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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    After years of hearing how great it was, the family and I binge-watched The Big Bang Theory this summer and now we're all hooked and caught up for the new season.

    Next we're thinking of watching The Middle because I keep hearing how funny it is.

    Personally, I'm starting to watch Family Guy (not appropriate for the kids.) Never watched it.

    The Mrs. and I have so many shows we want to binge watch we don't know where to start: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey....where should we start?
    I love Downton Abbey, but it can be dry if you try and binge watch it - just the Britishness of it. I really enjoy it, but usually do two episodes a weekend, tops.


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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Maybe it got better and I bailed too soon. Sitcoms typically take a full season or two to really hit their stride.
    Which sucks because a lot of times networks won't give them more than a season to prove themselves. Seems like the weaker comedies that are more typical family shows are given more time, while other ones suffer.

    I'm thinking The B in Apartment 23 and Trophy Wife. I know there are a few other recent ones but I'm blanking.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Which sucks because a lot of times networks won't give them more than a season to prove themselves. Seems like the weaker comedies that are more typical family shows are given more time, while other ones suffer.

    I'm thinking The B in Apartment 23 and Trophy Wife. I know there are a few other recent ones but I'm blanking.
    You're talking about Happy Endings, right? Absolute tragedy that was cancelled, I wish someone with a longer leash than ABC like FX or Netflix would pick it up. FX could easily pair it with either 'Married' or 'You're the Worst' on Thursday nights, both of which are excellent new shows if you guys haven't checked them out.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Went through House of Cards and OITNB pretty quickly. Kinda meh on OITNB, but LOVED house of cards and I dislike politics a lot.

    Also rewatched all of the New Girls in a few days.
    Not binge watching, but real excited for AHS to come out in October.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    TV - BB, GoT, The Walking Dead, Deadwood
    Movies - LotR, Star Wars (ALL OF THEM!!)
    Books - Harry Potter, if I have a long weekend and nothing to do I might plow through the whole series.


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    College Football baby! One week away!



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Which sucks because a lot of times networks won't give them more than a season to prove themselves. Seems like the weaker comedies that are more typical family shows are given more time, while other ones suffer.

    I'm thinking The B in Apartment 23 and Trophy Wife. I know there are a few other recent ones but I'm blanking.
    Parks and Rec was almost a casualty. It took the writers and cast almost a full two seasons to really get it right. Season one borders on awful. You could see the potential, though.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    going through Hell on Wheels right now. Got through the Good Wife last summer (minus about 5 episodes) and DH wants to watch Breaking Bad next.


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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Movies: LOTR, John Carpenter movies, Mel Brooks movies, The Naked Gun Trilogy, Star Wars
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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Parks and Rec was almost a casualty. It took the writers and cast almost a full two seasons to really get it right. Season one borders on awful. You could see the potential, though.
    Rashida Jones can revive a show for me...



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Arrested Development - I will find myself wanting to watch one episode, and end up watching about 6 more before finally caving and watching the show all over again. I do this about twice a year.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    I need to get back to watching Always Sunny. This thread may have inspired me.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    The last show I binge watched was Weeds. Couldn't quit watching.



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    Re: Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

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    Hoiberg: I have a unique situation here. I grew up here. I went to college here. My family is close and my wife's family is close. I know everyone in the community and my family is very comfortable here. My daughter has dreamed about one thing and that's going to Iowa State. The NBA is great and I love the NBA, but I love Iowa State and the opportunity I have here. We've really built something special and I think we've got real momentum to keep it going even more.

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