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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:14 PM
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What is your favourite dvd marathon? I once rented Sex and the City, all 7 seasons, in one week.
There was only one show I had not seen once let alone multiple times. What is your favourite go to movie or tv show that you have seen many times and will see many times more in the future?
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:15 PM
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1. Lord of the Rings extended versions, Deadliest Catch...
And I just found out that Red Dwarf is available, all seasons, on NetFlix instant watch, so that's probably gonna be the next
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betharina Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:26 PM
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2. six feet under, the tudors, lotr. nt
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:29 PM
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3. The West Wing
Lyric and i once owned all 7 seasons... when we first bought them, that was the only TV we watched for a couple of weeks!

Still my favorite series...period.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:37 PM
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4. I wish my local video store had TWW. But they have a very limited selection.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:18 PM
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42. yes to West Wing
We are currently in the middle of Year 5. I remember how I used to try to forget that it wasn't reality when reality was some dumbass named Bush.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:21 AM
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5. What's a DVD?
Seriously, I haven't played one in years with downloads.

Hard to even find an illegal DVD seller anymore! :(
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:26 AM
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6. Right now
it is Breaking Bad through Netflix. Normally I watch a disc of a show, a movie, than the next disc. It looks like I won't be watching any movies for awhile. I'm hooked to that show. I get 1 disc at a time so it will probably take me 3-4 weeks to burn through it.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:30 AM
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7. I've done the LOTR extended version marathons a couple of times on my rear projector
on a 7' screen with surround sound and it was great.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:00 PM
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41. If it was being projected on your rear, how did you watch it?
And seriously, I have to guess that 7 feet is an exaggeration.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:11 AM
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8. When I had my surgery I had a huge 30 Rock marathon, it was sweet.
"I want to see the Tracy Jordan that got you kicked out of the White House!"
"Yeah well the secret service wouldn't return my t-shirt gun!!!"

:rofl:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:37 AM
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9. Why? nt
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:29 PM
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27. Cause I enjoy DvD marathons but am looking for suggestions as to what would be good.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:42 AM
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10. When I got "The World At War"
Greatest WW2 documentary ever made.

I watched it all one weekend.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:04 AM
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11. Mad Men n/t
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:12 AM
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12. Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hands down.
It's even more incredible as an epic watching than as a series, the comic genius really shines through when it comes at you as wave after wave of quip, turn of phrase, and obscure (but brilliant) reference.
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Betty88 Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:34 AM
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19. I have all the DVDs at home and now that netflix has it
I can take Buffy anywhere. I still love that show. I used to work a long boring weekend shift with this guy (building eng. not the type of guy you would think would love Buffy) We would do our rounds or whatever work was assigned to us in the first few hours of the shift then sit down and watch 5 or 6 hours of Buffy working or way season by season through the whole thing. Good times.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:04 AM
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13. Firefly
when I need a Capt. Tight Pants fix.;-)
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:20 AM
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14. boston legal, ghost whisperer, dead like me (my marathon dvds) n/t
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:45 AM
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15. LOTR, Upstairs,Downstairs, Forever Knight, The West Wing,
The Forsyte Saga (orginal), The Looney Tunes Collection, Wings, Cheers

No I don't have a life and it's winter in NH. What else is there to do?
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:13 AM
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16. First two seasons of Lost
What a ride. Took about 4 days. I don't know how people who watched it as it aired handled it!
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:55 AM
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17. We did the same thing with The Sopranos-we didn't get HBO at the time,
and had never seen it till we took a copy from the library...ended up getting the whole series and ran it in order.Loved it.
Crime, brutality, profanity, abuse, murder, sex and comedy...and Italian food.

mark
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:30 AM
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18. Doctor Who or James Bond. nt
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:47 AM
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31. Wait--you like George Lucas *and* James Bond films?
Do you like any good movies? I mean, aside from one or two of the older films and the Casino Royale reboot, most of the Bond films are pure schlock! No?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:37 AM
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32. You like LoTR and you're trashing my taste?
Hunh.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 02:04 AM
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33. Which do you like better? Octopussy or Man With the Golden Gun?
Wait, I know--A View to a Kill!


