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Must Miss TV Series (List Series That Stink So We Won't Waste Time Watching)
Self | July 5, 2014 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 07/05/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

I enjoy binge watching GOOD TV series. My most recent binge watch was "Mr. Selfridge" which I really enjoyed. I do my binge watching primarily via COUCH TUNER where you can watch most of the TV series of the past few years.

However, I don't like to waste my time on lousy series. Therefore list current or past series that should be on a MUST MISS list. I lead off with the new series "Tyrant." I wasted my time with it since it really STINKS. "Halt And Catch Fire" quickly went down the tubes as well.


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Please list your own non-recommendations so we know what TV series to avoid for binge watching.
1 posted on 07/05/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Here’s the short list:

ALL


2 posted on 07/05/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Including “Breaking Bad?” Sorry your list is WAAAAAY too extensive.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, my first nomination to MUST MISS is the Syfy series “Helix”....what a piece of boring, aimlessly ambling CRAP!

I just wish that it had the imagination and determination of the final episodes of Stargate Universe where, admittedly the first half dozen episodes were boring boring boring, DID try to redeem itself and produced a few good final episodes (after it had already self-injected itself with the cancellation serum). At least it ended with something hopeful. Helix will live infamy with the crap conclusion of that writer dope-induced series LOST [just damn. I am ashamed that I even watched that hallucination.]


4 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PJ-Comix

Any Law and Order after Ben Bratt left.
Law and Order....SVU.....stink bomb
Any New Sitcom
99% new dramas


5 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: PJ-Comix

My binge watching favorites:

The Tudors
LOST
and for giggles:
Xena the Warrior Princess


6 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:36 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Especially Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, anything in HBO.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: PJ-Comix
no help here, no TV...
8 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:14 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PJ-Comix

I list all also. Television-free for 13 years and counting.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I watched Breaking through to the end. I’m glad I did. My SIL and daughter have been watching it on Netflix and I much enjoy teasing them about things to come. There have been one or two episodes where they are just awe-struck...The best is yet to come for them.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 9:45:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PJ-Comix
You kidding? List the programs worth watching. Should take about ten seconds.
11 posted on 07/05/2014 9:46:44 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ifinnegan

“Breaking Bad” was a FANTASTIC series. Let me guess? You don’t like it because it was about Meth? Guess what? Anyone watching that show would be scared of Meth.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: Chode

Psst! You don’t need TV to watch the series. You can watch ONLINE via Couch Tuner.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 9:48:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: PJ-Comix

Shameless
House of Lies
Girls (duh)
Cosmos
Orange Is The New Black

Who needs to watch crap that is just thinly-veiled leftist propaganda? I’m praying that Game of Thrones isnt filled with the same bilge when I start watching it today.

Anyway, I rather just scour YouTube for quality shows people have uploaded like “War Walks”. Stuff that doesn’t make you feel molested after watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72wUyowkfQA
War Walks - The Somme


14 posted on 07/05/2014 9:51:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: PJ-Comix

Under the Dome (Dumb).

The first few episodes were good but it has been a ridiculous free fall ever since. Season 2, ep.1 just aired and it was exponentially more stupid than the season 1 finale. It’s sad to think about what it could have been. I highly recommend missing this series entirely.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 9:52:07 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: ifinnegan
I haven't watched any of them, especially Breaking Bad. Yet, I am living a full, satisfied life and feel I've missed out on nothing when it comes to television entertainment.
16 posted on 07/05/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: PJ-Comix

We find ourselves further out of the pop culture orbit with the passing of time. TV free for 12 years, we no longer know who the celebs are that are destroying themselves on the covers of the checkout mags.

But we have become friends of Austen and Dickens.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 9:56:40 AM PDT by lurk
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To: hinckley buzzard

DITTOS to that! Don’t watch anything anymore — It is all mindless dreck. I can’t even watch Fox News — Too many commercials. I try to listen to talk radio, but it is also half commercials. Very frustrating!


