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Old 05-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tell me what I should watch...

I was going to post this in the Entertainment forum, but I thought I would get more responses here.

I would like to get everyone's suggestions for television series that I would be able to get on Netflix.

Last year I became very enthused with the tv series concept...on dvd. I started with Six Feet Under and I LOVED IT! I was so sad when it was all over, lol. I followed that up with Sex in the City and I enjoyed that very much, as well. I've also watched Lost up until the episode in which Spoiler: Ben's daughter was killed (I guess), but I will finish watching that with my boyfriend as he is recording them and watching them with me whenever we get together.

I like shows that are, of course, funny...but they don't have to be comedies. Good writing is essential.

I have on my Netflix queue at the moment, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, but I was hoping to find out about some others to try out, as well.

I find that tv shows are perfect for those nights when I'm too tired or otherwise unable to commit to an entire movie.

Thank you for your suggestions in advance!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does Netflix carry Cathouse?

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Old 05-06-2008, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The HBO series Rome.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The HBO series Rome.

One of the best TV shows ever created. Season 1 is far superior to season 2.

Also check out Prison Break if you have not already seen it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I started with Six Feet Under and I LOVED IT! I was so sad when it was all over, lol.
OMG, I feel you on this one. Watched all 3 seasons in the course of a week or so.

We satiated our appetite with Dexter - AWESOME series, and "David" of Six Feet Under is the star!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The Tudors has been interesting, Rescue Me is fun, I second Dexter, Battlestar Galactica is unreal, it's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a guilty pleasure, and 30 Rock is pretty funny.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know if they do it, but American shows that I love:

Chuck,
NCIS,
Reaper,
Monk,
House.

I imagine some of them must be out on DVD in the states by now.


Or if you want the absolute best series ever made. Better than any film, get Band of Brothers. It's a war series, so no comedy (although there are some moments where the funnier of the guys show how they got through the war; with comedy). However, it is without doubt the best thing I have ever watched.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, suggestions already! Thanks folks!

running over to netflix to see if they have these...
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ooh, an English one you might like is "Hustle"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustle_(TV_series)

I'd put that on a par with my Favourite US series, Chuck. Obviously behind Band of Brothers.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Does Netflix carry Cathouse?

lol, do you mean the HBO documentary, Cathouse?

if so, it doesn't look like a series...but I put it on my queue anyway...just because, you know
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know if they do it, but American shows that I love:

Chuck,
NCIS,
Reaper,
Monk,
House.

I imagine some of them must be out on DVD in the states by now.
Not yet on DVD: Chuck, Reaper
Yes, on DVD: NCIS, Monk, House.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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lol, do you mean the HBO documentary, Cathouse?

if so, it doesn't look like a series...but I put it on my queue anyway...just because, you know

well I was thinking there was more than one season of the "documentary" :shrug:

I'll also nominate OZ.. that was a good one IMO.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Ultimate Force (BBC)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (esp episodes written by Joss Whedon)
Angel (esp episodes written by Joss Whedon, many actors in Angel were in Buffy)
Firefly (Joss Whedon, many actors in FF were at some point in Buffy or Angel)
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Okay, I have put the first seasons of Rome, 30 Rock, The Tudors and Dexter on my queue...I will try these first. But since I absorb these things like air it shouldn't take long before I am jonesin' for more.

Please continue with the suggestions! I'm still paying attention...and maybe some other folks will find them helpful, too!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Cynth, I never would have picked you as a Whedon fan. Go figure. Did you see the episodes of The Office he directed?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Cynth, I never would have picked you as a Whedon fan. Go figure. Did you see the episodes of The Office he directed?
I heard about them but did not watch them. I'm not so much an Office fan. I work in an office, I don't want to watch them as part of my entertainment.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If you work in an office like the office in The Office then you're fortunate to be in such an entertaining workplace.
In the past 15 years of working in Corporate America I cannot make up some of the stories, dialogue, situations, meetings, proposals, and promotions I have ever seen.

