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#13767729 May 11, 2018 at 08:04 AM
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A Good Place is fantastic and well worth putting in the time to watch...Kristen Bell is hilarious.

Just watched The City & The City, based on a good China Mievelle novel, they did a pretty good job with it, slow pacing, pretty typical of BBC but enjoyable.

Counterpart is another good one, think this is on Prime.

Rick and Morty is one of my favorite shows, just got signed for another 70 episodes.

Atlanta is brilliant, Don Glover is just an amazing talent.

Legion, mentioned by a couple of folks is also brilliant, but like Westworld and a few other shows, it really requires your attention for it to shine, but it is so worth it. Fargo, written and directed by the same guy, is also a fantastic series (based loosely on the great Coen Brothers movie).

Supernatural is always fun, cannot believe they are still going.

Will also throw my vote in for Magicians, I honestly prefer the TV show to the books, and I liked the books.

You already watch The Expanse which is probably one of the best shows on TV right now.


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#13773626 May 18, 2018 at 06:56 PM
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#13766329 Oakos wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b09aJdWqVp4&t=43s



Oakos, I started TiVoing "Barry." I just watched the first one I recorded, "Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going" Ha! It's pretty good.

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#13777828 May 24, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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Falling Skies?

Not in the genre but still great:

The Wire

Archer Seasons 1-7, not as big a fan of 8 and so far, 9.
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#13778919 May 25, 2018 at 08:07 PM
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Derp, forgot Mr. Robot, fantastic show...


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#13779070 May 26, 2018 at 03:35 AM
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"The Expance" and "Westworld" are back on now, too.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13791352 Jun 10, 2018 at 05:14 PM
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10 Episodes into Jessica Jones. Pretty good.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13791680 Jun 11, 2018 at 05:37 AM · Edited 2 months ago
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Hopefully I'll avoid repeats here, but here goes:

Amazon:

The Man in the High Castle - Sci Fi in genre and it's an alternate history story where the Nazis and Japan won WWII. The United States is now divided in half with the western half being the Pacific States under the control of Japan and the eastern half under control of the Nazis. In between are resistance members and The Man in the High Castle that sends out films of an alternate history where America won the war. And that's all the spoilers ya get.

Doctor Who: Should be self explanatory. The Doctor is an immortal being that travels through time getting mixed up in various situations with his companions. I enjoyed the David Tennant run the best.

Torchwood (The adult side of Doctor Who. Fun Fact: Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who.)

Grimm: Sci Fi Fantasy - A cop learns as his mother is dying that he is inheriting her powers passed down through the bloodline of being a Grimm, a person that can see the supernatural beings living among us. Some are good, some are really bad. Their bloodline is tasked with handling the bad.

Under the Dome: Sci Fi - A dome descends over a country town one day, cutting them off from the rest of the world. The people inside try to survive and figure out what's going on.

Highlander the Series (If you like the Highlander movies)

Primeval: This one is a fun little British show. It's about a team of scientists investigating temporal anomaly portals that start opening up in random places, allowing random things to come through...like dinosaurs.

Eureka: A sheriff moves to the fictional town of Eureka, Oregon. Each day something nutty happens, usually resulting from the misuse, malfunction, or catastrophic operation of technology at a local tech facility.

Netflix:

Supernatural: 2 Brothers hunt demons and try to avoid the apocalypse. Expect to see angels, demons, ancient gods and creatures of various lore, and Lucifer. Fun show. Liked the first 5 seasons best. It just finished it's 13th season.

The Following: The FBI investigate a guy that has formed a cult made of a people willing to do absolutely anything he says. Wacky show but a little fun. Probably should have ended at season 1 but there's 2.

Into the Badlands: Post-apocalyptic world where regions of the country are controlled by warlords that use slave labor to mine resources for trade. The use of guns has been abandoned and their enforcers, Cutters, are heavily trained fighters (think some old martial arts movies here). One cutter breaks away when some stuff happens and that's where our story begins.

Dead Set (Interesting little take on zombies and reality tv)

Haven: This is a little sci fi show loosly inspired by Stephen King's book, The Colorado Kid. The show deals with supernatural stuff happening in a small town.

The 4400: Over a number of different years/decades, 4400 different people disappear in a ball of light. One night, they all reappear by a lake. On their return they're examined thoroughly before being released, but then each one begins to manifest a certain unique ability.

Helix: Sci Fi Horror - A lab researching a virus has an incident where the virus breaks containment. The facility goes on lockdown but there's a lot more going on than first shown.

Ascension: There's a community that's been on a starship called The Ascension for decades. They're traveling to a distant planet. But things start to go a bit awry as the truth behind the journey is slowly revealed.

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#13791734 Jun 11, 2018 at 06:51 AM
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All 5 seasons of Babylon 5 now available on Amazon Prime.
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#13792083 Jun 11, 2018 at 02:08 PM · Edited 3 months ago
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Thanks for all the details. I really appreciate it. Some of these I've already watched and enjoyed. Some I've either not heard of, but they sound interesting or I've heard of them but didn't know what they were about.

