Weekend Open Forum: What TV shows are you following?

By on November 18, 2011, 8:00 PM

There is plenty to choose from on TV right now (or your favorite streaming service): scripted or reality, linear or episodic, entertaining or provocative, and so on. Although there's no denying that a lot of it is rubbish, there are some gems truly worth watching. I often exchange recommendations with like-minded friends on good shows to watch and thought it would make for a good topic in this Weekend Open Forum.

My list is relatively short considering not all of them are airing right now. So, to get the thread started here are the shows I'm currently following: Dexter, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother and Mad Men. They're in no particular order but if I had to choose a couple of favorites I'd go with Game of Thrones and Mad Men, since I love the storytelling and depiction of their respective worlds.

What about you: what shows are you keeping up with right now? Is there a new TV show coming up that you're really anticipating? What type of shows do you like in general? Also, feel free to mention other favorite shows that may no longer be airing or that you don't miss each time they pop up in syndication.




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lchu12 lchu12 said:

Game of Thrones, Dexter, NCIS, Bones, Burn Notice.

treetops treetops said:

true blood

Dexter (best) airing

futurama

spartucus blood and sand

nurse jackie

game of thrones (2nd best)

falling skies

weeds

curb your enthusiasm

the big bang theory airing

its always sunny in Philadelphia airing

walking dead airing

boardwalk empires airing

boss airing

the none airing ones are in hibernation, another series im looking into is hell of wheels

NFL mainly the cardinals ^^

archer its meh though

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

NFL RedZone.and PPV boxing. Not much else except for the news feed. Most series I usually wait for the boxed set since I predominantly work nights...presently working my way through Archer, Boardwalk Empire and Breaking Bad

NFL mainly the cardinals... archer its meh though

If anyone knows meh...it's someone who watches the Cardinals. I think I'd rather watch the Arena League than be subjected to the Kolb/Skelton suckfest.

Clrabbit said:

Haven't bothered watching TV in years, but a single ep of MLP: Friendship is Magic and I was hooked. Definitely my new all time favorite show.

Guest said:

only 3..

walking dead

law and order SVU

hell on wheels

treetops treetops said:

To bad game of thrones wont be back until early feb

Chris Cornell Chris Cornell said:

Game of Thrones

Arrested Development once again (when the new season is done - Yay!)

Family Guy

Curb

Futurama

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

Game of Thrones

The Big Bang Theory

Dexter

True Blood

Fringe

Walking Dead

Eureka

Chuck

Men of a Certain Age

The Mentalist

White Collar

Boardwalk Empire

Supernatural

House

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

Mentalist

Dexter

White collar

Suits

Burn Notice

Supernatural Top Gear

American Horror

Placeholder Placeholder said:

We don't watch TV, it's insipid.

treetops treetops said:

red1776 said:

Mentalist

Dexter

White collar

Suits

Burn Notice

Supernatural Top Gear

American Horror

I watched a few minutes of American Horror looks pretty good ^^.

ramonsterns said:

The Walking Dead

Although the last couple of episodes have been somewhat meh.

Guest said:

currently: walking dead, south park, person of interest, pan am, terra nova, beavis & butthead, up all night

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

red1776 said:

Mentalist

Dexter

White collar

Suits

Burn Notice

Supernatural Top Gear

American Horror

Top Gear! Somebody knows good tv when they see it. The UK version im assuming, since the US version is very disappointing.

Supernatural

House

New Girl (Cause Im in love with Zoey Deschanel)

and Im giving Terra Nova a shot although so far its not been overly impressive.

