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« on: September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM »

Well the summer TV season is winding down, looks like the Fall shows are starting up as early as this week.

The last few summers I've been doing binge watching on shows I missed during the regular season, and it's turned out pretty well.  This summer I started with Person of Interest at my sister's repeated recommendation.  First season was a little slow for me, but I really got into the second and third seasons and I'm really looking forward to it now.

Next up I did Orphan Black, which was just fantastic from the getgo.  Actually it took maybe the first 2-3 episodes to completely sell me, but after that I was hooked.  Definitely see what all the fuss was about, and the lead actress really deserved at bare minimum an Emmy nomination. 

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

Anyone else do any binge watching?
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 05:49:52 PM »

Yeah we did POI, The Blacklist, trying to do Hannibal Season 2, Penny Dreadful and Grimm. Just not enough free time really.

Some decent new shows coming as well so lots to do and so little time (kids fault slywink )
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 06:37:32 PM »

We did Black Sails, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal Season 2, Crossbones, Eastbound & Down Season 4, Orphan Black Season 1, Orange is the New Black Season 2, and Doctor Who (Season 1, I guess you would call it - the 2005 reboot).

I have started Parks and Recreation and finished Season 1, but it hasn't grabbed me enough that I'm itching to get back to it. We also started Once Upon a Time but we're only about 5 episodes in.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:19 PM »

We're close to finishing up the previous season of Supernatural.  We just finished Season 2 (THE FARM!) of Walking Dead.  I might give it another go now that we're done with all the farm stuff.  I've been working on the last non-relaunch season of Scrubs, and you can definitely tell that it changed a bit for the finale season.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 11:59:35 PM »

I watched seasons 2 and 3 of Once Upon A time, Orange is the New Black Season 2,  Mythbusters Season 16, Silicon Valley Season 1, The League Season 5, Bojak Horseman Season 1, Mad Men Season 6, Longmire Season 1, Wilfred Season 3, Legit Season 1 and now I'm into the first couple seasons of Fringe.

Good god, I've watched a lot of TV in the last few months...
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 12:35:45 AM »

Lot of chick shows for me this summer:

Call the Midwife (S1+S2), Weeds (S1-S3), Young Justice (S1 - this was better than it had any right being), Murder She Wrote (S1-S2, our "put us to sleep show"), Orange is the New Black (S2), Attack on Titan (S1), Knights of Sidonia (S1), Arrow (S1), Game of Thrones (S4 - saw free on one of those free HBO weekends), Top Gear (various seasons). And watching S2 of Bates Motel now which is very good.

If we had Stars we would also be watching Outlander which we both liked the pilot.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 12:57:03 AM »

Quote from: Crawley on September 16, 2014, 12:35:45 AM

Lot of chick shows for me this summer:

Call the Midwife (S1+S2), Weeds (S1-S3), Young Justice (S1 - this was better than it had any right being), Murder She Wrote (S1-S2, our "put us to sleep show"), Orange is the New Black (S2), Attack on Titan (S1), Knights of Sidonia (S1), Arrow (S1), Game of Thrones (S4 - saw free on one of those free HBO weekends), Top Gear (various seasons). And watching S2 of Bates Motel now which is very good.

If we had Stars we would also be watching Outlander which we both liked the pilot.


Season 2 of Young Justice is good too. Try Green Lantern:TAS
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 08:21:39 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

What season are you on?  I consider season 4 to be the greatest single season in sitcom history, so if you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a treat.  Unfortunately, it goes downhill after that, but season 4 alone would have sealed its place on the list of greatest sitcoms ever.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 03:27:48 PM »

Good thread.

While not really binge watching I:

Finished up Breaking Bad. Season 5 was amazing
Have worked through 3 seasons of Justified (love it)
My wife and I have watched almost all of the 3rd season of Swamp People
We watched a couple of 'season' of Pawn stars but some are like 10 episodes

looking forward to new girl hitting netflix (today!) and walking dead and SOA.

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 04:38:54 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on September 15, 2014, 06:37:32 PM

I have started Parks and Recreation and finished Season 1, but it hasn't grabbed me enough that I'm itching to get back to it. We also started Once Upon a Time but we're only about 5 episodes in.

Parks and Recreation isn't my favorite comedy, but it is a good one.  It doesn't have the laugh out loud, insanely genius heights of an Arrested Development or a Community.  But it does have Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer...two of the best supporting comic characters in a sitcom working today.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 05:07:35 PM »

Finished up the final (real) season of Scrubs.  Moving on to finish up Burn Notice, jumping back in to early Season 6.  Once I finish up that, the idea is to move on to Fringe for my first pass through.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2014, 05:31:55 PM »

You've never watched Fringe?  

Oh man, you're in for a big treat called Walter.  John Noble not winning an Emmy for that role was criminal.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 08:59:20 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 16, 2014, 08:21:39 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

What season are you on?  I consider season 4 to be the greatest single season in sitcom history, so if you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a treat.  Unfortunately, it goes downhill after that, but season 4 alone would have sealed its place on the list of greatest sitcoms ever.

Sweet, I was afraid I was already in the peak time!  I'm in the middle of Season 3, which I thus far have found fantastic.  For YK, I'd definitely recommend at least trying Season 2+.  I felt like Season 1 was a bit off, like they were trying too hard to make Amy Poehler the female version of Michael Scott.  Season 2 and 3 they tweaked her persona effectively, and all of the support characters really start to come alive IMHO. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 12:04:57 AM »

Only thing I binged on was The Wire and it was brilliant.
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2014, 04:48:56 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on September 16, 2014, 08:59:20 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 16, 2014, 08:21:39 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

What season are you on?  I consider season 4 to be the greatest single season in sitcom history, so if you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a treat.  Unfortunately, it goes downhill after that, but season 4 alone would have sealed its place on the list of greatest sitcoms ever.

Sweet, I was afraid I was already in the peak time!  I'm in the middle of Season 3, which I thus far have found fantastic.  For YK, I'd definitely recommend at least trying Season 2+.  I felt like Season 1 was a bit off, like they were trying too hard to make Amy Poehler the female version of Michael Scott.  Season 2 and 3 they tweaked her persona effectively, and all of the support characters really start to come alive IMHO. 

Slight addendum, apparently I am already right in the middle of Season 4, and it is definitely filled with awesome sauce!
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