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05:47 pm: tellylog
 Mostly for my own reference, I present a list of telly I have watched during my period of unemployment

*Community, except season 2
*season 4 of Game of Thrones
*Orange is the New Black (all)
*Breaking Bad (all)
*Red Dwarf 1980s/1990s complete rewatch (apart from "Polymorph", and Red Dwarf VI for whatever reason)
*Orphan Black
*started Mad Men

This is not a bad list.  I've got another month to go.  I'm going to give Mad Men until the end of series 1 but I'm not really feeling it.  Any recommendations?

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From:psych0naut
Date:July 18th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
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It's hard to make recommendations without knowing what you've already watched. Here are some series I've recently watched in their entirety and my assessment:

Deadwood
Highly recommended. Though it isn't overtly presented as such, the show is all about how political power coalesces from an anarchic and lawless society.
The Wire
Highly recommended. Though it isn't overtly presented as such, the show is all about how political power coalesces from an anarchic and lawless society.
Oz
This series purports to be a realistic depiction of prison life, covering the behind-the-scenes machinations of the administration, guards, and inmates. It's watchable, with very memorable characters, but is often preposterously absurd. Be prepared to crank up your suspension of disbelief the longer you watch.
Six Feet Under
About the same quality as Oz. It starts off as a sort of psychological drama about a family-run funeral business, but by the end of the series the producers pretty much ignored the business aspect and it became just another show about personal relationships.
Lost
This speculative fiction series is absolutely captivating for the first few seasons, but it becomes increasingly clear that the writers are just fucking with you and have no intention of explaining or resolving all the mysteries and plot lines they throw at you. If you're the kind of person who hates loose ends, I'd advise against watching this show. If that sort of thing doesn't bother you too much, you'll probably have a lot of fun.
The Civil War
This is a nine-part, twelve-hour documentary miniseries about the American civil war. You'd think this would be dry but I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of humour in it.
Bottom
With Rik Mayall's recent passing we've started rewatching this series. It's by far my favourite sitcom, and even better now that I understand all the Britishisms. :)
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