If you only had the money for one . . .

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24 Season 1
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If you only had the money for one . . .

Postby freak2thec0re on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:36 am

And had to choose between season 1 of either 24 or Arrested Development, which would you choose?

I don't get tv in my apartment, so I really can only see tv through dvd. I haven't seen an episode of either, but really really want to. I realize they are completely opposite sides of the entertainment spectrum, and will surely buy the other one in the near future, but for right now, I only have the money for one.

so which would you choose ?
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:43 am

Hmmmm, this looks like a job for Poll-Man!!
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:45 am

Neither in all honesty for me.

The Sheild Season 1 would be my recommendation if you haven't seen it or if you feel like splashing out get either The Wire or Deadwood from HBO although as I say they are quite pricey.

Sorry, I can't recommend either of your choices, I guess I shouldn't have posted in the first place.

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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:51 am

I'd say 24...but get your wallett ready because after you've watched season one, the chances are you will be itching to get into two, three and four.

Its so fast-paced and the first two seasons in particular resolve so much each episode but only to leave you with more questions...that it becomes very difficult to impose self-discipline and not "watch just one more".

A friend of mine and myself both had separate friday nights out. I dragged my slope ass in around 7am Saturday, dazed and confused...she pitched up with Season Two around nine am in a similar state of disrepair. We were both ruined with hangovers etc and so spent the whole day on sofas watching the whole season - and it remains one of the most memorable TV moments of my life.

And no, I didn't - she was a very good friend : YOU GENTLEMEN!

Arrested Development is pretty good too though...take comfort in knowing whichever one you go with, you won't be disappointed :D
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Postby freak2thec0re on Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:37 am

thanks for the poll, poll-man
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Postby Ribbons on Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:58 am

Tough question, really. I'd say 24, but it all boils down to what your personal preference is. They're both pretty damn good shows.
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Postby Seppuku on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:20 am

Personally I'd be more entertained by Arrested Development, but AD's cheaper here so I'd go for the first series of 24 (which is double the price), simply because I'd end up with more money. Although I'd be missing out on a whole bunch of anal-rapist fun.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:24 am

Neither.

I pick THE OFFICE (BBC / original version) season 1, 2, and XMas special instead.
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Postby havocSchultz on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:26 am

John-Locke wrote:
Sorry, I can't recommend either of your choices, I guess I shouldn't have posted in the first place.

Too late.


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Postby so sorry on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:42 am

Go with 24 for sure.
But to get the full TV experience, you should only watch one episode per week (then you'll know how it feels to be a 24 fan!)
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Postby buster00 on Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:27 am

I can only choose one?

As a very wise CTU agent once said: "Damn it!"

Recommending "24," Freak. It NEVER disappoints. This is one of two shows (the other being "Lost") around which my friends and I hold weekly parties...and ask each other during the week, "What the hell are Bauer / the people on the island gonna do?"
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:39 am

buster00 wrote:I can only choose one?

As a very wise CTU agent once said: "Damn it!"

Recommending "24," Freak. It NEVER disappoints. This is one of two shows (the other being "Lost") around which my friends and I hold weekly parties...and ask each other during the week, "What the hell are Bauer / the people on the island gonna do?"


Get together, throw a party....and discuss what we poor mortals do for the 30 odd weeks in the year that they aren't airing.

Tellingly, their party conversation skills are far less interesting than our own :wink:
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Postby Vegeta on Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:52 am

Definetly 24! If I remember right Arrested Development was a midseason replacement, therefore you would only get like 10 to 12 episodes anyways. Also, 24 is just pulse pounding non-stop insanity. How can you pass that up? Punky Power!
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:01 pm

Vegeta wrote:Definetly 24! If I remember right Arrested Development was a midseason replacement, therefore you would only get like 10 to 12 episodes anyways. Also, 24 is just pulse pounding non-stop insanity. How can you pass that up? Punky Power!


Punky Power....the modern day equivalent of the age old expression GRAVYTACHE...Bauer's Great-Grandfather had a mighty pair of handlebars and a penchant for thick gravy stock.

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Postby buster00 on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:06 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
buster00 wrote:I can only choose one?

As a very wise CTU agent once said: "Damn it!"

Recommending "24," Freak. It NEVER disappoints. This is one of two shows (the other being "Lost") around which my friends and I hold weekly parties...and ask each other during the week, "What the hell are Bauer / the people on the island gonna do?"


Get together, throw a party....and discuss what we poor mortals do for the 30 odd weeks in the year that they aren't airing.

Tellingly, their party conversation skills are far less interesting than our own :wink:


More tellingly, we can't have a party without inviting the TV...

