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I wanted to hate The Vampire Diaries, BUT the exact opposite has happened to me!?!? I've been watching season one on Netflix and I'm beyond addicted....anyone else absolutely in love with this show??? Haha I get nothing done now, except watch Vampire Diaries....

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Republic of Doyle, Little Britain, Hell's Kitchen, and Eat Street.

Eat Street never came on until I discovered I could access more American channels on my box.

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I'm not a big TV person. I do like some of the court shows and some cooking shows. I really like the cooking/food shows on PBS. But I also like Chopped, Master Chef and Hell's Kitchen. I also like Restaurant Impossible and Hotel Impossible. And I like Hoarders/Hoarding.

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Dallas! Can't wait until it comes back in January:)

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And I like Hoarders/Hoarding.

What is it about that show? I don't go looking for it, but when it's on, I can't stop watching . . . maybe it just makes me feel better about the amount of clutter that I have :ph34r:

Project Runway and Top Chef.

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Dallas! Can't wait until it comes back in January:)

I've got to check Dallas out! I used to watch it with my mom when I was younger and she was sooo excited to hear it was coming back lol maybe this would make good mother/daughter time!

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What is it about that show? I don't go looking for it, but when it's on, I can't stop watching . . . maybe it just makes me feel better about the amount of clutter that I have :ph34r:

Project Runway and Top Chef.

I love hoarders too! I always feel like cleaning after watching. LOL My hubby won't watch it..I think they could do an episode in his garage? ;)

Really like the Restaurant impossible, Can this Bar Be Saved, and Hotel Impossible. Like all of the CSI type shows and Law and Order..and looking forward to the new season, 2 Broke Girls( I forgive them for making such yummy sounding cupcakes :D ),Big Bang Theory, Newsroom (new series on HBO),Good Wife, Antiques Road Show, Ricky Gervaise show (Karl Pilkington is so simple)LOL

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I've got to check Dallas out! I used to watch it with my mom when I was younger and she was sooo excited to hear it was coming back lol maybe this would make good mother/daughter time!

Remakes don't always live up to the original, but this is really good. I think you and your mom would enjoy it :)

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LOL My hubby won't watch it..I think they could do an episode in his garage? ;)

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satisfaction, dexter, leverage, criminal minds (mostly because of shemar moore...)

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Dallas is like crack (hubs just leaves the room). Am loving The Newsroom. Wish they'd bring back Torchwood. Boss is back - i love it - Kelsey Grammar is excellent.

And let's not forget True Blood. Now that they've completely departed from the books I see it differently - and Russell Edgington is sooo good at being BAD.

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DEXTER IS AMAZING!!! Can't wait for season 6 to come out on DVD - I dont have Showtime so I cant watch it when every one else does! I'm also a huge "Friends" fan and can watch it for hours on end without getting sick of it...

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Shameless, Dexter, Big C - Showtime addicts here - Weeds was on the list until this season -- it's their last - maybe should have ended a bit earlier.

Dr. Who, Falling Skies, Eureka's first seasons, Firefly

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What is it about that show? I don't go looking for it, but when it's on, I can't stop watching . . . maybe it just makes me feel better about the amount of clutter that I have :ph34r:

Project Runway and Top Chef.

Yeah. I think... We may live in a dump. But it's not that bad!

I've never seen Project Runway. My mom watches that.

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Another Dexter fan here. I had to drop Showtime a while ago but they usually have a 'free' weekend before the fall season starts and I plan a day just to watch the whole last season one show after the other. When I win the lottery I want to get the whole series on DVD.

I also really like 'Being Human' both the BBC and American versions. Supernatural is also good. I don't usually watch crime dramas, I've lived to many, but Bones draws me in every now and then.

I never get tired of watching The Big Bang Theory and love reruns of Andy Griffith.

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I never get tired of watching The Big Bang Theory

Me either! Love that show....that and Modern Family :)

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Me either! Love that show....that and Modern Family :)

How could I have forgotten Modern Family. The characters are great. I like the big guy, can't remember his name, who used to a clown the best.

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