Good TV shows to binge watch on?

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Just finished my summer internship and summer classes...Thank god.

School is starting again in two weeks, and I intend to be a couch potato, relieving all the stress accumulated.

Please recommend me a good TV show to watch. Some shows I've enjoyed are Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and How I Met Your Mother.

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Aug 7, 2016

Heard "Narcos" on Netflix is pretty good. I love HIMYM, Breaking Bad, and Brooklyn 99 too.

Aug 7, 2016

White Collar or Dexter, both on Netflix

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Aug 7, 2016

porn

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Aug 8, 2016

I watch for the story arc

Aug 7, 2016

Agree with the above, Prison Break also.

If you are looking for something new, Vice Principals. It has Danny McBride being a fucking douche and I love every second of it. Show isn't great but binge watch worthy (All 3 episodes of it).

Aug 10, 2016

Thought the exact same thing..not the greatest show but for some reason I just watch it to see Danny McBride react to stupid stuff.

Aug 11, 2016

Surprised no one has suggested Eastbound and Down yet - Vice Principals has been disappointing to say the least.

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Aug 7, 2016

Stranger Things. For 8 Episodes, it didn't feel like it was so short and sweet. It's definitely worth it.

Aug 11, 2016

Stranger Things is a lock. The Night Of on HBO is starting to come around as well.

Aug 7, 2016

Entourage.

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Aug 10, 2016

My man. The movie as well.

When I watch, I just skip through until there's a scene with Ari.

Aug 8, 2016

Twin Peaks, Scream Queens, Oz.

Aug 11, 2016

Twin Peaks. Great Show.

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Aug 8, 2016

The Sopranos (I never saw the until about a year ago...fav)
Stranger things (netflix new show)
Breaking Bad
Entourage

Aug 8, 2016

Do you mean shows that are already concluded? The ones that are I marked with a (c)

Dramas: Orange is the new black, The Wire (this may be the greatest show of all time) (c), Fargo, Justified (c), The Americans, Homeland, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire (c), Peaky Blinders, Spartacus (c) (they have a cple of diff titles for diff seasons but its all related), Vikings, Banshee (c) (fking awesome action show), Strike Back (c) (another fking awesome action show)

Comedy: Community (must watch) (c), The office (must watch) (c), Parks & Rec (c), House of Lies (c), Weeds (c), Master of None, Broad City, Workaholics

Aug 8, 2016

I don't know what you've seen or what you haven't, but, in no order:

  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Sherlock (BBC)
  3. The Wire (HBO)
  4. The Sopranos (HBO)
  5. Season 1 of True Detective (Skip Season 2) (HBO)
  6. First few seasons of Dexter (Falls off hard after) (Showtime)
  7. First few seasons of Nip/Tuck (Falls of hard after) (FX)
  8. Rome (HBO)
  9. The Tudors (Showtime)
  10. Mad Men (AMC/Netflix)
  11. Breaking Bad (AMC/Netflix)
  12. Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
  13. Band of Brothers (HBO)
  14. Parade's End (HBO)
  15. The Night Manager (...I forget. You can get episodes on Amazon)
  16. The Night Of (HBO. Going on right now)

We are in the golden age of television. You shouldn't be stuck with "How I Met Your Mother" or "Big Bang Theory" type nonsense.

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Aug 8, 2016

I would say the Borgias > The Tudors, much more action/ war. I 100% agree with your "golden age of television" comments

Aug 11, 2016

Good list but missing a few key series in Californication (Amazon), House of Cards (Netflix), Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky), Suits (Netflix), Archer (Netflix) and Billions (HBO/Sky).

I'll admit the last few are debatable but favorites of mine..

Aug 13, 2016
NonAmericanPsycho:

Good list but missing a few key series in Californication (Amazon), House of Cards (Netflix), Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky), Suits (Netflix), Archer (Netflix) and Billions (HBO/Sky).

I'll admit the last few are debatable but favorites of mine..

