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Gimlet's picture

Happy Wednesday!  

Before all this virus stuff, I read a lot more than I watched TV.  Mostly non-fiction, various topics from the serious to the odd, and usually 1-2 books per week.  I've been off my game for a while, unable to concentrate and not wanting to read anything too heavy, so I've been watching more TV in the evening.  The reading is getting better, but with the library closed I don't have a lot of books left to read and I'm not an e-reader person.

So, that said, hit me with your best viewing content and where it can be found.  We don't have cable but do have access to lots of streaming apps.  

Something new

Something old(er)

Something funny

Something scary

Something embarrassing (we all have them)

Something bingeable 

Something interesting/nerdy

I'll reply in the comments too.  

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tog redux's picture

I just finished The Wire - HBO. It was free on Hulu for a month - binge-ed the hell out of it.   Silicon Valley is also good on HBO.

Now watching Still Game on Netflix - Scottish show from the late 90s early 2000's that's pretty funny, just light and silly.

susanm's picture

Another vote for The Wire.  Absolutely amazing television!

justmakingthebest's picture

I binge watched "The Great" on hulu last weekend- TOTALLY LOVED IT. Very loosely based on Catherine the great. Funny, raunchy, crude at times all while  being in the Royal Russian Court. Elle Fanning plays Catherine.

advice.only2's picture

Something new: Avatar the Last Air Bender (its old but just just came out on Netflix)

Something old(er): Beverly Hills 90210

Something funny: The Office

Something scary: The House on Haunted Hill

Something embarrassing (we all have them): 90 Day Fiance

Something bingeable: Supernatural (15 seasons!)

Something interesting/nerdy: Community

ETA these are on combinations of Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime

MissK03's picture

Love house on haunted hill. Supernatural is go to binge. (Probably have watched it over 3 times) Ozark is one of my favorite shows of all time. Also, all the crime docs on Netflix are worthy. (All the other shows are Netflix) 

Gimlet's picture

My DD was so mad about the Avatar movie because she loved this series.

The Office is just right for bingeing, isn't it?

futurobrillante99's picture

Recently, I've been watching The Tunnel on Amazon Prime. Crimes near to and in the tunnel between the UK and France.

On the PBS channel, I've been watching the Durrells in Corfu

Upload is probably the newest thing I've been watching. Not loving it yet.

 

advice.only2's picture

I'm going to start upload once we finish Supernatural, it looks funny in the previews so I am hopeful.

I can't wait to watch Space Force but that's because I love Steve Carell.

Cover1W's picture

Oh  you know there is both a British and a French version?  The French version gutted both DH and I.

Gimlet's picture

Something new - The Last Kingdom, Season 4.  Destiny is all!  (Netflix)

Something old(er) - The X-Files.  I can watch it a million times and not be bored. (Hulu)

Something funny - What We Do In the Shadows.  Series based on the movie, hilarious mockumentary about vampires.  Worth it just for Nadja's expressions (Hulu, movie on Amazon)

Something scary - We watch a LOT of horror.  My DH has never seen Oldboy (2003, not the remake) so we're going to watch that soon.  (Shudder)

Something embarrassing (we all have them) - I will watch the crap out of Jeopardy re-runs.  (Netflix)

Something bingeable - I usually don't care much for cars, but Drive to Survive is interesting.  Documentary series (with some drama thrown in) about F1 racing. (Netflix) or Hip Hop Evolution, which traces the roots of hip hop music. (Netflix)

Something interesting/nerdy - The Chef's Table.  Fascinating look at different techniques and cultures (Netflix) 

Gimlet's picture

DPW, Mulder was my boyfriend, he just didn't know it.

Advice, isn't it hysterical??  I so look forward to Thursdays and a new episode.

 

DPW's picture

Something new - I just watched The Last Dance and R.Kelly documentary series on Netflix. They were both really good even though it's not the type of content I usually go for. 

Something old(er) - I like putting on a classic (from my time!) movie when I'm cleaning or doing chores. Anything like Superbad, Dazed and Confused, Empire Records, etc... Something light and fluffy to keep me company. 

Something funny - I vote for the Office too. I have also put on Family Guy lately to break up the stressful vibe going on. Sometimes you just need a silly laugh. 

Something scary - NOPE. The last scary movie I watched was The Blair Witch Project and it made me cry out of fear (LOL!). I don't do scary anymore, especially since we also have a cabin in the woods !!!

Something embarrassing (we all have them) - Love is Blind on Netflix. I loooved it and usually hate those type of shows. Oh, and Dr. Phil. Don't tease me. SO can't stand him. I have to watch him by myself.... lol

Something bingeable - The Office.... again. Always a classic and there when you need it!

Something interesting/nerdy - We've been watching a lot on YouTube about homesteading and off grid cabin living. We are in the process of starting our garden and experimenting with renewable energy. Geeky but interesting and fun. 

Gimlet's picture

I would be interested in the homesteading and renewable energy videos!  

I love all of your older movies.  

