OT: TV Shows or Movie Recomendations

Submitted by NYC Fan3 on April 26th, 2018 at 12:36 PM

The airlines thread a week ago seemed to generate quite a bit of interest amongst users.  My question to all of you, is what shows or movies would you recommend downloading to watch during the flight?

I was recomended Parks and Rec from co-workers, but am more interested in what the board has to say.

Comments

Wolverine In Iowa 68

April 26th, 2018 at 12:38 PM ^

My daughter got me hooked on it a couple of years ago.  You have 13 full seasons to binge watch, with a LOT of twists and turns, guest stars and fun characters, and some really good writing.

Mike Damone

April 26th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

may be right about the movie "Hot Rod".  But from the 80's, "Hot Dog - The Movie" is one of the most underrated comedies of all time.  Still the top grossing movie about downhill skiing ever.

"What a the fucka is a Chinese Downhill..."

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DK81

April 26th, 2018 at 2:15 PM ^

Hot Rod might be the funniest movie I have ever watched. Was just talking to a friend about that movie the other day. One of the few comedy movies that I can watch over and over again along with Step Brothers.

mgobleu

April 26th, 2018 at 2:06 PM ^

You know I always said that Heat was my favorite movie but then I think about actually watching it and think, shit, I can't make that kind of commitment.

I can't take a dump without a smartphone, how am I gonna focus on a movie for 3 hours?

Then again, I'll just sit there with my smartphone...

This list really should be "What noise do you put on the big screen on the wall while you stare at the little screen in your hands?

pkatz

April 26th, 2018 at 12:46 PM ^

for my business travels the last two weeks - great show.  Would also recommend, in no particular order:

Shameless

Breaking Bad

Ozark (under the radar compared to others, but Jason Bateman is great)

 

Naked Bootlegger

April 26th, 2018 at 1:29 PM ^

I randomly watched the first episode a few months ago.   I was dead tired from a long day at work and needed a Netflix diversion.   I had heard some mild buzz about this series awhile back, so I tried it.   Needless to say, I blazed through 3 seasons in 3 weeks of semi-binge watching.   

I didn't know a Season 4 was in the works.   Good news. 

TheKoolAidGuy

April 26th, 2018 at 2:24 PM ^

Ozark is phenomenal - I beleive season 2 of that is coming late 2018

Just finished Narcos last night - downloaded some episodes while I was traveling and had the misfortune of watching the airplane bombing episode at 30,000ft while I was returniing from watching Michigan in the championship game. Definitely spent a few minutes scrutinizing everyone in the cabin after that scene.

Mike Damone

April 26th, 2018 at 12:50 PM ^

"Wind River".  It is hard core, can't get it out of my head.  And if you haven't seen "Three Billboards Ouside Ebbing, Missouri", that is damn good.

For series - I would go old school.  "Better Call Saul", the prequel to "Breaking Bad", is fantastic.  And if you never watched "Mad Men" - it is truly a great mix of 60s history and pop culture, and is comedy, black comedy and drama mixed together, with terrific characters.

Kevin13

April 26th, 2018 at 3:20 PM ^

have watched it twice and liked it just as much the second time as the first. If your looking for something different movie wise, try: "Things to do in Denver when your dead" or "Suicide Kings"

TV shows I have been enjoying "Seal Team" There has been about 14-15 episodes so far so you could binge through all of them pretty quickle.

 

Another great TV show I used to love that ended way too soon was "Life" with Damien Lewis. Very well written and intriguing.

ken725

April 26th, 2018 at 12:49 PM ^

I love Parks & Rec so I would say that is a solid recommendation from your co-workers.

I'm a fan on non-super hero action movies so give me anything in that genre. Some of my favorites in last several years are:

Equalizer

John Wick 1 & 2

Baby Driver

 

WGoNerd

April 26th, 2018 at 12:50 PM ^

This is me vouching for Parks and Rec, like most new comedies it's first season is kind of awkward but once it finds it's footing it is great.

I'll also recommend another Michael Schuur comedy, The Good Place.  Stars Kristen Bell & Ted Dansen, it's only 2 relatively short seasons in, the first of which is on Netflix.  I friggin' LOVE this show.  Learn as little as possible and binge in moderate 2-3 episode chunks rather than 1 day.

soniktoothe

April 26th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^

Agree with Park and Rec and the office.  Right up there with those is Arrested deveopment.  If you haven't seen it, then I highly recommend it.  There are so many layers to the comedy and allusions to other things in the show that it is almost endlessly rewatchable.  I have been through the original seasons at least 4 times and still pick up things that I didn't notice before. 

ijohnb

April 26th, 2018 at 12:51 PM ^

my opinion, two of the most underrated TV shows of all time are The Leftovers and Rectify.  I highly recommend either of them, and they are not so long that watching the entire series feels too daunting.

I also don't think nearly enough people are watching Atlanta.  That is a very good and funny show.

ken725

April 26th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

I was lukewarm on The Leftovers at first, but it did get better as it went on.

I agree with you that Rectify is a great show. It was kinda daunting for me because the show is kinda heavy and emotional. Sometimes I would watch an episode of It's Always Sunny to balance it out.

ijohnb

April 26th, 2018 at 1:12 PM ^

was really really heavy, but I also found it suprisingly funny at times.  Ted Jr. and Amantha both had a comic streak throughout the show that brought some levity.  I think that was part of what impressed me about the show.  It was a very serious show that never took itself too seriously.  That is hard to pull off.

BeatOSU52

April 26th, 2018 at 2:25 PM ^

Interesting take on Rectify with the humor aspect.  Amantha could be pretty funny now that I think about it.  I thought Ted Jr was one of the better developed TV characters I've ever seen in recent years.