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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Cyrix_Sr » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:51 pm

All on Netflix streaming:

Secret Garden
It's Okay, That's Love
City Hunter
God's Gift - 14 Days

Currently working on the amazing Gu Family Book!!

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Postby William4u » Fri May 01, 2015 12:04 am

greenfire wrote:On amazon prime: transparent
On netflix: house of cards, orange is the new black.
On showtime: Ray Donovan, Homeland
On HBO: (some old) the sopranos, true blood, six feet under,
Also nip/tuck, breaking bad, mad men.

And for comedy: Impractical Jokers and Whose Line is this Anyway?


1. Transparent.
2. Olive Kitteridge.

The DW and I have also just started watching Amazon Prime's Transparent. The first two episodes are very good, and we are looking forward to seeing more.

And if you haven't seen HBO's Olive Kitteridge, it is one of the best shows we have seen in a while. It is only a 4 episode series, but it is so good. Very high quality writing, directing, and acting.

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Postby Jim Profit » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:18 am

I've really been enjoying a new show this summer called "Mr. Robot" airing on the USA Network. Best way to describe it is a combination of the movies "Fight Club" and "The Matrix" with a sprinkling of "American Psycho" thrown in. Basically a psychological thriller involving hacking, social media, and the impact of all this technology on people's lives. The series was renewed for a second season before the pilot episode even aired so it will be around for awhile.

I work in Information Technology and the series has made serious waves in the industry due to the most accurate on-screen depictions of hacking and computer security I (or anyone else) have ever seen. You don't have to understand the hacking details to enjoy the show however. The series is available via Comcast OnDemand; I think it is available on Hulu and Amazon as well, but not Netflix as of yet.
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby DDMP20 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:47 am

We cancelled our cable subscription about five years ago. Most of today's TV shows are mind numbingly idiotic.

We will watch some old shows online though.

Stuff like :

Newhart
Magnum PI
Family Ties
Wings
Love Boat
Dukes of Hazard
Sanford and Son
Good Times
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby bengal22 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:16 am

Catastrophe- Amazon Prime
The wire - Amazon Prime
Downton Abbey - Amazon Prime
Breaking Bad - Netflix
You better Call Saul - AMC
Mad Men -

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Postby mhalley » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:51 pm

I have to laugh--talk about mind numbingly idiotic shows, then list Dukes of Hazzard as one to watch.
(Wonder when they will go through all the episodes frame by frame to remove the flag on top of the Gen Lee?)
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Postby gkaplan » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:01 pm

Rita (Danish series on Netflix)
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Postby abuss368 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:51 pm

House of Cards on Netflix among many good shows.
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Postby abuss368 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:14 pm

Netflix is getting very good with the options available.

At $7.99 a month, that is very Boglehead!
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Postby JonnyDVM » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Right now I fear that fear the walking dead may be a bust. Similar to season two of true detective. What a let down it's been.
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Postby Ricola » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:02 pm

My favorite is House M.D., and I have yet to find anything that can match it. For me it was a combination of science, philosophy, humor, drama, suspense, sentiment, and more.

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Postby triceratop » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:52 pm

The Honourable Woman (BBC)

It's a mix of Syriana and State of Play. Highly recommend. Stephen Rea plays my favorite spook ever, he belongs in a le Carre book.

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Postby TomatoTomahto » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:50 pm

triceratop wrote:The Honourable Woman (BBC)

It's a mix of Syriana and State of Play. Highly recommend. Stephen Rea plays my favorite spook ever, he belongs in a le Carre book.

I agree; first-rate acting throughout (my crush on Maggie Gyllenhaal reinforced by her acting).

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Postby gkaplan » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:42 pm

Yesterday I watched the fifth and last season of Covert Affairs. At first, I was upset that USA canceled the series after the fifth season because of low ratings. After watching the fifth season, however, I can see why USA canceled the series. Season Five was not nearly as good as the first four seasons, which I had really liked, which is probably why the ratings were what they were. The plots had become wildly improbable, and the dialogue embarrassingly clichéd. The writers must have run out of ideas.
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby jginseattle » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:42 pm

Fargo. Season 2. Episode 4 airs tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/ ... television

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Postby ruralavalon » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:28 am

Before revisiting this thread, I would have said that I watched too much TV.

