Starting in the spring I got a part time job at a video store that would help me roll in some cash for the summer. One of the great perks of having this job is that every employee gets five free rentals a week so after seeing my fare share of movies that I had always wanted to see but just never got the chance to see, I decided to start watching some television series. There are some good freakin' shows out there! Here are the shows that I watched from start to finish, started watching so I could catch up to the present showings or have just recently started to watch: 1) Lost - It was the first one that I picked up and the reason I did was naturally because of all the hype that was surrounding it. I just wanted to know what the big fuss was all about. I really enjoyed seasons one, two and three. Season four kind of sucked because of the writer's strike and the fact that it had to be shortened to 13 episodes. I watched all of season five on TV as they were playing it and even though I thought the direction they went into was kind of strange I think it was necessary because it finally gave a show some sort of a true meaning which it never had before (a million plot points which never lead to any answers). I thought the end of season five was great and I'm very anxious to see what they'll do in the final season when the season six starts in May here in the US. 2) The Wire - Absolutely f*cking amazing show! Five seasons of pure brilliance! HBO drama at it's absolute best! I got into this show so fast and liked it so much that I'm pretty sure I finished all five seasons in a little over a month. If you ever just want to pick up a show and watch it the whole way through then I definitely recommend The Wire. 3) Mad Men - I was very skeptical going into this one because I honestly didn't know what to expect. After watching the pilot episode I knew I'd be hooked. This show has a quality in its acting and writing that you rarely find on television programs anymore. Jon Hamm is a brilliant actor and the character he plays on the show, Don Draper, is one of the coolest, yet troubled and confused, dudes on television. There is also a good amount of eye candy on this show which is nice. Season three is underway now on AMC and it's building up to be just as good as seasons one and two. 4) True Blood - Vampires, sex, drugs, violence. Those four words pretty much sum up what this how is about, if I had to sum it up in one word though, that word would be: awesome. From seeing vampires interact with Wii's and cellphones to getting Anna Paquin nude scenes every other episodes, there's really no reason to not watch this show. 5) Dexter - I just picked this one up today as a tool of procrastination throughout this semester. I've only watched the first two episodes of season one but I can already tell Dexter is gonna be one of my favorite characters on TV. He is one cool and twisted dude. 6) Fringe - This one I decided to start watching because when it started last spring, I was already into watching Lost and was enjoying it so much that when I saw JJ Abrams was also involved in Fringe I thought "why not?" Turns out it was yet another show that I got myself hooked on. Good thing I have a DVR or else I'd seriously have absolutely no life whatsoever. I watch most of this stuff in the middle of the night or pre-afternoon before going to class. Back to Fringe though, I was skeptical of it at first and even considered to remove it from my list but then right when I was on the cusp of making that decision the show started to pick up like crazy and just got better and better all the way to the season finale which was incredibly awesome. I'm not awaiting anxiously for season two which starts this fall. So anybody on here watch any of these or anything else? Let's make this a nice discussion thread for all these great shows.