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Best NON AMERICAN TV Shows

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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:18 PM
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I am looking for TV shows people in America might not know.

I watch ...

Luther, Dr. Who, Orphan Black, Misfits, Torchwood, Rake ... just to name a few.

Here are some shows (some American) I haven't seen and plan to.

In The Flesh, Penny Dreadful, The Strain.
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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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I just finished watching the first season of Penny Dreadful from the UK I think.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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originally posted by: weirdguy
I just finished watching the first season of Penny Dreadful from the UK I think.


Haha, dang you beat me, check my edit!



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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Dr Who!! Since I was a kid! Loved back in the day when they had those all day Dr Who marathons on PBS lol

Seriously tho I love British and Canadian shows, seems to me there is better dialogue and more in depth character development, not to mention better acting in general. US shows have fallen into the ADD and everyone must look like a model mentality. Just started watching the Sherlock Holmes series and I love it, if you don't pay attention to what is being said you can quickly become lost. I don't even think you need the volume on with most US shows.. and thats not to say I don't enjoy some of them too (Revolution, 100, Walking Dead, among others). Love Rookie Blue, and I loved that Canadian CDC like show that was on for a while and canceled like most good shows are for some reason.

Anywho..great topic, I haven't replied to anything in a long while but this has been on my mind for a while now as well


ps.. idk if HBO shows count along with the normal US line up, they seem to have more liberties than the 'regularly scheduled programing' lol



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: toepick

Revolution is cancelled


I have seen Dr. Who, every episode minus last season.

What Canadian shows do you recommend?



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Right now Rookie Blue.. I think it's Canadian.. at least it is based in Toronto; That Canadian based CDC like show was Canadian as well I think but it was canceled (of course lol). It was like a Canadian version of House meets CSI.

I think Rookie Blue is aired on ABC? So it might be in kind of a gray area, but I still think it is better than a lot of the shows out on the US line up.

Was very sad to hear about Revolution :/ Seems like all the good shows get canceled.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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Well there really isn't a whole lot. The two best UK series I can think of are Sherlock (2010) and Mad Dogs (2011).



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:52 PM
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I absolutely loved Misfits. I wish it was still on the air. And that Robert Sheehan hadn't quit the show.

Dr. Who is another favorite.

Sherlock is really good.

The IT Crowd was kind of funny.

Jekyll was... strange. But good.

Red Dwarf was pretty funny.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Lost Girl I believe is Canadian as well as eye candy and the odd eyeful theres usually a good story its probably more aimed at teens but I enjoyed it.Of course the all time Canadian classic was the Red Green show,as a kid I was hooked on a Canadian show set off Vancouver about beachcombers and salvage guys forget its name,Canadians do make some good shows.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: allenidaho
I absolutely loved Misfits. I wish it was still on the air. And that Robert Sheehan hadn't quit the show.


No idea he quit. I hated his character at first and it grew to be one of my favorites.


Dr. Who is another favorite.

Sherlock is really good.

Love both.


The IT Crowd was kind of funny.

Jekyll was... strange. But good.

Red Dwarf was pretty funny.

A nurse I work with says to watch Red Dwarf.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: khnum

I will have to make sure I watch the Canadian version then! US versions are sanitized heavily.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

The British show Life On Mars is very good (Netflix has the whole run). There was an American version made, but it couldn't hold a candle to the original IMO.


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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Sherlock, Downtown Abbey.

Two of my favorites.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:13 AM
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originally posted by: weirdguy
I just finished watching the first season of Penny Dreadful from the UK I think.

Penny Dreadful was made here in Ireland, right up the road from me.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzCory
a reply to: OccamsRazor04

The British show Life On Mars is very good (Netflix has the whole run). There was an American version made, but it couldn't hold a candle to the original IMO.


I find I usually enjoy British versions better than the American ones.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:58 AM
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You cant go past Neighbours.

Dr Karl and Susan, Toadie, all the crazy whacky group on Ramsay street...

Ohh.. It's really a *gunfire....thud*



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: sn0rch

I saw that and wasn't sure about it. I will heed your advice.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 04:06 AM
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The Discworld mini series type movies were good

And if you like very dark humour monkey dust was good as well

I can't think of anything else that hasn't been mentioned although red dwarf is definatly worth seeing.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 04:07 AM
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Keeping up Appearances - Great English humour.

Father Ted - Again, great.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - Classic.

Jonah from Tonga - Aussie humour. Awesome.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: Unrealised

I am not into comedies.



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