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What are you watching and what do you recommend? (Week of June 04, 2021)

What are you watching and what do you recommend? (Week of June 04, 2021)

freewayscandal

Someone please give me a must watch long enough tv series (3-6) seasons, I’ll list some that I’ve seen so you can get an idea of what I like... - prison break -lost - breaking bad - the wire - banshee - stranger things - shooter - game of thrones - how to get away with murder - black sails - the walking dead - suits -the 100 - Friday night lights - Person of interest - punisher - the flash I’ve seen a lot more but would be listing forever


dfla01

Mr robot is one id definitely recommend. Peaky Blinders too. I haven’t seen Better Call Saul yet but most would recommend it I think.


aparnasesha

I have started watching Mare of East town and I'm Blown❤️❤️❤️


DWCourtasan2

Too small for a post: safe to bounce around Love, Death and Robots?


arcticfrostburn

How is season 5 of lucifer?


spacednlost

**Wandavision** - I'm loving this to pieces. Such a weird and quirky show. It can dig deep though about loss and letting go. **The Mandalorian** - Season 2 is exactly more of the same. And it's all good. Each episode's like a little self contained mini movie. **Doom Patrol** - Season 2 is a delight. Weirdness abounds. The whole cast is wonderful. I can't call this a superhero show. More like people thrown into extraordinary situations. **The Investigation** - (Efterforskningen) Danish show about an unbelievable murder and the investigation of it. This is a true story, but it's not the same old crime show. You never see the murder, the victim, or the murderer. What you see is the investigator and the ones left behind. The investigator is so fixed on finding the truth he almost loses the people he loves because of it. Gorgeous cinematography and a beautiful musical score. **The Knick** - Steven Soderbergh pulls off an amazing feat by directing every episode of this. Clive Owens deserved an Emmy nom for his role. Turn of the century hospital and every detail is spot on. Excuse me while I go drink some turpentine. **Snowpiercer** - I'm really enjoying season 1 way more than I thought. It's the same premise as the movie, but altered enough to make it a grand ride. Jennifer Connelly brings a gravitas to the whole thing and is matched in her acting by Daveed Diggs. Great show, book me a seat for season 2.


NightSiege1

Betty on hbo max. It's about these girls in NY who enjoy skateboarding. There's a lot of lesbian romance and some controversial topics. Season 2 premiers tonight at 11pm ET. Super psyched


amrock__

2021 best New releases so far?


DWCourtasan2

D+ MCU Lupin


amrock__

LUPIN is a Masterpiece!


mitorandiro

Hacks, Mare of Easttown, Last Chance U: Basketball, Couples Therapy, Master of None.


Sun_Seeker

Last Chance U was so, so good and I've never watched a basketball match in my life


johanjudai

Just finished For All Mankind S2, there were some flaws but overall It's the best TV show I've seen in a while, It's truly great. Loki first ep was boring, I nearly felt asleep in the middle. really hope it'll become more interesting. I started watching Patriot on Prime and (finally) Deadwood. Patriot has a really strange tone and rythm, but has its moments, I'm intrigued.


Strelochka

Ok Love Victor has become less middle-school oriented since they realized Disney is too homophobic to put them on Disney+ anyway, but I hate the message teenagers are always getting of coming out = being true to yourself. Youth homelessness is rampant among lgbt teens, yet they never see advice to just lie if they're uncomfortable with coming out for any reason.


Liviig

Just started full metal alchemist brotherhood and enjoying it so far. Loki episode 1 was fine ,Loki was great as usual and love the visuals. All scenes btn hiddleston and wilson were good though I do fill the conclusion to them was rushed. TVA and time travel stuff was the weak part of the episode for me. It set up alot of questions that I personally hope it can land within the five episodes left. Best opening episode of the disney marvel tv shows so far.


Shardul23197

Finished 30 Rock. What a great show. Loved the meta humour.


SyncronizedEmptines

Mare of Easttown. Was hooked from the first episode. Great show. Mr Inbetween. This show is hilarious yet dark, binged the first two series in one go, waiting for the third to finish airing to finish it up.