However I don't even recognize the names of many of the shows mentioned, and haven't watched many of the shows whose names I do recognize.

So I am now officially old and out of touch :( .
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby poker27 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:38 am

I never thought I could get into TV shows. Then maybe 9 months ago I watched House of Cards, wow.

Walking Dead, its very entertaining, but I'm not crazy about this season.
Sons of Anarchy, it started to drag at the end for me, and there were so many ? marks that it got to me, but still entertaining.
Breaking Bad, I just started and am on the 2nd season, I'm sure I will like it.

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Dulocracy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:01 am

If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).
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Postby tj » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:06 am

Dulocracy wrote:If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).


I liked the first season. It got weird after that. Which is odd because most shows struggle the first season...

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Dulocracy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:50 am

tj wrote:
Dulocracy wrote:If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).


I liked the first season. It got weird after that. Which is odd because most shows struggle the first season...


Then check out Dark Matter on Netflix. You will likely enjoy it.
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Postby Bylo Selhi » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:08 pm

poker27 wrote:I never thought I could get into TV shows. Then maybe 9 months ago I watched House of Cards, wow.

Yes, TV has come a long way since HBO pioneered with The Sopranos and Band of Brothers. What was considered revolutionary back then is now par for the course, especially on cable channels. But even the legacy networks have upped their game in recent years.

There's still lots of manure in the 500 channel TV universe but thankfully nowadays there are also a few good horses buried in there.

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby sesq » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:21 pm

jginseattle wrote:Fargo. Season 2. Episode 4 airs tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/ ... television


I heard an FX exec on the radio last night complaining that he feels he has the best show (Fargo) and no audience. He was suggesting we are in a TV bubble and there is just "too much" tv out there. The funny thing to me was that because there is so much quality out there I am happily letting all the Fargo episodes pile up on my DVR as Netflix has taught me I don't like waiting a week between episodes. Meanwhile I am watching Justified (another FX show) on amazon.

Its a classic tragedy of the commons if the good shows don't make it to broadcast due to a lack of ratings due to a lack of urgency. Social media is one counter-move as I stay current on the Walking Dead to avoid spoilers.

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby JupiterJones » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:51 pm

tj wrote:
Dulocracy wrote:If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).


I liked the first season. It got weird after that. Which is odd because most shows struggle the first season...


Although, to be fair, Farscape got pretty weird at times too.
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Postby tj » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:47 pm

JupiterJones wrote:
tj wrote:
Dulocracy wrote:If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).


I liked the first season. It got weird after that. Which is odd because most shows struggle the first season...


Although, to be fair, Farscape got pretty weird at times too.


I was referring to Farscape.

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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Dulocracy » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:37 am

tj wrote:
JupiterJones wrote:
tj wrote:
Dulocracy wrote:If you liked the show Farscape, you may want to check out the sci-fi show Dark Matter, which has a similar feel (but without the variety of life forms).


I liked the first season. It got weird after that. Which is odd because most shows struggle the first season...


Although, to be fair, Farscape got pretty weird at times too.


I was referring to Farscape.


Ok, so, if you liked the first season of Farscape, you would like Dark Matter. Geez. Oh, and I liked Harvey more than I should have, but there is no equivalent in Dark Matter.
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Postby bad78andy » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:59 pm

Mrs. Brown's Boys
Citizen Khan
Indian Summers
Wheeler Dealers
The Wonder of Britain
The IT Crowd

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Postby mickeyd » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:06 pm

jginseattle wrote:Fargo. Season 2. Episode 4 airs tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/ ... television



F A R G O is the best series on TV this year. Last year also.

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Postby Earl Lemongrab » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:44 pm

The new season of Adventure Time has begun, so I recommend that.


