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Post by Ged » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:34 pm

Sherlock
I, Claudius
Smiley's People (Alec Guiness mini series)
Breaking Bad
Dr. Who
Wallander
Absolutely Fabulous
Babylon 5
STNG (being remastered onto BluRay)
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Post by chaz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:42 pm

"The Jodi Arias trial - regardless of which side one was one, it was a fascinating watch"
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Post by supertreat » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:39 pm

Game of Thrones- never seen a show with better acting or cinematography.
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Post by Jerrybaby » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Anybody want to help me figure out what to watch next on Netflix or Amazon Prime?

My old favorites are:
The Waltons
MASH
Quantum Leap

My up to date favorites (seen all episodes)
Lost (loved it)
Grimm(first season was really good but now devolving)
Suits (anxiously awaiting season 3 to end in order to watch)
Heroes (tapered from really good to good by series end)
Firefly (one season, are you kidding me?)
Dexter (think I had an emotional moment when this one ended)
Jericho (liked it much better than I expected to)
Breaking Bad (still haven't seen the last 8 episodes, can't wait to see them)
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Post by Crimsontide » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:26 pm

Breaking Bad, best TV series ever. I don't watch TV anymore* because everything else pales in comparison.

* not really but it sounds good.

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Post by bondsr4me » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:34 pm

Just about any cowboy movie with any of these great guys: John Wayne, jimmy Stewart, Randolph Scott, glen ford....they just don't make 'em like these guys any more.
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Post by jginseattle » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:54 pm

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Post by widestance » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:48 pm

Six Feet Under
The Good Wife
Orphan Black
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Post by Random Musings » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:13 pm

Always a laggard since we don't have cable, but now in the 2nd season of Dexter.

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Post by Jerrybaby » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:58 pm

Random Musings wrote:Always a laggard since we don't have cable, but now in the 2nd season of Dexter.

RM


I watched all 8 seasons in about one month. It really drew me in. I couldn't get into the Deb Morgan character until about the fourth season, and then I thought it was between Deb and Dexter as to who was more vital to the show. Superb acting by all involved. Jimmy Smits and John Lithgow had great performances.

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Post by nervousnovice » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:20 pm

we were HUGE "breaking bad" fans! right now our by a landslide favorite show is "true detective" on HBO. very dark, but really great story and acting. matthew mcconaughey is really FANTASTIC in this drama, nothing like his rom-com movies of the past. o, and the music is also fantastic, i think t bone burnett is the music producer and composer. here is a video of the opening credits, with a great haunting song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxXRkqXfhYM

if you liked breaking bad, i think true detective is worth a serious look. its only 8 episodes, though....i think next "season" will have a new cast and new plot line, similar to BBC's "broadchurch" (i haven't seen that show, though).

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Post by nervousnovice » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:22 pm

@pinecrest - we also loved the grammy salutes the beatles special on sunday night!

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Post by barton277 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:32 pm

CBS and Showtime are affiliated companies so it benefited both. The CBS version was edited.

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Post by wander » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:46 am

Lost
Burn Notice
Gilligan's Island
South Beach Tow
Hardcore Pawn
Chopped

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Post by matjen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:53 am

nervousnovice wrote:we were HUGE "breaking bad" fans! right now our by a landslide favorite show is "true detective" on HBO. very dark, but really great story and acting. matthew mcconaughey is really FANTASTIC in this drama, nothing like his rom-com movies of the past. o, and the music is also fantastic, i think t bone burnett is the music producer and composer. here is a video of the opening credits, with a great haunting song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxXRkqXfhYM

if you liked breaking bad, i think true detective is worth a serious look. its only 8 episodes, though....i think next "season" will have a new cast and new plot line, similar to BBC's "broadchurch" (i haven't seen that show, though).


+1 Great show so far. I can't remember an actor making such an incredible career transformation as Matthew McConaughey. This guy was absolutely set for life (his and 3 more generations if he so cared), yet the last few years (Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, True Detective, etc.) he has completely transformed. I would say perhaps the best collection of performances over that time by anyone in starring roles. A great credit to him. Usually it is the reverse. People have incredible performances then settle into easier/less challenging stuff.

This hilarious Family Guy bit summed him up prior to the last few years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnZIdl5wsc
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Post by Caduceus » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:53 pm

Another vote for Game of Thrones.
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Post by Macmungo » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:30 pm

At the moment, "Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food." Alas, there seem to be only ten installments of the series. He's a much more interesting cook than Mrs. Patmore.

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Post by nervousnovice » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:46 am

@matjen - that family guy clip is hilarious! we also love stewie in our house. :) you hit the nail on the head about his turnaround. mcconaughey was on cbs sunday morning last weekend talking about his recent change in career direction: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/matthew-mcconaughey-on-dallas-buyers-club/

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Post by jginseattle » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:50 pm

Check it Out with Dr. Steve Brule.

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Post by JonnyDVM » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Everyone I know with good taste in TV is suddenly raving about true detective. Might be worth checking out. Add another vote in the column for house of cards, game of thrones, the wire, and the best show ever created- breaking bad.
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Post by mickeyd » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:44 pm

A vote here for The Profit on CNBC. 2nd season just started last week.
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Post by abuss368 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:07 pm

We watched The Profit last night on CNBC. Very good and we are not fans of reality TV at all.
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Post by Jerrybaby » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 am

The only way to see The Wire right now is to pay somewhere between $100-$130 for the series. I read that the Netflix CEO claims his first priority is The Wire, but apparently they are not getting along with HBO.

