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Archer (2009-) tv poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/
http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer

A spy does spy stuff, drinks, hits on women and makes a jackass of himself while being surprisingly competent.

A fun, light, series which has a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments.

  • Though I've seen it all, I didn't begin taking notes until later on.



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Max Headroom (1987-1988) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092402/

Particularly notable for its subtle and overt corporate jamming, Max Headroom was unique and wildly popular in its day but, for reasons unknown to me and not yet researched, had its life cut short.

I think I give my high personal rating because of its strong influences on my perceptions of the world. Perhaps it would not hold up today, but I'll note that on my eventual re-watch.



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She looks even better when wet.
She looks even better when wet.

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204993/

This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else. However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering.



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TODO - Follow up on the additional movie, which, as of 2014, is in its very early stages.

Farscape (1999-2003) s1c1 poster

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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187636/
www.scifi.com/farscape/ archive
http://farscape.com/

While I really like this series, it's a major uncomfortable mindfuck in many places and I don't know how strongly I could recommend it to others. I would be far more hesitant in recommending it to those not already fans of the science fiction genre at large, whose members are often far more accepting of already-difficult subjects.



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Andromeda (2000-2005) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/

Unfrozen after 300 years, the captain of the most powerful ship in existence moves to rebuild his fallen Commonwealth with the help of a rag-tag group of civilians.

This series is high quality with a light mood. Although I can say I love this series, it definitely takes a nosedive in the final "wrap-up" season.



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Castle (2009-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
http://abc.go.com/shows/castle

Though an author tags along with the police because a particular detective is particularly hot, it turns out he's actually helpful.

I adore this series, even though it gets repetitive later on.

If I get to re-watching things, I'll add notes.

  • 2016-05-16 - 2009-03-09

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Do not watch this without respecting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel viewing order.

Angel text

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/

A vampire, cursed with a soul to be immortally haunted by his past, hopes for absolution by fighting the damned.

An astonishing series. The characters and story are outstanding. While built upon/within the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, it has a different and significantly more adult story line. I would say that this series is better than its parent, but Buffy is mandatory and still enjoyable viewing to get to this one.

Mandatory viewing.

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Buffy text

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/

A highschool cheerleader, learning she is imbued with the spirit of the Vampire Slayer and her school was built on a Hellmouth, is trained by an ancient order of Watchers to fight vampires and other monsters from ending the world.

An astonishing series, and I don't say that lightly. The characters and story are outstanding. While this is a fast-and-loose show, it matures. It spinoff/partner series, Angel (1999-2004) is even more adult. This show is well worth the time, even if its initial episodes put the viewer off with its childishness. It's not a series that "grows on you", it really does get better and better, building upon and maturing out of its initial impressions.

Mandatory viewing.

Breaking Bad (2008-2013) Walter White

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(on Wikipedia)

A money-desperate high school teacher and miscreant former-student enter the drug trade, which begins to consume them.

Breaking Bad is one of those uncomfortable-yet-riveting shows. While awesome for what it is, I don't generally recommend it.

I did watch it, and I'm mostly happy I did, but it doesn't leave a nice streak-free gloss on my memory. I guess that was the point.



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