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TV series that deserve love: Breaking Bad (season 2)

It’s a tricky thing, measuring the quality of a good television series. Some need a wobbly first season to find their footing before finding a confident stride. Others start with a cracking first series, with subsequent ones failing to live up to what originally seemed to be a brilliant premise. Sometimes you’ll even come across shows that have more of a seesaw feel to them, where disappointing seasons are ...

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TV series that deserve love: Scrubs (Season 3)

Despite being two satisfyingly funny shows in their own right, the casual viewer might argue that The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother owe most of their popularity to the similarities they share with that almighty juggernaut of sitcoms, Friends. All three are multi-cam shows about a group of chums in their late twenties/early thirties, who regularly hang around each other’s apartments and shoot the ...

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TV series that deserve love: Luther (Season 1)

Take a quick look at the evolution of British television over the past few decades and one thing becomes instantly apparent: UK viewers could never bemoan a lack of crime procedural dramas. Taggart, Frost, Morse, Lewis, Sherlock… It’s safe to say our country has had its fair share of on-screen sleuths, each one boasting a unique flare and charm that has always ensured we’d tune in the following week for mor ...

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TV series that deserve love: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 4)

Unless you’ve been living under the Hellmouth for the past few years, you will have noticed there’s been a certain fascination with vampires going on in pop culture for some time now. True Blood. The Vampire Diaries. The God-awful Hemlock Grove. Ask any teenager what kickstarted this craze and chances are they’ll roll their eyes and go: “Twilight, duh!”. But those of us who were born before 1995 know all to ...

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TV series that deserve love: Archer (Season 2)

In a time when Seth MacFarlane’s shows are getting a tad repetitive, South Park is starting to run out of steam and The Simpsons is still inexplicably on the air, you’d be forgiven for thinking there a few places left where to get your fix of animated comedy. But then again, not many have been lucky enough to catch Archer, FX’s brilliant sitcom that has been flying so low under the radar since it first broa ...

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