Poll: Which boxset?
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West Wing
1 2%
The Sopranos
21 39%
The Shield
1 2%
Other
31 57%
Voters: 54.
#1
For the next 12 weeks or so, I have to go on a medical placement in the arm pit of Northern Ireland so I need to be entertained. Which box set should I get? Suggestions are most definitely welcome!

I am a big fan of The Wire (got all the seasons) if that is any help and at the moment, the West Wing is the cheapest (£50), The Sopranos is £70 while the Shield clocks in at £100.
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#2
soprano's


edit: holy **** may 2002- royalty
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#3
Backseat Bangers

Backstage Bitches

those are fairly good.

Scrubs! Monty Python! Family Guy!
Last edited by JackalUK at Sep 22, 2009,
#8
Sopranos fer sure

Curb your Enthusiasm Is also terrific.
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#10
Deadwood, X-files, LOST, and Oz are all amazing shows.

X-files might bore you though because only like 1 in every 5 episodes is part of the continuous storyline, the rest are just random investigations by the characters and they get kind of repetitive. The storyline is incredible though, and just as long as any other show, if not longer (9 seasons with about 8 storyline eps each). I just don't think it is worth spending the money for all the other episodes too.

Deadwood never had an ending because it got cancelled prematurely, but the 3 seasons that exist are spectacular.

LOST seasons 1-4 are on DVD, season 5 has aired but not been released on DVD, and the final season (6) will air in early 2010.

I've only watched 1 season of Oz so far, but it is great.

I use netflix to watch my shows, it saves a ton of money. If it is available in the UK, I highly recommend it. You'll be able to burn through multiple shows for about $15 a month. When I send a disc back, I get the next one in 2 days, so I just run the 2 disc plan watch one disc while the other is being exchanged, then reverse, and so on. If you were really going to watch your discs super fast, you could be on the 3 or 4 disc plan.

If you watched a disc per day on the 4 disc plan, you could finish the sopranos in under a month for $24.00
Last edited by bnull24 at Sep 22, 2009,
#11
The X Files is an interesting one. I do enjoy the show when it is on TV and I enjoy the topics of the majority of the storylines. My own problem would be the filler storylines like you said.
I do watch Lost, but I am going to wait until it is finally finished. As for Oz, I have never heard of it but I believe that alot of the cast from it, are in the Wire so it may be a possibility.

House, even though I am a med student, doesn't appeal to me and neither does scrubs.
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#13
Arrested Development.
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#15
Seinfeld wat.
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#16
spend your money on this: http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/5830296/Trailer-Park-Boys-Series-1-6-Box-Set/Product.html?&engine=froogle_film&keyword=Trailer+Park+Boys%3A+Series+1+-+6+Box+Set++DVD&_$ja=tsid:11518%7Ccc:%7Cprd:5830296%7Ccat:Movie+%3E+DVD+%3E+Boxed+Sets probably one of the best programmes ive ever seen. and cheap too! (trailer park boys season 1 - 6 if you cant be arsed following the link)

Freebieedit: You can watch them all for free on youtube anyway. buy other stuff


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Last edited by Rhythmic at Sep 22, 2009,
#17
The Office + House = ZOMG Winz0r
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#19
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Best. Show. EVAR.

Until about the third season.

I love the show, but I'll admit it has faults a-plenty. It needed to be an hour show, for one. The half hour setup wasn't the best thing ever.


Get Firefly. That's my favorite show ever.
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#20
Rome!

That way you'll have me being jealous as I keep forgetting to buy it when pay day rolls around.
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#22
Two.Words:


TWENTY
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GREATEST SHOW EVAH!!!!!!!!
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#23
THE SIMPSONS!!!

or House....
TOMAHAWK!

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#24
Scrubs
Chinese Democracy is a great album, people need to get over Slash.

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#25


greatest show ever, with the best writing of any drama anywhere. each season plays out like a perfectly paced, perfectly directed 12 hour movie. especially season 2.
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#27
Quote by fallenangel20
Until about the third season.

I love the show, but I'll admit it has faults a-plenty. It needed to be an hour show, for one. The half hour setup wasn't the best thing ever.


Get Firefly. That's my favorite show ever.


I agree, the 4th season blew, but the 5th season was actually pretty decent. I never had the half hour problem though, as I started watching a few weeks before the 5th season finale.

My friend says firefly was amazing, so I'll vouch for that.
#28
I read the title as "Which bot sex?"

Needless to say I was a bit disappointed
#29
flight of the conchords
It's always the last day of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in
#30
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the sopranos. best show ever

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#31
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#32
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the sopranos. best show ever


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House



this

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This, and NCIS.
#35
Not everyone likes Family Guy. It's either hit or miss. You either love it or think it's absolutely repulsive.
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#36
^It's miss for me! Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
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#37
I'd go for Sopranos if you want something as brilliant as the wire. All these other suggestions are good but they will never match up to the sheer genius of The wire and the sopranos.
#39
hey, you should go old school and get the x files! if you have to pick one season, definitely go season 3.

although every episode is streaming online, if you can find that sort of thing....
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