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?)
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
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.
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.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaI 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
I would start with Sherlock because it's phenomenal.
Originally posted by LiseI'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?
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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.
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What? Dolby ProLogic used to be available on regular TV for any broadcast that was done in Stereo. You can't get 5.1 most likely, but you can get ProLogic I or II depending on the feed. This means no separate subwoofer track (the .1)