Californication is great for the first few seasons but then turns to shit, and the same goes for suits. Billions is meh.

Aug 8, 2016

The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad

Aug 8, 2016

Some of my favorites:

White Collar
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones (HBO)
How I Met Your Mother
Pokemon: Indigo League
Dexter
Mad Men
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Californication
BoJack Horseman
House of Cards
Marco Polo
The League
Bloodline
Daredevil
Sherlock
How to get Away with Murder
Scandal
The Black List
The Following

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Aug 10, 2016

BILLIONS for sure, Bobby Axelrod is a fuckin boss. Obviously Game of Thrones and I heard Mr. Robot was good too

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Aug 10, 2016

Definitely this. Surprised there aren't more posts recommending it.

Aug 11, 2016

Especially on this website lmao Billions is a fucking sick show. Axe Capital is the ideal place to work haha

Aug 12, 2016

Billions is good, especially for this community. Acting is pretty weak, can be slow at times.

Mr. Robot is GREAT, and really is a sleeper. Hacking, crime, drugs, gangs and characters on the brink of insanity. It's pretty fucking sick. It reminds me of Breaking Bad with the whole dark vibe and how the situation only continues to grow worse. Also it's currently on season 2, so you don't have to trade in a month of your life to catch up.

Other names on here are "good" too, but I've grown tired of that girly / family aimed drama bullshit like Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico and the later seasons of Suits. I have a soft spot for Blacklist, even though it falls into this category.

Aug 10, 2016

Sons of Anarchy is great. Look past the motorcycle part and watch it for the Shakespearean writing/drama aspect to the show. Only gets better each episode and rarely are their dry spells. Hope you're ok with a lot of characters dying off.

Aug 11, 2016

dude imho I thought Jax was just a flat out bad actor, or maybe its the way they wrote the character, but something about how he talks in a monotone half whisper voice threw me off. My roommates loved the show and I would watch strictly for the action scenes, but overall I thought the acting was terrible

Aug 11, 2016

Interesting. I've never heard of an opinion like this regarding Jax. I think the monotone voice was a combo of him having somewhat of an British accent and the darkness of his character paired with the past and everything he's gone through (don't want to include spoilers).

I like shows that focus on themes rather than quality of acting. I think the story line behind SOA more than makes up for the 'subpar' acting. That's why I liked it so much.

Aug 10, 2016

Saw one episode of Sense8, I liked it / want to try to get into it.

Narcos was good but stopped watching, i'd like to at least finish the first season.

Aug 10, 2016

Mr robot
Game of thrones
Stranger things

Aug 10, 2016

@CRE has the best list here. In order

1- The Wire
2- The Sopranos
3- Breaking Bad
4- Game of Thrones
5- True Detective Season 1
5 - Mad Men
6 - The Shield
7- Six Feet Under
8- Oz
7- The Night of
8- OJ Made in America

Agreed on the first few seasons of Dexter, SOA, Nip/Tuck. Have heard Mr. Robot, Rome, Deadwood, and Band of Brothers are also great.

Aug 10, 2016
Frank Slaughtery:

@CRE has the best list here. In order

1- The Wire2- The Sopranos3- Breaking Bad4- Game of Thrones5- True Detective Season 15 - Mad Men6 - The Shield7- Six Feet Under8- Oz7- The Night of8- OJ Made in America

Agreed on the first few seasons of Dexter, SOA, Nip/Tuck. Have heard Mr. Robot, Rome, Deadwood, and Band of Brothers are also great.

Glad someone mentioned The Shield, very underrated show. I would agree that the Wire is probably the best ever, with Breaking Bad and Sopranos near the top. Have not watched most of the rest. However, Mad Men never really struck a chord with me. I love the Walking Dead.....absolutely no optimism.