Mindwraith said:

The Legion Of Extraordinary Dancers

Hankhendrix Hankhendrix said:

Dexter (airing) Best Drama hands down

Sons of Anarchy (airing)

House (airing) Its getting old now

The Mentalist (airing)

The Walking Dead (airing)

Six Feet Under (I really miss this one)

Weeds (airing again soon i believe)

Heroes (season 1/2)

CSI:Vegas (airing)

Prison Break

Chuck (its meh now)

SNL (Pre 2004) (airing)

Quantum Leap

My Name is Earl

Sledge Hammer

Robot Chicken

QI (airing) (UK)

Storage Wars (airing)

Father Ted (UK)

The Kevin Bishop Show (UK)

Scrubs

The Inbetweeners (UK)

Sienfeld

Entourage (airing)

Doctor Who (airing) (UK)

The IT Crowd (airing) (UK)

Trailer Park Boys

Scooby Doo (Original)

Nevermind the Buzzcocks (airing)(UK)

Have i got news for you? (airing) (UK)

That Mitchell and Webb Look (UK) (airing)

Peep Show (airing) (UK)

Red Dwarf (UK)

Blackadder (UK)

Whose line is it anyway? (UK beats US)

Gavin and Stacey (UK)

Futurama (airing)

Breaking Bad (When it returns) (airing)

South Park (airing)

Family Guy (airing)

Armstrong and Miller (UK)

Lee Nelson Show (UK) (airing)

Top Gear (UK) (airing)

and more..

Quite Comprehensive i should say :P Majority of the shows are not airing now

Looking forward to watching Hell on Wheels and Boardwalk Empire

Hankhendrix Hankhendrix said:

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (UK) Its unknown, but one of the funniest shows i've ever seen.

Guest said:

I'm following the currently airing shows listed below:

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Revenge (ABC)

American Horror Story (FX)

Homeland (Showtime)

Boss (Starz)

Enlightened (HBO)

Covert Affairs (USA)

Fringe (FOX)

Nikita (CW)

Parenthood (NBC)

The Secret Circle (CW)

Suburgatory (ABC)

Parks And Recreation (NBC)

All pretty good stuff...

treetops treetops said:

Welcome to TechSpot Hank

bandit8623 said:

sons of anarchy

supernatural

its always sunny in Philadelphia

AlienOverlord said:

Dexter

South Park

Daily Show

Colbert Report

How I Met Your Mother

Walking Dead

Family Guy

All are currently airing (though South Park just finished)

Waiting for

Game of Thrones

True Blood

Spartacus

Gave up on

Supernatural

American Horror Story

matrix86 matrix86 said:

Hawaii 5-0

CSI: LA

Mike and Molly

Two Broke Girls

Big Bang Theory

Rules of Engagement

Ancient Aliens

Brad Meltzer's Decoded

Mythbusters

Penn and Teller Tell A Lie (I'm usually right, lol)

Ghost Hunters

Ghost Adventures

Fact or Fake: Paranormal Files

Top Gear

The Rememberer

A Gifted Man (I have no idea why i'm hooked on this show, but I just have to watch it, lol)

I'm pretty sure that's it. Might be more, might not be, lol.

Guest said:

NCIS, NCIS:LA, and Hawaii Five-0.

hitech0101 said:

Dexter

The Big bang theory

Tarak Mehta ka ulta chashma (Indian sop)

Gars Gars said:

only history and science documentary

SKYSTAR SKYSTAR said:

WWE RAW & Smack Down

Top Gear UK version

Sons of Anarchy

Prison Break

Supernatural

Hawaii 5-0

CSI: LA

NCIS

The Mentalist

Six Feet Under

Hankhendrix Hankhendrix said:

Thanks. I've been onlooking for quite a time, but now I am ready to start posting :P

acerace acerace said:

My two all time favourite show,

NCIS Los Angeles (Best)

The Mentalist

baroquer said:

One of my favorites is Friends.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Doctor Who

Futurama

American Dad

Family Guy

Modern Family

The Middle

90210

Brave New World with Steven Hawking and programs alike when I can find them...

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

artix said:

Doctor Who

Futurama

American Dad

Family Guy

Modern Family

The Middle

90210

Brave New World with Steven Hawking and programs alike when I can find them...

