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Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:57 am

Same as the other thread only for TV shows on Netflix Instant. :D Can include upcoming streaming titles as well.


With this thread.

I say 3rd Rock From The Sun season 1: 5 outta 5. This show is freaking hilarious. It's about aliens posing as Humans trying to fit in as a Family and understand what it takes to be Human.
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:28 am

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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:30 am

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To be honest, that was a very over the top statement, there are MANY good tv shows on Netflix! MANY, I was just trying to make a statement about how 24 is THE TV series to watch.
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:23 am

The 2005 Doctor Who series is good. Has time travel, different planets,
aliens, action / adventure and mystery. Netflix has 4 seasons, (BBC uses
rather shorter seasons), plus a some specials, including Christmas specials.

For those that have never seen Doctor Who, or it's been a long time, I
can recommend the following 2 to get your feet wet. They don't really
give anything else away. After viewing one or both of the below, you
should start at the beginning.

Season 3, Episode 0 - The Runaway Bride
Season 3, Episode 10 - Blink

The 2005 version of the series has decent special effects, (and a greatly
reduced amount of cheesyness).

Netflix even has the spin off series "Torchwood", all 3 seasons.
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:30 am

The IT Crowd. Unfortunately, Netflix has seasons 1,3,4 -- but not 2. It's not really necessary to follow a story though, so skipping it is fine for the most part.

This show is hilarious. Especially Season 3.
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:50 am

Spartacus: Blood & Sand Season 1: 4 outta 5. If you can get to Episode 4. The shows picks up and gets really good. :D
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:16 pm

Crow550 wrote:
Spartacus: Blood & Sand Season 1: 4 outta 5. If you can get to Episode 4. The shows picks up and gets really good. :D


A coworker keeps trying to sell me on this, but the gratuitous blood and sex sorta turn me off -- but also that Netflix predicts I'd rate it 2 1/2 stars.
 
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Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:33 pm

I've really been enjoying "My Name is Earl" recently.
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:48 pm

If you like "quirky detective" shows:

Columbo -- the best TV detective ever. Several episodes are DVD only, but there is still plenty on IW.

Monk -- as a character, he's more annoying than Columbo, but also an excellent show.

Psych -- He's getting on my nerves now even more than Monk, yet I can't stop watching.
I tried watching an episode on 'live' TV once but had no clue what was going on and so couldn't appreciate it.
I decided to try staring at the beginning on IW and ended up watching about 5 in a row.
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:17 pm

I love Psych... especially the earlier seasons (though I still like it). Couldn't get into Monk.
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:35 pm

KennyJ wrote:
I love Psych... especially the earlier seasons (though I still like it). Couldn't get into Monk.


Haven't seen any recent seasons, but Psych was a favorite just for the interplay between the main characters and the 80's and 90's references.
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:36 pm

Crow550 wrote:
I say 3rd Rock From The Sun season 1: 5 outta 5. This show is freaking hilarious.


I've been watching it, too - it's as funny now as it was when it first aired!
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:19 am

Family Guy, South Park, American Dad, Futurama, That 70s Show, The Office, 30 Rock, SNL, Better Off Ted's only 2 season's, Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Show, etc. Too many to name. :D I like everything, but am feeling comedy right now, so that's why all the show's are of that category. I DO watch other things. :D
 
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:40 am

Surprised nobody said Top Gear yet.

I am watching Dexter too.
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Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome TV series you should see.

Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:37 am

I finally took the plunge and watched all five seasons of Babylon 5. Now there's an investment of time and energy. Okay, maybe not so much energy. My take on the series:

season 1: Mostly painful, but pretty necessary if you plan to watch the entire five-season arc. It does get better towards the end of the season.

season 2: Maybe the greatest season of sci-fi television I've ever seen. The season finale is gasp-inducing.

season 3: A definite drop in quality. For a show with such a dense story arc, they waste an awful lot of time on irrelevant story threads. And after wasting three episodes on secondary characters and goofy side-tracks, they throw in one episode where they try to jam in five episodes worth of really important stuff (I found Wikipedia helped a lot). It does have its moments, and it certainly doesn't suck, but it's a drop.

seasons 4 and 5: A pretty decent sprint to the finish line, full of intrigue and excitement, with relatively little of season 3's pacing problems. I found the last two seasons quite satisfying, but I still longed for the sustained excitement of season 2.

In summary, I can think of no reason why a sci-fi adventure fan wouldn't go for it. The first season will be over soon enough, be strong. Now if NF would only stream the TV movies and Crusade, we'd have a complete adventure!

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