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

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    I'd add Lillehammer, and Orange is the New Black, both on netflix.
     
  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Shameless - the original UK version.
    Eleven season over nine years with a total of 139 episodes.
     
  3. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Sleepy Hollow is fun. The leads have great chemistry. Definitely check it out.
     
  4. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback, guys! I also appreciate the suggestions that were not on my original list. Some of them I've watched, and others I haven't. I completely forgot about The Americans. I've heard it's really good.

    Since my wife doesn't particularly care for anything that is sci-fi, fantasy or horror themed, I tend to watch those shows on my own. She's not 100% against sci-fi. We watched Lost together, but she would never watch something like BSG, which I consider more hardcore sci-fi.

    I'm surprised that not a single person recommended Episodes. I have a friend who absolutely raves about it!
     
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    This is on my short list of shows to watch in the near future. Now that it's on Amazon Prime streaming, I can stream it with my Roku. :)
     
  6. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    I binge watched the first three seasons right before season 4 began. Awesome show! :up:
     
  7. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    We watched a couple episodes of The Good Wife, but couldn't get into it. We should probably give it another go. Unfortunately, my wife accidentally came across a huge spoiler about it. I don't know what it is, but it sucks that she will have that knowledge from the very beginning.

    We also tried to get into The Newsroom and couldn't. Some Sorkin show immediately click for me (The West Wing), while others don't.
     
  8. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Another show I will most likely watch on my own. My friend has been trying to get me to watch it ever since it first aired.
     
  9. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Loved Band of Brothers, The Shield and Orphan Black (although the first season was much better than the second). I haven't seen any of the others. A couple people have recommended Boss to me. Whenever I think of Boss, I also think of Damages for some reason, another show I've always been curious about.
     
  10. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Veronica Mars is by far one of our favorite shows of all time. We also love Homeland, although each subsequent season has gone down in quality. Most of the other shows on your list I watch without my wife. I've seen every episode of The Walking Dead, Dexter, Dollhouse and BSG.
     
  11. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    I've never even heard of this show. What's the general concept?
     
  12. gweempose

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    We are huge OITNB fans! What is Lillhammer about?
     
  13. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    I watched the first 44 episodes in 10 days! :eek:

    It was painful having to go week to week once caught up.

    (I just realized it was 44 episodes and not 34 like I'd said previously. Wow.)
     
  14. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's some serious TV watching! :up:
     
  15. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    My wife was out of the country. Worked out pretty well for both of us. :D
     
  16. SeanC

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    It's about a NY mobster that goes into witness protection and when they ask him where he wants to live he says "Lillehammer, I saw it in the Olympics, beautiful place."

    It's mostly a comedy with some violence. The mobster is played by Steven Van Zandt, he was on the Sopranos, though this show has no connection to the Sopranos, Steven is playing basically the same kinda guy he did on the Sopranos.

    Apparently the name of the show is spelled Lilyhammer, hunh...
     
  17. Martha

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    Justified
    The Killing
     
  18. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    I like Justified a lot. Timothy Olyphant is one of the main reasons I want to watch Deadwood. I watched the first season of The Killing, but got kind of bored and didn't continue beyond that. I found it to be one of the most excruciatingly slow shows I've ever seen. Slow isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I tend to watch a lot of TV late at night, and I kept falling asleep during it. :)
     
  19. TAsunder

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    Based on what you've said so far, excluding any shows not mentioned, I'd watch these:

    Absolute Must Watch
    The Wire
    Deadwood

    Highly Recommended
    Damages
    Six Feet Under
    Rome
    The Americans

    Worth Considering
    Strike Back
    Masters of Sex

    Have you seen?
    Breaking Bad
    Fargo (TV Series)
    True Detective
    Friday Night Lights
     
  20. andyw715

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    I also enjoyed the first season of The Bridge and Defiance.
     

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