Binge TV Series

Been trying to binge out on TV during our off-line-reality show. Need something to sink my teeth into for an hour or two a day for weeks on end. Walking Dead, Oak Island, Ghosthunters, can't imagine a second viewing for any of that or most shows.

A Peacock suggestion: Psyche ---- seven years of zany, followed by Psyche the movie, then Psyche 2:Lassie Come Home. Worth a second watch if already seen.

Then, on YouTube; Taskmaster --- Seasons 1 - 10. May start a little slow, give it two seasons and see if you warm up to it. All I know is my sister gave me a thought puzzle last week and I got it in minutes ---- Thank you TM training! First rule, break the rules!

Sounds like Yellowstone could be my next, any other ideas? Think we got a long, cold, dark, 3 1/2 months of binging in front of us.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Nov '20

Love Psych!!!

The Office NF
Unsolved Mysteries Various
Cobra Kai NF
Puppet History YT
Cable Girls NF
Younger Hulu
Schitt's Creek NF
Making a Murderer NF

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Nov '20

Sneaky Pete (Amazon - first two seasons especially)
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul (watch BB first - this is the prequel but is ongoing)
Fargo - Seasons 1 and 2 especially (Hulu)
Ozark (NF)
The Man in in the high Castle (Amazon)
The Americans

The R The R
Nov '20

Schitt's Creek - Netflix if you want to go from ep one
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - so much fun
Episodes - Matt LeBlanc is hilarious
Nurse Jackie and the old Saint Elsewhere, The Ranch. All great for binge watching.
Umbrella Academy
So many on Netflix that are great to binge and now that the cold weather is coming!

A lot of cool old horror flicks on Peacock premium. Also can binge shows like King of Queens. There's a Schwimmer show Intelligence that is British is really good.

DogDayAfternoon
Nov '20

Can't go wrong with Yellowstone . I've been telling people about Cinemax's Warrior whose season 2 has way surpassed the first season so far - WC library has season one . On Netflix Santa Clarita Diet is as funny as anything you'll find , Rectify is a smoldering southern Gothic tale in small town Georgia of a man released from death row after 19 years for a crime he didn't commit - excellently cast and acted ! On Prime Billy Bob Thornton plays a burnt out lawyer on the comeback trail in Goliath and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is about a 1950s housewife who becomes a stand up comedian .

Currently when nothing is on I binge a few episodes of West Wing on Netflix . I never watched it when it aired and it's pretty funny , kind of reminds me of Ally McBeal . The dark gritty ultra - violent hero series Titans has both seasons available at the WC library , nothing like the CW shows and the big guy Alan Ritchson who plays Hank/Hawk has been cast as the lead in Prime's upcoming Jack Reacher series .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymkd3pzRhB4

https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/10/1/21496920/warrior-season-2-hbo-cinemax-bruce-lee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw-TTr3sK8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au4CSDQZwIY

97XBAM 97XBAM
Nov '20

oddities and endities
Nurse Jackie - oldie but goodie
Downton Abby - no we hadn't seen it when first out - thought it was great
The Durrells of Corfu

4catmom 4catmom
Nov '20

Lucifer
Mr. Robot
Lodge 49
Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Inbetween
Mindhunter
Rake


Umbrella Academy
Murdoch Mysteries
Endeavor
The Queen's Gambit

hktownie hktownie
Nov '20

Forgot

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Prime

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Nov '20

Orange is the New Black
Mad Men
Blood Lines
Nurse Jackie
Ozark
Downton Abby
Breaking Bad
Broadchurch
West Wing (absolutely)
Santa Clarita Diet (dark comedy)

So many.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
Nov '20

Yellowstone - Paramount
Bloodlines - Netflix
The Crown - Netflix
Longmire - Netflix

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
Nov '20

Hulu...The Handmaids Tale. A fourth season is coming!

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Nov '20

I love to watch the "Finding Your Roots" series, just because, well , you know.

"Lone Star Law", because animals and Game Wardening, similar, but different from "North Woods Law" and "Alaska State Troopers", which I also watch. Stopped watching "Cops" and the other Live PD show.

Newer shows that I like, but don't have enough episodes yet or may not have 2nd seasons coming include:

"The Outsider" I understand even Stephen King liked this adaptation. I loved it, even though different from the book. I wish they would continue the series for several seasons before throwing in the towel. I know there were hints that more could come!

