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18 June 2015 - 4:53pm

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Hey guys, I have been really busy lately and unable to keep up with any shows on TV. I know it is summer here so I am not inside a bunch until late at night, but I am still looking for some new shows to watch. Any suggestions?

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12 June 2016 - 7:10pm
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a great show that i havnt seen listed here yet is an english show called happy valley.

penny dreadful is another show out right now that is pretty good.

wayward pines season 2 has just started... its ok...

vikings is a great show but this season was really twisted and not that great

I just mentioned Happy Valley in above thread, lol. I enjoyed it, too! I watched Season One Wayward Pines, but I didn't like the finale and I didn't see how they could do another season. My son watched the first two and says "more of the same" even though the reviews I saw said it is " a new and different show." I don't think I will watch. I am trying to weed out and only watch the very best, the ones I REALLY like, since I am such a TV junkie already. lol

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12 June 2016 - 7:13pm
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I know what you mean. I was super keen and I watched the first 2 episodes but that was the beginning of last week and I have not been back yet. It just hasn't grabbed me like the first season. I'll still give it a chance though and see where it goes.

I made it through Season Two of True Detectives, and I like it a lot more than the critics. There were some really cheesy moments and the lines they gave poor Vince Vaughn were very cringe worthy. lol I did like Colin Farrel and Rachel McAdams. I just read there will definitely be a Season Three. It has to be difficult to live up to Season One.

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12 June 2016 - 7:16pm
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I have heard many things about the Bloodline show but never actually tried it. Maybe I will.

Also we recently finished watching The Path. It is a really interesting show about a cult and how the ubelievers are treated, really fascinating.

My son really enjoyed The Path, as we are both huge Aaron Paul fans. The guy who played Will on Hannibal (LOVED Hannibal and so sad to see it canceled - all the good ones are, right, for example, The Bridge that just kept on getting better) is on that show, too. I haven't watched, but I caught bits and pieces as oldest son was watching. I believe all he is left is the final Season One episode.

I am waiting on pins and needles to see when RECTIFY - one of my ATFs is coming back . I hope it will be more than six episodes this season!

Justified is another good one that saw its end/finale a while back.

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12 June 2016 - 10:41pm
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Also just a few days ago Unreal season two stated. It is a really interesting show about how Bachelor seems behind the scenes. Definitely changed my opinion on Bachelor type shows 🙂

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I made it through Season Two of True Detectives, and I like it a lot more than the critics. There were some really cheesy moments and the lines they gave poor Vince Vaughn were very cringe worthy. lol I did like Colin Farrel and Rachel McAdams. I just read there will definitely be a Season Three. It has to be difficult to live up to Season One.

I watched it all too and it wasn't terrible, but it was terribly hard to follow what was going on all the time. The shootout scene on the street was very intense but overall it wasn't a patch on the first series.

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I watched it all too and it wasn't terrible, but it was terribly hard to follow what was going on all the time. The shootout scene on the street was very intense but overall it wasn't a patch on the first series.

This conversation makes me again interested in the series, I will probably finish them sometime soon.

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This may not be to the taste of the majority of you on the forum....but I have been watching Downton Abbey. The series is finished now so it's another one that can be binge watched.

I guess you can describe it as Dallas set in 1800s England. It provides some insight into how things changed politically and socially for the aristocracy during this time and how well (or perhaps how poorly) they handled the change. But at the heart of it it's a soap opera and as with all soap operas you get sucked into the drama of these peoples lives and I love it! 😀 And it doesn't hurt that the costumes play such a large part of the show.....love seeing how the fashions evolved over the years 😳

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This may not be to the taste of the majority of you on the forum....but I have been watching Downton Abbey. The series is finished now so it's another one that can be binge watched.

I guess you can describe it as Dallas set in 1800s England. It provides some insight into how things changed politically and socially for the aristocracy during this time and how well (or perhaps how poorly) they handled the change. But at the heart of it it's a soap opera and as with all soap operas you get sucked into the drama of these peoples lives and I love it! 😀 And it doesn't hurt that the costumes play such a large part of the show.....love seeing how the fashions evolved over the years 😳

Thx for the advise as I have so little time to seek information myself which tv shows are worth watching at he moment. But as you describe it, it sounds interesting and I will watch an episode of it. I usually love historic settings so we'll see. 🙂

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18 July 2016 - 6:45pm
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Netflix has a few new good ones.

Season Two of Bloodline
Stranger Things - Mystery/Sci Fi fans will like this one with Mathew Modine and Winona Ryder
Marcella - Mystery/Crime/Detective show with some good acting, even if some of the story line is confusing - I tried to ration this one and ended up binge watching fairly fast

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269594/

Ray Donovan is back, too, but I am so far unimpressed with the new season.

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I read about Stranger Things the other day and it sounded good so I have added it to my netflix list.

Another one I just started watching a year later than everyone else is Mr Robot. I've only seen the first two episodes but it is looking good, and is very technically accurate as far as computer hacking goes, compared to the usual rubbish they show on CSI or NCIS and shows like that.

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20 July 2016 - 11:01pm
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I started Mr, Robot after hearing good things, but I just had too many shows going and I couldn't keep up. I would love to binge watch Game of Thrones someday, too. I am often "late to the party" when it comes to TV. Took me years to watch The Wire and Deadwood and SO glad I did. Yeah, NCIS and CSI being America's most popular shows says something about the general population, lol Sorry if I insulted any fans. Yikes. lol

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20 July 2016 - 11:40pm
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I highly recommend you read the Game of Thrones books first if you haven't watched any of the show. It's a fantastic series.

