
Notes: The first season was just great. Maybe the best thing I have ever seen on TV. Great acting and directing. I loved the story about those people stuck on this island and the very nice flashback telling their backstories. I didn't mind much about the weird 'stuff' because I figured they will explain it later on. I was so wrong.... From the season 2, each episodes just kept bringing more and more weird 'stuff' and nothing was explained at all... Very frustrating and disappointing... I watched the whole show and I'm finally done with season 6 but starting from season 2, I did't really care anymore about the story or the characters... Too bad!




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People who added this item 3851 Average listal rating (2402 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Heroes (2006)
Notes: Like Lost, the 1st season was very good. Good acting, directing, story. But at the end of the 1st season, you could feel they lost their edge and season 2 wasn't very compelling anymore.



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People who added this item 1763 Average listal rating (1063 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Sopranos (1999)
Notes: 3rd HBO show on this list. I was rather disappointed by the Sopranos. I was expecting the best show ever and it was indeed good but not that great. I have just seen the 1st season. Maybe I should try season 2 and give it another shot.

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People who added this item 2156 Average listal rating (1443 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
24 (2001)
Notes: I thought it was pretty good. As I expected, the concept of real time action is pretty neat and entertaining. However, during a standard 2 hour thriller, you always have a few improbable twists, can you imagine how many improbable twists they manage to fit in in 24 hours?!? Still, Kiefer Sutherland really rocks this performance and it is rather fun to watch.



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People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)
Notes: I was rather underwhelmed by this show. I loved the premise and I think that Parker is a very good actress so I was really looking for watching this show but eventually it was nice but not more than that.



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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Cold Feet (1997)
Notes: A very nice English show with some very good acting and writing.



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People who added this item 687 Average listal rating (530 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Quantum Leap (1989)
Notes: Looking back, the premise sounds so lame and silly but this show was really addictive. I watched it everyday with my brother and sister. Very entertaining.



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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Notes: I was so young when I watched this, I can't remember it in details. I know it was pretty cool and I definitely enjoyed it.



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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Party of Five (1994)
Notes: I have no idea why but I was pretty addicted to his show. There were many upcoming actors in this one (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox,...)



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ER (1994)
Notes: At the beginning, when George Clooney was around, I used to watch it a lot. But I kind of got fed up that the show was more about the doctors' love life than their work which I always found more interesting.



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Before I started to ONLY watch movies, I used to do other stuff...
I used to watched many TV shows.

If you're curious about my other interests beside movies, please check this list : Before I ONLY watched movies...

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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 21 14:58
McGuyver rocks ! :D
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 21 16:31
Very nice indeed.
Twin Peaks, The Simpsons and Six Feet Under all make my top 5 too. Along with Buffy and Lost.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 22 7:35
Nice. About half of these I also enjoyed watching. Six Feet Under, Twilight Zone & Quantum Leap are all among my all-time favorites.

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