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I have lots of movies coming to me from Zip, but I need some serial TV for in between seasons of The Wire rewatch. What should I watch? What's distracting/engrossing enough to make me forget the heat?

[Poll #1604981]

Date: 2010-08-12 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
White Collar! Leverage! Burn Notice!

Date: 2010-08-12 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
White Collar is about a con man/forger, who works with the FBI. It's much fun, and the relationship between Neal (con man), Peter (FBI), and El (Peter's wife) is awesome.

Leverage is about a group of criminals who do cons to get back at the corporations and governments and people who exploit the little guy.

And Burn Notice is about a spy who has been burned, and is trying to get back in. Also, it has Bruce Campbell, which makes it automatically awesome.

Date: 2010-08-12 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starfishchick
I hear amazing things about Friday Night Lights but haven't watched it myself.

I can lend you the first two seasons of Burn Notice if you want.

Date: 2010-08-12 08:28 pm (UTC)
starfishchick: (burn notice michael's hands)
From: [personal profile] starfishchick
No problem! I know it's going to a good place - and I will get it back!

Date: 2010-08-12 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've only seen the first season of FNL, but it is AWESOME. Then I've heard the 2nd season isn't as good, but then it gets awesome again.

I watched the first two seasons of Dexter, and it is certainly engrossing, but I had to stop, as it's another thing that is so gross and violent that it makes me kind of uncomfortable. Not sure if you'd like it--maybe? It's definitely well written/acted/directed, etc.

Date: 2010-08-12 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I acutally like Fringe a *lot*, though I haven't seen the first season. My hubby watches it and a little while into the second season I started watching over his shoulder while I did other things and pretty soon I was WAIT WHAT'S THAT - PRETTY PEOPLE - NOW WHAT'S GOING ON HERE and the rest is history.

Date: 2010-08-12 09:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eanja
I also recommend Burn Notice, though I'm only midway through season 2 myself. But I admit that since I'm hardly watching TV these days, I haven't actually seen any of the things you list as possibilities above (the ones that I'm sufficiently aware of to think they might be interesting are pretty much all on channels I don't get).

Date: 2010-08-13 01:39 pm (UTC)
eanja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eanja
Heh. I keep thinking that when I have time, I'll finally subscribe to netflix and catch up all these shows and movies I've missed. But so far I haven't even caught up w/ the stuff my Dad saves off TV and sends me (well, I did watch Dr. Who immediately, but I think I have some Dexter, and Terminator, and maybe Battlestar Galactica still on the shelf from years ago).

Date: 2010-08-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lord I suck, I haven't seen any of them! Nor can I recommend you anything. Bah.

Date: 2010-08-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Exactly! Been rewatching Buffy lately. :-)

Date: 2010-08-12 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FNL is fantastic. Season 2 does go downhill (writers strike kinda screwed it), but season 3 is good and season 4 is even better (has hints of The Wire in it).

Better than the movie (which is horribly compressed).

Fringe I thought was stupid. How many times do they think they can pull the line of "oh, so I used to do scientific experiments with this mad scientist and I forgot to mention it up until now, but I've just remembered because those experiments have turned up in the wild, and now that I've remembered I can do this stupid thing on this FBI Agent and that will solve everything." Writers need to be taken out and shot.

Date: 2010-08-14 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FNL is indeed awesome. (I think part of my fascination is that I really don't understand the American HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULZ!!!!!! mentality and this gives me a little peek into all of it.)


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