Spicy_Poo

I somewhat enjoyed the first two seasons of The Kominsky Method and was happy to see a third season available. That is, until I found out that Alan Arkin dropped out and they just went on without him. No thanks. Just finished Schitt's Creek. Initially I was hesitant as it was so cringe but it really grew on me and features some real beauty.


kumabaya

The office after steve left was pretty much carried by rainn. You can see this with how Erin and Pam interact with Dwight. Pam offers the voice of reason like she did with Michael. While Erin is always onboard with his shenanigans like she was with Michael. S8... Robert California was a very dull character. Its the type of character that should only appear for 1-2 eps, but not the type you want recurring. Catherine Tate livened things up in S8 just when I was giving up on it. Sad that Kelly and Ryan are no longer in s9. I loved their chaos. Also i dislike what they are doing with andy in s9, feels like character development down the drain.


gumby9

Best show to watch when you’re down?


DWCourtasan2

Spongebob


amrock__

Brooklyn 99, it's always sunny in Philadelphia


Randomwhitelady2

Friends or 30 Rock


nzonead

Adventure Time


sreeker6

I second parks and rec.


-_-muhahaha-_-

Used to be Parks and Rec. Nowadays "Succession".


SyncronizedEmptines

Ted Lasso!


RealPunyParker

Invincible is a good watch. I'm 3 eps in, and as a comicbook fan i recognise nearly every trope but it still is a fun watch. I don't get the enormous hype about it at all, it's like Peter Parker had different superpowers and Uncle Ben was Superman but it is engaging and fun.


pHNPK

Netflix's another life. Sackhoff plays a suuuper shitty character. She gets worse and worse as a human being as the episodes roll on.


DeeBased

Rewatched [Dark Matter](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4159076/). Pilot episode didn't quite hook me, but stuck around and now it's one of my all time favorite space operas. Fans of Lucy Chen from The Rookie take note - she plays an epic badass on Dark Matter!


Spydy99

Watched loki. Nuff said, agree with the concensus. Tom H is charmin af. Currently watching sweet tooth and Wow, I can't stop. Maybe will be done by tomorrow


iDeletee

Finishing season 5 of Friday Night Lights. Everyone needs to watch it, it’s so great


sreeker6

Yeah I love it. Anyone knows something like that? I've seen parenthood.


RLnaab

Those of you in your mid/late twenties like me. What are were your favourite teen shows? I'm thinking of rewatching something. Possibly the OC/One Tree Hill. Or finding something from the 90s/00s that I haven't seen yet.


Xaynr

I love Smallville, and enjoyed Dawson’s Creek.


johanjudai

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


DWCourtasan2

Tossing in Angel!


WatchDragonball

Watch community


sreeker6

Watch friday night lights


_poutpoutfish_

Dawson's Creek!


HandLion

Veronica Mars


coronavirus1416

Monk


Skimster

Just blazed through Teenage Bounty Hunters on Netflix. WHY have I not heard about it until recently?? It was really entertaining. It’s pretty shocking how good it was actually.


Spydy99

Sadly it was cancelled after 1 season


Skimster

I know. Huge bummer


iama10rightnow

\*\*Mare of Easttown\*\* was great but honestly, it didnt live up to the massive hype surrounding it. It reminded me a lot of The Killing as it didnt have much originality to it. Just the same old story but with good acting


pearlsandplumes

I think the main appeal of these shows for most people is the atmosphere of a small town they convey so well, rather than the central mystery. So people who really loved it probably love it because of that (and Winslet's acting).


LetMeBeYourTVGuide

So much this! Small town atmosphere and excellent acting. The writers also did a great job in pacing the story. While I found the mystery the weakest part of story. For me those three components really elevated it.


Spacefairytoad

Going through Pokémon and Spongebob Squarepants as 30+ year old has been an absolute blast lately. I was never able to watch more than a few handfuls of episodes as a kid in the 1990s-2000s with no cable. There’s so much more I can pick up now, I don’t really regret waiting.


inkista

Just FYI, [Nickelodeon is going to launch a 40-episode "Spongebob BingePants" rewatch podcast later this year](https://www.iheartmedia.com/press/nickelodeon-and-iheartradio-partner-brand-new-podcasts-based-beloved-animated-series-avatar).


