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    Some TV recommendations

    After getting bored with the amount of breaks the US shows have, the wife and I went in search of other shows to watch to fill the gaps :

    Raising Hope - Absolutely love it. Has Garret Dillahunt (played Cromarty in Sarah Connor Chronicles), Martha Plimpton (one of the girls in the Goonies - what more do you need!) and Cloris Leachman (played the Grandma in Malcolm in the Middle). Fantastic comedy, well worth watching, many good references and nods.

    The Following - Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy in an FBI chase drama that is actually very good. Still expecting him to burst in to Flashdance but that's just me

    The Reign - Not my recommendation, blame this one on the wife. Something about Mary Queen of Scots, but with the usual American/Aussie actors who do their fake English accents

    Orphan Black - Only watched the first episode, plays out so far a bit like Ringer was (Sarah Michelle Gellar playing two roles). Could be good, I'll give it a punt.

    Some that just didn't make the cut

    Vikings - Watched 35 seconds of it and turned it off. Some shows grab you, some just make me go in to a coma. It might be fantastic, but for me, the intro killed it off

    The Crazy Ones - Robin Williams as a PR/marketing boss with Sarah Michelle Gellar (seeing a theme here) as his daughter. Wife described it as Robin Williams trying to be Mork 30 years on. It was just him doing his impressions and funny little skits, with a story loosely written around it. Funny in places, but it could get tiresome.

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    I just caught up on The Walking Dead. Watched seasons 1-3 back to back. Cant find season 4 from the beginning so cant watch it as its already on ep 10 on Fox.

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    Are they still making Raising Hope? If not its a shame as it was really funny.

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    I shall list some of my favourites (3 breaks in 1 hour, same as a UK show).

    Bones
    Hawaii Five-0
    NCIS Los Angeles (Do not like the original one however)
    Arrow
    The blacklist

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Are they still making Raising Hope? If not its a shame as it was really funny.
    Yeah, season 4 at the mo, still going.

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    Highly recommend Justified - Timothy Orphant as a sharp shooting US Deputy Marshall, brilliant show.
    Also chuck in Rome, Fringe and House of Cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I shall list some of my favourites (3 breaks in 1 hour, same as a UK show).

    Bones
    Hawaii Five-0
    NCIS Los Angeles (Do not like the original one however)
    Arrow
    The blacklist
    By breaks I meant lets stop airing for 2 weeks for Thanksgiving, then another 4 weeks for Christmas, then another 3 weeks because someone sneezed..... :P

    Arrow definitely on the list but that was already on our list. These were new ones I hunted out to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpsonj View Post
    Highly recommend Justified - Timothy Orphant as a sharp shooting US Deputy Marshall, brilliant show.
    Also chuck in Rome, Fringe and House of Cards.
    Watched Justified a bit, just couldn't get in to it. Was trying to find shows in first or second season to get in to, as we've had way too many "this is a good show, lets watch all 8 seasons this weekend" marathons!

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    Second Justified, love that show, weird seeing Olyphant in a setting other than Hitman though.. think I've just seen it too much

    At the minute my list of shows I've been watching is:

    Almost Human
    Castle
    The Tomorrow People
    White Collar
    Dexter (Now finished)

    Then the usual Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, yada yada.. you know the ones :P

    I've been recommended Person of Interest and Revolution, so I'll be taking a look at them soon. Probably Agents of Shield at some point too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcGuigan View Post
    Second Justified, love that show, weird seeing Olyphant in a setting other than Hitman though.. think I've just seen it too much

    At the minute my list of shows I've been watching is:

    Almost Human
    Castle
    The Tomorrow People
    White Collar
    Dexter (Now finished)

    Then the usual Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, yada yada.. you know the ones :P

    I've been recommended Person of Interest and Revolution, so I'll be taking a look at them soon. Probably Agents of Shield at some point too.
    We're watching Almost Human too, but I wouldn't recommend it yet, it's still too.....meh!
    Person of Interest definitely. White Collar we scrapped after season 3 (haven't watched the latest season at all) - just got bored of it.

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    Where do you guys watch these? Are they on Netflix, Lovefilm?

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    Just started watching Lilyhammer on Netflix. Looks promising.

    Of course, nobody's mentioned Breaking Bad, but I take it you've watched that? An astonishing series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Just started watching Lilyhammer on Netflix. Looks promising.

    Of course, nobody's mentioned Breaking Bad, but I take it you've watched that? An astonishing series.
    yeah, we were after new or recently new series to watch rather than mammoth backlogs

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    I have to say I prefer watching back to back. I never remember to watch if its week by week. Even if I record them I usually wait until there are at least 6 episodes.

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    My girlfriend and I like watching Grimm

    A cheesy premise but quite a lot of fun.

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