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Do you mean Samurai Gourmet?  I rewatch that every month or so.

It's written by the author of the Kodoku no Gurume TV  series.  And it stars Naoto Takenaka, one of the best comic actors of all time.

Of course, I've gone through all versions of Shinya Shokudo.

I've stopped trying to watch new US TV shows for about 5 years now; eventually they just seem too ... puerile?

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Dallas and Dempsey and Makepeace for me.

 

In terms of comedy, Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers, Porridge, 'Allo 'Allo, Open All Hours, One Foot In The Grave, Blackadder, Are You Being Served?, The Fall and Rise Of Reginald Perrin, Dad's Army, Keeping Up Appearances, The Detectives, The Green Green Grass, On The Buses and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

 

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16 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

Do you mean Samurai Gourmet?  I rewatch that every month or so.

Yes, thanks.

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12 hours ago, Swami said:

Dallas and Dempsey and Makepeace for me.

 

In terms of comedy, Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers, Porridge, 'Allo 'Allo, Open All Hours, One Foot In The Grave, Blackadder, Are You Being Served?, The Fall and Rise Of Reginald Perrin, Dad's Army, Keeping Up Appearances, The Detectives, The Green Green Grass, On The Buses and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

 

Swami

I can spend an evening bingewatching with you then...

aaahh, Reginald Perrin. 

Not to forget You Rang, m'Lord? Chef! The Good Life To the Manor Born and dear old George and Mildred... doesn't Yes, Minister qualify? 

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On 08/09/2020 at 14:57, Yamanashi said:

I've stopped trying to watch new US TV shows for about 5 years now; eventually they just seem too ... puerile?

I know what you mean. I don't watch much TV content from here except for Bob's Burgers and a couple of shows that are explicitly dumb fun. Cannonball and the Masked Singer, currently. Other than that, it's mostly older or foreign shows on streaming services or Youtube content.

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On ‎09‎/‎09‎/‎2020 at 21:21, orandashoho said:

I can spend an evening bingewatching with you then...

aaahh, Reginald Perrin. 

Not to forget You Rang, m'Lord? Chef! The Good Life To the Manor Born and dear old George and Mildred... doesn't Yes, Minister qualify? 

I never warmed to Yes, Minister really although I accept it is another great sitcom.

The sad thing is that so many of those shows would never get off the ground today due to political correctness.

 

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My all-time favourite TV series are:

The Sandbaggers (brilliant British spy drama)

Forever Knight (filmed in Canada, vampire cop series, some people hated the finale but I loved it)

Orphan Black (giddily entertaining)

EDIT: The Americans (how could I forget that one, just amazing!)

For current shows:

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

 

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Political correctness is the death of subtle, intelligent comedy. When the masses start censoring the Idiot's Lantern, outrageous voices are silenced. In that increasingly  toned down dumbed down environment, programs like My Music already disappeared together with the brilliance of Frank Muir and Dennis Norden. All gone now and hardly anyone remembers them now... oh well, I am just an old biddy that grew up with the Goon Show and Mornington Crescent. Auntie is doing her level best to cater for the YouTube generation. 

Has anyone here ever seen 'Fo a Fe'? That was a brilliant Welsh sitcom based on the differences between the North and the South. 

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11 minutes ago, orandashoho said:

Political correctness is the death of subtle, intelligent comedy. When the masses start censoring the Idiot's Lantern, outrageous voices are silenced. In that increasingly  toned down dumbed down environment, programs like My Music already disappeared together with the brilliance of Frank Muir and Dennis Norden. All gone now and hardly anyone remembers them now... oh well, I am just an old biddy that grew up with the Goon Show and Mornington Crescent. Auntie is doing her level best to cater for the YouTube generation. 

Has anyone here ever seen 'Fo a Fe'? That was a brilliant Welsh sitcom based on the differences between the North and the South. 

I loved Muir and Norden; we got audio of "My Word" on the NPR station back in the day.  Frank Muir wrote a book on social history that collected all the negative reviews/opinions about food, art, etc.  I steal from that book all the time for lectures and speeches!

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I like detective shows aswell especially Columbo and Monk.

First time I saw Monk I went out and got the box set.

I hate Soaps except Prisoner cell block H.

  

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Re: Frank Muir

He was responsible for the British TV shows "Till Death Do Us Part" and "Steptoe and Son", copied in the US as "All In the Family" and "Sanford and Son".  He also hired two young comedy writers from Cambridge, Graham Chapman and John Cleese, and gave Terry Gilliam his first job in British TV.