-_-muhahaha-_-

**Time** is really, really good. I'm not into prison dramas that much but this one blew me away. 3 episodes of hard-hitting emotions. Highly recommended. Deciding to give **In The Footsteps of Killers** a shot next.


iama10rightnow

how do i watch it? i cant find it anywhere available to watch online


UbaldJr

At the moment, I think the only way to watch it legally is on the BBC iPlayer.


inkista

>Time This is the new [Jimmy McGovern](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569568/)? Man, I really hope someone in the US picks it up. In the meantime, all we're getting is [a David Shore/Howard Gordon/Alex Gansa remake of *Accused*](https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/fox-drama-series-accused-david-shore-homeland-creators-howard-gordon-alex-gansa-1234973265/) for Fox (eyeroll).


UbaldJr

>This is the new [Jimmy McGovern](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569568/)? Yes, it is. It's a fantastic show. I've liked "Accused" from him, too. I believe it is available on Prime Video in the US. If you've got a VPN service you can probably watch Time on the BBC iPlayer.


inkista

Sadly, *Accused* is not on Prime in the US at the moment. It has [a listing](https://www.amazon.com/Frankies-Story/dp/B0896QBT2Z), which probably means it was.


UbaldJr

Indeed. I just realized that. My bad. I think when I watched it it was still available on Prime.


inkista

No worries. I did the same with *Happy Valley* for months before realizing it had left Netflix. :D


UbaldJr

I've noticed 😊 My problem is that I've got a Rabbit Ears 2.0 kind of solution with pretty much everything I want to watch, and I don't know what's available on what platform anymore. There's no timezone, country-specific restrictions, etc.


_Doctor_Teeth_

I'm like 2-3 eps into "Sweet Tooth" and it's pretty solid. I've got some minor criticisms--dialogue/performances are a bit mediocre, jepperd/gus relationship feels a bit cliche, the (thankfully rare) narrator feels hokey--but the plot/universe is really interesting and I like the three different story lines playing out at the same time. Also just visually a great-looking show, it has almost a fairy-tell-but-set-in-real-world feel to it.


AdamV158

Im around 6 episodes in, still enjoying it!


Dirtybrd

I finally got around to finishing Generation Hustle, and while it was generally pretty fun, the Detroit scam rapper one was eye rollingly bad to anyone who even has a basic idea of technology. At one point, one of the guys being interviewed said he could use a vpn to rip the data out of the interviewer's cell phone. I can see why they moved it from episode 10 to 3. Highlights were the one about the UGA kid running a ponzi scheme, the kid who lost money organizing concerts, the fake Saudi prince, and the guy who flew people out to remote areas convincing them they landed their dream job.


onedoor

So Loki's first episode was great. The Marvel trio with Wandavision and Falcon/Winter Soldier is very good.


dfla01

Watched Loki last night and just want to say, Tom Hiddleston is a gem of a human being


ChameleonTwist2

Love, Death and Robots and it's...ok? I don't know, it all feels just so quirky/film school experiment-y and it just doesn't feel like it has anything to say. The stories aren't particularly creative and the short length means any twist there is hasn't properly been set up so I can only go "Oh. OK." when it happens. The episode with the 3 robots exploring a city after the apocalypse was cute though.


PhantomKitten73

Zima Blue is top tier television, but no other episodes come close. The show is just some bad ones, some fun ones, and one masterpiece. Inside No. 9 is a much better version of what it was going for.


johanjudai

Yep Zima Blue is way above the rest!


