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A little Xmas present to self - what boxset

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wildpoppy Fri 12-Oct-12 19:28:01

I got given an amazon voucher recently and thought I would use it as an early Christmas present for myself and get a boxset. Any suggestions? I have in the past few years enjoyed:

The wire
West wing
The L word
Gossip Girl
Sex and the City
The Trip

Am enjoying Homeland on tv

An dithering whether I'd enjoy Downton Abbey

overmydeadbody Fri 12-Oct-12 19:29:10

Get the Wire unless you already have it. Only series worth owning the box set of imo!

wildpoppy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:30:18

I have seen the wire

leesmum Fri 12-Oct-12 21:34:49

The Walking Dead

QueefLatina Fri 12-Oct-12 21:35:38

Sex and the City

QueefLatina Fri 12-Oct-12 21:37:42

Posted to soon!

Sex and the City was so good but I don't think there has been anything like it since.

I like Ugly Betty if you don't mind a bit of daft

droves Fri 12-Oct-12 21:43:17

Chuck or big bang theory, if you like daft US telly .

Or Downton Abbey.

I'd go for game of thrones , or Fringe , but I like sci-fi .

You could always go retro/ cult and get some obscure 60's/70's series ?

nkf Fri 12-Oct-12 21:45:29

I'm thinking of buying Big Bang Theory. I like to watch it again and again. The Wire is marvellous but I'm not tempted to revisit it. Same with The WEst Wing.

thinkfast Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:28

Game of thrones

Desperate Housewives would be my treat to myself.

Previous boxset treats have included:
Peep Show
The Inbetweeners
The Royle family
The Muppets
Laurel and Hardy
Carry on....

If I was going to splurge it would be a Bond box set....

Anythingforabitofpeace Fri 12-Oct-12 21:55:39

What about House? There is quite a few series but its a great watch if you like medical dramas.

CookieM0nster Fri 12-Oct-12 22:46:53

Don't know if it's a boxset, but I identify closely with (& love) your listed choices and highly recommend "Game of Thrones" - it's awesome :-)

Downtown was enjoyable, but 'GOT' is soooo much better ;-)

Failing that - 'Broadwalk Empire'.

In fact - get both ;-)

wildpoppy Fri 12-Oct-12 23:07:34

Oh I will check those both out. What is game of thrones about?

Greenwing Fri 12-Oct-12 23:11:36

'Damages' with Glenn Close is good.

I too have enjoyed several of the ones you listed. Hated 'The Wire' though - bought the box set and never watched it (had to use subtitles too - seriously!)

4forkssake Sat 13-Oct-12 07:46:02

Brothers & Sisters

ThoughtBen10WasBadPokemonOMG Sat 13-Oct-12 07:53:02

Dexter is Fab

Onadietcolabreak Sat 13-Oct-12 15:50:16

I just brought watched Downton and watched it within to weeks, Then caught up with the rest on itv player, didn't think I'd get into it, but I am hooked, truly fab!

And Dexter is fantastic. Big Bang if you fancy comedy.

I always treat myself to a few stand up DVDs came Xmas smile

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sat 13-Oct-12 15:53:33

Breaking Bad - we saw so many good reviews we caved and bought the first season, and are currently working through the second. It's fantastic - plot, acting, cinematography, the lot.

justabigdisco Sat 13-Oct-12 15:55:36

Another vote for Breaking Bad. Absolutely brilliant TV.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sat 13-Oct-12 15:55:47

And have you watched Mad Men? Also fabulous.

JessePinkman Sat 13-Oct-12 15:58:27

Breaking Bad.

SJ47 Sat 13-Oct-12 16:05:45

Damages with Glenn Close
Boardwalk Empire

But my fave is Band of Brothers. World War 2 drama, so compelling. Lots of famous faces in it too (David Schwimmer, Damien Lewis, Dexter Fletchter...). Tom Hanks was involved in making it (I think...! Starting to doubt myself as I type). It's based on true stories, with interviews with the soldiers that are still surviving. The music is awesome too.

DoubleMum Sat 13-Oct-12 16:12:07

Game of Thrones for me.

wildpoppy Sat 13-Oct-12 18:10:48

Am very tempted by breaking bad.

What's brothers and sisters?

Ephiny Sat 13-Oct-12 18:15:24

I've enjoyed Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

Game of Thrones has been described as The Sopranos in Middle Earth smile. It's epic fantasy with lots of political intrigue, maybe worth a try even if fantasy isn't usually your thing.

Justified is pretty good too.

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