The Great Midseason TV Cram: 11 Shows to Catch Up On for 2012

Just because TV takes the holidaze off doesn't mean you should. The winter break is the perfect time to attack your ever-growing "shows to watch" list, and no series are more deserving of your immediate attention than these beloved midseason entries that will be returning early in the new year. But if you can't take a ton of time off from your intense caroling schedule, don't worry; we've highlighted the bits and pieces of seasons past that will catch you up all quick-like. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog, grab a piece of ham, and start cramming!



Pretty Little Liars (The second half of Season 2 begins January 2 at 8pm on ABC Family)

Commitment: One-and-a-half seasons, 35 hour-long episodes

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Sometimes trashy, sometimes kind of great, Pretty Little Liars is always entertaining. The series follows a group of four pretty little high school girls whose lives revolve around the text messages they receive from a mysterious person named 'A,' who happens to know all their secrets; you can join the show's addicts in trying to solve the "Who is 'A'?" mystery before the titular liars do. While most TV mysteries are dragged out to the point of frustration, this one is so fun, you won't care. Plus, the Season 2 midseason finale left the girls in dire straits (again).

Cheat Sheet: You're going to have to watch all of it. Though you could skip around to the big shockers, you'd be liable to miss the important clues sprinkled throughout. What are the "important" clues? Your guess is as good as ours.



Portlandia (Season 2 begins January 6 at 10pm on IFC)

Commitment: One season, six half-hour episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Both hipsters and people who roll their eyes at hipsters can appreciate this sketch comedy show by SNL's Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, which doesn't so much make fun of Portland's eccentric residents and weirdos as it does write love letters to them. It's bizarre yet relatable comedy--and how can you fault a show that promotes its second season with a clip about Battlestar Galactica addiction?

Cheat Sheet: You can really jump in wherever you like, but some of our favorite (YouTube-able!) bits include Did You Read?, Customers Only featuring Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi, Dumpster Divers, House Sitter featuring Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, Cacao, Whose Dog Is This?, and the music video that kicked off the whole series, Dream of the '90s.



Downton Abbey (Season 2 begins January 8 on PBS)

Commitment: One season, seven hour-long episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: You should probably lower your expectations: Downton Abbey is not the second coming of Jane Austen or E.M. Forster or whoever else. It's just a very entertaining update on Upstairs/Downstairs, with a stellar cast (Maggie Smith in particular gets to chew up the scenery and earns her big laughs), beautiful production values, and some (tame) naughty bits thrown in to keep you titillated. You're either into this stuff or you aren't, and if you are, you'll be hooked early on.

Cheat Sheet: Since most of the action is limited to the house itself, it doesn't take long to figure out the politics of the place. It's easy enough to watch all of Season 1 in one sitting (I did), but if you're really that pressed for time, watch Episode 1, Episode 3 (the "Mr. Pamuk" episode), then skip ahead to Episode 7.



Being Human (Season 2 begins January 16 at 9pm on SyFy)

Commitment: One season, 13 hour-long episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: This U.S. adaptation of the U.K. original is unlike most trans-Atlantic imports in that it doesn't suck when compared to its source. Three roommates live together in a Boston apartment and navigate normal problems that all twenty-somethings face. Did I mention that they're a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf? Supernatural's Jeremy Carver runs the show here, and he's imported that CW series' sense of humor, horror, and heart to create one of Syfy's biggest surprises.

Cheat Sheet: If you don't have time for all 13 episodes, catch up with the two-part premiere "There Goes the Neighborhood," "I Want You Back (From the Dead)," "You're the One I Haunt," and "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Me Killing You."



Justified (Season 3 begins January 17 at 10pm on FX)

Commitment: Two seasons, 26 hour-long episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: People are still warming up to Justified, but Season 2 was scalding and one of the best seasons of television that FX has put together. Based on a character created by Elmore Leonard, Justified is a throwback to cops-and-robbers shows and Westerns of old but with modern sensibilities and a very gray moral compass. Raylan Givens (played perfectly by Timothy Olyphant) is one of TV's greatest (and handsomest!) lead characters, and each season brings in a fascinating supporting cast as writers press the reset button and bring more trouble to Kentucky.