SugarTrayRobinson

I'm late as fuck to this thread but I wanted to shout out **City on a Hill** which I've started this week. Really good show, not sure how I missed it initially. Kevin Bacon is awesome in it, really good veteran role. Aldis Hodge is such an obvious star leading man in the making to me, one of these days he's going to get into the new Mission Impossible or whatever and his stock will soar. And Jonathan Tucker might honestly be my favorite TV character actor in recent years, he was great in Kingdom and in his limited role on Snowfall, and he's great again in this. I just love seeing him on my screen, 100% in on this guy. Crime dramas have been overdone to death in the era of Prestige TV, but this one still finds a nice niche away from the Sopranos/BB/Ozark/BCS/Snowfall/Narcos anti-hero formula and closer to something like The Wire, presenting a vertical slice of the entire community, from the POVS of the criminals to the police and the justice system at different levels.


frodohodo

Glad it got renewed for a third season after the rather concluding second season. The rivalry/relationship of Bacon and Hodge is quite entertaining and the different story themes were interesting too.


InspektorVI

Just finished first season of Warrior, going to start on second. HIMYM is still amazing even tho I know who The Mother is.


abinav99

Any recommendations for shows like The Office, The Good Place and Parks & Rec ?


AdamEatingApple

Upload


pepperpitts

Another vote for what we do in the shadows and adding Silicon Valley.


grouptherapy17

* Superstore * Brooklyn 99 * New Girl * Veep * Dave


natus92

Mythic Quest


zachpledger

Here’s another vote for MythicQuest! The show is very good, and they’re not afraid to take some genre-bending risks. I decided to watch it bc of Megan Ganz and Danny Pudi, and I’m very glad I did!


Itsybitsyrhino

Their nuanced take on social issues was pretty impressive. The screen where the feminist tester was put on the spot about what she wants was really well done.


zachpledger

Yeah, oh my gosh, it was really good. And they did a good job of pointing out that Dana was taking advantage of her opportunities, which helps keep the moral of the episode from being “social justice warriors are bad.” Also, i like that in the same scene, Ian identified that he has been afforded more opportunities but he still had to capitalize on them.


gotele

I really love the flashback episodes, might very well be my favourites.


zachpledger

Yeah, that’s how basically everyone over at r/MythicQuest feels!


KennyKatsu

Schitt’s Creek Brooklyn 99


UnderSomeRock

VEEP


Krismoriah

What We Do in the Shadows and Its Always Sunny..


abinav99

Seen those too. Might as well add Curb Your Enthusiasm as well.


i_am_a_bot23c

Just started **The Servant** from M night shylaman and I’m hooked.


Jalix24

Started to watch **Trying** and I must say I'm totally into it. Funny, heart-warming, relatable and good writing. I'm surprised everyone is watching **Ted Lasso** (from same platform and both similar heart-warming and funny) but not many tried **Trying**. I'd say they are both great shows!


Ttmode

I feel like Ted Lasso has a more pure feel goodness to it. Only 3/4 episodes into Trying, but it definitely tackles a much more emotional topic for a lot of people. Still is a pretty good show, wasn’t really expecting much going in but it’s definitely got some great qualities to it


hansolostan

Just finished Mare of Easttown. I knew Kate Winslet would be amazing, but wow what a cast. Props all around, especially Evan Peters.


FictionaI

Started watching Ted Lasso from recommendations here and it is absolute perfection. Almost done and I’m so happy another season is coming next month.


ZakalwesChair

We just finished it last night. It gives me a similar feeling of "oh wow what a refreshing well written comedy" that The Good Place gave me. It's really just so damn good. The characters are really amazing, just full of life. The AI practice speech he gives to Jamie was genius.


dabug13

Man did I fall laughing at that😂


turtlemonkeyballs

decided to check out first season of teen wolf... it's got it's moments but overall frustrating watch. Loki is awesome but that's not news to anyone.


Qtip533

Teen wolf isn’t that bad of a show. It’s honestly worth a watch for Dylan O’Brien alone. I consider it a high end CW kinda show.


amrock__

I saw the series just because of the lead actress initially


turtlemonkeyballs

I'm going to give season 2 a try just because I'm invested already. The cast isn't terrible like Tyler Hoechlin is in it. I watched the last episode of Superman & Louis right before starting this show lol I think my biggest complaint is the season was 4 episodes too long. It could have been a tighter season and benefited greatly from it. However, I'm overlooking that because season 1 is from 2011 so I guess it's better than a lot of crap from that year.