Don't blame me for your lousy taste in films!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 03:36 AM
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35. I don't blame you for not recognizing my superior taste in art.
Some are born imperfect. No shame in that. Enjoy the six hour lava scene for me, will you? :P
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 08:26 AM
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36. And you be sure to enjoy Roger Moore doing whatever the hell it is that he does
Maybe you kind find a cool mash-up of Jar Jar and that idiot sheriff from Live and Let Die.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 02:13 AM
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43. Oh yeah, Louisiana sheriff with the Georgia accent?
I had forgotten about him. My mind kind of got stuck on Jane Seymour. As for Jar Jar, I'd watch him any day over the orcs running through the forest as the camera zoomed in dramatically on Orlanda Bloom's concerned--or was it constipated, I couldn't tell--gaze. Or that giant gorilla fighting a Tyrannasaurus Rex... No, wait, I think that was in a different Peter Jackson film, wasn't it? Hard to tell after 96 hours of CGI.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 10:42 AM
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44. I'll watch Sex and the CIty 2 before I endure another second of Jar Jar
As for the Kong/T-Rex fight, I thought that it was quite well done. The brontosaurus stampede, though, was kind of silly in a Land of the Lost sort of way.

You'll get no argument from me re: Jane Seymour, though.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 02:44 PM
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54. BEST.SUBTHREAD.EVER!
Good work making Joby the hater look silly Orrex...wait, thats not hard. Just mention either LOTR. Or Rush. :rofl:
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:49 AM
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20. I, Claudius n/t
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zen_bohemian Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:50 AM
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21. Dallas-seasons 1 thru 12, I don't have 13 and 14th seasons on DVD
I watch them while walking on treadmill :)
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:43 AM
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22. LOTR. I think it holds up pretty well. Of course, I was drinking the whole time.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:05 AM
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23. I did a streaming marathon of L&O SVU
when nothing else was on TV. Now that Keith's been fired, I'll be looking for more series to watch online.

dg
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:52 PM
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24. Sopranos, Reno 911, or The Shield
For some reason, those are my go-to "marathon" shows.

:toast:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:54 PM
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25. TV series - Queer As Folk
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:59 PM
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26. 30 Rock!
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:01 PM
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28. Another vote for 30 Rock.
That show is hilarious.
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msu2ba Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 09:19 PM
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29. Briscoe County Jr. n/t
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:25 AM
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30. Hmm,
Justice League/Unlimited, Superman the Animated Series, House, Smallville, Band of Brothers, LOTR extended, Conan the Barbarian, Any Superman/Batman film.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 03:21 AM
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34. True Blood, Robin Hood, Rome, I, Claudius, Battlestar Galactica,
Edited on Mon Jan-24-11 03:22 AM by solara
Deadwood, Firefly, LOTR (extended), Torchwood, Doctor Who, Poirot

Just some ideas.

I have rented these more than once. I guess I should just buy them, but I haven't.


:hi:

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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 08:52 AM
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37. Recently, Battlestar Galactica and The Office
Netflix is a wonderful thing. I haven't seen Weeds mentioned, that is an enjoyable series, especially if you like Mary Louise Parker. Right now, we are enjoying The Sons Of Anarchy on DVD, the matriarch, played by Katey Sagal, reminds me of someone, whose name shall not be mentioned:


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Biker13 Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:28 PM
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45. Sons of Anarchy
Is great! I got Biker13 the first two seasons for Christmas, and we've watched them twice so far. The third season is on order now.

Biker's Old Lady
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 09:09 AM
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56. Hulu has S3 E 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 now
http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Sons+of+Anarchy&st=0&fs=null I am not sure of the schedule, but it seems Hulu rotates episodes.

We discovered the series late, but I agree, Sons of Anarchy is great. Makes me want to look at some of Kurt Sutter's other work. I already liked Kim Coates (Tig), he usually plays a very intense character, he is perfect as Clay's Sargent at arms.
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Biker13 Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 03:08 PM
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58. Thanks!
We'll check it out!

Katey and Kurt are married, I just found that out!

Kim Coates has alway been a fav of mine too! You have GREAT taste!

Biker's Old Lady
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 09:49 AM
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38. I went thru a Weeds Marathon once
I forgot how wonderfully funny the show was in the beginning and by season 5 they became a parody of themselves. But finally I found season 6 on Youtube and watched it- they really redeemed themselves in season 6 and I look forward to season 7
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 10:53 AM
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39. Band of Brothers nt
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:59 PM
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40. My Name is Earl
I'd only seen the first two seasons. I LOVE that show.

