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#21 NDBUFFCUSEFAN

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 12:16 AM

The Wire

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:18 AM

Along the lines of shows like The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad, I highly recommend The Shield.

It's one you have to start at the beginning and watch in order, but it's one of the best TV dramas I've ever seen. It's gritty without being blatantly gratuitous (SOA) and touches on the human element of good people going bad, but more subtly and artfully than Breaking Bad.

The best part, IMO, is that the good guys aren't always good, they don't always escape unscathed, and when they do it's because they did something intelligent, not because of dumb luck like we see all too often in shows and movies.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:44 AM

Vikings

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:13 AM

And on the lighter side of things, if no one has mentioned it in this thread. Raising Hope is my current favorite sit-com

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:26 AM

Oz

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:23 AM

Along the lines of shows like The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad, I highly recommend The Shield.

It's one you have to start at the beginning and watch in order, but it's one of the best TV dramas I've ever seen. It's gritty without being blatantly gratuitous (SOA) and touches on the human element of good people going bad, but more subtly and artfully than Breaking Bad.

The best part, IMO, is that the good guys aren't always good, they don't always escape unscathed, and when they do it's because they did something intelligent, not because of dumb luck like we see all too often in shows and movies.


its also where kurt sutter got his start (SOA), and you will get good on screen showings from guys that went on to other shows mentioned in this thread (including the wire, justified, and SOA). it probably wouldve been next on my list to mention.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:32 AM

Don't start with The Wire because then every show you watch after it will never satisfy the craving for amazing television

So I would start with some of the other great shows mentioned in here and work up your appetite for the cinematic climax that is The Wire

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:16 PM

I am halfway through the first episode of the new series, but Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is so far, pretty awesome, great insight in the music scenes, both historical and current of some of the major cities of the US. Kind of an extension of their incredible Sound City documentary from a couple years ago

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:19 PM

Don't start with The Wire because then every show you watch after it will never satisfy the craving for amazing television

So I would start with some of the other great shows mentioned in here and work up your appetite for the cinematic climax that is The Wire


Unlike the Sopranos that went off a cliff and stayed down for 5 years, The Wire was always on top of its game through the end. Few shows have ever done that.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:21 PM

Blacklist
Gotham
Peaky Blinders

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

I agree with the recommendation of 'True Detective'. Fantastic series that feels slow to start, has some weird elements but finishes strong.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

Blacklist
Gotham
Peaky Blinders


Is Gotham really good? I haven't gone past the pilot for personal reasons but it's still recording on my DVR. Should I go back?

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:39 PM

Is Gotham really good? I haven't gone past the pilot for personal reasons but it's still recording on my DVR. Should I go back?


I love it man. The Penguin is just starting to ramp up the crazy.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

I love it man. The Penguin is just starting to ramp up the crazy.


Alright, I'll dive back in. Thanks!

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:43 PM

1. Homeland (but I heard the 1st season is amazing but then it really tails off)


We love Homeland. I think it's still good.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

Is Gotham really good? I haven't gone past the pilot for personal reasons but it's still recording on my DVR. Should I go back?


I'm guessing the "personal reasons" have something to do with memories of your youth, Julie Newmar, fear of going blind and forgetting to lock the door just that one time. Am I way off?

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:54 PM

I'm guessing the "personal reasons" have something to do with memories of your youth, Julie Newmar, fear of going blind and forgetting to lock the door just that one time. Am I way off?


Could be his youth, Julie Newmar, and Wesley Snipes in drag.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:56 PM

I'm guessing the "personal reasons" have something to do with memories of your youth, Julie Newmar, fear of going blind and forgetting to lock the door just that one time. Am I way off?

Could be his youth, Julie Newmar, and Wesley Snipes in drag.


You're both in the neighborhood. :lol:

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

If you're looking for something light, The League is great. I don't think it's on Netflix right now, but the first 5 or 6 season's are on Amazon prime.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:10 PM

If you're looking for something light, The League is great. I don't think it's on Netflix right now, but the first 5 or 6 season's are on Amazon prime.


Good call on the league. Just watched the man land episode with Corbin Bernsen. Rafi and Taco are finally funny now.