What else do people out in SFF-land enjoy watching

F.J. Hansen

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Right now, I'm working on...

Ironside (1967-75)
Adam-12 (1968-75)
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Emergency!
M*A*S*H
Are You Being Served?
The Six Million Dollar Man
Happy Days
Planet of the Apes (1974)

As for new shows, I'm really enjoying Dragons: Race to the Edge and Star Wars: Rebels.
 

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I watch far too much TV and have very broad tastes. I'm only going to list the non-SFF shows I watch, since that's the main purpose of the thread, and I pretty much watch all SFF shows anyway.


The current/reoccurring Non-SFF shows I'm watching/watched and enjoyed:

Brooklyn 99
Banshee
Nashville
Elementary
The Last Ship
The Musketeers
Graceland
Hell on Wheels
Vikings
Homeland
Hannibal
Downton Abbey
Strike Back
Bloodline
Daredevil
Aquarius
Tyrant
Broadchurch
Banished
Bates Motel
Jane the Virgin
Mr Selfridge
Murder in the First
Proof
Power
Outlander
Ripper Street
Silicon Valley
The Americans
The Blacklist
The Brink
Ballers
The Mill
The Night Shift
Unreal
SunTrap
Crossing Lines
How To Get Away With Murder
Manhattan
The Knick
Secrets and Lies
X Company

Shows I watch that I can't decide are SFF or not:

Resurrection
The Returned
Person of Interest
Reign
Hindsight
Orphan Black

Recently finished/Cancelled non-SFF shows I've watched and enjoyed in the past:

Boardwalk Empire
Copper*
Crisis
Fargo
Forever* <-- Not sure if I can call this non-SFF, it kind of has fantasy elements...
Gang Related
The Following
Ground Floor
Hunted
Intruders
Last Resort
King & Maxwell
A to Z*
The Paradise*
The Killing
Weird Loners
American Odyssey


* These programs getting cancelled shows just what is wrong with TV, yet somehow Under the Dome gets another season... :(
 
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When do you people eat? sleep? write? read?

Goodness....

I watch sports, baseball currently, American football when it returns, and Antiques Roadshow.

Regular TV?

Madame Secretary is my current favorite although I've only seen maybe 10 episodes, and Sherlock maybe 3 episodes.

My wife is a HGTV fanatic so I've seen more House Hunters, Love it or List it, and the like then I care to admit to.
 

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Given the premise, the inherent psychological angles, and the backgrounds of the two "created by" folks (Berlanti, the comic book guy, and Gero, the Stargate Atlantis guy) and the "The Illustrated Woman" motif, I'm not sure how non-SFF this is or will stay but it's being billed as a straight FBI drama at this point and, either way, I'm looking forward to it (debuts tonight at 10 on NBC (for those with that and without ESPN)):

BLINDSPOT | Trailer | NBC Official Series [HD]
 

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Yep, got this in my sights. Could be good or it could go the formulaic way of so many before it. We'll see.
 

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Outside SFF-land I enjoyed Breaking Bad, Hannibal, The Returned, American Horror Story (the last two could probably still be argued as in the SFF vein), Formula One and many of BBC4's history documentaries.

The one thing that I am utterly hooked on right now is Swedish/Danish thriller The Bridge. It's currently my favourite show of the last few years and I can't wait to get my hands on season 3.
 

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Cricket. Love my cricket. Apart from that anything really. As long as it isn't the usual dreck. On average only one movie in ten stands out for me. Same with tv shows. Make the writing good, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead etc then I'll watch and continue to watch. Loose the writing edge and I'm outta there, warp speed.
 

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Right now, I'm working on...

Ironside (1967-75)
Adam-12 (1968-75)
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Emergency!
M*A*S*H
Are You Being Served?
The Six Million Dollar Man
Happy Days
Planet of the Apes (1974)

As for new shows, I'm really enjoying Dragons: Race to the Edge and Star Wars: Rebels.
Suddenly I'm back at primary school. Just a passing observation, my mum used to work in a department store and Jimmy Perry, one of the writers of Are You Being Served, was a frequent customer, she said she can put a name to everyone of those characters.
 

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The new Muppets show. First episode started tonight. It was fantastically HILARIOUS.



Interesting that there are scenes in this video that were actually changed afterwards. They are slightly different in the actual show, but it was still fantastic.
 

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Luther, now you're talking. Pity they make so few, since Idris Elba made it big. What a great show with a truly talented lead actor.
 

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Of course you can't avoid TV, it's on everywhere, as is the playlisted pop tunes.
I count on you lot to sift thru the new TV stuff. Keep up the good work, someone has to do it.
 

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*wanders into old thread*

Back in 2015 when this thread started, I'd just stopped watching TV entirely (in March) and that continued for over a third of a decade, up until last month. (Yeah, thanks for "Undercover Boss" and whatever the heck Emmerdale has turned into)

So, as a non-watcher, I admit to only watching bits of things on YouTube, which is not the same experience at all. Today I am indulging in mega-meaty clips from my favourite food programme, Man Vs Food, and I'm wondering, dear Chronners, what is your favourite food programme?
 

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I don't like reality TV (maybe an occasional exception like Hunted if that counts) or soaps either.

I don't watch much TV. I've one series left of Game of Thrones (before the new one is out) and have finished up to series 3 of Breaking Bad.

I love Simon Reeve, Michael Palin and Levison Wood's travel programmes. David Attenborough. The occasional documentary by someone like Alice Roberts, Maggie Aderin-Pocock or Brian Cox (the physicist).

Other than that, I watch TV that makes me laugh, like Taskmaster, Father Ted, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Alan Partridge and Mock the Week.

I'm wondering, dear Chronners, what is your favourite food programme?
I've never seen Great British Bakeoff so it has to be...
 

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I used to like Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares but that's more of a make-over show. I'm a rubbish cook so I find cookery shows REALLY condescending and patronising!

My step-kids love Hell's Kitchen though...



Other TV, I like cop shows, murder mysteries, some game shows, Impractical Jokers and Taskmaster
 

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At the moment - actually, for a few years - very little current stuff. Most comedies are not that funny (though Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week are good) and dramas are a bit trite. Never watch soaps and almost no sport - the Six Nations when that rolls around.

A lot of BBC4 because there are some great documentaries on - anything with Prof. Alice Beer is a must-see - but also general science docs, history, nature. Will look in on Only Connect and University Challenge if I remember they're on.

Over here (Belgium) since we don't have a dish we don't get Sky or any of the other UK channels (just the BBCs) but a lot of channels from around Europe so occasionally some French and Belgium tv a bit of Italian from time to time - though most of that is truly dreadful. Oh...Inspector Montalbano is fun.

Otherwise, it's DVDs of mostly comedy: South Park, Family Guy, Yes (Prime) Minister, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python (and SF stuff).

I'd rather pop my eyes out with a spoon than watch reality tv.
 

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When I first flew my parent's nest I lived a girl who ONLY watched soaps, reality TV, talent shows and make over shows. That was the most depressing year of my life.
 

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Three years after my first post the answer is now: Outside of sports, the only thing I watch regularly is 60 minutes, and this year "God Friended Me."
 

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Matteo, watching so few things on the BBC led me to accidentally missed the first one and a half episodes of Dynasties (tonight, 8pm). Mind you, the first was on chimps, so I wasn't too fussed about that...

Mostly I've been watching sci-fi repeats on Pick. I wonder if superhero stuff is classed as more fantasy or sci-fi. Probably the former.
 

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