VERONICA MARS (2004 – 2007)

Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

Creator: Rob Thomas

Cast:  Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

Here is an innovative series as a Junior loser in high school who turned  hard-boiled detective.He lost his job; she lost her place in the teenage in-crowd. Now she helps out at her dad’s low-rent detective agency, just so they can earn enough money to eat and pay the rent.The agency mostly takes on simple cases, But Veronica is interested in more complex crimes. She’s still investigating the death of the rich guy’s daughter, which may be linked to the disappearance of Veronica’s mother who left her family when their fortunes turned. So okay there is work but Veronica but she has to deal with her friends in high school her ex-boyfriend Duncan (Teddy Dunn). There are the outcasts like Veronica and the new kid she befriends (Percy Daggs III). of course there’s the biker crowd that frightens them all, led by a guy named Weevil (Francis Capra), to top it all off there is the rich kids in the mix.  Veronica has sharp wits, rigid nerves and a wicked sense of humor and has a big dog to keep the bad guys in line.

Here is a really cool show that lasted 3 seasons. It should have stayed on but the rating were dropping. Season one centers around the murder mystery of Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried); daughter to software billionaire and best friend.Before the murder of her best friend Veronica lived a pretty great life in Neptune, California; a town, as Veronica puts it “without the middle class”. Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) accused Lilly’s father of murdering his only daughter and was booted out of the force when a video of the crime scene was released over the internet. It all began to fall downward and Veronica had to move into an apartment which soon after her mother left without saying a word. They supposedly found Lili’s murderer the case is closed and Veronica a year later is no longer popular in high school but helps out at her father detective agency. It became a cult series and has great deals of fans that loved the series. The show deals with infidelity, sexual abuse, murder and kidnapping etc… Okay veronica is this cute blonde who is solving crime but she has flaws. Kristen Bell is great in this show she fill Veronica’s shoe just right. It is a show that is so enjoyable to watch.

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TWIN PEAKS (1990 – 1991)

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Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

Welcome to Twin Peaks, says the road sign. Population: 51,201. Well, make that an even 51,200. The body of a young girl Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate that is going to lead him into a strange world.

And that sets up a terrific series that made it only 2 years and that is a shame to see it go. If you love Twin Peaks you are going to love Bates Motel. Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is a control freak who uses a tape recorder to communicate his every thought to an unseen secretary. He works with the local sheriff, whose name is Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean). Laura’s mother (Grace Zabriskie), who can’t stop crying; Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook), a young Lothario and one of the last people to see Laura alive; James Hurley (James Marshall), a biker and  loner who was also involved with the dead woman, and Donna Hayward (Lara Flynn Boyle), Laura’s best friend, who now is desperately trying to protect James, those are the usual suspect. The other group of people are:  Ed Hurley (Everett McGill), running the local gas station, is married to a strange woman with an eye patch but is in love with Norma Jennings (Peggy Lipton), whose husband may soon be paroled from prison. Jocelyn Packard (Joan Chen) has inherited the Packard Sawmill from her deceased husband. She is an immigrant from Hong Kong and still has  difficulties speaking English.  Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer) owns the swank Great Northern motel and is eager to expand his real-estate empire. His daughter, Audrey (Sherilyn Fenn), is a seductive teen-ager who wears spike-heeled red shoes to her high school classes.The series has a feel of a thriller slow paced kind of film noir. Back in the day that is all that people were talking about “Did you see Twin Peaks last night”  “Who do you think kill Laura?” At the time we didn’t know where the series was going we went along with the ride. Ever the years grew a cult followers and people still talk about it. Ranked #20 in TV Guide’s list of the “25 Top Cult Shows Ever!”

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FIREFLY (2002)

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Creator: Joss Whedon. 

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk. 

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy. They get jobs legal or illegal to survive.

Here was a great series that lasted one season only. Whedon figure out let’s do a sci-fi series space cowboy  basically like a sci-fi western. well so far so good. The crew includes Zoe (Gina Torres), Mal’s second-in-command; her husband, Wash (Alan Tudyk), who’s also the pilot; Kaylee (Jewel Staite), the fresh- scrubbed ship’s engineer; and Jayne (Adam Baldwin), the dumb muscle. On board are the beautiful Inara (Morena Baccarin), who’s a prostitute finally the profession is legal and highly regarded. And there’s Book (Ron Glass), a religious man spreading the gospel planet to planet. Let’s not forget the doctor, Simon (Sean Maher), and his crazy-genius sister, River (Summer Glau), who escaped the clutches of the Alliance and may have been part of a secret experiment of theirs. So far you have a genius series. I think Weldon loved star wars and western so he figures why not combine the two together. Of course the language is silly but good. Brilliant series from Wheldon. I am going to get that in my collection soon.

