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Topic # 150236 16-Jul-2014 00:31 Send private message quote this post

A little bit of background behind this request...

Until getting Netflix a couple of months ago, I basically do not watch any TV except for football, the documentary channels on Sky, and the odd bit of BBC and CNN. So whilst I've heard of famous TV series like House, Bones and a few others, I've never ever watched any nor been tempted, mainly because I can't stand being restricted to one episode a week. I think the only complete TV episode of something that I've ever watched from beginning to the end is Band of Brothers. However, since getting Netflix I've been wanting to branch out beyond movies.

Have started from Season 1 of Bones, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Emily Deschanel really does a superb job and having enjoyed the books that the series was loosely based on also helps. I've also enjoyed The Fall (BBC/Northern Ireland crime series featuring Gillian Anderson). With this in mind, which TV series have you enjoyed on Netflix that you'd recommend? Generally speaking, I enjoy crime, thriller and drama types of content. Humour is fine but I prefer subtle/quirkier stuff within a wider context, rather than pure comedy per se.

Your ideas are most appreciated :)



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  Reply # 1089656 16-Jul-2014 00:37 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

I've really enjoyed Orange is the new black and weeds.  both have the same creator.  slightly quirky, a bit funny, but good solid dramas with good 'anti-hero' style leads.

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Reply # 1089662 16-Jul-2014 02:34 4 people support this post Send private message quote this post

House of Cards, really came at me from left field never expected to enjoy it but probably one of the best shows in recent years; Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and the guy who played Doug Stamper really excelled in this show; really looking to third season :)

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  Reply # 1089664 16-Jul-2014 03:49 6 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Start with Breaking Bad, then you can move onto House of Cards and then Orange is the new black. Should keep you occupied for a while... :D




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  Reply # 1089668 16-Jul-2014 04:06 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

fair warning both orange is the new black and house of cards contain graphic sex and nudity (more orange is the new black) along with violence.

Can be awkward if you intend watching it with family.

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  Reply # 1089690 16-Jul-2014 07:38 Send private message quote this post

Breaking Bad is one of the best. Watching House of Cards at the moment which is also a good series.

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  Reply # 1089691 16-Jul-2014 07:41 Send private message quote this post

With a girl/girl shower scene in the first few mins of Orange is the new black s1, I knew I was going to like that one.

Agree with breaking bad, although s1 is a little slow, doesn't start ramping up in pace to mid-late s2, but stick with it.

Am also doing cheers a bit for nostalgia, quite enjoying those.

Warehouse13 has potential, part way through ep1, a little hammy.

Arrow I quite enjoyed. Thought acting was a bit wooden at times but worthwhile watching

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  Reply # 1089699 16-Jul-2014 07:53 Send private message quote this post

Weeds
Rewatching buffy the Vampire slayer
Orange is the New Black
Firefly (and serenity)


It great for rewatching or watching old tv series.  




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  Reply # 1089717 16-Jul-2014 08:33 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

If you are into crime series then The Killing is worth a look.  Unlike many US made crime shows this one actually has some substance.  Netflix is currently making season 4 which is to be the last.

EDIT:  Season 4 starts streaming on 1 August.  There are 6 episodes and in true Netflix fashion all will be available at once.  

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  Reply # 1089719 16-Jul-2014 08:34 Send private message quote this post

The Walking Dead
Sherlock
Orange is the New Black
Orphan Black
Breaking Bad (can be painful to get in to (the whole first season sucks, imo) but eventually is worth it)
Arrow
Continuum
Torchwood






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  Reply # 1089720 16-Jul-2014 08:37 Send private message quote this post

Been watching some old shows again and a couple of new....

Firefly
X-Files
Video Game High School (appeals to the gamer in me)
Torchwood (did watch S1 ages ago via a mate, but felt the story was dis-jointed etc...found out why - was missing a lot of episodes. :) )

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  Reply # 1089737 16-Jul-2014 09:06 Send private message quote this post

Currently watching Orange is the New Black, enjoying it.
Loved House of Cards, can't wait for S3
Enjoyed Luther with Idris Elba Watched a lot of BBC crime/thrillers (had my Netflix set to UK for a lot of them).
Watched all the QI's they had on there, love QI
Lots more, can't think of them all now, but generally happy to watch what Netflix recommends now (after I watched a few of my own choice it seems to pick things I like).

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  Reply # 1089759 16-Jul-2014 09:34 Send private message quote this post

Here's my list. Note: This list covers content on both the US and UK versions of NetFlix

- Breaking Bad
- House of Cards
- Orange is the New Black
- The West Wing
- The Office (US)
- Extras
- The Office (UK)
- Episodes (just discovered this was on there last night; yay!)
- Outnumbered
- Parenthood



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  Reply # 1089782 16-Jul-2014 10:03 Send private message quote this post

must watch really
- House
- House of Cards
- The Office (UK) , avoid the US one
- Breaking Bad
- Firefly
- Battlestar Galactica

give a go, might be your thing
- Buffy
- Angel
- Orange is the new black
- Chuck

Boss just came out, havent watched that yet, but looks really good.

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  Reply # 1089786 16-Jul-2014 10:08 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

reven: must watch really
- The Office (UK) , avoid the US one


I'd recommend the OP tries both. While I do appreciate the UK version of The Office, I find the US to be far more accessible and more enjoyable overall.
While the US TV networks do have a track record of taking overseas content and dumbing it down to the point of unwatchability, I think they actually did a pretty good job with The Office.

reven:
Boss just came out, havent watched that yet, but looks really good.


We've been watching that one. Its OK, but hasn't totally hooked us in yet. It almost feels like "House of Cards Lite".

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  Reply # 1089787 16-Jul-2014 10:12 Send private message quote this post

Oh, Lightbox's big drawcard "Vikings" is on Netflix Neatherlands.




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