What series should I watch next?

BIG WET AMERICAN SUMMER! on Netflix!

This is the most terriblest, stupidest, impossible to watch show I've seen since, well, My Mother The Car. I watched the second episode since I couldn't believe it could be as so very very bad as the first. Oh, it is. A great cast but all very awful. Keep your distance. This is a real cynical stinker.


Help, pls? We watched The Americans and Dig (Dig Deep/Deeper), and recommended both to a friend who loved them. We love mystery- detective stuff, think she's more into spy-conspiracy stuff. What can we next suggest for her? She doesn't mind international settings, other language mixes.

Thanks.


joanne said:
Help, pls? We watched The Americans and Dig (Dig Deep/Deeper), and recommended both to a friend who loved them. We love mystery- detective stuff, think she's more into spy-conspiracy stuff. What can we next suggest for her? She doesn't mind international settings, other language mixes.
Thanks.

Alias?


Mr. Robot. Also, Mr. Robot. Did I mention Mr. Robot?


Homeland

joanne said:
Help, pls? We watched The Americans and Dig (Dig Deep/Deeper), and recommended both to a friend who loved them. We love mystery- detective stuff, think she's more into spy-conspiracy stuff. What can we next suggest for her? She doesn't mind international settings, other language mixes.
Thanks.

Just finished season finale of "Humans." Good show. Love the Mom. Hate the scientist. He's the dullest actor on the show.

Now onto "Fear the Walking Dead" next weekend. Also caught all of "Wet Hot American Summer" in about 2 sittings late at night. Not particularly joke-a-minute funny, but it's all about the performances, just like the original movie.


smile I looove Humans!

Ridski, do you think I should suggest Zen to my friend? Or is it too crime-focussed?


joanne said:
Help, pls? We watched The Americans and Dig (Dig Deep/Deeper), and recommended both to a friend who loved them. We love mystery- detective stuff, think she's more into spy-conspiracy stuff. What can we next suggest for her? She doesn't mind international settings, other language mixes.
Thanks.

Very very old but I loved it then (as did the husband and we have different tastes): Reilly Ace of Spies. Even if seen back then, probably worth repeating.


joanne said:
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Ridski, do you think I should suggest Zen to my friend? Or is it too crime-focussed?

Your friend might find it a little relaxed.


I really liked Catastrophe on Amazon streaming. It's a British show about woman who has a fling with an American and falls pregnant. He comes back and they decide to try to make it work. It's a comedy, but like most good comedies it can be gut-wrenching as just about everything that can go wrong with the relationship and the pregnancy does. The two leads (who also wrote the show)are outstanding, and Carrie Fisher as the American guy's mom is wonderfully horrible.


How about the other new netflix series - DinoTrux. Please join me in the pain of watching dinosaur trucks wander the crater with their sidekick reptile tools. Its marketing genius as my kids love dinosaurs and trucks so why not merge them. They actually do a decent job of adding in random movie references - so far I have caught star wars and princess bride rips - but it is still pretty bad.


Ridski, wasn't it you who also enjoyed the short series Zen a few pages back? Set in Italy. If not you, then anyone else .... What do you reckon? I'll also suggest the others; Reilly is a good one, I think they may have seen Homeland, Alias is possibly more for her hubby... cheese

I've also got her onto iZombie smile

Edited to add: Zen must have been mentioned in another thread. Very short series, joint UK/Italian production. Great actors, nicely made. Pity it was cancelled. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618371/


Joanne, I did like it a lot. But if someone's looking for spies and conspiracies along the lines of The Americans, Zen probably isn't the right show, it's too low key I would think.


Catastrophe is great. Sometimes I love the British six-episode season, which allows for concise, well-thought-out storytelling without the bloat and rambling of many American shows. In this case, though, the short season was frustrating. I was not at all ready to leave those characters.

Also: Mr. Robot.


Ta.

