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People who added this item 1063 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)


Seasons : only 2 episodes (I will still probably watch the whole thing on my own)

Notes : Finally! I took a while but I have received the missing DVD of the 1st season for this TV-show. Now, the next step was to convince my wife is that it was actually worth a look... As far as I was concerned, I thought it was quite interesting and entertaining but it was pretty obvious that it might take a few episodes before she was actually sold. Unfortunately, after only 2 episodes, she said she really didn't care for the damned thing at all so, I guess, I will have to watch this one on my own after all...
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.8


Seasons : currently watching

Notes : There was still no sign from the DVD for the first season of 'The Wire' that I had ordered on Ebay and I was slowly getting the feeling that I got screwed. In the mean time, I suggested to watch this show but, even though I thought it looked pretty cool (especially visually speaking, I think it is pretty damned amazing), my wife was not really convinced so I thought it might take a few episodes before she warms up to it. Eventually, we decided to skip it for a while but after we finally managed to start with 'The Wire', after all, we eventually still dropped it very quickly (see comment above), and we started again to watch this show again. Eventually, we will probably watch all the available episodes.
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Riverdale (2017)


Seasons : 1 (this show is still running)

Notes : While I was still trying to figure a way to finally watch 'The Wire', my wife suggested to watch this show. In fact, it was one of my cousins's daughters who told her she loved the damned thing. I did point out to my wife that she was about 15 years old and that it seemed to be a show for teenagers but we still checked it out anyway. Well, eventually, it was not bad. Sure, there were some rather weak soapy moments but some scenes displayed some potential and, if done properly, it could have turned out to be some kind of teenage version of 'Twin Peaks'. Well, after all, obviously, it never turned out to be so edgy like 'Twin Peaks' was but it was still fairly entertaining which I wouldn't have expected from a teenager show like this one.
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The Bridge (2011)


Seasons : only 1 episode

Notes : I was actually planning to finally watch 'The Wire' and, even though my brother lend me his complete DVD collection of this TV-show, it turned out that the very first DVD with the first 3 episodes was missing... So, we had to settle for something else and, after browsing for 30 mins on Netflix, my wife suggested to check this one out. Well, to be honest, after 'Johan Falk', I wasn't really in the mood to watch yet another Scandinavian police show. Furthemore, I was rather annoyed that it was again dealing with a seriously convoluted plot about some devilish psychopath. Finally, to make things worse, Saga Norén, the main character, was just so unlikable, so annoying and so uncharismatic. Seriously, within 5 mins, I figured out that she had Asperger's syndrome, which was apparently something that was eventually never clearly stated in this TV-show. Anyway, I think it has become such a really lame and overused gimmick to have a supposedly brilliant cop completely oblivious to social norms. So, even though it has a stellar reputation, I really struggled to care for this show and my wife even hated the damned thing so we dropped it right after the 1st episode.
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Disjointed (2017)


Seasons : 1 (this show is still running)

Notes : Since my wife has been using cannabis for medicinal purposes for a while, I thought it would be pretty neat to watch this show together. Well, I'm not sure if it will find an audience outside the occasional weed smokers but my wife and I really had some fun with this and the damned thing was sometimes downright hilarious. It was also so refreshing to see a comedy for once.
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Seasons : 2 (the other seasons are not available on Netflix)

Notes : Since my wife and I are some big fans of Joel Kinnaman, I thought we might as well check out this Swedish TV-show/movies. Eventually, even though it was nothing really original or groundbreaking, I thought it was still very well made and quite entertaining. And, of course, I was once again really impressed by Kinnaman. Indeed, even though he didn't even play the main character, he completely stole the show here. Unfortunately, even if I really liked the first 2 installments, I had a rather hard time to care for the rest of this show as it got rather rather generic and repetitive fairly quickly and I'm glad there are only 2 seasons available on Netflix.

