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Title: What TV series do you like?
Post by: Nudel 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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Post by: Rural 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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Post by: ketchup 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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Post by: Kitsune 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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Post by: tarheeldan 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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Post by: Kitsune 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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Post by: tarheeldan 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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Post by: Proud Foot 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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Post by: Roots&Wings 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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Post by: TightFistedScot 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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Post by: v8rx7guy 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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Post by: lizzzi 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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Post by: JLee 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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Post by: iris lily 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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Post by: choppingwood 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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Post by: Johnez 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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Post by: WildJager on December 19, 2016, 07:18:03 PM
I just watched Sherlock on Netflix, tons of fun.
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Post by: MandalayVA 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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Post by: ysette9 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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Post by: Stachey 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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Post by: BlueHouse 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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Post by: pbkmaine on December 22, 2016, 11:29:16 AM
Midsomer Murders. There are currently 18 seasons on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: tarheeldan 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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Post by: NinetyFour on December 22, 2016, 11:36:23 AM
Hinterland.  Free from my library.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: Nudel 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.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: Gal2016 on December 23, 2016, 08:13:33 AM
Blacklist.  James Spader is excellent.
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Post by: jade 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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Post by: FIRE Artist 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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Post by: SeaKayEl on December 27, 2016, 12:42:42 AM
My top series:

House of Cards (One of the best series I have ever seen)
Vikings
Breaking Bad
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Post by: nnls on December 27, 2016, 12:58:40 AM
Some that I have enjoyed recently in no particular order

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Post by: 1967mama 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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Post by: Metric Mouse 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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Post by: Riff 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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Post by: begood 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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Post by: Unique User 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. 
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: JoJo 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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Post by: Dr. Hasslein on January 09, 2017, 05:25:16 PM
The Vikings
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Post by: RangerOne 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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Post by: JLee 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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Post by: Metric Mouse 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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Post by: FIRE me 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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Post by: sunnyca 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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Post by: ahoy 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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Post by: megaschnauzer 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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Post by: WootWoot on January 18, 2017, 03:20:51 PM
Just started watching "Victoria" on Sunday night. So far, I love it!
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Post by: tonysemail 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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Post by: zoltani on January 18, 2017, 04:02:29 PM
Rick and Morty

Louie
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Post by: MasterStache 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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Post by: Metric Mouse 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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Post by: Helvegen 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.
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Post by: Proud Foot on January 23, 2017, 08:28:23 AM
Another one we enjoy is Bates Motel.  Although it's set in modern times it is set around the life of Norma and Norman Bates before the events in the movie Psycho.
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Post by: DailyGrindFree on January 23, 2017, 08:34:25 AM
We have been watching Damages on Netflix. Just finished the 3rd season. I think there are total of 5 seasons.
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Post by: megaschnauzer on January 23, 2017, 11:51:52 AM
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'.

i guess i missed something. i was all in until the last 15 minutes or so.
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Post by: megaschnauzer on January 23, 2017, 12:04:19 PM
i haven't seen 'the knick' mentioned. we just finished season 2. it's pretty good.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on January 23, 2017, 10:37:47 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'.

i guess i missed something. i was all in until the last 15 minutes or so.

It definitely wrapped up quick. I can understand how one would feel it was a bit rushed, or even 'tacked on' to the rest of the story.
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Post by: greengardens on February 11, 2017, 04:09:05 PM
Crazyheads (on Netflix) and Victoria (on PBS)
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Post by: iris lily on February 12, 2017, 09:59:22 AM
Off the beaten path productions we are watching:

The Borgen--Danish tv series about a female prime minister  and the politics of runnng that tiny country

Rake--This is, to me, the best of the current crop of tc shows about down-and-out lawyers. THE AUSTRALIAN VERSION ONLY, MATE! The centeal character likes blow and hookers, but he is smart, witty, and has some well developed relationships that are interesing, his cases are interesting. The show Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton is like this, but it is poorly written. Better Call Saul is really good, I will say, but I think I liked Rake better.

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Post by: iris lily on February 12, 2017, 10:05:44 AM
To find good tv series, I look at Golden Globes and SAG nominees, and try those out. I am still working through the list of 2016 and 2015 productions. Between the public library here which has 20,000 dvds and blufray discs, my Netflix dvd subscription at about $8 per month, and my friend's streamng services, I can get ablut anything.

I could write a long list of shows we have watched that I loke, but I think its better to google some of those "best" lists and decide what you will watch. The early classics of modern excellent television shows are, for me

the Wire
Deadwood
the Sopranos

But I have no idea what you have seen, so it is kinda a waste of my time to make lists for you.



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Post by: Just Joe on February 23, 2017, 08:21:35 AM
The Man in the High Tower
Gomorrah (just started this one, liked the movie)
Firefly
The Ranch (Netflix) / 70s Show (fun brain off TV)
ST-Enterprise (rewatching this one slowly, I may have missed an entire season the first time 'round)
Was watching ST-Voyager but sort of lost interest. I'll finish it eventually.
DW is watching "Z: The Beginning of Everything"
DW likes "Orange is the new Black", Scandal, and stuff like that
Trying to like the "The Grand Tour" and I do like parts of it. Dislike the American driver.
Waiting for the most recent "Top Gear UK" to reach streaming. Saw one episode.
Escape to the Country (BBC UK) is pretty interesting to DW and I during quiet Sunday morn coffee.
Also have surprisingly decided I enjoy Norwegian "Slow TV" when I'm doing something else like taxes last night.

We still need to wait until our kids are in bed before we can watch 'grown up" TV so we don't watch anything frequently.
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Post by: BlueHouse on February 23, 2017, 08:43:11 AM
Whoever suggested The Newsroom, THANK YOU! 

I loved this show from its first 10 minutes and it just keeps getting better.  I'm midway through season 2, and it's almost as timely now as it was when it aired (just substitute new names).  No idea what channel it originally aired on, I'm watching on Amazon Prime. 
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Post by: golden1 on February 23, 2017, 08:52:39 AM
There is honestly TOO much good television these days and keeping up is impossible.  I am old enough to remember when EVERYONE watched Cheers, Simpsons or some other show and the next day everyone talked about it.  Now it's like "Did you watch the Walking Dead?"  "No, sorry, going to watch it this weekend - no spoilers please!"  Or "Have you seen Game of Thrones/Mad Men/Orange is the New Black?"  "Sorry, I don't have HBO/Cable/Netflix". 
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on February 24, 2017, 07:30:29 AM
"The Night Of" on HBO is really good - crime/drama/film noir style.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on February 24, 2017, 07:31:16 AM
Also the OJ Simpson mini-series that just came out. I think it's on both Hulu and Netflix.
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Post by: reginna on February 24, 2017, 07:45:17 AM
One more... "the detectorists". A brilliant, understated British series. I watch a lot and this is one of my favourites. :)

Love that series1 What a great cast.

 BBC's "Capital" with Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling (among many other brilliant actors) in incredible as well!
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Post by: reginna on February 24, 2017, 07:46:59 AM
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

"River" was unbelievable! Brilliant, just brilliant.
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Post by: golden1 on February 24, 2017, 08:11:29 AM
I liked both the American Crime Story version of the OJ Simpson story AND (even better) the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary.  Both are about 10 hours and both excellent.  I was in engineering school during the original trial and not paying much attention to it, but in retrospect it really was fascinating.  The documentary also spends a lot of time on the circumstances building up to the trial as well as what happened to OJ after, including his arrest.  I could not understand the verdict at all at the time as I thought he was clearly guilty, but after seeing the documentary, I get it, and it really exposes certain things about human nature that are pretty depressing. 
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Post by: bacchi on February 24, 2017, 09:04:30 AM
"The Night Of" on HBO is really good - crime/drama/film noir style.

Yeah. It's not a horror movie but it has some frightening scenes.

I'll second Friday Night Lights. I don't watch any football and enjoyed the series thoroughly.

Dark Matter is good if you like sci-fi. Same with Expanse, mentioned already.
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Post by: megaschnauzer on February 24, 2017, 09:41:44 AM
"The Night Of" on HBO is really good - crime/drama/film noir style.

we just started it. pretty intense so far.
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Post by: megaschnauzer on February 24, 2017, 09:43:56 AM
There is honestly TOO much good television these days and keeping up is impossible.  I am old enough to remember when EVERYONE watched Cheers, Simpsons or some other show and the next day everyone talked about it.  Now it's like "Did you watch the Walking Dead?"  "No, sorry, going to watch it this weekend - no spoilers please!"  Or "Have you seen Game of Thrones/Mad Men/Orange is the New Black?"  "Sorry, I don't have HBO/Cable/Netflix".

we had to drop our netflix streaming because we were spending too much time in front of the tv. back to the old school dvd's.
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Post by: Noodle on February 25, 2017, 11:00:30 PM
For those with Netflix, the remake of "One Day at A Time" is terrific. (And I am not normally the audience for sitcoms.) Being a Norman Lear show, it includes topical material (immigration, feminism, veterans issues etc) but it is all handled in a very kind, sympathetic way where characters can disagree and still have warm relationships...and it's really funny. Plus Rita Moreno, who plays the grandmother, is incredible--you would never believe she is 85 and she still has more rhythm than half the current actors on Broadway combined. Her character is mostly played very broadly, but there is one episode where she tells her family her immigration story and you get to see why the woman won the Triple Crown of Acting (Emmy, Tony and Oscar in acting categories).
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Post by: iris lily on February 28, 2017, 08:43:28 AM
One more... "the detectorists". A brilliant, understated British series. I watch a lot and this is one of my favourites. :)

Love that series1 What a great cast.

