questionswhat must see shows am i missing out on?

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The Wire, Twin Peaks, Deadwood, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, and/or Six Feet Under.

I realize that four of these have wrapped up... That being said at least you know that the end is in sight and for two of those four they truly do wrap up and aren't just cancelled. Plus they are all fantastic in their own way.

Sitcom-wise I stand by Modern Family, Community, and Parks and Recreation.

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Season 3 of Justified started last night.

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Also, as a fan of Firefly, you might want to check out Battlestar Galactica. It too is fantastic and, with multiple seasons, will keep you going for a while.

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If you like Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy is somewhat similar. Not nearly as good IMO but probably worth watching.

Archer too if you like Arrested Development.

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Mad Men and I loved LOST for the most part, there was one season that was a little soap opera-y for me and I thought the finale was meh but overall what a great great great show!

I also love Breaking Bad & Walking Dead.

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BBC's Sherlock is awesome. Also Walking Dead and Justified, which have been mentioned. The only sitcom I watch is Modern Family, but it is very good as well.

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The Walking Dead,
Spartacus,
How I met your mother,
Bluemountain State

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Homeland is pretty good.
Shameless, The Big C, Weeds.

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@moondrake: Agreed! Re: BBC's Sherlock!

Also, for folks who like period pieces, Downton Abbey.

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@moondrake: Thirded on Sherlock. A very well done show.

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@woothulhu: I miss community, "6 seasons and a movie".

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@cjs0924: New episodes already filming, with enough support from "viewers like you," it should get a season 4. (hopefully)

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How are there 14 answers and no mention of Doctor Who...?

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For current TV, Suburgatory is hilarious (though maybe because I have daughters at 16 and 18 and my girlfriend lives on the edge of suburbia). Also, Person of Interest is very good.

From the previous posts, I'll +1 (in no particular order): Six Feet Under, Twin Peaks, Fringe, and BBC's Sherlock.

And I'll add BBC's Spooks (aka MI5), Dollhouse (shame they killed it), The Prisioner (a classic!), House (though season 8 is not as good as it was), and of course Doctor Who (all 32 seasons, if you can get the old ones).

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@tossthedice:

Funny... I started my reply before you mentioned Doctor Who. I was also a bit surprised that it hadn't been mentioned.

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Two Broke Girls is pretty funny.

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Always Sunny in Philadelphia is my favorite show that's still running. I like House too, but it does get a little formulaic at times.

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Supernatural. Big bang theory. Love them both.

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@tossthedice: heard, and agreed with. I came here specifically to provide that answer. I was shocked it wasn't the first one!

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Cougarton Abbey & Inspector Spacetime

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I've been enjoying How I Met Your Mother and The Office.

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PARKS AND REC!!!!!
entourage (hbogo)
arrested development (watching it 3rd time over)
that one guy said walking dead. I totally agree but there's not many episodes, AMC is making some quality shows....

A new one I enjoy is Person of Interest and Grimm. Modern Family is good too.

but seriously, before all these I highly recommend Breaking Bad. Even before Dexter. And Dexter is probably top 3 tv shows for me.

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Oh yeah, and True Blood. It's a psychedelic roller coaster ride of a show, and you pretty much either love it or hate it, but I love it.

Hey, I just noticed that someone's posted a deal on Sherlock, Season 1. It's only three episodes, but they are 90 minutes long so it's more like a series of movies.
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/5166cc8a-ad6e-48ff-97e5-be56160dbd3c/sherlock-season-one-blu-ray-benedict-cumberbatch-martin-freeman-una-stubbs#0

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The UK "Ultraviolet" is wonderful. A friend said it was about vampires and gave it to me and I put one on to humor him, and I ended up watching them all without a break, back to back to back. It's got Idris Elba BEFORE he did "The Wire" too!

I also enjoyed "Spartacus: Blood And Sand" but if you start that be aware the first few episodes will make you think I'm a complete idiot. Just press on. I believe they fired one of the original producers and the moment he's gone, the show takes this huge upward curve.

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I love the show Dead Like Me. Obviously has been done for many years, but it is phenomenal. Agree with a lot of the others as well, and I would add Rescue Me.

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@idiotwind13: I enjoyed Dead Like Me. Avoid the movie though. That was pretty terrible.

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Son's Of Anarchy on FX. first 2 or 3 seasons should be on netflix, and season 4 just finished up. Great show!

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The New BBC Sherlock Holmes
and Alcatraz

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Portlandia...isn't not really a series, it's a skit show...and funny.
Raising Hope
Happy Endings
Person of Interest is a really great show, I feel like I'm watching a short Borne movie every week.

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This has been my most useful question yet. Thank you to everyone but the two trolls! ;)

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Agree with Spartacus. It started slow and got much better as it went along.

Also, the Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret on IFC.

LOVED the first season. Not sure where they are going with this second season though...

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I'd have to go with Portlandia (if that counts) Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Walking Dead, or How I Met Your Mother

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Adding to the list of defunct series: if you enjoy the anti-heroes of Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy, you'll like The Shield. Lots of scary bad-ass characters, and one hell of an ensemble cast.

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If you like westerns, you should check out AMC's Hell on Wheels. It's a classic tale of righteous revenge set against the backdrop of a rolling rail-building town with a diverse and rich cast of characters. I really like the way it's filmed, with a great sense of cowboy cool and a really great eye for color and framing the shots.