Favorite Mini-series..

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Since we have a favorite Movie thread what about mini-series?  What are your top 5?  (top 3 is just to hard..haha)

 

1 - The Sopranos

2 - Sons of Anarchy

3 - The office

4 - Big Love

5 - It's always sunny in Philadelphia

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I'm almost embarrassed to say.. But we LOVED the Tutors!! Cant' wait for The Borgias.

Other than that.. I guess you could call Monday Night Football a mini series.. ahhahhahhmmeehaw!!

We watch Weeds and the Big C.. ( is that a mini series?) or just continued programming?

I'm confused..

What about Greys' Anatomy and Private Practice? Where do they fit in? I'm thinking Nighttime drama..

help/./

Great thread incidentally!!

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I'm almost embarrassed to say.. But we LOVED the Tutors!! Cant' wait for The Borgias

What is there to be embarrassed about!? AWESOME time in history to "relive" and Jonathan Reyes Meyer... ;)

 

Whats Borgais, and when do I set my DVR for!??

 

My Top 5

 

1. Dexter- DUH! My pup's namesake.

2. Sopranos-Awesome Awesome!!

2.5. LOST!!! :SHAKA:

3. Tudors-THE Best!! Makes "The Other Boylen Girl" look like a Lifetime Movie.

4. Weeds-Awesome, puff, Awesome Puff!!

5. Big Love (Not the last season, hope the final season steps it up!)

6. The Office (I don't listen to directions well)

 

Side note: I've watched Dexter (unfinished), Sopranos, LOST, Weeds, and the Office back to back episodes like a marathon in just a few weeks!

Also, there's a new show starting soon on Showtime, looks promising! Its about a highly disfunctional family! My kinda show ;)

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I find watching them on Netflix is the best thing ever!   I've missed the last 2 season's of Big Love but I fully plan on catching up on that. 

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Netflix is AWESOME... and now I don't even have to insert the NEtflix Disc, its GREAT!!

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  Kaysheawill:

 

THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS DYNASTY – THE BORGIAS – COMES TO SHOWTIME


Network Greenlights Epic Drama Series Starring Oscar® Winner Jeremy Irons and Executive Produced by Academy Award® Winning Director Neil Jordan and Veteran Film and Television Writer/Producer Michael Hirst

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 9, 2010 – Showtime Networks has ordered 10 episodes of a one-hour drama series based on the infamous Italian Renaissance family The Borgias, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Oscar®- winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award® winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes. Veteran film and television writer/producer Michael Hirst, who created, wrote and executive produced SHOWTIME’s original series The Tudors, will serve as executive producer/writer.

"Having blazed a trail with the award-winning THE TUDORS, we wanted to continue to offer our audience a period drama as wicked, witty, and utterly compelling -- and that's what THE BORGIAS will be," said Greenblatt. "I can guarantee you've never seen a family quite like this before, nor could you make up the outrageous twists and turns of their epic saga if your life depended on it. The directorial mastery of Neil Jordan along with Michael Hirst's flair for bringing historical dramas vividly to life for a contemporary audience will make THE BORGIAS unlike anything else on television."

THE BORGIAS will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history’s’ most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. The series begins as the family’s patriarch Rodrigo (Jeremy Irons), becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance. And all that power and influence eventually leads to their demise. As Machiavelli once said about his friends, the Borgias, "Politics have no relation to morals."

Jeremy Irons is one of the most celebrated film, television and stage actors of the last thirty years. He has won the Academy Award® (Reversal of Fortune), a Tony Award® (The Real Thing), two Emmy Awards® (Elizabeth I, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century), two Golden Globe®Awards (Elizabeth I, Reversal of Fortune) and a Screen Actors Guild Award® (Elizabeth I). His list of memorable films and television include; Brideshead Revisited, The Mission, Dead Ringers, Being Julia, The Merchant of Venice, Lolita, and Appaloosa. Last season he appeared on Broadway in Impressionism opposite Joan Allen. He is currently nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for his performance in Georgia O'Keeffe.

The series will be produced as a Canadian-European Treaty co-production in a manner similar to the production of THE TUDORS. It will go into production this spring for a debut in early 2011.

I am so there!!

Jonathan Reyes Meyers.. huma da humma da!!

 
 
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Some of my favorites are:

Lost

Two and a Half Men

True Blood

Hmmm...i could go on and on I am a TV Junkie!

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We went 6 years w/o TV until my wife convinced me to get a converter box and put up an antenna so we could watch something for free.  Still don't watch much but have a couple of things we like.

Desparate Housewives

The Good Wife

My Name is Earl... it's so stupid it's funny.

...A couple of shows we really enjoyed back when we had TV before...

Ed

Early Edition...With the newspaper and the cat, not the celebrity gossip show. 

Wow, I did come up with 5, I'm surprised.

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Earl is awesome!   Is that still on?  I catch it but I thought it was all reruns by now. 

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Earl is reruns, but we didn't have any TV during its original run, so its all new to us.