"Watchmen" Series spun from the movie.

"Washington" You know, about that old George Dude.

"Snowpiercer"

"Betty" - Girls in NYC try to break into the male dominated skate scene and parks. Funny moment was when they give a flyer to another girl for a skate in and the guy next to her asks if he can have one and come too. "Sorry, you're not a girl", she says to Tony Hawk. Cracked me up there. Ironic, since I'm sure he would have been glad to teach them a trick or two and help them out!

"Enslaved" Tracing the Atlantic African slave trade.

So far, it does not, and likely will not cover the Americans and Europeans captured and either ransomed or enslaved from the 16th to 19th centuries by the Barbary Pirates of the Ottoman Empire in North Africa.

I would love to see a series on this subject. The new United States was directly involved from 1784 to 1815. That finally came to an end for the most part after the First Barbary War. That included an expedition of U.S. Marines and 500 mercenaries that fought the "Battle of Derna", giving rise to the famous line in the Marine Corps Hymn "...to the shores of Tripoli".

Happy 245th Birthday today, Nov. 10, 2020, all you Leathernecks out there!

It took the 2nd Barbary War to put a full end to it. It was definitely hypocritical in a way that we engaged in slavery here, but had a problem with them doing it. Of course you can rationalize that they took our ships to build their own Navy too, but the imprisonment and enslavement there was in some ways and some cases different from here too. For more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

Phil D. Phil D.
Nov '20

“The Staircase” - NetFlix

Gripping, sensational true life crime series. Let me know your opinion once you are done...guilty/not guilty.

TheSoundGuy TheSoundGuy
Nov '20

My favorite binge was Lucifer on Netflix. I could barely stop watching it!
I also enjoyed The Marvelous Mrs. Maiel on Prime.

Mel81 Mel81
Nov '20

Call the Midwife
The Frankeinstein Chronicles
both on Netflix

marjon marjon
Nov '20

I forgot Kominsky Method on my list. Really good.
Of course if you have Disney+ - Mandalorian is amazing.
I find myself watching old shows and then asking myself why I didn't watch them when they were on, too.

DogDayAfternoon
Nov '20

I remember bingeing the entirety of Lost in two weeks many years ago... not sure if Netflix still offers it. They have a tendency to remove programming on a whim... and jack up rates; just got an email that their price of service is going up $2 a month to $17.99.

ianimal ianimal
Nov '20

Grand Hotel (netflix) - about 65 episodes. Early 1900's Spain. A good watch.


If you like British TV then Luther and Broadchurch.

happycamper happycamper
Nov '20

Fawlty Towers or Monty Python, lol!

Phil D. Phil D.
Nov '20

Two of my favorite Brit tv shows are Killing Eve and Coupling . Coupling is over 10 years old , but Friends fans will love it ! The show lasted four 8 episode seasons , but died when the actor who plays Jeff left after season 3 . The "sock gap" and "porn buddies" are 2 great Jeffisms . Killing Eve will be back for season 4 on BBC /AMC and it's a cross between a 1960s spy series and a comedy . There is really nothing else like it and Villanelle/Oxsana is the most likable killer since Dexter . BTW Showtime is bringing back Dexter for a limited 10 episode season in fall 2021 . I see foul mouthed sister Deb coming back as his Harry Morgan like ghost conscience .

https://vimeo.com/93428207

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVTZhOLpXjI

https://deadline.com/2020/10/dexter-showtime-reboot-limited-michael-c-hall-clyde-phillips-1234597514/

97XBAM 97XBAM
Nov '20

Billions.

dodgebaaall dodgebaaall
Nov '20

Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
Ozark (Netflix)
Wentworth (Netflix)
Sneaky Pete (Amazon)


Watched The West Wing during shutdown. Just as good as I remembered.

htownguy htownguy
Nov '20

Band of Brothers
The Shield
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
This is Us


Runners up- not nearly as powerful but still entertaining-

Longmire
Shitts Creek
Silicon Valley
Halt and Catch Fire


Good luck enjoying this stuff tonight.. Seems to be a massive streaming outage and or slowdown. Nothing is working.

Ser positivo Ser positivo
Nov '20

I understand Youtube had a worldwide outage for about an hour or so. Servers weren't available.

