OT no GOT

Submitted by cozy200 on June 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Since the season is over, whats new on the Sunday night lineup?

I'm watching The Last Ship on TNT. Not to bad. No Hodor but it might do.

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clown question

June 22nd, 2014 at 11:31 PM ^

52 weeks in a year

minus week off for memorial day during the GoT season = 51 weeks till new episodes.

minus a 10 week season = 41 weeks till new episodes.

minus christmas week = 40 sundays to fill

 

It just so happens there are 40 episodes of GoT. I watched 1.1 today. It was gloarius, mostly because Boromir was yet again tempted by the ring.

BeatOSU52

June 22nd, 2014 at 9:52 PM ^

No Mad Men either for a while.  For Sunday nights, I am currently watching Halt and Catch Fire, although usually I just DVR it and watch it later in the week.  It's an alright show.  AMC-produced so pretty good quality.

 

Anyone know when The Newsroom comes back (yes, I can just look this up, but for discussion purposes) ...it's airing it's 3rd and final season soon I think.

TenThousandThings

June 24th, 2014 at 8:47 AM ^

It is loosely based on the story of Compaq -- there are subtle dramatic tensions that look to me like the people making it know what they are doing -- like the wife of the lead engineer, who solves his basic architecture problem for him in about five seconds at their kitchen table -- what will happen to her? I think the Mad Men influence is apparent in that story line...

But a lot of the rest of it is still a bit raw -- it doesn't have the polish of Mad Men. Part of that is that the period is harder to capture -- the early 1980s is a transitional period. But there is hope, I think, that it will improve and the characters will acquire more depth as the story moves forward.

[EDIT: Just watched the fourth episode -- so I guess the foreshadowing about the wife was not as subtle as I thought, since they cashed it in right away.]

Rhino77

June 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM ^

Tried to get the wife to reenact the the Brienne of Tarth/Hound fight tonight in the bedroom but she wasn't down. I guess I shouldn't called dibs on being Brienne.

JayMo4

June 22nd, 2014 at 10:04 PM ^

Well, I guess once this silly vampire show is done, Boardwalk Empire will be back.  I mean, the best characters are dead, but still...

JHendo

June 22nd, 2014 at 10:49 PM ^

The Leftovers on HBO (starting next weekend) will be my replacement for GoT for the time being. The first time watching the trailer gave me chills, so I can't wait!

In the meantime, my wife and I have started binge watching Orphan Black. I'm not sure how we survived before streaming video services...

JHendo

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:05 AM ^

Before the second season started, we watched like first few minutes of the very first episode and just weren't in to it.  Fast forward to last week, we watched it again and we can't believe how stupid we were.  In less than a week we are already 1 episode away from the season 2 finale. It really is an amazing show.  

Cali Wolverine

June 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 PM ^

...aside from GOT....go watch past seasons of Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, House of Cards, Justified, Homeland or House of Lies.

And if you have never have watched them, go watch Deadwood, The Wire, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Sopranos and the first season of 24.

I am looking forward to The Leftovers, The Strain and Tyrant...at least one of those shows has to be good.

pinkfloyd2000

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:36 AM ^

...I really, really think that SoA is fairly awful. The script is just flat-out bad. I am told it gets better, but I gave it a go, and got stuck somewhere in the Belfast episodes (Season 3?) I just think the writing is lazy. How many times can they use "I love you," followed by "I love you, too"? I was saying it before the actors were. I asked a friend of mine who is heavily into the show, but also heavily into motorcycles (which I, admittedly, am not), would you still watch the show if it had more or less the same storyline, but was about car enthusiasts, or mobsters? And he said no, probably not.

So tell me -- does it get better?

Anyway, I heartily endorse every other show you have listed here, but I'd say the first season of Deadwood, then quit, and I'd recommend more than one season of 24, although yeah...the first season is still the best.

pinkfloyd2000

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:54 AM ^

I found the script lazy and most of the acting just flat-out bad. I guess it's entertaining, to a degree, of course. But just not my cup of tea, and compared to other TV shows I enjoy, it just falls way short for me. I just don't like ANY of the characters, either -- and when you hate Jax Teller, the main character, well...

DrewGOBLUE

June 23rd, 2014 at 7:02 AM ^

Anyone that doesn't have Netflix has gotta get it. The cost is only 8-12 dollars a month, depending on how many people you want to be able to use it simultaneously. It really is a great deal and to be honest I'd probably pay $30 per month if that were the price. Obviously you can watch the shows or movies on your computer or TV, but there's also a phone app that works very well.

So if you're looking for something new, a good choice would be one of the shows only available on Netflix. House of Cards is awesome like others have said. Orange is the New Black is a good one too. There's also a some really cool documentaries. Blackfish is one worth checking out. Plus lots of good sports documentaries including the 30 for 30 series. Actually, I believe of all of them The Fab Five has gotten the highest ratings which is pretty darn cool.

My personal recommendation though would be Dexter which Netflix just added. Definitely one of my favorites. It's pretty suspenseful and has a unique and interesting plot. The only thing is that it's one of those shows that makes you anxious to see the next episode and then unintentionally watch for like eight hours straight.