18 posted on 07/05/2014 9:57:46 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: PJ-Comix
yeah, but yer question was, what shows stink, and since i haven't had TV since 1999 i have no idea what shows(other than Duck Dynasty and maybe one or two others) have even been on TV in the last 15 years let alone what suck and what don't... that's why i said no help here 8^)
19 posted on 07/05/2014 9:58:19 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PJ-Comix
p.s. thx for the link
20 posted on 07/05/2014 9:58:43 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PJ-Comix

Dominion etc. Blasphemous.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Business SyFy channel has

Shrinking Deficits Grumpy Politicians

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Redundant History Lessons
How to waste trillions and get richer blowing it


Anything that has ‘The Housewives of’’ in its title.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 9:59:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
we know what TV series to avoid

On the next thread you post, ask people what foods they don't like so that you can avoid them. If you follow their advice you'll eventually starve.........

There was already one series listed that I especially liked, so there you go. Everybody's viewing tastes are different and you'll learn nothing if you listen to everyone.......

23 posted on 07/05/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Chode
thx for the link

Be very careful with that and similar sites. Do not download ANYTHING.

24 posted on 07/05/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Much easier to ask what is GOOD to watch, as the list is considerably shorter.

Longmire, Hell on Wheels. Doctor Who. Those are the only 3 shows I find worth watching and would sit through a couch marathon for. (well, and 2 guilty pleasures I will not name).

I AM looking forward to the Ron Moore/Starz production of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of books. Getting Starz because of it.

Anyone else here a Sassenach?


25 posted on 07/05/2014 10:06:12 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan ( It's hard to kiss the lips at night that chew yer ass out all day long.)
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To: ifinnegan
ALL
Bingo - we have a winner!
26 posted on 07/05/2014 10:17:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bones. Unfortunately my wife likes it for some reason. Flaws are to numerous and onerous to list here.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 10:19:33 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ifinnegan
Hadn't heard of CouchTurner. Interesting site but every time I try to watch an episode I get a page telling me I have to update my video player, then my virus checker jumps up and warns me there is a virus.

What video player are you/others using?

thanks, grayeagle

28 posted on 07/05/2014 10:21:47 AM PDT by grayeagle
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To: PJ-Comix

I am an unapologetic TV FAN. Big screen. Home theater. Etc. The wife and I LOVE it. Yeah, there’s a lot of drek (always has been) but SO much good material out there.

But on to the question. A recent series that I tried twice to get through the pilot but couldn’t as everything about it is bad .. story, acting, etc ...

Sominion on SyFy. TERRIBLE show.

My current favorite (yeah I know not in the question) since Breaking bad is done is Walking Dead.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Dng typos. I must pay more attention.

Dominion. Avoid. Stinks.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 10:24:28 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: VanDeKoik
I’m praying that Game of Thrones isnt filled with the same bilge when I start watching it today.

Bwahahahahahaha! Entertaining? Yes. Fun to watch? Yes. Perverse naked bilginess? Oh, yes indeed.

Do NOT watch it with your parents, children or pastor.

31 posted on 07/05/2014 10:28:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: grayeagle

Yeah, some of the shows have a page asking to update on Couch Tuner. DON’T DO IT. Just use screens where they don’t ask that.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: PJ-Comix

Back in 1952 we were the first family in our neighborhood to get a TV. The station came on around 5 P.M. and went off at midnight. For the first 15 minutes etc. there was a test pattern.

I remember some of the kids told me that TV was going to be on in the daytime. I can remember wondering how you would be able to see it in the bright light. Stations commonly went off the air for an hour at a time. I remember WJDM in Panama City changed their call letters and everyone said it was because people claimed the letters stood for: Wait Just a Damn Minute.

There were some really good shows on. Dobie Gillis, The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, The Hit Parade etc.

I am now retired and about the only shows I watch are reruns of the old shows.

Daytime TV can only be described as “Garbage” Maybe garbage is not a strong enough word. It is sickeningly bad. At times 90% of the people on are Black and that is not hyperbole.

Now if the Black shows were funny like “Amos and Andy”, it would not be so bad but these shows are about who is my Daddy, fights, unbelievably trashy interviews etc.

There is not a single primetime show which is really good. I do sometimes watch the sort of crime mystery show with Lester Holt. For a while “Smallville” was pretty good despite being unbelievably PC such as all the Dr.s Psychiatrists Scientists etc being Black and/or Female, usually both. After six or seven seasons, it got unwatchable too.