In my few hours of watching TV, I'd like to watch something that brings me out of the reality that I am within.

read this.. start on page 11.

http://www.openletters.net/openletters001022.pdf

look up her name and see that she's now a bigwig.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm going to throw out Dead Like Me. Only two seasons, but two very enjoyable ones.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the LOST spoiler.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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well I was thinking there was more than one season of the "documentary" :shrug:

I'll also nominate OZ.. that was a good one IMO.
On further research I see there is a series but it is not available on dvd, yet.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm going to throw out Dead Like Me. Only two seasons, but two very enjoyable ones.
DLM was very cool. Dexter is my favorite. Check out Carnivŕle from HBO featuring Nick Stahl and Clancy Brown (2 seasons on DVD). http://www.hbo.com/carnivale/

Another you'll-either-love-it-or-hate-it was HBO's John From Cincinnati.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:26 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks for the LOST spoiler.
Is that a spoiler? It's already aired.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Doesn't mean I've already seen it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
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well, I changed it. sorry about that...
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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One of the best TV shows ever created. Season 1 is far superior to season 2.

Also check out Prison Break if you have not already seen it.
Rome??? Really? I gave the very first disk a try, but only lasted about 40 mins. Returned the set to my buddy without finishing it. And having taken Latin in highschool for 4 yrs, I was ready for some entertainment!!!

Maybe I should try again. I just thought it was superficial.


- I am currently enjoying Dexter (season 1) on CTV every Sunday night at 10 pm. Very entertaining.

- Rescue Me (Showcase) is also great

- Dead Like Me was enjoyable during its run.

Other series that are superior are:

Carnival
Deadwood
Battlestar Galactica.
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well, I changed it. sorry about that...
Thanks.

Watch Firefly, like Cynth reocmmended. Awesome show that got canceled after only 14 episodes.

Also, Band of Brothers is a really good 10 episode mini series. I highly recommend it.
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I'll also nominate OZ.. that was a good one IMO.
OZ was brutal, but extremely well done and a great show.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Sopranos, most definately!
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Sopranos, most definately!
Maybe seasons 1-4.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Forgot about Band of Brothers. Very good show that was.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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If I might ask, what exactly is netflix?

And I am telling you, get prison break!
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:17 PM   #34 (permalink)
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If I might ask, what exactly is netflix?

And I am telling you, get prison break!
Online rental "store"
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Battlestar Galactica: You like comedies, and this is not just a drama, but perhaps even an anti-comedy, but it's still one of the best shows on television. Forget Emmy's...Battlestar Galactica has won both a Hugo and a Peabody. It has Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, among others. Both producers have degrees in political science, and it shows. Finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Bear McCreary's soundtrack(s) have been consistently recognized each year as one of the best - if not the best - of the year. It's not a happy show, but it is a great show. If you watch it, it's a show that must be watched in order, so: miniseries, season 1 (they're in the same DVD set I think), season 2, sci-fi.com webisodes (recommended, but technically not necessary, and unfortunately they're not on DVD, but I'm more than happy to send you a file containing them - they're only about 30 minutes total), season 3, Battlestar Galactica: Razor TV movie, and then season 4 once it comes out on DVD (which will be the last season).

It was a pain in the ass to try and find some sort of video to embed to promote the show in general that does not contain any real spoilers for someone who hasn't seen it. These two were, literally, all I could come up with. Everything else - including even the opening credits, you'll understand if/when you watch the show - contained what I'd consider a spoiler. The best way to get a decent idea of the show is to just check out the miniseries, cause these clips don't really give a great representation.




Weeds: You like comedies, and this show is more in line with that. It's a comedy-leaning dramedy. Anyway, it's a show about a weed selling widowed mom, starring Mary-Louise Parker...what's not to like?! Seasons 1 & 2 are available on DVD, season 3 comes out in early June, and season 4 will start shortly afterward on June 16.




Dexter: This show has its comedic moments, but for the most part it's a drama. And an awesome one at that. Not to mention that it gives you an opportunity to see Michael C. Hall in a totally different kind of role!




EDIT: Oh my god, how could I forget Carnivale? It's up there with Battlestar Galactica as one of my favorite shows of all time, and the same goes for its soundtrack. And I'm still upset that it got cancelled on a cliffhanger. That's how good it is though: you should watch both seasons, even though they weren't given the opportunity to finish the story.

I was even able to find the first 10 minutes of the show, so that it can speak for itself

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #36 (permalink)
 
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Picket Fences (David Kelly's quirkiest show)

The West Wing (at least until Aaron Sorkin's coke habit kicked in)
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:52 PM   #37 (permalink)
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6' under was one of my favorites too. The last episode was perhaps the best way to wrap up a series that Ive ever seen. You will also want to try Mad Men of course.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:09 PM   #39 (permalink)
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The Riches, I've only seen a few episodes, but they are really interesting to say the least!
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:12 PM   #40 (permalink)
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My choices would be Rome and 30 Rock. 30 Rock is great comedy if you ask me!

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