 BBC's "Capital" with Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling (among many other brilliant actors) in incredible as well!
I loved Detectorists! What a breath of fresh air it is.
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Post by: iris lily on February 28, 2017, 08:46:03 AM
"The Night Of" on HBO is really good - crime/drama/film noir style.

we just started it. pretty intense so far.
my friend and I finished that last week. It was very well acted. James Gandolfini started out in the role of the attorney, but he died suddenly.
The man who played the sceuffy attorney was excellent!
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Post by: Winter's Tale on February 28, 2017, 08:50:00 AM
If you liked Downton Abbey, check out Poldark (the recent BBC reboot).  My library has seasons 1 and 2.
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Post by: SaskyStache on February 28, 2017, 07:50:31 PM
A couple that I don't think were mentioned yet:

- Peep Show (IMO one of the best comedies, if you're ok with gut wrenching awkwardness)
- BoJack Horseman
- Master of None
- The Last Kingdom
- Suits
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Post by: Better Late on March 01, 2017, 06:44:01 AM
Watching

Schitts Creek
Shameless

Both have a great deal to do with money and the lack of it.
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Post by: pattycakepdx on March 13, 2017, 04:57:51 PM
Jane the Virgin! The first 2 seasons are on Netflix and the CW always has the 5 most recent episodes available for free on its website. It's in the style of a telenovela, so it's delightfully over the top, but the characters still feel grounded and relate-able.
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Post by: Rimu05 on March 15, 2017, 09:23:47 AM
Mr. Robot
Black Sails (No one talks about this, yet it's so good!)
Breaking Bad.
The Wire
Game of Thrones (I read the books though)
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on March 17, 2017, 05:48:21 PM
I've started watching "Chance" on Hulu.
So far it's pretty good.
You can get Hulu for free by the way by simply signing up for Bing Rewards and do Bing searches, you accumulate points and it pays for Hulu.
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Post by: SpeedReader on March 17, 2017, 07:35:49 PM
Luther, which was on BBC.  Idris Elba as a morally ambiguous but genius homicide cop; great stuff.
Real Time with Bill Maher
Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver
The Night Manager, miniseries with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie

+1 to Sherlock, Firefly, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, The West Wing, The Night Of, and Agents of SHIELD which have all been mentioned.

DH and I initially loved The Magicians, but it's gotten quite far from the books and is turning a bit too high-school-romance/drama. 

And Good Eats; I wish I could cook like Alton Brown.  :-)
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Post by: Metric Mouse on March 20, 2017, 07:06:04 AM
Firefly
Urg. Firefly. Had potential but sometimes the writing, storyline, script and characters just left so much to be desired. Not my fav.
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Post by: JLee on March 20, 2017, 01:51:53 PM
Firefly
Urg. Firefly. Had potential but sometimes the writing, storyline, script and characters just left so much to be desired. Not my fav.

With 9.1/10 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/) on IMDB and a 96% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/firefly/), many people feel otherwise.

I was curious what shows you like, so I looked back on the first page and saw that you liked The OA (7.9/10 on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/) and 74% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_oa/s01/))...which I basically felt was a waste of time. Different strokes, I guess.  : )
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Post by: Metric Mouse on March 21, 2017, 06:51:34 AM
Firefly
Urg. Firefly. Had potential but sometimes the writing, storyline, script and characters just left so much to be desired. Not my fav.

With 9.1/10 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/) on IMDB and a 96% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/firefly/), many people feel otherwise.

I was curious what shows you like, so I looked back on the first page and saw that you liked The OA (7.9/10 on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/) and 74% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_oa/s01/))...which I basically felt was a waste of time. Different strokes, I guess.  : )

Meh. I just felt they took the 'western' theme and beat viewers over the head with it. Again. And again. And again. We get it, it's a space western, the characters don't need to talk like 19th century share-croppers and we don't need to relive every single western trope adventure in every episode. I mean it wasn't a terrible tv show, just had weak writing, scripting and a few weak characters. There was some great characters and fine casting and definitely a workable concept, but I can see why it didn't get extended. Glad other people on IMDB and RT enjoyed it though.
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Post by: SpeedReader on March 26, 2017, 07:36:13 PM
Firefly
Urg. Firefly. Had potential but sometimes the writing, storyline, script and characters just left so much to be desired. Not my fav.

With 9.1/10 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/) on IMDB and a 96% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/firefly/), many people feel otherwise.

I was curious what shows you like, so I looked back on the first page and saw that you liked The OA (7.9/10 on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/) and 74% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_oa/s01/))...which I basically felt was a waste of time. Different strokes, I guess.  : )

Meh. I just felt they took the 'western' theme and beat viewers over the head with it. Again. And again. And again. We get it, it's a space western, the characters don't need to talk like 19th century share-croppers and we don't need to relive every single western trope adventure in every episode. I mean it wasn't a terrible tv show, just had weak writing, scripting and a few weak characters. There was some great characters and fine casting and definitely a workable concept, but I can see why it didn't get extended. Glad other people on IMDB and RT enjoyed it though.

If it's not to your taste, it's just not.  :-)  What is "The OA"?  I don't think I've heard of it.
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Post by: JLee on March 26, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
Firefly
Urg. Firefly. Had potential but sometimes the writing, storyline, script and characters just left so much to be desired. Not my fav.

With 9.1/10 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/) on IMDB and a 96% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/firefly/), many people feel otherwise.

I was curious what shows you like, so I looked back on the first page and saw that you liked The OA (7.9/10 on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/) and 74% audience score on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_oa/s01/))...which I basically felt was a waste of time. Different strokes, I guess.  : )

Meh. I just felt they took the 'western' theme and beat viewers over the head with it. Again. And again. And again. We get it, it's a space western, the characters don't need to talk like 19th century share-croppers and we don't need to relive every single western trope adventure in every episode. I mean it wasn't a terrible tv show, just had weak writing, scripting and a few weak characters. There was some great characters and fine casting and definitely a workable concept, but I can see why it didn't get extended. Glad other people on IMDB and RT enjoyed it though.

If it's not to your taste, it's just not.  :-)  What is "The OA"?  I don't think I've heard of it.

It's a Netflix original series: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/
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Post by: Rimu05 on March 27, 2017, 08:44:25 AM
I forgot to mention

West World. It is a bit of a slow journey but it was quite decent.
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Post by: pbkmaine on March 27, 2017, 09:06:44 AM
Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin having a blast together.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on March 27, 2017, 06:49:04 PM
I'm watching, 2nd season of "Fear the Walking Dead", "24,Legacy", 2nd season of "Designated Survivor", and 2nd season of "Fargo"
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Post by: tyort1 on March 27, 2017, 07:05:34 PM
West World and the Leftovers are both great series from HBO.  West World about the nature of consciousness and the Leftovers about the nature of grief.  I like that both shows stay on point pretty much the whole time with these themes.
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Post by: Junto Club Gardener on March 30, 2017, 07:55:23 PM
DH is the only person in our household to regularly watch the tv, but I somehow caught the first episode of Top of the Lake and was compelled to watch the rest.  Not at all like Downton, but I recommend it.   
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Post by: a-scho on March 30, 2017, 09:43:45 PM
I only have access to Netflix streaming, dvds, and Amazon Prime streaming videos. From these I loved:
Grace and Frankie
Black Mirror
The OA
The detectorists....this was super charming
Top of the lake
an honorable woman
Halt and catch fire
shameless
downton abbey
broadchurch, 1st season...I did not like second season as much
night manager
great british baking show
sherlock
Better call Saul
z-beginning of everything
catastrophe
workaholics
mozart in the jungle
mr. robot
one mississippi



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Post by: snapperdude on March 30, 2017, 10:01:48 PM
Luther, which was on BBC.  Idris Elba as a morally ambiguous but genius homicide cop; great stuff.



Ruth Wilson gave a fantastic performance throughout. One of the best I have ever seen (and I'm pretty old).
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Post by: ptobeast on March 30, 2017, 11:52:04 PM
All of my TV is either from Netflix, Hulu, or DramaFever. Here's what I've been watching lately:

- Superstore
- The Crown
- Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
- Empire
- Mr Robot
- Goblin
- Boys over Flowers
- Bob's Burgers
- Game of Thrones

I recently watched the pilot of Shots Fired, which looks interesting, and just added Time after Time to my Hulu queue, which looks fun.

I probably watch more TV than I should, but unless it has subtitles I'm generally doing something productive at the same time (drawing, painting, mending something, etc),
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Post by: SpeedReader on April 01, 2017, 10:01:10 AM
Luther, which was on BBC.  Idris Elba as a morally ambiguous but genius homicide cop; great stuff.



Ruth Wilson gave a fantastic performance throughout. One of the best I have ever seen (and I'm pretty old).

I agree; she was amazing!
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Post by: WootWoot on April 02, 2017, 10:45:12 AM
Finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. Am now done with "Inspector Morse" and am onto "Inspector Lewis."
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Post by: NinetyFour on April 02, 2017, 01:07:31 PM
Finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. Am now done with "Inspector Morse" and am onto "Inspector Lewis."

Have you seen the "Endeavour" series?  It's about the young detective Morse.  I think it's even better than the Morse series and the Lewis series.  Highly recommend.
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Post by: Norioch on April 03, 2017, 04:26:02 PM
Current shows (still releasing new episodes):

Rick and Morty
Better Call Saul

All time shows:

Breaking Bad
Community
Futurama
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Post by: ketchup on April 05, 2017, 02:41:05 PM
Current shows (still releasing new episodes):

Rick and Morty
Better Call Saul

All time shows:

Breaking Bad
Community
Futurama
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Now there's a list that's streets ahead.
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Post by: Dabnasty on April 06, 2017, 09:16:03 AM
Anyone seen Wayward Pines?

Very unique and keeps you wondering.
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Post by: Sherriscott on April 06, 2017, 10:58:14 PM
I am like mad for this series Dexter, Game of Thrones and Friends all time favorite. I don't know why, but I keep watching them all the time.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on April 08, 2017, 08:16:41 AM
Anyone seen Wayward Pines?

Very unique and keeps you wondering.

Yes very interesting and unusual scifi/action/drama

Another tv show, Season 2 of "Fear the Walking Dead" was very good. I really liked how much of it took place in Mexico and had Spanish as well as English. Tensions between US and Mexican people based on class and culture were interwoven into the drama of the show. It's almost as if trying to escape from the zombie apocalypse was analogous to why people try to cross the border into the US in search of a better situation, and I liked how the show tried to elicit an empathy for the challenges that were faced.
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Post by: Stachey on April 08, 2017, 10:37:55 AM
The first two seasons of Homeland were good.

Haven't started on the third season yet.
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Post by: Marty on April 08, 2017, 02:32:28 PM
I don't think anyone has mentioned Grimm yet?  I'm loving it so far.  Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
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Post by: WootWoot on April 09, 2017, 11:50:19 AM
Finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. Am now done with "Inspector Morse" and am onto "Inspector Lewis."

Have you seen the "Endeavour" series?  It's about the young detective Morse.  I think it's even better than the Morse series and the Lewis series.  Highly recommend.

No, I haven't seen "Endeavour" yet. I thought I should watch "Lewis" first. Does it make a difference, i.e. spoilers, if I go into "Endeavour" now?
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Post by: NinetyFour on April 09, 2017, 04:10:21 PM
Finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. Am now done with "Inspector Morse" and am onto "Inspector Lewis."