Spydy99

Just finished mare of eastown, the flight attendant, and kim convenience (up to s4). I love mare, the mystery was interesting enough for me to binge watch everything in 2 days. I still don't understand all the hype tho, it was good but not like masterpiece level of good... The flight attendant, bit quirky & interesting story, but i'm so tired with cuoco character after 3 episodes. Her character is a total mess and borderline annoying at times. I watched this after i finished mare so it was kinda dissapointing for me. Overall okay, but I won't watch the 2nd season. Kim convenience, it's pretty refreshing but i feel a lot of the joke was strereotyping asian/korean (which is an irony since most cast are asians and yet they are "forced" to act like this), no character development, almost no plot, and at times was cringey. Appa & umma are funny, while their kids are pretty bland borderline annoying... 1 more season to go.


i_am_a_bot23c

Can’t stand Kim convenience. Bailed after the first episode


Muffleandmacron

Lost Girl, Schitt's Creek, Letterkenny, The Red Green Show, Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea, Rick Mercer Report, and Dark Matter are much better.


CoolCreekFlats83

Liked WandaVision Hated Falcon and The Winter Solider Loving Loki Best from the MCU in awhile.


RealPunyParker

I didn't like it either but probably because it was too grounded 80s action movie type, whereas Loki and Wanda lean more into the fantastical. It wasn't poorly written, it was just not for you


ThatBoyEddie

Why’d you hate falcon?


CoolCreekFlats83

Because it was horribly written trash.


tjh213

Recently got into Billions. It started kind of slowly, but I'm in the 2nd season now and at the beginning of each episode, when they do the recap, I start to giggle because I'm so excited about the cool shit I'm about to see. I totally agree with all the hype, although I'm late to the party.


LeifErikson12

Billions is a gem. Enjoy!


tjh213

thanks!


shjames24

The new season of America’s Book of Secrets, last episode just covered the FBIs plot against MLK


HeyFlo

I am loving Animal Kingdom right now. Ellen Barkin is so creepy good in her role! "Hey, baby!" Proceeds to smooch her son on the lips.


SunsetShivers

It's so underrated. It's like Sons of Anarchy 2.0. Can't wait for S5.


Tevatrox

I'm disappointed with the second season of **What We do in the Shadows**. I really loved S01. It had one of the best humor i've seen in years, but when I went to S02, everything went down quite a bit. It's still funny, but it doesn't get close to what S01 achieved. Kinda bitter about it.


Krismoriah

Season 2 is much better when you drink Human Alcohol Beer.


Bassman5k

ZeroZeroZero, omg this is way better than Narcos. Feels very cinematic. Loving first 2 episodes


Krismoriah

It may be better than Narcos... and while its good.. Snowfall is my jam. This is my hierarchy of dope man shows. Gomorrah/The Wire/Snowfall/ZZZ/Narcos/Narcos Mexico.


UbaldJr

>Gomorrah/The Wire/Snowfall/ZZZ/Narcos/Narcos Mexico I would agree with this hierarchy. In my book, in addition to being a great show, Gomorrah's strength is its soundtrack. The timing of playing specific tunes is just next level.


HeyFlo

It is amazing. One of the best shows ever. I rate it up there with Succesion and The Wire.


HeyFlo

I've just watched Time, and it was really good but..... Dear Lord! Why do us brits insist on churning out this same content of gritty drama with no humour or levity of any kind? Like, compare it to Mare of Easttown. Another drama full of suspense, but there were so many characters that were different and interesting. Time was interesting to watch, but it just felt a bit flat overall really. It made me think that, "I liked it, but meh" as a ranking system should be thing Eta I called it Mare of Eastwood for some reason lol.


mekonsrevenge

Doctor Finlay is the Scots version. Extra miserable added. But I loved it.


-_-muhahaha-_-

You should watch Nordic noirs, those are even more depressing 😭 Watched first episode of "Time", and agree that it's really intense. Interested to see how the two storylines will collide. Will be watching "The Pact" next!


EmperorBeaky

we have Happy Valley!


