BingeOT: What Series Are You Watching?

Submitted by UMProud on April 21st, 2017 at 9:32 PM

What series did you just finish or are currently addicted to and on what network?  Noticed a bunch of new Amazon original series on Prime are any of them good?

 

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corundum

April 21st, 2017 at 9:34 PM ^

Never watched The Office so I'm blasting through the series on Netflix. Just started season 3. I'm also casually watching Twin Peaks about an episode or two per week.

NightTrain5

April 21st, 2017 at 9:47 PM ^

I really enjoyed Lost; it's one of my favorites of all time, only behind Breaking Bad. I'd suggest you give it a try if you have any interest. I was watching about 3 episodes at a time and couldn't get enough, especially the first couple of seasons.

I also enjoyed The Office, but watching the last 2 seasons or so felt like a chore.

ats

April 22nd, 2017 at 12:38 AM ^

Lost is at best so so.  It had potential but the development staff and writers never planned anything out so it is basically ass pulls and plot holes throughout.  Amospheric wise it is well done, it just has basically zero substance behind it.  AKA nothing matters and nothing is ever closed. 

Chalky White

April 22nd, 2017 at 11:29 AM ^

I'm always surprised how many people say they liked lost. It had one of the worst endings ever. The concept was great but the writers obviously had no concept of a functional ending when the show began. I felt like I wasted years watching that show. If unresolved plots don't bother you, it should be fine.

Blau

April 21st, 2017 at 9:47 PM ^

The US Office is easily my favorite series of tv ever produced. It's up there with The Simpsons and Seinfeld as tv series where you can jump in at just at about any point and still enjoy a particular episode. The UK version that spawned it is equally as great as well. Always Sunny is close to that status too.

Currently just finished Baskets with Zach Galfianakis and I really enjoyed the dry humor and Louie Anderson slays it as his mother. Great acting there. Also Louie staring Louis CK always cheers me up to some degree. Wish it would've ran longer.

BeatOSU52

April 21st, 2017 at 9:47 PM ^

For Prime, the best show is called Transparent . The Man in a High Castle is entertaining.

Best shows on right now in no order are: Better Call Saul (available on Netflix) ,Fargo, The Americans, Halt and Catch Fire (underrated), Bloodline (Netflix) , Orange is the New Black, GoT, House of Cards.

Suits on USA and Billions on Showtime are great binge-type shows.

This show just ended but Rectify was one of the best shows I've ever seen.

BeatOSU52

April 21st, 2017 at 10:18 PM ^

Forgot a couple other good Netflix shows . Narchos is awesome. Pesky Blinders is great too... I think it's a better version than Sons of Anarchy. Stranger Things is worth the hype ... it brings back the 80:
style Retro feel in a new age that hasn't been done before

I'll also add Veep on hbo is by far the best comedy on tv now and ,imo, the first 4 seasons of The Officr and Parks and Rec when they were in come close. Alright, actually "Getting On" was incredibly underrated .

For a great 8 episode Mini-series , "The Night Of" on hbo last summer was the most compelling show since season 1 of the True Detective. ... I should add other top-notch HBO shows that are binge worthy are: Ballers, Silicon Valley , Westworld (great while stoned). If you like relationship dramas, Togetherness on hbo was great and ended after 2 seasons last year . I personally thought Azis's show Master of None was a lovely show and liked it better than I thought I would .

And then there's the classics done with now but I think are worth all the hype: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, and Six Feet Under

1of12MattDamons

April 21st, 2017 at 9:49 PM ^

Just watch season 1 of into the badlands because it was short. Now I'm almost all caught up on second season because it's a lot of fun. If you like blood and Kung Fu you will likely enjoy it

BlueRibbon

April 22nd, 2017 at 12:58 AM ^

It's visually amazing in terms of fight choreography and set/costume design, but the plotlines and characters require a very strong ability to suspend disbelief. It's kind of the opposite of Game of Thrones in that most major characters are involved in super-intense martial arts battles in every episode but only one semi-important character has been killed off through the first season and a half.

Toasted Yosties

April 22nd, 2017 at 1:11 AM ^

I thought so. Just wrapped the series up moments ago. Kevin is whiny and unlikeable. It doesn't ruin the show, but I never thought of him like that at all watching it as a kid. On the other side, Wayne becomes more likeable as the series goes on. Love the series, Daniel Stern's narration and the montages that accompany them from time to time are fantastic.

LSAClassOf2000

April 21st, 2017 at 9:56 PM ^

The two that I am working on right now are "Into The Badlands" and I am filling in the late 3rd season gap that I experienced with "The Blacklist", which is consequently helping me understand the fourth season that much better.

Netflix also recently brought back "Fawlty Towers", which I would recommend to anyone anywhere even if the series is now 40 years old, because John Cleese at his best, IMHO.

Robbie Moore

April 22nd, 2017 at 9:06 AM ^

It's good. Absolutely preposterous plots. For one...FBI profiler shoots and kills the Attorney General. Becomes public enemy #1. On the lam for months. Captured. Exonerated despite the fact she did it and returns to work. Hunh!??! James Spader is full bore James Spader. His portrayal of Red Reddington is as though Alan Shore from Boston Legal became an international master criminal.