68 – End of Year Top 10 List and More… Way More

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‘Tis the season to ultra-binge on Food, Booze and Great Content!

TV NewYear

Post Factum:

Bob opens their Year End wrap up with his golden voice as J-Dean professes his love to TV & his yet to be named love of his life.

  • Note:  Probably best not to take relationship advice from him. He will offer it – don’t listen….

Back to the show….notes:

J-Dean’s End Of Year TOP TEN (err 12 plus a Bonus *(Blog Only)
In descending order:

  • 11. BONUS *
  • 10. Whitechapel – ITV – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 – IMDB: 7.7 – 3600 users

Mentions along the way:

The part where the talk about the future of the current simulation.
Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.0 – 4.2

  • 9. Torchwood – BBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.3 – 17 300 users

They also talked about:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.0 / Bob – 4.5

Big Thanks to Bob for introducing this show & also mentioned:

Then Bob & J-Dean announce their new show “Juggernauts Of Creativity” starting in 2016 – 😉
Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.3 / Bob – 4.2 – 4.3

  • Tie – 7. Luther – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.5 – 26 100 users

Other mentions:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.2

  • Tie – 7. Broadchurch – ITV – 1 season – 2nd? – IMDB: 8.0 – 5200 users

They talked about:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.3

  • 6. Ray Donovan – Showtime – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 9400 users

Thanks to Roberto & Bob for introducing this show & they also talked about:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.2 – 4.3

  • Tie – 5. Orphan Black – BBC America – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 10 100 users

They mentioned along the way:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.3 – 4.4 / Bob – 4.5

  • Tie – 5. Continuum – Showcase – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 7.8 – 26 900 users

Huge Thanks to Stephanie Michelle Scott for the late hours talking/taking apart this show & also mentioned:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.3 – 4.4

  • 4. Hannibal – NBC – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.4 – 41 500 users

Another Thanks to Bob for talking / promoting this show & they also talked about:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.4 – 4.5 / Bob – 4.5

  • 3. Game Of Thrones –  HBO – 3 seasons – 4th/2014 – IMDB: 9.4 – 410 000 users

The guys also did a lot of comparing & contrasting:

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.5 – Bob – 4.5

Next is the part where Bob & J-Dean talk about this Golden Age of Content & how much Great TV is really out there & how easy it is to get & enjoy in the way you want it. They also mentioned (not in a good way):

Then J-Dean shared his 1, 2, 3 process for choosing new shows.

  • 2. Doctor Who: The Day Of the Doctor – BBC – 50th Anniversary Special – IMDB: 9.4 – 8526 users
  • Doctor Who – BBC – 7 seasons – 8th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 78 000 users

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.4 – 4.5

  • 1. Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.5.1 / Bob – 4.5.1

NEXT UP:

Bob’s Mega List Of Awesome Content (In Alpha Order)

  • Alphas – Syfy – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.2 – 17 500 users
  • Archer – FX – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.8 – 39 100 users – Then they name dropped:
  • 007
  • Ashes To Ashes – BBC One – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 4500 users

(ECC: The show Bob described is called…)

