07/25/2017 at 2:23 am #20738
I’m pretty sure I list slower when I watch shows in the background (rather than listening to podcasts, etc.), BUT, any suggestions of shows?
Recently finished “Transparent” (Amazon), “Master of None” (Netflix) & “Mindy Project” (Hulu), & now working on “Last Man on Earth” (Hulu). And in scavenger style, I only subscribe to Amazon, some family members share their Netflix & Hulu access w/ us!
07/25/2017 at 8:32 am #20750
–orange is the new black
–house of cards
–making of a murderer
Netflix does a good job suggestion shows based on what you like…..
07/25/2017 at 1:40 pm #20772GompersParticipant
- Location: Connecticut
I tried to watch house of cards, but I couldn’t get past Kevin Spacey’s terrible New Orleans accent. Don’t know what the hell the producers where thinking. Maybe they tried to save money on voice coaches ?
I did watch “making of a murderer” a while back, and it just confirmed why one should never talk to the police. If the kid kept quiet he wouldn’t have been in that mess most likely.
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07/25/2017 at 2:52 pm #20779soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
it’s supposed to be a georgia accent, iirc
07/25/2017 at 10:24 pm #20808AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
Try the British House of Cards. It’s brilliant! Short and punchy!
07/26/2017 at 5:34 am #20819
Thanks for the suggestions, will check out!
07/26/2017 at 6:26 pm #20872Winchester38Participant
I watch lots of random documentaries.
Also just finished watching Arrested Development and Wentworth.
07/27/2017 at 12:41 am #20890JoParticipant
I can’t watch and work, but I enjoyed (totally binge watched) Ozark on Netflix.
Currently looking for new non-news podcasts if anyone has any recommendations. I seem to have turned into a news junkie lately, so I’m trying to dial it down. I liked Serial and S-town, and I love this American Life.
09/18/2017 at 12:47 am #22912
I was the opposite, I felt like I wasn’t getting enough news, so subscribed to a very short m-f news podcast NY Times “The Daily”, about 20 minutes, so I feel a little better in touch with what’s going on. Other than this, I also don’t want to overdue it with too much news media.
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07/28/2017 at 7:48 am #20948Alan WilkesParticipant
The Expanse and Fortitude are two awesome shows that can be wathched through Amazon.
07/28/2017 at 8:28 am #20950almastyParticipant
If you like Wentworth, you can watch the show that inspired it on YouTube for free. “Prisoner Cell Block H.” All 692 episodes have been uploaded to YouTube.
The first season and first episode of season 2 of”House of Cards” are really good.
On Hulu, I would recommend “Fargo” and “Handmaid’s Tale”.
On Netflix, “Better Call Saul,” first season of “Bloodline” “Stranger Things.” There are a few decent Marvel shows on there, if you’re into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’ve also recently gotten the HBO add-on to Hulu and have been watching previous seasons of their shows on there.
07/28/2017 at 7:08 pm #20999RhiannaParticipant
A few of my favorites on netflix are: Black Mirror, The Crown
Amazon: Patriot, Alpha House, then Night Manager, Mr. Robot, and Bored to Death.
Arrested Development is always a good show to watch in the background.
I also enjoy listing to audio books. You can download an app called One Drive, there you can find free audio books to listen to. It should be connected to your local library.
Listening to podcast is fun as well. My favorite is Scavenger Life!
Nerdest is a podcast where it is a one on one interview type. I like murder mystery podcast, I listen to true crime garage, up and vanished, and sword and scale. None of them are amazing but still some interesting cases.
07/28/2017 at 7:12 pm #21000
I loved both Black Mirror and The Crown. No way I could do work while those are playing though. Too much fun to watch.
07/28/2017 at 7:36 pm #21001RhiannaParticipant
Good point Jay, I completely agree. I get too distracted with shows while I am listing, I find podcast or audio books are better companions.
07/31/2017 at 3:11 pm #21070
07/31/2017 at 4:34 pm #21080Retro Treasures WVParticipant
I’ve been watching Batman the Animated Series from the 90’s on Amazon Prime while listing on weekend mornings lately. I remember the show being great, but I’m still amazed at how well it holds up. It was unprecedented for that much quality to be pumped into an afternoon kids cartoon back then!