Even though this item is considered either as a movie or a Direct-to-Video by IMDb and Listal, it is actually considered as a TV-show by Netflix so that's how it ended up in this list. This entry will be for all the 'Johan Falk' movies.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Outlander (2014)


Seasons : 2 (this show is still running)

Notes : This time around, I chose what we should we watch. Since this show seemed somewhat similar to 'Game of Thrones', I was pretty sure my wife would be interested. In contrary to GoT, there is only one character and only one storyline and, to be honest, I'm not sure if it will be enough on the long run. Surprisingly, even though the scale is rather limited, the whole thing still goes rather slow and nothing happens much of the time. Still, I really like the mood and Caitriona Balfe is seriously charismatic and even quite gorgeous to look at. Anyway, it is defintely an improvement and I really have a weak spot for the damned thing.
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.4


Seasons : 5 (the other seasons are not yet available on Netflix)

Notes : This time around, it was my wife who finally chose a show to watch (the last one she chose was 'Grey's anatomy'). Well, we have just started but while my wife has been fairly enthusiast, I thought the whole ting was just terribly boring. Maybe it will eventually grew on me but I really doubt it though. Still, I understand why my wife liked and it was still a decent watch.
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Orphan Black (2013)


Seasons : 5 (all of them)

Notes : To be honest, even though my wife has been intrigued so far, I have some serious doubts about this one. I mean, I don't blame Tatiana Maslany, she is actually really good and the main reason why the whole thing was entertaining. Unfortunately, the fist episode was already so preposterous, as a result, I really had a hard time to take the damned thing seriously and I didn't feel much connection with the story so far. Still, it slowly won me over and turned out to be a decent watch after all.
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Breaking Bad (2008)


Seasons : only 5 minutes of the first episode (I actually already saw the whole thing on my own before)

Notes : My step-daughter suggested that we should check this TV-show but my wife apparently forgot that I had already watched the whole thing on my own. Anyway, we still gave it a try. Well, even though the first episode is pretty amazing and usually considered as one of the best pilot episode ever made, within 5 minutes, she said she didn't care at all for this story. I guess it was just too intense for her.
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Seasons : only 3 episodes

Notes : Well, even though my wife was at first more enthusiast about this TV-show than the previous one, we still dropped out after only 3 episodes and I have to admit that I agreed with her on this one. Indeed, even though the concept was decent, the damned thing never really managed to grab me. I guess this TV-show is popular thanks to its mix of drama and comedy but, in my opinion, the whole thing is never really dramatic enough or funny enough. To make things worse, I didn't care much for the main character.
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Seasons : only 1 episode (I did watch the first season on my own later on)

Notes : Since I kept hearing some great things about this flick and since my wife was pretty much obsessed with this criminal case back then, it seemed to be a rather obvious choice to watch this show together. To my surprise, she in fact didn't like it at all so we stopped after just 1 episode. In my case, I have to admit that it was rather slow but it is something rather usual with most TV-shows. Well, I guess that's another one I will have to watch on my own.
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Homeland (2011)


Seasons : 5 (the other seasons are not yet available on Netflix)

Notes : As usual, at first, my wife thought that the topic was way too heavy. But as soon as we discovered that Sergeant Nicholas Brody, a supposedly American hero, was in fact a terrorist working for al-Qaeda, she got really hooked. To be honest, half of this TV-show is quite realistic and spellbinding but the other half is rather preposterous. Still, it is quite entertaining and, above all, Claire Danes is definitely really impressive.
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Seasons : only 1 episode (I did watch the whole thing on my own later on)

Notes : I bought myself for Christmas a DVD-box with this TV-show and 'The Pacific'. I thought I might give it a try with my wife but, after the 1st episode, she said she didn't care for the whole thing at all. Usually, it takes her few episodes to get into a 'new' show but she apparently didn't feel like spending more time on this one so I guess I will have to finish it on my own.
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The Crown (2016)


Seasons : only 1

Notes : Since we really enjoyed 'The Tudors', it seemed only natural that we would watch this brand-new TV-show from Netflix. Eventually, I'm not really sure if it is better than 'The Tudors' but the whole thing certainly looked gorgeous and Claire Foy was really good as the Queen. However, my wife said she didn't feel like watching the following seasons which was rather surprising. I wouldn't have minded to watch the rest but I doubt I will check it on my own.
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The Tudors (2007)


Seasons : 4 (all of them)

Notes : Even though we first had to watch a few episodes, my wife was still sold eventually. Indeed, the whole thing looked quite amazing and most of it was quite fascinating. I wish they didn't spend almost all the running time on the rather convoluted love life of the king but it still worked fine. I was also impressed by how accurate it was if you compare it to what you can read in the history books. It is pretty obvious that this TV show was a big inspiration for 'Game of Thrones' which shows how good it was.
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People who added this item 864 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Hannibal (2013)