In short today’s TV is worse than awful.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 10:32:52 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: don-o
things i download are very few and far in between but thx for the warning, can never be too careful now days
34 posted on 07/05/2014 10:33:13 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Sherlock is pretty good.

Recommend avoiding Heroes after the first season.


35 posted on 07/05/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yep we’re like that too. I love tv.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Dng typos. I must pay more attention.

Dominion. Avoid. Stinks.

When I saw Sominion I thought you were making a joke about its slow pace and dull plot.

37 posted on 07/05/2014 10:40:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe you can answer this for me. I watched the series made in 2006 maybe and Sherlock died going over a waterfall with his nemesis,Dr. Moriarty, in Switzerland. Is that how Sherlock Holmes ends?


38 posted on 07/05/2014 10:42:09 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (I dream of country without liberals.)
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That was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s way of ending the series but the public demanded his return and eventually Conan Doyle had him escape from the falls and spend several years roaming the world trying to escape Moriarty’s minions before returning.`


39 posted on 07/05/2014 10:51:12 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: VanDeKoik

If you don’t want to feel like you’ve been molested after watching a program, you’d best stay clear of Game of Thrones.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 10:51:48 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Citizen Soldier

Not exactly. Can’t go into more detail because of major spoilers

I enjoyed the series a lot. Excellent acting and writing. First time I’ve ever seen a show incorporate email and text messages, tweets, etc. into the storyline in a way that makes sense. Also really good music.


41 posted on 07/05/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I think “Turn” turned out to be a pretty lousy series. I remember thinking “what was the point of that” after I finished watching the last episode.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 10:58:47 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: PJ-Comix

I won’t watch anything with a queer character or that promotes homosexuality or other perverse lifestyles.


43 posted on 07/05/2014 11:00:35 AM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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I work in tech and thought “Halt and Catch Fire” might have something interesting.

NAAAH. Bailed within the first 15 minutes.


44 posted on 07/05/2014 11:05:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Mrs. F. likes it, too.

I retreat to other regions of the house when it’s on.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 11:06:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PJ-Comix

If you don’t like TV, why would you choose to click on this thread and smugly tell others their lives aren’t as rich as yours since you haven’t watched TV since man walked on the moon? Hm?

I am heavily addicted right now to a very weird and extremely well done show by BBC America (takes place in Canada) called Orphan Black. NO SPOILERS PLEASE. I wish I could binge watch but I am lucky to get time for one episode a day.

And Breaking Bad was the best series ever on TV. Not family friendly. But best. It gets into your psyche. Now when I hear that song that was in the finale I get chills and even tears. What’s it called? “Baby Blue?” The show was in the end an amazing psychological piece about the meaning of life, and what actions a human can take that sells his soul to the devil, and what gives life meaning. How to live and how not to. Roots of evil. Why “partying” might make you a victim. It was smart and addictive and spellbinding.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: PJ-Comix

I tried watching “Breaking Bad” but couldn’t get past 2 eps.

Not because it was bad — quite the opposite — but because I found it too intense.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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About 28 new series were canceled (some pulled after only a few episodes) last season.

About 40 new series flopped during the season that just ended.

Many of the new one, I turn off about half-way or less during the premier.

The 24 renewal has been pretty good for an adrenaline rush.

The renewed Dallas got old — drill on Southfork, don't drill on Southfork.

Many of the new series, even those that seem to be ‘hits’, are based on premises that are preposterous. I get so tired of the petite female lead LEO/FBI agents who try to seem tough. It doesn't work but we are still in the TV-land of men-are-wimps/women-are-strong. They are almost as bad as reality tv.


48 posted on 07/05/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PJ-Comix

Interesting for like the first 3-4 eps. Then it gets real dumb. The cops in the series are preternaturally dense.

The lead actress has kind of a Helen Mirren vibe.

49 posted on 07/05/2014 11:12:33 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TomGuy
The renewed Dallas got old — drill on Southfork, don't drill on Southfork.

I'm surprised they tried to go on without Major Nelson.

50 posted on 07/05/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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