HeyFlo

I know, but british tv is just so dreary sometimes! It must be because of the weather haha.


tbmisses

Ya'll have some good television. Plenty of well thought out story lines. I admit a lot of hell breaking loose on the shows.


inkista

I don't think I'd call *Staged* dreary. :D And yeah, maybe it's the weather and everybody suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder :D. And Brits do dreary so well! I mean, *Talking Heads* was god-level television back in the '80s/'90s.


EmperorBeaky

been watching The Last kingdom for a while, quite slowly. It's a hate watch at this point I think. The stupid accents, corny acting, every name beginning with Aethel-, dull, colourless cinematography and unengaging plot is just intensely annoying me at this point. Thinking I'll finish it (just watched S03E04) just cause but what a miserable show. After it I'm finding the weirdest, most colourful show I find on my trakt watchlist edit: I ain't finishing it lol, just skipped to the end of every ep on netflix so it drops out my continue watching. I'm thinking either The Young Pope, Deutschland 83, Legion or Maniac


Uncle_Moosejaw

If you’re a reader, the books that this series is based on are great.


natus92

I liked The Last Kingdom but love The Young Pope, check it out


PeteyG89

You’re entitled to your opinion but your description of TLK hurt my soul


EmperorBeaky

haha, I thought my post might raise eyebrows. Glad that many people do like it but it's just not for me I guess, and I gave it more than a fair crack


VintageBaguette

Making it 3 seasons of a show you don't vibe with is admirable. That's more than a fair crack lol. Seeing that last bit plus the shows mentioned in the edit, both Maniac and Legion are great. Legion is one of the most visually pleasing shows I've seen. Maniac isn't quite as colorful but still a trip, and plenty humorous.


Babyboos716

Just finished Lucifer and Sleepy hollow. Looking for something else about an hour long that I can purge in the evening thats either like those or a comedy type show that has a good amount of seasons and can be watched around family. Preferably 45 min shows but open to anything. Feel like we've seen it all


mekonsrevenge

Grimm, iZombie.


DWCourtasan2

Legends of Tomorrow is a lot of fun, the crazy kicks in after S1. ALL HAIL BEEBO!


inkista

Dark Fantasy: * Buffy/Angel. * Supernatural * Grimm * Constantine TV-MA dark fantasy: * Penny Dreadful * True Blood * American Horror Story Animated: * Over the Garden Wall * The Owl House On the lighter side fantasy * Warehouse 13 * The Librarians Comedy, I'd go with *The Barbarian and the Troll,* but it's in the middle of its first season right now on Nickelodeon, and doesn't fit your seasons criteria. *The Good Place,* maybe? Of if you wanted fantasy adventure that's kid-okay and animation is all right, I'd say try Netflix's Tales of Arcadia series: *Trollhunters* (3 seasons)*, 3 Below* (2 seasons)*,* and *Wizards* (1 seasons)*.* The tv movie final chapter, *Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans,* is dropping in July.


KenKannon

If y'all are also into good sci-fi along with an amazing mix of drama/comedy and storytelling then check 12 monkeys show or maybe a rung down but still had a lot of watching was Grimm too if you like fantasy stuff.


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Babyboos716

What are you watching monk on?


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Babyboos716

Ok great ty. Sorry jw bc sometimes amazon cuts out seasons. I'll look around lol


Ok_Faithlessness8967

I just watched titans that built america. Very over the top acting and simplification of history. Also made henry ford, du pont, and jp morgan jr look like heroes lmao. Cringe at times


Krismoriah

Kaiser was the man.. never knew he did all he did. Im not sure about over the top acting... i thought the sets were spot on and the Ken Burns style storytelling was great. They did a similar one awhile back The Food That Built America- Hershey, Kellogg, Heinz, Post, Coca Cola, Mars Also The Men that Built America- Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie


[deleted]

I mean, you just described every History Channel show.


sean_vkn

Just started the new bbc series Time with Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, set in a Liverpool prison. Gritty stuff! There’s a lot happening every episode and its only a 3 part mini-series. Would definitely recommend if you enjoyed line of duty. Nice to find some quality television!


stickie_stick

thanks for the rec, very much enjoyed line of duty, will check out time.