Seasons : only 3 episodes

Notes : Since my wife has always been a big fan of Hannibal Lecter's movies, I thought it would be pretty neat to watch this TV-show with her. Well, eventually, I thought it was not bad, nothing amazing, but decent enough but, to my surprise, she didn't care much for the damned thing so we stopped after 3 episodes.
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Knick (2014)


Seasons : 2 (all of them)

Notes : I actually tricked with my wife and made her believe that it was just another hospital show like 'Grey's Anatomy'. So, during the fist minutes, she got pretty pissed off when she discovered that it was actually taking place during the 1900's. However, when she got to see the fascinating Dr. John W. Thackery proceeding on his 1st surgery, she was hooked right away. Indeed, the whole thing looked great, it was fascinating to behold and Clive Owen gave here easily one of his best performances. Concerning Steven Soderbergh, it was the best thing he has delivered since 'Traffic' and, apparently, it was totally worth it that he went into (temporary) retirement to direct this great TV-show.
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Prison Break (2005)


Seasons : 4 (this show is still running)

Notes : Eventually, I have to admit that, even though the whole thing was rather preposterous, it was pretty damned entertaining, especially the first 2 seasons. Above all, I thought that Wentworth Miller was really charismatic and I'm rather surprised his career didn't become huge after the success of this TV-show. At first, I was ONLY interested in the first season. Indeed, how many times are you supposed to break out from jail?!? But then, I have to admit that it was positively surprised by how the 2nd season managed to continue the same plot but it still managed to be something completely different than the 1st season. However, from the 3rd season onwards, it became unfortunately increasingly ridiculous which was too bad.
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Seasons : 2 (this show is still running)

Notes : Since this TV-show was produced by Shonda Rhimes, the brain behind 'Grey's Anatomy', I was pretty sure that my wife would be interested in this TV-show. Eventually, it turned out to be a decent watch but I'm not sure if I would care for it without the amazing Viola Davis who really carries the whole thing on her shoulders.
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The Killing (2011)


Seasons : 4 (all of them)

Notes : What I really loved about this show were those 2 great characters Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, both very well played by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. To be honest, the cases they worked on were decent but not really amazing though. Above all, I think it was a poor decision to have their 1st case stretched over 2 seasons and it worked better on the 3rd and 4th season with each with their own case. Still, a pretty cool TV-show nonetheless.
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Seasons : 1 (this show is still running)

Notes : After hearing some really good things about this documentary, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, it was quite fascinating but also seriously heartbreaking. It pretty much displays that the whole judicial system, at least in the USA, is pretty much a big joke.
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Seasons : 7 (this show is still running)

Notes : Once again, my wife at first wasn't really interested by the damned thing. In fact, months ago, we already gave it a try but, after the 1st episode, we thought it was so confusing, so difficult to follow, that we both decided to drop it. Eventually, we gave it a 2nd chance and we both got hooked really bad this time. Indeed, even though it is rather slow and even though nothing much really happens after all, the epic scale is just mesmerizing and, today, it easily is one of our favorite shows on this list.
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People who added this item 871 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9


Seasons : only 1

Notes : Even though it took me some time to convince my wife to watch the damned thing, eventually, she was really hooked and really loved it. To be honest, we both felt that the ending didn't really deliver but, still, the whole thing was quite awesome and completely deserved all the praise it got. I was especially impressed by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as they both gave some of the best performances.
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Seasons : 1 (this show is still running)

Notes : My sister gave me this show on DVD. Unfortunately, since it was a French DVD box-set, there was no Dutch subtitles so it was rather tricky to follow for my wife but we both enjoyed it. Indeed, the mood was very nice, the landscapes were downright gorgeous and the characters were really interesting. To be honest, the story didn't always hold up very well but it was certainly quite entertaining.
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People who added this item 3406 Average listal rating (1996 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7
Dexter (2006)


Seasons : 8 (all of them)

Notes : Dexter is a great character and Michael C. Hall (who was already great in 'Six Feet Under') is just awesome here. I'm afraid the show won't be so good after 8 seasons but this first season was just really fun. In my case, even though I loved the character and Micheal C. Hall's amazing performance, even though the makers tried really hard to convince me that it was really edgy, at the end of the day, it is pretty much a really basic police procedural drama. Sure, the main character is great but everything else is rather generic. However, since my wife bought a Netflix subscription for me, we ended up watching the whole thing which was pretty neat.
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Seasons : 13 (this show is still running)

