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17th February 2014, 02:00 PM #1
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.
17th February 2014, 02:38 PM #2
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.
17th February 2014, 02:39 PM #3
Are they still making Raising Hope? If not its a shame as it was really funny.
17th February 2014, 02:39 PM #4
I shall list some of my favourites (3 breaks in 1 hour, same as a UK show).
NCIS Los Angeles (Do not like the original one however)
17th February 2014, 02:42 PM #5
Yeah, season 4 at the mo, still going.
Originally Posted by fiza
17th February 2014, 02:42 PM #6
Highly recommend Justified - Timothy Orphant as a sharp shooting US Deputy Marshall, brilliant show.
Also chuck in Rome, Fringe and House of Cards.
17th February 2014, 02:44 PM #7
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
Originally Posted by nephilim
Arrow definitely on the list but that was already on our list. These were new ones I hunted out to watch
17th February 2014, 02:45 PM #8
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!
Originally Posted by simpsonj
17th February 2014, 02:54 PM #9
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:
The Tomorrow People
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.
17th February 2014, 02:56 PM #10
We're watching Almost Human too, but I wouldn't recommend it yet, it's still too.....meh!
Originally Posted by DMcGuigan
Person of Interest definitely. White Collar we scrapped after season 3 (haven't watched the latest season at all) - just got bored of it.
17th February 2014, 03:02 PM #11
Where do you guys watch these? Are they on Netflix, Lovefilm?
17th February 2014, 03:05 PM #12
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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17th February 2014, 03:17 PM #13
yeah, we were after new or recently new series to watch rather than mammoth backlogs
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
17th February 2014, 03:19 PM #14
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.
17th February 2014, 03:20 PM #15
My girlfriend and I like watching Grimm
A cheesy premise but quite a lot of fun.
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