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  • One series that seems to have been generally overlooked/under rated in my view is The Leftovers - three series to date available on Sky box sets I believe.

    Of the ones previously mentioned you cant go wrong with Better Call Saul and The Wire. Also good call on Battlestar Galactica, appreciate it may not be everyone's cup of tea mind.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,218
    Another vote for Westworld here. Well worth a watch and can easily rival Game of Thrones on the nudity and violence front.
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    edited August 2017
    seanoconn wrote:
    Rick and Morty. It's a cartoon! But for adults only. Follows the exploits of Rick Sanchez, a alcoholic genius mad scientist and his slightly whiny grandson Morty. If you're in the mood to just switch off and enjoy some crazy ff'd up lunacy, this is definitely for you.


    Season 3 now on Netflix. You can't binge watch it as they're releasing one episode per week.

    Show me what you've got!

    I actually own a Plumbus. I had it on the dashboard of the company car for a while until Mrs Goo said it looked obscene and like some perverted sex toy. She may have a point but it was still very funny.
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  • rabkrabk Posts: 182
    Stranger Things (on Netflix)

    Enjoyable award winning series set in the 1980's, featuring Winona Ryder, concerning people trapped in a 4th Dimension

    I found it compulsive viewing - can't wait for the next series
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,218
    Mr Goo wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Rick and Morty. It's a cartoon! But for adults only. Follows the exploits of Rick Sanchez, a alcoholic genius mad scientist and his slightly whiny grandson Morty. If you're in the mood to just switch off and enjoy some crazy ff'd up lunacy, this is definitely for you.


    Season 3 now on Netflix. You can't binge watch it as they're releasing one episode per week.

    Show me what you've got!

    I actually own a Plumbus. I had it on the dashboard of the company car for a while until Mrs Goo said it looked obscene and like some perverted sex toy. She may have a point but it was still very funny.
    Plumbus
    First they take the dinglebop, and they smooth it out with a bunch of schleem. The schleem is then repurposed for later batches. They take the dinglebop and push it through the krumbo, where the fleeb is rubbed against it. It's important that the fleeb is rubbed, because the fleeb has all of the fleeb juice. Then a schlomi shows up, and rubs it, and spits on it. They cut the fleeb. There are several hizzards in the way. The blamphs rub against the trumbles, and the plubus and grumbo are shaved away. That leaves you with a regular old plumbus.

    I always wondered how they made plumbus :lol:
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,218
    Rabk wrote:
    Stranger Things (on Netflix)

    Enjoyable award winning series set in the 1980's, featuring Winona Ryder, concerning people trapped in a 4th Dimension

    I found it compulsive viewing - can't wait for the next series
    ^^This. Great 80's feel.

    I need to get out more :oops:
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  • seanoconn wrote:
    Rabk wrote:
    Stranger Things (on Netflix)

    Enjoyable award winning series set in the 1980's, featuring Winona Ryder, concerning people trapped in a 4th Dimension

    I found it compulsive viewing - can't wait for the next series
    ^^This. Great 80's feel.

    I need to get out more :oops:

    Was just thinking the same. I've watched the majority of the series mentioned on here. Another positive surprise was The Crown (Netflix original) didn't think I'd want to watch a drama about the current Queen/royal family but it was very good and looking forward to future series.
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    Rabk wrote:
    Stranger Things (on Netflix)

    Enjoyable award winning series set in the 1980's, featuring Winona Ryder, concerning people trapped in a 4th Dimension

    I found it compulsive viewing - can't wait for the next series

    Me too. I thought it was an excellent series. Apparently Eleven reappears in the new series.... trailer on You of the Tube.
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  • _Jon__Jon_ Posts: 366
    edited August 2017
    I'm watching better call Saul at the moment. Only a few episodes in but looks good so far.

    Next on the list are The Wire, Penny Dreadful, and Oz. Also, The tick (Amazon) is being released later this month and if the pilot is anything to go by it should be good.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,640
    I really enjoyed Stranger Things but to me it had the feel of something that should be left at that storyline.

    The Fargo series have been good too although the first has been the best still, finished the third recently and whilst still watchable I definitely didn't get into as much as the previous two.

