#1 Posted by Arcadian (376 posts) - - Show Bio

Which are the most talked about Television Shows? I'd say:

  • Mad Men
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead

I would have thrown Sons of Anarchy in there but then I realised that most people watch it because of Hunnam :P

As the title says...

#2 Posted by The Stegman (23969 posts) - - Show Bio

People still talk about Mad Men? Ugh, that show is boring.

#3 Posted by RogueShadow (10341 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by The Stegman (23969 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow: I find it astoundingly dull. Bunch of ad execs sitting around smoking cigarettes and having affairs.

#5 Posted by laidblack (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

Game of Throne only really gets talked about when it's actually on.

#6 Edited by Rouflex (17428 posts) - - Show Bio

Game of thrones>The Walking Dead>Mad men in the thread context.

I didnt saw half of it ...>...>...

#7 Posted by RogueShadow (10341 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow: I find it astoundingly dull. Bunch of ad execs sitting around smoking cigarettes and having affairs.

Okay... Well no, that's not the entire plot. I'm guessing you've seen about 3 episodes of it. But regardless, TV doesn't have to be all explosions and fight scenes to be good. But if it's not for you that's fine.

#8 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (5237 posts) - - Show Bio

Walking dead

#9 Posted by Thitiki (3508 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess no one talks about Breaking Bad anymore. *sigh* Mad Men haven't seen so idk. Walking Dead is just utter garbage now. What I've seen of Game of Thrones looks amazing.

#10 Posted by The Stegman (23969 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow: I've seen the first two seasons, and that's all it was. Seriously. I don't need constant explosions but I need more than just witty dialogue.

#11 Posted by Xwraith (17364 posts) - - Show Bio

@thitiki said:

Guess no one talks about Breaking Bad anymore.

If I had to guess, it's because it's over.

#12 Posted by Emequious_Swerve (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

South Park.

#13 Posted by dngn4774 (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

South Park.

It's been dealing with current events too often but it's still pretty strong. Even on a bad week it has a decent about of funny moments.

#14 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16736 posts) - - Show Bio

The Following was talked about a lot last year when it was on. I imagine the same will be here.

I'm really looking forward to Season 2 of The Americans. FX is underrated in the TV shows it puts out.

#15 Edited by HumanRocket (7815 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have cable -_-

#16 Posted by RogueShadow (10341 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow: I've seen the first two seasons, and that's all it was. Seriously. I don't need constant explosions but I need more than just witty dialogue.

And impressive character development, a Byronic hero, an interesting plot line as well as Christina Hendricks.

#17 Posted by The Stegman (23969 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

@rogueshadow: I've seen the first two seasons, and that's all it was. Seriously. I don't need constant explosions but I need more than just witty dialogue.

And impressive character development, a Byronic hero, an interesting plot line as well as Christina Hendricks.

You're acting like it's the only show to have these things (except Christina Hendricks, who I don't care for) When I think of a TRULY good show, it has complex protaganists, character development, AND something to keep me entertained, shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sopranos, Dexter (seasons 1-4) Boardwalk Empire (now THAT'S a period piece). When the most action a show has is someone having their foot run over by a lawn mower..it's not for me.

#18 Posted by RogueShadow (10341 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow said:

@the_stegman said:

@rogueshadow: I've seen the first two seasons, and that's all it was. Seriously. I don't need constant explosions but I need more than just witty dialogue.

And impressive character development, a Byronic hero, an interesting plot line as well as Christina Hendricks.

You're acting like it's the only show to have these things (except Christina Hendricks, who I don't care for) When I think of a TRULY good show, it has complex protaganists, character development, AND something to keep me entertained, shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sopranos, Dexter (seasons 1-4) Boardwalk Empire (now THAT'S a period piece). When the most action a show has is someone having their foot run over by a lawn mower..it's not for me.

You can build drama from anything. I never Dexter was never on the levels of the aforementioned shows in my opinion, except maybe season 4, that was well done. Neither is Boardwalk Empire for me. I don't really care about action, it's the drama and tension behind a scene/episode that fuels my interest, I can cope without action as long as the plot/character dynamism is strong enough, for me it's up there with the greats. Don Draper is a brilliantly complex protagonist on the level of Walter White, Tony & Omar in my opinion, I like it. And it's not the only show to have those things, it just does them better than most others. In my opinion Downton Abbey's a great, well made show [I know, I know] for what it's trying to achieve, it does it beautifully, I'm not really interested in action all that much unless it furthers the plot or is emotionally important to characters and their development. Unless we're dealing with shows like TWD, Arrow etc, where I'm expecting to get something different out of that experience. I suppose it just doesn't appeal to you, that's fine.

#19 Posted by The Stegman (23969 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

@rogueshadow said:

@the_stegman said:

@rogueshadow: I've seen the first two seasons, and that's all it was. Seriously. I don't need constant explosions but I need more than just witty dialogue.

And impressive character development, a Byronic hero, an interesting plot line as well as Christina Hendricks.

You're acting like it's the only show to have these things (except Christina Hendricks, who I don't care for) When I think of a TRULY good show, it has complex protaganists, character development, AND something to keep me entertained, shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sopranos, Dexter (seasons 1-4) Boardwalk Empire (now THAT'S a period piece). When the most action a show has is someone having their foot run over by a lawn mower..it's not for me.

You can build drama from anything. I never Dexter was never on the levels of the aforementioned shows in my opinion, except maybe season 4, that was well done. Neither is Boardwalk Empire for me. I don't really care about action, it's the drama and tension behind a scene/episode that fuels my interest, I can cope without action as long as the plot/character dynamism is strong enough, for me it's up there with the greats. Don Draper is a brilliantly complex protagonist on the level of Walter White, Tony & Omar in my opinion, I like it. And it's not the only show to have those things, it just does them better than most others. In my opinion Downton Abbey's a great, well made show [I know, I know] for what it's trying to achieve, it does it beautifully, I'm not really interested in action all that much unless it furthers the plot or is emotionally important to characters and their development. Unless we're dealing with shows like TWD, Arrow etc, where I'm expecting to get something different out of that experience. I suppose it just doesn't appeal to you, that's fine.

That's...actually a very well thought out response, and I can see where you're coming from, I don't mean to bash the show or anything, nor am I saying it sucks, obviously it doesn't with all the critical acclaim it gets, I just personally never got into it, but different strokes for different folks I suppose, ha ^_^