If you want something lighter, Curb Your Enthusiasm is fucking hilarious. Larry David misses most social cues, which is just awesome. One of my favorite scenes is when his friend moves into a new home.....his wife invites Larry on a tour of the home. Larry says, "Ehhh, I get it, bedrooms, kitchen, closets, I'm good". (Something to that effect)

Wife is furious and tells Larry to get the fuck out of her house. Guy is the real life George Costanza. Supposedly they are coming out with a new season relatively soon.

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Aug 11, 2016

looking forward to season 9

Aug 10, 2016

20 pieces of advice

  1. The wire
  2. Game of thrones
  3. Band of brothers
  4. The sopranos
  5. True detective season 1
  6. Breaking bad
  7. Lost (surprised I haven't seen this one. First 3 seasons or so are incredibly good)
  8. peaky blinders
  9. Narcos
  10. Stranger things
  11. Entourage
  12. House of cards
  13. Boardwalk empire
  14. Homeland
  15. Rome
  16. The office
  17. Get high and watch "trailer park boys" if you appreciate stupid humor
  18. Mad men is overrated don't do it
  19. Billions is corny as hell but just watch it
  20. The Night of is off to a good start
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Aug 11, 2016

Rescue Me and Better Call Saul

Aug 10, 2016

Keeping up with the kardashians

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Aug 10, 2016

Plenty of options to check out here but I'd add in Archer too.

Aug 11, 2016

Black Mirror. Not really a binge watch show, but definetely worth your time man

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Aug 11, 2016

No Bloodline anyone? Top 3 for me so up there with Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

It's a Netflix original so both seasons are binge ready. I'd highly suggest checking it out.

Aug 11, 2016

I'm sure others have mentioned some of these but some shows I have or plan on binge watching:

  1. House of Cards
  2. Suits
  3. White Collar
  4. Quantico
  5. The League
  6. Sense8
  7. House
  8. Breaking Bad
  9. Mad Men
  10. Lie to Me
  11. Narcos
  12. Sherlock
  13. True Detective
  14. How to Get Away With Murder
  15. Game of Thrones
Aug 11, 2016

Although it's only six 1 hour episodes, the documentary series Last Chance U on Netflix is absolutely amazing, especially if you love college football.

Aug 11, 2016

It's made everyone's list, but House of Cards is a must. It's really good.

Another perfect day-long Binge is Making a Murdered. I can't believe that hasn't been mentioned yet.

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Aug 11, 2016

Right now:
1. Mr. Robot (Season 1 was phenomenal)
2. Stranger Things
3. The Olympics

Aug 11, 2016

I am sorta shocked people are recommending White Collar and Suits. Those are shows my gf watches that I think are absolute garbage. I don't know any dudes who watch those.

Out of the premium channel originals, my all time favorite is Sopranos. Some people put The Wire at #1, but for me the 2nd season was ridiculous and the show was a little too formulaic/repetitive (def a top 5 though).

True Detective season 1 is def in my top 5 as well.

Finally, I very much enjoyed The Jinx, which isn't very long and I think The Night Of has potential to be a top HBO show as well only about 5 ep into the 1st season.

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Aug 11, 2016
adapt or die:

I am sorta shocked people are recommending White Collar and Suits. Those are shows my gf watches that I think are absolute garbage. I don't know any dudes who watch those.

Out of the premium channel originals, my all time favorite is Sopranos. Some people put The Wire at #1, but for me the 2nd season was ridiculous and the show was a little too formulaic/repetitive (def a top 5 though).

True Detective season 1 is def in my top 5 as well.

Finally, I very much enjoyed The Jinx, which isn't very long and I think The Night Of has potential to be a top HBO show as well only about 5 ep into the 1st season.

In Suits' defence, the first and second season were really good. But ever since then, USA got a hold of some Neilsen data that suggested women had high engagement with the show and it's been tailored for that demographic ever since. I got in and out relatively quickly of that series.

After hearing a lot of praise for "The Night Of", I think it's time for me to tune in. I'll report back.

Aug 11, 2016

House of Cards.