I've been slowly going through Twilight Zone episodes, about to finish up, and its been more or less excruciating. As a kid I thought they were great, but I just don't find it very entertaining now.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:03 am

jginseattle wrote:It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.


This was good. We are going to watch on Netflix.
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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:05 am

On FX is The Americans. Very good and on tonight again.
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Blacklist

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:22 am

rixer wrote:Blacklist


What is that?
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Post by rixer » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:05 pm

abuss368 wrote:
rixer wrote:Blacklist


What is that?


It's an NBC show that just started it's second season. It's about a one time super spy named Raymond "Red" Reddington that turned criminal and years later walks into the FBI and surrenders. He has demands and supplies them with names on his blacklist of people committing hideous crimes. He also demands that he will only work with one FBI agent, rookie profiler Elizabeth Keene. Each episode is a different story along with an underlying story that continues.
James Spader plays the part of "Red'.

Great show!

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Post by khollister » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:14 pm

Containing this to current shows:

Big Bang Theory
Justified
NCIS (guilty pleasure)
Intelligence
Continuum

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Post by bottlecap » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:15 pm

Honestly, there's too much good TV to answer the question. We're currently watching and enjoying:

Game of Thrones (excellent in all respects)
The Vikings (great visuals and decent story line)
The Americans (interesting concept, good characters, decent story; not quite as well-shot as the others, but then again it's not set in dramatic-looking backdrops, so it's hard to compare)

There's a few others we watch, but these are capturing our interest right now.

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Post by tyd450 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:31 pm

Available on Netflix:

Friday Night Lights
How I Met Your Mother
Breaking Bad
Arrested Development
The Walking Dead
Archer

Anything on HGTV

Workaholics, Justified, True Detective, Sons of Anarchy

The Voice

Other classics: The Sopranos, The Wire

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Post by JV » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:03 pm

HANNIBAL!!!!

Seriously it is an incredible show. Season one is on Amazon Prime. Season two just started last Friday.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:34 pm

JV wrote:HANNIBAL!!!!

Seriously it is an incredible show. Season one is on Amazon Prime. Season two just started last Friday.


Is this based on the movie with Anthony Hopkins?
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Post by Bylo Selhi » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:33 pm

House of Cards, both the US version starring Kevin Spacey and the original UK version starring Ian Richardson.

Rake, the AU version starring Richard Roxburgh. Don't waste your time on the feeble US version starring Greg Kinnear.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:08 pm

Bylo Selhi wrote:House of Cards, both the US version starring Kevin Spacey and the original UK version starring Ian Richardson.

Rake, the AU version starring Richard Roxburgh. Don't waste your time on the feeble US version starring Greg Kinnear.


I have this saved in my list on Netflix. I am looking forward to watching.

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Post by JV » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:56 pm

abuss368 wrote:
JV wrote:HANNIBAL!!!!

Seriously it is an incredible show. Season one is on Amazon Prime. Season two just started last Friday.


Is this based on the movie with Anthony Hopkins?


Yes, it is. The series predates Red Dragon, where Will Graham (the Edward Norton character from Red Dragon) is an FBI profiler who is a patient of Hannibal Lecter's. Meanwhile, "behind the scenes," Lecter is up to no good. It is a phenomenally written show. Just do yourself a favor and don't eat anything while watching it. It is horror, so some of the scenes are very gory. even by NBC's standards.

And I also highly recommend the Kevin Spacey Netflix version of House of Cards. That is another wonderful show.

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Post by jginseattle » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:30 pm

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Post by rixer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:29 am

Bates Motel.

I didn't think I was going to like it but "Bates Motel" is really a good show. There's a lot of things going on and you never know what to expect. Norma Bates is a manipulating woman who is trying to protect her son Norman. Another son shows up and he gets involved in the local weed trade. There are major weed growers in the area and they control the town. There is murder, sex, a strange mother/son relationship and marijuana trafficking.
Again, I didn't think I would like this show but it's really growing on me. If you decide to watch it, you must really start at the first episode and let it unfold.

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Post by chaz » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:06 am

Suits.
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Post by abuss368 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:13 am

Is it just me or does shows like NCIS (like CSI) just seem to get old with the typical crime, science, solved, etc.?
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Post by Urechis » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22 pm

I just discovered this thread. I have added a number of the suggestions to my Netflix queue. One show that has not been mentioned is

Prime Suspect

a British police procedural series starring Helen Mirren.

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Post by DRiP Guy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:40 pm

Urechis wrote:Prime Suspect
a British police procedural series starring Helen Mirren.

Of all the British procedurals/cops/crime, I like Scott & Bailey the best.

http://www.tv.com/shows/scott-and-bailey/
(can read reviews and even watch entire episodes on line, at link)

Then if you decide you are really wild about it:
BBC Home Entertainment revealed that Scott & Bailey - Season 1 is coming to the USA and Canada on June 17th, a 2-disc set for $34.98 SRP. It comes with 6 episodes plus Behind-the-Scenes special features... you can pre-order either season from Amazon

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Scott- ... on-1/19591
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Re: TV show recommendations?

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I don't watch much TV, but I'm looking forward to this, too!

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