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  • namastebuzz
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    +1 for most of the shows already mentioned. Breaking Bad was pretty spectacular.

    To wean myself off The Wire I watched The Corner which was also created by David Simon. Didn’t take to Treme though.

    Carnivale was great – Clancy Brown as Brother Justin is the greatest baddy since The Kurgan in Highlander who was played by……Clancy Brown.

    John from Cincinnati is worth a watch. Never had any idea what was going on but loved every minute of it.

    The Guardian runs a column called “Your Next Box Set” which is worth following. They’ve recommended some good stuff over the years. Latest getting a mention is The Mentalist

    Your Nexr Box Set

    lardcore
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    Three pages in and no mention of Treme?

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    Bloody hell how do some of you watch so much TV?

    Rarely watch spoonfed broadcast tv, so can pick and choose and watch exactly what I want when I want.

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    Deadwood is a cracking shout.

    fasthaggis
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    Just started watching Generation Kill.

    batfink
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    Just started watching Generation Kill.

    THAT is awesome! Re-watched it a couple of times.

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    Sadexpunk – the fly episode has relevance later

    namastebuzz
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    lardcore – Member

    Three pages in and no mention of Treme?

    Except in my post – immediately before yours 😉

    TBH although I liked the cast, the setting, the music and the storyline I just couldn’t get that into it. When you finished an episode you didn’t think, “I’ve got to watch another one!”

    Took me nearly 2yrs to watch season 1 and I’ve not gone any further.

    After the The Wire, The Corner and Generation Kill I suppose I just expected more from David Simon.

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    Sadexpunk – the fly episode has relevance later

    ahhh does it now, thanks 🙂

    we just blitzed 4 episodes last night and got to the end of series 3. tired this morning *yaaaaawn* 😀

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    Currently enjoying The Following and Hostages.

    grum
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    – Generation Kill is really good
    – I rewatched The Wire again recently and it seems a bit dated – still great though.
    – Sopranos is fantastic
    – Sons of Anarchy is ludicrously cheesy and unrealistic but pretty entertaining
    – Same for The Shield (far too long though – 7 series!)
    – BSG – great in places but loses it’s way at times and has a dodgy ending – worth watching though
    – Homeland started out great but over-reached itself

    For a little outside bet – I really enjoyed Jericho, even though they had to cobble together an ending when the money ran out.

    I’m also in the never watch scheduled tv camp – do spend a fair amount of time watching movies and tv series I suppose.

    andy8442
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    Californication. Generation Kill. Both a little hard to source though.

    lardcore
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    namastebuzz@hotmail.com wrote:

    Except in my post – immediately before yours

    Van Damn it!

    Yes, it’s not The Wire and doesn’t have that addictive ‘just one more episode’ quality to it. On the other hand it does have some wonderful characters, great music and a lot of food (definitely a bad idea to watch on an empty stomach).

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    grum the writers have continued season 3 of jericho as a graphic novel, which isnt too bad, certainly moves the plot on

    loddrik
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    I fancy one for the summer

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    Still an awful lot of TV to watch especially when you haven’t got one.

    I hate to bring you into the 21st century but you don’t actually need a TV to watch TV programmes. There is thing new fangled thing called the Internet……

    namastebuzz
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    Yes, it’s not The Wire and doesn’t have that addictive ‘just one more episode’ quality to it. On the other hand it does have some wonderful characters, great music and a lot of food (definitely a bad idea to watch on an empty stomach).

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the food. I’m lucky enough to have been to to Louisiana a few times and sampled some good ol’ Cajun cooking.

    My criticism is starting to sound a bit like – “What have the Romans ever done for us?”……………

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    – Homeland started out great but over-reached itself

    Thought the second half of series 3 was great, came back on form.

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    Thought the second half of series 3 was great, came back on form.

    Agree.

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    If you have not seen it, Das Boot is very good

    oldboy
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    +1 for Das Boot, and thanks for reminding me, Stu E, I must watch it as again.

