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TV Boxsets - recommendations please...

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ipredicttrouble Sun 31-Mar-13 18:01:28

Hi

I've always enjoyed a good boxset (24 and West Wing are my faves) but have never managed to convince DH to join in.

I really want us to get in to a boxset together but not sure which one to go for. So was hoping for some recommendations.

Also, just joined Netflix if that helps?

Thanks x

SweetieTime Sun 31-Mar-13 19:00:02

We both enjoyed Broadwalk Empire. Have a Google see if you fancy it.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 31-Mar-13 19:49:48

The Wire. The Brotherhood. Mad Men. The Killing.

Much prefer to watch stuff in a concentrated week long boxset frenzy. Nothing more satisfying.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 31-Mar-13 19:50:12

The Wire. The Brotherhood. Mad Men. The Killing.

Much prefer to watch stuff in a concentrated week long boxset frenzy. Nothing more satisfying.

Gumps Sun 31-Mar-13 19:57:08

We are wAtching spooks and its brilliant.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 31-Mar-13 20:03:14

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ThreeBeeOneGee Sun 31-Mar-13 20:04:39

Game of Thrones!!!

whatwoulddexterdo Sun 31-Mar-13 20:10:37

The Killing
Spiral
Breaking Bad
Six feet under
The Sopranos
The wire
Mad men
Er
Greys anatomy
West wing

And Dexter of course!!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 31-Mar-13 20:13:00

Warehouse 13
Battle star galactica

am working my way through spooks too

am going to list some of the ones i own blush

dawsons creek
gossip girl
doctor who
ghost whisperer
lost
big bang theory
angel
buffy
one foot in the grave
only fools and horses
er
charmed
fraiser
the vampire diaries

am hoping to get soon...
greys anatomy
bones
x files
harpers island (absolutely loved it when i borrowed it from my mum)

am hoping to get more ideas from this thread grin

ooh need to add will and grace and supernatural to my "to get" list too grin

Southeastdweller Sun 31-Mar-13 20:23:08

Homeland
The Good Wife

Iwantmybed Sun 31-Mar-13 20:25:23

Boardwalk empire
Game of thrones
The tudors
Dexter
True Blood

Gingerandcocoa Sun 31-Mar-13 20:26:15

Series that both you and your OH could enjoy together:
The Killing
Modern Family
Homeland

They're all so good, I'm actually jealous of other people who get to enjoy them from the beginning all over again smile

I must warn you, please don't watch Lost, the first 2 seasons are amazing but you will be immensely frustrated by the time you get to seasons 4 or 5... A waste of time IMHO!

We're trying to get into Breaking Bad now but having a hard time enjoying it...

Also regarding Game of Thrones, I know lots of people LOVE it, but for us it was too many gratuitous sex and violence.

titan Sun 31-Mar-13 20:26:59

All on Netflix DH and I have both enjoyed (in order of best first)
Prison Break
Breaking Bad
Modern Family
Dexter
White Collar
The 4400
Jericho

pinkbear82 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:27:54

Greys anatomy
House
Dexter
Nip tuck
Lie to me

complexnumber Mon 01-Apr-13 16:18:14

Elementary and Sherlock. About the only things DH doesn't fall asleep watching.

snowballschanceineaster Mon 01-Apr-13 17:36:04

If you want any comedy, the IT Crowd is our current favourite of the year. DD is 12 and loves it. We are all in the habit of shouting, 'I've got a gun...I've got a mother flipping gun' at random moments. DD also says 'my ears are not a toilet' if anyone even vaguely swears around her and the key response to computer problems is 'have you tried turning it off and on again?'. For once, I'm glad dd has obsessed about a programme smile

fresh Mon 01-Apr-13 17:52:03

Another vote for Breaking Bad. Best TV series since the Wire, IMHO!

Sheila Mon 01-Apr-13 18:06:43

Damages - gripping legal thriller starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne.

LittleBairn Mon 01-Apr-13 19:29:32

For Netflix
Spooks DH and I never watch the tv shows, this is our only exception.
Breaking Bad, it's quite dark but oddly addictive.
Damages
House of Cards, most west wing fans like this,political drama.

For sci-fi
The 4400
Jericho my favourite

For period drama
Pillars of the earth
North and south
Pride and prejudice
Bleak house

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