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I was thinking about the kind of television I like to watch earlier and got to realize that most of the shows that I like are british shows, being Scottish myself this isn't really surprising. I was thinking, though, that these shows probably don't get shown in most other countries and that these countries probably have many shows they love that I don't get to see even though I would love them if I did (the only real exception is America since we seem to get every last piece of garbage that the TV studios poop out next, thats not to say I hate *all* american shows just that we get E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G)

Anyway, the point of this thread is to compile a list of the best "unknown to the rest of the world" shows and even shows which are from other places and very good but get no recognition not the shows evryone knows like Family Guy and Friends or anime or movies in order to allow people from other places to see these shows from buying the DVD or maybe watching them on TV if they are on a channel they would maybe never, normally, watch.

The best of brittish that I can think of is
-I'm Alan Partridge - extremely funny show about a guy who used to be on TV but ends up living in a travel tavern.
-Spaced - this show was classic...at least the first series was I really didnt like the second.
-Time Gentlemen Please - Al Murray is the funnies man alive. 'nuff said.
Garth Marengie's(sp?) Dark Place - A spoof horror series that was supposedly filmed in the 80s but never shown on TV untill now. Not very well recieved but it was amazingly funny.

The only great "unknown" foreign show I can think of is a US Sci-Fi show called Lexx which I have mentioned a few times on the boards. If you ever get a chance to watch it I guarantee you won't be disapointed... as long as you don't take to seriously... If everv you think "this is just stupid" just stare at the hot Xenia Seeberg and all will be well again :D

so now it is time for you all to share your favourites....
 

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Lexx is Canadian kthnx. :p

As for favorite "offbeat" shows of mine, I used to love this one called MTV Downtown. Dunno about the rest of you, but I don't have MTV and the channel that ran this show didn't run it for long. It was damn funny too, ah well. And there's this weird CG sci-fi show that used to come on called Tripping the Rift, that was funny too.

British comedies? The only one I like is My Family, not a bad show really . . . But I wouldn't call it one of my favorites.
 

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>>Lexx is Canadian kthnx.

sorry, my mistake :p

I don't really like my family, like Kane said in another thread a lot of brittish comedies are becoming like american sitcoms and that is one of them. I've never seen that MTV thing and generaly don't like the kind of things I've seen on that channel, which isn't a lot. Tripping the Rift sounds interesting though anything thats got clows AND cyborgs cant be bad, right?

On CG shows though I remembered one I watched as a child called Reboot. That was one of the greatest things I had ever seen at the time. but by todays standards it s probably rather sucky and would make me barf if I saw it again.
 

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Chewin' The Fat, Only An Excuse and Rab C. Nesbitt = best Scottish contributions to comedy. Hilariously funny.

Other awesome comedies from the UK:

Blackadder
Bottom
Young Ones
Father Ted
Red Dwarf

All awesome. Get the DVDs if you don't live in the UK.
 

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On CG shows though I remembered one I watched as a child called Reboot. That was one of the greatest things I had ever seen at the time. but by todays standards it s probably rather sucky and would make me barf if I saw it again.
Haha, good ol' Reboot, I've seen about every episode and loved every one of 'em . . . every now and then a Canadian channel would show one of the two Reboot movies (either Daemon Rising or My Two Bobs) I still watch them for nastalgia value . . . In fact, Daemon Rising was aired on the said channel just last Saturday. Heh, while watching it I was thinking it'd be funny if the characters spoke in 1337 :p
 
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