/ Post breaking bad
So which box set should we get when we are done?
maybe "the wire" the first half of series 1 is slow but after that its excellent.
+1 on the Wire but for something much tighter the first two series of The Killing are as good as TV ever gets.
I've just heard that they're going to work on a prequel spinoff centred around Saul called 'Better Call Saul'. It'll have Jesse and Walt in there two as a bit more of a character buildup but won't be focussed on them.
Has the potential to be good as I think he was an excellent character and helped carry the series somewhat.
As noted, if you haven't seen The Wire, what have you been doing with your life? Get the box set today, close the curtains and use the three-day weekend for something productive like watching it all. Its been a few years since I finished watching it so reckon I'll rewatch it in the autumn at the start of the new box-set watching season (eg. dark evenings).
Have you seen Orange is the New Black? Or maybe House of Cards?
Of course everyone should have seen the Wire, but that's a decade old now! :)
How about something a bit old skool and British like GBH or Our Friends from the North?
House of Cards
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Band of Brothers
Orange is the New Black
Having never seen the UK Office, I am pretty sure the US version kicks its arse/ass.
Phil Dunphy is my role model for fatherhood.
2 June for OitNB I hear.
If you're after comedy the US version of The Office is fantastic. UK one is god awful.
True Detective was pretty good. House of Cards only if you're into politics/drama, otherwise boooooooring.
Parks and Gardens.
Agree. The American Office is phenomenal
Six Feet Under
Crossroads - A gritty tale of Brummie motel life, that speaks to the child in all of us.
We recently watched, and very much enjoyed, Breaking Bad.
We're now watching, and enjoying, Dexter (we're part way through series 2).
You can save a fair bit on boxed sets by binge watching on the likes of Amazon Prime or Netflix, I find!
Not long finished Breaking Bad myself, great stuff! Started watching Game of Thrones recently and am thoroughly engrossed. Had I known there was so much nudity and sex I would have watched it sooner!
You should then!
Really? You haven't seen the original? I heard the US version was rubbish for the first couple of season but got better if you stuck with it, but the UK version was groundbreaking.
I quite fancy his wife... much more so than Gloria who you are obviously meant to want to boff.
Game Of Thrones!
Just started season 2 and it is good. Let's see if they can sustain it!
Orange is the new black is absolute garbage, not even in the same league as breaking bad.
Another totally subjective view on the best dramas:
Tier one (best):
The Wire; Treme; Generation Kill; True Detective; The Hours; House of Cards; Sopranos; Boardwalk Empire; Borgen
Game of Thrones; West Wing; Breaking Bad; Deadwood; Band of Brothers; Friday Night Lights; Broadchurch; The Killing; The Returned
The Walking Dead; 24; The Newsroom, The Shield, Life on Mars; Oz; Six Feet Under; Justified; Lost; The Bridge; Homeland; Awake
Tire four (poor but watch-able):
Dexter, Prison Break; Spooks; Southland
lots of good suggestions here but as i cant see it here i think i will add The Shield (might have to re watch this)
It's gritty all right, didn't one of the actors just murde his wife?
'Southland' is also brilliant, but shown at stupid times!
I enjoyed BB, but I reckon OITNB is better. But, hey, other opinions are available.
I will say again that Southland is the best cop show ever to come from the US.
Unlike the Shield, the cops are not actually bent, but most have a few flaws.
Well worth watching (as is Detective Lydia Adams's backside)
Comedy - Community
Drama - Deadwood (though I have not got my teeth into the third and final season yet)
check out "underbelly" its an Australian gangster drama based on true events. Each season relates to a different event and is independent.
> If you're after comedy the US version of The Office is fantastic. UK one is god awful.
Totally agree. Except your've got them the wrong way around.
Mini series- The Pacific, Roots, Smilie's People, Edge of Darkness (1985), Prime Suspect
Deadwood tops the lot for me in all genres but it's unsatifying to watch the third series because it was prematurely cancelled and so a lot of stuff is annoyingly unresolved. (Not meant as a spoiler)
We're working our way through Damages. It's pretty old now (2007), but well worth a watch and it's on Netflix. Excellent cast (including Glenn Close and Ted Danson) and interesting use of jumps in the narrative (hinting at past/future).
In reply to Iwan:
What a series that was.
Still good today, but phenominal in its day.
In reply to OP:
What about Fargo ? (US or Canadian Production)
Yep...Justified is ace.
Justified is ok but hasn't gripped me in the way some other shows do.I can watch episodes and enjoy but can't imagine binging on it like breaking bad or GoT's
I have given up with Fargo.
The Good Wife is streets ahead of anything else but since it's mainly a legal /political thing it might be a bit tame for UKC.
Instead, I nominate Boss: Frasier without the humour, a smidgin of violence and enough cocksucking to keep most genders happy.
Seeing as I'm the only one on this site - what am I missing about Breaking Bad????
Cheers for that - I'll queue up a few that I haven't seen on Piratebay tonight!
or you could take a free trial of netflix for some of those
I'd have to play it through a VPN, which can be slow.
I'm still paying for Sky+ in the UK, so don't feel too guilty about it as I could download most of it if I was at home.
fair enough i guess ive just become very used to using netflix
Not sure how slow - but I'm in rural France with a flaky 2mbit ADSL (never get that) and run UK Netflix using Unlocator. Its not HD but its definitely perfectly watchable - I'm very impressed at the level of compression they manage.
BBC iPlayer by contrast cannot handle the same network conditions and needs a good connection - ITV and C4 are even worse.
Worth trying though since both Unlocator and Netflix offer free trials.
its a shame you dont get HD, things like documentaries and films in HD are one of the reasons i get netflix
Love/Hate, it's just like breaking bad cos all the drug use is in the first three series.
There's no desert, mind.
OK - might have a go with Netflix then. There are quite a few risks with using torrents, not least the virus one. I struggle to get more than a few hundred kbits through my VPN though.
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