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Shows you liked that nobody else did

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Was there ever a show you liked that you didn't feel caught on in your circle of friends, maybe one that only you watched? We all know G.I. Joe and Transformers and how popular those were, but was there a show you watched that others didn't?

I'll give you one of my favorite examples.

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Ultraman: Towards the Future

About an astronaut on Mars named Jack Shindo who sees a terrifying battle between a gigantic alien named Gudis and a towering cyborg. The cyborg, Ultraman, defeats the alien, which then flees to earth. Since Ultraman cannot tolerate the polluted atmosphere of Earth, he joins with Jack Shindo. Shindo carries a pendant around that he can use to summon Ultraman whenever large aliens threaten the world, which is apparently often.

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The show was filmed in Australia and has a cast of mostly Australian actors. The acting is kind of bad but some of them actually pull off a decent part. Shindo himself is an AWFUL actor, but the commander of the human team that defends earth is pretty amazing. There's a narrator who sounds like he's trying to channel Jor-El from the Superman movies, and a pretty rocking soundtrack that's super heroic.

It was good enough to get one of these:
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So if you're looking for a cheesy show about a giant robot fighting aliens and promoting environmentalism against a mixed Australian cast with a Jor-El knockoff and a butt kicking soundtrack, this is for you. I only recently started watching old episodes because, amazingly, it's on Hulu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3riYDZosflw
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  • I shall take you up on that. I'm desperate for some new britcoms, actually.
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    Davies;529723 said:

    If you want to see another fantastic British sitcom whilst you wait for Life's Too Short then I highly recommend 'The Inbetweeners' and also 'Peep Show'.
    These are both dirty, disgusting shows and I second the recommendation for them both.

    Did you know they're making an Inbetweeners movie? The main actors are all in their mid to late twenties now!
  • ShaggE;529728 said:
    I shall take you up on that. I'm desperate for some new britcoms, actually.
    Oh boy, are you in for a treat. Also, check out Steve Coogan's 'Saxondale' and 'Green Wing'.

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCEQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpmPV_KZc17o&ei=zLQtTrP6JI2JhQfvqbyqCw&usg=AFQjCNENaWycFESIRt46zYiSgWfmqkI3vg&sig2=Sqx_t3Ea7U-MJFwaUQe74A - A clip from Saxondale. It's also worth noting that the character of Tommy Saxondale is in essence myself. So if, for some bizarre reason, you want to watch a sitcom starring yours truly then look no further.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLlKyynXEg - A clip from Green Wing.
    puzzlebox;529730 said:
    Did you know they're making an Inbetweeners movie? The main actors are all in their mid to late twenties now!
    Haha... yeah I know about the upcoming movie and can't wait. It's a bit of a running joke amongst the cast that they're all portraying teenagers with stubble.
  • Wasn't exactly unpopular; it ran for 5 seasons... but people either love it or hate it. Kids In The Hall
  • Can we get back on topic?
  • ...how much more on-topic can you get? O_o
  • There was a whole page of Terminator 3 dissing and I've already had one thread derailed and shut down recently.

    Call me proactive on this one.
  • Johro;529778 said:
    Wasn't exactly unpopular; it ran for 5 seasons... but people either love it or hate it. Kids In The Hall
    Okay, I'm through screwing around with you little children. I've told ya all before; quit filming my grisly, murderous foibles because it's incriminating! If you don't behave yourselves then I'll fetch the mighty skinning rake from out of the rusty shed and inflict it's endless torment upon your miserable souls one thousand times over.

    Sleep well tonight kiddies and remember that the Peering Creep lingers with his pertruding knife fingers extended at all times. Nighty night.
    DAISHI;529793 said:
    Can we get back on topic?
    If one is to make such a bold statement then one should almost certainly be capable of backiing up said statement. If you desire to place the proverbial raids back onto the track, then you should absolutely positively present your magnificent argument forthright.

    Just how obvious is it that I'm full of Doggy Do-Do at this precise moment. Heck, I'd buy that for a dollar, and the rest of you. *hick*
  • DAISHI;529795 said:
    There was a whole page of Terminator 3 dissing and I've already had one thread derailed and shut down recently.

    Call me proactive on this one.

    Every party needs a pooper.
  • DAISHI;524908 said:
    Was there ever a show you liked that you didn't feel caught on in your circle of friends, maybe one that only you watched? We all know G.I. Joe and Transformers and how popular those were, but was there a show you watched that others didn't?
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    I was always the opposite. I didn't like the shows that all the other kids liked. I hated GI Joe and Transformers... I still have no interest in them, or the movies :eek: ;)
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