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What TV series do you like?
« on: December 19, 2016, 11:56:52 AM »
I finished watching the Downton Abbey series (thank you local library) and am looking for a new show to watch. Any suggestions?

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 12:33:24 PM »
We're hopelessly addicted to the Marvel universe series on Netflix. Several seasons each of SHIELD, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and one of Luke Cage. I also liked Agent Carter, though husband was less impressed.


Also good if you like sci-fi is Dark Matter. (Also Netflix, our only media source).

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 12:36:11 PM »
Serious, dramatic stuff:
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul (prequel to Breaking Bad)
The Wire
Dexter (stop after season four)
Game of Thrones
Westworld
The Man in the High Castle

Comedy:
Arrested Development
The Office
Shameless

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 12:40:17 PM »
I finished watching the Downton Abbey series (thank you local library) and am looking for a new show to watch. Any suggestions?

If you liked that one, I'd highly recommend Call The Midwife and Poldark.

(AKA: basically both shows I've watched this year. I am HORRIBLE at making time to watch TV)

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 12:46:21 PM »
I couldn't get into Downton, but I did like some other period shows, maybe you would too:

The Tudors (Showtime, on Netflix)
The Paradise (BBC, on Netflix)
and Rome (HBO, on Amazon Prime)

I'm going to try the new show about the Medici that is on Netflix soon.

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 01:03:54 PM »
I couldn't get into Downton, but I did like some other period shows, maybe you would too:

The Tudors (Showtime, on Netflix)
The Paradise (BBC, on Netflix)
and Rome (HBO, on Amazon Prime)

I'm going to try the new show about the Medici that is on Netflix soon.

YES to Rome. I couldn't do Tudors - possibly knowing too much Tudor-based history will ruin that for you (though The Other Bolyn Girl was an enjoyable movie..).

If you're ok with swearing (and I mean SWEARING. Like a lot of it) and you like Rome, give Deadwood a shot.

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 01:08:17 PM »


If you're ok with swearing (and I mean SWEARING. Like a lot of it) and you like Rome, give Deadwood a shot.

Second that! Deadwood was great.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 01:13:26 PM »
My wife and I have been really into Shameless.  We have been watching on Netflix and unfortunately watched the last episode last night.  Now we have to wait until the next season is on Netflix.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 01:55:09 PM »
I finished watching the Downton Abbey series (thank you local library) and am looking for a new show to watch. Any suggestions?

If you liked that one, I'd highly recommend Call The Midwife and Poldark.

(AKA: basically both shows I've watched this year. I am HORRIBLE at making time to watch TV)

+1

And if you're into British shows or mysteries, Grantchester and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries are kinda fun. The Bletchley Circle was also pretty interesting, but a tad intense/graphic at times.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 02:02:48 PM »
If you liked Downton Abbey you may like The Crown.

I loved Black Mirror. It is a futuristic dystopian commentary on the dangers of technologies. Each episode has different actors/plot. It's on Netflix.

For classics I would recommend The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under.

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2016, 02:18:07 PM »
My most recent fling has been the Mars TV series on National Geographic.

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 02:23:35 PM »
+1  It is a tricky show--can be boring as dirt, and then just grabs you. (Mars--NatGeo)

If you liked Downton, you might like Monarch of the Glen...it is quirkier, but a hoot.

If you like science fiction, I liked Dark Matter (starts kind of slow and then gets better), and Killjoys. And The Expanse.

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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 02:27:52 PM »
If somehow you haven't yet seen Firefly, watch that.

Westworld is amazing.

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 03:31:05 PM »
I couldn't get into Downton, but I did like some other period shows, maybe you would too:

The Tudors (Showtime, on Netflix)
The Paradise (BBC, on Netflix)
and Rome (HBO, on Amazon Prime)

I'm going to try the new show about the Medici that is on Netflix soon.

YES to Rome. I couldn't do Tudors - possibly knowing too much Tudor-based history will ruin that for you (though The Other Bolyn Girl was an enjoyable movie..).

If you're ok with swearing (and I mean SWEARING. Like a lot of it) and you like Rome, give Deadwood a shot.

Ive seen nearly every production featuring Anne Boleyn and that film wasnt very good IMHO and was based on a mediocre book. It is difficult to make Scarlett Johannson look plain and yet! They managed to do that. Quite an accomplishment.

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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 03:53:11 PM »
QI, which is a very smart combination trivia and comedy show, with Stephen Fry as the moderator for years and this year Sandi Toksvig. QI stands for Quite Interesting, which the information is.

Also, Graham Norton Show, a UK chat show, where the guests actually have a conversation with each other. Especially hilarious when UK guests, who know how to have a conversation, meet up with A-list American star guests, some of whom haven't been outside the center of attention in years. Others are really able to go with it, which can also be very entertaining.

