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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    My wife and I are looking for a couple shows to binge watch while our kids are away at summer camp. Here are some shows we are considering:

    Shameless
    Masters of Sex
    Episodes
    Six Feet Under
    Oz
    Deadwood
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Bates Motel
    The Blacklist
    Sleepy Hollow
    Nurse Jackie

    What would be your picks?
     
  2. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Don't know about those, but I have recently been sort of binge watching The Wire since I'd never seen that...
     
  3. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Of the ones you listed I'd say Deadwood and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    I'd add Game of Thrones and The Wire.
     
  4. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Masters of Sex is really good, and a show that my wife and I both enjoy (and we don't really have many of those). I don't know if it's the type of show that is really tailored for binge-watching though.

    I also really like The Blacklist on that list, but it's got some procedural-ish aspects to it that might make binge-watching tough. It got really good towards the end of the season though.
     
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    from your list, my choices would be:
    • Six Feet Under
    • Shameless
    • Oz
    • Nurse Jackie
    i would add:
    • the good wife
    • the newsroom
    • the west wing
    • game of thrones
    • the sopranos
     
  6. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    Looks like you have Showtime. Have you watched Ray Donovan? I'm only six episodes in, but so far it's pretty good.

    If you have, then I'd go with Shameless or Deadwood.
     
  7. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Just binge watched the first 4 seasons of Game of Thrones. There's a reason everyone loves this show. VERY addictive. I can't wait until season 5. :p
     
  8. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    My top three on that list are (in order of greatness):

    1. Six Feet Under
    2. OZ (very violent though)
    3. Nurse Jackie

    All very good.
     
  9. Cainebj

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    someone in my office is binge watching Six Feet Under and he is loving it coming in every day asking about episodes i haven't seen in years LOL
     
  10. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Howdy!

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    Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand
    (forget the rest)
    Rome
    Flashpoint
    Shameless
    Deadwood
    Banshee
    Strike Back
    Vikings
    Boss
    Band of Brothers
    Da Vinci's Demons
    Magic City
    Southland
    The Shield
    Rogue
    Orphan Black
     
  12. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Hell on Wheels
    Homeland
    Walking Dead
    Dexter
    Veronica Mars
    Carnivale
    Dollhouse
    Rome
    Battlestar Galactica - First two seasons. Start with the miniseries.
     
  13. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Oh hell yeah, Dexter! The first couple of seasons are right up there with Six Feet Under. GREAT show.
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Once I got around to starting in on all of those 1st season episodes of TNT's "Perception", I just kept on going, glad I didn't have to wait a week between each one.


    (it's a shame that enjoying a show that way makes it less likely to survive)
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'd agree that those are the ones to watch from your list. And GoT as well. Not a The Wire fan, but many here are.
     
  16. andyw715

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    LifeIsABeach New Member

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    Is it strange that I have never seen one episode of any show mentioned in this thread except for all parts of Band of Brothers?
     
  18. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    I'd have to say yes.
     
  19. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    Not really.

    On that list, I only watch The Blacklist. I have seen some of Six Feet Under years ago, but none of the other shows interest me.
     
  20. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Howdy!

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    When is the second season going to be available on Amazon Streaming?
     

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