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First day of maternity leave today- anyone have any boxset recommendations?

(35 Posts)
Londonmrss Mon 24-Sep-12 17:02:12

That's it really. I have resolved to keep active and go swimming every day etc, but it's going to be pissing down with rain all week, so I think I'll just get some sofa time. Any recommendations?

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:03:07

What sort of stuff do you like?

Onemoreforgoodmeasure Mon 24-Sep-12 17:10:39

Buffy, 24, Madmen...

IcouldstillbeJoseph Mon 24-Sep-12 17:11:41

The Wire

LittleBairn Mon 24-Sep-12 17:13:49

I recently picked up all 4 seasons of Big bang theory cheaply, great show plus only 22 min episodes probably useful if your tired or when your feeding the baby.

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:20:10

1st series of heroes, life on mars, broadwalk empire.

I'm currently rediscovering some classics (blackadder, allo allo, etc)

Have fun grin

SquealyB Mon 24-Sep-12 17:20:43

I would recommend Heros and the West Wing.....

Londonmrss Mon 24-Sep-12 17:30:35

Guybrush I love your nickname! In fact a bit of Monkey Island would be good to fill my time...
24 and Heroes are good calls, haven't seen them. Thanks!

oscarwilde Mon 24-Sep-12 17:32:47

Dont watch The Killing

kekouan Mon 24-Sep-12 17:33:30

True Blood
Game of Thrones (if you don't mind a bit of gore)
Definitely West Wing
ER
Medium
Buffy/Angel
Parenthood smile

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:33:42

smile I've gone through the Tales of series and the first two whilst being off. It's been very nostalgic!

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:34:42

Oh also it has a lot of sex and violence but Spartacus (^blood and sand^ and ^gods of the arena^) are well worth a watch

kekouan Mon 24-Sep-12 17:35:31

Don't watch Dexter. Far too gory. (I love it but it would have made me puke if I'd watched it while pg)

orchidee Mon 24-Sep-12 17:37:15

Damages
The good wife

minceorotherwise Mon 24-Sep-12 17:39:39

Oh no! The minute you buy a boxset, the baby will arrive !

PheasantPlucker Mon 24-Sep-12 17:39:41

I have been at home a lot recently following surgery, and have been loaned The Killing (I've watched series 1 - amazing - with series 2 to go) and 3 seasons of The Good Wife.

Have The Wire 4 & 5 to go, but haven't really been in the mood for them yet. Also have Treme.

I was also sent the entire series of The Young Ones!!

Purplecatti Mon 24-Sep-12 17:45:49

Ooooooh True Blood, everyone raves about Erik but it's vampire Bill I have the swoons for.
I will second Game of Thrones. Supernatural is also good.

kekouan Mon 24-Sep-12 17:51:42

You can't go wrong with Will&Grace, Desperate Housewives or similar.

Purplecatti - have you seen True Blood series 4? smile

Kelerina Mon 24-Sep-12 17:56:09

Mad men, dexter, west wing, sopranos is a big favourite of mine, pretty violent though!! And super addictive. Game of thrones, family guy or American dad for some comedy. Big bang theory or how I met your mother for shorter light comedy. Will keep thinking!!

CityDweller Mon 24-Sep-12 18:52:14

Sopranos has to be at the top of any TV-must list. Best thing that has ever been on television. Fact.

Also: Breaking Bad, The Wire (stick with it), Six Feet Under, Mad Men, In Treatment, Rome

Good US mini-series:
Mildred Pierce, Angels in America

For stuff that's a bit lighter:
Entourage, Ugly Betty, True Blood (first season or two only), Summer Heights High, Sex and the City.

Some UK stuff if you missed it first time:
The Office/ Extras, Sherlock, Life on Mars...

That should keep you busy smile

Jojoba1986 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:36:45

Nobody's recommended Grey's Anatomy yet! shock

smileyhappymummy Mon 24-Sep-12 19:40:08

Outnumbered makes me laugh, and that's got to be a good thing!

teacher123 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:46:16

Gilmore girls!

MJP1 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:50:08

Soprano's, Being Human (sexy vampires with easy going hummor but series 2 gets abit gory) dungeons and dragons, The Wire, Tenko, these are all series I have watched bre bub, I will have to look back at this thread in a few weeks to entertain me when I stop work.

kekouan Mon 24-Sep-12 19:52:20

Oooh yes, Gilmore Girls is perfect mat leave fodder. It's on every day atm

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