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Recommend me a new series to get hooked on...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markp99, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    This summer, my wife and I burned thru & caught up on a few series (via hulu, netflix, and bit torrent). We really enjoyed consuming back-to-back-to-back episodes in marathon form! Our new AppleTV made streaming this content to our TV quite easy.

    Recently Watched:
    Breaking Bad
    Dexter
    Weeds

    Watched During Their Original Runs:
    Sopranos
    6 Feet Under
    24
    Lost
    Spartacus
    Workaholics
    IT Crowd
    Party Down

    So, what's next? Any recommendations? :)
     
  2. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Active Member

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    homeland - season 1

    i just finished it and enjoyed it...almost right up there with breaking bad imho. available on dvd thru netflix.

    getting ready for season 2.
     
  3. Martha

    Martha Member

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    Treme.
    Nurse Jackie.
     
  4. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Indianapolis...
    The Shield.
    The Wire.
    Doctor Who (2005- ).
    Homeland.
     
  5. brebeans

    brebeans New Member

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    Agree with :
    Nurse Jackie
    Homeland
    The Wire


    I would add:
    Boss
    Damages
    Rescue Me
    Dexter




    I hear that Sons of Anarchy is good, but haven't seen it.
     
  6. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Hmm, had not heard of Treme or Homeland, will check them out.

    Any votes for Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire? - only heard the names, no clue if these were any good.
     
  7. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    Yes to both. SOA is ridiculous with some of the plot lines but still a good show. Boardwalk Empire is a typical quality HBO show. Great characters and character development. You really have to pay attention to follow what is going on.

    SOA you just need to watch people get killed.
     
  8. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    Going back in time some, if you have not watched them I would say The West Wing. It is available free if you have Amazon Prime. I recently re-watched the first season and forgot just how damn good it was.
     
  9. brebeans

    brebeans New Member

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    :up:
     
  10. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    Another huge vote for Homeland. One of the best in a while.

    For something a little different, my wife and I are catching up on The Good Wife, which is also pretty good.

    Big, big fan of The Shield as well. One of the best all-time IMO.
     
  11. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    Spartacus - Blood and Boobs and Guts
     
  12. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    Homeland
    Boss
    Spartacus
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Homeland. It's like 24, only not ridiculous.
     
  14. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Six Feet Under - start to finish, never a bad season.
     
  15. purwater

    purwater I make tasty water

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    :up: for me too. I've seen all seasons, but my wife hadn't watched before. After we watched all of the episodes of Newsroom I told her she might like West Wing. We're up to episode 14 of season 1 and she's enjoying it and so am I since it's been so long since I've watched them.
     
  16. brebeans

    brebeans New Member

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    :up::):up::up::rolleyes:

    ABSOLUTELY! How could I have forgotten this? One of the best series, EVER!

    Sex and the City

    I didn't think it would be good and really hesitated, but at only 30 minutes each, they are all very good, funny, witty, and not just for "chicks"!
     
  17. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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  18. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

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    Spartacus: Blood and Sand
    Spartacus: God of the Arena

    Though released in that order GotA is a prequel to BnS. Watching it first will reveal the ending of BnS but the ending of BnS is no big secret to anyone even vaguely familiar with the Third Serville War.
    Don't even bother with Spartacus: Vengeance.

    Another vote for Homeland. It really is that good.
    Also SoA, Boss, The Shield, Rescue Me, Boardwalk Empire Six Feet Under and The Wire(although it is sadly SD only.)

    Unthinkable no one has mentioned any of these yet:
    Game of Thrones
    Deadwood
    Justified
    Flashpoint
    Fringe
    Southland
    The Sopranos

    Some other good ones:
    White Collar
    Suits
    Falling Skies
    Hell on Wheels

    Marathoning TV series is a lot of fun with a good series. :)
     
  19. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Earth
    American Horror Story
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Deadwood
    Game of Thrones

    ... in addition to the previouslyt mentioned titles.
    BTW, are you two under House Arrest? That's a whole lotta' tv-watchin' to do! ;)
     
  20. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Sons of Anarchy most definitely.

    Just ignore any spoilers you heard about the latest episode, and start with episode 1 season 1.


    phox
     

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