  • Touch – Fox – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 32 100 users
  • Actor: Kiefer Sutherland   – Not
  • Awake – NBC – 1 seasons – IMDB: 7.8 – 16 000 users
  • Banshee – Cinemax – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 14 300 users
  • Big Bang Theory – CBS – 6 seasons – 7th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 261 000 users
  • Black Books – Channel 4 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.4 – 25 200 users  which stars:
  • Actor: Bill Bailey – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0047155/
  • Bluestone 42 – BBC Three – 1 season – 2nd/2014 + Special – IMDB: 7.5 – 629 users – Mentioned along the way:
  • War comedy/satire from the UK
  • Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox – 1 season/2013 – IMDB: 7.5 – 3 800 users
  • Brotherhood – Showtime – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.8 – 4800 users
  • Burn Notice – USA Network – 7 seasons + 1 movie – IMDB: 8.0 – 47 400 users – also mentioned:
  • Spies, guns, explosions, narration & Actor: Bruce Campbell
  • Castle – ABC – 5 seasons – 6th/2013 – IMDB: 8.3 – 74 400 users – which stars:
  • Actor: Nathan Fillion
  • Firefly – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 9.1 – 125 900 users
  • Chaos – CBS – 1 season – IMDB: 6.9 – 2185 users – also mentioned:
  • The CIA
  • Continuum – Showcase – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 7.8 – 26 900 users
  • Deadwood – HBO – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.8 – 40 700 users
  • Defiance – Syfy – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 6.6 – 15 300 users
  • Downton Abbey – ITV – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 + specials – IMDB: 8.7 – 61 500 users
  • Doctor Who – BBC One – 26 seasons + TV Movie – 27th/2014
  • Elementary – CBS – 1 season – 2nd/2013 – IMDB: 7.7 – 29 300 users – also name dropped:
  • Sherlock – BBC – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 9.2 – 183 200 users
  • Monk – USA – 8 seasons – IMDB: 7.9 – 38 900 users
  • The Mentalist – CBS – 5 seasons – 6th/2013 – IMDB: 8.1 – 87 700 users
  • House – Fox – 8 seasons – IMDB: 8.9 – 204 000 users
  • Futurama – Fox / Comedy Central – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.7 – 88 200 users
  • Game Of Thrones –  HBO – 3 seasons – 4th/2014 – IMDB: 9.4 – 410 000 users
  • Grimm – NBC – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 7.6 – 45 100 users – based on:
  • Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Hannibal – NBC – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.4 – 41 500 users
  • Haven – Syfy – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 – IMDB: 7.2 – 14 600 users – compared to:
  • X-Files – Fox – 9 seasons + 2 movies – IMDB: 8.7 – 87 600 users – also mentioned:
  • FBI
  • Jonathan Creek – BBC One – 4 seasons & 5 specials – IMDB: 8.1 – 3400 users – starring:
  • Actor: Alan Davies – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203563/
  • Justified – FX – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 38 000 users
  • Leverage – TNT – 5 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 26 100 users – which brought up:
  • Vigilante justice
  • Mission Impossible – 1996 – IMDB: 7.0 – 210 300 users
  • Starring Actor: Timothy Hutton
  • Very Formulaic
  • Nikita – CW – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 – IMDB: 7.6 – 32 200 users
  • Life On Mars – BBC One – 2 seasons – IMDB: 8.3 – 18 300 users – which brings up:
  • Living in a coma
  • The 1970’s – discrimination, police brutality, contrasting eras
  • Longmire – A&E – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 7.9 – 7060 users
  • Louie – FX – 3 seasons – 4th/2014 – IMDB: 8.6 – 31 900 users
  • Lucky Louie – HBO – 1 season – IMDB: 7.7 – 4800 users
  • Luther – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.5 – 26 100 users
  • The Mentalist – CBS – 5 seasons – 6th/2013 – IMDB: 8.1 – 87 700 users
  • Orphan Black – BBC America – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 10 100 users
  • Orange Is The New Black – Netflix – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.5 – 42 100 users – We like that:
  • Netflix Original
  • Perception – TNT – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 7.3 – 9132 users
  • Person Of Interest – CBS – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 8.2 – 59 500 users
  • Pushing Daisies – ABC – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.9 – 17 400
  • QI – BBC – 10 seasons – 11th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 11 600 users
  • Rubicon – AMC – 1 season – 7.7 – IMDB: 7768 users – which reminds them of:
  • Three Days Of The Condor – 1975 – IMDB: 7.5 – 26 100 users
  • CIA analysts / conspiracy
  • Sanctuary – Syfy – 4 seasons + 8 webisodes – IMDB: 7.3 – 11 000 users – ahead of the curve show that:
  • Started as Web Series
  • The Simpsons  – Fox – 24 seasons – 25th/2013 – IMDB: 8.9 – 155 400 users
  • Spartacus – Starz – 3 seasons + 1 miniseries – IMDB: 8.7 – 113 508 – a great:
  • Made In Australia production
  • Star Trek: Voyager – UPN – 7 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 24 500 users
  • Suits – USA Network – 3 seasons – 4th/2014 – IMDB: 8.8 – 112 600 users
  • The Chicago Code – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 7.6 – 6121 users
  • The Dresden Files – Space / Sci Fi – 1 season – IMDB: 7.7 – 6144 users
  • The Finder – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 7.5 – 9611 users
  • The IT Crowd – Channel 4 – 4 seasons + 1 special – IMDB: 8.5 – 53 900 users
  • Better Off Ted – ABC – 2 seasons – IMDB: 8.0 – 17 900 users
  • The Newsroom – HBO – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 8.5 – 45 400 users
  • The Sins – BBC – 7 part mini series – IMDB: 8.0 – 77 users
  • The Unusuals – ABC – 1 season – IMDB: 7.9 – 3966 users
  • The Wire – HBO – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 109 300 users
  • Hill Street Blues – NBC – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.1 – 3165 users
  • Treme – HBO – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 – IMDB: 7.5 – 8000 users
  • Vexed – BBC Two – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.5 – 746 users
  • Vikings – History Channel – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.5 – 37 000 users – a show that out does:
  • The Walking Dead – AMC – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 332 600 users
  • Wilfred – FX / FXX – 3 seasons – 4th/2014 – IMDB: 7.9 – 26 700 users – which stars:
  • Actor: Elijah Wood  of
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 2012 – IMDB: 8.0 – 405 400 users

And Lastly:

  • Wonderfalls – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 8.2 – 8849 users

Hats off to all our listeners & show suggesters – Thanks.

