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  1. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

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    So I just watched the last 2 seasons of the Americans .. man, what a finale ... so I'm looking for some good TV show suggestions.

    I'm into season 2 of The Punisher and True Detective right now.

    Any thoughts for after I'm through those?

    I think we had a similar thread before but couldn't find it.
     
  2. herb

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    The bodyguard on Netflix was good
     
  3. herb

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    Oh, and Jack Ryan on Amazon was too
     
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    We don't watch a lot, so what we've been watching might be very old news. But I highly recommend Jack Ryan. We just started watching the Marvelous Mrs. Maple or something like that. It comes and goes so far through 3 episodes, but I would recommend that too - some really hilarious parts.
     
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  5. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

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    I did watch Jack Ryan. The most intriguing thing about that series is the fact that the girl who's his love interest is apparently a rapper from Australia in real life.
     
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    I specifically came in here to recommend True Detective. Season 3 is excellent so far in reclaiming everything that made Season 1 so great.

    Both seasons of The Sinner are very well done. Not sure if there will be a Season 3 or not.

    If you've never watched The Wire it is quite possibly the greatest TV series ever and will turn you into a complete nihilist.
     
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    Likely won't strike high on others list but This Old House, Ask This Old House, and Woodsmith Shop are about the only 3 shows I DVR/watch. Rough Cut was a favorite when GPB carried it.
     
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    Big fan of Stranger Things, Also really like Black Mirror (though it is a real downer), I liked the show Longmire but some of my friends hated it. I heard ozarks is great but can't get into it.

    Also really like Madame Secretary and if you somehow missed newsroom I was a big fan of that as well.
     
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    Among the recent-past series, I’d recommend “Godless” on Netflix. I’m really hoping they are working on a second series, although the first series definitely reached a conclusion.
     
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    I enjoyed Ozark. Ready for season 3.
     
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  11. THWG

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    Vikings is a good show, but I'm not sure where else it would stream other than the History Channel.
     
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    I'm also finishing up "The Americans", which I thought was really well done. I also liked "Good Behavior", "Blindspot" and "The Alienist.". If you're a history buff, you might like "Timeless."
     
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    The Alienist was really freaking good.
     
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    Just finished season 1. Fantastic. Season 2 of True detective just as good?
     
  15. herb

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    No
     
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  16. smathis30

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    Worth watching at all?
     
  17. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

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    Not really. It's that bad.
     
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    If anyone is a Sci-Fi fan, then Altered Carbon on Netflix is outstanding! Just get through the first couple of episodes, and then it becomes an absolute roller coaster ride
     
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    The Wire is excellent.

    If you can find it, watch Homicide: Life on the Street before The Wire. HLOTS is also excellent and is sort of a non-prequel predecessor by the same showrunner David Simon. Richard Belzer's John Munch character ties the HLOTS and The Wire universes together with a cameo in The Wire.
     
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  20. jeffgt14

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    It's on my to watch list.

    RE True Detective Season 2: I think the criticism of it is a bit overblown. Still a good watch but certainly not in the same league as Season 1 and Season 3 so far. Probably not really deserved of the True Detective name but I can't say it was that bad.

    Also should probably throw out a recommendation for Californication if you need a good Man-Drama to watch. I loved that show. I'm currently working my through Six Feet Under now. I can't tell if it's a good show or not but somehow I'm sucked in. It's certainly different which I like.
     

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