Have you seen the "Endeavour" series?  It's about the young detective Morse.  I think it's even better than the Morse series and the Lewis series.  Highly recommend.

No, I haven't seen "Endeavour" yet. I thought I should watch "Lewis" first. Does it make a difference, i.e. spoilers, if I go into "Endeavour" now?

Nope--wouldn't make any difference, except that, in my opinion, Endeavour is so much better--watching Lewis after Endeavour might be a bit of a let down.  But it's all good stuff.  :)
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Post by: Squirrel away on April 10, 2017, 03:10:32 AM
I don't think anyone has mentioned Grimm yet?  I'm loving it so far.  Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

I loved that, I'm so sad that it ended recently!
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Post by: Just Joe on April 10, 2017, 02:50:10 PM
I watched the first episode of "Westworld". Was an interesting sci-fi situation. Eager to see where the story goes.

Will finish TWD someday. I watched a season or so and got tired of the gore. I always do. I liked the survival story.
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Post by: Johnez on April 24, 2017, 01:02:36 AM
On episode 2 of Black Mirror.

Just wow. The frightening thing is, it's all happening in real time right now.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on April 24, 2017, 07:19:27 AM
On episode 2 of Black Mirror.

Just wow. The frightening thing is, it's all happening in real time right now.

Yes Black Mirror is great, all of the episodes!

I was watching Bill Nye Saves the World, and ho hum it's just not that great. The science is a bit too basic for me, not that startling.
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Post by: Rimu05 on April 24, 2017, 07:40:24 AM
I forgot to mention Hannibal which was one of my favorite shows. I freaking loved Hannibal. I really have a thing for anti-hero esque/villainous characters

Walter White
Hannibal
Omar Little
Captain Flint.


I also recently finished Sneaky Pete and Newsroom to the recommendation of people here.

Sneaky Pete was entertaining but underwhelming and I kind of really hated Bryan Cranston's cliché rehashed villain. I can't believe someone okayed that and if he wasn't brilliant in Breaking Bad and a part of my Malcolm in the Middle loving child hood, this would make it very hard to like him. He played this role by the book. I still cringe thinking about it.

Newsroom - Newsroom was overly optimistic, at times preachy but it strangely keeps it together to be quite entertaining. It at times really does come of as a bunch of self-righteous nonsense, but there's a part of you that still remains on their side. It also has this moments where it just does things that I love to see in television. It also doesn't take itself too seriously and neither should you.
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Post by: WootWoot on April 24, 2017, 02:18:15 PM
Started watching "Endeavour" last week and I love it so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

Finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. Am now done with "Inspector Morse" and am onto "Inspector Lewis."

Have you seen the "Endeavour" series?  It's about the young detective Morse.  I think it's even better than the Morse series and the Lewis series.  Highly recommend.

No, I haven't seen "Endeavour" yet. I thought I should watch "Lewis" first. Does it make a difference, i.e. spoilers, if I go into "Endeavour" now?

Nope--wouldn't make any difference, except that, in my opinion, Endeavour is so much better--watching Lewis after Endeavour might be a bit of a let down.  But it's all good stuff.  :)
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Post by: macoconut on April 24, 2017, 02:27:54 PM
Midsomer Murders. There are currently 18 seasons on Netflix.

+1!!!
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Post by: ditkanate on April 24, 2017, 02:41:49 PM
Elementary - we are halfway through season 2 and it is really good.  Love the guy who plays Sherlock in it.
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Post by: aaahhrealmarcus on April 24, 2017, 03:39:02 PM
Just started the new season of Doctor Who... not impressed with this series so far, but maybe I'm setting the bar too high for a show about an old man in a magic box who fights people in rubber monster suits?
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on April 26, 2017, 08:44:36 PM
Wow the Handmaid's Tale packs a wallop
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Post by: JLee on April 26, 2017, 09:16:56 PM
Just started the new season of Doctor Who... not impressed with this series so far, but maybe I'm setting the bar too high for a show about an old man in a magic box who fights people in rubber monster suits?

I haven't really gotten used to the new Doctor yet. The 10th (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nj9uB4umlw) was my favorite.
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Post by: Noodle on April 27, 2017, 11:22:46 AM
Wow the Handmaid's Tale packs a wallop

Oh, yes. I am glad Hulu is releasing episodes weekly from here on out...I do not think I could take watching this show in long increments. The acting is terrific and the cinematography is just stunning.
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Post by: MandalayVA on April 27, 2017, 11:57:02 AM
Elementary - we are halfway through season 2 and it is really good.  Love the guy who plays Sherlock in it.

Ah, yes, one of Angelina Jolie's many ex-husbands (he was the first).
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on April 27, 2017, 02:50:22 PM
Wow the Handmaid's Tale packs a wallop

Oh, yes. I am glad Hulu is releasing episodes weekly from here on out...I do not think I could take watching this show in long increments. The acting is terrific and the cinematography is just stunning.

Yes it's like drinking caffeine
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Post by: aaahhrealmarcus on May 03, 2017, 12:09:26 PM
Just started the new season of Doctor Who... not impressed with this series so far, but maybe I'm setting the bar too high for a show about an old man in a magic box who fights people in rubber monster suits?

I haven't really gotten used to the new Doctor yet. The 10th (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nj9uB4umlw) was my favorite.

I hear that ALL the time! I didn't get into the show till the 11th, so Matt Smith is my Doctor, but I've re-watched all the 10th episodes and enjoyed a lot of the quirkier, more futuristic stuff they were up to (Face of Boe, cat people, giant crab traffic jam, etc)
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Post by: sequoia on May 04, 2017, 02:39:32 AM
Elementary - we are halfway through season 2 and it is really good.  Love the guy who plays Sherlock in it.

Ah, yes, one of Angelina Jolie's many ex-husbands (he was the first).

I too love Elementary. I did not know that the actor used to be married to Angelina Jolie - learned something new this morning!
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Post by: MrsDinero on May 17, 2017, 02:53:19 PM
Ancient Aliens
Fixer Upper
Stitchers
Handmaid Tale
24 Legacy
The Wiggles (for the tots)
Shark Tank
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on May 17, 2017, 08:24:22 PM
Just finished all 4 seasons of Bates Motel on Netflix. Really good acting and drama.
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Post by: jlcnuke on May 24, 2017, 12:10:28 PM
The West Wing
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Post by: Chris22 on May 24, 2017, 12:48:32 PM
House of Cards back next week, eagerly awaiting. 

Also been told by numerous people that "Billions" is excellent; I don't have Showtime but I can buy the season for $30, think I'm going to try it out this summer.  I'm a sucker for a good business/financial world docudrama (I just read Black Edge (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/review-black-edge-an-account-of-a-hedge-fund-magnate-and-insider-trading.html?_r=0) which is about the investigation of SAC Capital, apparently what Billions is kinda-sorta based on).
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Post by: skeeder on June 05, 2017, 11:40:43 AM
Thanks to the internet and mostly free streaming:
-Scorpion
-Bull
-Black List
-Baby Daddy
-Last Man Standing

I also watch alot of Top Gear and Grand Tour.
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Post by: Proud Foot on June 05, 2017, 12:15:38 PM
House of Cards back next week, eagerly awaiting. 

Also been told by numerous people that "Billions" is excellent; I don't have Showtime but I can buy the season for $30, think I'm going to try it out this summer.  I'm a sucker for a good business/financial world docudrama (I just read Black Edge (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/review-black-edge-an-account-of-a-hedge-fund-magnate-and-insider-trading.html?_r=0) which is about the investigation of SAC Capital, apparently what Billions is kinda-sorta based on).

If you have a Roku you can usually get a 7 day free trial subscription for Showtime.  Try that out if you don't mind binge watching the show or wanted to check out a few episodes before buying it.
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Post by: tyort1 on June 05, 2017, 12:53:27 PM
House of Cards back next week, eagerly awaiting. 

Also been told by numerous people that "Billions" is excellent; I don't have Showtime but I can buy the season for $30, think I'm going to try it out this summer.  I'm a sucker for a good business/financial world docudrama (I just read Black Edge (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/review-black-edge-an-account-of-a-hedge-fund-magnate-and-insider-trading.html?_r=0) which is about the investigation of SAC Capital, apparently what Billions is kinda-sorta based on).

I thought Billions' first season was excellent, but I haven't seen the 2nd season.  My local library has the full season 1, so you might check your library before paying $$ for it.
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Post by: Noodle on June 05, 2017, 03:23:47 PM
House of Cards back next week, eagerly awaiting. 

Also been told by numerous people that "Billions" is excellent; I don't have Showtime but I can buy the season for $30, think I'm going to try it out this summer.  I'm a sucker for a good business/financial world docudrama (I just read Black Edge (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/review-black-edge-an-account-of-a-hedge-fund-magnate-and-insider-trading.html?_r=0) which is about the investigation of SAC Capital, apparently what Billions is kinda-sorta based on).

I don't know if this is true for Showtime, but HBO archives everything they have ever produced and you get access with your paid subscription. So what I will do when Game of Thrones comes back is wait until 1 month before the season finale (which due to the scheduling this year means after the first two weeks air but before the last five), subscribe for one month, and watch everything I've missed from HBO over the last year plus Game of Thrones. (I'm really interested in Westworld and Big Little Lies). It's a lot of TV for $15 and cancelling is very easy. Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to figure this out the first time I did it (when I qualified for a free month as a new subscriber.)

Might be worth checking to see if Showtime has a similar arrangement, if you don't think you can watch as much as you want in a week...
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Post by: Prairie Gal on June 05, 2017, 07:19:59 PM
This is Us
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Post by: iris lily on June 05, 2017, 08:23:25 PM
Finished the final season of Bloodline. Very VERy good acting.
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Post by: Johnez on June 08, 2017, 03:30:34 PM
Just started in on American Crime on Netflix. First 2 episodes were amazing, I'm surprised this is network TV. Life is relentless, dirty, ugly, complicated. This show portrays all of this quite well without moralizing or romanticizing. So far very few misteps, in acting-although the race exchange near the end of ep 2 felt forced.
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Post by: Chris22 on June 09, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
Finished House of Cards last night.  Found this season somewhat hard to follow, and I don't really understand why Frank did what he did at the end (no spoilers) but still fantastic television. 

