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Looking for an addicting TV show

Something like Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sopranos, Damages... I started watching Dexter but I hated it.

In addition to the 4 shows I listed above I've already seen and like to one degree or another:

Boardwalk Empire


The Borgias




The Killing





by Anonymousreply 8908/20/2013

Ray Donovan

by Anonymousreply 107/13/2013

There are sentient beings who liked "Lost"? That show was nothing but religious pandering.

by Anonymousreply 207/13/2013

Orphan Black

by Anonymousreply 307/13/2013

The Bridge - just started last week on FX, or you can watch the original Nordic version Bron/Broen online with subtitles through Dailymotion or Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 407/13/2013

Orphan Black and The Americans

by Anonymousreply 507/13/2013



Mad Men


Battlestar Galactica

American Horror Story

Dexter (Season 1-4)

by Anonymousreply 607/13/2013

R6, you couldn't even finish reading OP's first sentence?

by Anonymousreply 707/13/2013

Sons of Anarchy is great. I like it a whole lot better than justified

Ray Donovan

The Shield was a great show


by Anonymousreply 807/13/2013

R7, eat a dick.

by Anonymousreply 907/13/2013


I second Sons of Anarchy.

by Anonymousreply 1007/14/2013

So, R6, I guess the answer is "no." No, you couldn't even finish reading OP's first sentence.

by Anonymousreply 1107/14/2013

I like Wallander.

The English version has Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston. It's not a series with one long story but the stories are really good.

by Anonymousreply 1207/14/2013

I'm a skimmer.

by Anonymousreply 1307/14/2013

Thanks for the suggestions. I forgot to list Boss as one I've seen...great show! Saw Mad Men too.

I loved Justified! I just watched the first two episodes of Sons of Anarchy. It's okay. Don't know whether I'll keep watching.

And again, I hate Dexter! I love crime shows and thrillers but making some kind of hero, or even anti-hero, out of a serial killer who gets off on torturing people, even the most vile people, disgusts me.

by Anonymousreply 1407/14/2013

Orange Is The New Black

by Anonymousreply 1507/14/2013

Hemlock Grove

by Anonymousreply 1607/14/2013

Another vote for Sons of Anarchy. I didn't think it would be something I'd like, but so many of my friends recommended it, I had to give it a try.

LOVE IT. My partner and I burned through all five seasons in a month.

Also, like R8, loved The Shield and am digging Ray Donovan.

by Anonymousreply 1707/14/2013

[quote]I just watched the first two episodes of Sons of Anarchy. It's okay. Don't know whether I'll keep watching.

Me again (R17 ) It took me until the third/fourth episode, then I was hooked. It just keeps ramping up with each season.

by Anonymousreply 1807/14/2013

Thanks, R18. I think I'll keep watching.

by Anonymousreply 1907/14/2013

Probably not what you're looking for but shows I have been addicted to include The Good Wife (legal drama) and The Mentalist (police procedural drama).

by Anonymousreply 2007/14/2013


Walking Dead

by Anonymousreply 2107/14/2013

Game of Thrones

by Anonymousreply 2207/14/2013

Six Feet Under

by Anonymousreply 2307/14/2013

I'll second Mi-5--there are years of it, and both episode-long stories and longer arcs. Beloved characters are killed with impunity, though.

by Anonymousreply 2407/14/2013

Orange is the New Black.

by Anonymousreply 2507/14/2013

Bates Motel is surprisingly involving.

I only saw the first two episodes of Cinemax's Banshee but want to see more. (Cant find it anywhere online.)

by Anonymousreply 2607/14/2013

R26 torrents baby

by Anonymousreply 2707/14/2013

Hell on Wheels, excellent drama about the building of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Season 3 starts in August; Season 1 is available on DVD and Season 2 will be released on DVD on Tuesday.

by Anonymousreply 2807/14/2013

Stick with Justified. Kurt Sutter has made it very clear that SoA is based on King Lear and has a 7 year series arc. After I watched it go to hell in Season 4 and read that, I got off the train.

by Anonymousreply 2907/14/2013

[quote]After I watched it go to hell in Season 4 and read that, I got off the train.


by Anonymousreply 3007/14/2013

R30 Sons of Anarchy

by Anonymousreply 3107/14/2013

That Charlie Hunnam is a hot little cutie, but way too nice for this role; he lacks an edge I feel is necessary to making this role realistic.

I didn't know he played gay in Queer as Folk...damn! I'm in love!

by Anonymousreply 3207/14/2013

I love 'Hung'

Thomas Jane as a male whore was hot.

by Anonymousreply 3307/14/2013

The Newsroom is worth a watch. Season 2 premieres tonight.

by Anonymousreply 3407/14/2013

Also, 'OZ' had some great scenes, especially Christopher Meloni in the shower naked or having sex with Lee Tergesen. Hot, hot, hot!

by Anonymousreply 3507/14/2013

What R34 said. And John Gallagher, Jr., and Thomas Sadowski are eminently fuckable. I wish it were in Aaron Sorkin's purview or point-of-view to refocus the romantic triangle they're in so that they end up in bed together instead of one of them and Maggie.

by Anonymousreply 3607/14/2013

And yet another vote for MI-5.