Aniki's picture

Gimmy, you need to take this over. WFH is total suckage. I spend so much time on calls, looking at someone else's shared screen while I'm twiddling my thumbs...

We rarely watch live TV. 99.9% of what we watch: DVDs. TV series, cable series, movies. So...

Something new: Leverage. 5 season only, but it's making a comeback. Woo hoo!!!

Something old(er): The Librarians 

Something funny: Are You Being Served (luv me some British comedy!)

Something scary: our grocery bill. I don't do scary.

Something embarrassing (we all have them): Escape To/Return From Witch Mountain

Something bingeable: GoT

Something interesting/nerdy: Nova

Gimlet's picture

Nah, just filling in while you rest your peepers Smile

Are You Being Served is great, thanks for reminding me!  I've never seen the Librarians.

Aniki's picture

My peepers still get a little tired, but I'm trying!

The Librarians started out as a movie, which led to two more. Noah Wyle in the starring role as a nerdy bumbler. After a few years, it became a tv series (4 seasons). Noah returned, but was not in every episode and there were five other main characters. 

Cover1W's picture

I'll have to go read through everyone's responses.

I also make sure that I have at least one hour of book-reading a day.  I missed it and I'm glad I put it back into my day!

Something new: 

Dead to Me - new season two out!  I'm saving these for when I have alone time, just love this show. (Netflix) OR Godless (just started this one and it's outstanding)

Something old(er): 

Cracker, Silent Witness (1990s british crime dramas on Amazon)

Something funny -

Lovesick (Netflix - so goooood!)

Something scary -

The Others (it's old but so good) or The Shining. 

Something embarrassing (we all have them) -

Outlander!

Something bingeable -

Russian Doll (cannot stop watching)

Something interesting/nerdy -

Secrets of Great British Castles (I'm on last episode sadly)

Gimlet's picture

Oh my gosh, we love Secrets of Great British Castles!  There was a series called Great British Ghosts that we also loved, we've watched all of them twice now.  

I will have to check out the other ones you've mentioned, we haven't seen either of the British crime dramas or Dead To Me/Godless.

Cover1W's picture

Wait - GHOSTS of GB!  Holy moly, is this on Netflix?  Do tell so I can start watching immediately.....

Kes's picture

Gimlet, we loved The Last Kingdom especially series 3, but just started watching series 4 on Netflix and not impressed at all. All the good characters are dead!  So here are mine

Something new - This Much I Know Is True - series starring Mark Ruffalo as identical twins with his schizophrenic brother. 

Something old - In Treatment - rewatching all the series atm.  Gabriel Byrne as a troubled psychotherapist. 

Something funny  - Camping - 6 part series with Julia Davis. 

Something scary - Bird Box - film with Sandra Bullock. 

Couldn't think of anything embarrassing. 

Bingeable - I rewatched The Handmaid's Tale

Something Interesting - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on Netflix

 

DPW's picture

I love In Treatment and Gabriel Byrnes. I watched this series years ago. If I recall, it is based on an Israeli series. Def recommend too!

Gimlet's picture

DH has read all the books so he generally knows what is coming.  I won't post spoilers but there was one death this season that really upset me.   And I can't believe that I am starting to like one particular character.  I'd bet you can guess Smile

I've never seen In Treatment, I will add to the list.  Also I'll watch anything with Mark Ruffalo. 

SteppedOff's picture

Advice...I am equally embarrassed...totally enthralled with 90 Days!

A few good ones I have enjoyed are Ozark, Mindhunter, Rectify, Gypsy...currently watching Outer Banks which is interesting. 

When good weather arrives not so much indoors watching,

Gimlet's picture

I've heard Ozark is good and I adore Jason Bateman.  

Yes!  We have such a great porch and the weather here has been such a tease.  Today is 50 and raining Sad

SteppedOff's picture

we do also...on a body of water here is also a plus! Sunny and 70 in my world today...fingers crossed for a great weather weekend!  Ozark was amazing...try to take it in.

theoldredhen's picture

Yo, Kes,

'This Much I Know is True' must be the video version of a book that I read, about a decade ago, by Wally Lamb; fascinating novel! My pity for the schizophrenic twin kind of spoiled the read for me but the book was beautifully written and deeply insightful. 

Kes's picture

Yes, it is, redhen.  I have seen two episodes of the series, and it is so far excellent.  Mark Ruffalo plays both brothers, the one who is not schizophrenic acts as a carer to his brother after the death of their mother, he is devoted to his brother but it is a heavy burden. The series puts me in mind slightly of the amazing "Patrick Melrose" with Benedict Cumberbatch.  Themes of mental health and abuse in childhood. 

notsurehowtodeal's picture

I saw an interview with Rosie O'Donnell where she talked about filming the series. She said they filmed all of the scenes with Mark playing the normal weight twin and then took a break while he gained weight. Then they filmed all the scenes with him playing the over-weight twin. She said it was a very interesting experience and said Mark was wonderful.

Crspyew's picture

Both in 2nd season on Netflix.  I never much cared for Ricky Gervais but he is excellent and this is one of those series that makes you life and cry.  Dead to me is just funny.