I'll check out the library for Billions, but I'm not a fan of the "sign up for free and then cancel after the free month" shit, that's two calls to the cable company and the associated annoyance, plus the chance that we'll decide we'll like having it and then the cost blows the $30 I'd have paid just to watch the show out of the water. 
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Post by: Kitsune on June 15, 2017, 12:12:02 PM
Hey, people with taste. Black Sails. Good? Worth watching? Enjoy?
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Post by: wenchsenior on June 15, 2017, 02:42:58 PM
Hey, people with taste. Black Sails. Good? Worth watching? Enjoy?

We saw the first season and half of season 2.  Then we got derailed, but we just started rewatching so we can finish it off.

DH and I checked it out thinking we were going to get enjoyable trash. Instead, it's like enjoyable trash crossed with super complex pirate politics!  Toby Stephens is amazing! (I mean, we knew that going in, but he seriously riveting in this show).  And what's fun about it is that it is a large cast, and nearly all of the characters are really smart, complicated, screwed up, and working their own angles.  Hope the rest of the series holds up to what we saw.
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Post by: jaykim0505 on June 16, 2017, 12:12:22 AM
If you don't mind watching great tv-series that came out long time ago, i recommend LOST
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Post by: davisgang90 on June 16, 2017, 03:21:11 AM
I recently watched the first season of Fortitude and it was good.

I'm on season 3 of Justified on Amazon Prime and my wife and I enjoyed the first 3 seasons of Bosch on Amazon as well.
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Post by: Koogie on June 16, 2017, 07:46:59 AM
Peaky Blinders is a great series.  Brummie gangsters set in the inter-war period in England.  Cillian Murphy is outstanding.

The same guy behind it also just teamed up with Tom Hardy and made "Taboo"    Hardy is his usual bonkers self in it.  It is perhaps not so great plot wise but man oh man, is it amazing to look at.

The Expanse is a pretty decent sci-fi series and you can read all the books as well.

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Post by: Chris22 on June 16, 2017, 08:16:32 AM
Just an update, Billions has been excellent (have watched 9 of the 12 episodes in season 1) and my library did have it so watching for free :)
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Post by: iris lily on June 16, 2017, 09:07:17 AM
I recently watched the first season of Fortitude and it was good.

I'm on season 3 of Justified on Amazon Prime and my wife and I enjoyed the first 3 seasons of Bosch on Amazon as well.

Justified!! I love that show.

Another one
I was emotionally attached to, and that had a great series arc, is The Shield. It is in my top 5 favorites.. Both star Walton Groggins, a very talented actor.
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Post by: wenchsenior on June 16, 2017, 09:48:05 AM
Just an update, Billions has been excellent (have watched 9 of the 12 episodes in season 1) and my library did have it so watching for free :)

The subject matter doesn't grab me, but I have a serious Damian Lewis 'situation', so I'm wavering....
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Post by: Chris22 on June 16, 2017, 10:07:37 AM
Just an update, Billions has been excellent (have watched 9 of the 12 episodes in season 1) and my library did have it so watching for free :)

The subject matter doesn't grab me, but I have a serious Damian Lewis 'situation', so I'm wavering....

The situation doesn't interest my wife much and she's enjoying it.  Plus lots of Damian Lewis in a bathing suit, etc, doesn't hurt it for her.  Malin Akerman showing some assets doesn't hurt it for me :)
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on June 17, 2017, 06:36:18 AM
I'm watching the latest season of "Orange is the New Black" and some of the prison violence just seems a bit too gratuitous for my taste and perhaps a poor substitute for what should be better plot development. Overall it's still a good show.
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Post by: lizzzi on June 21, 2017, 07:16:38 AM
I'm on a cosy British mysteries kick, both in my reading and on TV. So I'm watching Father Brown on Netflix. Relaxing fun with a nice sense of good wins out over evil, and a sleuth with brains and an admirable character. Father Brown is not a flawed anti-hero like some detectives.  (It's not assertively Catholic-ish or religious, but obviously with a Catholic priest as the protagonist, you're going to get some of that.)
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Post by: Warlord1986 on June 21, 2017, 07:24:09 AM
I'm on a cosy British mysteries kick, both in my reading and on TV. So I'm watching Father Brown on Netflix. Relaxing fun with a nice sense of good wins out over evil, and a sleuth with brains and an admirable character. Father Brown is not a flawed anti-hero like some detectives.  (It's not assertively Catholic-ish or religious, but obviously with a Catholic priest as the protagonist, you're going to get some of that.)

I adore Father Brown. I'm Catholic and so probably biased, but I thought the religious aspect of the show was very well handled. And like you said, the characters are sweet.
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Post by: BlueHouse on June 30, 2017, 01:08:59 PM
The Handmaid's Tale is unbelievably good.  Hulu. Free 30 day trial.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on July 04, 2017, 08:49:05 PM
The Handmaid's Tale is unbelievably good.  Hulu. Free 30 day trial.

Yes I like it too. It's very stark and sometimes a bit too slow and plodding. Some of the actors aren't all that great but Elisabeth Moss is very good.
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Post by: Noodle on July 05, 2017, 12:01:05 PM
Hulu seems to be developing a specialty in older shows to go along with their current offerings...I noticed that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and several other shows of that vintage recently moved there from Netflix.

Two new Hulu finds:

1. Younger--This has been around a few seasons but was never available on any of the streaming services. Sutton Foster, who is an amazing Broadway actress, plays a newly divorced woman in her 40s who decides to pretend that she is in her 20s to get an entry-level job in publishing, which had been her intended career field before early marriage and motherhood. You do have to ignore the fact that while Foster could easily pass for someone in her 30s, the 20s are a bit too far to go...but the comedy is so good, and the characters are so charming, that it is worth it.

2. Worst Cooks in America--this is a terrible title but actually a pretty good show. The premise is that two chefs take a group of people who are genuinely awful cooks and teach them to cook, competing to see who can improve the most during the run of the show. Although there is some good-natured teasing and trash-talking, the tone of the show is overall supportive of the contestants and the chefs genuinely seem to want to see them learn and succeed. Plus, as someone who can cook, I can actually see where people are going wrong and what the chefs are critiquing, whereas with a lot of the food competition shows everyone seems to be debating some very fine points.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on July 05, 2017, 02:13:47 PM
I really enjoy "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix. Mainly it's about medieval England, the wars between the Saxons and the Danes, and specifically the role of Uthred of Beadenburgh, I know I spelled it wrong.
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Post by: Koogie on July 05, 2017, 03:10:19 PM
I really enjoy "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix. Mainly it's about medieval England, the wars between the Saxons and the Danes, and specifically the role of Uthred of Beadenburgh, I know I spelled it wrong.
+1       "I am Uhtred, son of Uhtred.  Destiny is all"
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Post by: Noodle on July 31, 2017, 10:17:30 AM
I am currently in my annual "Month of HBO" which I sign up for every year when Game of Thrones is running, and then use as an opportunity to catch up on all the other HBO programs of the past year. Highly recommend "Big Little Lies." The overall plot is that you find out in the first episode that a questionable death took place in an affluent California community, and then over the rest of the series (7 episodes) you find out what happened. The real attraction is the acting, as the female-centered cast is really terrific. The plot centers on five women who all have kids in the same first-grade class. Three of the five actresses are Oscar-winners or nominees and the other two are no slouches. HBO programs are available on Amazon Prime after a few years so it should turn up on that service eventually...
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Post by: tyort1 on July 31, 2017, 11:21:45 AM
Fleabag.  Great little British series that packs a punch (and is also very funny).  6 episodes, 35 minutes each.  On Amazon Prime.
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Post by: lizzzi on August 01, 2017, 08:23:12 AM
I've been binge-watching Death in Paradise, as part of my murder-mystery summer fetish. I thought I wouldn't like it because of the Caribbean setting--but that actually makes it all the more fun. (Yeah, no 1930's English backdrops here.) The main characters change like revolving doors through the seasons, but believe it or not, they're all good, and it works out fine. Fun and flippy, rather formulaic...like reading a beach book, only it's TV--a joint venture between British and French television, set on the fictional island of "Saint Marie"--better known as Guadaloupe. Recommended.

For my science fiction fix, I'm continuing to watch the third seasons of two action-adventure space operas-- Killjoys and Dark Matter. Not sure exactly where either of them are going--but entertaining enough to keep watching. Both get very weird and strange. They don't measure up to The Expanse in terms of character or plot--they are more like TV versions of comic books...just for fun. Recommended, if you don't take them too seriously.
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Post by: Cache Stash on August 01, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
Following - Lots of material to review here!

Catastrophe - Amazon - first few seasons are great.  Great chemistry between the leads.  Pretty damn funny.
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Post by: Jet711 on August 01, 2017, 02:45:31 PM
Leverage. Its a show about ex-criminals who were masters in their field (hacking, stealing, impersonating, e.t.c) being legitimate, and using their skills to incriminate other criminals. Very exciting, surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet.
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Post by: JLee on August 01, 2017, 04:49:50 PM
Leverage. Its a show about ex-criminals who were masters in their field (hacking, stealing, impersonating, e.t.c) being legitimate, and using their skills to incriminate other criminals. Very exciting, surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet.

Ahh I forgot about that show - it's fun.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on August 01, 2017, 04:53:09 PM
Watching "The Strain" on Hulu.
It's terrifying
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Post by: tyort1 on August 01, 2017, 05:49:49 PM
Leverage. Its a show about ex-criminals who were masters in their field (hacking, stealing, impersonating, e.t.c) being legitimate, and using their skills to incriminate other criminals. Very exciting, surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet.

Ahh I forgot about that show - it's fun.

Agreed - we watched it when it was first broadcast and it's very fun.
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Post by: GenXbiker on August 08, 2017, 09:30:57 PM
Stranger Things
The 100
Gotham
Once Upon a Time

Hope to watch the new Twin Peaks sometime.
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Post by: PDM on August 08, 2017, 10:48:06 PM
I've been binge-watching Death in Paradise, as part of my murder-mystery summer fetish. I thought I wouldn't like it because of the Caribbean setting--but that actually makes it all the more fun. (Yeah, no 1930's English backdrops here.) The main characters change like revolving doors through the seasons, but believe it or not, they're all good, and it works out fine.
I do like this show - but  the goofy blonde guy (series 3-6 I think) was my favourite. I haven't seen any of the latest guy but did enjoy his work as an idiot on Father Ted.
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Post by: lizzzi on August 09, 2017, 06:22:23 AM
I've been binge-watching Death in Paradise, as part of my murder-mystery summer fetish. I thought I wouldn't like it because of the Caribbean setting--but that actually makes it all the more fun. (Yeah, no 1930's English backdrops here.) The main characters change like revolving doors through the seasons, but believe it or not, they're all good, and it works out fine.
I do like this show - but  the goofy blonde guy (series 3-6 I think) was my favourite. I haven't seen any of the latest guy but did enjoy his work as an idiot on Father Ted.