Aug 11, 2016

Deadwood (HBO)

Aug 11, 2016

basically anything on HBO

Aug 11, 2016

Has anybody mentioned Suits yet?! Can't be more boss than Harvey Specter...

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Aug 11, 2016
seville:

Has anybody mentioned Suits yet?! Can't be more boss than Harvey Specter...

^^^What a fucking tool haha

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Aug 11, 2016

I watched suits in the beginning but the show is really a highfalutin soap opera with all the romance drama

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Aug 11, 2016

100% this, mixed with very bad acting and a ton of unrealistic cheese

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Aug 11, 2016

Here are some I haven't seen mentioned (should still be on Netflix)

Firefly (a cult classic, space western)
Last Kingdom (Vikings)
Luther (British Detective show, Idris Elba is amazing)
Broadchurch (David Tenant, another british detective show)
Better call saul (must see if you have seen breaking bad)
Peaky Blinders (my least favorite on this list, but worth the time)
How to get away with murder (law and plenty of thrilling turns)
River (another british detective show, more about the main character than the crime, great soundtrack)

Aug 11, 2016

Friday Night Lights

Aug 11, 2016

Suits
Black Market
Mr. Robot
House of Lies
Ballers

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Aug 11, 2016

The Wire, Firefly, Sopranos... Fullmetal Alchemist and I'm not really an anime fan... True Detective.... I think most of these have been mentioned so just +1's to em

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Aug 12, 2016

Everything on CRE's list but add Archer and Entourage!

Aug 12, 2016

The Wire is mandatory viewing for anyone who wants to make it in a business field.

Aug 13, 2016

Ballers.

Aug 13, 2016

Not a show but watch Lord of the Rings

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Aug 13, 2016

Must watch TV shows to binge watch that's on MY list (not in any particular ranking order): Game of Thrones, The Night Of, Stranger Things, The Americans, The Wire, House of Cards, O.J. Made in America, OITNB, Billions, Bojack Horseman, etc.

Aug 13, 2016

Of the ones already mentioned I throw my support behind Prison Break, Friday Night Lights and Mad Men.

Veep is great; I'm on season 2 and am enjoying it so far. The Good Wife is underrated but goes downhill in the last 2 seasons. The Inbetweeners (UK) is terrific TV and always puts me in a good mood.

Finally, while not a TV show, Office Space is a must-see movie.

Aug 13, 2016

Stranger Things
Night Of
Night Manager

It ain't what you know, it's who you know

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Aug 14, 2016

I liked The Get Down. Netflix. Recommend Night Of too

Aug 14, 2016

Vikings season 1 and 2 the others suck

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Aug 14, 2016

I've gotta throw my hat here:

Lot's of good shows for all tastes. But, dude!...read a f*ing book or, something. If I had your time, I'd be asking, " Russian, Hungarian, Polish, or Vietnamese?" WTF? What happened to all you men?

Cannery Row, Tortilla Flats...yeah, excuse me....

If you like intrigue, power, corruption, sex and business, I'd suggest an old BBC production from the late 70's:

I, Claudius...
British tits, blood, sex and young actors who may have become your favorites...it's pretty well done. Kinda like the original Star Trek versus the new, (Rome and Spartacus?, please)

worth a look, if you don't want to read Robert Graves adaptation, or the original Suetonius' Twelve Caesars... now, that was a business done right...

Aug 16, 2016

Hell on Wheels (AMC)
The Killing (AMC)

Aug 16, 2016

The most recent 2 episodes of The Night Of have really taken a turn for the cheese unfortunately

Aug 16, 2016

Binge watched the new Netflix show "The Get Down" yesterday, if you like hip-hop and movies like the warriors I would highly recommend. 6 episodes for part 1 w/ part 2 expected to come out in 2017.