Bingeable-- Bosch on Hulu, 6 seasons, based on the novels.

cringeworthy- Glee, dont laugh.

ETA-- laugh and cry. I really shouldn't type while on a conf call!

Kes's picture

We just watched both series of After Life and it was utterly brilliant.  Funny and poignant. 

Crspyew's picture

It is a very human view of grief.  I admit there were times I had tears streaming down my face----and I am not whay you call an emotional girl.  The second seasons brings in tones of healing and resurrection.

Thumper's picture

Finally watched the Downtown Abby Movie on Direct TV.....I am in Heaven

Belgravia the mini series 6 episodes.- On Epix, again Direct TV...OMG if you love Downtown, then you will love Belgravia. I NEED MORE SERIES

Watching recorded Spanish Princess again.

**guilty of watching 90 days fiancee--epic train wrecks on TLC. I have to DVR because of too many commercials. Pillow talk is a hoot too. What is wrong with all of these people. LOL**

strugglingSM's picture

Something new - I signed up for the free trial of Apple Tv, so I've been watching Defending Jacob and Home Before Dark

Something old(er) - I was looking for something light and fluffy, so I started watching Cheers this week. 

Something funny - Schitt's Creek. Both DH and I laugh at that one. 

Something scary - Handmaid's Tale. I'm not big on horror, so dystopian is probably as scary as I get. 

Something embarrassing (we all have them) - Anything on Bravo. Just finished watching Summer House, which is absolutely terrible, but like a trainwreck, I couldn't look away. 

Something bingeable - Ozark. When the first season first came out, DH and I both spent an entire Saturday watching it. 

Something interesting/nerdy - Mr. Robot. 

Gimlet's picture

Schitt's Creek looks right up my alley.   Is that the guy from Get A Life??  And it's Canadian?  We ran out of Letterkenny, this looks perfect! 

somethingwicked's picture

Gimmy, you will  laugh while you fall in love with ALL the characters in Schitt's Creek  .

susanm's picture

Something new - I am watching a lot of oldeer stuff but "The Great" is on my list.  I hear a lot of good things.

Something old(er) -  "Vikings"  OMG it is so good!  We are binging on it now.  They spent a lot of time, money, and research on it and it shows.  And the guy who plays Ragnar is sooooo hot!

Something funny -  "Brooklyn 99"  I had blown it off but I shouldn't have.  It is funny!  And the classic "Clerks" when you want something off-color, subversive, and just plain wrong.

Something scary - Can't really think of anything scary at the moment.  How about suspenseful?  "The Stranger" about a woman who comes up to people and tells them a secret out of nowhere that rocks the foundation of their life.  "Castlerock" and "The Other" from Stephen King.  Not really scary but definitely suspenseful.  

Something embarrassing (we all have them) - "Sex in the City", "The Devil Wears Prada"

Something bingeable -  "The Handmaid's Tale", "Rescue Me"  (love Denis Leary!)   "Bosch" (and there is a new season that just came out!)

Something interesting/nerdy - "AKA Jane Roe" bio of Norma McCorvey.  Looks like a really interesting look at a very complicated and very real woman.  It is in my queue now.

susanm's picture

Something new - I am watching a lot of older stuff but "The Great" is on my list.  I hear a lot of good things.

Something old(er) -  "Vikings"  OMG it is so good!  We are binging on it now.  They spent a lot of time, money, and research on it and it shows.  And the guy who plays Ragnar is sooooo hot!

Something funny -  "Brooklyn 99"  I had blown it off but I shouldn't have.  It is funny!  And the classic "Clerks" when you want something off-color, subversive, and just plain wrong.

Something scary - Can't really think of anything scary at the moment.  How about suspenseful?  "The Stranger" about a woman who comes up to people and tells them a secret out of nowhere that rocks the foundation of their life.  "Castlerock" and "The Other" from Stephen King.  Not really scary but definitely suspenseful.  

Something embarrassing (we all have them) - "Sex in the City", "The Devil Wears Prada"

Something bingeable -  "The Handmaid's Tale", "Rescue Me"  (love Denis Leary!)   "Bosch" (and there is a new season that just came out!)

Something interesting/nerdy - "AKA Jane Roe" bio of Norma McCorvey.  Looks like a really interesting look at a very complicated and very real woman.  It is in my queue now.

notsurehowtodeal's picture

Another vote for Rescue Me and Bosch.

Dennis Leary is not aware - but he is my tv boyfriend. I watched Rescue Me when it was on originally, it dealt with the aftermath of 9/11 and the effect on all of the firefighters in New York.

I just discovered Bosch - based on the series of books by Michael Connelly. It reminds me of "old school" police shows.

SacrificialLamb's picture

I am the opposite; I re-discovered my love of reading. So I need book recommendations!  Maybe I should post a blog.

Gimlet's picture

Please do, Lamby!  I am desperate to kick start my reading again and the libraries should re-open soon.   Getting a bunch of serious, dry books right before this thing was not my best idea.