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What series should I get obsessed about?!

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julietbat Tue 02-Oct-12 13:35:45

I love love love getting myself immersed in great (usually American) tv series when I'm pottering around the kitchen or enjoying nights in on my own and I've just got to the end of my most recent obsession - Grey's Anatomy! Can anyone suggest a great series that I might not have tried?

The kind of stuff I love is...

West Wing
ER
Good Wife
Desperate Housewives
True Blood
24
Six Feet Under
The Wire
Sopranos
etc...

Thanks smile

Cinnamonkey Tue 02-Oct-12 13:37:00

Homeland
The newsroom

highlandcoo Tue 02-Oct-12 14:17:44

The Killing ( series 1 is best) and Borgen.

Scandinavian with subtitles but don't let that put you off!

redlac Tue 02-Oct-12 14:19:24

Dexter
The Killing
The Bridge
Borgen
Homeland

Bongaloo Tue 02-Oct-12 14:20:38

Breaking Bad

TheSurgeonsMate Tue 02-Oct-12 14:26:32

Buffy. It's quality telly, I tell you.

Subtitles no good for pottering - you have to sit and watch it.

Elasticsong Tue 02-Oct-12 14:34:12

Breaking Bad
Sons of Anarchy
Dexter

SuperB0F Tue 02-Oct-12 14:36:10

Breaking Bad, without a doubt. And Homeland.

My DVD of Boardwalk Empire arrived today- I can't wait to get started on that tonight grin

whatkungfuthat Tue 02-Oct-12 14:36:11

I like Person of Interest on one of the '5' channels.

Does anyone know if Breaking Bad is on Virgin catch-up? I've just got Virgin and I'm not used to navigating it yet.

jeee Tue 02-Oct-12 14:38:45

Prison Break.

Can anyone explain why it's worth perservering with Breaking Bad? DH and I have just given up after episode 3. It was gory, but far worse, incredibly boring. I presume it gets better, because everyone raves about it.... but I can't see where it can go.

naturalbaby Tue 02-Oct-12 14:39:58

Dexter. The latest series started in America the other night and I'm itching with desperation to see it.

I think the next Homeland starts soon on Channel 4 so get a move on if you're going to watch the first series!

spanky2 Tue 02-Oct-12 14:42:07

Mad men

Downton abbey
24

HiHowAreYou Tue 02-Oct-12 15:03:23

I might try homeland next.

fertilityFTW Tue 02-Oct-12 15:05:02

Have to say West Wing and Battlestar Galactica are my forever Top 2!

EasyFromNowOn Tue 02-Oct-12 16:33:44

Justified

Sons of Anarchy

julietbat Tue 02-Oct-12 17:15:31

Great, thank you! Much food for thought. I've been wanting to watch The Killing for a good while now but I know my expertise doesn't extend to pottering and reading subtitles at the same time, more's the pity grin

Downton and Homeland are excellent choices but I simply forgot to add them to my original list - I'm already addicted to both of them! And very excited about Homeland starting again next week.

Think I might have to go for Dexter... (although Breaking Bad does sound interesting too...!) I'd already heard lots of good things about it and it sounds like it might be my thing.

Thanks again, everyone smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 02-Oct-12 17:22:28

not LOST

My DH watched it on "LoveFilm".
Every blessed episode, sometimes 4-5 episodes a night (there are confused however many episodes over 6 (million) series)

And the Grand Finale was a bit hmm - No Spoilers Here grin

SilverSixpence Tue 02-Oct-12 17:25:39

Great thread, marking place for when dc arrives in January! does anyone have any comedy/drama suggestions? I'm not into
Crime/politics/legal series.

whatkungfuthat Tue 02-Oct-12 17:41:40

Ooh yes, Justified <fans self>

GlesgaRocket Tue 02-Oct-12 18:42:10

Another vote for Breaking Bad, Dexter and Boardwalk Empire.
Excellent, excellent, excellent.

GlesgaRocket Tue 02-Oct-12 18:43:45

SilverSixpence - have you seen Curb Your Enthusiasm? If not, give that a go.

PuffPants Tue 02-Oct-12 18:44:12

For some light relief, how about Modern Family?

paddlepie Tue 02-Oct-12 18:46:40

The Newsroom if you liked The West Wing. Homeland and Sons of Anarchy are good shouts too.

PurpleAlert Tue 02-Oct-12 19:04:56

Damages
Homeland
House
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Gilmore Girls

BlingBubbles Tue 02-Oct-12 19:09:47

If you like greys, then try private practice and scandal.

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