Kris Marshall and Ardal O'Hanlon.
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Post by: PDM on August 09, 2017, 05:07:47 PM

Kris Marshall and Ardal O'Hanlon.

I'm terrible with actor's names. I prefer just describing other things they've done. You know the guy from the thing? He had hair?
Kris Marshall - goofy guy from that dentist show.
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Post by: iris lily on August 09, 2017, 06:33:34 PM
I zipped through the latest season that is available on dvd of VEEP.  It is funny as hell, and smutty. It is probably the worst tv show  for lanugage, the sexual quips come a mile a minute.  Love it. 
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Post by: PDM on August 09, 2017, 06:45:12 PM
Highly recommend The Ranch on Netflix.
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Post by: NinetyFour on August 09, 2017, 06:45:37 PM
OMG--I LOVE VEEP!!
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Post by: sequoia on August 10, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
Watching "The Strain" on Hulu.
It's terrifying

Thank you! I watched season 1, but I forget to keep an eye for season 2. It is pretty good for horror TV series.
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Post by: Micona on August 18, 2017, 04:07:17 PM
The Walking Dead

On Netflix my wife and I both enjoy The Ranch
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on August 19, 2017, 07:26:09 AM
Just finished watching the first 2 seasons of "Better Call Saul".

Really great writing and acting. I was surprised at how good this series is, with "Breaking Bad" being such a high bar to approach.
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Post by: max9505672 on August 19, 2017, 07:50:08 AM
For those of you who enjoyed Breaking Bad, you should watch Ozark on Netflix.

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Post by: iris lily on August 19, 2017, 08:29:50 PM
Just finished watching the first 2 seasons of "Better Call Saul".

Really great writing and acting. I was surprised at how good this series is, with "Breaking Bad" being such a high bar to approach.

I highly reccomend The Rake, an Australian television series about a down and out lawyer. I like  it even better than Better Call Saul. It is more formulaic, at least the first season is, because the lawyer takes cases that can't be won and he usually always wins, , and his clients are nearly always guilty.  He takes drugs and chases women and is a reprobate. The supporting actors are decent.

It is on Netflix, or Amazon, or one of those services.
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Post by: MMMaybe on August 26, 2017, 10:02:53 AM
The Sinner. So good!
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Post by: lizzzi on August 27, 2017, 06:19:05 AM
I'm still on my mystery kick. I finished watching the Dr. Blake Mysteries on Netflix--a little different, being set in Australia, but the characters are engaging. Not too light, not too dark--meaty stories and interesting character arcs. 0n a friend's recommendation, I went back to Hinterland for another try. (Season 1, Ep. 1 just seemed too dark and depressing.) For some reason Hinterland--and the incredibly beautiful Welsh scenery and interesting Welsh accents--clicked for me with Season 1, Ep. 2. So I'm going to binge. My neighbor told me to pay attention, because apparently there are over-reaching story arcs, with one episode tied to another, and all going back to the first episode. So we shall see.
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Post by: 1967mama on September 06, 2017, 06:04:40 PM
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is so funny! This is just what I need right now since I'm going through a lot with my kids right now. Simple, mindless comedy!
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on September 06, 2017, 08:23:49 PM
I'm watching "The Client List" on Netflix. Surprisingly good and funny topic.
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Post by: Jon_Snow on September 06, 2017, 08:38:51 PM
I've heard good things about something called..."Game of Thrones" I believe?

Might give that a shot. Even if it sounds a bit nerdy.
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Post by: tyort1 on September 06, 2017, 08:41:53 PM
My 10 year old daughter got me hooked on "The Flash".  Fun show.
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Post by: DarkandStormy on September 07, 2017, 07:34:06 AM
Our HBO free month is about up.  We utilized a free month of Hulu to watch The Handmaids Tale (recommended).

After this HBO month, I'll probably head back to Netflix to finish up Season 3 of Bloodline and then we'll start Ozark.

My/our upcoming list (some will be me only haha):
-most recent season of House of Cards
-The Keepers
-Ozark
-HBO series next time we sign up for a month: Deadwood, True Detective, The Wire (plus some others that we'll never get to lol)
-Stranger Things next month!
-Trying to get SO into Better Call Saul

Think we have enough to watch the next few months.  Wish HBO wasn't $15/month, but as is we rotate the free month around GoT.
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on September 07, 2017, 08:32:22 AM
I've heard good things about something called..."Game of Thrones" I believe?

Might give that a shot. Even if it sounds a bit nerdy.

Lower your expectations. It's definitely a cultural phenomenon, but the quality does not match The Wire or Breaking Bad or Mad Men, IMO. You might end up thinking "really, this is it?" if you go in thinking you're about to watch one of the best shows of all time.

I just finished up "Thirteen Reasons Why." Quite liked the show, but didn't particularly like the ending (which seemed like a pointless set-up for a second season). Did not get the impression that it glamorized suicide, but can see how it can be dangerous for currently suicidal people.
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Post by: ketchup on September 07, 2017, 08:36:57 AM
I've heard good things about something called..."Game of Thrones" I believe?

Might give that a shot. Even if it sounds a bit nerdy.

Lower your expectations. It's definitely a cultural phenomenon, but the quality does not match The Wire or Breaking Bad or Mad Men, IMO. You might end up thinking "really, this is it?" if you go in thinking you're about to watch one of the best shows of all time.
Look at his username. :)

Girlfriend and I recently started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime.  It's shockingly good for a Syfy Original of all things (main reason I originally wrote it off).
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on September 07, 2017, 08:43:14 AM
I've heard good things about something called..."Game of Thrones" I believe?

Might give that a shot. Even if it sounds a bit nerdy.

Lower your expectations. It's definitely a cultural phenomenon, but the quality does not match The Wire or Breaking Bad or Mad Men, IMO. You might end up thinking "really, this is it?" if you go in thinking you're about to watch one of the best shows of all time.
Look at his username. :)

Girlfriend and I recently started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime.  It's shockingly good for a Syfy Original of all things (main reason I originally wrote it off).

Dammit, I really should read things more closely!
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Post by: Roboturner on September 07, 2017, 08:49:00 AM
GLOW - Netflix
Stranger Things - Netflix
Ash vs Evil Dead - Starz
GOT - HBO
Westworld - HBO
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Post by: lizzzi on September 07, 2017, 01:10:36 PM
I'm still on my mystery kick. I finished watching the Dr. Blake Mysteries on Netflix--a little different, being set in Australia, but the characters are engaging. Not too light, not too dark--meaty stories and interesting character arcs. 0n a friend's recommendation, I went back to Hinterland for another try. (Season 1, Ep. 1 just seemed too dark and depressing.) For some reason Hinterland--and the incredibly beautiful Welsh scenery and interesting Welsh accents--clicked for me with Season 1, Ep. 2. So I'm going to binge. My neighbor told me to pay attention, because apparently there are over-reaching story arcs, with one episode tied to another, and all going back to the first episode. So we shall see.

Finished binge-watching the three seasons of Hinterland. OMG, my neighbor was right--it is excellent, and will really draw you in. It is dark though--Wales noir, I guess you could call it. There are gripping stand-alone stories that weave in among the over-reaching arc that does stem from the story in season 1 episode 1. So you have to pay attention. The scenery just gets more beautiful and dramatic with every episode. I have been through Wales, but never stayed to tour around. Well, that's going to change. Ceredigion, here I come!
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Post by: ptobeast on September 08, 2017, 11:25:16 AM
The newest season of Bojack Horseman is up on Netflix today, I am very excited about this.
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Post by: littleweedontheprairie on September 12, 2017, 02:33:34 PM
I second "Better Call Saul", "Stranger Things" and "Broadchurch". Impecabbly written, superb acting. I found " Orange is the New Black", "Call the Midwife" and "Longmire" to be entertaining but I could see both of them getting annoying to someone else. I haven't seen anyone recommend those: "Foyle's War" -highly recommend if you like British crime shows. Set in WW2 and after. Also "Happy Valley". That's darker, but also just beautiful. If you liked "River", go for that one!
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Post by: dycker1978 on September 12, 2017, 03:30:04 PM
Wentworth,

it is a Australian Prision show. Similar to OITNB, but way darker, and in my opinion realistic.  I really liked it.
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Post by: farfromfire on September 13, 2017, 03:00:10 AM
Not surprised some here like Ozark after seeing the facepunches Jason Bateman gives his family. Too bad the season was so short.

Also recommend Power, The Strain, The Path.
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Post by: Noodle on September 13, 2017, 11:53:06 AM
I have recently been watching Banshee, which is on Amazon Prime these days. The premise is that an ex-con comes looking for his former flame, who has assumed a new identity, in a small town in Pennsylvania. He has the opportunity to take on the identity of the new sheriff who had just arrived in town as a way to stay around while he tries to rekindle their relationship. Warning--it is very violent, and this tiny Pennsylvania town has more problems with motorcycle gangs, corrupt mobsters, neo-Nazis, etc than most mid-size cities...but the lead is very watchable. (You do have to suspend your disbelief that nobody is noticing the total lack of due process and normal police procedure in a town 90 minutes outside Philadelphia...)

I also started rewatching Burn Notice, which is much more light and fun. Good laundry-folding TV.
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Post by: tarheeldan on September 13, 2017, 11:54:54 AM
The newest season of Bojack Horseman is up on Netflix today, I am very excited about this.

Love Will Arnett and Alison Brie. Great show, binged the season over the weekend lol
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Post by: mindaugas on September 13, 2017, 01:42:19 PM
So You Think You Can Dance, although we usually fast forward through the commentary and just watch the routines.
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Post by: lizzzi on September 14, 2017, 06:04:58 AM
"Trapped" on Amazon Prime is a Nordic noir mystery series set in Iceland. The language is Icelandic with some Danish and English...it is subtitled, but don't let that put you off. Fully-realized characters, a complex mystery, an incredibly beautiful setting--well-worth watching.
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Post by: dycker1978 on September 14, 2017, 02:59:24 PM
Sense 8 is awesome!!  They did a very good job of that show.  To bad they canceled it due to political pressure after two seasons.