This past week I watched all of season three and the first half of season four (the last season). It was just about the perfect TV show.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:47 PM
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49. Yes! I love that show, too.
I never watched it when it actually aired, but I became a fan during syndication. As soon as I got really into it, they discontinued the reruns and I haven't been able to find it since. x( I should get the DVDs. Hilarious show, my favorite character is Joy. She is TOO much. :rofl:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:08 AM
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55. Warning: don't watch the very last episode when you buy Season 4
It's an okay, but not great, episode. But they ended on a cliffhanger and apparently the network then cancelled them w/o warning during the hiatus. So the last thing you see of Earl is with a big "To Be Continued" over his face (or actually Darnell's). Argh!

But yes, that show actually helped me get through this year's winter depression.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 03:53 PM
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60. TBS and UPN still show re-runs
At least they do in the Phoenix area.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:32 PM
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46. Alias, Deadwood, and my beloved Burn Notice. I also had a very satisfying rewatch
of Dark Angel over the holidays. So satisfying, I've been meaning to start my own thread about it. Le sigh.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:33 PM
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47. Star Trek the Original Series -nt
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:41 PM
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48. I was very late to Mad Men, missing the first two seasons entirely
Edited on Tue Jan-25-11 01:42 PM by Bunny
and starting the third one a little late. So I went to Blockbuster and rented the first two seasons on DVD and watched several eps a day until I finished them. Then I caught up with the eps I'd missed at the beginning of Season 3 through On Demand. That was my favorite marathon.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:47 PM
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50. Sadly, they seem to be having trouble negotiating terms for season 5
Both AMC and Matt Weiner say they're publicly committed to having Season 5, but they haven't green lighted actual writing for the season (which would normally start shooting in December or January) because of unspecified "discussions".

I really hope they pull it together in time to do the season right. I need my Draper fix.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:51 PM
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51. Wow, I hadn't heard that. Wonder what the hold up is?
Jeez, that would suck. I need the fix, too. Every time I watch that show I want to smoke like a chimney and guzzle martinis. Kinda like when I watch the Godfather I want to eat spaghetti and drink wine.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 01:51 PM
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52. Gilmore Girls, West Wing
Both extremely well written, fast-paced, and entertaining. Gilmore Girls is hilarious, West Wing is genius.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 02:11 PM
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53. Doctor Who Series 4
I own the set and Donna (I think) was the best assistant ever. Also the writing in that series was just fabulous. I like to rewatch on rainy Saturdays....
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:49 AM
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57. Only seasons 1-2 of "Hill Street Blues" are on DVD (Season 3 is on Hulu)
But if they'd issue that, I'd buy two complete sets: one to watch, one to store in a bank vault and watch after the zombie apocalypse)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 03:23 PM
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59. Just as an FYI there were only 6 seasons of "Sex and the City"
Because season #5 was shortened due to RL pregancies with both Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon, they cut the season short from the usual 18 episodes to just 8. Season #5 was probably the lamest of seasons btw.

So to make it up to the fans they extended season #6 from the usualy 18 episodes to 20 instead. Normally with SATC, for seasons 2-4, they would show 12 episodes back to back, take a 2-3 month break and then show 6 more. Each first half of the seasons usually had a bit of a 'cliffhanger' to them - Carrie broke up with Big the 2nd time on season #2, Charlotte's wedding and Carrie's first breakup with Aiden for season #3 and for season #4 we had Carrie and Aiden just getting engaged, Charlotte and Trey breaking up and Miranda's pregancy.

Season #5 was just a mess. Everyone was broken up and in dour moods. Probably the only semi decent episode was, um, well, uh none of them really.

They did make it up in Season #6 and gave us extra episodes. They had 12 episodes for the first half and 8 for the 2nd half. And to wring as much money possible out of us they sold season #6 in two separate packages. So not only did I pay full price for short season #5 but full price twice for first half of season #6 and 2nd half of season #6.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 06:31 PM
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61. Pride & Prejudice (1995)
I just had a four-day weekend, and declared Janestock.

Best thing ever to hit the small screen, and the Blu-Ray makes up for all the lousy color in the VHS and both DVD releases. I can now say that I've seen more P&P than anyone other than Jennifer Ehle.
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