Phil D. Phil D.
Nov '20

If you have Hulu, an absolute must is...

Letterkenny

If you like Canadian comedy, look no further. The show is a classic!

Fluid Fluid
Nov '20

OK, for your viewing pleasure, a summary of the 28 responses, duplicates are noted numerically. Instantly I can see that choosing TV binging is like choosing a favorite Pizza Shop. There are so many differences, there's one on every corner!! Second, don't confuse multiples with better ---- might just be what the second poster just read....

And avoid all shows from SD or Phil ----- too many words, not enough pictures :>)

Here's the list, if I left you off, sorry, must have been a formatting problem. Happy Watching!!!

Band of Brothers
Better Call Saul 2
Betty
Billions.
Blood Lines 2
Breaking Bad 3
Broadchurch 2
Cable Girls NF
Call the Midwife
Cobra Kai NF
Coupling
Downton Abby 2
Endeavor
Enslaved Tracing the Atlantic African slave trade.
Episodes - Matt LeBlanc is hilarious
Fargo - Seasons 1 and 2 especially (Hulu)
Fawlty Towers
Finding Your Roots
Forgot
Goliath
Grand Hotel (netflix) - about 65 episodes. Early 1900's Spain. A good watch.
Halt and Catch Fire
Happy 245th Birthday today, Nov. 10, 2020, all you Leathernecks out there!
Killing Eve
Kominsky Method
Letterkenny
Lodge 49 (this is not 49 votes......, it's called L49 :>)
Lone Star Law
Longmire 2
Lost
Lucifer 2
Luther
Mad Men
Making a Murderer NF
Mandalorian
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Mindhunter
Monty Python
Mr. Inbetween
Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Robot
Murdoch Mysteries
Nurse Jackie 3
oddities and endities
Orange is the New Black
Ozark 3
Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
Psych 2
Puppet History YT
Rake
Recity
Santa Calrita Diet
Schitt's Creek - Netflix if you want to go from ep one 2
Schitt's Creek NF
Silicon Valley
Sneaky Pete (Amazon - first two seasons especially) 2
Snowpiercer
The Americans
The Crown - Netflix
The Durrells of Corfu
The Frankeinstein Chronicles
The Handmaids Tale
The Man in in the high Castle (Amazon)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maiel on Prime. 2
The Office NF
The Outsider
The Queen's Gambit
The Shield
The Staircase - NetFlix
This is Us
Umbrella Academy 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - so much fun
Unsolved Mysteries Various
Warrior
Washington You know, about that old George Dude.
Watchmen Series spun from the movie.
Wentworth (Netflix)
West Wing 3
Yellowstone 2
Younger Hulu

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Nov '20

We have binged (or are currently bingeing) quite a few on this list. There are also several I haven't even heard of. Will have to look into some of them.

We are also currently bingeing Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, in their appropriate combined chronological order. We've re-watched Buffy a couple times, so I knew how well it holds up. Angel, however, is not as good as I remembered it to be.

Monty Monty
Nov '20

Buffy is on my Hulu list too. I've watched the series more than once. Such a fun show

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Nov '20

Monty

Since you brought up Buffy, which I thought was fabulous, that reminded me of a some others series that aren't on the long list:

Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Ash vs. Evil Dead

Battlestar Galactica

Burn Notice

Charmed

Dark Angel

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Highway to Heaven

In Living Color

Relic Hunter

The "X" Files

Xena: Warrior Princess

Then we could go back to the 60's-70's, there's lots more than I even list below, depending on taste...

Bewitched

Get Smart

Gunsmoke

Hawaii 5-0

Hogan's Heroes

The Honeymooners

Ironsides

It Takes a Thief

Kung Fu

Little House on The Prarie

The Magician

Maverick

Mission Impossible

Outer Limits

Rockford Files

Twilight Zone

The Waltons

Phil D. Phil D.
Nov '20

Here's a few more listed under their creating networks ;

HBO
Deadwood and The Deadwood movie
Rome - excellent 2 seasons before cancellation , funny and violent . Set the table for GoT
Boardwalk Empire
Sopranos
John Adams -excellent miniseries
Game of Thrones

Showtime
Dexter
Ray Donovan
Homeland
Shameless

Cinemax
Banshee

Starz
Black Sails
American Gods

FX
Sons of Anarchy
Justified

AMC
Preacher - the graphic novel series comes to life for 4 seasons .