The 4400 is well done as well.  That was canceled due to the writers strike in 2008 or so.

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Post by: Koogie on September 14, 2017, 04:07:04 PM
Sense 8 is awesome!!  They did a very good job of that show.  To bad they canceled it due to political pressure after two seasons.

Netflix cancelled it because it was tremendously expensive to produce.   Same as Marco Polo which was also cancelled.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on September 14, 2017, 08:03:13 PM
Wow I loved Marco Polo. What a shame.

I'm having a hard time getting into Sense 8.  Does it take pushing through the 1st episode?  Or do you know you love it right away ?
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Post by: DarkandStormy on September 15, 2017, 08:30:20 AM
The 4400 is well done as well.  That was canceled due to the writers strike in 2008 or so.

Hadn't heard this mentioned in about 8-9 years haha.  That was the USA original, right?
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Post by: dycker1978 on September 15, 2017, 08:56:58 AM
The 4400 is well done as well.  That was canceled due to the writers strike in 2008 or so.

Hadn't heard this mentioned in about 8-9 years haha.  That was the USA original, right?

I am not sure where it was done.  I came across it on Netflix and loved it. 

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Post by: lizzzi on September 15, 2017, 10:50:40 AM
Dark Matter was cancelled, unfortunately with ninety-eleven cliffhanging plot threads. I know the fans are trying to get it back on in some form. (Like when Firefly was cancelled...and Stargate Universe...and Farscape.) I can't fathom why Dark Matter was cancelled and Killjoys is apparently going to run for two more seasons. They were about the same in terms of quality--wild, cartoonish space action-adventure--fun to watch. I'm starting to hate the SyFy channel and their viewer-unfriendly decisions.
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Post by: dycker1978 on September 15, 2017, 10:55:08 AM
Dark Matter was cancelled, unfortunately with ninety-eleven cliffhanging plot threads. I know the fans are trying to get it back on in some form. (Like when Firefly was cancelled...and Stargate Universe...and Farscape.) I can't fathom why Dark Matter was cancelled and Killjoys is apparently going to run for two more seasons. They were about the same in terms of quality--wild, cartoonish space action-adventure--fun to watch. I'm starting to hate the SyFy channel and their viewer-unfriendly decisions.

ARG really?  I am most of the way through season 1 and love it.  Why do they cancel the good ones?
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on September 16, 2017, 06:45:09 AM
After watching Episode 1 of Season 7 of the Walking Dead, I could almost cry, it seems so hopeless.
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Post by: hoipolloi on September 19, 2017, 12:06:08 PM
There has only been two episodes so far, but I'm really enjoying The Deuce on HBO. Love all of David Simon's work and great to see some familiar faces from his other series. Maggie Gyllenhaal is incredible so far and James Franco playing two characters isn't half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Post by: sequoia on September 19, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
I have recently been watching Banshee, which is on Amazon Prime these days. The premise is that an ex-con comes looking for his former flame, who has assumed a new identity, in a small town in Pennsylvania. He has the opportunity to take on the identity of the new sheriff who had just arrived in town as a way to stay around while he tries to rekindle their relationship. Warning--it is very violent, and this tiny Pennsylvania town has more problems with motorcycle gangs, corrupt mobsters, neo-Nazis, etc than most mid-size cities...but the lead is very watchable. (You do have to suspend your disbelief that nobody is noticing the total lack of due process and normal police procedure in a town 90 minutes outside Philadelphia...)

I also started rewatching Burn Notice, which is much more light and fun. Good laundry-folding TV.

I love Burn Notice! Michael and Fiona have great chemistry.

Just want to mention that beside violence, Banshee has plenty of sex scenes.
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Post by: JLee on September 19, 2017, 09:07:41 PM
I've heard good things about something called..."Game of Thrones" I believe?

Might give that a shot. Even if it sounds a bit nerdy.

Lower your expectations. It's definitely a cultural phenomenon, but the quality does not match The Wire or Breaking Bad or Mad Men, IMO. You might end up thinking "really, this is it?" if you go in thinking you're about to watch one of the best shows of all time.
Look at his username. :)

Girlfriend and I recently started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime.  It's shockingly good for a Syfy Original of all things (main reason I originally wrote it off).

The book series is fantastic.
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on October 20, 2017, 07:51:54 PM
I'm watching, "Alone" on Hulu.

It's about these men that are dropped off into the wilderness of Vancouver Island to try to survive with only 10 tools they were allowed to take with them. The guy who survives the longest wins $500,000
They talk into a camera and you see amazing scenery of the wilderness, bears, the sounds of wolves.
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Post by: lizzzi on October 21, 2017, 07:21:19 AM
Shetland, on Netflix. This mystery series is set in the Scottish Shetland Islands, featuring Fair Isle  detective inspector Jimmy Perez. (An ancestor was washed ashore off a shipwrecked Spanish galleon, back in the day). It's based very loosely on the novels by Ann Cleeves--Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water, Thin Air, Cold Earth. I would watch the excellent series for the stories and the beautiful scenery--and also read the books in order--because the stories are quite different and far better--and you won't have to be struggling to understand the accents...while having the visuals in your mind's eye from watching the TV series. Very entertaining all the way around.
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Post by: Milizard on October 21, 2017, 10:45:08 AM
I stream The Good Place on nbc.com.  Sometimes have issues streaming this way, but we don't get this channel over our antenna so we put up with it.  I've watched so little TV the last couple of years, it is a real treat to watch my one, or sometimes 2 shows a week.  (It makes me happier to do this, even though it's not MMM approved.)  I even go to some sites that talk about the shows to read others take on it.  This 1/2 hour comedy seems particularly brilliant to me, and the people on the forum I read tend to agree.  I'm enjoying this second season even more than the first, which felt a little strange to get into.
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Post by: Noodle on October 21, 2017, 03:08:55 PM
I stream The Good Place on nbc.com.  Sometimes have issues streaming this way, but we don't get this channel over our antenna so we put up with it.  I've watched so little TV the last couple of years, it is a real treat to watch my one, or sometimes 2 shows a week.  (It makes me happier to do this, even though it's not MMM approved.)  I even go to some sites that talk about the shows to read others take on it.  This 1/2 hour comedy seems particularly brilliant to me, and the people on the forum I read tend to agree.  I'm enjoying this second season even more than the first, which felt a little strange to get into.

I like The Good Place too! I like the second season better than the first, which I was a little so-so on.
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Post by: DarkandStormy on October 23, 2017, 07:58:08 AM
Started on the 1st episode of Ozark and boy oh boy, it starts off very dark.

But that is going to get interrupted with the return of Stranger Things!  So pumped for that this week!
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Post by: megaschnauzer on October 23, 2017, 01:23:13 PM
Rick and Morty - vulgar but funny sci-fi animation.
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Post by: Warlord1986 on October 27, 2017, 07:00:30 AM
Black Sails.

It indulges both my love of pirates and my crush on Toby Stephens.
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on October 27, 2017, 07:03:20 AM
So, Stranger Things? That comes out tonight right?
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Post by: DarkandStormy on October 27, 2017, 07:06:21 AM
So, Stranger Things? That comes out tonight right?

Already out.
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on October 27, 2017, 07:38:36 AM
I see something for me to do this weekend...
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on October 27, 2017, 03:19:21 PM
Black Sails.

It indulges both my love of pirates and my crush on Toby Stephens.

He is very rugged looking. Is he a good actor too ?
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Post by: farfromfire on October 29, 2017, 08:26:27 AM
Black Sails.

It indulges both my love of pirates and my crush on Toby Stephens.

He is very rugged looking. Is he a good actor too ?
Yes, IMO he portrays the wide variety of his character's emotions pretty well.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: tyort1 on October 29, 2017, 04:17:45 PM
Just watched Mindhunter on Netflix.  I had kind of low expectations because I read the book it was based on (interesting subject matter, mediocre writing).  But I thought the series was really well done!  Having David Fincher direct a bunch of the episodes certainly helped.  And keeping it very short, less than 10 hours, is a good idea.

I should warn though - it does not involve much in the way of thriller elements.  It's mostly about 2 guys (and later a woman) trying to understand the patterns around serial killers.  So it's a lot of talking and a lot of interviews.  So don't go in expecting much action. 
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on October 29, 2017, 08:00:35 PM
Just watched Mindhunter on Netflix.  I had kind of low expectations because I read the book it was based on (interesting subject matter, mediocre writing).  But I thought the series was really well done!  Having David Fincher direct a bunch of the episodes certainly helped.  And keeping it very short, less than 10 hours, is a good idea.

I should warn though - it does not involve much in the way of thriller elements.  It's mostly about 2 guys (and later a woman) trying to understand the patterns around serial killers.  So it's a lot of talking and a lot of interviews.  So don't go in expecting much action.

Yes I enjoyed Mindhunter too.
Also, the woman actor is the same one who was in the series, "Fringe".  She's great.
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Post by: orangepalm on October 30, 2017, 06:40:12 AM
There has only been two episodes so far, but I'm really enjoying The Deuce on HBO. Love all of David Simon's work and great to see some familiar faces from his other series. Maggie Gyllenhaal is incredible so far and James Franco playing two characters isn't half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

Couldn't agree more. I was a bit skeptical going on, but this looks to be another masterpiece from David Simon. Franco playing twins felt a bit gimmicky in the first few episodes, but I'm actually starting to like it now (7 episodes in)!

I recently binge-watched Treme as well, Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans show. It is not nearly as well known as The Wire, but in my opinion at least as good (with lots of great music). There's something about his shows that's gritty and realistic without being overbearing and depressing.
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on October 30, 2017, 07:29:23 AM
I see something for me to do this weekend...

8 episodes into Stranger Things Season 2. Better than the first season, IMO. Can't really say anything without issuing SOME sort of spoiler, but definitely still has those "coming of age" awkward experiences for characters of all ages. There's one random-ass subplot that's totally pointless, but mostly good.

Season as a whole has much less of a horror feeling to it, IMO. The first season benefited from not knowing WTF was going on, and randomly seeing the demigorgon pop out at certain points. The second season feels more much like Supernatural, just a sci-fi thriller feeling as opposed to straight-up horror.
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Post by: DarkandStormy on October 30, 2017, 09:03:48 AM
I see something for me to do this weekend...

8 episodes into Stranger Things Season 2. Better than the first season, IMO. Can't really say anything without issuing SOME sort of spoiler, but definitely still has those "coming of age" awkward experiences for characters of all ages. There's one random-ass subplot that's totally pointless, but mostly good.