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THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1978 – 1982)

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Cast: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

David Banner (Bill Bixby) who was inadvertently exposed to high levels of gamma radiation while researching the strength that lies within us all.  Whenever David gets angry, he  turns into a giant green muscular monster (played by Lou Ferrigno in a role that Arnold Schwarzenegger was  turned down). On the top of that David lost the love of his life in a car accident. He became obsessed with the human ability to gain strength above and beyond the norm during times of crisis. He started a research project and a year later he made the discovery that people had their moments during times where the sun was giving off a high amount of gamma radiation. Of course, as any good scientist would, David puts himself in the radiation chair and charges his body with large amounts of gamma radiation to see what happens. The only thing is, rather than the amount he intended to be subjected to, the machine had been tinkered with and he was hit with about six times the projected amount. And yes you got it he found out later when he gets pissed off he turns into a big muscular green man. This series has a cult following fans of the marvel comic book. It became an instant hit. Even my genius friend love that series, usually he does not like much series but this one glued him the tube. Bill Bixby which I love unfortunately died of prostate cancer in 1993 he was only 59. Love the dude this series remains me of a lot of things back in the day. Terrific performance by Bill. The special effect stand out and back in the day the did very well. This was little bit like Dr. Jeckyll and Mister Hide. It still stands out today and if you are a collector of series like I am,  do get this one. “Are you trying to get me angry? ypquknow how i get when I am angry” this was a great line.

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DOCTOR WHO – 50 YEARS

Doctor who is 50 years old . The longest running series in the world. I guess people get not get enough go it. I remember back in the day in the late 70’s a geek at the time told me about the series. I watched it for a few years and forgot about it until now and I found out it is still on. By now the creators and producers are driving Ferraris with all the money that they are making. Now that I am back in Europe I am going to start watching it again.
Doctor Who is a British television science fiction series created by Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson and broadcast from November 23, 1963 on BBC One. It tells the adventures of an alien in human form, the Doctor, who travels through space and time on a spaceship, the TARDIS. When the Doctor is mortally wounded, he can survive in regenerating, then it changes appearance and to some extent, personality.
After 26 seasons, the BBC canceled the series due to a loss of audience and the public interest. In the hope of being able to restart the chain produced with Fox TV movie, released in 1996, but had little success condemning the project. In 2003, the BBC announced that a second series would be produced by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, with Davies as head writer. Christopher Eccleston was announced as the new interpreter of the main character. The second series aired since 2005, is a continuation of the first series and already has 7 new seasons, with a broadcast in many countries including France.

Doctor Who is the longest series of science fiction in the world.1, the original series has 679 episodes of 26 minutes (including 255 black and white), 15 episodes of 45 minutes and an episode of 90 minutes. Taken as a whole, the two series have almost 800 episodes.
In France, the series aired from March 12, 1989 on TF1. The latter began airing with the adventures of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker). The second series is broadcast on France 4.
This series chronicles the adventures of the Doctor, an alien race of Time Lords (Time Lords) from the planet Gallifrey who travels on a TARDIS ( Time And Relative Dimension (s) In Space , Time and Relativity At Dimensional inter Spatiale2 in French ) , a machine that can travel through space and time . Particularly attached to the Earth, it is regularly accompanied on his travels by companions for humans and mostly women .
The TARDIS Doctor generally the appearance of a British Police Call Box 1950 , camouflage system ( to melt the vessel in a common element in place and when it arises ) is stuck at the first episode of the series .
In the first series (1963-1989) Doctor is a Time Lord among others, while in the second series ( since 2005) , he presents himself as the last survivor of his race. It would have ended the Time War between the Daleks and the Time Lords , destroying them.
Like all Time Lords , the Doctor has the power to regenerate when mortally wounded , but this regeneration is then accompanied by a change of appearance and character : it is always the same person , with the same memories, but with a body and a transformed character . Traditionally, the various incarnations of the Doctor are designated by their place in chronological order. For example, the ” Sixth Doctor ” refers to the sixth incarnation of the character.

Doctor Who appeared for the first time on television at 17:15 (GMT), 23 November 19633, the day after the assassination of President Kennedy, which made the new series went somewhat unnoticed.

In France, the first three seasons of the second series (the one that began in 2005) came out on DVD between 2006 and 2008. The boxes were sold between 700 and 1,000 exemplaires19.
In January 2011, France Télévisions Distribution decided to repeat these three seasons and out of season 4 and a box containing special episodes of the year 200920.
New cabinets are published June 15, 2011 exclusively Fnac and consolidate thirteen episodes each season. DVD seasons 3 and 4 each offer a special Christmas episode except Christmas Invasion Season 2.
Cabinet Season 1 contains three versions: French version French version subtitled in French for the deaf and original version subtitled in French. Cabinet season 4 and the special episodes contains two versions, original and French and subtitles in French and English.
And of douse the series won a few award over the years. And let’s not forget about the video game that came out.

THE X-FILES (1993-2000)

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Creators: Chris Carter.

Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pilegli.

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, Investigates paranormal cases that sometimes takes then into a government conspiracy Finding about aliens and such. They put their careers and their lives at risk . They solve by any means necessary. Terrific series from fox. It survived location and cast changes. They were tension between Scally (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) a little bit of sexual tension as the shows went on. It is my favorite shows of all time a great rides for 9 years. I love the cigarette smoking man (William B. Davis) always a step ahead of Scally and Mulder I loved that character He was also known as the cancer man .He also had multiple aliases, he was the antagonist. he is a key member in a government conspiracy only known as the Syndicate . Also Mulder believes that his sister has been taken by aliens. as the seasons went on Scally little by little became a believer and was more open to ideas of paranormal. Over all a great series.

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