    Not seen it here mentioned here yet but I got on really well with Billions, the first season at least anyhow. Going to start season 2 next week.
  • bonk_kingbonk_king Posts: 150
    Breaking bad is the best ever, though other great series are billions, homeland, house of cards, better call saul, dexter, sopranos, blacklist, banshee and peaky blinders. Just on with fargo at the minute and also looking forward to season 3 of narcos. Keep hearing great things about game of thrones also, i might give it a go soon.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,423
    I really enjoyed Stranger Things but to me it had the feel of something that should be left at that storyline.

    The Fargo series have been good too although the first has been the best still, finished the third recently and whilst still watchable I definitely didn't get into as much as the previous two.

    Not seen it here mentioned here yet but I got on really well with Billions, the first season at least anyhow. Going to start season 2 next week.

    Season 2 is actually much better.
  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    I binge watched Walking Dead & GoT from start to current in the last few months - love them both.
    Narcos was brilliant (heard the post Escobar season 3 is due out soonish)
    Gave Legion a shot - not too bad, a bit trippy but watchable
    Westworld was magnificent - really well made, next series not due until Spring 2018 unfortunately

    Keeping to the western theme, currently working through Deadwood - obviously it's a bit older than the above, but part way through season 1 I'm quite liking it - if you filter through the mountain of profanity (at least 200 "c0cksucker"s per episode) there's some pretty good stuff going on & some likeable characters amongst the historical re-workings.

    Haven't made a start on Breaking Bad yet despite the universally positive recommendations - it's only a matter of time.
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  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,399
    I like quite a few already mentioned especially Stranger Things,that's like The Goonies and part of my childhood mixed together,loved it.Some more i liked are Z Nation,Outcast,Colony and Hand Of God.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,604
    There's loads I want to try but I just lack the concentration levels to sit through them. I did download Spartacus but only managed a couple of episodes despite Lucy Lawless and Jamie Murray (not the tennis player!) getting their kit off regularly.

    The only thing I've really made a point of watching in recent years is the most recent 2 series of Line of Duty, I need to get the first two series now.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    Icarus is worth your time.
  • QubeQube Posts: 1,899
    Icarus is worth your time.

    Quite good indeed.

    Shetland on Netflix worth a look, only 8 episodes but well written and Dougie Henshall is a fine actor.

    Valkyrien on 4 - Scandinavian Breaking Bad. Brilliant.
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    The IT Crowd. (All the episodes on Netflix)
    It's a few years old now. But still makes me laugh a lot........ Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Mr Goo wrote:
    The IT Crowd. (All the episodes on Netflix)
    It's a few years old now. But still makes me laugh a lot........ Have you tried turning it off and on again?

    Awesome comedy series, Black Books too.

    Also Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Brooklyn 99.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,635
    mfin wrote:
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    That was very good.

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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    Daniel B wrote:
    mfin wrote:
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    That was very good.

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    +1 Deutschland 83. Thoroughly good.
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,088
    Currently watching "House of Cards" and really enjoying it, but It's between "The Sopranos" and "Breaking Bad" for the best programme ever for me. Every episode of the The Sopranos had such high production values, it was like a mini- movie. Any programme that can have you rooting for the bad guys is doing something right.
    "Band of Brothers" is amazing as well, it's a few years old now but compelling viewing nonetheless.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,802
    Boardwalk Empire is pretty good too.
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  • motogullmotogull Posts: 325
    meursault beat me to say True Detective. Series 1 mind. Series 2 is best treated as something with the same name.
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Motogull wrote:
    meursault beat me to say True Detective. Series 1 mind. Series 2 is best treated as something with the same name.

    Agreed, to point. Series 2 not as good as 1, but has it's moments. Farrell and cast very good, but the plot is maybe TOO twisty? Having said that, I missed an episode by accident and could still follow what was going on. I loved the scene with Farrell and his Dad in the bar, during the 'descent to hell' sequence.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,061
    Reality TV but Alone is interesting
  • MoontraneMoontrane Posts: 233
    The Americans
    Boardwalk Empire – at least the first 3 seasons – I just finished it.
    Deadwood
    Battlestar Galactica - as stated before, the best sci-fi
    The Wire
    House of Cards – first 3 seasons, at least
    Air Disasters – strangely compelling
    American Horror Story – nothing to do with current politics
    The Expanse
    Hannibal
    Infinite diversity, infinte variations
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,970
    Crescent wrote:
    "Band of Brothers" is amazing as well, it's a few years old now but compelling viewing nonetheless.

    Good shout. It was an amazing show anyway, but I was blown away when I watched the DVD extras showing who it was based on. The actors did such a good job capturing their real personalities.
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