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Old 09-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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So I find when I travel for work that having a TV series on my iPad is perfect for filling random time stuck on the road, in airports, etc. I am looking for a new recommendation to help me fill up the boring hours on the road.
Some more info:
- On my last trip, I finally completed watching The Wire.
- Watching Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones at home with the Mrs.

Prefer more of the dramatic/cinematic style for the road
- Seen Mad men
- Working through Californication, but for some reason prefer this in bits.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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Homeland is good. I don't know what you've seen. Dexter, mad men? Californication, entourage and weeds were good. True blood?
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Have you seen The Shield? Excellent series, imo. I liked Supernatural, but the past season was pretty craptacular.

Boardwalk Empire
Sons of Anarchy
The Sopranos
Lost
Carnivale

Just some of the shows that me and the wife have enjoyed over the past couple years.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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I am leaning towards Sons of Anarchy.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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So I find when I travel for work that having a TV series on my iPad is perfect for filling random time stuck on the road, in airports, etc. I am looking for a new recommendation to help me fill up the boring hours on the road.
Some more info:
- On my last trip, I finally completed watching The Wire.
- Watching Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones at home with the Mrs.

Prefer more of the dramatic/cinematic style for the road
- Seen Mad men
- Working through Californication, but for some reason prefer this in bits.
I really enjoyed Oz, Sopranos and Deadwood
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Downton Abbey on PBS.

Unfortunately Season 3 doesn't premiere until Jan 13, 2013...

but if you haven't seen this series before you'll want to watch season 1 & 2.

Has anyone here watched this? Its terrific and really gives you a good feel for what life was like for the wealthy and their servents in the early 1900's.

Maggie Smith is terrific in this series.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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I thought Prison Break was good, even though it ended on a bit of a fizzle, it was still entertaining. I liked Bored to Death, Eastbound and Down, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, Walking Dead, maybe Twin Peaks if you want to reach back a couple of years.. as for mini-series, Hatfields and McCoys was well done, Taken, John Adams.

At some point I plan on doing a marathon session of shows I haven't watched either. The Wire, Sopranos, Madmen, Flight of the Conchords, etc.
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As far as dramatic/cinematic style goes I'd suggest The Sopranos or The Shield, both fantastic shows.
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Thanks to all. Suits seems interesting. Forgot about Deadwood.
I am a sucker for smart writing.

I should add that I caught the 1st episode of the BBC Sherlocke (Holmes) series (1 of 3 in season one). Thought it was great.
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Eastbound and Down is pretty funny
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Twin Peaks.

It's on Netflix, which is pretty cheap.
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So I find when I travel for work that having a TV series on my iPad is perfect for filling random time stuck on the road, in airports, etc. I am looking for a new recommendation to help me fill up the boring hours on the road.
Some more info:
- On my last trip, I finally completed watching The Wire.
- Watching Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones at home with the Mrs.

Prefer more of the dramatic/cinematic style for the road
- Seen Mad men
- Working through Californication, but for some reason prefer this in bits.
Battlestar Galactica
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- Dexter (some seasons are better than others. The one with Lithgow is amazing)
- American Horror Story
- The Walking Dead (parts of season 2 can be skipped over)
- Firefly
- Terminator: the Sarah Conner Chronicles
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- Dexter (some seasons are better than others. The one with Lithgow is amazing)
Lithgow in Dexter was incredible. I always disliked him in everything I have seen him in, but he nailed that role like no one else could
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Lithgow in Dexter was incredible. I always disliked him in everything I have seen him in, but he nailed that role like no one else could
Lithgow is very underated due to his association with 3rd rock. He has a huge range.
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Lithgow is very underated due to his association with 3rd rock. He has a huge range.
he has always just seemed really awkward to me, not sure why.
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I'll second this recommendation. I blazed through the first two seasons, great show.
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