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Postby Blues » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:19 pm

mickeyd wrote:
jginseattle wrote:Fargo. Season 2. Episode 4 airs tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/ ... television



F A R G O is the best series on TV this year. Last year also.

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Can't disagree. (That was a great line, by the way. :beer ) We're also enjoying the current season of Homeland as well.
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Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby deadlymonkey » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:08 am

Game of Thrones - HBO
The Last Ship - TNT
Castle - NBC?

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Postby jginseattle » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:23 pm

Documentary Now! A very funny show that parodies well known documentaries. Starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.

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Postby Bustoff » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:41 pm

We think Homeland gets better every season.

Would like to start watching Fargo but "On Demand" doesn't have the first few episodes.

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Postby DanDav » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:39 pm

My wife and I have been watching Blindspot and Madam Secretary (even our 16 year old daughter joins us for this one!)

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Postby oneleaf » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:54 pm

The Expanse on Syfy. The pilot was absolutely phenomenal. The most promising scifi I have seen in awhile. Pilot is released on streaming and officially in the air later this month.

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Postby avenger » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:13 pm

oneleaf wrote:The Expanse on Syfy. The pilot was absolutely phenomenal. The most promising scifi I have seen in awhile. Pilot is released on streaming and officially in the air later this month.


I saw the pilot yesterday. I admit it is pretty good. We'll see how it turns out.
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Postby Dutch » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:51 pm

Jessica Jones
River

I really enjoyed these two shows. Both new on Netflix

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Postby jginseattle » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:06 pm

Bustoff wrote:We think Homeland gets better every season.

Would like to start watching Fargo but "On Demand" doesn't have the first few episodes.


Check On Demand again about the availability of Fargo. I believe that just last night I saw that Episode one of the new season is now available.

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Postby heartwood » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:26 am

I've finished seasons 1 & 2 of House of Cards on Netflix. I'll start season 3 tonight. I'm enjoying them all. I just wish I was better at keeping some of the minor characters straight.

I may go back and watch The Wire. I really enjoyed each season, focused on a different perspective of the Baltimore drug and political scene. The Wire was a reason I switched to close captioning years ago. It gave me a chance of understanding the street dialog. I just couldn't follow it without seeing the words on screen. Now I've become so dependent upon it.

I continue to generally enjoy The Good Wife, though its not the series that it was several years ago. I particularly like Eli Gold.

Fargo (season 2) is good, but the 90 minute format of each episode is a little too long.

I continue to watch the original Law & Order series. How could they have cancelled it and kept the spin-offs? I've also tried the Dick Wolf series set in Chicago: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD. The latest is Chicago Med, which includes Epatha Mertherson as a hospital administrator.

My other go-to reruns are Two & a Half Men, but only the Charlie Sheen episodes. Jon Cryer is great, as is Angus Jones in the middle episodes.

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Postby rixer » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:05 am

We like..
Expedition Unknown
Gold Rush
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Postby blueblock » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:32 am

I watched Episode One of The Expanse yesterday, too. Great special EFX. It's available free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZeQD1Vf2s

Over the 4-day Thanksgiving Weekend, we binge-watched Season Five of The Good Wife via Amazon Prime. It was terrific. Many hold-your-breath, palms-sweating dramatic situations. (We'd already seen Seasons 1-4.)

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Postby DDMP20 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:47 pm

Do they ever broadcast Twin Peaks on any stations today? I know you can get it on DVD.

It was a great show.
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Postby htdrag11 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:00 pm

The Last Kingdom on BBCA, season 1 just finished in 8 episodes with gore and language. I read the first 3 books of the Saxon series by Bernard Cornwell. Picture quality wise, it is not up to HBO GOT series but some might find it had too much emphasis on sex and nudity.

The pacing of The Last Kingdom is better/faster but some might even prefer 10 episodes to cover Book 1 and 2. This season covered the early period of Alfred the Great.

For comparison, I preferred the Vikings' story line, though totally fiction. Do not like the Bastard Executioner at all; it's just pure gore.