If you have Netflix, House of Cards (I could not stop watching and was staying up until 2 am during the week. Not a good idea but it's addictive)

by Anonymousreply 3707/14/2013

try siberia just started and pretty good so far

by Anonymousreply 3807/14/2013

[quote] That Charlie Hunnam is a hot little cutie, but way too nice for this role; he lacks an edge I feel is necessary to making this role realistic.

In the first few seasons he was too nice. This last season was kick ass, hard core fabulous.

I watched some of the episodes of QAF with Charlie in them and can not believe that is him. It's like it's a totally different person. When I first realized that he had been on the British version, I thought he would be playing the Brian Kinney type character. Damn was I wrong

He has a new movie coming out "Pacific Rim".

by Anonymousreply 3907/14/2013

The first season of damages was like crack.

by Anonymousreply 4007/14/2013

Hulu has [italic]the Take[/italic], a four-part series starring Tom Hardy and Shaun Evans as gangster cousins. Brian Cox plays the prison-bound mob boss. There's a hot scene in part 1 when Hardy, just released from prison, is fucking his wife from behind, very trashy, also funny.

by Anonymousreply 4107/14/2013

I would avoid The Newsroom at all costs, unless you like an elderly, straight white male preaching to you.

If you can handle some gore, try The Walking Dead. The first season is excellent. The quality drops off some after that, but it's still one of the best shows on TV right now.

by Anonymousreply 4207/14/2013


Six Feet Under


Orphan Black (tho it took me 4 episodes to get into it)

by Anonymousreply 4307/14/2013

[quote]That Charlie Hunnam is a hot little cutie, but way too nice for this role

His character evolves into a sexy, hard core bad ass. His evolution is one of the things I love about the show. Things that happen change him. I love how all of the characters evolve and change. The way you meet them in season one is not at all how you find them down the line.

by Anonymousreply 4407/14/2013

[quote]In the first few seasons he was too nice. This last season was kick ass, hard core fabulous.

Totally agree R39

by Anonymousreply 4507/14/2013

I forgot to add I've also seen House of Cards and Queer as Folk (American version).

I started Walking Dead...did NOT like.

The Good Wife looks interesting. Is it anything like Damages? Because that show was like crack.

What about Scandal?

by Anonymousreply 4607/14/2013

Cupcake Wars!

by Anonymousreply 4707/14/2013

true blood

by Anonymousreply 4807/14/2013

[quote] The Good Wife looks interesting. Is it anything like Damages? Because that show was like crack.

It's good, but it's not at all like Damages. It's like the legal version of ER.

The Take is really good too. That was the first time I ever saw Tom Hardy acting and I watched it a few weeks before his Batman movie came out. The media kept talking about the actor in Batman, but they always showed him in his costume, so I never realized it was him. When I finally saw his bare face, I yelped (mary!!) because I automatically thought he was that evil guy from The Take

by Anonymousreply 4907/14/2013

Boardwalk Empire will addict you.

Season for tease looks AMAZE

check it out.

by Anonymousreply 5007/14/2013

Some people didn’t like it, but I really enjoyed the Kevin Bacon show The Following on Fox this spring.

But I watched the entire season in a marathon (over 3 days) which didn’t allow me a lot of time to ponder how over-the-top some of the ideas were. I think that makes a difference for some shows. It was a fun ride since I didn’t think about it too much.

It did have one of the worst season finales though of any shows I watch. I don’t mean the quality of it was any different from the rest of the show, but it was the kind of cliffhanger where you have no idea what characters could be returning for another season.

by Anonymousreply 5107/14/2013

I'll second Hell on Wheels and Wallander and Six Feet Under . . .

And add to the mix

Copper Inspector Morse (hard to find, but excellent)

by Anonymousreply 5207/15/2013

Sorry, that should have read

Copper, Inspector Morse

by Anonymousreply 5307/15/2013

Try The Nanny. I find this endlessly entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 5407/15/2013

Oh Hell on Wheels, YES!!!

by Anonymousreply 5507/15/2013

Yes, Orange is the New Black, definitely. You can binge watch on Netflix streaming.

by Anonymousreply 5607/15/2013

Since Big Brother is unwatchable right now, my new guilty pleasure is "Whodunnit?" Sunday nights on ABC.

The commercials for it looked stupid so I decided to pass on it but yesterday, ABC played eps 2 and 3 in the late afternoon. I am now HOOKED! It's like watching "Columbo" and you have to REALLY pay attention.

Is anyone watching the show on NBC with Bear Grylls? It looks like a hybrid TAR and Survivor. It's on tonight at 9 PM ET.

by Anonymousreply 5707/15/2013

Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes are both great British crime shows with a hint of sci-fi.