Notes : At last, after maybe 8 months of binge-watching, we have finally watched the whole thing (245 episodes!). I think my wife liked it much more than I did but I have to admit that it was not bad at all, otherwise I would have never spent so much time watching this.
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People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)


Seasons : only 1

Notes : I was expecting a lot from this show and I really wanted to love it but, to be honest, I thought it was actually rather disappointing. Basically, the tone was just way too whimsical for me. I think my wife liked it even less than I did.
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People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Oz (1997)


Seasons : only 1 (I did watch at least 2 other seasons without her afterwards)

Notes : Even though my wife was able to see that it was really well made and one of the most realistic prison shows ever made, it was just way too dark and bleak for her. It was indeed quite depressing to behold but I loved the damned thing and kept watching a couple of seasons on my own.
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Heroes (2006)


Seasons : 1 and 2 (I did watch season 3 without her afterwards)

Notes : Even though my wife would usually never care about anything involving super-heros, she actually loved the 1st season and so did I. However, the season 2 was just so disappointing, we both really lost interest in the damned thing fairly quickly. Eventually, I watched the 3rd season on my own just because my step-daughter asked for the DVD box for Christmas or something but it was even worse than the 2nd one.
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Lost (2004)


Seasons : 6 (all of them)

Notes : My wife and I got really hooked on this one, at least, during the 1st season. However, right from the 2nd season, I understood that most of it would just some major non-sense and I stopped caring fairly quickly afterwards. We still watched the whole thing just because the production value was still quite impressive and the characters were still engrossing even though most of the plot didn't make much sense after a while. I think my wife was eventually more enthusiast than me on this one.
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The Sopranos (1999)


Seasons : only 1

Notes : I'm afraid my expectations were just too high on this one. Indeed, concerning the impressive buzz around this show, I was expecting something really amazing but I thought the concept was decent but not really mind-blowing. Maybe I should have given more time to grow on me but since my wife had the same feeling, we stopped to watch this one pretty quickly.
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Seasons : 5 (all of them)

Notes : Easily one of the best shows we have seen together and probably the only one that we equally deeply loved. Indeed, I think it is actually underrated and, by far, one of the best TV shows ever made. I also loved the fact that they knew when to stop and didn't release even more seasons just to please the fans or to make some profit and ruining the whole thing in the process, like in 'Lost' or even 'Grey's Anatomy' for example.
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Seasons : 1, 2, 3 and 4

Notes : Before becoming a huge blockbuster(s) in the Netherlands, it was first a successful TV-show. I usually don't care at all about Dutch TV shows and this one seemed to be really lame though but I have to admit it that it was actually pretty entertaining. Unfortunately, as soon as Annet Malherbe stopped, it became much more boring to watch and I didn't watch the final 5th season.
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Seasons : 3 (all of them)

Notes : As I mentioned before, I usually don't care at all about Dutch TV shows and I wasn't really interesting to watch this one but my wife said it was awesome. Eventually, I didn't become a huge fan like her but I have to admit that it was pretty solid and definitely one of the best Dutch TV shows I have seen.
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Cold Feet (1997)


Seasons : 5 (all of them)

Notes : This one was another suggestion from my wife and, once again, I was rather worried and thought it would be some rather cheap and boring British soap. Eventually, I really liked it a lot thanks to some really realistic and compelling characters and a top cast.
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Twin Peaks (1990)


Seasons : 2 (this show is still running)

Notes : Since it is one of my favorite TV-shows, of course, I really needed to show it to my wife. Eventually, it was probably a little too weird for her taste and she didn't like it. Personally, I think I have watched the whole damned thing at least 3 or 4 times.
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PLANNING:
- Riverdale/S2: October 2017
- Mindhunter/S1: October 2017
- Top of the Lake/S2: October 2017
- Homeland/S6: end 2017
- Grey's Anatomy/S14: end 2017
- Outlander/S3: begin 2018
- How to get away with.../S3: begin 2018
- Call the Midwife/S6 : begin 2018
- Peaky Blinders/S4 : April 2018
- Game of Thrones/S7: end 2018/2019

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