The best widescreen TV shows?

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  1. Steeve Bergeron

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    I bought Alias today, purely based on all the good reviews it's receiving everywhere. I never watched a single episode, but I'm pretty sure I'll like it. I'm a sucker for "Nikita" stuff. I have to admit that the fact it's widescreen really helped my decision. That got me thinking, what are the best anamorphic widescreen TV shows I should also consider?
     
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    Angel (at least S3+) looks really spiffy in widescreen; Whedon's Firefly also looked nice the two times Fox broadcasted it that way. Boomtown is also nice, and Season 4 of Farscape is something pretty dang cool.
     
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    ANGEL without a doubt (season 3 and up) has some of the best framing and cinematography on television.
     
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    C.S.I. Season 2 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    E.R. Season 1
     
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    BUFFY!!! Just kidding. I'll add 24 to the list. The non-split screen segments look a lot better in WS.
     
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    Babylon 5 seasons 1, 2 & 3! [​IMG]
     
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    V - The Original Miniseries, is this the oldest TV show shot in widescreen?
     
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    The Sopranos. Some people complain about Season 1 being too oriented toward the center of the frame...frankly, I still don't see the complaint and it looks beautiful to me.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. How about Band of Brothers? Is that worth a blind purchase?
     
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    and Firefly when it comes out...
     
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    Kingpin looks great in widescreen, as well as season's 6 on up for the X-Files.
     
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    Steve,
    If you have any interest in WW2 then it is a no brainer. I just finished watching it again last night, it was a great mini-series and once you get towards the tail end of the series you really don't want it to end, you wish you could spend just a little more time with these brave men who formed bonds and friendships with each other that I will probably never experience in my lifetime. On a technical side the DVD is superb, Anamorphic Widescreen with DD5.1 or DTS and production values that are up there with any other war film. I don't think you could go wrong with this set.
     
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    No, many TV movies from as far back as the 70's were shot with cropping to widescreen in mind to support european theatrical release, much like Spielberg's "Duel."
     
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    E.R. Season one was widescreen?! Interesting....

    -Owl
     
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    Let me just throw in my 2 cents and say that Coupling is a very funny British show that is also presented in anamorphic widescreen.

    Can't wait for 10/28 when Season 2 gets released! [​IMG]
     

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