Are you open to any comedy, op?

by Anonymousreply 5807/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 5907/17/2013

SouthLAnd, definitely. It has one of my all-time favorite gay characters.

Also: The Shield Hannibal Farscape Firefly

by Anonymousreply 6007/17/2013

Ray Donovan is terrible. Don't listen to those people. The Bridge might fall apart, but it's worth a try. SoA does fall apart, but apparently the latest season was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 6107/17/2013

Orphan Black is really good, even if sci-fi isn't your thing. A lot of people I know don't care for sci-fi and they loved the show.

Only 10 episodes. Main gay male castmember (he plays the brother Felix, who's fucking amazing) and female bisexual castmember.

Plus, one of the hottest men, Dylan Bruce, as a romantic interest. We get to see his ass. We also get to see Felix's ass.

Dylan Bruce's hotness linked.

by Anonymousreply 6207/17/2013

The writing on Ray Donovan is not as great as expected, but the acting is, and that's what's keeping me watching. Some great performances there.

by Anonymousreply 6307/17/2013

Another one for Orphan Black

by Anonymousreply 6407/17/2013

Ray Donovan lack something. Pacing? I thought it was a snooze.

by Anonymousreply 6507/17/2013

I admit it. I'm addicted to Big Bang Theory. I can't help it.

by Anonymousreply 6607/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 6707/17/2013

I'm in the middle of the third season of Sons of Anarchy. Can't say it's my favorite but I like it.

I never even heard of some of the shows mentioned above. I might watch the UK version of QAF next, just to see Charlie naked. He's very cute, but still not buying him as a big bad biker. He reminds me of a little kid trying to be tough.

by Anonymousreply 6807/18/2013

Shameless, Freaks & Geeks

by Anonymousreply 6907/18/2013

"Addicting"? You mean addictive.

by Anonymousreply 7007/18/2013

I found Friday Night Lights very addictive, and I don't even like football.

by Anonymousreply 7107/18/2013

New show: Orange is the New Black Old show: Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 7207/18/2013

Person of Interest is pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 7307/18/2013

I really liked "Vikings", which aired on the History Channel a few months ago. It follows a small Viking community, where one upstart Viking (Travis Fimmel) starts changing the rules. He wants to explore further distances (to find new places to pillage) than what the village chief has sanctioned. Soon he's the conquering hero, but has a target on his back because of his brash ways. On one of his raids, he takes a celibate monk back to his village, as he can speak their language. They have a very UST laden relationship (the monk is invited into the bed with Fimmel and his wife).

Travis Fimmel is a former model. He's very intense in this series -- it will have a 2nd season next year.

by Anonymousreply 7407/18/2013

Lilyhammer on Netflix. Pretty entertaining

by Anonymousreply 7507/18/2013

[quote]Hemlock Grove

What about this did you like? The first ep was tepid and I wasn't able to last 30 minutes into ep 2. Terrible acting and writing.

by Anonymousreply 7607/18/2013

What do you like about Lilyhammer, r75, please? I'm also looking for something new to watch.

by Anonymousreply 7707/18/2013

[quote]He's very cute, but still not buying him as a big bad biker.

You will...He *is* kind of a Mama's boy, especially in the first couple of seasons.

Besides you have all the other guys. I think Chibs and Opie are pretty hot too.

by Anonymousreply 7807/20/2013

You are watching way too much TV, go out and join a gym.

by Anonymousreply 7907/20/2013

Sounds as though you'd like Deadwood.

by Anonymousreply 8007/25/2013

The BBC's "The Shadow Line" is absolutely brilliant! It's one of the most gripping and compelling things I've seen in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 8108/13/2013

I'm watching the first episode of Lilyhammer and I'm just not getting it.

The mafia guy is a cartoon stereotype of a NY gangster nothing much more.

by Anonymousreply 8208/19/2013

I'm discerning about the TV I watch and these shows won't disappoint:

Six-feet Under Fire-Fly Fringe BSG (first 3 seasons were awesome) MI-5 Dr.Who (2005-2010 story arc) Torchwood (overlapping storyline with Dr. Who)

by Anonymousreply 8308/19/2013

Scandal is great, completely addicting. (Someone asked above)

by Anonymousreply 8408/19/2013

Luther, a BBC series starring Idris Elba as a detective with a new psychopathic criminal to catch every episode. It's on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 8508/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 8608/20/2013

Arrow is cheesy crap. It's got abs, that's about it.

by Anonymousreply 8708/20/2013

Watched the first episode of The Fall.

Pretty interesting but dark and I don't like the sexualization of violence towards women. The show lingers a bit on the women as targets of rape. It's not comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 8808/20/2013

r87 You say that like it's a bad thing? I love when he does those climbing chin-ups.

by Anonymousreply 8908/20/2013
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