Suggestions for TV series on DVDs?

@wayz12 (2059)
United States
July 8, 2008 12:44pm CST
I don't watch TV, but I enjoy watching TV shows on DVD. So far I have watched Lost, House M.D., Smallville, Bones and Heroes. I've also started watching Dexter and has Roswell in queue. My tastes usually run towards sci-fi, thrillers, and drama. I'm not big on reality TV shows though. So, I'm asking my mylot friends to give me some recommendations on which shows I should start adding in my list. Thanks in advance.
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I think that Reba should be put on DVD. If it is I can not find it.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I think I've seen a few episodes. It's quite funny. Thanks for sharing!
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Amazon.com has Reba box sets on sale all the time - $15 or regular about $22.
@ycanteye (770)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Have you ever watched any of the old Twilight Zone shows. Some are kind of hokey by todays standards but they are, in my opinion, still worth watching.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I've seen some of them...especially with its distinctive theme music. Thanks for the suggestion.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
9 Jul 08
Try Doctor WHo and Torchwood. If you liked Bones, you'll liked NCIS as well. And I wouldn't be myself if I didn't pimp Stargate franchise :) Stargate sg1, stargate atlantis and two dvd movies :) but there is a LOT of seasons, so it's only up for your consideration :) I love my stargate :) Firefly is awesome too :)
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I've been thinking of getting "Firefly", considering I like Buffy. I'll check the rest of your suggestions. Thanks for sharing!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Jul 08
I'll Second "Firefly" if you like SciFi It didn't last long,but it burned bright ...
• Canada
9 Jul 08
I love watch tv shows on dvd because it is a massive time saver and you can watch as many or as little episodes you want in one sitting. It's not necessary to wait one full week before you find out what happens next on the show. Also, during the summer hiatus when there's only reruns and reality shows on tv, it's a great time to catch up on series that you wouldn't otherwise have given a chance during regular season. If you like Smallville and Roswell, I think you would enjoy watching Veronica Mars. It is a teenaged detective in Neptune, California solving crimes weekly, but there is also an overarching mystery that encompasses the entire season that she has to try to solve as well. The writing is smart-alecky and witty and the acting is superb. There are three seasons in total but the first two seasons were the best. As well, they say that if you like Veronica Mars, you will also love Buffy (or is it if you love Buffy, you'll love Veronica Mars.) Regardless, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin off show, Angel, is one of my all-time favorite shows. With great script, a big-bad enemy every season, and fantastic characters, you'll get hooked! There is great continuity between the seasons and things that happen in the second season may be referred to in the sixth. So it's good to watch it in order. For Buffy - you kind of have to suffer through the first two seasons though before it really picks up. Buffy is seven seasons long and Angel is five seasons. If you like thrillers/scifi, I'd also recommend watching Supernatural. It's like a mini-horror movie every week. The writing style can be cheesy and so can the acting, but it's actually quite good. There have been some episodes that have actually scared the pants off of me. There are two seasons on dvd right now. 24 is a series that was kind of forced upon me and when I popped in the first dvd, I ended up watching 12 episodes that day. It is a very addictive show and a neat concept in that each episode is one real-time hour so 24 episodes of one season make up 24 hours in one day. It is an action packed series, with so many twists and turns, you never know who's good and who's bad. It's about the CTU (Counter-terrorist Unit) in LA and what they have to go through to try to avert certain disasters. Sometimes, they can't avoid the disasters and bad things happen in the city/world. It's great! If you happen to start any of these series, it should keep you busy well until regular season starts up again. Happy tv watching.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well, I'm a Buffy fan, so I'll probably check out Veronica Mars per your suggestion. Very good well-written response. Thanks for sharing!
@vanila (491)
• Israel
9 Jul 08
I will soon order on the v.o.d (view on demand)the series "Entourage" season number 3. It is a fun series about the life of mark wolberg who is not playing there but is the producer. When I see it I can not stop, I think I am going to see the all periods of the season in only 1-2 days.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hmm....Not really familiar with that one, but thanks for suggesting it. I'll check it out.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
9 Jul 08
One of my favorite shows I'm watching right now on DVD is "Weeds". I didn't think I would like it that much, but I'm really enjoying it. I'm also a big "Gilmore Girls" fan. Not that this would be your taste, but they do have all seven seasons out on DVD.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I've seen a few episodes of Weeds, and i think it is interesting. Never been into "Gilmore Girls" though. Thanks for sharing!
• United States
9 Jul 08
The love comes softly series is great. They are based on the books by Janette oke. They are family orientated. My whole family loves them
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I've heard of them, but haven't seen one. Thanks for sharing!
• Canada
9 Jul 08
I have started collecting the arious seasons o Frasier on DVD. I absolutely love them. I have the first three seasons, and as long as I keep getting Borders gift cards from Gater, I am going to continue collection seasons until I have them all.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I've seen some episodes and its quite hilarious. Thanks for sharing!