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    Life after Breaking Bad, you say?

    tacopowell
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    Watch it again, I’ve watched the first three seasons a few times,
    Keep seeing things, Keep enjoying it!

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    just finished the 4th series, bluddy brilliant. seems to me that would have been the ideal place to finish, but im sure ill change my mind after getting into no5.

    btw, id appreciate a round of applause please for last nights efforts. we did a ’10 episode marathon’ til 3.30am 😀

    got 5 days left before netflix free month is up. reckon we’ll get the last 16 episodes in? haha, it wont matter if not anyway, we’ll be subscribing i reckon 🙂

    Dolcered
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    I also thought series 4 would have been a fine place to stop bb.

    to replace it we’ve seen American horror story series 1. twin peaks weirdness.
    weeds. I could only hack 2 episodes, too much like 90210 with marijuana.
    now on son’s of anarchy. just cottoned on to what Sam crow is!

    ScottChegg
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    I watched the first episode of BB.

    So far I’m a bit underwhelmed. If it doesn’t pick up soon I’m leaving it.

    DrJ
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    @ScottChegg – I thought that same after the first episode. Now I’m having to ration myself to one or two episodes per night, both to make it last longer, and to avoid damage to my heart from too much stress.

    DrJ
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    Have to second stuartie’s suggestion for spiral, engaging plot, brilliant characters, reminds me every time I watch it why I love France so much.

    French woman wearing a vest, simply does not get better than that.

    +1 for Spiral

    +1 for the vest thing

    -100 for forgetting to mention Jospehine Karlsson.

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    It’s a slow burn. You really need to give it a good half season at least before making a decision.

    ScottChegg
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    I’m going to keep at it for a bit, but it’s hard to find someone to cheer on.

    As for things you haven’t seen, I enjoyed ‘Life’ with Damo Lewis last year. I’d never heard of it, and found it good fun.

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    ScottGhegg, i stuck through S1, but found it dull and depressing. It just gets better and better. They are plot setting in the first season.

    z1ppy
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    ‘Life’ is excellent, just too short

    I watched Breaking Bad while offshore. I watched it again at home, as my wife decided to give it a go. Great the second time around!

    These are worth a look
    The killing 1-3
    Spiral 1-4
    The Bridge 1
    Borgen 1-3
    The Wire 1-4
    Californication 1-3
    Life
    Sopranos
    West wing

    Making my way through Deadwood, it good so far!

    andyeez
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    No mention of “Underbelly” so far… great series based on true events

    DrJ
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    The Wire 1-4

    Maybe just a typo, but … The Wire 5 is in some ways the best, IMO

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    My barometer, rightly or wrongly, for new stuff to watch is usually IMDB.

    Anyone watched Person of Interest? It’s on my radar as something that may well suit.

    Oh, and if it hasn’t been mentioned already, Fringe is really good.

    I really didn’t like BB. Mr Panda loved it, however, and is hooked. I just thought all the characters were horrible, for the most part, and I didn’t care what happened to any of them. I have to put up with enough horrible people in real life, I don’t want them on my tv screen.

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    Anyone watched Person of Interest? It’s on my radar as something that may well suit.

    I’m up to episode 8. It starts off like a remake of The Equaliser without Ewar Woowoo or, perhaps, the sort of thing Glen Larson, Don Bellisario et all were knocking out in the 80s; to wit, unlikely duo pitched together with a MacGuffin to fight crime. So far so Street Hawk / Knight Rider / Magnum PI etc.

    The episodes so far have been monster crime of the week and whilst the characters are great and the stories have been fun, it’s left me wanting more. However, it’s getting to a point now where plot threads are starting to show, characters are recurring and I’m going “oh yeah” with regards to previous episodes. I’m getting the feeling that it’s about to get really good.

    schrickvr6
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    Anyone watched Person of Interest? It’s on my radar as something that may well suit.

    It makes for good background viewing when I’m working from home but don’t expect too much intellectual stimulation.

    “Mr Reece are you OK? “Not now Finch, I’m fighting fifteen Russian mobsters and you’re cramping my style.”

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    It’s a bit like Taken: The Series.

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