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can anyone recommend a dvd tv series for dh and I to take on holiday?

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reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 15:03:35

we are off at the end of the month and I want to buy a cheap box set for us to watch but have no inspiration.

We have watched in the past few years prison break (OK but not special), lost (love it!), x files (old un but good un), Jonathan creek (missed it first time round and quite enjoyed it), bleak house (enjoyed), the lost room, the 4400, and are currently watching the killing on TV. DH is sci fi (esp stargate) obsessed (but I'm not hmm ). We have a 6mo dd so chances are we don't be able to sit and concentrate on anything for any decent length of time so something that you don't have to concentrate on every second would be good.

Any ideas?

mrsrhodgilbert Mon 05-Sep-11 15:18:51

have you seen the series David Duchovny has done since the x-files called Californication? It's entirely different, a bit rude but your dd is too young to notice and funny. Episodes are 30/40 mins I think.

reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 15:33:35

I gave that one a go mrsh but didn't get along with it hmm

wigglesrock Mon 05-Sep-11 20:47:07

What about Fringe?

blabalalalablabla Mon 05-Sep-11 20:56:01

Have thoroughly enjoyed the following if that helps?!

Curb your enthusiasm
Breaking Bad
30 Rock

reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 20:57:49

wiggles knew I could rely on you - just looked it up on amazon andit looks fab - will order it grin , everything we wanted (hopefully) plus Joshua Jackson wink

reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 21:01:29

xposted blalalalalalalalalalalalalalala I;ve seen arrested development grin . 'breaking bad' I might put on my must see list as it looks good but tbh not dhs thing I think.

wigglesrock Mon 05-Sep-11 21:02:52

reastie Never underestimate the power of Pacey grin

Newbabynewmum Mon 05-Sep-11 21:11:12

Life on mars smile

reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 21:37:52

Tried that one newbabay . Good suggestions though - keep them coming if you can grin

Newbabynewmum Mon 05-Sep-11 21:47:45

Csi Miami. Sherlock (latest BBC one). Spooks (love that). Hustle.

I'm going to keep thinking. I love a good box set! Do you like comedy? The office, peep show etc

reastie Mon 05-Sep-11 21:51:12

newbaby I've seen all those confused wink . I like comedy but dh not so keen boring old man hmm

Inti Mon 05-Sep-11 22:11:05

Grays Anatomy is fab - I have loved Prison break and 24 over the years. Also adore Spooks.

LadyThompson Mon 05-Sep-11 22:14:05

Mad Men! It's brilliant. Watched all four series and started when we were on holiday.

If you want some comedy, I really recommend Modern Family. Great light relief.

Both of those are US ones, of course.

minipen Mon 05-Sep-11 22:17:00

Spiral? it helped fill the gap when the killing finished

BramblyHedge Mon 05-Sep-11 22:22:17

The wire?

reastie Tue 06-Sep-11 08:58:30

mini spiral looks really good - will put that on my to watch list but boring dh doesn't 'do' subtitles angry . I get really annoyed about this as I love a bit of world cinema <tries to look cultured>

inti we've seen prison break, 24 and spooks too - all v good grin

lady I tried to watch mad men when it first came out but just did't like it. I have no idea why as on paper it's just my kind of thing hmm . I did like all the outfits though grin

brambly am debating re: the wire. I hear mixed things about it being fabbo to the max or really bad so bit confused

TanteRose Tue 06-Sep-11 09:01:44

how about the United States of Tara? only 30 mins per episode. Its brilliant


zukiecat Sat 10-Sep-11 21:17:57

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goingbacktowork Tue 13-Sep-11 20:38:35

it has to be the best tv of all time - the wire.

if you want something funny then modern family

mosschops30 Tue 13-Sep-11 21:04:16

Six feet under

Am currently obsessed with this series

nancy75 Tue 13-Sep-11 21:06:41

the wire, i have never met anyone thats thinks its bad
six feet under also really good

cjbartlett Tue 13-Sep-11 21:07:25

Gavin and Stacey
Desperate Housewives

nancy75 Tue 13-Sep-11 21:07:47

The sopranos - you can get the lot really cheaply now

scrappydappydoo Tue 13-Sep-11 21:10:41

A Town called Eureka - quirky and might satisfy the sci fi dh but its not too sci fi-y

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