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#1 Posted on 8.2.12 1145.39
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As someone who doesn't watch live TV, what are the shows I should be checking out on Netflix/hulu etc.

I'm sure this will get jacked for a wider range of things very quickly (as it should) but since I'm starting it:

*Does not need to be recent
*extra bonus for good SF/F recommendations
*Animated YES PLEASE (anime is fine if available for streaming)
*incredibly insane K-dramas etc. also bonus points (seriously, why is no one recapping THESE on this board?)
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#2 Posted on 8.2.12 1149.27
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I went on a serious British TV binge and there are happily a lot of great shows available on Netflix for streaming:

Sherlock
Downton Abbey
Luther

On Hulu+

Misfits

I would start with Sherlock because it's phenomenal.

    Originally posted by Lise
    I'm sure this will get jacked for a wider range of things very quickly (as it should)


Oops. Did I cause this to happen immediately?

(edited by John Orquiola on 8.2.12 1000)
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#3 Posted on 8.2.12 1202.28
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Oh, a recent house guest pointed us toward 'Little Britain' too, that looked promising if occasionally the kind of embarrassing humor I dislike (I rarely get through a whole episode of either version of The Office). Think sketch comedy as if done by a British version of Trailer Park Boys
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#4 Posted on 8.2.12 1255.15
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Battlestar Galactica
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#5 Posted on 8.2.12 1319.35
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I just watched the first four seasons of Burn Notice on Netflix in a week while I was sick this past December. Fantastic show.

My daughter just got into the animated Avatar series which is also available streaming on Netflix.
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#6 Posted on 8.2.12 1321.49
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    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I went on a serious British TV binge and there are happily a lot of great shows available on Netflix for streaming:

    Sherlock
    Downton Abbey
    Luther

    On Hulu+

    Misfits

    I would start with Sherlock because it's phenomenal.

      Originally posted by Lise
      I'm sure this will get jacked for a wider range of things very quickly (as it should)


    Oops. Did I cause this to happen immediately?

    (edited by John Orquiola on 8.2.12 1000)


I'll add The IT Crowd to this list of great British shows. I know I've rewatched all of the episodes multiple times.
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#7 Posted on 8.2.12 1428.15
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I don't know if Dorm Life is still on Hulu, but it is an absolutely hilarious web series. The first season is 20 episodes which are all around 5-10 minutes long. Some of the funniest sitcom-style jokes I have ever seen are in there. My wife and I watched it about 3 years ago and we still crack jokes from all the time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorm_Life

The second season... not so good. Watchable but ehhhhhhhhhhhh.
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#8 Posted on 8.2.12 1911.19
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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft

    My daughter just got into the animated Avatar series which is also available streaming on Netflix.


It is so so so awesome. If all you know about this series is from the horrible live action movie... go watch it. It is one of the best series of any kind ever.
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#9 Posted on 8.2.12 1917.40
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    Originally posted by Lise
      Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft

      My daughter just got into the animated Avatar series which is also available streaming on Netflix.


    It is so so so awesome. If all you know about this series is from the horrible live action movie... go watch it. It is one of the best series of any kind ever.
So very true. We had the trial of Netflix and extended it by a month just so my girls and I could watch the whole series. We ended up getting the complete series on DVD for Christmas. AWESOME show.

Phineas and Ferb is also available on Netflix and is a lot of fun.
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#10 Posted on 8.2.12 1959.15
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It's not a TV series, more like a series of wrestling gags, but I recently discovered Cold Cabana's "Creative Has Nothing For You" and they are GREAT

http://www.youtube.com/user/Highspots?feature=chclk#g/c/2D8A3390A1B92236

Currently 34 90 second bits so easy peasy to marathon.
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#11 Posted on 8.2.12 2053.19
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    Originally posted by whatever
      Originally posted by Lise
        Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft

        My daughter just got into the animated Avatar series which is also available streaming on Netflix.


      It is so so so awesome. If all you know about this series is from the horrible live action movie... go watch it. It is one of the best series of any kind ever.
    So very true. We had the trial of Netflix and extended it by a month just so my girls and I could watch the whole series. We ended up getting the complete series on DVD for Christmas. AWESOME show.

    Phineas and Ferb is also available on Netflix and is a lot of fun.


Avatar is one of my favorite TV series EVER. I think it is one of the best written, directed and voice acted series ever. I watched them all on Nickelodeon and still catch the repeats.

Phineas and Ferb is great too. At first I resisted, but I laugh a few times at each episode.

Ditto for Burn Notice. Great show.
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#12 Posted on 8.2.12 2253.51
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I know i rented it from netflix but not sure if its available streaming: steam detectives, funny steampunk / detective comedy anime

Also, the new scooby doo cartoon is very entertaining and meta for older viewres

If we are counting youtube, the british game show QI.
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#13 Posted on 9.2.12 0148.00
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Breaking Bad

If you're not watching T.V. you probably haven't been able to run into this gem of a show. Netflix has the first 3 seasons available. Many people (including myself) place this show as possibly the best series to ever show up on television.

THIS IS A MUST SEE SHOW. (obviously, it's in caps!)

After that, you get the luxury of doing what it takes to Season 4. It's a rare show that keeps getting better after each episode.
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#14 Posted on 9.2.12 1022.03
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One of the main reasons I got Netflix was so that I could watch the first couple of seasons of BURN NOTICE that I had never seen. Same with PSYCH.
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#15 Posted on 9.2.12 1305.13
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    Originally posted by Lise

    Oh, a recent house guest pointed us toward 'Little Britain' too, that looked promising if occasionally the kind of embarrassing humour I dislike


The first season was good; subsequent ones are the same jokes repeated again and again and again and again.
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#16 Posted on 9.2.12 2211.34
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Fringe has been the best SF show in recent years, especially seasons 2-3. (The current season has been disappointing so far.) John Noble's acting alone makes it essential.

It only lasted 13 episodes, but Terriers was wonderful.
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#17 Posted on 10.2.12 1008.03
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    Originally posted by The King of Keith
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      I went on a serious British TV binge and there are happily a lot of great shows available on Netflix for streaming:

      Sherlock
      Downton Abbey
      Luther

      On Hulu+

      Misfits

      I would start with Sherlock because it's phenomenal.

        Originally posted by Lise
        I'm sure this will get jacked for a wider range of things very quickly (as it should)


      Oops. Did I cause this to happen immediately?

      (edited by John Orquiola on 8.2.12 1000)


    I'll add The IT Crowd to this list of great British shows. I know I've rewatched all of the episodes multiple times.


I will agree with all these recommendations and also add the BBC's Robin Hood, Top Gear, That Mitchell and Webb Look and of course Doctor Who, come on people.

As for non-British shows: Sports Night, Monk, Home Movies, Samurai 7 (anime based on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai), 24, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Burn Notice, Buffy, Angel, Bones, Arrested Development. Tons of stuff on Netflix Streaming, never understood the people that said there isn't enough on there.

(edited by Quezzy on 10.2.12 0818)
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#18 Posted on 10.2.12 1657.07
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LOVED me some Luther!
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