Ahhhh we're through 4 episodes, so I'm wondering which one you're talking about.
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Post by: Noodle on October 30, 2017, 11:12:52 AM
I am looking forward to watching Stranger Things once the World Series is over.

OK, I have a suggestion that may sound a little odd, but bear with me. I have started watching The Hollow Crown, which is the BBC production from about five years ago of the Shakespeare plays about Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. (People are probably a little more familiar with Henry V, because there was a famous film production with Kenneth Branagh back in the 1990s.) Even if you are not normally a Shakespeare fan, I really recommend it if you like historical drama. It's all filmed on location and they did a great job streamlining the text and adding non-dialogue scenes to show plot points that Shakespeare had happen off-screen--I did not find it hard to follow at all. The acting is top-notch--there are a lot of recognizable faces, including Patrick Stewart, Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal, Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey, and Jeremy Irons--and feels a lot more natural than you will often find in Shakespeare productions.

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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on October 31, 2017, 02:18:13 PM
I see something for me to do this weekend...

8 episodes into Stranger Things Season 2. Better than the first season, IMO. Can't really say anything without issuing SOME sort of spoiler, but definitely still has those "coming of age" awkward experiences for characters of all ages. There's one random-ass subplot that's totally pointless, but mostly good.

Ahhhh we're through 4 episodes, so I'm wondering which one you're talking about.

Oh you'll know it when you see it. I finished up last night and took a look at Reddit: this particular Left Field was almost universally panned.
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Post by: tyort1 on October 31, 2017, 03:50:14 PM
I am looking forward to watching Stranger Things once the World Series is over.

OK, I have a suggestion that may sound a little odd, but bear with me. I have started watching The Hollow Crown, which is the BBC production from about five years ago of the Shakespeare plays about Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. (People are probably a little more familiar with Henry V, because there was a famous film production with Kenneth Branagh back in the 1990s.) Even if you are not normally a Shakespeare fan, I really recommend it if you like historical drama. It's all filmed on location and they did a great job streamlining the text and adding non-dialogue scenes to show plot points that Shakespeare had happen off-screen--I did not find it hard to follow at all. The acting is top-notch--there are a lot of recognizable faces, including Patrick Stewart, Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal, Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey, and Jeremy Irons--and feels a lot more natural than you will often find in Shakespeare productions.

Hollow Crown is excellent, especially the second set.  Interesting note, it's based on the War of the Roses, which is also what inspired Game of Thrones.  In fact, I'd say that the Hollow Crown deliberately shoots the plays in a Game of Thrones style. 

Other excellent Shakespeare films include Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Post by: lizzzi on October 31, 2017, 06:11:47 PM
Believe it or not, I'm enjoying Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek homage/parody The Orville. It's on Fox on Thursday nights, but I'm paying for the Amazon Prime episodes to avoid the commercials. It is laugh-out-loud funny at times, although the quality is very uneven, and sometimes I'm not sure whether it's supposed to be a drama or a comedy. And it's too raunchy for kids. But having said that, it feels much more like Star Trek than the last two movies or (blerrgg) Star Trek Discovery on CBS pay-for view. ( aka rip-off for view.) Seth MacFarlane stars as Captain Ed Mercer on the mid-size explorer ship Orville of the Planetary Union. Visuals and sound track are excellent, the cast is a scream, and guest stars have included Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron. If you liked Galaxy Quest--hey, if you liked Star Trek-- you might want to take a look at this. Watch more than one episode, because as I said, there's a lot of variation.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: wenchsenior on October 31, 2017, 06:45:39 PM
Black Sails.

It indulges both my love of pirates and my crush on Toby Stephens.

He is very rugged looking. Is he a good actor too ?
Yes, IMO he portrays the wide variety of his character's emotions pretty well.

I love Toby Stephens, and sometimes he reminds me SO intensely of his mother.  Usually this is fine, but occasionally I get distracted from Black Sails imagining how awesome it would have been back in the day to have HER play a snarky, bad-ass pirate queen.  Man, that could have been great.             
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Post by: Warlord1986 on November 01, 2017, 07:32:34 AM
Black Sails.

It indulges both my love of pirates and my crush on Toby Stephens.

He is very rugged looking. Is he a good actor too ?

Indeed he is. Rugged and talented.

And sacred excrement, Maggie Smith was a hot tamale back in the day.
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Post by: WootWoot on November 30, 2017, 12:25:07 PM
I am so happy Season 3 of "Broadchurch" is finally on Netflix. Trying not to rush through it, though! Rushed through SE 2 of "Stranger Things."
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Post by: lizzzi on December 01, 2017, 06:56:28 AM
Believe it or not, I'm enjoying Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek homage/parody The Orville. It's on Fox on Thursday nights, but I'm paying for the Amazon Prime episodes to avoid the commercials. It is laugh-out-loud funny at times, although the quality is very uneven, and sometimes I'm not sure whether it's supposed to be a drama or a comedy. And it's too raunchy for kids. But having said that, it feels much more like Star Trek than the last two movies or (blerrgg) Star Trek Discovery on CBS pay-for view. ( aka rip-off for view.) Seth MacFarlane stars as Captain Ed Mercer on the mid-size explorer ship Orville of the Planetary Union. Visuals and sound track are excellent, the cast is a scream, and guest stars have included Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron. If you liked Galaxy Quest--hey, if you liked Star Trek-- you might want to take a look at this. Watch more than one episode, because as I said, there's a lot of variation.

Just watched episode 11 on Fox. This show is getting better and better. Good entertaining stories with crazy, funny, flawed, but very likable characters--the aliens as well as the humans. Yaphet the gelatinous engineer (looks like an inverted jello mold) is a scream. The visuals are becoming more beautiful than ever, but don't overshadow what this show is really about--the characters--as they explore the galaxy. They aren't the best of the best like the Star Trek crew, but they try hard, deal with their flaws, make smart aleck remarks, and are just lots of fun to watch. Give it a try. It has been renewed for a second season.
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Post by: Noodle on December 01, 2017, 10:31:51 AM
I am so happy Season 3 of "Broadchurch" is finally on Netflix. Trying not to rush through it, though! Rushed through SE 2 of "Stranger Things."

I thought it was better than Season 2, although not quite so good as the first season. I enjoyed the fact that the two detectives have mostly worked out their differences and now proceed around the countryside grouchily solving crimes together.

I am not myself a big Dr. Who watcher but also thought it was fun that the series featured a past (David Tennant/DI Hardy/Tenth Doctor) and future (Jodie Whittaker/Beth Latimer/Thirteenth Doctor) Doctor Who!
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Post by: Noodle on December 09, 2017, 02:31:39 PM
Just came across another series that I am really enjoying and recommending to as many people as possible, because I want a Season 2: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, a series about a young woman who decides to start a career as a stand-up comic in 1950s New York. It's a very fun period piece (the clothes are gorgeous!) and also touches on some more serious themes around how the lives of women have changed...but the best part is the dialogue, which is terrific. It's by the same team that did "Gilmore Girls," "Bunheads," and "Younger" all of which have strong female leads and great writing. The actors who play her parents and in-laws are particularly great. Fair warning: the lead character comic "works blue" so there is a lot of strong language.
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Post by: tyort1 on December 09, 2017, 02:54:54 PM
West World and the Leftovers are both great series from HBO.  West World about the nature of consciousness and the Leftovers about the nature of grief.  I like that both shows stay on point pretty much the whole time with these themes.

I just finished the 3rd & final season of The Leftovers.  Wow, that show packs a punch.  I find that reaction to the show tends to split - people that have been through hardship/loss/grief respond to it very strongly.  Everyone else seems to view it as "a drag".  For me it was a pretty cathartic experience.
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Post by: Koogie on December 09, 2017, 07:50:08 PM
Peaky Blinders is a great series.  Brummie gangsters set in the inter-war period in England.  Cillian Murphy is outstanding.
The same guy behind it also just teamed up with Tom Hardy and made "Taboo"    Hardy is his usual bonkers self in it.  It is perhaps not so great plot wise but man oh man, is it amazing to look at.
The Expanse is a pretty decent sci-fi series and you can read all the books as well.

Watching Season 4 of Peaky Blinders.  Adrian Brody is the bad guy this series. Tom Hardy showed up this episode.

Also started Season 2 of the Grand Tour.   Better than Season 1 so far.
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Post by: Peter Parker on December 10, 2017, 08:18:24 AM
Just finished GODLESS--a seven episode one and done Western with a slight feminist take to it.  Jeff Daniels was great, scenery beautiful.  I like a series that has a beginning and end.
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Post by: calimom on December 11, 2017, 09:31:52 AM
Just came across another series that I am really enjoying and recommending to as many people as possible, because I want a Season 2: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, a series about a young woman who decides to start a career as a stand-up comic in 1950s New York. It's a very fun period piece (the clothes are gorgeous!) and also touches on some more serious themes around how the lives of women have changed...but the best part is the dialogue, which is terrific. It's by the same team that did "Gilmore Girls," "Bunheads," and "Younger" all of which have strong female leads and great writing. The actors who play her parents and in-laws are particularly great. Fair warning: the lead character comic "works blue" so there is a lot of strong language.

I loved this show and can't wait for the next season! Innovative and lots of fun. I like strong funny, kick-ass women like Midge Maisel.
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Post by: tarheeldan on December 11, 2017, 10:26:44 AM
Just came across another series that I am really enjoying and recommending to as many people as possible, because I want a Season 2: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, a series about a young woman who decides to start a career as a stand-up comic in 1950s New York. It's a very fun period piece (the clothes are gorgeous!) and also touches on some more serious themes around how the lives of women have changed...but the best part is the dialogue, which is terrific....

I loved this show and can't wait for the next season! Innovative and lots of fun. I like strong funny, kick-ass women like Midge Maisel.

Agreed! This was very good.
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Post by: A Definite Beta Guy on December 11, 2017, 01:02:53 PM
Just started watching The Good Place. Hilarious. Kristen Bell dies and goes to Heaven, which is a perfectly planned suburban community where everyone eats Fro-Yo and lives in mansions. Only, Kristen Bell actually isn't supposed to be there: she's actually a really bad person and they messed her up with someone else.

Her immoral actions cause the fabric of reality to tear apart.

