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#1 The Underdog

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 11:41 AM

Hey everybody... I was wondering what shows you guys recommend. I'm looking to start a new series and I have it narrowed down to a few. As much as I love Modern Family and The Office, I'm looking to watch a more serious series. I have already seen Breaking Bad and loved it. I think i have it narrowed down to:

1. Homeland (but I heard the 1st season is amazing but then it really tails off)
2. True Detective (heard its really good but also really weird)
3. The Americans

Any input you guys have would be cool, if you have seen any of them (don't give too much away, haha). Also open to any other suggestions if there is a show that you would consider a "must see."
Thanks guys!

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 12:37 PM

The Sopranos
Rectify
Boardwalk Empire
Louie

I would list True Detective as well, but it is a mere 8 episodes. Really well done, though I did not love the finale.

Edited by Buftex, 03 November 2014 - 12:50 PM.


#3 The Poojer

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

One of these days I am gonna give Sons of Anarchy a go.
Have you started Orange Is The New Black?
Episodes is a great series
Shameless is a fabulous series

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:00 PM

From your list, start with True Detective. It's short, tasty and won't disappoint.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the input, sounds like True Detective is pretty good. Haha it might be good that its only 8 episodes, I have a tendancy to get addicted to a series and spend way too much time watching.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the input, sounds like True Detective is pretty good. Haha it might be good that its only 8 episodes, I have a tendancy to get addicted to a series and spend way too much time watching.


Binge watching it will be better than watching in real time like most did. The first few episodes will feel slow, but it builds and pays off.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

I am really out of the loop on dramatic TV, but I started getting into "how to get away with murder" on ABC. It is pretty good so far-- reminds me of "damages," if you guys ever watched that very good FX legal show.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

As stated earlier...from your list I would go true detective. I am currently on season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. Great show that I would put in my top 5 of all time.

Netflix originals House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are terrific shows both entering their 3rd seasons. I highly recommend House of Cards...Kevin Spacey is amazing in it.

Of course Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire are must watch series if you haven't already.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:19 PM

Justified on fx > all that stuff

Curb your enthusiasm

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Agree on shameless and episodes

Boardwalk bored me to death with the last episode.

Edited by Ryan L Billz, 03 November 2014 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

I can't believe no one mentioned game of thrones.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:10 PM

Game of Thrones...absolutely.

My buddy at work says Dexter was a great show, but I haven't seen it. He got me hooked on Breaking Bad.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:23 PM

Hey everybody... I was wondering what shows you guys recommend. I'm looking to start a new series and I have it narrowed down to a few. As much as I love Modern Family and The Office, I'm looking to watch a more serious series. I have already seen Breaking Bad and loved it. I think i have it narrowed down to:

1. Homeland (but I heard the 1st season is amazing but then it really tails off)
2. True Detective (heard its really good but also really weird)
3. The Americans

Any input you guys have would be cool, if you have seen any of them (don't give too much away, haha). Also open to any other suggestions if there is a show that you would consider a "must see."
Thanks guys!


Out of those 3, my first choice would be True Detective.

Other must see tv series would be Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos, Sons Of Anarchy, The Wire and Band of Brothers

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:27 PM

True detective by a mile

Then I'll go outside the list with the wire


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:46 PM

I've seen all three and I'd rank them:

True Detective
Homeland
The Americans

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 04:17 PM

Walking Dead?

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:18 PM

i actually really like "the americans" on fx as well but i agree "true detectives" is the best of the three listed. we've enjoyed "longmire" about a sheriff in the west bordering an indian rez. just marathon watched wb's "the 100" on netflix on a snowy cacooning saturday. thought it was surprisingly compelling and have started the second season on now. have liked many of the others mentioned here as well. since hbo is included, i liked "silicon valley" and "the newsroom" as well.

Edited by birdog1960, 04 November 2014 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:12 PM

When I first got Netflix I went on a Mission Impossible kick. Then got bored because the shows tended to be the same. I've given it a rest for a year or so and started it back up this week.

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:21 PM

Hey everybody... I was wondering what shows you guys recommend. I'm looking to start a new series and I have it narrowed down to a few. As much as I love Modern Family and The Office, I'm looking to watch a more serious series. I have already seen Breaking Bad and loved it. I think i have it narrowed down to:

1. Homeland (but I heard the 1st season is amazing but then it really tails off)
2. True Detective (heard its really good but also really weird)
3. The Americans


The Americans is drivel (I watched an entire season and want that time back). Homeland is truly excellent. I am looking forward to watching True Detective.

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:50 PM

I really liked Revenge, but I was informed here OTW, that it is "a show for women". I still highly recommend it.

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:54 PM

Boss
Borgia (anyone know when Season 3 hits Netflix btw?)

A couple mini-series in honor of Veterans Day next week...
Band of Brothers
The Pacific