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Netflix series suggestions

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    I will second, of third, or fifth, the recommendation of Black Mirror. Yes, the initial episode is pretty, well, um, weird, but it was also had some pretty amusing moments.

    I may have missed it, but I'd also recommend Orange is the New Black. I liked the first few seasons of House of Cards, but lost interest somewhere around the third season, I think. Bojack Horseman is also pretty good, spotty at times, but it's well done. I also watch, while working out, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The best episodes of that include Obama, Bob Einstein, who did two of them, and Zack Galifinakis, which is as weird as he is.

    Documentary-wise, yes, Wild Wild Country is great. As was the first season of Making a Murderer, even if does have some flaws. The second season was not nearly as well done. Evil Genius was good too, as was Murder Mountain, if you're into that kind of thing.
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  2. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

    Jan 27, 2010
    Kingston, Ontario
    I like Norsemen. Quirky comedy set in Viking times. After watching it I speak with a Norwegin accent for the next 2 days.
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  3. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

    Feb 14, 2017
    Lots of Black Mirror recommendations I’ll have to check it out.

    I really enjoyed Narcos.
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  4. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Holic

    Jan 3, 2017
  5. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Call the Midwife
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  6. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    You HAVE to watch Band of Brothers. Everybody should watch that series.
  7. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Besides those already mentioned:
    Blacklist was one of our favorites.
    The Last Kingdom is very good if you like Viking era bloodshed.
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  8. Lawdawg

    Lawdawg Tele-Meister

    Mar 13, 2018
    Hard to recommend without knowing the audience and tastes. I broke these into categories hopefully it helps:

    Family friendly

    Lost in Space
    Nailed It! -- a very silly and funny baking competition
    A Series of Unfortunate Events -- the quality of this series is really great.


    Black Mirror
    Stranger Things -- Steven Spielberg + John Carpenter + John Hughes = Stranger Things
    Dark -- A German production, it starts slow but was quietly one of the best tv shows last year.
    The Haunting of Hill House


    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Master of None
    Arrested Development
    BoJack Horseman -- Despite the silly looking premise this show gets very dark
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    * Netflix also has a wide variety of exclusive stand up comedy if that's your thing


    Salt Fat Acid Heat
    Ugly Delicious


    Narcos -- Super pulpy but fun.


    Wild Wild Country
    Queer Eye
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  9. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Oh, and Hired Guns is a good documentary about musicians.
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  10. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 23, 2009
    Rocklin Ca.
    Ozark & Stranger Things are the latest we watched can’t wait for the next seasons. Stranger Things took a couple episodes to get into it then could not stop watching. One thing nice about Netflix no commercials, no censorship, but honestly, I haven’t seen anything to much above your typical modern sitcoms. If there is a downside it’s really easy to watch an episode and continue on to the next episodes.
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  11. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Longmire is great.

    Just finished Narcos. Loved it but found the subtitles were very hard to read when the scene was a lighter background. Luckily it was easy to get the "jist" of it.

    Jessica Jones and Daredevil were good enough to keep watching.

    If you're a foodie then watch Chef's Table. The best food show ever.
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  12. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    I loved the Sopranos once I got into it and also Deadwood. I realize I didn't give any likes... Mainly because I'm not sure what I like... I don't actively watch too much TV anymore but it's often on when I'm in the room. I like the old Twilight Zones and Night Gallery, etc. Not sure what else really... Comedy usually works.
  13. YALCaster

    YALCaster Tele-Meister

    Jul 24, 2017
    I really enjoyed Narcos. I could not stop watching from the second I started the show. Narcos Mexico is season 4 but it’s technically a “spin off”
  14. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    the crown
    line of duty
    broad church
    betchly circle
    these are great british TV series
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  15. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Shows that these things vary by region. Shetland I really like but they are based on old books so there is one featuring the Shetland to Norway ferry completely ignoring that the ferry service stopped about ten years ago. It's fiction so I guess that's okay but I did spend half an hour on the internet trying to find ferry prices before I found out.
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  16. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    I'll stop doing these little inserts but Hinterland is great. Very reminiscent of being dragged around small Welsh towns in the rain during the school holidays ( without the murders - my childhood holidays were bad but not that bad!).
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  17. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK

    Call My Agent is worth it.
    My daughter studies French and she has put us on to it.
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  18. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Holic

    Mar 21, 2017
  19. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I was really amazed at how the Welsch terraine reminds me of Kamloops and the Yukon in parts
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  20. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    Timely thread. While not a Netflix series, I'm about to finish Season 2 of Westworld. I'm starting to look for something to finish off winter as once the days get longer and warmer, I watch no TV (except baseball).

    Westworld, in my opinion, is tantalizing and brilliant. I'd be curious to hear from those who really like it what else they've enjoyed.
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