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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I searched for a thread on this but didn't find one - if it exists and I missed it, please share the link! DH and I are getting into renting movies and t.v. series at the library. We usually don't go to the movies, and we don't have HBO, etc., so we have a huge range of things to select from. It's sort of overhwhelming. I'd like to hear from the group what your top 5 recommendations for movies or t.v. series to watch would be.

We like pretty much everything except really super gory stuff. Right now we are watching the Dexter series which is fascinating and creepy, yet oddly addictive. LOL.

Thanks for ideas and leads!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Hello all!

I searched for a thread on this but didn't find one - if it exists and I missed it, please share the link! DH and I are getting into renting movies and t.v. series at the library. We usually don't go to the movies, and we don't have HBO, etc., so we have a huge range of things to select from. It's sort of overhwhelming. I'd like to hear from the group what your top 5 recommendations for movies or t.v. series to watch would be.

We like pretty much everything except really super gory stuff. Right now we are watching the Dexter series which is fascinating and creepy, yet oddly addictive. LOL.

Thanks for ideas and leads!
Go get Firefly. Only ran for one season, but it's amazing.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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I agree about Firefly; great show. We also loved the original Nikita series and The Profiler. I can't think of more at the moment but I feel that we've seen it all!
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24! Some seasons were better than others, but if you like action type shows, I don't think you can do any better.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #5
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Breaking Bad on AMC.
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Go get Firefly. Only ran for one season, but it's amazing.
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Go get Firefly. Only ran for one season, but it's amazing.
Brilliant show. Love it. Want it back with new episodes.

Gotta love the companion and shephard....
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Just thought of a great movie if you haven't seen it. "Man on Fire" with Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning.
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If you are a naval (tall sailing ships) history buff, "Master and Commander" is a fabulous choice. Russell Crowe delivers an outstanding performance.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311113/
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Jericho was pretty good. It's only 2 seasons though. It's the story of a small mid-western town surviving after a nuclear apocalypse engulfs the US.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #11
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30 Rock. It's still on, but we didn't start watching it until our daughter gave us the first series on dvd. Love it. Helps that Mrsin has been with GE for over 35 years, hee.
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Coupling - the original BBC series. Get it on Netflix streaming or DVD.
Raising Hope - currently showing on Fox, I think.
Mike & Molly - current
Modern Family - current

PBS Murder Mystery : Especially the Wallander series based on Mankell Henning's books with Kenneth Branaugh in the lead and the Inspector Lindley series based on Elizabeth George's books
MI-5 - Sometimes on PBS, but available on Netflix streaming.
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24 was great! Also, I got into The Event recently, however I think it got canceled because of low ratings.

Entourage is definitely one of my favorites (Ari Gold).

And as far as TV, you KNOW when you're up late at night and there's nothing else to watch, House Hunters on HGTV always seems to fit the bill.

Also, I got into it late, but Modern Family is hilarious.
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Another vote for Breaking Bad on AMC. I don't watch a ton of television, but Breaking Bad is absolutely captivating. I've never missed an episode and never will.
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the Wallander series based on Mankell Henning's books with Kenneth Branaugh in the lead.
Having read Henning Mankell for years my lady & I were pleasantly surprised by Branagh's performance, (I had always considered him a 'scenery chewer'),.......but he is Wallander.
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A favorite old movie: Repo man. Way way too many quotable scenes/lines. Repo Man - Rotten Tomatoes
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Wallander was very good, but our very fave is 'Foyle's War"; get it on Netflix and watch from the beginning. I'm looking forward to starting over in a year or two. Same director did "Collision" as a Masterpiece Contemporary. Not in the same league as Foyle, but good.
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We don't have cable and can get all these from the library system, most are current shows: Breaking Bad, The Closer, Leverage, True Blood, Dexter, White Collar, Burn Notice, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Hot In Cleveland, Monk, Psych, Weeds.
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Every year or so we borrow all of the X-files episodes from our local library.
What fun! That is the last tv show we watched with any regularity.
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For DW and I would be The Sopranos. If it was just me, I liked Lost and Prison Break.
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