Underrated/Overlooked TV series

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  1. Scooter

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    This kinda bugs me from time to time...shows that inspired others..but get SOOOO overlooked!!!!!

    For example..:

    Dobie Gillis
    Moonlighting

    Not only was this show very well written for the most part...but if you notice the rythym in dialogue here and compare it to Moonlighting...well..you can see some inspiration.

    My World And Welcome To It: Based on the works of James Thurber...DISTANT relative of mine...witty and ahead of it's time.

    And your's are...????
     
  2. GaryEA

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    My vote goes to either Relativity or My So-Called Life. Strong charcters, with solid writing. Damn fine shows.

    -g
     
  3. Steve_Knutzen

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    Freaks and Geeks
    Never should've been canceled
     
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    Clerks
    Dilbert
    The Critic
     
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    Andy Richter Controls The Universe. We all love it here but the ratings say otherewise. Hopefully it won't go the way of the other shows mentioned in this thread for a while.
     
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    Shows Now Off The Air:
    Freaks and Geeks
    The $treet
    Sports Night
    Undeclared
    Off-Centre
    100 Centre Street
    Working
    Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? (the Jonathan Frakes seasons)
    Brutally Normal
    Grosse Pointe
    Action
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    Insomniac with Dave Attell
    Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
    Andy Richter Controls The Universe
    24
    Any show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
    Futurama
    Firefly (hoping that it finds a new network)
    John Doe
     
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    Family Guy (I am going to get the R1 Season 1 set)
    I'm starting to watch Andy Richter.
    I have seen 24 from the very beginning.
    I only watched the (edited) pilot of Firefly [​IMG] but I plan to see the 2 hour pilot.
     
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    Night Stand with Dick Dietrich-A faux talk show, beyond hilarious. Funniest line: "If your a necrophiliac and your love-life is dead, give us a call!" [​IMG]
    Junkyard Wars-Fairly simple. Build a machine, or car, or rocket, or anything automated out of parts found in a junkyard and then square off against an opposing team.
    Liquid Television-I still don't understand why this show is only remembered as the birthplace of Beavis & Butthead. It had lots of original and intelligent skits.
    Bruce
     
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    Another vote for Andy and Undeclared!
     
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    I'll get grilled for this one, but I loved Titus. Stacy Keach has been kicking ass since his Sgt. Stedanko days...
     
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    The Tick (live action, but only because the animated version was well-reconized)
     
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    A couple of you think 24 is underrated/overlooked? What's your basis for that idea? I thought it was a huge success because Fox released the first season DVD set before the second season started. Perhaps its audience could be bigger if everyone got a chance to see it. I'll admit that I've only seen a few minutes of it, and that was from the second season premiere. I plan to see everything on DVD or HD-DVD one day.
     
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    I pick Aeon Flux and Strange World.
     
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    Newsradio: the epitome of overlooked.
     
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    The Family Guy - baffles me that FOX didn't see the potential for a post-Simpson cartoon
    Space: Above and Beyond - the best TV Sci-Fi show ever (IMO). Drama, action, intrigue, this show had it all! Another FOX blunder.
     
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    The Invisible Man on the Sci-Fi channel. The cast worked so well together on screen. You have a thief with an awesome ability he doesn't want, and a hyper paranoid ex CIA/FBI agent to watch out for him. I just pray they release this series on DVD at some point.

    I know realize that all Sci-Fi channel shows are doomed to no more than 3 season no matter how good they are.
     
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    (Deleted post) Posted 2x's how did that happen?
     
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    Cop Rock?
     

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