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Netflix Recommendations?
« on: September 29, 2014, 08:55:39 PM »
Any recommendations for good shows on Netflix?   

Here are a couple of mine.

The Best of Men
A pioneering doctor transforms the standards of care for paraplegics by introducing athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients.

The Assets
CIA counterintelligence expert Sandy Grimes is assigned a vital mission: identify the Soviet mole thought to be operating within the agency itself.

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
Two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, document their rigorous healing path in a bid to regain their health.

Lie to Me
In this procedural crime drama, Dr. Cal Lightman helps the police by using his knowledge of human behavior to determine whether a person is lying.

Life
Exonerated after 12 years in prison, a former LAPD cop has his life and job restored, but he brings a new Zen attitude to his work.

Seven Up Series
A group of 7-year-old British children spanning the spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds are interviewed about an array of topics.  Since 1964, director Michael Apted has documented the fates of a group of Britons, questioning them every seven years about their lives and beliefs.

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Re: Netflix Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 09:47:44 PM »
Breaking bad
Wallender
Orange is the new black
The Killing

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 09:52:31 PM »
For TV Shows:

The West Wing (possibly my all time favorite show)
House of Cards
Scandal
House, M.D.
Dexter
Sherlock
The League

Documentaries:

I find many of the 30 for 30s to be entertaining, but you need to be a sports fan for many of them
Somm
Nat Geo: Inside North Korea

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 10:32:04 PM »
Netflix has been my only source of tv/movies for years now, and I still haven't run out of entertaining shows.

Dramas:
The X-files
Battlestar Galactica (the inspiration for my username) - although it's going off netflix in like two days
Mad Men

Comedies:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Louie
Arrested Development
Portlandia
An Idiot Abroad
The Office
Scrubs
Wilfred
Futurama
Family Guy

Informative:
Cosmos
Michael Palin travelogues

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Re: Netflix Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 07:04:48 AM »
Twin Peaks.

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 07:26:18 AM »
Walking Dead
Sons of Anarchy
How I Met Your Mother

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 07:44:47 AM »
Friday Night Lights
...high school football with character and drama, great series!

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 07:50:24 AM »
Bob's Burgers! - Animated show a la Simpsons, but with great writing and really great voice acting. Kristen Schaal is stupendous as a diabolical 9 year old girl.

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 07:54:24 AM »
The Imposter - documentary that starts out cornily, but delivers.  It is riveting and so weird.

Gilmore Girls!

Mind of a chef - PBS cooking show, really inspiring.


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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 09:06:06 AM »
We just started getting Netflix almost a month ago, and I have really enjoyed Friday Night Lights, def. one of the best shows made for television.

My DH and I have enjoyed watching The Blacklist

I am watching Call the Midwife, loving it, set in East London in the 50's

I have been really disappointed with the selection on Netflix, do they have no blockbuster type movies anymore? Seems to be hardly any movies, I can't see us paying for it for more than 6mo, we will have watched everything we want to by that time.

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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2014, 09:10:56 AM »
Friday Night Lights
...high school football with character and drama, great series!

+1

Football is just the canvas the art is painted on. The show is about small-town life, blue-collar life, marriage, parenting, first love, being part of something bigger than yourself without losing yourself in the process.

Another wonderful thing about FNL is that the producers knew when the series was ending, so they tied it up with a beautiful bow and presented it to the loyal fans as a gift.

Plus Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. There's just no bad there.

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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2014, 09:12:38 AM »
prime suspect. british detective series with helen miram.
the wire. baltimore police / drug dealer series.
currently watching house of cards. good so far.
true detective.

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 10:26:00 AM »
TV Shows: Wilfred, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Californication (just started this series recently and there are 7 seasons), Orange is the New Black, Arrested Development

Documentaries: Ride the Divide, Imaginate, and a few other biking videos are available now

Good movies that I've seen recently: Goodbye World, Brass Teapot, Serenity, Sword of Gideon

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 10:50:58 AM »
Netflix :

Breaking Bad 8/10
Dexter 8.5/10
House of Cards 9.5/10
The Walking Dead 9.5/10
Friday Night Lights 8/10

Cosmos (Documentary) 10/10 must watch.


These on HBO are also amazing :

Sopranos 9.5/10
The Wire 9/10
Boardwalk Empire 9/10
Game of Thrones 9.5/10
Deadwood 8.5/10
Curb your Enthusiasm 9/10

Series > Movies IMO :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 11:32:41 AM »
Haven't seen this one mentioned (I just finished it):  Luther (drama)

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 11:39:44 AM »
Is Justified on Netflix? If so, that's a gooder.

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 12:29:37 PM »
Veronica Mars
Bones
The Mindy Project
Happy Endings
Suits, The Good Wife, Damages (lawyer shows)
Firefly

(I have Canadian Netflix)
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 12:31:45 PM »
My recommendation would be to cancel Netflix and go with Amazon Prime instead.

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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 01:32:55 PM »

Battlestar Galactica (the inspiration for my username) - although it's going off netflix in like two days

They just got rid of Battlestar Galactica today.  I'm fraking pissed!

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 02:27:29 PM »
Is Justified on Netflix? If so, that's a gooder.

Last I checked it was on Amazon Prime. Awesome show, though. In my opinion, one of the most underrated shows out there.

