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Finished The X-Files - Need Something New


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#1 of 26 Darren Lewis

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Posted July 22 2004 - 09:17 AM

We've finally watched all nine seasons of The X-Files - fantastic show which has given us hours of entertainment.

We now need recommendations for similar TV shows in the thriller/crime/sci-fi genre as well as some more light-hearted stuff. It's great to be able to chill for an hour after dinner and watch a show without having to set aside the whole evening for a film.

Thanks.

#2 of 26 James Sajdak

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Posted July 22 2004 - 09:20 AM

I would recommend The Dead Zone or Stargate SG-1.

#3 of 26 Malcolm R

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Posted July 22 2004 - 09:35 AM

Millennium. Season 1 out now.
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#4 of 26 Greg Madsen

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Posted July 22 2004 - 10:22 AM

Alias

#5 of 26 Sam Favate

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Posted July 22 2004 - 10:30 AM

I've been watching The Avengers, and I am pleasantly surprised how much the Steed-Peel relationship reminds me of Mulder-Scully.

Alias is a good show that uses the X-Files' conspiracy/spy game scenarios, but the relations between Sydney and Vaughn are nothing like Mulder/Scully.

For the creepy elements of the X-Files, I find I like the Outer Limits . And for the political intrigue of the X-Files, I'd recommend, believe it or not, The West Wing.

#6 of 26 Bill GrandPre

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Posted July 22 2004 - 11:40 AM

"Millennium". It's from Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen Productions and a lot of the same people worked on it. It's part of the "X-Files universe", too.
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#7 of 26 Phil_La

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Posted July 22 2004 - 11:43 AM

I also recommend Stargate. Of course the premise of the show isn't anything like X-Files, but it does a great job pulling off the "cute" or funny episodes like X-Files did. And I love Carter almost as much as I do Scully. Plus you can't beat a MacGyver who uses guns Posted Image

#8 of 26 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted July 22 2004 - 11:52 AM

In the sci fi arena...Babylon 5 and Farscape.

#9 of 26 Chip_HT

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Posted July 22 2004 - 11:52 AM

Buffy and Angel. And Alias.

#10 of 26 florence franks

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Posted July 22 2004 - 12:23 PM

Definitely Stargate SG-1. I cant stand Star Trek or most of scifi stuff out there but its in league of their own like X-files, and you grow love characters and story very fast.

#11 of 26 Valerie G.

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Posted July 22 2004 - 12:31 PM

I'm going to have to say Stargate SG-1, even though it's been said a couple times already!! I love that show! Posted Image

For more of the light-hearted, kind of comedy/drama, I'd have to say Gilmore Girls. Great show.

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#12 of 26 Joseph J.D

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Posted July 22 2004 - 01:11 PM

Definitely Millennium . Damn good show.

For Science Fiction- Star Trek- Deep Space Nine , Babylon Five and Stargate SG-1

For Horror with humour- Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.

For Suspense Thrillers- 24 is your best bet.
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#13 of 26 Matt Stone

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Posted July 22 2004 - 02:42 PM

Buffy, Angel, Stargate SG-1, and 24.

Also for western/sci-fi go with Firefly.
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#14 of 26 James D

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Posted July 22 2004 - 03:54 PM

For Sci-Fi/light entertainment, I would strongly suggest Smallville . There are two seasons currently available and I plowed through both sets in just two weeks.Posted Image

#15 of 26 James T

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Posted July 22 2004 - 04:35 PM

two weeks? Pretty impressive.

That's also how I handled Alias seasons One + Two Posted Image That's a great show.

#16 of 26 Nicodemus

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Posted July 22 2004 - 09:15 PM

The Dead Zone could be a wise choice. And maybe Farscape. I would skip Stargate though - I don't think it's very good...

#17 of 26 Lou Sytsma

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Posted July 23 2004 - 12:34 AM

Ditto - Dead Zone - Season 1 & 2! Great series and excellent season sets. My only quibble is the lack of an outer sleeve for the first set. Thankfully the second set has rectified that issue.
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#18 of 26 Kyle**S

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Posted July 23 2004 - 12:59 AM

I strongly recommend Firefly, or, since you liked The X-Files, you may want to check out the rest of the Carterverse, including Millenium and the soon to be released Harsh Realm (and The Lone Gunman, not yet on DVD).

#19 of 26 Nick Sievers

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Posted July 23 2004 - 02:20 AM

I agree with suggestions like 24, Alias for thriller. For sci-fi i've just started watching Farscape for the first time and give it a hearty thumbs up so far.
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#20 of 26 Gordon St Pierre

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Posted July 23 2004 - 05:21 AM

My recommendations would be

24 ..2 seasons out 3rd coming soon
Alias ..2 seasons out 3rd coming soon
Firefly Complete series out ..movie coming in spring
Millenium 1st season just out
Jeremiah 1st season out ..Second MIA
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