Looking for a new show (Police drama or Scifi)

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  1. Katherine_K

    Katherine_K Second Unit

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    So I've run out of shows that are out on DVD that I want to get, mostly I enjoy police dramas and science fiction.

    In the catagoies here is what i have, and the ones with (*) I particularly liked. I've been a pretty intense collector and it's a little weird to not have anything left to watch besides the new releases that come out each month.

    Police Dramas
    The Closer
    CSI (all flavors)
    Homicide: Life on the Street
    Law & Order (all flavors)*
    MI-5*
    NCIS
    NYPD Blue
    Profiler
    The Shield

    SciFi
    Babylon 5*
    Crusade
    Battlestar Galactica (both versions)*
    Earth 2
    Farscape (it's what I'm buying now, I haven't watched any of it yet because I don't have volume 1.1 yet)
    Firefly
    The 4400*
    Lone Gunmen*
    Seaquest
    Space Above and Beyond*
    Stargate (all flavors)
    Star Trek (all flavors)
    V
    X-Files*
     
  2. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Since you've listed NYPD Blue, how about Hill Street Blues?

    For Science Fiction, you should really consider the original Outer Limits series, seasons 1 and 2 (early 1960's). IMHO the best SF show ever telecast. The FX might be a bit weak by today's standards but the writing was almost always top notch.

    - Walter.
     
  3. John*D

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    Scifi:

    The Dead Zone
    Jeremiah
    Odyssey 5
    Earth: Final Conflict
    Quantum Leap
    Sliders
    Tru Calling
    The Sentinel (also Police Drama)

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    Also recommend Nowhere Man, not a police drama or SciFi, but really good!
     
  4. Josh_LaF

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    Ehh, not really Sci-Fi in the traditional sense, but to some extent I highly recommend "The Pretender." Also, "Threshold" and "Invasion" are coming out soon, both shows that were cancelled way to soon, "Threshold" being my favorite of the two.
     
  5. Bob Hug

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    As far as police shows, I just picked up season 1 of "Boomtown" as a blind buy and have mostly been impressed with it. There were only a half dozen shows produced for season 2 before NBC cancelled it and those second season episodes have not yet been released.
     
  6. ethanTo

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    You might like Millennium, as you liked X-Files, and it is sort of a cross between sci-fi and police drama. It is pretty good, too.
     
  7. Lou Sytsma

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    I'll second Dead Zone - excellent reworking of the King book - there are 4 seasons out

    Nowhere Man - think Prisoner here

    Under the police side, though while not a true pick:
    Veronica Mars:Season 1, Kristen Bell is awesome as a high school Sherlock
     
  8. Ethan Riley

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    Try "Surface" when it comes out; it was SciFi and a kind of Steven Spielberg pastiche. Very engaging show!

    Also, have you sort of passed on the Buffyverse? I was always doubtful of its entertainment value, but I eventually got into it because of dvd...and loved it!
     
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    Why, Katherine! You mean you've never seen The Twilight Zone? And there's always Dragnet in both color and B/W incarnations, and you could try some British police drama like the Prime Suspect shows starring the wonderful Helen Mirren. With the upcoming release of its final season, you can get Starsky & Hutch. There are many PD collections of One Step Beyond episodes, and all of The Time Tunnel is out- hope this helps!!
     
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    I'd definitely recommend The Closer. Kyra Sedgwick's character, Brenda Leigh Johnson, is one of the best characters to come along in years.
     
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    Another vote for "Millennium", especially since you have "The X-Files" and "The Lone Gunmen" on your list. You should definitely check it out.
     
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    I haven't watched it on DVD, but if you like "Law & Order" you'd absolutely LOVE "Homicide: Life on the Streets."

    I'll second the person who mentioned "Boomtown" -- although I fear Season 2 (the few eps that aired) will probably never be released.

    Dick Wolf (who created "Law & Order") also created a pretty okay update of "Dragnet" starring Ed O'Neill (the first season is on DVD).

    I think you'd probably also like "Without a Trace."

    The following are my personal faves in my collection:
    "The Dead Zone"
    "Veronica Mars"
    "Magnum P.I."
    "NCIS"
    "24"
    "Alias"
     
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    In addition to Walter’s suggestion of Hill Street Blues, I’d add HBO’s The Wire. If you liked Homicide, you’ll love The Wire.
     
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    If you like cop shows Miami Vice is a must see (the series not that pile of crap movie with Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx)
     
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    Have you actually seen the movie? Call me crazy but I think that Michael Mann is alot stronger creatively today than he was back in the Don Johnson days.
     
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    To me it just looks bad. I mean from what I've seen it just looks like a standard cop movie. Where the tv show was about being different esp. in the look of it.
     
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    The BBC show Life On Mars is sort of a cross between a police drama and Quantum Leap.

    Series 1 is currently available in a nice R2 set -- commentaries on every episode and several making-of documentaries.

    Presumably that set will be ported to R1 after the upcoming BBC America run. I think it premieres in late July.
     
  18. Katherine_K

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    Thank you all, there are some great suggestions here, and I appreciate it!
     

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