Cheat Sheet: Season 1 admittedly went through growing pains, but the series found its groove in a big way in Season 2. Watch the pilot "Fire in the Hole," skip to the last two episodes of Season 1 ("Father and Sons" and "Bulletville"), then marathon Season 2 with a bottle of moonshine.



Archer (Season 3 begins January 19 at 10pm on FX)

Commitment: Two seasons and a couple specials for a total of 26 half-hour episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Your friends are all saying "You're in the Daaaaanger Zone!" and you don't know what it means. You can fix that by watching FX's adult cartoon Archer, which leads the TV league in jokes per minute with an astounding 25.42 JPM (unofficial). Set in a made-up world of suave espionage, Archer is one of television's funniest shows and is developing a loyal cult audience. Plus it features an awesome voice cast that includes H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, and Judy Greer. Get on board now while the street cred is still there.

Cheat Sheet: It's a cartoon sitcom; there's no real need to watch them in order. But if you're pressed for time, check out these standouts: "Diversity Hire," "Skorpio," "Skytanic," "Stage Two," "Placebo Effect," and "El Secuestro."



Spartacus (Season "3" begins January 27 at 10pm on Starz)

Commitment: One regular 13-episode season and one subsequent six-episode "prequel."

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Spartacus: Blood and Sand was a groundbreaking show from Starz when it debuted in early 2010. A direct descendant of the big screen phenomenon that was 300, the series was visually dazzling, filled to the brim with gory CGI effects. But it went one better than 300's hokum, boasting some deliciously campy (but smartly so) drama, pulpily Shakespearean in its conspiratorial intrigue. Andy Whitfield in the title role was something of a revelation, a soulful and fearsome action hero. Tragically, cancer took him far too soon. But the franchise has lived on, first as a prequel series, and next in Spartacus: Vengeance, with Liam McIntyre in the title role.

Cheat Sheet: You can skip Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the Spartacus-less prequel, but I recommend catching at least the pilot, "The Red Serpent," and the brutal season finale, "Kill Them All," of Blood and Sand.



Eastbound & Down (Season 3 beings February 19 at 10pm on HBO)

Commitment: 13 half-hour episodes: six in Season 1, seven in Season 2.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Eastbound & Down is a rare marriage of hilarious concept, hilarious dialogue, and visionary director. You can invite your old frat brothers and your hipster Brooklynite neighbors over for a marathon viewing session, and all of them will have their minds blown by some of the most crass humor HBO has to offer and an almost wistful (and certainly artful) depiction of one man's downward spiral. The series is a vehicle for Danny McBride at his best: sad-eyed, loud-mouthed, and directed by Jody Hill. He is lovable yet detestable as Kenny Powers, a nationally famous major league baseball player now deposed of his fame and fortune, who remains a super-entitled, hyper-arrogant man-child. In Season 1 he returned to his small hometown to work as a gym teacher and reclaim his ex-girlfriend; by Season 2, he was living under an assumed name in Mexico and wrangling cockfights for money (despite not knowing any Spanish). Filmed on location, Season 2 is both darker and harsher in tone, but its satirical edge, luxurious visuals and Danny McBride's buoyant cockiness keeps things weirdly joyful.

Cheat Sheet: Each season builds on running jokes and lovingly developed characters, and while all the episodes are standalone funny (99 percent of the lines are as well), they are exponentially more so in context. Plus they're short enough that you can watch each season in a marathon session. Season 1's careful character development of Kenny, and the dynamic between him, his brother (played by Deadwood's John Hawkes), and his brother's family should be savored, and gives impact to the sucker punch Season 1 finale. Season 2's "Chapter 11," in which Kenny finds his father in Mexico (perfectly played by Don Johnson) really requires the emotional groundwork of both full seasons and sets a new tone of self-revelation for the rest of Season 2 and Season 3.