Big fan so far. Netflix listed it as "witty," and I remembered the name from an Ask Reddit thread. I wouldn't say it's very witty, even by sitcom standards, but it's funny.
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Post by: Rimu05 on December 18, 2017, 09:27:41 AM
I binged Mind Hunters last week like nothing else. Haven't watched shows lately but that one was really good. It definitely is fictional despite being based on a true story. The funny thing is I feel like they don't even need to add elements of fiction because the story is great in itself. For instance, I feel the added romance, while not offensive, adds nothing to the show. Would have been interesting if the stuck to the actual true plot of him being married.

For anyone curious about the plot. Follow the journey of two FBI agents who go around interviewing some of the most notorious serial killers in the 70s as they try to see if there are any patterns or characteristics of these serial killers.

On that note, I have noticed a lot of shows tend to plug in unnecessary romance that doesn't need to be there. Have they learned nothing from the likes of Band of Brothers, Breaking Bad, The Wire and Game of Thrones. Great shows, with almost no focus on romance.

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Post by: tarheeldan on December 18, 2017, 09:33:02 AM
Just started watching The Good Place. Hilarious....

I really enjoyed this too! Looking forward to season 2.

I just finished watching Jean Claude Van Johnson on Amazon Prime. Super funny! The plot is so-so, but it doesn't really matter - it's lots of poking fun at Van Damme and also film in general.
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Post by: soccerluvof4 on December 18, 2017, 02:53:52 PM
Just finished the first 3 seasons of Bosch on Amazon using our free trial. Loved it!
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Post by: lost_in_the_endless_aisle on December 19, 2017, 10:44:59 PM
I binged Mind Hunters last week like nothing else. Haven't watched shows lately but that one was really good. It definitely is fictional despite being based on a true story. The funny thing is I feel like they don't even need to add elements of fiction because the story is great in itself. For instance, I feel the added romance, while not offensive, adds nothing to the show. Would have been interesting if the stuck to the actual true plot of him being married.

For anyone curious about the plot. Follow the journey of two FBI agents who go around interviewing some of the most notorious serial killers in the 70s as they try to see if there are any patterns or characteristics of these serial killers.

On that note, I have noticed a lot of shows tend to plug in unnecessary romance that doesn't need to be there. Have they learned nothing from the likes of Band of Brothers, Breaking Bad, The Wire and Game of Thrones. Great shows, with almost no focus on romance.
+1 on Mindhunters; one of the better shows I've seen recently (along with The Affair and The OA). Reminds me of The Wire crossed with Dexter (though Dexter generally sucked).
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Post by: Peterkoovs on December 22, 2017, 04:48:43 AM
Breaking Bad
House of cards
Suites
Sherlock
Game of thrones
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Post by: 1967mama on December 23, 2017, 01:35:02 AM
Back when Grey's Anatomy was a big hit, we didn't have cable and were in the middle of having a lot of kids. They're mostly grown now and we are catching up! Terrific show if anyone else hasn't seen it yet.

ETA Netflix is terrific!
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Post by: Noodle on December 23, 2017, 11:01:39 AM
Currently watching Runaways on Hulu--this is a series about six teens who discover that their parents are supervillains, and that they have the potential to be superheroes. It's not a teen show, though, there's as much attention given to the parents and their motives as to the kids. The graphic novels on which the series is based are terrific. The series is moving somewhat slower than the books (and the emphasis on the parents is all new). Personally I would like them to move things along a tad faster and spend more time with the kids, but overall it's very well done and different from anything else in the superhero genre. It's much lighter and more fun than the series Netflix has been doing lately.

Also watching the second season of Manhattan (watched the original not long after it aired). This was about the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb during WWII. It's a mix of drama about the bomb-building process, and general melodrama (most of the characters have pretty messed-up personal lives). It only ran for two seasons which is just about enough for this particular material--lots of good actors in the cast.
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Post by: MatthewK on December 23, 2017, 04:38:32 PM
Just finished GODLESS--a seven episode one and done Western with a slight feminist take to it.  Jeff Daniels was great, scenery beautiful.  I like a series that has a beginning and end.
YES! Thank you. I really enjoyed this series, a bit disturbing but very badass, great acting
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Post by: sequoia on December 27, 2017, 12:01:55 AM
Just finished GODLESS--a seven episode one and done Western with a slight feminist take to it.  Jeff Daniels was great, scenery beautiful.  I like a series that has a beginning and end.
YES! Thank you. I really enjoyed this series, a bit disturbing but very badass, great acting

+1. It is disturbing but very good series.
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Post by: Stachey on December 27, 2017, 12:01:00 PM
Just finished "The Norsemen" on Netflix. 

Very original.  I haven't seen anything like this before. 
It's set many centuries ago so imagine Vikings roughing it in the woods, living in tents, having slaves, raping and pillaging on raids...
but the dialogue is all modern, politically correct, 'get in touch with your feelings' type conversations.  It's hilarious!

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Post by: ncornilsen on December 27, 2017, 03:30:57 PM
I finished Manhunt the other day. It's a dramaticized retelling of the use of forensic linguistics to find the Unabomber. There were the usual tropes of the system not taking the guy who was pioneering forensic linguistics seriously... then taking credit at the end. I'm not sure how much of that was true. Anyway, it told some of Ted's backstory, and at the end, you're almost left feeling sorry for the guy. It was worth watching.
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Post by: soumailaadamou on December 30, 2017, 12:11:08 PM
black mirror
house of cards
vikings
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Post by: DavidAnnArbor on January 01, 2018, 07:40:00 AM
there's too much good tv
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Post by: BlueHouse on January 01, 2018, 07:02:52 PM
Patriot on Amazon Prime.  It's hysterically funny for a drama. 
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Post by: Warlord1986 on January 02, 2018, 07:09:25 AM
I binged on season 7 of Game of Thrones, because watching incest, genocide, and snow zombies is how my parents and I celebrate the holidays. And now I have a crush on Iain Glen.

Rawrrrrrr.
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Post by: DarkandStormy on January 02, 2018, 07:42:32 AM
Wormwood (on Netflix) is extremely well done, imo.  Still have a couple more to go but it's so damn compelling (to me, at least).

We rotate back to Schitt's Creek for some Canadian humor, but we'll pause as we get back to Peaky Blinders for Season 4.
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Post by: iris lily on January 02, 2018, 08:01:31 AM
There has only been two episodes so far, but I'm really enjoying The Deuce on HBO. Love all of David Simon's work and great to see some familiar faces from his other series. Maggie Gyllenhaal is incredible so far and James Franco playing two characters isn't half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

Couldn't agree more. I was a bit skeptical going on, but this looks to be another masterpiece from David Simon. Franco playing twins felt a bit gimmicky in the first few episodes, but I'm actually starting to like it now (7 episodes in)!

As a hige fan of The Wire, I watched as much of Treme as I could stand. It was very preachy. It had many interesting aspects, and the violin playing  girl was fabulous. But the acting just felt forced to me. I do love John Goodman (preachy in this role) and Wendell Pierce.  Oth live or have lived in New
Orleans.
Eans residents.

I recently binge-watched Treme as well, Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans show. It is not nearly as well known as The Wire, but in my opinion at least as good (with lots of great music). There's something about his shows that's gritty and realistic without being overbearing and depressing.
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Post by: wenchsenior on January 02, 2018, 08:03:47 AM
I binged on season 7 of Game of Thrones, because watching incest, genocide, and snow zombies is how my parents and I celebrate the holidays. And now I have a crush on Iain Glen.

Rawrrrrrr.

Dang, I KNOW.  I went for years thinking he was a fine actor but not my type.  And then all of a sudden...
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Post by: Warlord1986 on January 02, 2018, 08:08:33 AM
I binged on season 7 of Game of Thrones, because watching incest, genocide, and snow zombies is how my parents and I celebrate the holidays. And now I have a crush on Iain Glen.

Rawrrrrrr.

Dang, I KNOW.  I went for years thinking he was a fine actor but not my type.  And then all of a sudden...

This is my first introduction to him. I may have to investigate that Irish crime drama he stars in. It turns out I like 'em grimy and weather-worn. Om nom nom.
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Post by: megaschnauzer on February 19, 2018, 07:01:59 AM
anyone watched 'babylon berlin'?
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Post by: DarkandStormy on February 20, 2018, 10:12:46 AM
The new Queer Eye on Netflix is amazing.
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Post by: iris lily on February 20, 2018, 02:40:47 PM
I binged on season 7 of Game of Thrones, because watching incest, genocide, and snow zombies is how my parents and I celebrate the holidays. And now I have a crush on Iain Glen.

Rawrrrrrr.

Dang, I KNOW.  I went for years thinking he was a fine actor but not my type.  And then all of a sudden...

This is my first introduction to him. I may have to investigate that Irish crime drama he stars in. It turns out I like 'em grimy and weather-worn. Om nom nom.
Oh yes! Pretty men need not apply here.
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Post by: Warlord1986 on February 20, 2018, 02:43:50 PM
I binged on season 7 of Game of Thrones, because watching incest, genocide, and snow zombies is how my parents and I celebrate the holidays. And now I have a crush on Iain Glen.

Rawrrrrrr.

Dang, I KNOW.  I went for years thinking he was a fine actor but not my type.  And then all of a sudden...

This is my first introduction to him. I may have to investigate that Irish crime drama he stars in. It turns out I like 'em grimy and weather-worn. Om nom nom.
Oh yes! Pretty men need not apply here.

I do not like my men to be prettier than I am. >:(
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Post by: mike0shores on February 22, 2018, 09:41:16 AM
Well Breaking Bad is my all time favorite, don't get enough time to watch TV nowadays, however I do wait for Sherlock Holmes new season and watch it as soon as it airs.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: ptobeast on February 22, 2018, 12:24:21 PM
I've really been enjoying Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, I love his short stories and the series has been satisfying so far.

I recently wrapped up the latest season of Empire, am excited by the Misery-like plot twist that it ended on.
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: Noodle on February 23, 2018, 09:24:22 AM
If you like series with strong female leads, this spring will be a good time for you--

iZombie, Jessica Jones, The Handmaid's Tale and Unreal are all coming back, and NBC is adding a new series called Good Girls with Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, and Retta, who are all really interesting actresses.

I find it funny, though, that the lightest of all of them is the one about the Zombie influx!
Title: Re: What TV series do you like?
Post by: MrsDinero on February 23, 2018, 09:43:15 AM
We are currently watching Lost.

I never saw it when it was on TV because it is one of those shows you have to watch every episode.  Hulu has all seasons, so we watching from beginning to end.