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Can anyone help with good box set suggestions please?

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MajesticWhine Wed 03-Dec-14 21:00:27

My brother (mid forties) has suggested I buy him a box set of gritty drama. I don't watch a lot of TV so I don't know what's good. I know he used to watch CSI, so maybe something along those lines. I don't mind how much it costs, he is always overly generous and I also owe him a birthday present.
Thanks in advance.

iseenodust Wed 03-Dec-14 21:04:44

If he hasn't seen it, the first series of 24.

Prizepudding Wed 03-Dec-14 21:05:53

Breaking bad, it's brilliant but not at all like csi.

The Killing or The Bridge (Danish with subtitles) are also great

MajesticWhine Wed 03-Dec-14 21:11:24

thanks. Anyone seen The Walking dead? What's that like?

couldbeanyone Wed 03-Dec-14 21:15:18

Another vote for breaking bad or the killing.
The wire
Boardwalk empire
Currently enjoying house of cards on netflix but not sure whether it is available on DVD

PerditaXDream Wed 03-Dec-14 21:17:23

Would he go for French cop shows (subtitled). Bracquo and Spiral are both gritty - the first about bad cops, the second about not so bad cops and lawyers. Lots of gangsters, drugs, violence.

Or Sons of Anarchy - US motorcycle gang drama, again pretty violent but also funny. DH loved it.

couldbeanyone Wed 03-Dec-14 21:18:27

Just checked, you can get house of cards on amazon

nowwearefour Wed 03-Dec-14 21:20:28


MajesticWhine Wed 03-Dec-14 21:43:56

brilliant thanks all

Butterfingers11 Wed 03-Dec-14 21:52:52

Few of my dh's favs are the blacklist, the walking dead, dexter, breaking bad, broadwalk empire and Hannibal.

I've just got him sons of anarchy for christmas, I saw on hotukdeals they have the seasons 1-4 dvd for £14.99 and sure there's also a 10% off code aswell.

MajesticWhine Wed 03-Dec-14 22:01:21

I kind of fancy watching The Walking Dead myself. I had no idea it existed until today, but I like Andrew Lincoln. Dexter looks good for my bro...

Butterfingers11 Wed 03-Dec-14 22:13:46

Dexter was hands down dh's fav shortly followed by breaking bad. Think he let out a little sob when them shows ended hmm.

A one that I've wanted to start watching that I've never got around to is without a trace.
Homeland is also supposed to be quite good.

iseenodust Wed 03-Dec-14 22:14:10

Thanks people. I've ordered Sons of Anarchy for my DB.

saiyme09 Wed 03-Dec-14 22:17:43

Sherlock Holmes?

bigbutsrus1 Thu 04-Dec-14 07:48:44

Homelands! I am totally gripped!

mabelbabel Thu 04-Dec-14 09:37:29

What about Fargo (the series, not the film). That was pretty raw!

Ainmnua Thu 04-Dec-14 09:39:20

Love /Hate is a brilliant drama. We stayed up til the wee hours to watch "just one more episode".

Lifesalemon Thu 04-Dec-14 15:45:02

Breaking Bad or Sons of Anarchy have both been recommended to me recently.

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