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Old 12-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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Help me pick a new show to watch!

So over the years I seem to miss out on shows when there new. I can't seem to bring myself to suffer through crappy shows to get to good ones.

24 I didn't watch until after it was done. I love it!
Sopranos we didn't start until season three, and both loved it.
We loved the 4400 and Jericho.
We just watched all of Breaking Bad in the last few months.

Now were feeling like we need a new show since we're done with Breaking Bad, what an awesome show.

What really awesome show did I miss out on that we could start from season 1?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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Try Sons of Anarchy. It's on Netflix from S1.

You WILL be disappointed in any other show after BB though.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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Yea, I feel like BB and Sopranos are the two best shows I've ever watched.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #5
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Have to mention it if you haven't seen it - THE WIRE

That said
Six Feet Under (we just watched this for the first time straight through a few months back)
Better of Ted (still one of my favorite comedies, only 2 seasons)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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so many to list........

The Wire
Homicide Life on the Streets
Deadwood
Farscape
Babylon 5
The Shield
Sons of Anarchy
Justified
Fringe

come back after you are done with those
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #8
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Some of our favorites that haven't been mentioned:

Shameless - Showtime version (it's really good. William H Macy is great in it.)
Hell on Wheels (we really like it.)
Lost
House of Cards on Netflix
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #9
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This is great, thanks!
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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I will throw a BIG-time second behind The Shield. It's one of my favorite shows of all time and, like Breaking Bad, seemed to just get better as it went on.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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The Shield and Justified definitely
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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Definitely Justified. We are also liking Contiuum. Oh, and Community, if you haven't watched it yet.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #14
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Justified. It's really good.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #15
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Do you want something that is already finished?
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #16
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Mad Men is good if you watch from the beginning.

I watched a few eps of season 4, then decided to go back and start at the beginning.…lots of things make sense if you know the back stories.

I also recently watched all of Boardwalk Empire. Great series...still going.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #17
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The Shield
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #18
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+1 to Better Off Ted. One of the few comedies to make me laugh.

Somebody mentioned Leverage so I'll recommend the British show Hustle
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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Damages (great first season...the rest are good, just not as good)
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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Shield - my favorite show to this day
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #21
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I also meant to add a +1 to Curb Your Enthusiasm. The funniest show on TV. Ever.

If you liked 24, another suggestion is Prison Break. I loved season 1. Season 2 was good. After that, it went off the rails a little but I kept watching anyway. It, like 24, is not the kind of show that you watch to pick apart in a "that couldn't really happen" kind of way. If you just go with it, it's a fun show to watch.

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #22
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OK everyone, name your favorite shows We have this thread about every couple of months and people list the same shows!

For the OP, what type of mood are you in? Sitcom? Drama? Genre? I could probably name a show I've enjoyed in just about every genre. Also, do you have access to premium channels (or the ability to get their content elsewhere)?

How far back do you want to go? Are you looking for something recent? Or should we recommend a series from the 1960s?

Perhaps you could find something off of this list to watch?

http://tvline.com/2013/06/03/100-bes...-the-sopranos/
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:06 PM   #23
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Friday Night Lights. Don't think of it as a football show. There is much more to it than high school football. I originally scoffed at it but I gave it a chance and I'm glad that I did.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #24
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Do you want something that is already finished?
Not necessarily, but want to be able to start at season 1 either via netflix or directv on demand.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #25
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Shows we've already seen mentioned above-

Six Feet Under (Loved!)
Lost (Hated.)
Prison Break (Loved!)
Friday Night Lights (Loved, surprisingly.)
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #26
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How could I forget Friday Night Lights?!!???! loved that show.

I wouldn't advise anyone to watch past Season 1 of prison break
Lost is kinda a fun journey but have a hard time recommending it b/c of so much stupidity
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #27
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I'm going to add to the pile of votes for "Justified." The first three seasons are available for free streaming with Amazon Prime, and if you have a Kindle Fire HD, you can actually download episodes in advance. It's so good that I'm preferring to run indoors on a treadmill so I can watch, rather than head outside. (Well, it's also freaking sub-freezing outside right now....)

My wife thought the pilot episode was a bit slow, but I think it's keeping in spirit with the pacing of Elmore Leonard's character/dialogue-driven stories.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #28
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Game of Thrones

Homeland - especially if you like 24. It's uneven and frustrating at times, but still better than just about everything else on TV.

My wife loves Scandal and I watch it with her sometimes. I don't love it, but it's not bad.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #29
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A great show (not quite The Wire or The Shield great) that just lasted one season/13 episodes (if you want something to toss in that doesn't stretch several seasons) is Terriers. Starred Donal Logue and his sister Karina. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

It is available on Netflix streaming.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #30
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Second on Terriers even though it was only one season.

Another vote for Justified and Six Feet Under!
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