I should learn not to post as soon as I get home from work: need to get my brain out of work-lingo cheese


Difficult to say without knowing the friend, but I found "Zen" so interesting that it didn't bother me in the least that it wasn't very fast-paced. I also heard they were possibly going to make a new short series of them? Goodness knows there were enough of the "Zen" novels to get some more mileage out of that theme. And I would watch Rufus Sewell do just about anything. wink

I also loved Humans, even though I haven't watched the final episode yet.

I'm finding "Masters of Sex" very interesting, about Masters & Johnson's research and lives. And I can't wait for "Satisfaction" to come back -- it was far more intricate than I ever imagined going by the premise.

The current season of "Extant" is better than the first season was. Better pace, more interesting plot lines.

And I will repeat my recommendation of "Brink," starring Jack Black. Funny, funny, funny and wicked smart. Blindingly fast pace and so irreverent I occasionally screech involuntarily.


I just binged on Catastrophe which airs on Amazon. I was in stitches for all six 1/2 hour episodes. Excellent comedic acting by all the players.


Loved, loved, loved Catastrophe and can't wait for season 2. Another Amazon show that is light and fun is Mozart in the Jungle.

Finished 5 seasons of the french crime drama Spiral which I also loved although the French have one crazy judicial system. My french cursing ability has also improved greatly.


If you like crime-detective series, I recommend Scott & Bailey. UK series about two female detectives..has good character actors in reoccurring roles, like Rupert Graves & Nicola Walker.


If you haven't watched the first season of Black-ish on ABC, I highly recommend. I think it's one of the funniest shows out there. I watched it all season, and I was reminded of how hilarious it was the other night when I caught a rerun. I was literally laughing out loud at the gym. Embarrassing but worth it oh oh

I'm not sure if you can watch the whole thing on ABC.com or Hulu maybe?

I also apologize if I've already recommended the show. This is a long thread oh oh


smile I've just discovered Catastrophe. Cackled all the way through the first ep! (I can only get it weekly at present).

We've also, finally, started Last Tango. I'm up to the end of ep 2, where Kate's mean to Alan at the wedding (like she was to her dad at her graduation). I realised that in my previous explanation (pages ago) I'd got Gillian and Judith mixed up, sorry; the names are too similar. John is just creeping out this season, he's like a bad smell that won't go away.


Not Kate, Caroline. You're still mixing the women up! wink


Mr. Robot bored me by episode three. Starting on Fear the Walking Dead because The [actual] Walking Dead didn't have enough actual Walking Dead in it to interest me.


I'm also really taken with Show Me a Hero, the new David Simon show. It sounds boring--a dispute over public housing in Yonkers--but I'm actually finding it totally riveting. That's David Simon for you, I guess. It's not as good as The Wire, but it's definitely worth watching if you like Simon's stuff.



Robert_Casotto said:
Mr. Robot bored me by episode three. Starting on Fear the Walking Dead because The [actual] Walking Dead didn't have enough actual Walking Dead in it to interest me.

Is it worth starting? It sounded like A Very Brady Apocalypse to me and I know how it ends already.


ridski said:


Robert_Casotto said:
Mr. Robot bored me by episode three. Starting on Fear the Walking Dead because The [actual] Walking Dead didn't have enough actual Walking Dead in it to interest me.
Is it worth starting? It sounded like A Very Brady Apocalypse to me and I know how it ends already.

I think it's great (and not remotely boring) and it has nothing to do with the apocalypse. Definitely worth at least watching one episode.


Last Tango: we're also watching some older Brit detective series (about ten years old or so) and quite a few of actors are turning up in there, so all the names and roles are churning in my head. It doesn't help that it plays while I'm cooking or preparing work stuff, so not 100% focussed. Blush.


It's not a series, but we're thoroughly enjoying Framed, with Trevor Eve and Eve Myles and so many more.... Made a few years ago, but very very mushily beautiful.


Narcos, a new Netflix series about Pablo Escobar and the rise of (and fallout from) cocaine.


We also relished Blessed with James Nesbitt this afternoon. It was a soggy day, good for DVDs. This one's got Nesbitt keeping a lighthouse, and for most of the film he's very expressive but silent. (It's not a silent movie) Lovely.


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