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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Okay, Not must watch TV or even should watch TV.....
    I know some on this site are far too intelligent to ever consider watching television.
    However, there are some things that are pretty good. The following are just my opinion. A few of what I watch.
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    60 Minutes.... 3 stories in 60 minutes. 20 minutes is good, even for those/us with a short attention span. CBS. Always good.

    Outrageous Acts of Science, something I enjoy with my grandchildren (recorded). Interesting events found on the internet....explained by scientists. Usually 20 items within a topic in a 1 hour show. Science channel Saturday 10:00 pm

    Last week with John Oliver, 30 minutes on HBO. Covers topical subjects with facts and humor.

    Chasing Classic Cars, 1 hr. on Velocity. Great older classic cars found in Barns, storage units, etc. Much information ! Cars found, bought, restored, sold. Monday 10:00 pm

    Time Scanners, 1 hr. PBS. History/Science/Archeology. ("Petra") was very good.
    Secrets of the dead, 1 hr. PBS. History/Science Documentary. ("The Lost Gardens of Babylon") was very good

    Who do you think you are, 1 hr. TLC. Genealogy, Celebrities. Interesting and gives info if you're interested in researching your genealogy.

    The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Cooking channel, 30 min. Famous chefs advise their best/favorite purchased food dishes, how it's made, and where it's available - name and city of the restaurant. Shows are on a theme: Deserts, Meats, Entree's, Appetizers, Pastries, Soups, etc. Very good

    For those without cable or satellite, sometimes episodes can be found on internet sites for the show or the network.
    For those who record episodes on your DVR, viewing takes about 70% of the time of episodes with commercials. (FF through commercials)

    If anyone else has suggestions of other television shows that are often enjoyed and are recommended, please share your thoughts and ideas.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I agree, John Oliver is one of the best! Colbert comes in second and Stewart third in my opinion. I basically only watch PBS at night, MSNBC during the day if I need a break. Surprisingly, I watch NECN (New England Cable News) in the morning. It's owned by the evil Comcast, but actually a lot more balanced than the local stations and the cable stations and is aimed at New England news. It's about the best thing I can say about Comcast! I refuse to watch those idiots Joe & Mika on Morning Joe and Chris Mathews has become a real bore so I never watch him. I might as well just drop cable because I can get a better picture from PBS over the air than on cable and the station is in my hometown! My wife likes to watch the cooking and gardening shows shows on cable tho so I keep it to make her happy!
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I like Jon Stewart very much. I have trouble with Colbert..... I know I've been told that he's in character but it seems so believable that I have trouble accepting that he's saying those things for the comedy. It will be interesting when he moves to replace David Letterman.
    My wife also watches the cooking shows and the shows on HGTV. Her favorite shows are anything with serious crime and then Lawyers.

    Another that I like very much is Last Comic Standing. We so rarely get to see a comedian on television any more. 30 - 40 years ago it was so common to see new comedians.
  • Liberal
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    Colbert's talent lies in people believing he is serious. Many conservatives actually believe he is one of them but it's all parody (and that's what makes him so good)! I doubt he will be as sucsessfull when he moves on, unfortunately.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Colbert's talent lies in people believing he is serious. Many conservatives actually believe he is one of them but it's all parody (and that's what makes him so good)! I doubt he will be as sucsessfull when he moves on, unfortunately.
    PGR, watch wednesday night the British show; wheelers and dealers on Velocity; it will enhance your hobby.
  • Center Left
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    Dutch,
    On Chasing Classic Cars (recently) they had the shows star list his top 10 favorite car hunt moments. One car was a Ferrari that was designed and built for a man who was successful racing for Ferrari. The top guy at Ferrari designed and built 10 cars for the racer (1967 275 Spyder). They called a guy in the US who was known for his work with N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team).... Mr. Ferrari asked him if he wanted to buy one. He replied, I just bought a Ferrari. Mr. Ferrari said I'll give you your money back. He bought one. It's been in their family for many years. The man has since passed. The family is very well off financially. They put it up for auction with it announced that every dollar raised would go to charities that the father liked. The bidding was fierce. It sold for 25 million dollars. 27.5 M with commission.
    I've seen many cars sell at auctions. Some exceed a million. Some even get over 3 or 4 million. I've never seen 25 million. It was the rarity, quality, and condition of the car - plus the idea that no person was profiting from the sale.