Bob's Burgers (Season 2 begins March 11 at 8:30pm on Fox)

Commitment: One season, 13 half-hour episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: Bob's Burgers is secretly the year's best new family comedy this side of Suburgatory, and the kids (as well as the parents) are among the funniest new characters of 2011. The show features the voice of H. Jon Benjamin (better known as Sterling Archer from Archer) as the titular proprietor of Bob's Burgers, the family diner. Bob is a loyal husband to Linda and father to Tina, Gene, and Louise. Louise (voiced by Kristen Schaal) is probably the standout: the youngest of the bunch, she's always wearing pink bunny ears, but she's often the smartest... like a perfect mix of Lisa Simpson and Stewie Griffin. Her sister Tina is at the point of becoming a young woman, and her coming-of-age story provides a bittersweet backdrop to Louise and her brother Gene's antics. Want proof? Observe this clip from Episode 6, "Sheesh! Cab Bob," one of Season 1's best.

Cheat Sheet: The aforementioned "Sheesh! Cab Bob," guest-starring The Office's Oscar Nunez and 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer as tranny hookers, plus "Sacred Cow," "Sexy Dance Fighting," "Weekend at Mort's," and "Torpedo."



Mad Men (Season 5 begins sometime in March on AMC)

Commitment: Four seasons, 52 hour-long episodes.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: If you've stayed away from Mad Men this long, you're likely either turned off by period dramas, or just not the type to buy into hype, or maybe you feel you've already missed too much. So let's knock them out one at a time: 1) Yes, Mad Men is singlehandedly responsible for reigniting a wave of '60s nostalgia and copycat shows, but the show is really addressing the way we live now as much as it is reminiscing over how we were then. 2) Four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series may seem like overkill, but this is a series that actually lives up to its reputation. The dialogue and casting is uniformly superb. It's in the details. 3) A lot has already transpired, but I honestly feel any single episode of Mad Men stands on its own. It's not hard to pick up on the basics quickly: The agency pecking order, the sexual dynamics, the rhythms of the ad business. Go ahead, dive in.

Cheat Sheet: Watch the first two episodes of Season 1 to get a feel for the world, then skip to Season 4. Watch Episode 1, "Public Relations," and Episode 7, the amazing two-hander, "The Suitcase." (But you really should watch the whole series.)



Game of Thrones (Season 2 begins sometime in April on HBO)

Commitment: A single, 10-episode season. Easy peasy.

Why You Should Catch Up Now: HBO's fantasy epic is appearing on critics' "Best Of 2011" lists and awards-show nomination sheets for a reason: It's ridiculously awesome. We're talking phenomenon here, people, and no one likes to be left out of a pop-culture sensation that's sweeping the nation. The adult-oriented tale of clanging swords and royal musical chairs isn't as boring as the snoozefest that is the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and will more than fill your weekly quota of nudity and violence, all while telling a story that's as engrossing as The Sopranos. This is a genre-buster with shockers that dare to do what other shows are afraid to. Don't be the only person among your friends who doesn't know House Lannister's motto.

Cheat Sheet: DO NOT CHEAT! Watch them all or you'll be hopelessly lost. For extra credit, read the book; it's worth it.


What shows are you planning to watch over the holidays?

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Walking Dead is not on the list because it isn't coming for a new season, it's just returning back to Season 2.
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Justified is just the best thing on TV. Amazing actors and grea stories. Downton Abbey has already been on TV in Norway. It just get better and the chistmas special ends season two perfectly. In my opinion, Mad Men is the most overrated show on TV. Tried a few times but I find it boring. Game OfThrones is for me not that good but I get why it is so huge. But not my taste.
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I've tried getting into Mad Men twice. Just didn't like it. But yes, I love period pieces and am going to do a catch up on Downton Abbey. I've just been hearing about it for the first time this week and it sounds great.



I tried the original version of Being Human from the beginning a couple years ago. Didn't like the writing.



Love Justified. I've watched from the beginning. Love the different setting, Timothy Olyphant and can't seem to remove my eyes from the guy who plays Boyd Crowder.



I've seen Game of Thrones and the LOTR trilogy, and haven't read the books for each. I enjoyed each, the LOTR probably a bit better. I think the writer is absolutely nutty for the trash of such a classic and an academy winner.



I'm sort of interested in catching Eastbound. If HBO will kindly load Seasons 1 & 2 on On Demand, I'll pop the popcorn and tune in.