Both are on YouTube, with years of backshows, new shows on Friday nights.

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »
I have a TV that sat unused till my girlfriend took it over. These are the shows I've been watching:

Death in Paradise-pretty good till best character got killed.

Orange is the New Black-meh, I hate Chapman. I hate how the last season ended. Sideboob though is a very entertaining character, so tortured.

Supernatural-I got sucked in good, hilarious and entertainment, never too serious. Love it.

Hell On Wheels-pretty good, last season was kinda boring.

Once Upon A Time-the multiple switcharoos in this show are annoying, though I still love Rumple's character.

Stranger Things-very entertaining, have a feeling next season will let down though as shadows and mysteries are uncovered. Reminds me of several Koontz books, though many cite King influence.

Longmire-Pretty interesting show, the continual tear down of Walt as a character is annoying, unrealistic, and depressing though.


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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2016, 07:18:03 PM »
I just watched Sherlock on Netflix, tons of fun.

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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 09:16:14 AM »
I don't watch much TV, but I make an exception for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."  It's a musical comedy with original songs about a young high-powered New York lawyer who moves to West Covina, California to follow her old summer camp boyfriend.  The songs are great and it's funny as hell.  It's on the CW network but the CW website will have the episodes after airing.  Also check out its YouTube channel for the uncensored songs ("I'm So Good At Yoga" and "Sexy Getting Ready Song" are highlights).
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2016, 09:29:16 AM »
We just finishe up season two of Homeland and I am impressed at the quality of the show. I am really looking forward to season three once we can get it from our library. I realize that it all came out a long time ago, but this might be the only forum where that is not seen as something to laugh at.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2016, 09:41:25 AM »
You might be able to find the "Hamish MacBeth" series in the library.  That's where I found it.  Entertaining stories with really wonderful characters.  There were  several seasons of it and the quality was consistent from beginning to end.  (it's a mystery series set in Scotland)

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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2016, 10:44:50 AM »
PBS:  The Durrells in Corfu.  Sweet and entertaining
Amazon video:  The Americans.  How did I not know this existed?  Great spy show!
Amazon video:  Bosch -- cool cop show.
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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2016, 11:29:16 AM »
Midsomer Murders. There are currently 18 seasons on Netflix.

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2016, 11:32:30 AM »
If you liked Downton Abbey you may like The Crown.

Yes! The Crown was great.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2016, 11:36:23 AM »
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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2016, 02:54:43 PM »
Thanks all! Only a few of the recommendations I've already seen. With the list you've supplied me I think I'll be set for the next few years.

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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2016, 08:13:33 AM »
Blacklist.  James Spader is excellent.

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2016, 08:18:35 AM »
One more... "the detectorists". A brilliant, understated British series. I watch a lot and this is one of my favourites. :)

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2016, 03:25:20 PM »
I really enjoy dark dramas that span a season or over seasons. 

The Fall - UK
The Killing US remake of Danish show. 
Rectify - US
Broadchurch - UK and the remake Gracepoint - US
Wallander - UK remake of Swedish show
Top of the Lake - NZ
Marcella - UK
River - UK


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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2016, 12:42:42 AM »
My top series:

House of Cards (One of the best series I have ever seen)
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Breaking Bad

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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2016, 12:58:40 AM »
Some that I have enjoyed recently in no particular order

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  • House Of Cards
  • Quantico - though it started to get a bit ridiculous
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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2016, 02:29:09 AM »
We signed up for a month of free Netflix and just watched "The Crown." Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2016, 04:14:20 AM »
Watched most of the pilot of The OA while on a trip recently; seemed alright.
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« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2016, 07:24:53 AM »
We've been enjoying Schitt's Creek on Amazon Prime.  Eugene Levy and Catharine O'Hara.

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« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2016, 08:53:50 AM »
Oldies but goodies:

West Wing and Sports Night, both from Aaron Sorkin. West Wing is an hour drama (with comedic elements) about the life and times of an administration in the White House. Sports Night is a half-hour comedy about life on the set of a SportsCenter type cable sports show.

Friday Night Lights. Football is just the canvas the art is painted on. Hour drama about life, marriage, family, parenting, race, social status, oh, and football in a small Texas town.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2016, 08:11:04 AM »
Blacklist.  James Spader is excellent.

I second this one, we loved it.

My top series:

House of Cards (One of the best series I have ever seen)

And second to this one also.  It got a bit ridiculous the last season, but still highly enjoyable.  Kevin Spacey is awesome.  It's really juvenile, but we also like An Idiot Abroad. 

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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2017, 05:19:10 PM »
My latest show for fun is "To tell the truth" on ABC.  Totally silly game show with celebrities but it's fun to play along.

