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Old 26-11-2012, 15:44
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The other half and I haven't been able to start on a new show for a good few years, aside from Homeland (caught the pilot -- had to make the time each week from then on because it wasn't to be missed). But in the past we've always loved our cosy boxset nights and we have some time coming up over the holiday season now. Only thing is we have no idea what to choose!

It's been about five years since we've sat and watched a full series of something, so any show in that timeframe would be awesome. We'd like something that's at least a couple of seasons into its run, so that we have plenty to sink our teeth into.

Shows we've seen bits of (sometimes full seasons here and there) and aren't really interested in continuing:

Procedural shows -- eg. CSI, Law & Order, etc.
Fringe
Lost
Dexter
Vampire Diaries
True Blood
Desperate Housewives

We're also not looking for sitcoms (HIMYM, Big Bang, etc) or, if anyone was inclined to recommend it, the show Supernatural (because it's the only show I watch religiously and therefore I have it covered -- even if it's crap these days).

So what show would you recommend? Aside from those listed above, we're open to anything -- any genre. Drama, thriller, crime, paranormal, etc.

Many thanks!
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:48
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Breaking Bad!
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:49
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:41
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Breaking bad or Strikeback.
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:09
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Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Shield, Entourage, The Walking Dead & Weeds
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:44
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Boardwalk Empire is pretty good it's wrapping up it's third season in the US next week
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:59
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Arrested Development
West Wing
The Sopranos
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Old 27-11-2012, 06:45
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Boss ! More people NEED to see this show, you will love it !
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Old 27-11-2012, 13:26
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Boss ! More people NEED to see this show, you will love it !
If you can overlook the fact that it has been cancelled and left hanging after season 2 ( unless the producers follow through on their suggestion of a wrap up mini-movie which I think is unlikely. I can't see that TV network supporting it having pulled the plug on the series due to lack of audience ).

For the record, I enjoyed it but am frustrated that there's no conclusion
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Old 27-11-2012, 17:29
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If you can overlook the fact that it has been cancelled and left hanging after season 2 ( unless the producers follow through on their suggestion of a wrap up mini-movie which I think is unlikely. I can't see that TV network supporting it having pulled the plug on the series due to lack of audience ).

For the record, I enjoyed it but am frustrated that there's no conclusion
I agree I really enjoyed it & was interesting seeing Kelsey Grammar in a dark role. I am also really annoyed that there was no conclusion
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Old 27-11-2012, 22:42
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Not a new series but new to dvd after a very long wait for us fans, you can now get LA Law on dvd, brilliant series from Steven Bochco (Hill streeet Blues, NYPD Blue).
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Old 28-11-2012, 12:55
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West Wing is a good one
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Old 28-11-2012, 13:34
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The 1st season of 'American Horror Story'

Sons of Anarchy
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Old 28-11-2012, 14:50
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Something I always recommend is Generation Kill. Yes, it's military but it's not a lot of action. And at just 7 episodes it's short enough to get through in a couple of days.

Game of Thrones is excellent.

or for a bit of sci-fi, BSG.
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Old 28-11-2012, 20:41
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I would recommend either The Walking Dead, its current third season has just been amazing, or The Good Wife, which is currently airing its fourth season in the States
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Old 05-12-2012, 13:16
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From a few more years ago

Millennium
American Gothic
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Old 05-12-2012, 13:58
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The Sopranos
The Good Wife
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Old 05-12-2012, 14:06
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The X files
There are nine seasons and two films, but you can buy the complete collection for as cheap as 50 quid. Looking at your list, you listed Fringe and Fringe is very much this generation's answer to The X files so that may help.
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:01
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I watched and really enjoyed eight seasons of Grey's Anatomy recently. Also, it sounds like you may enjoy Bones.
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:14
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:19
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The goodwife is a must
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:29
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I am getting ideas from this thread as well. The suggestions I would make based on what I have seen would have been Dexter and Lost so my suggestions might not appeal to you. I thoroughly enjoyed 24 and The Wire (more like an epic novel -you sort of have to work at it a bit). Enjoying Dexter, I also enjoyed Six feet Under. I am into third season of West Wing. Homeland excellent. Mean at some time to get back into Broadwalk Empire. Will at some point get back into Damages. Slightly trivial but I rather enjoy Revenge and Once upon a Time. Madmen very classy.

I have not seen The Sopranos or Breaking Bad but from comments here and elsewhere feel they are shows for me.
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:30
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and definitely Game of Thrones.
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Old 07-12-2012, 14:07
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Old 08-12-2012, 17:35
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I'd recommend The Bronx is Burning

It's something a bit different as it's about baseball, but your really don't need to know anything about it or even be interested to enjoy the show Probably the best sporting series I have ever seen although that isn't saying much. John Turturro is brilliant in it.
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