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Homeland? Parenthood? Please recommend something good. Breaking Bad?

by Anonymousreply 4701/09/2013

Breaking bad is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 112/16/2012

Mad Men, White Collar, Warehouse 13.

by Anonymousreply 212/16/2012

Breaking Bad if you haven't seen it - get going! Walking Dead, American Horror Story: Asylum, Homeland.

by Anonymousreply 312/16/2012

My husband got me into BB a couple of months ago. Ended up watching every episode in three weeks. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 412/16/2012

Would people recommend Scandal? I've seen it getting better reviews lately.

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by Anonymousreply 712/16/2012

Scandal is outrageous fun. For the conspiracy theorist in all of us.

by Anonymousreply 812/16/2012

It's odd to me that your recommend an intense drama like Mad Men R2, but then follow it up with two mediocre procedurals which can be fun but are hardly must see TV.

I would say Breaking Bad or Homeland if you want to start watching something that doesn't have as many episodes to catch up on.

This is assuming you are a fan of intelligently crafted TV dramas, which I am guessing you are OP based on what you initially threw out.

These type of shows aren't for everyone, but damn are they good.

by Anonymousreply 912/16/2012


Last season is on Netflix instant and the back episodes of the new season are probably on your cable provider's On Demand system.

by Anonymousreply 1012/16/2012

"It's odd to me that your recommend an intense drama like Mad Men [R2], but then follow it up with two mediocre procedurals which can be fun but are hardly must see TV."

WC and W13 may not be as intense as Mad Men, but they are good fun shows.

by Anonymousreply 1112/16/2012

Another vote for a Breaking Bad. And I'm not ashamed that I love Spartacus.

by Anonymousreply 1212/16/2012

Damages is on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 1312/16/2012

The Borgias. It's like the trashier version of The Tudors. Fun and decadent.

by Anonymousreply 1412/16/2012

The Hour is pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 1512/16/2012

I second the Borgias. Also checkout Shameless. Shameless never fails to disappoint and Lip is so fucking hot, even though he looks like Penny Marshall, and so is Ian.

by Anonymousreply 1612/16/2012

I enjoyed Parenthood for awhile. Haven't seen it in at least a season. Enjoyed how the characters were woven together.

Breaking Bad - can start from ep 1 on Netflix. But Netflix doesn't have the current season that's playing, of course.

Spartacus, 1st and 2nd seasons on Netflix. Excellent (too violent, but good story and lots of nudity). Haven't seen Ssn 3.

Mad Men is also pretty good - haven't watched in a couple years.

by Anonymousreply 1712/16/2012

The Walking Dead is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 1812/16/2012

Jason Ritter is off Parenthood and now we are stuck with Ray Ramano. Sigh

by Anonymousreply 1912/16/2012

American Horror Story and the Walking Dead.

AHS is unique in that each season is unique storyline. The first season is easily available on DVD/download, and the first half of the current season can be downloaded as well. FX probably has a marathon scheduled at some point around NYE.

by Anonymousreply 2012/17/2012

The Walking Dead is great right now (season three), and the first season is good but please keep in mind you will have to make it through Season Two where the show kinda lost its way.

It is worth it, but anyone starting the show should know that.

by Anonymousreply 2112/17/2012

On what fucking planet is Mad Men an intense drama? It's the most slow boiled melodrama on television. There is nothing intense about it.

by Anonymousreply 2212/17/2012

I'm following American Horror Story, Walking Dead, Revenge and Boardwalk Empire.

by Anonymousreply 2312/17/2012

It lost its budget, AMC made them film twice as many episodes as the first season, but with a smaller budget. They also dictated that they film 3 days inside, 3 days outside. Season 2 was a disappointment, but it's surprising it was watchable at all with AMC bungling what ended up being their biggest hit by far.

by Anonymousreply 2412/17/2012

r24 was a reply to r21

by Anonymousreply 2512/17/2012

I just watched the first season of "Louie". Love it, like Curb Your Enthusiasm but more grounded and less annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2612/17/2012

Mad Men is intense because in the world of the show the stakes are high for the characters and would be if they were real people in the 1950s/60s. On the surface you could say "the Walking Dead" is intense, but because the concept is nonsense I don't consider it so. There are not zombies and there never will be, so I think of it as a fun lark, but not intense.

by Anonymousreply 2712/17/2012

Another vote for Scandal, Revenge and Louie.

by Anonymousreply 2812/17/2012

Game of Thrones

Catch up to the previous seasons. Season 3 starts on March 31.

by Anonymousreply 2912/17/2012

I meant "intense" in more of the crafting of the show, when you have a show like Mad Men/Breaking Bad/Homeland they are intelligent crafted dramas that take the art of storytelling seriously.

Game of Thrones is another great show. Also will repeat Shameless (US) is worth getting into and has lots of gay plotlines which is always nice.

by Anonymousreply 3012/17/2012

People love to bitch about the second season of the Walking Dead, but I really enjoyed it. It's more character-driven, but there is some great stuff that happens, much of it revolving around Shane.

by Anonymousreply 3112/17/2012

When does Shameless come back?

by Anonymousreply 3212/17/2012

Yah have tah waatch American Harrah Stary.

by Anonymousreply 3312/17/2012

I'm enjoying Homeland, Breaking Bad, Scandal and Walking Dead although the last two aren't quite as good.

I have Netflix streaming and I recently watched Damages all the way through. I really enjoyed it. It has become my favorite way to watch TV shows, one episode right after another with no commercials.

by Anonymousreply 3412/17/2012

[quote]When does Shameless come back?

January 13th.

Here's a preview.

by Anonymousreply 3512/17/2012

I like New Girl and The Mindy Project, both crazy shows.

by Anonymousreply 3612/19/2012

I realize I'm way behind but I have started The Wire and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 3712/20/2012

Yes, Happy Endings for sure!

by Anonymousreply 3812/20/2012

Hunted is a lot of and there are only 8 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 3912/20/2012

I meant to say a lot of fun.

by Anonymousreply 4012/20/2012

Don't trust the B in Apt. 23, if only for the black gay dude who works for/worships James Van Der Beek.

by Anonymousreply 4112/20/2012

Oh, and in reference to Hunted, Cinemax has the first episode on YouTube in HD quality. So you can check it out like that before you make a commitment.

The show is centered around Melissa George's character, but the main male lead is very hot and he has just been tapped to play the Saint in the spin-off they're making.

by Anonymousreply 4212/20/2012

Just no to "Parenthood." Annoying, precious twaddle.

by Anonymousreply 4312/20/2012

I love the bitch in Apartment 23 as well but am tired of the black the Beek.

by Anonymousreply 4412/20/2012

The Newsroom and Justified - of course, I'd tune in to watch Timothy Olyphant read the paper.

by Anonymousreply 4512/20/2012

Apartment 23 is the best network comedy nobody is watching. VanDerBeek is consistently hilarious, the leads are ace comediennes, and the writing is pretty consistent. Plus, they seem pretty fearless when it comes to mining jokes from unexpected places.

And then there was the cupcake moment from Sunday that was the funniest thing I've seen in a long long time (and very Larry D-ish in writing)

by Anonymousreply 4601/09/2013

"Homeland" is well-written, well-acted and very exciting, even if you don't give a shit about the Middle East. Same with "Breaking Bad" -- excellent and engrossing, even if the drug angle is a turnoff.

"Happy Endings" started as sort of a modern "Friends" clone set in Chicago, but has now morphed into something closer to "Arrested Development" -- if you liked AD, you'd probably like HE. All the back episodes are on the ABC website for free.

by Anonymousreply 4701/09/2013
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