Spartacus looks interesting. I loved the old HBO show, Rome. I wonder if the production is anything similar.



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Will be catching up on Being Human, Game of Thrones, and Spartacus!
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Republic of Doyle



Commitment: 2 seasons, 25 hour-long episodes.



Why You Should Catch Up Now: Unique location (St John's, Newfoundland), action, romance, teen drama, and a father-and-son duo solving mysteries with witty banter. This show is a sleeper hit in Canada. Oh, and Russell Crowe is guest-starring in the third season. Yes, _that_ Russell Crowe. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/Republic_of_Doyle/1379422649/ID=2179035104



Cheat Sheet: Season 1 Ep 1 for an introduction to the characters, Ep 6 for a bit of a focus on Jake's and Rose's respective pasts, Ep 9 for laugh-out-loud comedy, and Ep 12, the season finale. Season 2 Ep 1, Ep 4 for the focus on Christian, Ep 9 for the background on Des, and Eps 11, 12 and 13 for the season-ending storyline arc.



The show returns for the third season on Jan. 11.

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I already saw Bob's Burgers when it aired last year and I can't wait for season 2!!!



I watched all of Portlandia on IFC today. They had a marathon of Portlandia, and I saw all 6 episodes. Awesome show!!!
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Finished Eastbound and Down. Not bad, and of course Danny McBride is awesome, but I'm not quite sure I would class it as a 'comedy'. I'm just getting in on Justified now, which is awesome, save that you kind of know the situation in each episode is going to be resolved before the end. Still, good writing, awesome acting, and a wicked theme song!
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My problem with this is the cheat sheets. You can't skip episodes, or they wouldn't be series worth watching. If you can watch the pilot and finale and expect to come into the next season knowing everything you are daft. Maybe you understand the plot but what makes a 13 hour long movie good is that is also has a massive amount of character and world development so it makes all the plot that occurs exponentially more meaningful. Plus, the Holidays supply two weeks of dead tv time. You're the lucky bastard who has "new material" to consume so there's no excuse.
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Now that there's so many shows in reruns, preempted or just ending, I think I'll go back and catch Game of Thrones and maybe Mad Men. Of course I can't say I'll continue to watch them but there's just nothing much else on right now.
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I'm definitely looking forward to the US version of Being Human and Spartacus: Vengeance. Being Human defintely surprised me, especially toward the last six episodes. I liked them all, but that first season had a strong ending to me. I'm so glad Spartacus decided to move on despite losing Andy Whitfield because it's such a good show. It reminds me of 300 a lot, which is an excellent thing in my book.



However, back off of LOTR. Those three movies make up the greatest movie trilogy ever in my opinion. I haven't seen Game of Thrones, so I can't comment on it, but it sounds good on paper, though.
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Well you're wrong because The LOTR movie trilogy was awful. I liked "Fellowhship of the Ring" because the book isn't great but "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King" are fantastic books yet, if you cannot improve upon the source material, than why try? A lesson that "V for Vendetta", "Watchmen" and "The Walking Dead" all missed. "Game of Thrones" in my opinion is way superior to the books, but I hate reading bad pros, plus the casting and edit changes they decided to make, only enhance the storytelling for "A Book of Ice and Fire", when everything in the LOTR movies were gaudy, extravagant and needlessly grandiose. At the end of the series, Gimli and Legolas argue about killing 40 guys. In the movies they kill.... all of the bad guys?
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Archer sounds funny, Ill watch it...
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Ive never seen game of thrones yet but if you guys tell me that its better than the Lord of the rings trilogy....I have extremely BIG doubts...the LOTR trilogy is a masterpiece from A to Z.
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I loooooove LOTR.. And definitely Game of Thrones y way better! Watch.. You wont regret it!
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I disagree with saying don't watch "Gods of the Arena" because it follows mostly true history which "Gannicus" is and will be apart of the "Third Servile War" which is the plot for Vengeance which really happened.
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Just watched the pilot of Game Of Thrones but got hooked on Homeland yesterday. It's beyond good. From this list Downtown Abbey and Being Human sound good.
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Game of Thrones is soooooooo boring. I really tried to watch it but no, I kept falling asleep.
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To each their own. Life would be boring as well if we all loved the same things (and hated the same things).
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If you find Game of Thrones "Boring" then you must be one dull person....
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Well I already watch and love PLL, Game of Thrones, and Being Human and all three of those are awesome and recommend to everyone. I do wanna watch Mad Men but for some reason (Maggie Smith) I might do Downtown Abbey. Can't wait for these shows to return
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"Bob's Burgers" FTW
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that LOTR comment makes me think Tim Surette has changed his name to "tv.com staff"
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why isn't Once Upon a Time here?:(
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Because it doesn't have a Season 2 beginning in early 2012. That's the theme here.
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:D!!!
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How Dare anyone call LOTR a snoozefest!
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Catch up on gossip girl and hart of dixie. watch the secret circle marathon and watch the vampire diaries.
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Archer just moved to the top of my list.