    Edit/added info and a link 5:31 pm

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/18/autos/pebble-beach-ferrari/

    While surfing the internet, they mentioned that the prices of older Ferrari's has sky rocketed. A 1963 Ferrari GTO 250 recently sold for 52 million dollars. When new, it sold for 25,000.00 Canadian dollars. In 50 years, that's 200,000 % in increased value.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    You stated: I just bought a Ferrari ( I forgot to read; He replied) So when can I take it for a spin? To tell you the thruth, I'm looking, but did not find a fixer upper yet; prefer a 348 TS or TB; however lately the prices have skyrocketed; so I'll stick with my old Porsche 911 (only 300hp) for now.
  • Center Left
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    348 TS or TB......... what year would that be ?

    Found several for sale on the internet (in Florida). As high as 80,000.00 with under 5,000 miles
    A 1990 348 TS with 23,913 miles was 42,990.00 Car Fax.com
    A 1994 348 Spider with 29,498 miles was 42,995.00 Car Fax.com
    Some shown for far less money in various levels of condition. Easy to find with a Google search. Good Luck
  • Independent
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    Thanks Tony; how many did you buy? Sent me some money and I'll buy one too.
  • Liberal
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    What about the Kardashians? Surely you just simply forgot to mention what outstanding TV entertainment that is.
  • Center Left
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    New show is very interesting, educational, and entertaining. It's on The History Channel (Direct TV channel 271) H2HD
    Brad Meltzer's Lost History. The show talks about how historic items are stolen, bought, sold, on a regular basis. Many are stolen
    from Govt. buildings, some from Museums, some from private collections. They speak about 3 items per 60 minute show. They
    advise where the item was kept. When and how it became missing, they advise any clues they might have. They ask the audience to contact
    the show if anyone has any idea where the item might be. They offer a cash reward for tips that lead to the finding of the lost/stolen items.
    Reward can be up to 10,000.00 USD. The show is on Friday evenings at 10:00 pm. Last nights episode searched for JFK's brain matter, Millions of
    dollars of gold coins stolen from a US mint, and a remarkable violin from the Titanic.

    I recorded this but have not yet watched this episode.

    I think many would enjoy this show. Give it a try.

    If anyone else has seen a good show recently, tell us what it is/what it's called, the network, day, and time it's on. Thanks.
  • Center Left
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    Well, it's not History. And it's not technically educational. But I have not missed one episode of Sons of Anarchy in 7 years. Not one. It's Kurt Sutter's (loose) interpretation of Hamlet. Best series drama ever made, up there with Breaking Bad of course. 50/50 shot that its the kind of show you'd be in to, but it's on FX at 10pm. I would recommend starting at the begging though. It's available on Netflix from the start.
  • Liberal
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    What about Duck Dynasty....my favorite....a reminder of why we should have let the South fend for itself and never should have fought the civil war.
    Idiotic rednecks dong nothing all show and then ending with a prayer.

    I've seen this show as a child....It was called Scooby doo.....but at least the kids always solved the crime at the end of the cartoon..."IT WAS OLD MAN SCRUTHERS"

    Where as currentyl I don't see this show ending anytime soon. They gave us a bonus with another idiotic show about "SWAMP PEOPLE" running around with no teeth chasing gators all day....

    What a great country this has become
  • Center Left
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    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: Well, it's not History. And it's not technically educational. But I have not missed one episode of Sons of Anarchy in 7 years. Not one. It's Kurt Sutter's (loose) interpretation of Hamlet. Best series drama ever made, up there with Breaking Bad of course. 50/50 shot that its the kind of show you'd be in to, but it's on FX at 10pm. I would recommend starting at the begging though. It's available on Netflix from the start.
    Clay,
    I might enjoy that but I don't have the patience to catch up on 7 seasons. It sounds like something that my wife would love. Thank goodness for Netflix, it's great for situations like this. I only regret that they are so slow in getting new movies. On older movies their library isn't as good as it should be either. I considered switching to DISH. They say that they bought Blockbuster and it's their equivalent to Netflix. They say that they have a huge library of titles / much larger than Netflix.