The Man in the High Castle sounds interesting. I like history and a speculative history story could be pretty interesting.

Doctor Who - I've been aware of, but never actually been tempted to watch it. I just watched "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." I expect that Dr. Who is not quite as campy, but... well I didn't actually finish watching THGTTG, I lost interest about two thirds of the way through.

Torchwood - I did watch a few episodes of Torchwood. It was pretty good IIRC.

Grimm - Meh. Would probably need a female protagonist and really strong character development to hook me.

Under the Dome - I watched a few episodes of this when it came out. Interesting premise.

Highlander the Series - I think I did watch some of these a few years ago. Pretty good.

Primeval - This one sounds fun. With the ability to write literally anything into the story I bet it can keep your interest. I'll have to check this one out.

Eureka - I've watched a fair number of these episodes. It's a fun show and I really like the characters. Good character development there IMO. If I have the hots for the female character(s) or want to be like the male character, then I'll like the show. I've watched, briefly, shows that I couldn't care less if the characters lived or died or even remember their names. After an episode I don't return. Eureka keeps me coming back from time to time. :-)

Supernatural - All I've heard about this is from the ladies talking about how hot one of the actors is. I'll probably pass on this one.

The Following - Hmmm, show premise sounds a bit like "Killgrave" from Jessica Jones turned cult leader. Sounds interesting.

Into the Badlands - I'd have to watch an episode to see if I like the characters. A great cast and character development can make a generic story into something really entertaining. On the list to check out.

Dead Set - I see what they did there. LOL Have to check this one out out of morbid curiosity. LOL

Haven - This is set in a little town in Maine? Derry, perhaps? I've seen a couple of these episodes. I liked the female character. I put this in the same category as Eureka. I liked it.

The 4400 - I watched a few of these. A few years ago. Well, maybe one or two. I don't remember much about it.

Helix - Sounds interesting. Did you see the old "escaped virus" horror movie "The Andromeda Strain?"

Ascension - This is the kind of stuff I really like. I'll watch something like this even if it isn't all that great. ;-) I hope it's good. It's on the top of the list now. ;-)

Thanks for the list!


Tono, I think I watched all 5 seasons of Babylon 5, as well as all of Battlestar Galatica. Good stuff.

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#13792093 Jun 11, 2018 at 02:18 PM · Edited 2 months ago
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Yeah I did see The Andromeda Strain. Helix is a bit different. I don't want to go all spoilery on it, but the purpose of the virus and why it was being worked on is a big part of the story. As for The Following, I guess in some ways James Purefoy's character is similar to Killgrave in that regard, but the first season of that series is actually pretty good. The second kind of falters. It was one of those series that should have had that one series and been done, but they took it a step too far making what was a pretty good story traverse into silliness.

As for Grimm, getting a bit deeper into that I think you'd like it. Again avoiding spoilers, there's a number of pretty badass female heroes and villains that come to light.

Edit: Don't know how I forgot this, but Ash vs Evil Dead is on Netflix now. Watch that if you liked the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness movies. It's completely all of that. Vintage Bruce Campbell.
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#13792171 Jun 11, 2018 at 04:40 PM
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I have to admit, I was not at all into Dr Who. I saw some of the older episodes with Tom Baker and it just didn't click for me and looked too low tech compared to other shows I was into at the time i.e. the original BS Galactica for example. But I gave it another shot when it was restarted in the 2000s and I have to say it is one of my favorites now.

I'd recommend (even though it is chronologically way out of order to do so) watching Blink! as your first one. This one has David Tennant as the Doctor. If that one doesn't hook you into wanting to watch the rest of them, no other episode will IMO.
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#13792725 Jun 12, 2018 at 09:01 AM
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Infidelux, thanks for the suggestion about watching "Blink!" first in Doctor Who. I'll do that. It's been one of those shows I've always wondered what it was that people liked about it even though I hadn't tried watching it myself.

Kratuk, I loved Army of Darkness with Bruce Campbell. I'm not sure if I saw Evil Dead. I'll have to look for that now as well.

Thanks again for the suggestions! 😀

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#13792767 Jun 12, 2018 at 10:12 AM · Edited 2 months ago
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#13792725 Meg wrote:

Infidelux, thanks for the suggestion about watching "Blink!" first in Doctor Who. I'll do that. It's been one of those shows I've always wondered what it was that people liked about it even though I hadn't tried watching it myself.

Kratuk, I loved Army of Darkness with Bruce Campbell. I'm not sure if I saw Evil Dead. I'll have to look for that now as well.

Thanks again for the suggestions! 😀



I'll give it to you chronologically:

Evil Dead - A serious attempt at low-budget horror.

Evil Dead 2: A kind of horror comedy hybrid but both are good.

