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Alright fellow monkeys - hit me with those saucy TV recommendations and i'll hit you all with my all time favourite (which I would assign a high probability that most of you haven't seen): The thick of it.

UK show filled with comedic genius and swearing to match the most profane pissed sailor - some serious golden nuggets to incorporate into your everyday lives. Malcom Tucker is also possibly my favourite character of any series. In this shitstorm of Brexit I like to imagine this show nicely replicates the incompetence of our current UK politicians.

(Some of the most popular shows i've seen: Billions, Peaky Blinders, GoT, Breaking bad, Westworld, Mad Men, True Detective S1, Band of Brothers).

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Mar 4, 2019 - 3:18pm

The thick of it is great. I would recommend checking out Yes, Minister from the 80s.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 3:56pm

Breaking Bad is a great watch. Really found it's legs in season 3 where it went from good to one of the all-time greats.

Travelers and Ozark are solid Netflix dramas that don't require your complete attention to get into.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a guilty pleasure show. You'll laugh if can manage the suspension of disbelief.

Barry, coming back for the second season on HBO soon. A fun take on the "hitman" genre with Bill Hader taking on a role outside of his stoner-bro typecast.

 
Mar 4, 2019 - 4:12pm

Peep Show best UK cringe comedy since The Office

Black Mirror best WTF scifi/horror since Twilight Zone; some episodes are really at the top of their genre

The Expanse best science fiction show since Star Trek: TNG, deserves a way bigger fanbase

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
 
Mar 4, 2019 - 9:13pm

Mad Men. The writing and myriad plot lines is very intriguing.

What do you call an economist who forecasts? Wrong!
 
Mar 5, 2019 - 2:46pm

Bodyguard, new Netflix drama about British secret service who protect the Prime Minister, following one soldier in particular. Riveting! Only one season so far, unfortunately.

I'd echo Black Mirror as well, particularly the Metalhead episode.

The new Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime is insanely good, too - also only one season.

 
Mar 5, 2019 - 3:10pm

Everyone’s recommending good stuff. Some shows that really stuck with me over the past few years are The Pacific, Entourage, Californication, The Affair, CNN does a multi seasons documentary series on each recent decade starting with The 60s, Game of Thrones, True Detective season 3 rivals season 1 in my opinion, Silicon Valley, Suits, The Young Pope, Documentary Now

 
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Mar 5, 2019 - 3:34pm

A lot of great suggestions on here, so as not to echo anyone, I’ll provide a couple miniseries that I liked (Band of Brothers and The Pacific are my favorite though).
-Godless
-John Adams (if you enjoy historical genre)
-The People v. O.J. Simpson

 
Mar 6, 2019 - 4:22pm

I really enjoyed Sleeper Cell! Always wished that Oded Fehr had gotten more steady work beyond Sleeper Cell and Covert Affairs. And the character "Ilijah" rapping Tribe Called Quest's "Left My Wallet in El Segundo" was one of the highlights of the first season.

Some of my faves: Black Mirror, GoT, Luther, Bosch, Justified, Longmire. Alpha House, Peaky Blinders, Mad Men, The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Ozark, Burn Notice, Man in the High Castle [I've only seen the first season so far], Shameless and The Kominsky Method.

 
Mar 7, 2019 - 5:03pm
  1. The Sopranos
  2. The Wire
  3. GoT
  4. Boardwalk Empire

That is like 15 years of television so you could have you hands full. All of the above are a grind too, so would recommend bingeing(sp?) cuz so much going on.

Lately I’ve watched the new Narcos season which I think is great, awesome like pseudo drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Also took in Umbrella Academy too which I thought was good and was very surprised. Awesome soundtrack.

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