Aug 28, 2016

Death note, gantz, american horror story, futurama, twilight zone, south park, daredevil, quentin tarantino movies, kimg of the hill, seinfeld, shameless, orange is the new black, attack on titan, better call saul, always sunny in Philadelphia, workaholics, true detective

Tried to name some that haven't been heavily mentioned already

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Aug 28, 2016

Mad Men

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Aug 28, 2016

Game of Thrones

Aug 28, 2016

Always found watching Nooky operate in Boardwalk made we want to wake up the next morning and bite the ass off a bear.

Aug 28, 2016

Suits?? Finance?? The show went downhill ever since Mike took the "Investment Banking" job.
I currently watch Billions and I find it mediocre-decent right now, but it is the one show that gets finance right.

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Aug 28, 2016

House of Lies. About management consultants but its pretty good.

Aug 28, 2016

Check out 'Traders' on YouTube. Show in the 90s about a boutique investment in Canada. Pretty entertaining.

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Aug 28, 2016

watch The Wire no matter the occasion. can't go wrong. everybody needs to watch it at least once before dying

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Aug 28, 2016

Bookmarking this thread for future reference.

And since you got Billions and Suits up there, and Mad Men and House of Lies were mentioned by others too, I guess I have nothing much to add... But I found this mini web series about a year ago: Cost of Capital

Not finance-related, but one of my favorites too: The Newsroom (journalism), Black Mirror (dystopian techy future)

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Aug 28, 2016

Cost of Capital is a good one! Thanks for the add!

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Aug 28, 2016

Daredevil, because: (i.) BB analysts probably get about as much sleep as Matt Murdock does; (ii.) your MD is gonna rain shit on you harder than Kingpin does on Daredevil; and (iiii.) if you ever get so stressed that you decide to take out your entire office, I'm sure the Punisher could give you some handy tips.

Aug 28, 2016

Suits is the gayest show I've seen. My gf tried to get me to watch it. Total chick show and outrageously cheesy fake acting.

Here is my rankings of shows I've seen (I haven't seen Breaking Bad yet):

1) Sopranos
2) Game of Thrones
3) The Wire
4) Boardwalk Empire
5) Homeland

Aug 28, 2016

No particular order:

1) Mad men
2) The Wire and/or The Sopranos
3) Boardwalk Empire
4) Game of Thrones
5) House of Cards

Learn how to be an operator and get shit done. As a very smart corporate lawyer once told me, everything is political.

Aug 28, 2016

Some people above already mentioned Mad Men, it is my personal favorite and I also just finished watching the whole thing a few weeks ago. I've watched 1-3 episodes of the other shows above but if you really want to get a good sense of what it means to be in the professional services arena and what it means to deal with clients on a daily basis, just watch Mad Men.

Aug 28, 2016

House of Lies
Mixology
Magic City

Haven't started on Vinyl yet but the previews look good.

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Aug 28, 2016

Archer.
Sherlock (with Benedict Cumberbatch).

Aug 28, 2016

I'll add Narcos to the mix, which is a Netflix original. It's about the rise of Pablo Escobar's empire.

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Aug 28, 2016

I can't believe no one mentioned "The Good Wife"...

It ain't what you know, it's who you know

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Aug 28, 2016

I personally think Billions is terrible. So incredibly corny and unoriginal, but still somewhat entertaining.

Aug 28, 2016

Trailer park boys

Aug 28, 2016

I really like Jessica Jones and Marco Polo on Netflix. They're 2 completely different types of shows, but they're both really good in their own way. Jessica Jones is set in the Marvel universe and it's about a private detective with superpowers. The main character is more of an anti-hero with a lot of baggage, which makes for an interesting change from the usual white knight superhero shit. The show has this noir-ish feel to it that's really appealing. Marco Polo is a sweeping historical epic with a lot of characters to keep track of, but the plot is engaging and the fight scenes (especially the ones involving the character Hundred Eyes) are pretty cool.

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Aug 28, 2016

Not sure if you're looking for finance specific shows but...

  1. The Sopranos
  2. Band of Brothers
  3. The Wire
  4. Californication
  5. Ray Donavon
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