The LOTR comment is a little confusing. Although I'm not a huge fan, the movies weren't bad enough to be labeled as a collective snoozefest. Mad Men on the other hand is a massive snoozefest!

I could watch GOT all day long. A true masterpiece. I will watch Justified season 2 again just to put me in the mood for season 3!
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Just to defend the writers, LOTR comment: If he's referring to the movies, then I think he is crazy because they were great. But if he is referring to the book, then I tend to agree. I was far more engaged in reading the Song of Ice and Fire books than I was reading LOTR. I found the way Tolkien described things extremely boring. It also didn't help that I am a woman and there is barely a female character to be seen in LOTR (the movies gave the women more screen time than the books ever did, thankfully). I found Game of Thrones more interesting in large part due to the fact that there were simply more characters that I could actually relate to.
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Where's SOA?! I knew i was missing something good and just finished burning thru Season 1 in about a week... bring on the rest!
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Maybe the season 4 Finale is still bitter in their mouths. But I do recommend marathoning right up to the Finale, cause it's some good watchin.
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Being Human actually looks like it deserves a marathon.
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I have seen 3 or 4 episodes of Game of Thrones and I found it boring , I stopped watching it.

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Thanks for this list! I've taken your advice and started watching Being Human. Loving it!

And Downton Abbey is the best. Well done period drama that hooks you straight in. Quite a short series tho. S2 is only 8 episodes.
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A lot of but hurt LotR fans.



Don't let this single person make you think less of Game of Thrones. Most GoT fans are also LotR fans.



Portlandia is crap and Bob's Burgers is only good if you consider it will be taking the time slot that Allen Gregory is in.



My votes for worth watching from this list: Pretty Little Liars, Game of Thrones, Being Human, and Archer.



Of course I will be spending my holiday week re-watching American Horror Story and watching Neverland.
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Yeah because I'm not caught up with game of thrones...hint: By the time you watch the first season for the third time you hate Ned for being such a goody two shoes, oh I was trying to help her save her kids, HOW ABOUT SAVING YOUR OWN KIDS!!
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Can't wait for Justified and Archer. They are brilliant. Don't really care for or watch the other shows.
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What about the real Being Human, Series 4 starting sometime early next year maybe even before your copy. I like Eastbound and Down but they have never got close to the first 5 mins of the first episode, utter utter genius.
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Let's say I am about to start watching Spartacus...do I start with the prequel "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" and then watch "Spartacus: Blood and Sand"? Haven't seen any of either.



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What I'd do is skip the 1st 5 mins of Gods of the Arena (as it'll give away spoilers) and then watch the lot and be amazed at one of the best season finales in history :)
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Im looking forward to

1) Justified

2) Game of Thrones

3) Portlandia

4) Mad Men



:)
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You just ridiculed LoTR... Your words mean nothing..
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I second that
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Just for the record, Tolkien was able to accomplish in approx. 1,300-1,400 pages what Martin never will--a complete and concise epic tale.

I am a big fan of the first 3 ASOIAF novels ( the last 2, less so), and the tv series as well. The story in general is highly imaginative and detailed. However, his trilogy has somehow become a heptalogy, and the story has become dragged out and reeks of a money grab. Especially, since Martin would be in 70's if/when he finished said series.