Amazon Prime
The Boys - ultra-violent hero series where the corporate controlled heroes are often the bad ones
Fleabag - Emmy winning British comedy
Jack Ryan - season one was very good , season two was kind of meh
Tales From the Loop - scifi anthology series
Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - more scifi anthology this time from the famed titular writer

CBS All Access (The Star Trek Channel)
Picard - very good with cameos from TNG and Voyager
Star Trek Discovery - a good 2 seasons especially S2 which brings back Captain Pike and a young Spock who are getting their own series ST series . S3 playing now
Star Trek Short Treks - 20 minute or so tales including Harry Mudd, tribbles ,and Spock's first day on the Enterprise . All of these Trek series are or will be available at the Warren County library on dvd


Adult Animated series ;
Netflix
Love Death and Robots - adult themed 2019 scifi 18 episode anthology of about 15 minutes ea. Supposedly a 2nd season is in the works .

DCU/HBO Max
Animated Adventures of Harley Quinn - The F bombs fly in this hilarious adult themed spoof of the Batman universe - might very well be 2 seasons (S3 coming) of the funniest show on tv . Waynebox play party mix !

97XBAM 97XBAM
Nov '20

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - Just started it, very good,


The Americans is fantastic. One of the best shows on television in recent times, IMO. Only show I've ever watched that just kept getting better and better. Same for Narcos (Netflix). All seasons are great.

Bosch(Amazon) is pretty good.
Counterpart (Amazon). JK Simmons is always great.
Justified - Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins are awesome.
The Wire
Mindhunter
For a recent series, Manhunt Deadly Games - Story of Richard Jewell / Eric Rudolph.
Surprisingly good.
Peaky Blinders is excellent. Some great acting talent (Tom Hardy and Adrian Brody have very good performances).

MeisterNJ MeisterNJ
Nov '20

Shetland is a good show

votedbutdidntmatter
Nov '20

Wow, thank you all for these suggestions! Very helpful.

Joyce Joyce
Nov '20

Re: Binge TV Series

A few more that come to mind ;

Netflix
Dead to Me - 2 women(Christina Applegate,Linda Cardellini)bond over grief in his dark comedy .2 seasons , final and 3rd season coming May 2021

Hap and Leonard - Joe R. Lansdale book series come to life had 2 good seasons and a bad 3rd that got it cancelled .

Locke and Key - Goosebumpy like series about teens based on the graphic novels of Stephen King's son Joe Hill

One season wonders ;

Lights Out - 2011 FX boxing drama starring Mind Hunter's Holt McCallany as former heavyweight champ and aging Bayonne NJ boxer Patrick"Lights" Leary on the comeback trail . Was on Netflix for years hidden among the go and look for it yourself format

The Brink - 2015 HBO series never got a second season . One of Jack Black's best roles as a low-level Pakistani diplomat with Tim Robbins as Sec.of State. But the fighter pilots Z-Pak and Jammer stole the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FfVNMIzy0Y

97XBAM 97XBAM
Nov '20

The Queen’s Gambit. That is all.

Eperot Eperot
Nov '20

I second that, Eperot

4catmom 4catmom
Nov '20

The Queen's Gambit was great; inspired me to ask Santa for a custom chess set.

if one isn't averse to watching hundreds (if not thousands) of simulated deaths, The Punisher on Netflix was an amazing series that had yet to be mentioned

ianimal ianimal
Dec '20

I just finished Mindhunter and enjoyed it. Borgen and DC Banks are other recent watches that were interesting. Can't wait for the next season of Yellowstone, Ozark, Better Call Saul

maja2 maja2
Dec '20

Having a laugh watching, Everybody Hates Chris and Orville.

auntiel auntiel
Dec '20

I miss some of those Netflix Marvel shows - Daredevil/Punisher/Iron/Fist / Defenders , and also the two seasons of Marco Polo and it's half hour One Hundred Eyes origin story . Hate to sound like a broken record , but Warrior is soon coming to HBO Max after it's last episode on Cinemax this Friday. This show should have been put on HBO to survive more than 2 seasons . Every episode reminds me of going to the Strand back in the day to see Bruce Lee movies , sometimes a double feature for a buck . Here's a sample ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbjDkP9orPU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmA3xI6J8x0

97XBAM 97XBAM
Dec '20

I'm watching two comedies now.
Black Jesus
Master of None


I'm watching a Dramedy right now. Not sure what the title is though, but it's on a lot of stations...