Oh yeah and also forgot Top Gear (UK because that is the best one).

tonylukac said:

Jeopardy

Sports

The Three Stooges

SumthinSacred said:

Burn Notice

Covert Affairs

Royal Pains

White Collar

Eureka

Rediculousness

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (not really a series, but i watch all the new episodes)

Ghost Hunters

Scrubs (Only here cause i've seen every episode)

TekGun TekGun said:

Well they say theres no accounting for taste...

I would follow any decent Sc-Fi series except no one has produced any since Stargate Universe.

I watched all of season 1 of Game of Thrones which I thought was quite good, except, did anyone else notice there were no actual battles shown!

Besides that Family guy, Amercian Dad, and South Park

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Stuff that's airing right now:

House MD

Parks and Recreation

The Office

The League

Grey's Anatomy

The Ultimate Fighter

Beavis and Butthead (yey)

Modern Family

The Simpsons

Family Guy

South Park

Stuff that's not airing right now:

Game of Thrones

Real Time with Bill Maher

30 Rock

Sons of Guns

Top Gear UK

Royal Pains

Futurama

Jersey Shore (don't judge me)

Guest said:

supernatural (though i somewhat hate it that lucifer and michael were no longer the top dogs)

the walking dead (now the inutile short-haired woman has a love story angle....arrrrgh)

and my top 2 favorites:

futurama (lol)

the simpsons (double lol)

pmkrefeld said:

Dr. House

How I met your mother

Big Bang theory

South Park

Top Gear(UK not the other shitty versions)

but I actually have seen nothing of it on an actual TV Channel (BD, Stream or else),

btw I live in Germany

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Walking Dead

Simpsons

Family Guy

American Dad

Shinuz said:

Supernatural

Death Valley

Grimm

The Pillars of the Earth

The Walking Dead (only wish the 2nd season was as good as the 1st)

Can't wait for the 2nd season of Game of Thrones!

Leeky Leeky said:

Mine are:

Burn Notice

Dexter (pure genius!)

Bones

Body of Proof

NCIS (Gibbs... What can you say. He's class and the whole cast mould so well together)

NCS L.A.

A Gifted Man (Not sure why, but I love watching it)

Leverage (This show was ace!)

White Collar

Prison Break

And likely loads I've forgotten. The shows I watch are about all I watch on TV besides documentaries that grab my attention.

Game of Thrones is on my list of shows to watch.

supyo said:

Dexter, best show on TV although the last episode was stupid (mainly Dexter's road trip with his dead brother)

supyo said:

Also, been watching a lot of ST:Voyager in reruns. Great show!

Guest said:

The walking dead

mevans336 mevans336 said:

Mythbusters, The Ultimate Fighter, and patiently awaiting season 2 of A Game of Thrones.

Staff
Shawn Knight Shawn Knight said:

Dexter

Top Gear UK

The Walking Dead

Not sure if sports count, but I follow UFC and college football as well.

Guest said:

Sitcoms and Comedies

- The Big Bang Theory

- How I Met Your Mother

- Two and a Half Men

- Modern Family

- Community

- Last Man Standing

- Man Up

- Workaholics

- Mike & Molly

- How to Be a Gentleman

- Rules of Engagement

- Happy Endings

Dramas and Action

- Dexter

- Breaking Bad

- Sons of Anarchy

- Game of Thrones

- Spartacus

- Blue Bloods

- Chicago Code

- Breakout Kings

- White Collar

- Californication

- Leverage

I may watch too much television, also I probably forgot a few...

treetops treetops said:

Dexter, best show on TV although the last episode was stupid (mainly Dexter's road trip with his dead brother)

Yeah his brother annoyed me I'm glad hes gone.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Fringe

Walking Dead

Ancient Aliens

Sons of anarchy

House

College Football - Roll Tide Roll!

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Oh and Person of Interest to my list above. Good show.

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