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Old 07-17-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Help me pick some shows to binge watch ...

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?
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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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?
Don't know about those, but I have recently been sort of binge watching The Wire since I'd never seen that...
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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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...What would be your picks?
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

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Old 07-17-2014, 06:29 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:38 PM   #8
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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?
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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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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
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Oz is really good.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #11
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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
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #12
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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.
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Oh hell yeah, Dexter! The first couple of seasons are right up there with Six Feet Under. GREAT show.
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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)
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:42 AM   #15
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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.
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.
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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?
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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?
I'd have to say yes.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:50 AM   #19
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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?
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.
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When is the second season going to be available on Amazon Streaming?
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I'd add Lillehammer, and Orange is the New Black, both on netflix.
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Shameless - the original UK version.
Eleven season over nine years with a total of 139 episodes.
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Sleepy Hollow is fun. The leads have great chemistry. Definitely check it out.
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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!
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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...
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.
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I'd add Game of Thrones ...
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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.

I binge watched the first three seasons right before season 4 began. Awesome show!
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I would add:
  • the good wife
  • the newsroom
  • the west wing
  • game of thrones
  • the sopranos
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.
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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.
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.
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
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Rome
Flashpoint
Shameless
Deadwood
Banshee
Strike Back
Vikings
Boss
Band of Brothers
Da Vinci's Demons
Magic City
Southland
The Shield
Rogue
Orphan Black
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.
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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.
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.
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