West Wing on HBO Max


Cobra Kai 3. For those of us growing up in the 80s during the original, to see a continuation no matter how bad or good is addictive. Only 10 30-minute episodes so that got binge watched in a day...


Got to note the channel folks --- too many, too little time. Ijay, thanks, that NETFLIX show sounds incredible, I have Netflix and didn't have a clue. Get the popcorn, we gonna binge on the 80's!!! Now if they can just get Macchio and KK costars, the Psych crew, and his cousin Vinny together, I can check that one off the bucket list :>)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 7th

Re: Binge TV Series

Mr Mercedes on the Peacock Network(free if you have Comcast)

Had Enough Had Enough
January 7th

Schitt's Creek is a terrific show. The first few episodes were a bit shaky but we are now on season 3 and hooked. It's a great salve for the soul in these challenging times.

friendlyMcface friendlyMcface
January 15th

I wouldn't say it was binge watching but my wife and I got thru season one of "Sneaky Pete" on Amazon. Definitely moving on to season two!!

Jimt1058
January 16th

Adding Unorthodox. Limited series with 4 episodes.


I highly recommend - Cobra Kai NF - just finished watching season 3 it is simply great

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
January 16th

Fargo season 1 was fantastic. Billy Bob Thornton at his snarky best.

Just finished Mandalorian S2. I really enjoyed it.

MeisterNJ MeisterNJ
January 21st

I just discovered a good show that is still in it's first season run and binged to catch up . It's called Big Sky(10pm Tues ABC)and is about kidnappers/human traffickers in rural Montana and the private eyes hunting them down . Just got done with the CBS All Access(now called Paramount Plus)version of Stephen King's The Stand and it was downright horrible in every way . The 1994 mini-series was/is much much better .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fs7nfZghow


Cobra Kai was pretty awesome on Netflix and The Stand on CBS All Access was terrific.


Cobra Kai is like a stroll down memory lane. A simpler time, refreshing...


Mandalorian is great if you are a Star Wars fan; have one episode to go, kinda saving it.

Going through Rockford Files now; talk about a 1970's retrospective with a guy stuck in the 1960's rat pack mode.... Didn't like it last time, but new internet TV brings a whole new perspective.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

I'm currently watching episode 2 of The Food That Built America.

Well paced- and learned stuff.



I also enjoyed the first 3 episodes of 'Resident Alien' and wish I could watch more without waiting. Made me laugh quite a bit.


Loved that series “The food that built America”
Especially the story about Heinz. The stories about all of these people and their businesses are fascinating. If “the Men who built America “ ( about Carnegie, Rockefeller, Westinghouse etc.) ever comes on again; watch that one too. You’ll find that series just as good.


Woke is really good, on HULU
The Detroiters is funny I watch it on CBS on command


If you like horses and beautiful scenery not to mention a family oriented show watch Heartland on Netflix. Just finished 13 seasons, 225 shows, it was a nice break from all the stuff going on!

Not in NJ Anymore Not in NJ Anymore
2 weeks ago

Now that’s binge-able. Not sure 3 episodes or seasons season really is ;-)

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Since Not in NJ Anymore mentioned "a nice break from all the stuff going on," I'll mention the current version of All Creatures Great And Small on PBS Masterpiece. It's nearing the end of its weekly run, but of course you can stream all the episodes that have already aired on the PBS app. Current episodes drop on Sunday nights. Great way to wind down the weekend.


Monty

Watched All Creatures last week was very good loved the British country side brought back many memories of driving on the wrong side of the road with narrow roads with walls on either side when we visited in 2019. We are PBS members and really enjoy the programming they offer.

Another good series on Netflix is Longmire we watched it then found Heartland. Longmire more violence but excellent, not to mention beautiful Wyoming.

Not in NJ Anymore Not in NJ Anymore
2 weeks ago

Original All Creatures Great & Small is one of my all time favorite shows

Weebiekins Weebiekins
2 weeks ago

I've found "Outlander" to be of interest. I enjoy the historic Scotland background and SciFi aspects of it the most.


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