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Old 07-01-09, 08:55 AM
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Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

I want to fill out my collection with more tv on dvd. I am most attracted to shows that have a continuous storyline. Examples would be Lost, 24, Alias, Prison Break, The Shield and The Wire.

Are there any other series like this? I hear NCIS and CSI wraps everything up per episode. What about Burn Notice? The Closer?
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Re: Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

If you want to go for overseas action/dramas, I've been addicted to Spooks - or MI-5 as shown in the states on PBS and A&E. While the entire series isn't one massive storyline, there have been 2-3 seasons that contain a plot which I thought were pretty good. Just a thought. I prefer on getting the sets from amazon.uk as they are priced at about $15/set, but you do need a region-free player. You can pick up the MI-5 sets here in the states, but some some reason they're a lot more expensive.

The only other series I got into like this was Alias, which i thought was pretty good up until the end.

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I"m the same way. I can't watch Law & Order because of this. That said, NCIS, The Closer and Burn Notice are all pretty episodic- but they have enough of a continuing storyline to keep me happy. I love all three shows. Although, I guess NCIS would be the weakest in the storyline department-the cast keeps the show constantly entertaining even when the story doesn't progress.

Some others off the top of my head:

Babylon 5
Buffy
Angel
Wonderfalls
Gilmore Girls
Homicide
Six Feet Under
True Blood
Dexter
Weeds

actually, pretty much any of the HBO or Showtime dramas, and most of the comedies fit this.
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Re: Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

Originally Posted by Tscott View Post
Babylon 5
Buffy
Angel
Wonderfalls
Gilmore Girls
Homicide
Six Feet Under
True Blood
Dexter
Weeds
I'd agree with these except Wonderfalls since it didn't get more than one season. But I would add Battlestar Galactica and DEFINITELY add Veronica Mars!
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Mad Men.

Season 1 Blu-Ray release among the best ever. Season 2 coming out in July on Blu-ray.
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I'd agree with these except Wonderfalls since it didn't get more than one season. But I would add Battlestar Galactica and DEFINITELY add Veronica Mars!
Good call on Veronica Mars. I should have thought of that.

And what's wrong with Wonderfalls only having one season? It's a continuing storyline that does get wrapped up nicely in the end, unlike a number of other shows canceled after a single season.

And speaking of that, Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life are two more one season shows with ongoing storylines that I'd suggest.
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They are kind of dated by today's standards, but you could try "Roswell," "Popular," and "Felicity" (all old WB dramedy's)
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The little show that could (or couldn't): Reaper
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Re: Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

Originally Posted by burnside986 View Post
The little show that could (or couldn't): Reaper
Reaper is full of stand-alone episodes that don't relate to a main plot. One of my biggest complaints regarding the show.
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+1 on Veronica Mars.
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Re: Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

The BBC drama I reviewed, "Skins", has a continuous storyline for the first two seasons, and then it switches to a new set of characters for S3 (which I haven't seen). The main character of S3 is a supporting character in the first two seasons, so I guess that is technically still continuous.
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I've been addicted to Lost and Battlestar Galactica for the continuous storylines - so addicting. Unfortunately I'm looking for a Battlestar replacement now so I also appreciate the recommendations.
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Re: Dvd Recommendations - Dramas with an Ongoing Storyline?

Originally Posted by awil1026 View Post
Reaper is full of stand-alone episodes that don't relate to a main plot. One of my biggest complaints regarding the show.
Season 1 I would agree. Season 2 slowly started a season story arc
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what with the devil and his other son
that I've enjoyed.

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