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24

24

Starring Kiefer Sutherland as federal agent Jack Bauer, working with the Los Angeles branch of CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit), 24 is a fast-paced, nail-biter of a show on Fox that began airing in 2001. There are government conspiracies, plots, emotional family matters, deceptions, torture, explosions, etc. all in the name of patriotic duty. Each show follows a strict, real-time timeline, so that in 24 episodes only one day has passed. They are the longest days of Jack Bauer's life. Also starring Dennis Haysbert, Carlos Bernard, Elisha Cuthbert, Reiko Aylesworth, Sarah Clarke, Penny Johnson Jerald, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, D.B. Woodside, William Devane, and more.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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4400, The

4400, The

Over the course of 60 years 4,400 people randomly disappeared around the world. On July 11, 2004 they all returned at once on a lake in a big ball of light. Now that they've returned they need to re-adjust to life and discover that they have newfound abilities, some helpful and some damaging.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Alias

Alias

Sydney Bristow was just a hard-working college student by day when she was recruited to become an ass-kicking superspy. Little did she know, her father and mother had a few secrets of their own. Alias chronicles Sydney's life from becoming a double agent, to working for the CIA.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Emma-Jane, Holly, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, Kathi, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Angel

Angel

Spinoff from Buffy about Angel, the vampire with a soul, who fights evil in Los Angeles with the help of his Angel Investigations team. Created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, and more.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, Morgan, Holly, Emma-Jane, Bonster, Chelsea, Anna, Brandon, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

When the 12 colonies of Kobol are wiped out in a surprise attack by the Cylons (robots originally created by man), the fewer than 50,000 surviving members of the human race set out to find the possibly mythical thirteenth colony -- Earth -- under the leadership of President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), and the protection of Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and his Battlestar Galactica. Their escape is complicated by the fact that the Cylons are now able to appear human, and there may be traitors among the fleet. Also stars Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, and Grace Park.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Based on the novels by Tanya Huff, this show revolves around PI Vicki Nelson - formerly a detective with the Metropolitan Toronto Police. She was losing her sight, but quit the force rather than accept a desk job. However, her last case turns out to be a doozy, involving vampires and the supernatural. She decides to team up with a vampire named Henry and ex-lover Mike Celluci to battle the forces of evil both normal and paranormal.

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This TV Show is recommended by Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Bones

Bones

Starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Dr. Temperance Brennan and her team at the Jeffersonian Institute often aid the FBI, mostly Special Agent Seeley Booth, in cases by piecing together crimes by studying the bones of victims.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Nicole.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone must stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer. Created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters, and many others, this show about a vampire slayer and her friends ran from 1997 to 2003.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Morgan, Julie, Chelsea, Anna, Emma-Jane, Bonster, Nicole, Brandon, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Burn Notice

Burn Notice

When spies get fired, they don't hear from human resources -- they get a "burn notice" and suddenly become untouchable. That's what happens to agent Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) while he's out on assignment, and when he returns stateside to Miami, no one will tell him exactly why he was blacklisted. To keep himself afloat, Michael puts his unique skills to work helping people who the police are unable to, joined by his ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), a former IRA operative, and Sam (Bruce Campbell), a washed-out military intelligence contact. All the while, Michael tries to find out who or what was behind his termination.

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This TV Show is recommended by Chelsea and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Chuck

Chuck

Chuck Bartowski leads a fairly mundane life as part of the Nerd Herd at Buy More. One day his college friend Bryce sends him an e-mail filled with the U.S. government's most sensitive secrets. Chuck's photographic memory causes him to recall everything he saw and his life suddenly becomes much more exciting. Now both the NSA and CIA are fighting over Chuck, both agencies needing his help. Starring Zachary Levi.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, Holly, Chelsea, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Farscape

Farscape

An astronaut on an experimental space flight gets pulled through a wormhole and ends up in a distant galaxy populated by diverse and strange alien species, none of whom has ever heard of Earth.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Emma-Jane, Chelsea, Meaghan, Julie, Bonster, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Firefly

Firefly

Joss Whedon's 2002 sci-fi Western series following a rag tag group of outlaws traveling with a girl being sought by the government.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Nicole, Emma-Jane, Holly, Bonster, Chelsea, Anna, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Fringe

Fringe

Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) is brought into the Fringe division of the FBI, investigating paranormal goings on. She recruits eccentric Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) for her team, despite his previous stay in a mental hospital. Also helping his Walter's son Peter (Joshua Jackson), a genius with little ambition. Also starring Lance Reddick and Jasika Nicole.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Futurama

Futurama

Futurama is absolute brilliance. A sci-fi cartoon from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, it's not only hilarious but at it's greatest moments, truly touching and even tear-jerking.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Anna, Bonster, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Heroes

Heroes

This NBC drama tells the story of various people in the world who discover that they have supernatural abilities. Starring Greg Grunberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Hayden Panetierre and many more.