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Postby rterickson » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:02 pm

DDMP20 wrote:Do they ever broadcast Twin Peaks on any stations today? I know you can get it on DVD.

It was a great show.


It was still available on Netflix streaming as of last Sunday. Really looking forward to the Showtime sequel (now scheduled for 2017).

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Postby mickeyd » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:39 pm

Found this on Wikopedia Re Twin Peaks
On January 12, 2015, Kyle MacLachlan was confirmed as returning to the series.[14] Other returning cast members reported to return are Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer),[102] Richard Beymer (Benjamin Horne),[103] Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs),[104] Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson),[105] Everett McGill (Ed Hurley),[105] and Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley).[105] Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) has been offered to reprise her role.[106]

In October 2015, it was confirmed that Michael Ontkean, who portrays Sheriff Harry S. Truman, would not return for the revival because Ontkean is retired from acting. It is reported that Robert Forster will either take over the role or be playing a new sheriff.[107] In November 2015, it was reported that Miguel Ferrer would reprise his role as Albert Rosenfield, and that Richard Beymer and David Patrick Kelly would reprise their roles as Benjamin Horne and Jerry Horne, respectively.[108] In addition, actors interested in returning or have had conversations with Lynch about returning include, Harry Goaz (Andy Brennan), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Joan Chen (Josie Packard), Michael Horse (Tommy "Hawk" Hill), Ian Buchanan (Dick Tremayne), Kenneth Welsh (Windom Earle), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings), Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Piper Laurie (Catherine Martell), and Brenda Strong (Thomas Eckhardt's assistant, Miss Jones).[105][109][110]

Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Lawrence Jacoby) underwent open heart surgery in late 2014 and was still recovering as of 2015. Lynch and Frost were still hoping Tamblyn would join the cast for the new season.[111] On September 28, 2015, Catherine E. Coulson, who was planned to reprise her role of the Log Lady in the new series,[112] died of cancer.[113]

Amanda Seyfried, Balthazar Getty, Robert Knepper, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bailey Chase have been cast in recurring roles, all playing new characters.[114][115][116][117][118] It was reported that Peter Sarsgaard had been cast,[119] however, he later revealed that "I'm not doing Twin Peaks" and it "was a rumor that was not founded on nothing."[120]
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Postby gkaplan » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:18 pm

I'm about half way through the sixth season of The Good Wife. I'm watching it on a DVD I borrowed from my library. If I didn't have a final coming up next week, I'd be binge-watching this. It's that good. I think it says lot about this series, or any series, that in its sixth season, it hasn't lost its edge.
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Postby Blues » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:30 pm

gkaplan wrote:I'm about half way through the sixth season of The Good Wife. I'm watching it on a DVD I borrowed from my library. If I didn't have a final coming up next week, I'd be binge-watching this. It's that good. I think it says lot about this series, or any series, that in its sixth season, it hasn't lost its edge.


We'll have to agree to disagree about that. My wife and I stopped watching it earlier this season because it finally just went beyond ridiculous (in our humble opinions). Frankly, the last couple of seasons were already heading downhill to our way of thinking so it didn't come as a shock.
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Postby Beezthree » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:06 am

The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Prime

based on the Philip K. Dick book, speculative historical fiction about post WWII America if Japan and Germany had won the war. love it so far.

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Postby TomatoTomahto » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:08 am

Beezthree wrote:The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Prime

based on the Philip K. Dick book, speculative historical fiction about post WWII America if Japan and Germany had won the war. love it so far.

You have considerable impulse control if you haven't binge-watched the whole series already. Good show, with above average acting.

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Postby TomatoTomahto » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:19 am

Way back in July, bengal22 mentioned Catastrophe on Amazon Prime. We finally watched (er, devoured) the show. We are not usually romcom fans, but this is a show with chemistry, intelligence, and cojones. Written by the two lead actors, after the last episode my wife, for whom the series started slowly (don't make a decision until at least an episode or two), just wanted another season, now!

ETA: if you're really conservative, the show might offend you in some places.


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