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Old 09-04-07, 01:40 PM
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Old 09-04-07, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kms_md
what, no love for dexter?
The pilot episode, “Dexter” was a very solid start for the series but I wouldn’t consider it great or, the best. Even through the first 2 episodes of Dexter we’re good (“Dexter”, “Crocodile”), but the show really didn’t start getting really good until the third episode, in my opinion. The ending of season one, although predicable, was very well done. Even if Dexter’s writing was awful, which it isn’t, Michael C. Hall could make anything look great, he’s a damn good actor & his performance of Dexter is pure genius.
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Heroes, really? I just watched it today and while it wasn't a bad episode, there was just nothing really WOW about it...
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Another vote for the premiere of Dawson's Creek. While I didn't care much for the rest of the episodes, that premiere was golden.

And, of course, Freaks and Geeks.
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Originally Posted by Meglos
Star Trek: DS9
Yes, that's a good choice! That was a great episode, and everytime I see it, it makes me want to watch the whole series, again.
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Originally Posted by Meglos
Star Trek: DS9
Oh, for me, it was the contrary. I hated it so much, that I didn't bother watching it untill it came out on DVD.

Thats doesn't mean I did not like the show. In fact, from season 3 - 7, it was the best writing in Star trek history. Untill season 4 of Enterprise.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
I agree with the inclusion of the Veronica Mars pilot. It just packed so much information into one episode.

And while I'm not sure if one would call it a pilot, the first episode of The Prisoner is, to me, one of the finest episodes of television ever.

And the other one I would mention is Arrested Development. Not only did it perfectly set up the premise of the show, but it was so funny to boot, but the kind of funny where you must watch it many times to pick up on all the jokes.
Another vote for Veronica Mars.
Alias was another favorite of mine.
Freaks of Geeks too.

An old favorite, China Beach. One of the best series ever as far as I am concerned. Funny though, when you mention it to most people today, they have never heard of it.
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I hate to jump on the bandwagon here, but it is Lost by a mile. I've never had a pilot pull me in like that. Much of the mood and mystery from that pilot is still what drives that show for me.
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Angel, maybe.

Russell Winters: "Angel, we don't go around attacking each other. Look at me. I pay my taxes, I keep my name out of the paper, and I don't make waves. In return, I can do anything I want."

Angel: "Can you fly?"
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Curb Your Enthusiasm (I'm counting Episode 1: 'The Pants Tent', not the pilot/special)
Arrested Development
Flight of the Conchords
The Sopranos
Oz
Six Feet Under
Weeds


..and of course, 24.
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Originally Posted by cessburn
Angel, maybe.

Russell Winters: "Angel, we don't go around attacking each other. Look at me. I pay my taxes, I keep my name out of the paper, and I don't make waves. In return, I can do anything I want."

Angel: "Can you fly?"

Yeah, I have always enjoyed that.
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Friday Night Lights. By far.
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Repeating several that have already been said:

NYPD Blue
The Sopranos
The Shield
Lost
Hill Street Blues
Roseanne
M*A*S*H
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Twin Peaks and Lost by far. Jericho also had a pretty good pilot episode.

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