TheGrandLeveler

Hey would you recommend any of these movies? I am looking for a mystery-thriller than will keep me on the edge and full focus. - Triangle - Prisoners - Donnie Darko - A Cure for Wellness Some of the movies i liked (Gone Girl, Inception, Tenet, Enemy, Memento, Fight Club)


mekonsrevenge

Donnie Darko. It's got a 6-foot rabbit. Seriously, it's very strange but fun.


SurprisedJerboa

The Chalet


LisaChimes

All worth watching. A Cure for Wellness is a notch below the others imo.


KennyKatsu

Prisoners is definitely worth watching


maxmicrone

Triangle and Donnie Darko. Although all 4 of them are worth watching


TheGrandLeveler

Thank you, what about Zodiac?


Imatthebackdoor

It’s okay


maxmicrone

Must Watch i would say


NoNameToThinkOf

Donnie Darko is pretty cool, ahead of its time kind of movie


TheGrandLeveler

What about the rest? Also forgot to mention Zodiac.


VintageBaguette

Prisoners, Donnie Darko, and Zodiac are fantastic films. Plenty of suspense and they all have a "can't look away" vibe to them. Zodiac has a long'ish run time but doesn't feel like it. Haven't seen the other 2 but im sure some folk in the movies sub will have some more insight.


TheGrandLeveler

Watched Prisoners yesterday, was great. Today I am planning on watching Donnie Darko. Any other similar suggestions?


VintageBaguette

Hmm, a movie called Enemy has the same director and stars Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler is solid and IMO was Jake's best performance. For non-Gyllenhaal thrillers: Se7en, Mystic River, Gone Girl, Bone Collector, Silence of the Lambs + Red Dragon, Cape Fear, Mulholland Drive, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. e: if a fan of zodiac, you'll enjoy Mindhunters on Netflix. figure I should recommend at least 1 t.v. series since we're here. :p


NoNameToThinkOf

Havent really watched them, maybe I should


Roook36

You'd have more luck over at r/movies


dumb_shitposter

Feel like all I watch are DW documentaries on youtube these days Only time I watch television is that little window of time before bed, right after I shower/brush my teeth or whatever


RLnaab

> DW documentaries DW?


dumb_shitposter

I think it's the German equivalent to the PBS in the US They put up loads of their documentaries on youtube and it's all in English as well


leela_martell

I love them too! Another documentary series that’s on YouTube I’ve enjoyed is Unreported World.


maxmicrone

Quality documenataries. I watch DW too.


akropp2012

Anybody else watch Line of Duty? I can’t remember the last show I binged the way I’ve binged this one. I even got subscribed to Acorn and Britbox to get caught up and the week between new episodes now is soooo long haha.


mekonsrevenge

Love it. And BritBox has so many other great things I never heard of.


stickie_stick

line of duty is great, i especially like the long interviews, if you are a fan of that, you might wanna check out Scott and Bailey if you can find it.


infinitelightstock

Watching all the top recommended survivors


XX_TR15T1NHO_XX

my dude! Watch Borneo, Amazon and Palau!


brochelsea

Heroes vs. Villains! But this show is top tier to me. I've been rewatching from the beginning. On season 3 now.


the100broken

Gabon!


folkmore89

Enjoy! The best seasons of the show are top-tier television


Joker2486

Finished the first season of west world Sunday


YourFlyIsOpenMcFly

Just pretend it was a mini series the following 2 seasons don’t exist. You will be much happier


Joker2486

Is it that bad?


inkista

No, it's not that bad. It's just very different. Some folks can handle the change, some folks can't. If you don't mind the context switching for S2 and switching [even more for S3](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQJwhVX7yas), then you may still be along for the ride. I am, and awaiting S4.


Joker2486

Ok I’ll start season 2 soon then


YourFlyIsOpenMcFly

I know some people like it, but the story lines are way more convoluted in S2 and S3. I found it a struggle to finish most episodes


Joker2486

Ya the story of the man in black was already confusing for me-any other suggestions for HBO then?


BeauteousGluteus

Panic. It is entertaining enough and fully belongs on the CW. My main issue is that it says it is set in Carp, TX and I have yet to see a single Texas star. Therefore I cannot suspend my disbelief.


