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Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:51 pm
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There are tons of great TV shows and films that give that Net Gain feel!

  • Ghost in the Shell (Especially the series)
  • Rubicon
  • Better Off Ted
  • Black Mirror
  • Burn Notice
  • Covert Affairs
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • House of Lies
  • Hunted
  • InSecurity
  • Leverage
  • Person of Interest
  • Suits
  • The Americans
  • White Collar
  • Spooks
  • Spy (UK)
  • 24
  • Alias
  • Chuck
And some are tangentially related, but still worth checking out!
  • Archer - Spy action and office bickering!
  • Game of Thrones - politicking and backstabbing
  • Flashpoint - squad tactics
  • King - swap Monarch for CEO, and blur the border's a bit

Films:
  • Blade Runner
  • Strange Days
  • Argo
  • Inception
  • Sneakers
  • Ocean's Eleven Series
  • The James Bond Series
  • The Bourne Series
  • Tailor Tinker Soldier Spy
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Mission Impossible
  • 1984
  • Brazil
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:01 pm

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There's also 'Spooks' (a British themed spy drama based around MI5)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooks

And a sitcom about a British spy who is recruited accidentally, called Spy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_(2011_TV_series)

Both are very, very good!
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:40 am
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Oh I liked spooks! Dont think I finished it though, I'll have to find where I left off.
I read a few episode summaries for Spy and I will definitely have to check it out!

Also forgot to add a recent favourite, The Americans, about Russian spies who are placed in DEEP cover as sleeper cells to live out their lives as everyday normal Americans while committing acts of espionage! Inspired by the very real sleeper cell operation of 2010 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Russian_spy_ring)
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:03 am

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That sounds like a very interesting watch!

It looks like I've got an awful lot to catch up on!

Could we perhaps wedge in things like 24, Alias, Chuck and Mission Impossible? I'm not terribly sure about Alias, though the others are rather good!
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:35 pm
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Kaje wrote:
...24, Alias, Chuck and Mission Impossible...


Definitely! I loved Chuck, thought it was fun! Never got around to watching Alias or 24 but they're probably a good fit. I havent even gotten to all the awesome espionage films yet, and mission impossible definitely works!
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:48 pm

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Don't forget The International, that fantastic Clive Owen number. And Moonlight Mile!
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Post Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:18 pm

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And Blade Runner!
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Post Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:37 pm

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I can't believe that wasn't in John's first list.

"Brazil" might be a little left of center for "Traditional" cyberpunk but I like the themes.

"Strange Days" was a great cyberpunk movie too. Lenny Nero!
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Post Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:52 am
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My TV list is pretty solid, but I just threw on the first few films I thought of. Blade Runner and Strange Days *define* the genre! Brazil, 1984, metropolitan... classic films.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:53 pm

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For spy series, my fav of all time is The Sandbaggers from way back in 1978. It's quite a lot more slow paced than newer series, the focus is more on the manager of the department and his problems instead of the action of agents in the field. It starts a bit slow but definitely picks up, and Burnside is truly a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling, he is just a joy to watch. The episodes are even on youtube, unfortunately in lowish resolution - search for Sndbggrs. Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDUXegvztF8 DON'T read the wikipedia entry, it's full of spoilers.

Another pretty good spy series (but impossible to find, never released on video) was Game, Set and Match - based on the Len Deighton books.

Other series: Dollhouse, Sarah Connor Chronicles

For movies, I would mention at least Equilibrium, Twelve Monkeys, ExistenZ, Total Recall, Fifth Element, A Scanner Darkly and Videodrome.

For anime series, Bubblegum Crisis (the original was AWESOME), AD Police and Appleseed

And parts of a lot of different genres:
- caper movies have the "assemble a team and covertly perform a mission" bits, so stuff like Oceans 11, Thief, Ronin, Heat, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Italian Job, etc and etc
- hitman/assasination - The Mechanic (original), Leon, La Femme Nikita
- cons - The Sting, The Grifters, House of Games

for starters :D

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