Army of Darkness: Picks up where 2 ends. There's a little retconing through the three movies so expect that. Ash vs Evil Dead picks up a couple of decades after Army of Darkness with an aged Ash Williams being...vintage Bruce Campbell. lol

Fair warning. There's also a reboot of Evil Dead. So look for the older one unless you just want that for the pile.

Blink is a great Doctor Who episode. Bit spooky. Don't....blink... 😓The show can be an acquired taste, but it's pretty good once you get into it. I haven't seen the last couple of seasons though.
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#13796193 Jun 17, 2018 at 09:09 AM
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I did forget to mention this as I figure most sci fi Trek watching people have seen all things Star Trek at this point. But just in the off chance you haven't as some folks that give up on it do so before the 3rd the third season, I'd also suggest Star Trek Deep Space Nine. While the first 2 seasons are a bit of a slog, the show really finds it's stride in the third season with the and amps up to the end of the 7th. If you haven't seen it yet and the first seasons are not doing it for you, just ping me and I'll shoot you a list of the more suggested character episodes of the first 2 seasons and then you can check those and jump to season 3 where it starts to get good.

Few of my favorite episodes:

The Way of the Warrior: Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2
1st episode and 2 parter of season 4 that brings a big plot change involving the klingons.

The Edison Trilogy: A character story about the Federation and the Maquis.

For the Cause: Season 4, Episode 22

For the Uniform: Season 5, Episode 13

Blaze of Glory: Season 5, Episode 23

Nor The Battle for the Strong Season 5, Episode 4: Another character piece about people on the battlefield, the judgment of cowardice, and throwing stones in glass houses.

Homefront & Paradise Lost: A two-part story ironically relevant today in many ways about fear, terrorism, and the willingness and dangers of trading freedoms for security.

Homefront: Season 4 Episode 11

Paradise Lost: Season 4 Episode 12

Call to Arms: Season 5, Episode 26 - A major thing happens in this episode that sets the stage for season 6. It's followed by several good episodes to kick off season six, which include some other favorites of mine like A Time to Stand, Rocks & Shoals, and Favor the Bold, which leads right into A Sacrifice of Angels.

The Siege of AR-558 (Season 7, Episode 8): War isn't pretty and that was the point of this story. To show some of that in a Star Trek way.

Winding this long-winded write-up down is possibly my favorite episode and one that a lot of people find divisive because of it's story portrayals. there are memes about a certain scene too!)

In the Pale Moonlight Season 6, Episode 19: This one is a Ben Sisko episode and you'll either love it or hate it. It's all about the hard choices in war and just how far good people are willing to go to preserve their way of life.

Like all shows, there's a lot of other good episodes along the way as well as a few stinkers. But it's worth watching if you haven't.

Also, as Tethalion recommended, if you haven't seen them, watch both Stargate SG--1 and Stargate Atlantis. Stargate Universe was a bit meh but those first two are great shows that can keep you occupied for a good long while if you can find a place to watch them.
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#13803140 Jun 27, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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I'll recommend Into the Badlands as well. Start from the beginning and get sucked in.

I have also enjoyed The Terror, also on AMC. British Royal Navy ships trying to find the Northwest Passage and get icebound. Based on a real expedition, The Terror gets a Ridley Scott treatment, so it is no National Geographic special.

West World continues to be a must watch show for me. There are lots of wtf moments and time jumps, and I sometimes feel a little manipulated by this, but the production values, acting and general vibe of the show make it a winner. It can be visually spectacular, with gorgeous, vast panoramas that I'm a sucker for. Season just ended and I'm jonesing for more.



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#13803245 Jun 27, 2018 at 03:04 PM
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Yeah, definitely continuing with Westworld. I'm staying caught up with The Expanse as well; it's currently my favorite current show.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

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#13803667 Jun 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM
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If you have HBO Go, you have to watch the Sopranos and Oz. Two of my favorite all time series.

If you like Sci-Fi, I would suggest Star Trek Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager from start to finish.

For police/crime dramas, Blue Bloods is excellent. Far better than Law&Order or NCIS, in my opinion.

For comedy, go for How I Met Your Mother. Except for the last season, every other season is pretty damn funny.
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#13803699 Jun 28, 2018 at 09:07 AM
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Thanks Merlin. My likes are pretty much exclusively Sci-Fi. So, all of the Star Trek series have watched long ago. I'm sure those other series are "BiS" for their respective genera, I just don't have time to watch non-Sci-Fi. LOL

Is Oz about the Emerald City, Toto, and flying monkeys? That might be interesting.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13804225 Jun 29, 2018 at 05:41 AM
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Taboo was rather good as well, think that's a TNT show and season 2 is filming iirc

Enjoying the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix (4 episodes in)

I will also recommend Into the Badlands.

Oz (on HBO) is about a prison, not Glinda, Elphaba and crew.
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#13804269 Jun 29, 2018 at 07:26 AM
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If you have all this free time to watch TV shouldn't you be in game doing something constructive anyway? 😎
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