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Watching shows on Netflix

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Although there are many threads regarding Netflix here on Tug, I do not see any that refer to specific shows to watch. With so much available, and since so many Tuggers are very intelligent;) I would like to start with my recommendation for a worthy series to watch.

My DH and I just finished watching Recitify. It is a slow moving character study, with amazing performances. When I was in university, as an English major, I found Faulker and other southern writers to be too slow for my taste. This series is in the same vein, where it builds and rebuilds, explains and then revisits to deepen ideas. Now that I am more mature:DI find this type of story telling fascinating

As we watched episode upon episode, we were both engrossed in the story....could not stop watching. Critics are calling it one of the best series on Netflix that noone is watching.

So here is my recommendation. Hoping Tuggers can supply other worthy shows to watch.
 

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House of Cards (Kevin Spacey) is excellent IMnsHO, but episodes should definitely be viewed sequentially and not just randomly. You may not find the series as interesting being Canadian; the underlying story line is based on American politics, but the intrique, scheming, greed and hunger for power are maybe universal.

Many people like Breaking Bad, but I am not among them. Ditto for Orange Is the New Black.

Also liked Fargo.
 
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House of Cards

Yes, we are avid watchers of that series...looking forward to season 3. Just for your information (; House of Cards is based on a British mini series (3 episodes) that we saw many years ago. Very very good.
 

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All the Netflix series are interesting and pretty well done, a lot of the criteria will be depending on your tastes. It'd be worth checking into any of them.

I can personally recommend:

House of Cards
Peaky Blinders
Bloodline
The Killing

Also enjoyed Homeland, but that's a Showtime series, not Netflix.
 

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ditto on House of Cards---- both British and American versions were wonderful.

We also enjoyed Bloodline (13 episodes---starts slowly but thoroughly sucks you in) and River (6 episodes, interesting and excellent acting, imho).
 

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Love Doc Martin

We loved it so much we bought the videos in case Netflix ever chooses to take it away.

Breaking Bad is something you can look at (but there is a real subgroup which hate it) We loved it.
 
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I watched Parenthood 6 seasons, Grey's Anatomy, Last Tango in Halifax, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, also some old movies From Here To Eternity, The Apartment, Odd Couple. Love Netflix, am watching Blue Bloods now.
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The Fall
Grand Hotel (English subtitles)
North and South
 

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Homeland

Here in Canada we watched Homeland...loved it...

Longmire is a great series....small town sheriff...beautiful scenery is an unaccredited character
 

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The Killings

This is a great detective series...quite dark and moody. Based on a Danish series. Set in Seattle.....so much rain (; Shows the unglamorous side of police work and how I rooted for the dogged police work of the two main protagonists. A real metaphor for life...but that is an English analogy and I will not push it here :rolleyes:

This series was cancelled after 2 years but Netflix picked it up and gave it season 3. Now talk that season 4 was cancelled with Netflix again coming up to the rescue.

Good for Netflix....sometimes it takes a while for a series to gather an audience. Our viewing times are so fractured now...it is hard to catch a tv series from the beginning. But if they are renewed and a new audience finds them...many become viewing treasures. This is one.
 

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Check out The Missing, if you can find it. An excellent British mini series about a couple with a young boy who goes missing while they are on vacation in France. Dark but not violent, and well acted. The plot follows their search over several years which takes different hopeful turns. Many similarities to the British couple who lost their son in Spain a few years ago.
 

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Love this thread! I watch TVs on Netflix a lot in recent year, probably all started with House of Cards:)
A few of my favorites are:
House of Cards
Bloodline
Broadchurch
Making a Murderer

I also watched Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad, but stopped after first couple of Seasons...

Some series mentioned here are on my list (Peaky Blinders, Grand Hotel, etc). I will check them out!
 

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Going in understand that some of the offerings on Netflix in the US are not available on Netflix in Canada (because other Canadian providers hold the rights for streaming those shows in Canada). For example, we don't get Californication or Fargo on Netflix here. Only the first two season of Justified (great series) are available on Netflix here.

Following are my (entirely subjective) views with respect to some of the better available binge watching offerings on Canadian Netflix

--"House of Cards" is great at the outset but lost me after the second season (I'd explain why but don't want to give away any spoilers). Suffice it to say, my opinion on this seems to be in the minority. Most people are fans right through.

--In our house we are bigs fans of "Dexter", "Homeland", "Lillehammer" & "Narcos".
 
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We've been watching Parenthood and the Gilmore Girlrs. It gets confusing as one actress has a role in both and I usually fall asleep before my wife. So when we pick up again ive missed anywhere from a few minutes to a few episodes

Eagerly awaiting the next season of house of Cards and Orange is the new Black

And I've heard so much about the transgender show on Amazon I'll be an Amazon subscriber before very long
 

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I have watched Bloodline, Nacros, Marco Polo that I can remember.
 

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<snip> Also enjoyed Homeland, but that's a Showtime series, not Netflix.

As I understand it (but could certauinly be mistaken) Homeland is apparently available from Netflix, but only as mailed DVD? (i.e., not viewable via streaming).
If that belief is indeed correct, I have no idea why it might be so, unless related somehow to Showtime licensing? :shrug::confused::shrug:
 

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Homeland is streaming on Netflix Canada. I cannot comment on availability in US.

Interesting. When I attempted (here, in U.S.) to add Homeland online to my selections, a message appeared indicating "unavailable to stream, DVD only". :shrug:
 

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Black List good to watch from the start if missed on standard TV
The League (Fantasy Football is King)
 

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I love Outlander, but I don't know it if is on Netflix. It is on Starz, and I don't know if they provide content to Netflix.

You can get it via Amazon Prime and a Starz add on subscription.

It is not for everyone, some find it too violent in places, or too much sex in others. However it is based on a series of books, the first which was written 25 years ago.

Outlander just finished its first season, Season 2 starts in April. They just won a best sci-fi TV Series at the People Choice Awards yesterday. They won over Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

While classifying it as sci-fi does not really do it justice. It is really more of a historical drama with high romance component. As least that is how the books are. However, because there is a time travel component, that is how it gets lumped in there. The series adaptation is not exactly matching the novels, but what ever does.
 

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no mention of "making a murderer"

were about 6 episodes in sofar.
 

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no mention of "making a murderer"

were about 6 episodes in sofar.

Love this thread! I watch TVs on Netflix a lot in recent year, probably all started with House of Cards:)
A few of my favorites are:
House of Cards
Bloodline
Broadchurch
Making a Murderer

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:)
Yes that is a very shocking and riveting real-life story!
 

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! I love it!
 

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As I understand it (but could certauinly be mistaken) Homeland is apparently available from Netflix, but only as mailed DVD? (i.e., not viewable via streaming).
If that belief is indeed correct, I have no idea why it might be so, unless related somehow to Showtime licensing? :shrug::confused::shrug:

I can't describe completely how it works, but using Homeland as an example... The Homeland shows will premier on the Showtime channel. So, if you want to catch the latest episode, you have to go to Showtime to view.

Alternatively, the same applies to House of Cards. But you have to go to Netflix to view the latest episodes.

Yes, the older episodes of Homeland are available by DVD on Netflix. But, I think the OP is wanting to know recommendations on Netflix streaming? That's how I interpret it.
 
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