Oh and just for fun, if you decided to go back and watch 80’s and 90’s cartoons be sure to play “where is Tigger”. What is this weird game I invented, you may ask? Well it’s when you recognized the voice of prolific cartoon voice talent, Jim Cummings. He is best known as the voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. I swear he is in pretty much every cartoon tv show or movie since the mid-80’s. He’s definitely in every Disney show or movie.
I loved his voice as a kid, but every since rewatching a fateful episode of the 90’s Fox Spiderman cartoon I can’t stand the sound of his voice. There is an episode of Spiderman where he does the voice for two characters in the same episode with the exact same voice. The glass was shattered…
Anyways, happy Netflix/Amazon binging!
08/01/2017 at 2:53 pm #21125InglewoodParticipant
I like watching a show from the UK called “Bargain Hunt” – it has two teams scour an event like an estate sale, antiques fair, boot sale, charity sales, etc. to see who can find the most valuable items with a budget. At the end of the show, they auction off the items to see which team had the best finds. I think it is on every day in the UK for almost 20 years, so you will never be able to watch every episode…
Good to find out what stuff sells in the UK, and for items you may overlook in your travels.
08/03/2017 at 9:56 am #21255KarenParticipant
If you have HBO, The Leftovers got me on the acting alone. I was a bit confused to the plot. Same creator of Lost. Which Lost me in its final season. Yet the Leftovers end was more satisfying than Lost. I honestly cannot believe it wasn’t nominated for an Emmy. Now I’m a fan of Justin Thoreau and Carrie Coon (nominated for Fargo). Ann Dowd was nominated. Yet I feel she is more of a “Character Actor”. She is playing Ann Dowd in every role she’s in.
I just started watching Ozarks. Highly recommend that.
If you liked the Crown, I would suggest watching Victoria on PBS. Out of the movie and the two series on Queen Victoria that came out all at the same time, “Victoria” was my favorite. I love almost anything on BBC.
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08/03/2017 at 10:02 am #21259
I love Carrie Coon in the Leftovers.
08/03/2017 at 1:43 pm #21278Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
My son got me started watching the Blacklist and now I really like James Spader the actor, he was funny weird on The Office and so I went and found the last season of The Firm which spun off Boston Legal which I really like, William Shanter plays a surprisingly different character.
I never watch commercial television so it’s nice to see these uninterrupted.
09/07/2017 at 4:39 pm #22639falconeddieParticipant
- Location: Orlando Florida
There’s a new Netflix series that is very good OZARK and if you have Amazon Prime GOLIATH is good too. Both have entire 1st seasons up
09/07/2017 at 4:43 pm #22640
Those are great shows. We just finished watching both recently.
09/08/2017 at 10:36 am #22658skydogParticipant
I also can’t watch and list…besides, it takes away from me catching up on old SL episodes!
Someone mentioned Bloodline. Kyle Chandler does a great job on that show. But his career really took off in Friday Night Lights. FNL is like a whos-who of today’s up and coming new stars: Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly and Adrianne Palicki. The plot is kind of a mix of 90201 and the movie, Rudy-taking place around a Texas high school. Don’t which venue it currently plays on, but it is a great show. 4-5 seasons as I recall.
09/10/2017 at 6:56 pm #22687
I really can’t watch this while I list, because there’s subtitles, but I’m hooked on “Terrace House” on Netflix. It’s a reality show in Japan, where they put young people in a house together to live for a time. It’s SO tame compared to US reality shows, I think that’s what I find so interesting about it. There are commentators between clips that are pretty funny too. Actually alot of the time, not that much is happening… just a disclaimer. Not sure if this appeals to me mainly because I’m of Japanese descent… it’d be interesting to know if non Japanese people are into this show at all or not.
09/11/2017 at 9:27 am #22705almastyParticipant
“Terrace House” has been on my to watch list for a few months now. You can watch it on Hulu. I think it’s considered the “boring” reality show version of those long, slow shows on Netflix that show someone doing an activity for hours straight. I was really excited when they started bringing those shows to the US from Europe.
For Amazon prime members, there are quite a few add-on channels you can purchase for a few dollars a month in addition to your membership. Fandor and Britbox look promising.
09/11/2017 at 1:21 pm #22728
Just put this on my list. Watching shows from others countries is always fun.
09/15/2017 at 10:30 pm #22878Roland DeschainParticipant
For some reason I like funny shows when listing, it doesnt require as much attention.
Parks and Recreation
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