I second Mad Men if you haven't seen it yet. Call the Midwife is interesting, as is Parenthood (made by the same person who did Friday Night Lights).

We are slowly re-watching Park and Recreation, which I think is even funnier the second time around.

If you like superhero stuff, Arrow is a surprisingly enjoyable show.

If you have a lot of time, you could either watch or re-watch Law and Order or the X-Files.

Edited to add The Good Wife, which I think is the best show on network television at the moment.
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 02:35:43 PM »
I completely agree about Arrow, justajane. It was a very pleasant surprise!

We are watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with our daughter. We're up to Season 4 now. It has 144 episodes, and it's all available on Netflix. We've really enjoyed sharing our Buffy love with our young'un, and we've been impressed with how well the show holds up, considering it went off the air eleven years ago.

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 03:35:00 PM »
Someone said Sherlock (BBC version I hope) - 100% agree. Just don't get too attached. Only 9 episodes (granted, at an hour and a half each). Amazing acting, directing, visuals, everything. Middle of season three got a little weird, but it got better at the end.

Psych - Very very funny, if a little unlikely. Similar to Sherlock in the sense that the main character has a ridiculous photographic memory and can piece together crime scenes quicker than the police, though in a very humorous way.

Scrubs - multiple doctor friends of mine have said this is the most realistic doctor show that was or is on television. Yet it is hysterically funny. Good number of tear jerker episodes too!

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 04:27:16 PM »

Someone said Sherlock (BBC version I hope) - 100% agree. Just don't get too attached. Only 9 episodes (granted, at an hour and a half each). Amazing acting, directing, visuals, everything. Middle of season three got a little weird, but it got better at the end.

Psych - Very very funny, if a little unlikely. Similar to Sherlock in the sense that the main character has a ridiculous photographic memory and can piece together crime scenes quicker than the police, though in a very humorous way.

Scrubs - multiple doctor friends of mine have said this is the most realistic doctor show that was or is on television. Yet it is hysterically funny. Good number of tear jerker episodes too!

+1

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 05:22:57 PM »
The British version of Shameless was pretty good.

30 Rock - I got to watch it all again introducing my bf to it.

If they would only put the next season of Sons of Anarchy on there already!!

I watch a lot of documentaries on there, but for some reason I can't think of any.  But I'd never run out of things to watch just in that category.

We've had a hard time lately getting into any new shows on there...  Plus I like to watch shows that are already done because I'm impatient.  Mostly we rent from the library, right now we're on Deadwood.
On that same note, Justified is amazing, definitely one of my favorite shows of all time.  If you like the show, you should check out Elmore Leonard, the writer who wrote the short story that inspired the show.  He also came out with a second book more focused on Raylan.

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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 07:40:36 PM »
- Slings & Arrows (Canadian TV show)
- In Plain Sight - especially the episodes with Holly Maples and Mary McCormack
- Inspector Morse - John Thaw and Kevin Whately are brilliant

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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2014, 06:49:42 PM »
Archer

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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2014, 08:47:49 PM »
In order of awesomeness, from greatest to least:

Breaking Bad
House of Cards
Mad Men
Louie
Grey's Anatomy
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 08:47:57 PM »
White Collar

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 09:30:05 PM »
Thanks for all the recommendations. I too loved

Life (why that was cancelled I have no idea!),
Call the Midwife,
White Collar (relatively family-friendly),
Friday Night Lights,
The Wire, and
House of Cards (not family-friendly).

Also heartily recommend Foyle's War and Longmire, both on Netflix. Also recommend a Danish political drama called Borgen, which I requested from the public library. Much less dark than House of Cards, but really, really good.

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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 10:15:55 PM »
Friday Night Lights
...high school football with character and drama, great series!

+1

Football is just the canvas the art is painted on. The show is about small-town life, blue-collar life, marriage, parenting, first love, being part of something bigger than yourself without losing yourself in the process.

Another wonderful thing about FNL is that the producers knew when the series was ending, so they tied it up with a beautiful bow and presented it to the loyal fans as a gift.

Plus Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. There's just no bad there.

+2 Best portrayal of middle class American life I've ever seen; arguably the most realistic portrayal of a strong, loving marriage (KC, CB were awesome) in television. Just amazing writing, performances... everything.

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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2014, 12:48:08 AM »
Leverage - my favorite show
Lie to Me
The Good Wife
Gilmore Girls
X-Files

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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2014, 10:49:54 AM »
My guilty pleasure has always been HGTV shows... and now a ton of them are on netflix. Try Property Brothers, Income Property, or House Hunters if that's your sort of thing.

Yes they're super materialistic, but that's why it's a guilty pleasure. I usually have these shows on while I'm cooking or cleaning or doing other stuff around the house.

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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2014, 10:51:19 AM »
In order of awesomeness, from greatest to least:

Breaking Bad
House of Cards
Mad Men
Louie
Grey's Anatomy

+1 to Louie. The last season especially is phenomenal.

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2014, 12:12:25 PM »
Happy Valley - Tense crime drama.  The lead character (Sarah Lancashire) is awesome.  Pretty violent at times and definitely not kid appropriate.  Season 1 tells a complete story.

Top of the Lake - Mini series starring Elizabeth Moss as a detective working on the case of a missing girl.  Set in New Zealand and extremely beautiful visually.

Peaky Blinders - Kind of cheesy, but a fun show about an English gang in the 1920's.  Season 2 just became available.