BubbleWrapGuy

Agreed. Entertaining enough. Plays out like Hunger Games meets Ozark, but with a CW YA lean. I really like the premise, which is why I was drawn to it, but it could've been executed a lot better. Feels paint by numbers. One episode has a full on character development dump -- instead of developing characters by showing, they cut between several of the cast all TALKING about their past to show why they are who they are. It was a bit tedious. I've got two episodes left, so hopefully they can land the plane.


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Been to Texas, can confirm. Texas is the only U.S. state where they’re more proud to be Texan than American.


sreeker6

Which is better dr who or x files? I saw 10 episodes of dr who(season 1) but I dropped it. Now I'm on the fence whether I should watch dr who or start x files.


inkista

For my money, *Doctor Who,* but I've got a thing for British tv and I watched the classic show back in the day. *X-Files,* I only really get fanatic now about episodes with Darin Morgan scripts.


LaughingHieroglyphic

I can only answer about Doctor Who. I am a big Doctor Who fan, so I'm somewhat biased. If you didn't like Series 1, there's a chance you'll like the later series, but it's not a guarantee. The show essentially reinvents itself every few years. Every fan has their own favorite Doctor and/or companion. Series 1 can be painfully silly at times. You've got the burping trash bin ("Rose"), the farting Slitheen ("Aliens in London"/"World War 3"), a woman who is just a stretched out piece of skin ("The End of the World"), dated reality show references ("Bad Wolf") and so on. That being said, they did manage to put out some stellar episodes, namely Dalek, Father's Day, and The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. Later series tone down the silliness if you found yourself cringing too much. One recommendation I've seen thrown around is to start with Series 5. You've got a new showrunner, a new Doctor, a new companion, a new everything basically. It's a clean slate for the show and a fairly good starting point for new fans. I'd recommend eventually going back to watch what you skipped over, though.


sreeker6

Thanks man. I decided to give season 1 another try. If I still don't like it i'm gonna watch season 5 like you suggested. Actually when I was watching s1 I liked it. At that time I didn't have the patience yo watch monster of the weekend episodes. So that's one of the reasons I dropped it. So i'll give it another tty.


loserwill

The first 3 or 4 seasons of X-Files are really great TV. Even if you don't get sucked into the larger plot, the monster of the week format is usually fun.


HandLion

Assuming by season 1 you mean the 2005 season and not the 1963 one, episodes 6, 9 and 10 of that season are generally considered some of the best Doctor Who episodes ever, so if you didn't love the show after that you're probably not going to. I would only continue with Doctor Who if you're already enjoying it sufficiently, not if you're hoping it will improve (not that it's all downhill from there of course)


sreeker6

I'll give it a try. I don't remember exactly where I dropped it but I liked sosme of the episodes. Thanks


iPlayNL

I finished Person of Interest today.. i was so lukewarm on it the first few episodes, i never expected it to become as good as it was. I have some issues with the finale but they absolutely nailed the crucial moments and it's one i will never forget. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone who appreciates Sci-fi.


inkista

You can now read [the IGN interview with Plageman and Nolan on the finale](https://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/22/person-of-interest-creators-discuss-the-final-episode-and-who-lived-and-who-died). :) >Nolan: \[Laughs\] Never let it be said that we passed up an opportunity to f\*\*k with our audience. > >Plageman: We just wanted to be clear that there was going to be no *Person of Interest: Beyond Borders.* > >IGN: \[Laughs\] I'd watch the hell out of *Person of Interest: Beyond Borders!* > >Plageman: \[Laughs\] "It's not just New York!" > >Nolan: Cut to a payphone ringing in the Congo.


TheKnicksRuleAll

I would not call it Sci-fi. Nevertheless a great show


inkista

It may not seem like it after the fact, but that show called Snowden about 16 months *before* it happened.


iPlayNL

It most certainly is though? Especially S4/S5.


whiskeypenguini

I watched all 3 seasons of The Kominsky Method last week and I loved it. Binge watched the second session of Family Man. Started with Mare of Easttown yesterday, fingers crossed I like it. Also waiting for Loki today!