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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2017, 05:25:16 PM »
The Vikings

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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 06:10:53 PM »
I am mostly a scifi or fantasy person, and tv wise it has never been a better time for that kind of content:

Netflix:
Stranger Things: Really good E.T. eque story
The OA: May hate it or love it depending, if you like Donnie Darko you will probably enjoy this
Marvel( Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage): if you like comic book adaptations these are arguably the best there is in movies or tv.

HBO:
Game of Thrones: who isn't watching this?
The Leftovers: seems like it will only go 3 seasons but similar to the OA this is a fun strange ride with some superb actors
West World: Very well done refresh of the original concept. On par with the high standards HBO has set for all of its recent series.
Silicon Valley: just good fun for engineers/coders and apparently everyone else too.
Last Week Tonight: John Oliver: What the daily show used to be with all the comedic rage at our broken system, without out the annoying interviews with movie stars no one gives a shit about.

Other Networks(The above 2 by far carry most of the worthwhile content)
The Magicians: Don't know much about the books but as an adult Harry Potter type show I really like it
The Expanse: Hard to watch streaming, but the epsidoes I found online I liked

I enjoy some other shows as well but these are the current crop I enjoy keeping up with.

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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 09:18:51 PM »
I am mostly a scifi or fantasy person, and tv wise it has never been a better time for that kind of content:

Netflix:
Stranger Things: Really good E.T. eque story
The OA: May hate it or love it depending, if you like Donnie Darko you will probably enjoy this
Marvel( Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage): if you like comic book adaptations these are arguably the best there is in movies or tv.

HBO:
Game of Thrones: who isn't watching this?
The Leftovers: seems like it will only go 3 seasons but similar to the OA this is a fun strange ride with some superb actors
West World: Very well done refresh of the original concept. On par with the high standards HBO has set for all of its recent series.
Silicon Valley: just good fun for engineers/coders and apparently everyone else too.
Last Week Tonight: John Oliver: What the daily show used to be with all the comedic rage at our broken system, without out the annoying interviews with movie stars no one gives a shit about.

Other Networks(The above 2 by far carry most of the worthwhile content)
The Magicians: Don't know much about the books but as an adult Harry Potter type show I really like it
The Expanse: Hard to watch streaming, but the epsidoes I found online I liked

I enjoy some other shows as well but these are the current crop I enjoy keeping up with.

The Expanse is on Amazon Prime instant video - I noticed the other day. : )

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 09:42:28 PM »
Watched most of the pilot of The OA while on a trip recently; seemed alright.

Finished the series (8 episodes) Pretty good. Totally worth a watch.
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« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2017, 08:17:39 PM »
Humans. Best thing on currently on TV, by far. On BBC and AMC.

It's also on Amazon Prime, but that version has scenes cut from the original BBC version. I don't know what version they air on AMC.

I'm pretty much holding my breath waiting to see if there will be a third season.
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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2017, 08:30:04 PM »
I'm not much of a TV watcher, but I enjoy these on occasion:

- Big Bang Theory
- Blue Bloods
- Code Black
- Firefly
- Fraiser
- Sherlock

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« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2017, 02:21:54 PM »
Pretty much only CSI Miami (not the other CSI's). Horatio was just too cool.  Barely watch TV now.

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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2017, 02:04:53 PM »
Watched most of the pilot of The OA while on a trip recently; seemed alright.

i binged the OA over the weekend. it was good up until the ending then i wondered why i wasted my time. disappointing.

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« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2017, 03:20:51 PM »
Just started watching "Victoria" on Sunday night. So far, I love it!



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« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2017, 03:24:48 PM »
I just watched Sherlock on Netflix, tons of fun.

Sherlock is quite good.  we just finished season 4 while it was free on pbs.

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« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
Rick and Morty

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2017, 08:04:17 AM »
Not much of a TV watcher especially series. But do/did enjoy:
- Stranger Things
- Big Bang Theory
- Cosmos (<- Absolutely love!)

Most things comedy and science related. Can't get into dramas.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2017, 10:09:44 PM »
Watched most of the pilot of The OA while on a trip recently; seemed alright.

i binged the OA over the weekend. it was good up until the ending then i wondered why i wasted my time. disappointing.

Really? I kinda thought the ending was a great way to tie everything together. I felt it brought deeper meaning to a character that otherwise may have lacked some, as well as tying into a theme of 'destiny' or 'ultimate meaning'.
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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2017, 08:12:31 AM »
Vikings
Hoarders
Gold Rush
Heavy Recuse 401
Highway Thu Hell
Deadliest Catch
Naked and Afraid
Bering Sea Gold
Through the Wormhole
Holmes Inspection
My 600lb Life
Regular Show
Star Trek: TNG and DS9
Trailer Park Boys

I have about lost all interest in Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver, The Daily Show.

I watch a lot of YT channels like Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Freedom Theory, Less Junk/More Journey, etc.