*J-Dean’s End Of Year TOP TEN BONUS*:

  • 11. 13. Utopia – Channel 4 – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.3 – 4996 users

From UK Channel 4 – A creepy, dark, conspiratorial & post-apocalyptic story about five fans of a cult dystopian graphic novel and it’s seemingly true predictions of the last century. While being pursed by killers controlled by a group know as “The Network” they try to figure out the secrets hidden in a manuscript believed to be the sequel to “The Utopia Experiments”.

To say this is dark & paranoid is an understatement. The intro scene will either grab you or just spit you out. No punches are pulled as the 6 part series leads you on twists & turns through the madness of power & corruption, epidemic & control, survival & truth. It will remind you of:

  • Donnie Darko – 2001 – IMDB: 8.1 – 413 600 users
  • In The Mouth Of Madness – 1994 – IMDB: 7.1 – 32 100 users
  • No Country For Old Men – 2007 – IMDB: 8.2 – 415 200 users
  • Children Of Men – 2006 – IMDB: 7.9 – 286 200 users
  • Heroes – NBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 150 600 users

When I came upon this show completely on accident  – a trailer tied to You Tube advertising – I was intrigued for sure.

Being avid fan of graphic novels, cult films, dystopian sci-fi & global control paradigm stories I was happy to dive in immediately. Ughh, it is a kick in teeth, gut & groin rolled into one. It’s almost a full year later from watching those first few episodes & I still cringe when I see chilies & a spoon lying on a table. Don’t ask – Just watch it – then try and go to sleep. I like a good “the world is ending” story as much as the next guy but, this is quite a realistic approach to a fearful idea that keeps me up at night. I won’t elaborate here suffice to say – we are all part of something bigger than ourselves & the hope is that it’s something positive & wonderful.

  • What if we’re wrong?

Scene Trailers:

Also it has one of the most original & weird soundtracks by:

I really enjoyed how a story about regular folk getting caught up in the clockwork of the world & the powers that be reminds me that life can be both precious & insignificant all in one breath. This is something we all have to experience – at least from the safety of Our couches & chairs thanks to Utopia.

Ratings:
J-Dean –  4.0 – 4.1

Super Duper Blog BONUS!

Bob & J-Dean’s Most Bingable Series (In no particular order):

  • The IT Crowd – Channel 4 – 4 seasons + 1 special – IMDB: 8.5 – 53 900 users
  • The Almighty Johnsons – TV3 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 1300 users
  • QI – BBC – 10 seasons – 11th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 11 600 users
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – FX / FXX – 8 seasons – 9th/2013 – IMDB: 8.7 – 86 200 users
  • Doctor Who – BBC – 7 seasons – 8th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 78 000 users
  • Key & Peele – Comedy Central – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 7.7 – 2624 users
  • Torchwood – BBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.3 – 17 300 users
  • Better Off Ted – ABC – 2 seasons – IMDB: 8.0 – 17 900 users
  • Big Bang Theory – CBS – 6 seasons – 7th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 261 000 users
  • Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users
  • Futurama – Fox / Comedy Central – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.7 – 88 200 users
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox – 1 season/2013 – IMDB: 7.5 – 3 800 users
  • Orphan Black – BBC America – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 10 100 users
  • How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8 seasons – 9th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 220 000 users
  • The Blacklist – NBC – 1 season/2013 – IMDB: 7.8 – 6800 users
  • Star Trek: Voyager – UPN – 7 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 24 500 users
  • Eagleheart – Adult Swim – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 7.2 – 924 users
  • Orange Is The New Black – Netflix – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.5 – 42 100 users
  • The League – FX / FXX – 4 seasons – 5th/2013 – IMDB: 8.2 – 21 600 users
  • American Horror Story – FX – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 8.4 – 90 600 users
  • Legit – FX/FXX – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 7.8 – 2650 users
  • The Simpsons  – Fox – 24 seasons – 25th/2013 – IMDB: 8.9 – 155 400 users
  • Babylon 5 – PTEN / TNT – 5 seasons + 6 films – IMDB: 7.9 – 16 200 users

We hope your Holidays were Fun & Filled with Good TV!!

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