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waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Pretty much every single show I've ever seen I've binged through at least some parts, depending on what else I had going on at the time. One that particulary comes to mind is Rome, that I watched in two sittings. Currently I'm doing Stargate SG-1.

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waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Can I Phaser You posted:

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Big Love is actually a fantastic show. At first I thought there would be no way I could get over the initial premise (polygamy), but the show succeeds because it goes a lot deeper than that, and explores human problems.

Of course, it's also fun to see the Mormon worldview and try to understand it.

Bill Paxton does an outstanding job, on top of everything else.

I just came to this thread to post this. I just binged through the 3 seasons of Big Love and absolutely loved it, especially Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny, and especially the 3rd season, although all of it was fabulous. I too haven't gotten around to giving this HBO show a try for the longest time because of the premise - it sounded boring and sappy. But HBO has made me realize that the premise of a show can be the most ridiculously silly thing that I thought I'd never have any interest in and still come out to be a great show because everything about it is just quality.

Going to go watch the 3 prequel episodes now

waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Druck posted:

Breaking Bad. I got 3 episodes left in season 2 and it's loving awesome. What should I watch next, The Wire or Band of Brothers? I'm leaning towards BOB since it's pretty short. Also any other recommendations are always welcomed!

You should definitely watch both, but I'd watch Band of Brothers first simply because it's shorter, then start on The Wire and finish it because it's the best show that's ever been

waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Can I Phaser You posted:

THERE ARE 3 PREQUEL EPISODES?!

Yup! Three of them: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1062454/

I still haven't gotten around to watching them though, been busy

waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


waar posted:

Yup! Three of them: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1062454/

I still haven't gotten around to watching them though, been busy

Wait what the heck, ok these aren't actual episodes just little clips

waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Leviathan posted:

Anyone think it's a good idea to edit the OP with a relatively comprehensive list of half hour and 1 hr shows that are goon-approved so we can avoid the usual "what should I watch now" question that pops up every five posts?

So far for hour-long, I would put:

I made a list just like this a while ago on another forum with rankings, obviously these are just my opinions so don't yell at me if you disagree but if we want a list this would be a good place to start:

High Quality Drama
1. The Wire (2002, 5 seasons)
2. Kings (2009, 1 season)
3. Band of Brothers (2001, mini-series)
4. Generation Kill (2008, mini-series)
5. The Shield (2002, 7 seasons)
6. The Sopranos (1999, 6 seasons)
7. Mad Men (2007, 2 seasons, still on the air)
8. Rome (2005, 2 seasons)
9. Carnivale (2003, 2 seasons)
10. John Adams (2008, mini-series)
11. Six Feet Under (2001, 5 seasons)
12. Deadwood (2004, 3 seasons)
13. Breaking Bad (2008, 2 seasons, still on the air)
14. Damages (2007, 2 seasons, still on the air)
15. Sons of Anarchy (2008, 1 season, still on the air)
16. Dexter (2006, 3 seasons, still on the air)
17. The West Wing (1999, 7 seasons)
18. Oz (1997, 6 seasons)

Medium/Low Quality Drama: Shows that are fun to watch but are honestly not that good. "Fun shows"
1. House, M.D. (2004, 5 seasons, still on the air)
2. Battlestar Galactica (2004, 4 seasons, still on the air)
3. Heroes (2006, 3 seasons, still on the air)
4. True Blood (2007, 1 season, still on the air)
5. Studio 60 (2006, 1 season)
6. 24 (2001, 7 seasons, still on the air)
7. Lost (2004, 5 seasons, still on the air)
8. Boston Legal (2004, 5 seasons, still on the air)
9. Veronica Mars (2004, 3 seasons)

Cult Sci-Fi:
1. Babylon 5 (1994, 5 seasons)
2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993, 7 seasons)
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987, 7 seasons)
4. Stargate SG-1 (1997, 10 seasons)
5. Star Trek: Voyager (1995, 7 seasons)
6. Firefly (2002, 1 season)

Comedies:
1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005, 4 seasons, still on the air)
2. 30 Rock (2006, 3 seasons, still on the air)
3. Arrested Development (2003, 3 seasons)
4. Seinfeld (1990, 9 seasons)
5. Entourage (2004, 5 seasons, still on the air)
6. Scrubs (2001, 8 seasons)


edit: I would also add The Office, Parks and Recreation, Burn Notice, and Fringe somewhere in there

waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Prophet 60091 posted:

Big Love (except the last season)

haha what?

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waar
Sep 29, 2001

by angerbeet


Prophet 60091 posted:

Oh I just checked wikipedia.. I thought there were 4 seasons. I guess I have seen everything so far.

Oh I thought you were saying not to watch the last season

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