And lamentably, we at the party are the mortals...you in the Zone get to be the esteemed ether...."out THERE somewhere....all knowing, all seeing..."
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:10 pm

buster00 wrote:
Doc Holliday wrote:
buster00 wrote:I can only choose one?

As a very wise CTU agent once said: "Damn it!"

Recommending "24," Freak. It NEVER disappoints. This is one of two shows (the other being "Lost") around which my friends and I hold weekly parties...and ask each other during the week, "What the hell are Bauer / the people on the island gonna do?"


Get together, throw a party....and discuss what we poor mortals do for the 30 odd weeks in the year that they aren't airing.

Tellingly, their party conversation skills are far less interesting than our own :wink:


More tellingly, we can't have a party without inviting the TV...


Please tell me thats a knowing abbreviation for Transvestite too...adds so many layers if it is! :o
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Postby freak2thec0re on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:50 pm

Neither.

I pick THE OFFICE (BBC / original version) season 1, 2, and XMas special instead.


Already own it (without a doubt my favorite show ever made)
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Postby buster00 on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
More tellingly, we can't have a party without inviting the TV...


Please tell me thats a knowing abbreviation for Transvestite too...adds so many layers if it is! :o[/quote]

Sorry..."telly." We couldn't be that happenin'.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:27 pm

buster00 wrote:
Doc Holliday wrote:
More tellingly, we can't have a party without inviting the TV...


Please tell me thats a knowing abbreviation for Transvestite too...adds so many layers if it is! :o


Sorry..."telly." We couldn't be that happenin'.[/quote]

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Postby Peven on Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:58 pm

buy "Malcolm In The Middle", season 1, and laugh your ass off all day long.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:16 pm

Peven wrote:buy "Malcolm In The Middle", season 1, and laugh your ass off all day long.


An inverted spitroast is nothing to joke about......
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:21 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
Peven wrote:buy "Malcolm In The Middle", season 1, and laugh your ass off all day long.


An inverted spitroast is nothing to joke about......


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Postby Peven on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:22 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
Peven wrote:buy "Malcolm In The Middle", season 1, and laugh your ass off all day long.


An inverted spitroast is nothing to joke about......


but laser-guided bees ARE
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:28 pm

That just boggles the mind! I've seen a few episodes and they all made me laugh out loud. The Dad is my favourite...though the episodes with the older brother in military college were hilarious too.....
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Postby tfactor on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:34 pm

I think this poll kinda sucks, but if I had to choose I would hold my money for next week when Scrubs season 3 hits shelves. :D

Freak you're a New Yorker so I like you by default, however, your poll work needs some improvement. You were lacking passion, creativity, versatility and flexability. You have to make us really want it.

Does anyone get the simile here or should I just go stand in the corner?
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:42 pm

tfactor wrote:I think this poll kinda sucks, but if I had to choose I would hold my money for next week when Scrubs season 3 hits shelves. :D

Freak you're a New Yorker so I like you by default, however, your poll work needs some improvement. You were lacking passion, creativity, versatility and flexability. You have to make us really want it.

Does anyone get the simile here or should I just go stand in the corner?


Thats going to bug me all night if nobody gets it. I used to know it...before confusion set in around three years ago....
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Postby Peven on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:44 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:That just boggles the mind! I've seen a few episodes and they all made me laugh out loud. The Dad is my favourite...though the episodes with the older brother in military college were hilarious too.....


the first few seasons of Malcolm in the Middle are all-time greats, imo. like a lot of shows, though, as the yrs progressed, the quality dwindled somewhat. there are so many great episodes on the season 1 dvd set, though i think the very first episode is still my favorite.
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Postby freak2thec0re on Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:31 pm

Freak you're a New Yorker so I like you by default, however, your poll work needs some improvement. You were lacking passion, creativity, versatility and flexability. You have to make us really want it.


in my defense, I didn't actually make the poll.


He called himself . . . "poll-man"
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Postby MiltonWaddams on Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:39 pm

This is like asking me to chose between my two children. Which do I pick? Not the ugly one.

Can you even watch 24 over and over? I got the impression it was like Lost, a one time shot.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:50 pm

MiltonWaddams wrote:This is like asking me to chose between my two children. Which do I pick? Not the ugly one.

Can you even watch 24 over and over? I got the impression it was like Lost, a one time shot.


LOST a one-time shot? No way dude...there's too much in the early stuff that you don't know to be looking out for that you catch the second time around.....

And you just KNOW that season one will take on yet a newer perspective once we get season 2 on our own little island of confusion, here in the UK......
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