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Old 01-29-2018, 12:53 PM   #41
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Britannia - binged over the weekend as I could not stop watching Plenty of unpredictable outcomes in the sub-plots. If you like Vikings or Game of Thrones, you'll enjoy this series. Fair amount of spectacular scenery footage too.

Detectorists - story of two blokes and their metal detector escapades. Funny funny show!

Victoria - +1 This was surprisingly good but maybe because I had low expectations. I thought the actress that plays Victoria is very good.

Justified - Probably the only series that I have streamed multiple times. I never get tired of the characters. And I, too, thought it got better with each new season.
For those with Acorn, there is now a third season of Detectorists airing.
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A big thank you to those that are including what streaming service these shows are on.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:58 PM   #43
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Wow, I got to try Justified. So many good reviews here, and I never even heard of the show until this thread.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:06 PM   #44
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Wow, I got to try Justified. So many good reviews here, and I never even heard of the show until this thread.
Here’s a nice story about Elmore Leonard’s feelings on Justified: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ba...azed-by-609804

(I’m pretty much a TV sl*t and will watch anything on that big pretty screen but for me Justified is really really special—I think I’ll go watch it all again)
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OTA - not all are new, but some may be to the OP:

The Good Doctor

Better Late Than Never (Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, and George Foreman go traveling around the world having funny & interesting adventures)

Superior Donuts

Lethal Weapon

The Last Man on Earth

Riverdale

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Old 01-29-2018, 01:55 PM   #46
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I like Madame Secretary on CBS Sunday nights. If you liked West Wing, you will like Madame Secretary.

A funny British comedy is Doc Martin. Use to be on BBC America but I think the most recent season was on Acorn but I borrowed the free CD at the public library.

I really enjoy all the PBS Masterpiece Theater programs--especially Victoria, Poldard and Call the Midwife. Call the Midwife will start back up soon. You wouldn't think that a story about British midwives set in the 50s in Britain would be good but it is--my husband and I really enjoy it although there are some very realistic baby birthing scenes.
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Lucifer (based on the Neil Gaiman character from the Sandman comics) is light and fun - it's basically Castle. Self-absorbed character helps pretty police detective solve crimes.

Longmire was fantastic. Great casting, and they do a good job of making New Mexico look like Wyoming.

We just completed 11 seasons of Frasier - it holds up surprisingly well. Only a couple of clunkers in the whole series. (We were at the HD simulcast of the Met's performance of Tosca last Saturday, and I immediately recognized "Vissi d'arte" as Niles' favorite aria.)

Nordic Noir is fun. The best one is Trapped (Icelandic), followed by Shetland (Scots). Fortitude (also shot in Iceland) is rather grisly.

The best SF out there right now is The Expanse (waiting for season 2 to drop onto Netflix), followed by Travelers (also on Netflix). Star Trek: Discovery is going in some interesting directions.

It truly is a golden age of television, but the downside is that if a show fails to grab or hold us, we'll abandon it without a second thought. The absolute worst thing I've seen recently was Tin Star on Amazon Prime. Gawdawful - great actors and great scenery crippled by a badly written, badly plotted script.
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Surprised no one has mentioned The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime). It just won 2 Golden Globes. First season is only 8 episodes but it is very enjoyable.

Nightcap just mentioned Travelers (Netflix). That's the current one we are doing and it's pretty good as well. 2 seasons are out - we are in middle of season 2.
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Surprised no one has mentioned The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime). It just won 2 Golden Globes. First season is only 8 episodes but it is very enjoyable.
Thanks! Downloading episode 1 to try it out.
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OP here,

I did watch an episode of Justified.
Keep going! I was at home today (sick), and binge watched the rest of Season 2, and most of Season 3. It is getting so good! I agree that it's important to watch from the beginning so you can see how the characters are getting where they are later. Probably finish Season 3 now that I woke up.

Add: The humor is different, but just my kind.
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Another one that I hope is coming back is Taboo with Tom Hardy.

Justified is my favorite series of all time.

The Americans is very good too. One last season to go.

My wife and I should be getting our law degrees by watching 20 years of Law & Order episodes.
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Ok I’m out of it. My one can’t miss show is Love Boat, 4pm Sunday afternoons. Once you get past the silly swimsuits and work out clothes, they really were addressing a lot of cutting edge social issues - single women in workforce, divorce, gay folks, racial discrimination. This last week covered elderly drug overdosing. Captain Steuben got it going on!!!
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It truly is a golden age of television, but the downside is that if a show fails to grab or hold us, we'll abandon it without a second thought.
Absolutely - and that can be so annoying. I was REALLY liking Freaks and Geeks as well as Boss, both of which were only one season.
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TONS of great suggestions in this thread, but I think the thread would be more helpful if the respondent listed the source of the video - i.e. network name, Netflix streaming vs DVD, Amazon, etc. Here's mine:

Ozark - Netflix streaming
Americans - FX, Netflix DVD
Ray Donovan - HBO/Netflix DVD
Curb Your Enthusiasm - Amazon Prime
The Fall - Netflix (both)
The Killing - Netflix (both)
Goliath - Amazon Prime
Arrested Development - Netflix (both)
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is about it, lol.

Otherwise I prefer watching videos on subjects of interest on Youtube.
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I know we all have differing opinions, but Ray Donovan just got listed twice. I thought this was one of the most boring shows I've seen in recent memory. I'm just wondering why you like? Just wondering.
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Love Peaky Blinders. BBC has so many great series, especially murder mysteries. The character development is always great. If you're into "weird" Hand of God gets you there. Of course, Stranger Things is awesome. Best comedy ever is The Amazing Mrs Maisel. Won big in Golden Globes.
Agree on Peaky Blinders
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I know we all have differing opinions, but Ray Donovan just got listed twice. I thought this was one of the most boring shows I've seen in recent memory. I'm just wondering why you like? Just wondering.
I love Ray Donovan. Great acting, John Voight is terrific. There's some things I'm not crazy about. Why does every show have a "troubled teen" angle? But all in all a great show and not boring at all, imo.
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