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Binge-worthy TV Shows for Isolation

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vidiot, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    boston legal

    boston public - don't know if you can even get it on DVD. i would love to see it again.
  2. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I see CBS' Person Of Interest as a perfect binge for this particular time in history. The show goes two different places: initially as a sort of "big brother/touched-by-an-angel" procedural for a couple of seasons, then the overarching storyline opens out into this great, paranoia-fueled world-in-danger plot unlike anything I've ever seen on standard network teevee. Frankly I'm surprised CBS stuck with it once it drifted out of their comfort zone. The whole cast shines, questions and ethics are raised, and the series doesn't let you down.

    It's a great binge for staying inside, wondering what the bastids are doing outside when you can't see them...!

    Bonus points for getting to watch Sarah Shahi for hours at a time!
  3. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Music is in my soul

    Memphis, TN
    I'll add Counterpart to this list. Why it was canceled after only two seasons is beyond me. J.K. Simmons is terrific.
  4. softl

    softl Well-Known Member

    New England
    I binge watched 15 episodes of "This Old House", The Belmont House" from 2015 yesterday on ROKU. Aside from the continuous self-promotion of the show,it was okay.
  5. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I just watched both seasons of "Great News" on Netflix. I never heard of it. It's great. Andrea Martin (from SCTV) is absolutely hilarious. It's a few years old, and I never heard of it before today.
  6. greenscreened

    greenscreened Forum Resident

    When I bought my 8tb Mac from the online store mid-last year, I didn't even open it, I just returned it to the store, due to the many iTunes limitations (especially pertaining to the movie/TV app) of Catalina that I heard about.
    Prior to that, I got 80% of all my DVDs backed up.
    Every episode of every DVD (even ones I've never seen in the last 10 yrs or so) to an ext HD), and was going to add them to the new laptop.

    I started watching AH Presents the same way I binge-watch all the DVDs...one disc at a time (6-7) episodes.
    And I only found one from season 1, disc 1 that I'm not going to delete from the ext Hd!

    Usually, I can only do about 10 back-to-back episodes in a row
    No matter what series it is, I can't watch every single episode from it either.
    Out of 210 ELR episodes, there are only 170 on the laptop, and about 10 or so I'd skip over, and that's in my top 5 comedy series.

    With my old now defunct 500gb MBP, I had it filled with many different shows on it, and would binge-watch this way (the only sure-fire tolerable way for me)...
    I'd sort the episode#'s by 101 (pilot) 102 (first season, second episode) etc, then sort the episode column by ascending, then all the shows would play in order, show by show epi by epi#, which helped break the monotony.
    Good way to compare how each show grew over time.

    Oops, I forgot to mention I'm also watching Mad About You, disc by disc, also.
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
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  7. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    I just completed Shameless Season 10 on Showtime free trial. Pretty good shows actually, even though Fiona left for some unknown reason.

    Played all 12 "hour" long episodes in less than a 2 day period. 10 the first day and the remaining 2 the next day. At first I thought there was only 10 episodes but then realized there were two more.

    That parole officer sure looked familiar. Will need to figure out what other show I've seen her in.
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
  8. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    The parole officer is Debbie Downer on SNL. Rachel Dratch in "real life".
  9. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    The action-packed TV series "Renegade" starring Lorenzo Lamas is a great show for binge-watching, because it ran for 5 seasons.

    The show also featured its creator Stephen J. Cannell in an acting role as crooked cop/villain Donald "Dutch" Dixon.
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  10. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
    How many other producers have done that (have roles [no matter how small] in the shows they were behind)?
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  11. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    The Shield has the best finale EVER!
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  12. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Highlander , ForeverKnight first two seasons Keen Eddie..
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  13. proedros

    proedros Forum Resident

    Athens , Greece
    and the pilot episode finale was jaw-dropping , imho

    i still remember the scene
    in S3 when the cop throws the grenade in the other cop's car

    shocking / wtf scene there
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  14. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Good point. It was nice seeing Cannell get out from behind the typewriter and cause some trouble.
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  15. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident

    I came across a show on Netflix I never heard of from 2016 called Containment. It's about a viral outbreak and it's set in my home town of Atlanta. The government quickly sets up a quarantine area in an effort to contain the virus with a no one in, no one out rule. It's based on a Belgian TV series called The Cordon. While there are some predictable moments and the acting is typical CW fare, I found the story line captivating given the current state of the world and a guilty pleasure to watch. It's spooky how something made four years mirrors our reality today.
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  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Ashes To Ashes.
    Especially season one.
  17. Yovra

    Yovra Collector of Beatles Threads

    New on Apple tv; Home Before Dark. Nothing earth shattering, but decent and intriguing stuff! And just bought the Line of Duty series 1-5 box set! :thumbsup:
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  18. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

    Stephen Talbot and Rich Correll have done pretty well for themselves in the industry over the years.
  19. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    The Good Wife
    Black Books
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Munsters! only 2 seasons and tons of fun!
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  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    just binged this!
  22. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    S.W.A.T. on CBS. It’s created by Shawn Ryan who also created The Shield. I’ve been watching 1-2 a day for weeks. This is the perfect summer quarantine show.
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    if you really want to feel good binge on the greatness of Little House On The Prairie...pureness at it's best.
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  24. Doc Sportello

    Doc Sportello Active Member

    Doctor Who, yes! Great one to binge watch. I really want to jump back into the classics again. I’ve watched the new ones to the point I need a bit of a break but man do I love them.
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  25. Doc Sportello

    Doc Sportello Active Member

    Twin Peaks
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