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If you had to recommend someone watch 5 TV series, what would you pick? (here are mine)

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Better Call Saul
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Stranger Things
  5. X-Files
  6. (bonus - Billions)
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Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
Battlestar Galactica
The Expanse
Star Trek - All of them


1 and 2 same, I like the rest of your list a lot too, but for some variety/comedy:
3. Red Dwarf
4. Rick and Morty
5. Shameless


In no particular order.

The Sopranos
Game of Thrones
Monty Python's Flying Circus


1- Vikings
2- Black Sails
3- Penny Dreadful
4- Dexter
5- Blood Drive


Through the wormhole
Dirty jobs
3rd rock from the Sun


No particular order, and this is more “what I’ve watched recently” and is sitcom-heavy, but so be it.

Letterkenny: rapid-fire timing, and available on Hulu recently.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: It’s not 30 Rock, but similar absurdity and outrageous characters.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Well written and well acted, even the worst characters have moments where they are sympathetic.

Drunk History - every now and then, you might learn something from this, even as they work through the booze.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - Working through the new series now, but I still have my favorites from the original series.

Drunk History - I love that, but often forget about it being on.
Thanks for mentioning it.

Loved Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  1. The Office
  2. Dexter
  3. Friends
  4. GoT
  5. X-Files
    Alt.#1 Cheers

Stranger Things
Venture Bros.
Burn Notice

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Six feet Under
  4. Dexter
  5. Black Mirror

in no particular order....

the Honeymooners
the Flying Circus
Star Trek
Dead or Alive
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


Game of Thrones
Battlestar Galactica


Do you remember Love American Style. Lol
And Alf..

@Akfishlady that little guy on Fantasy Island creeped me out too much... lol

@Akfishlady da plane boss! da plane!....that is kinda freaky @Buddha

@Akfishlady makes me think about All in the Family, Good Times, Whats Happening, .... Welcome Back . Gilligan's Island..

@Akfishlady my mom used to like to watch Barnaby Jones......lololol

@Akfishlady yes we tho.


Boston Legal, Gotham, Third Rock From The Sun. , Bates Motel, NCIS


I don't think I could narrow it down to just 5. So I'm going to cheat a little and do two sets of 5. One for comedies and one for dramas.


  1. Community
  2. The Good Place
  3. Parks & Recreation
  4. Futurama
  5. Gravity Falls


  1. Breaking Bad
  2. The Wire
  3. Person of Interest
  4. The Expanse
  5. Westworld

Honorable Mention = Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Expanse was amazing.


wow, it's hard to choose only five. i am guessing from your examples that past shows are okay. so how about (in no particular order, and off the top of my head):

murphy brown
the west wing
hill street blues
ugly betty
northern exposure
the good wife
doctor who
the prisoner
the avengers (diana rigg episodes)
absolutely fabulous
st. elsewhere
l.a. law
boston legal
law and order (and svu, and criminal intent)
i'll fly away
civil wars (not to be confused with the ken burns documentary)
upstairs downstairs (the original)
everything ken burns ever made

oh did i mention i can't count?


Murphy Brown is coming back !

@Buddha i KNOW! and i have been watching the old shows in syndication. i can't WAIT!



Orange is the new balck
Black list
Lie to me
Person of interest
House md

@Akfishlady yes it is very much so


Blue planet-1&2
PBS-Nova (science);and Frontline(social issues)


Lost Girl
30 Rock
WKRP in Cincinnati

Hah!! Name drop time.. I child minded Anna (Lost Girl) when she was a preteen. It was really odd to watch her as an adult acting.. I wasn't a fan of the show.. found the writing. hmmm.. lacking.. to put it politely. But enjoyed tuning in once in a while to watch Ms. Silk strut her stuff ( and yes Silk is her real name not a stage nom de plume). I haven't seen her in person for many years but she was a real gem of a youngster. I can only imagine she is as giving a person now as she was then🙂


I'm sticking to fiction here, so no competition shows, so-called reality programs, no science or how-to shows, etc.

Older shows

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comedy, action, drama, romance, all well done, something for everyone, bear with the first season though)
  • Picket Fences (drama, ethics, some humor, very smart)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (science fiction, humor, action, ethics, philosophy)


  • Rick and Morty (science fiction, philosophy, comedy)
  • BoJack Horseman (comedy, drama, all the feels)
  • Archer (comedy, action, absurdity)

Recent shows

  • Westworld (science fiction, philosophy, action, suspense)
  • The Good Place (comedy, drama, ethics, loads of fun)
  • Black Mirror (anthology, surreal, philosophical, horror)

Game of Thrones.
Breaking Bad.
The Sinner.
True Detective.


How to get away with murder
Breaking Bad
Sons of anarchy


Buffy The Vampire Slayer (always my first choice)
Being Human (US version)
Shameless (US version)

And you're a Spurs fan??

I'm smitten ?


In no particular order:

  • House of Cards (First the original BBC version, then HBO's)
  • Spaced
  • The Bridge
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Simpsons

5. Supernatural
4. The Walking Dead
3. Game of Thrones
2. Westworld

  1. Counterpart

5. Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis
4. Breaking Bad
3. Psych
2. Farscape

  1. House

And sgu? Where is sgu?

@Pedrohbds I feel like SGU was trying too hard to capitalize on the dark, gritty tone of Battlestar Galactica, and didn't have a clear idea of how to do it. It wasn't even a bad concept, but the plot seemed overwhelmed with darkness without enough substance to sustain it.

JasonNash, I really enjoyed SG-1, and I'm ambivalent about Atlantis. There were things to like, of course, but I always felt like exploration of Atlantis itself could have been a bigger part of the plot — but maybe that would have fractured the storyline too much. Farscape was great, too — lots of tough questions about philosophy and ethical dilemmas, plenty of action, trippy by times, suspenseful, great character development.

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