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Old 09-26-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Recommend me a new series to get hooked on...

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?

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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Treme.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
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The Shield.
The Wire.
Doctor Who (2005- ).
Homeland.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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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.
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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:28 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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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.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #11
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Spartacus - Blood and Boobs and Guts
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #13
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Homeland. It's like 24, only not ridiculous.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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Six Feet Under - start to finish, never a bad season.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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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.
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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #16
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Six Feet Under - start to finish, never a bad season.

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"!
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #17
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #18
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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.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #19
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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!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #20
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Any votes for Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire? - only heard the names, no clue if these were any good.
Sons of Anarchy most definitely.

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


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Old 09-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #21
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You guys are awesome:

Queued Up (based on replies here):
Homeland
Treme
Sons Sons of Anarchy
Game of Thrones
Deadwood
Justified

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #22
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #23
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Justified.
Looked at a preview at their website. Yep, right up my alley! :UP:
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #24
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I love threads like this. Homeland and Justified added to the queue.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #25
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Only lasted one season, and I was really sorry to see it go, but when you've burned through all of those others, you might give Terriers a shot. I really liked that one.
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The Walking Dead. Season 1 is on Netflix Instant Viewing now and Season 2 will be available on 9/30.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #27
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Homeland is probably the best show on TV right now, especially if you liked 24. (And yes, I watch Breaking Bad, so I know of which I speak).

Can't believe no one has mentioned Friday Night Lights. No, it's not just about football - it's about life in a small-town that happens to be dominated by football. The first season was among the best of any TV show ever, 3 out of the next 4 seasons were almost as good, and it stuck the landing as well as any show in recent memory. All 5 seasons are available on Netflix.

Supernatural is also quite good, and perpetually under-rated.

Game of Thrones was great (plus, it has boobs).
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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Only lasted one season, and I was really sorry to see it go, but when you've burned through all of those others, you might give Terriers a shot. I really liked that one.
Absolutely seconded here. FOX/FX totally screwed the pooch in their handling of this series. It was a real winner.

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Looked at a preview at their website. Yep, right up my alley! :UP:
Might want to do Deadwood first then. Raylan Givens is like a 21st century reincarnation of Seth Bullock, but with a sense of humor.

Also FX re-airs all it's big shows in their entirety in the weeks leading up to a new season starting so you could catch up on Justified via linear TV if that's an option. Season 4 of Justifed starts January 2013, so the airings of S1-3 should be starting next month, give or take. They usually run 2-3 eps a week on Wednesday nights.

If you're not already, and you become an Ian McShane fan from watching Deadwood then you might like the series Kings too. (single 13 ep season)

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #29
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Firefly looks like it's just starting up again on Free Hulu, I watch it at least once a year

All episodes of Kings are on Hulu as well.

I just started Deadwood, first episode was awesome

Just finished the first season of Game of Thrones, amazing.

The Shield was great

Terriers was great

Justified is great

Looking forward to Homeland
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You guys are awesome:

Queued Up (based on replies here):
Homeland
Treme
Sons Sons of Anarchy
Game of Thrones
Deadwood
Justified
I really wanted to like Treme. I tried three times to make it through the first episode and I just couldn't do it. It was the most boring show I had ever seen. Absolutely nothing happened. JMHO
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