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Help me pick some shows to binge watch ...

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

  1. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Hulu+ now has 3 and half seasons of Blue Bloods. Overnight they added 11 episodes from season 4.
     
  2. cherry ghost

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    It is pretty good, but Veep is better.
     
  3. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Game of Thrones is extremely addicting. They end each episode in such a way that you HAVE to see the next one to see what happens. I can't imagine having to wait a full week between shows, but I suppose I'll find out next Season. Game of Thrones is THE quintessential Binge watching show.
     
  4. unitron

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    The guy who was Will on Will and Grace (to which I never paid any attention) is quite good as a well-regarded as a published scientific author and brilliant neuropsychiatrist who teaches at a university where the guy who was Geordi La Forge has a recurring part as a fellow faculty member who has some bureaucratic oversight of him and tries to get him to do "social" stuff to help with funding and such.

    Said neuropsychiatrist is also called upon for crime investigating assistance almost every episode by a former student who is now an FBI agent.

    And just to make his life really interesting, the show's real hook is that he's schizophrenic, which leads to interesting hallucinations (which create the opportunity for more guest star appearances than might exist otherwise--I thing Judd Hirsch does Freud in one episode).

    It would be best to start with the first episode and work your way forward, as there are elements that are developed slowly across several episodes that wouldn't make a lot of sense viewed out of order.

    And of course my explanation does not begin to do it justice, but the fact that TNT has kept it on helps a little with my anger at them for not keeping King and Maxwell.
     
  5. unitron

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    When The Good Wife was first being promo'd, it came across as all about "woman cheated on by politician husband", so I gave it a miss.

    But my mom watches, so I've been around some when it's been on, or been being played back on her TiVo, and it actually seems to have turned out to be a very good lawyer show, with serious takes on serious contemporary legal issues.

    And it's got Christine Baranski in the supporting cast, which is always a good thing.
     
  6. sharkster

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    I loved the first five, plus Bates Motel and Jackie.

    I recently watched 'Nip/Tuck' on Netflix, for the first time and enjoyed it a lot. It's kinda twisted so if one has delicate sensibilities it might not be for them. :D
     
  7. Martha

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    The Killing is extremely slow. I binge watched it - as many as four episodes a day when I plowed through it. I don't think I could have stood the slow pace if I had to wait a week for each episode, but binge watching it, well I loved it.
     
  8. jfelbab

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    No love here for House of Cards? I love that series.
     
  9. NorthAlabama

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    it moves very slowly until about halfway through season 1, and then something happens...the writing, direction, production, acting, chemistry...it just all starts to click. from then to current, i've really enjoyed (almost) every ep.
     
  10. gweempose

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    We decided to start with Shameless, but to my surprise, the first two seasons are not available for me to stream for free, not even on Showtime Anytime. I find this rather annoying to say the least. I don't know if this a Comcast thing, or it's simply unavailable to everyone. Oh well, I guess we're gonna have to pick another show. :mad:
     
  11. Wil

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    Monk, except I don't think it's _supposed_ to be a comedy. There is a little bit more emphasis on the puzzle than the character byplay, which is good because the characters are not as interesting. Overall it's not terrible if you liked Monk.
     
  12. waynomo

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    I really enjoy Episodes. As for Veep. Meh. Couldn't watch anything after the first couple of shows.
     
  13. Neenahboy

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    I'll second the affirmations for Masters of Sex and The Americans. Bates Motel is also quite good (S2 was a great deal better than S1 for me).

    Haven't seen Sherlock mentioned here yet; I'm about to get started.
     
  14. unitron

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    I said he was schizophrenic, not OCD.
     
  15. gweempose

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    I received the first two seasons of Shameless on blu-ray today. I really don't understand why it costs $25 to stream the season in HD, but only $17 buy it on Blu-ray. Who in their right mind would pay more for the streaming version. The Blu-ray offers better audio and video quality, includes an UltraViolet digital copy, and comes with a bunch of bonus material. On top of that, you can sell the Blu-ray when you are done watching it and recoup some of your money. The pricing model just doesn't make any sense to me.
     
  16. bareyb

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    Can't you also rip the DVD to your hard drive so you could watch it on your TiVo etc? Seems like the best of all Worlds.
     
  17. RangersRBack

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    Sopranos
    Lost
    Friday Night Lights
    Breaking Bad
    The Shield
    The Americans
    Modern Family
    Mad Men
    Sports Night
    Homicide Life on the Street
    Entourage
    Game of Thrones
    Oz
    Rescue Me
     
  18. Wil

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    Plus he's a crime-solving consultant for the FBI and not a crime-solving consultant for the police department. Plus his caretaker/assistant is a man not a woman, his law enforcement boss vice versa, the comic sidekick is a prosecutor rather than a police lieutenant. Instead of a haunting dead wife he has hallucinations of a former (partly imaginary) lover. His reasons for not taking his medications for his condition are different.
     
  19. bengalfreak

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    Lots of good shows on your list but, by far, the best is Deadwood. We watched it twice. The first time as it was airing on HBO and then we binge watched it again a few summers ago when he had exhausted everything that we had DVR'd.

    Of course we were a lot less busy in those days.
     
  20. brebeans

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    Agree with many that others have suggested and especially like these:

    Six Feet Under
    Nurse Jackie
    Shameless
    Sopranos
    Damages
    Breaking Bad !!!!!!!!
    Rescue Me
    Mad Men
    Oz
    Orange is the New Black
    House of Cards
    The Good Wife
    Modern Family
    Masters of Sex
    Ray Donovan
    True Detective
    The Americans
    The Wire
    The Riches
    Boss


    I haven't, but plan to watch....Game of Thrones, Justified...
     

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