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What are you binge-watching?
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:02:22 am »
OK, I'm binge-watching The Closer.  Really enjoying this.  I never watched it at all when it was on.  Kyra Sedgewick and the ensemble cast are great!  On episode 13 of season 1.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 08:05:00 am »
    I just finished watching 8 seasons of Dexter over the past two weeks.

    Incredible writing up to the end.  The middle sagged a little (as middles do) but I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of the series.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 08:25:08 am »
    Ooh, just checked it out on Prime.  Wasn't familiar with it---sounds awesome.  Will add it to my watchlist....

    I also just finished The Vikings, seasons 1 and 2.  I'm kind of mixed about it, but liked it enough to keep watching if there are more seasons.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 09:46:44 am »
    So many people have raved about Dexter - guess I'm just going to have to try it out after all (and will probably stick with it just like I did finally with Breaking Bad, which is not on Prime, I don't think. I watched it on my son's Netflix account)
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 09:51:27 am »
    I have been watching Covert Affairs..which I didn't know existed until I got my fire stick.  I love the kick-ass female lead.  She has become my new girl crush. ;D

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 09:57:13 am »
    Ive been watching Grimm, though "binge" for me is pretty slow. Not through the first season yet.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 10:33:21 am »
    Vikings lost me... I just never really liked the characters.

    Other recent binges were House of Cards and Weeds, although the later seasons of Weeds were a waste of time.

    Both Dexter and Weeds throw in borderline porn from time to time (We're cable!  We do it because we can!), Weeds more than Dexter, but neither are appropriate if you have kids running in and out of the room.  The violence on Dexter is pretty graphic as well but I tend to FF through the shock pandering to get back to the story.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 10:40:00 am »
    i'm going through iron chef america.....

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 10:56:25 am »
    Vikings lost me... I just never really liked the characters.
    I LOVE Vikings - 3rd season started 2 weeks ago on The History Channel
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 11:36:39 am »
    I'm trying to catch up on master chef jr. I lost track of it and the season flew by. Those little kiddos are so darn adorable. :) Might I add they can really cook but I'm always a little nervous about them cutting themselves.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 11:57:17 am »
    Property Brothers. I am obsessed with HGTV.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #11 on: February 27, 2015, 12:43:57 pm »
    I have been watching Covert Affairs..which I didn't know existed until I got my fire stick.  I love the kick-ass female lead.  She has become my new girl crush. ;D

    I binged on Covert Affairs in the fall/early winter.  So improbable but I still loved it.  Loved the actors and the filming.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #12 on: February 27, 2015, 05:42:53 pm »
    I'm going back and forth between Friends on Netflix and The Americans on Amazon. DH and I also need to get busy on the current season of Downton Abbey.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #13 on: February 27, 2015, 06:21:34 pm »
    I binge watched Empire last week, so no I am caught up... so so good!
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    « Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 07:19:45 pm »
    I'm going back and forth between Friends on Netflix and The Americans on Amazon. DH and I also need to get busy on the current season of Downton Abbey.
    I love The Americans.
    This thread is giving me lots of good ideas. Thanks for starting it Betsy!
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #15 on: February 27, 2015, 08:00:05 pm »
    If anyone has recommendations for any other darker shows, please share?

    True Detective, Sons of Anarchy
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #16 on: February 27, 2015, 08:09:13 pm »
    Love Sons of Anarchy!

    House of Cards' new season was released today, I think?

    The David Tennant series Broadchurch was quite good!

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 01:39:40 am »
    I just watched 3 episodes of The Americans (current season) on my dvr to catch up.  Overall I like the show but sometimes the gratuitous violence is too awful, particularly when they showed them breaking bones of a body to fit it into a suitcase.  Had enough of that with Sopranos and didn't mind then, but I do mind on this show.

    I expect to be watching a lot of House of Cards this weekend, since it was just released yesterday on netflix streaming.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #18 on: February 28, 2015, 06:02:58 am »
    I just finished binge watching Scandal....loved it and suffering withdrawals.

    I've meant to watch Dexter for years, but never have yet.

    I've heard House of Cards is really good, so maybe that's my next one.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #19 on: February 28, 2015, 06:09:02 am »
    Ed used to like The Closer . . . . . I like the follow on (Kyra Sedgewick is gone) called Major Crimes much better.

    Broadchurch was EXCELLENT . . . the second series starts on BBC America this week.

    I watched Grimm for 2 or 3 seasons and then it just got to be too much . . . . . lost interest in the characters, too much 'long story arc' and not enough actually solving something each episode.

    Same for Covert Affairs. I liked it at first but then she got a little bit TSTL, I thought, and, again, didn't like the long story arc format.  I don't want to feel like I've missed important things if I miss an episode.  I know: there's no longer an excuse to EVER miss an episode. . . . . but still.

    But, on topic: I don't binge watch.  I don't binge read.  Burns me out even faster on a series. ::)
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #20 on: February 28, 2015, 06:11:39 am »
    But, on topic: I don't binge watch.  I don't binge read.  Burns me out even faster on a series. ::)

    Well, the topic is WHAT are you binge-watching...not DO you binge-watch.  So, really, your whole post is off-topic.  :P
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #22 on: February 28, 2015, 06:47:54 am »
    Well, the topic is WHAT are you binge-watching...not DO you binge-watch.  So, really, your whole post is off-topic.  :P

    No: my answer to the question is "nothing."

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #23 on: February 28, 2015, 07:00:09 am »
    No doubt!

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #24 on: February 28, 2015, 07:44:23 am »
    The Americans. Then it's on to season 3 of House of Cards.

    About a month ago we finished watching that Glenn Close as a lawyer series. And Last Tango in Halifax.

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