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This TV Show is recommended by Anna, Chelsea, Morgan, Brandon, Bonster, Nicole, and Emma-Jane.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lost

Lost

Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles crashes on a remote island full of mystery. A group of 48 survivors must learn to cope with their new lives as survivors while also dealing with the many mysteries the island as yet to reveal.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Nicole, Meaghan, Chelsea, Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Anna, Emma-Jane, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Passions

Passions

James Reilly's supernatural themed daytime drama started in 1999. It follows the lives of the residents in the New England town of Harmony. Residents include a centuries old witch, a wealthy tyrant and the town police chief.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Prison Break

Prison Break

Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.

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This TV Show is recommended by Chelsea, Bonster, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Smallville

Smallville

The adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent before he starts wearing the red cape and blue tights, as he discovers the truth about his origin, his abilities, and his destiny. Stars Tom Welling as Clark, Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, and Michael Rosenbaum as the young Lex Luthor.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy

The Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club rules the town of Charming, CA. Club president Clay Morrow rules with his wife, Gemma, at his side. Unknown to Gemma's son and club vice president, Jax, Clay and Gemma took an active role in the death of former president, Jax's father John Teller. As Jax begins to uncover the truth, the club must deal with a variety of problems and a lot of bad luck. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Ryan Hurst, Dayton Callie, Theo Rossi, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, etc.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Atlantis

spin-off of SG-1. Stargate. Puddle Jumpers. Snarkiness. Guns. Wicked hot guys. Wicked hot girls. Alien h0rs. Canadians. Hermiod!

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Bonster, Chelsea, Morgan, Holly, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1

Stargate. Hot men. Hot women. Naughty aliens. UST. AUsexage. Guns. Thor.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Bonster, Emma-Jane, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Supernatural

Supernatural

The show follows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across the country in a black 1967 Chevy Impala investigating paranormal events and other unexplained occurrences.

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This TV Show is recommended by Anna, Chelsea, Brandon, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Sarah Connor and her son John travel to the year 2007. Sarah continues to train John for his future as the leader of mankind, aided by a terminator known as Cameron. Together, along with Derek Reese, they try to stop the machines from ever existing in order to secure a safe future for all.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Torchwood

Torchwood

A spin-off from the popular sci-fi show Doctor Who, follows a group of investigators, led by Captain Jack Harkness, who work for the secret organization, Torchwood. Set in Cardiff, Wales, the team specialize in alien technology that has landed on Earth, and crime, whether it be alien or human.

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This TV Show is recommended by Chelsea, Bonster, Nicole, Emma-Jane, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Tru Calling

Tru Calling

Tru Davies is a student who works the graveyard shift in the morgue. She soon discovers she can hear the dead ask for help since some have died before their time.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Emma-Jane, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Vampire Diaries, The

Vampire Diaries, The

Elena Gilbert finds herself embroiled in a world of vampires and other monsters when she falls for Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and his brother, Damon, are vampires with a long history in Mystic Falls, Virginia. Elena soon discovers that there's more to her past than she ever realized.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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White Collar

White Collar

White Collar stars Matthew Bomer as con man Neil Caffrey. Neil was caught by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and sent to prison. Burke cuts Neil a deal in which Neil now works for the FBI's white collar bureau as a consultant. The two work together and are sometimes aided by Peter's supportive wife Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) and Neil's friend Mozzie (Willie Garson).

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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X-Files, The

X-Files, The

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the show ran from 1993-2002.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Chelsea, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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X-Men

X-Men

Based on the X-Men comics, this show sticks more closely to the comic-verse. It aired from 1992-1997 and has all of your favourite characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Rogue, Gambit and Jubilee!

Recommendations

This TV Show is recommended by Holly and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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X-Men Evolution

X-Men Evolution

Based on the X-Men comics, this animated show puts a new twist on the stories by making most of the characters into teenagers. Not only do they have to deal with being mutants, they also have to deal with school, love and life in general. It aired from 2000-2003.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena leads the life of a warrior, a nomadic existence, and one in which she strives to find atonement for her past wrongs. Beside her is Gabrielle, a bard with a keen sense of justice. Together they wander where they will, doing what good they can in dangerous and volatile times. The show began airing in 1995 as a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena starred Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith, Hudson Leick, Alexandra Tydings, Karl Urban, Marton Csokas, and an assortment of others as the seasons progressed. The final episode aired in 2001.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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