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
8 Jul 08
One of my favorites is Monk. The show airs on USA and returns with new episodes this month. Its entertaining and Monk solves crimes. I have already purchased many seasons. My favorite show is Perry Mason. There are no new episodes, as this is an old show with court cases and Perry Mason is based on real cases that Erle Stanley Gardner solved over his career. He lived in my area and I enjoy seeing the offices that he worked in so many years ago.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Monk sounds like an interesting character-based series. I used to read Perry Mason paperbacks. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I would recommend Strong Medicine, Doogie Howser, M.D., ER, or Numb3rs. Numb3rs is one of my personal favorites. You've mentioned a few crime scene shows, so this would probably be right up your alley. Just a sidenote- Burn Notice and In Plain Sight are shows on TV right now that you might enjoy.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I love Doogie Howser, M.D. I used to enjoy watching ER. The rest i'm not familiar. Thanks for the suggestions.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Sounds like you're into medical shows. A funny one would be Malcom in the Middle, its not medical. Torchwood, or Dharma & Greg, that ones about relationships. The Profiler, or Stargate, hope those choices help you cure your DVD fix.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I used to watch Dharma and Greg and I like the movie Stargate. The rest I'll research and find out more. Thanks for sharing.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I recommend Criminal Minds. It's my favorite show on tv right now.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I'm not familiar with this show. I'll check it out. Thanks for suggesting.
@AmbiePam (48652)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Well since you like sci-fi you've probably already watched all the seasons of The X-Files. If not those are really great. I would also check out the show Supernatural, which now airs on the CW. It is an excellent sci-fi show.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I haven't watched all X-Files but I've seen a few. I might just go ahead and watched the whole series, complete 9 seasons, i think. Thanks for sharing!
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@AmbiePam (48652)
• United States
10 Jul 08
The last season is kinda just OK, but make sure you check out the X-Files movie they did. I think it was 1998. It was really good too.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I saw the first X-Files movie and I like it. I'm not sure how I will take this latest one because it has been a long time since I've seen any X-Files episode, and my memory of it is starting to be hazy.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Have you ever watched Ghost Hunters? Its on the SciFi channel. Its one of my favorite shows. I also like to watch Naked Archaelogist on the History channel. First 48 Hours is a pretty good crime show too. It shows real detectives in cities trying to solve murder cases during the first 48 hours.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Are these real-life TV shows? Thanks for sharing!
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Yes, they are all real life tv shows.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Since there ain't nothing worth watching on TV anymore, I have been watching Amazon.com for sales on box sets from the 60's nad 70's when tv was fun to watch, comedys were hilarious and movies had meaning. I have bought these box sets and have literrally laughed myself into exhaustion while watching them. And I watch them over and over and just enjoy them constantly. I watch for them to be on sale for $15 I love Lucy Gomer Pyle USMC Mary Tyler Moore Show Newhart Andy Griffith Show Gilmore Girls (Recent series of 2000-2005 or so) And movies like INdianna Jones and Raiders of lost ark (only one I liked) Yours Mine and Ours (with Lucille Ball) Long, Long Trailer (Lucille Ball nad Desi Arnaz) Final Countdown HEre Come the Brides (first season, waiting for the second) I am waiting for Mama's Family Wonder Years That's Life
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I've seen some episodes of I Love Lucy and I find it hilarious, too. Thanks for sharing!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I enjoy them so much I can nearly receite them as I watch, and the laughs still just never stop!
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
Hi wayz12! I love watching TV series. From comedies to dramas and thrillers. I think I watch ALMOST all series there is and I am currently loving House M.D., season 4 was great. I keep watching it. So, anyway, basing on your preferences I suggest you watch: 1. Grey's Anatomy 2. CSI 3. NCIS 4. and yeah, Roswell also.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Thanks for the recommendations..I'm a big House fan myself..
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I really like the smallville series. I don't think that you would go wrong with any of the shows that you mentioned though.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I enjoyed Smallville, too. Waiting for the next season to get into DVD. Thanks for sharing!
• United States
13 Jul 08
I don't know that much about the new t.v. series. But I do remember a gem that was on several years ago, Homicide: Life On The Street. It was a great cop show and it is on DVD by now.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hmm....haven't heard of it..but I'll research it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
10 Jul 08
My husband and I were in a phase of watching television shows on dvd for awhile too. We watched The Sopranos, Grey's Anatomy and 24. My brother in law as addicted to Nip Tuck. I haven't seen it yet though.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Sounds like good solid suggestions. Thanks!
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
10 Jul 08
I liked Grey's Anatomy, The Dresden files, Corner Gas, My Name is Earl, Bones, Ones i like but dont know if they are on DVd yet are: NCIS, The Big bang theory, Ghost whisperer, Medium I prefer to watch tv shows on DVD as well because i can pause them, I can go back and watch later if someone comes and the best NO COMMERCIALS!
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Not familiar with most of your suggestions...so I guess my wish list is going to get longer...LOL.. Thanks for sharing!