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Help me pick a new show to watch!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Adam1115, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Dec 6, 2013 #21 of 170
    tivoboyjr

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    I also meant to add a +1 to Curb Your Enthusiasm. The funniest show on TV. Ever.

    If you liked 24, another suggestion is Prison Break. I loved season 1. Season 2 was good. After that, it went off the rails a little but I kept watching anyway. It, like 24, is not the kind of show that you watch to pick apart in a "that couldn't really happen" kind of way. If you just go with it, it's a fun show to watch.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2013 #22 of 170
    Steveknj

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    OK everyone, name your favorite shows :) We have this thread about every couple of months and people list the same shows!

    For the OP, what type of mood are you in? Sitcom? Drama? Genre? I could probably name a show I've enjoyed in just about every genre. Also, do you have access to premium channels (or the ability to get their content elsewhere)?

    How far back do you want to go? Are you looking for something recent? Or should we recommend a series from the 1960s?

    Perhaps you could find something off of this list to watch?

    http://tvline.com/2013/06/03/100-best-written-tv-shows-ever-the-sopranos/
     
  3. Dec 6, 2013 #23 of 170
    goblue97

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    Friday Night Lights. Don't think of it as a football show. There is much more to it than high school football. I originally scoffed at it but I gave it a chance and I'm glad that I did.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2013 #24 of 170
    Adam1115

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    Not necessarily, but want to be able to start at season 1 either via netflix or directv on demand.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2013 #25 of 170
    Adam1115

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    Shows we've already seen mentioned above-

    Six Feet Under (Loved!)
    Lost (Hated.)
    Prison Break (Loved!)
    Friday Night Lights (Loved, surprisingly.)
     
  6. Dec 6, 2013 #26 of 170
    Fahtrim

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    How could I forget Friday Night Lights?!!???! loved that show.

    I wouldn't advise anyone to watch past Season 1 of prison break
    Lost is kinda a fun journey but have a hard time recommending it b/c of so much stupidity
     
  7. Dec 6, 2013 #27 of 170
    Doggie Bear

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    I'm going to add to the pile of votes for "Justified." The first three seasons are available for free streaming with Amazon Prime, and if you have a Kindle Fire HD, you can actually download episodes in advance. It's so good that I'm preferring to run indoors on a treadmill so I can watch, rather than head outside. (Well, it's also freaking sub-freezing outside right now....)

    My wife thought the pilot episode was a bit slow, but I think it's keeping in spirit with the pacing of Elmore Leonard's character/dialogue-driven stories.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2013 #28 of 170
    tivoboyjr

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    Game of Thrones

    Homeland - especially if you like 24. It's uneven and frustrating at times, but still better than just about everything else on TV.

    My wife loves Scandal and I watch it with her sometimes. I don't love it, but it's not bad.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2013 #29 of 170
    JLucPicard

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    A great show (not quite The Wire or The Shield great) that just lasted one season/13 episodes (if you want something to toss in that doesn't stretch several seasons) is Terriers. Starred Donal Logue and his sister Karina. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    It is available on Netflix streaming.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2013 #30 of 170
    CraigK

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    Second on Terriers even though it was only one season.

    Another vote for Justified and Six Feet Under!
     
  11. Dec 8, 2013 #31 of 170
    Fahtrim

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    so what did you pick to start watching?
     
  12. Dec 8, 2013 #32 of 170
    kcarl75

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    I just started binge watching House of Cards this weekend. It's really good.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2013 #33 of 170
    javabird

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    If you liked 24, try Homeland
     
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    gweempose

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    Firefly
    Veronica Mars
    Arrested Development
    Farscape
    Prison Break - The first season was awesome.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2013 #35 of 170
    Adam1115

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    Watched the first episode of Fringe and downloaded the wire.

    It's a bummer that you can't watch season one of the shield on demand.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2013 #36 of 170
    Fahtrim

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    Fringe and wire. Great choices!
     
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    gweempose

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    It's available on Amazon Prime ...
     
  18. Dec 9, 2013 #38 of 170
    mr.unnatural

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    In addition to many of the great shows already mentioned, check these out if you've never seen them:

    Luther
    The Newsroom
    Oz
    The West Wing
    Downton Abbey
     
  19. Dec 14, 2013 #39 of 170
    tvmaster2

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    +2 for 'Orphan Black' and the mesmerizing Tatiana Maslany. Season One on DVD, season two begins April
     
  20. Dec 23, 2013 #40 of 170
    bengalfreak

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    Deadwood, Carnivale, Firefly
     

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