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I've seen a few more episodes and Mr Robot is getting seriously weird. Its giving me a very Fight Club kind of vibe.

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I've seen a few more episodes and Mr Robot is getting seriously weird. Its giving me a very Fight Club kind of vibe.

In a good or bad way? I stopped watching mr Robot in the middle of the first season cause it was gettig too weird in an unpleasant way.

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Thats hard to say without spoilers. I think it is good and I really like the show, but I saw one major part of it coming a mile away. However towards the end of the first season there is a twist with another character that I never saw coming. I watched the first episode of season 2 and it still very interesting. It a bit of a guessing game working out what is real and what isn't in this show.

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blck - I get what you mean about it getting too weird in an unpleasant way. It's a really intriguing show but as with most shows these days it goes down a very dark path and the characters who while flawed were really quite likeable are now beginning to lose me.

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I watched Stranger Things this week and really enjoyed it. Its set in the 80s so if you were a kid (or older!) then it feels very familiar. The kids in the show are great. Its hard to describe without giving too much away, but its sort of like a cross between The Goonies, ET, and A Nightmare on Elm Street! Watch out for Dustin, the toothless kid. He is hilarious and very clever too.

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I watched Stranger Things this week and really enjoyed it. Its set in the 80s so if you were a kid (or older!) then it feels very familiar. The kids in the show are great. Its hard to describe without giving too much away, but its sort of like a cross between The Goonies, ET, and A Nightmare on Elm Street! Watch out for Dustin, the toothless kid. He is hilarious and very clever too.

I was just about to ask some comments about this show! I am kind of interested in it as I love all the magical stuff but the thing that annoys me is kids..(no offense here). If the main characters are only kids I would probably stop watching the show, but I think I will try the first episode. Thanks for suggestion CL-Ed.

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Some of the main characters are kids but there are several key adults too so its a good mix. The kids in this show act like real children, not like the usual TV kids in most shows. But I'm not sure if you'll think that is a good or bad thing!

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Not sure if this helps or hinders but Winona Ryder is one of the adult actors - she's of my generation so it was interesting to see her in the role of a mum rather than a wild teen 🙂

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Not sure if this helps or hinders but Winona Ryder is one of the adult actors - she's of my generation so it was interesting to see her in the role of a mum rather than a wild teen 🙂

This actually helps because I really like her as an actress. Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely try this show now.

Also I have decided to finish Dexter.I watched it till 3rd or 4th season, but then it started to bore me. Now I can't find great shows so decided to go back to finish it. Oh and also recently at home we've been watching the X files, slowly but soon we'll finish season 1 🙂

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This actually helps because I really like her as an actress. Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely try this show now.

Also I have decided to finish Dexter.I watched it till 3rd or 4th season, but then it started to bore me. Now I can't find great shows so decided to go back to finish it. Oh and also recently at home we've been watching the X files, slowly but soon we'll finish season 1 🙂

I've only watched Dexter up to season 2. Is it worth continuing forward?

I'm surprised no one brought up "Rick and Morty" yet. It's great, and most people who watch it tend to love it. It's an animated show, however, but features great writing and comedy. (Of course, it's only substituting the void of Futurama being cancelled for me)

I don't particularly watch many shows, mostly movies.

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I've only watched Dexter up to season 2. Is it worth continuing forward?

I'm surprised no one brought up "Rick and Morty" yet. It's great, and most people who watch it tend to love it. It's an animated show, however, but features great writing and comedy. (Of course, it's only substituting the void of Futurama being cancelled for me)

I don't particularly watch many shows, mostly movies.

Well the first two seasons were great, I don't remember if I started 3rd season or 4th.. But it slowly started to become boring (for me) but I guess it can also be because I was motsly binge watching the series.. But I think it is worth trying the 3rd season.

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Well the first two seasons were great, I don't remember if I started 3rd season or 4th.. But it slowly started to become boring (for me) but I guess it can also be because I was motsly binge watching the series.. But I think it is worth trying the 3rd season.

Well, I'll try to keep it in mind. The problem with me is that I slowly start to lose attention after I go through a season or two. The same thing happened to Lost, and most of the shows I pick up (even if I like them). Perhaps it's the matter of the writing.

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Well, I'll try to keep it in mind. The problem with me is that I slowly start to lose attention after I go through a season or two. The same thing happened to Lost, and most of the shows I pick up (even if I like them). Perhaps it's the matter of the writing.

I get that. But sometimes the show gets better after the first season or two. Can't really say that this is the case. But I really loved Six Feet Under all seasons and House of Cards. Would like to rewatch them sometime, loved really every episode and all seasons. Same goes to Mob Wives.

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I've been enjoying the first couple of series of Halt and Catch Fire lately. Its about people working in the early days of the computer industry in the early 80s in America. Its very good and you get to see the genesis of a lot of ideas that we take for granted today.

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I have been obsessed lately with the X files. I wasn't expecting to fall for them so bad but that show is just so good!

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The X-Files is an old favourite of mine. I have to assume that you are talking about the old episodes though. The new ones they releases earlier this year weren't very good which was a shame.

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Sundance's Rectify is back for its final season, Season Four. I am definitely sad, but what a wonderful experience this show has been for me. One of the most artistic, well-written, and well acted shows I have ever seen.

Watching yet another season of Shameless, too.

Another great show is Goliath from Amazon Stars Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt and many more... 🙂

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The X-Files is an old favourite of mine. I have to assume that you are talking about the old episodes though. The new ones they releases earlier this year weren't very good which was a shame.

Just noticed your post! 🙂 Yes I am speaking about the old seasons, I am at season 2 or 3, don't remember. Now there are so many new shows that I can't keep track.

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