Sorry guys and gals, American Tolkien he is not. There is only 1 Tolkien--and he does not share power!
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How DARE you suggest that Downton Abbey is 'not that good!' It is the single best show that television has ever seen....and I have seen both seasons! Mark my words man; your opinion has the rare distinction of being a wrong opinion.
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Where's Borgias, the killing, and tons more. Runs to check calendar *swoooosh*
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what about white collar? ;)
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White Collar is awesome.
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White Collar is cool.
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"isn't as boring as the snoozefest that is the Lord of the Rings trilogy" - You're FIRED! Seriously! That said, I'm looking forward to Mad Men, Spartacus, Archer, and Justified.



If my list grows too big, I'll drop Pretty Little Liars. Game of Thrones doesn't intrigue me as much as other "costume historicals", but I'm still watching it as filler for now.



I considered Portlandia until I read that it's a Reality show? If so, no way, ewwww!
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Portlandia is not a reality show. It's a variety show. Think Saturday night live if they just pick on one city.



As a Portland Native, I really wanted to like the show, but it was mostly just annoying.
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I'm glad I read this article... I've missed out on more than I thought, although I've missed out on a LOT of life thanks to the myriad of awesome shows that grace the screen these days (I don't want most of the bad ones). I plan on watching, from scratch, the following from the article: Archer, Justified, Spartacus, Eastbound Down and Out (love Danny McBride), and possibly Madmen, as well as rewatching (ie. third time) Game of Thrones once I finish the second novel. Thanks, TV. com!
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I have to catch up on archer - finally !

There is no way anyone should cheat on Spartacus:Blood and Sand - every episode has to be seen.
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Game o throoones
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http://youtu.be/SISJHD9RIuA
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Excited to watch Spartacus season 3! :D
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Where is it possible to find other kinds of Cheat Sheets (forums, blogs, sites, i don't know, anything) because it's damn useful to catch up on series with so much episodes to watch?

Thanks.
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Particularly this list of shows that I'm planning to watch: Californication, Castle, Criminal Minds, Community, Doctor Who, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Psych.
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No!!! My watch list has just grown to an unmanageable size. But in the spirit of taking one at a time, and as the last person on earth to watch it, I'm doing Breaking Bad right now :P I know, save your judgemental looks :P



Also, Justified and Being Human are excellent, can't wait for them to start again!
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Did he just say that the lord of the rings is a "snooze fest"? That AND he likes pretty little liars? I think those two things combined are proof that this person shouldn't be reviewing movies or television. However he was right about game of thrones and being human (those are the only two that I've seen that I liked on this list).
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For me, I'm a little behind (2 episodes) on Pretty Little Liars because I tend to watch them in big blocks. But since the new season we're finally going to find out who A is, I will be watching weekly. Woot! I REALLY want to catch up on Justified, I hate watching things out of order so I think I will try and manage that soon. Other than that, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Archer and Mad Men, I'm all caught up and ready. I refuse to watch the US version of Being Human so that's not going to happen.
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Tim Surette is a great writer and is very funny, but i hate how he hypes Game Of Thrones. yes, it is probaly a really good show but it is not the next big thing. it has a couple awards and a good first season, but the numbers are not good enough to support a show like this for several more years.
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So you haven't seen it yet? If you had, your comment would probably be worded differently. Everyone who I know who has actually seen it, doesn't just like it, they LOVE it. I have never come across someone who has seen it who doesn't like it yet. It's highly rumored that HBO has already committed to this show through season 4, so I don't think ratings are a problem (plus I'm sure with Season 2, they will go up).
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It will NOT get cancelled, if that's what you're saying. However- given Martin's age, health, and slower than a tortoise writing habits--there is a very good chance this series doesn't come to an official end.
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We don't know if its Tim. It could be anyone.
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the LOTR comment is highly suggestive that it is actually Tim Surette: The troll of tv.com
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Um... Fringe is a must here! FRINGE.
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Great list... I already watch PLL and Game of thrones, both awesome.

Need to catch up with Being Human and maybe try new shows!

Only problem was the LotR comment... the movies(11 academy awards for The Return of the King, hello?) and book are simply awesome(and the reason I started watching GoT).
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