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I really don't watch much TV
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Apart from the recently mentioned House of Cards 3 and some classic Who, this is more or less it for drama and comedy.

I saw a repeat of the first Plebs by accident and liked it so much that I saw the rest. It's a 'poor people in ancient Rome' sitcom, with the two poor Romans (and their slave) trying to have sex with the poor Briton (and her slave) in the same tenement block and almost anything else that moves. The production values are particularly good: it was made at a permanent Rome set in an Bulgarian studio complex. If only I, Claudius had had that...

The second series of Bluestone 42 ended with a huge cliff-hanger, resolved that in the first episode of series three and has then taken a huge risk with the second... I wonder how it will work out, because they have a very high standard to match.

Speaking of third series, that of The Americans is managing to be even better than the first two. It's a disgrace that ITV decided not to buy it.

Better Call Saul is also very very good. In both cases, we know the final result - the KGB do not win the Cold War and we know at least three characters from the latter are going to survive to make it into Breaking Bad - but the journeys are done with real respect for the viewers' intelligence and attention span.

Not yet done, but I will: Wolf Hall.

Was the second series of Broadchurch any good?

Anything else? I've seen the first episode of Powers despite it being a superhero show. I'm wondering if it will be worth watching. I'm looking forward to a second series of Fargo, the ninth (and last, sniff) series of Peep Show and it'd be good if there was another Episodes.

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Looks like I watch even less TV than you. =:) There's plenty of good stuff around, certainly - I just find myself more drawn toward the net, and places like LJ, over the more passive activity of watching TV.

Not that that prevents me from enjoying MasterChef tremendously. ^_^ I can't, unfortunately, comment on any of those you've named, though I have seen almost two episodes of Better Call Saul (and a couple fragments of Breaking Bad), which certainly deserves its viewing figures, which, I understand, recently set a new cable record. I'm catching the odd episode here and there of several, including The Flash, Black Sails, and Gotham, but that's when I head down to the main room and the roomie's already watching something. The ones we'll pop on together have included.. Orange is the New Black (though in his case, that's rewatching), Extant (which he found too slow, so I'm going through it by myself), Arrested Development, and Pushing Daisies. Plus the occasional documentary, such as the excellent "The Mekong River with Sue Perkins" and "Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero".

Wolf Hall's certainly garnered no shortage of praise, and I was impressed to learn from the roomie that the lighting is authentic: what looks like a room lit by candles is indeed exactly that - surely quite a challenge for the director of photography! Though at least HD video cameras are a touch more sensitive now than in, say, the early days of Torchwood, where night scenes were curiously brightly lit. =:)

I loved The Almighty Johnsons. Quirky, original, funny and really worth watching.

I'm also enjoying the first series of Fargo, not finished yet. Other stuff I have watched recently includes The Walking Dead and Lillehammer. Also, The Returned. I watched the original French version but I hear the US version is pretty much a shot for shot remake if subtitles aren't your thing.

I've started House of Cards series 1 and seen maybe three or four. I'm not sure yet if I like them. I prefer West Wing. The second series of Broadchurch was fairly pants. The law stuff was unlikely. I don't like Masterchef but liked the Bake off and Another Slice. I like Nashville and Saving Hope and we watch NCIS together. I'm re-watching series 3 and4 with Ziva. I like Stella too.You need to begin at the beginning. I have a bad feeling though they've jumped the shark in series 4.

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