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7 minutes ago, Fujisan said:

I like detective shows aswell especially Columbo and Monk.

First time I saw Monk I went out and got the box set.

I hate Soaps except Prisoner cell block H.

  

My wife and I used to watch "Monk" every week.  Also "House", starring British actor Hugh Laurie.  I must say, watching old episodes of "Blackadder" after seeing "House" was quite a shock!

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1 hour ago, orandashoho said:

Political correctness is the death of subtle, intelligent comedy. When the masses start censoring the Idiot's Lantern, outrageous voices are silenced. In that increasingly  toned down dumbed down environment, programs like My Music already disappeared together with the brilliance of Frank Muir and Dennis Norden. All gone now and hardly anyone remembers them now... oh well, I am just an old biddy that grew up with the Goon Show and Mornington Crescent. Auntie is doing her level best to cater for the YouTube generation. 

Has anyone here ever seen 'Fo a Fe'? That was a brilliant Welsh sitcom based on the differences between the North and the South. 

I remember Frank Muir and Dennis Norden with great fondness, also who could forget Diana Rigg as Emma Peel? I was sad to hear that she died on Thursday.

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2 hours ago, Fujisan said:

I like detective shows aswell especially Columbo and Monk.First time I saw Monk I went out and got the box set.I hate Soaps except Prisoner cell block H.

  

During my time  in jail ,my cellmate put coronation street on the.Tv and as the entry music started I said 'Isnt that music to to die  for."

He said "Oh you like it then."

No I said i "ts just that when I heari the music I want to kill myself."  

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On 11/09/2020 at 10:26, Oshirokita said:

My all-time favourite TV series are:

The Sandbaggers (brilliant British spy drama)

 

Now that was a great, groundbreaking show, where anyone could die, including leading cast members, which was a first.

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Magum P.I. 

Seinfeld

Twin Peaks

Rome

Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined)

Hanibal

True Detective (Season 1)

Yes Minister

Shigeki no Kyojin [Attack on Titan]

Kokakukidotai [Ghost in the Shell] (Laughing Man / Individual 11)

Moonlighting

Sapphire & Steel

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

Peep Show

I'm Alan Partridge

 

 

 

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Yes Minister

Kita no Kuni Kara

Takeshi's Castle

I Claudius

Oshin

Sazae-san

Shinya Shokudo

The Wind in the Willows

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Oh, I also forgot to mention one very good mini-series (7 episodes) named "John Adams". Very instructive for non Americans who are not so familiar with American history. Maybe also instructive for some Americans who don't know all the details? I highly recommend it to all. Ok, if you only like "Fast and furious" style you can skip that ....

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My favorite tv show in recent times has been Smallville. The later seasons weren’t the greatest but all in all the series did a great job of showing the life of Clark Kent from high school to becoming Superman. 
 

All time favorite honors would go to one of the Star Trek franchises. TNG and DS9 in particular I still enjoy watching from time to time.

Other honorable mentions go to Stargate SG1, Highlander, and Shark Tank. 
 

Lately I’ve been watching NCIS LA and NO but we’ll see in a few years if they join my list of favorite shows or if they fade away. 

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On 03/10/2020 at 01:33, Katsunorifuji said:


 

Lately I’ve been watching NCIS LA and NO but we’ll see in a few years if they join my list of favorite shows or if they fade away. 

Yes I like the CSI programs aswell 

My favorite is CSI Miami 

After that comes NCIS.

Least Favorite Is CSi New york

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We've been catching up on Murder, She Wrote at the Churaumi household. I was a little too young in the '80s to appreciate it, even though my mom watched it every Sunday. 

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Don't know if I mentioned this, but starting in March I binge-watched various documentaries online ( I found I couldn't grade tests and reports in pdf format for very long w/o wanting to jump out a window).

Time Team was a revelation!  My wife trained as an archaeologist, and I'm a big history buff, so these were great.  I must have watched 110 of them. (They did start to suck in the last couple of seasons).

Lately, I've been watching Rick Beato's videos ("What makes this song so great", etc.) and a video series on languages and linguistics (NativLang).  All of it free, free, free, and not a single snarky teen or moronic social commentary.

 

My wife is smitten with Mudlarking videos.

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Anyone into Black Sails? Very underrated, one of my all time favorites.

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