10 Things | June, 2012

It’s the 10th of the month and that means a group of us are linking up at Shimelle.com and sharing a list of ten things.

I’ve been spending a lot of time at home these last few weeks (unpacking and organizing my new place) and watching a lot of TV for company. Kind of unusual for me. I have my favorite shows that I record on the DVR and watch when I can, but other than a cable news station updating me on politics and what else is going on in the world, I don’t watch a much TV.

But then Netflix came along.

The movies are great too, but I really love to watch TV shows I missed the first time around. This month, I’m sharing some of the TV shows that are getting a 2nd chance thanks to Netflix streaming.

1. Burn Notice

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Oh, how I love Michael Westen! Burned CIA agent unravels the mystery of why he was burned and solves crimes in Miami with his buddy and ex-girlfriend. I’m caught up on all seasons so I can watch new episodes that start next week!

2. The Glades

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Homicide detective Jim Longworth solves murder cases in southern Florida. Lot’s of witty back and forth with the medical examiner Carlos and love interest nurse Callie.

3. McLeod’s Daughters

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Another thing I love about Netflix? Shows and movies from Britain and Australia! This show is from down under.  Long lost sisters are reunited after their father dies and team up to run the family ranch. Love a show with strong women as the lead characters.

4. In Plain Sight

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This one is about the US Marshall Service and the witness protection program. It’s a good mix between the witnesses they are protecting and the main character’s personal life.

5.White Collar

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Con man (with gorgeous blue eyes) turned FBI consultant to get out of jail. Lots of secrets and past story lines unfolding as they catch the bad guys.

6. Lost

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I’ve only watched a few episodes and it’s already gotten strange. Other than a plane crash on an island, I’m not sure exactly what’s going on. But from what I understand, things aren’t going to clear up much as the series continues. It’s still compelling to watch.

7. Psych

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Comedy about a guy who pretends to be psychic and helps the police solve crimes with his straight laced detective agency partner and best friend. The comedy is a bit exaggerated and unrealistic, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.

8. That 70’s Show

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This one takes place in the 70’s but is so applicable today. It focuses on teenagers — which is probably what turned me off when it was orginally on TV — but it’s more about family dynamics and friendship. Always good for a laugh or two.

9. MI-5 (Spooks)

Another import. A British TV show about the spies of MI-5 (akin to the USA’s CIA). Very serious and dark, but really interesting.

10. Covert Affairs

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Unfortunately, this one is not available instantly, but I have been getting the discs. It’s about CIA, espionage, with some treachery and romance thrown in. It’s not as edgy as Alias, but it’s pretty good.

Do you give TV shows a second chance on Netflix?

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15 Comments

  1. Oh yes I loved the first several series of McLeods Daughters – such a good set of strong women characters

    And the one you have called MI5 – which is called Spooks in the UK – is one of my all time favourite Tv series – so slick and clever

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  2. The only one of those I’ve watched is Spooks and you are still on one of the better series.

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  3. some very good shows on here. Hubby and I have just caught up on The Glades, now waiting for the new season to start. Also like covert affairs, gave up on lost after one season i just got so well lost.

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  4. great list of movies!!!! I havn’t seen any of those:)

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  5. We love Netflix here as well.
    I have only heard of Lost and That 70s Show. I will have to check on these 🙂

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  6. One treasure we discovered on Netflix – Friday Night Lights. We really like watching series from the beginning – but be warned – you’ll need a ready supply of Kleenex for this one if you are even a tiny smidge sentimental.

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  7. Fab list, there’s a lot there to keep you busy! We got Netflix but haven’t watched anything on it yet! I’m going to take a look at Burn Notice. x

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  8. Great list x
    We don’t get all those shows here but I do watch Burn Notice.

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  9. I’m with you about not watching much TV. Most of the shows you listed, I haven’t heard of. I did what That 70s Show when it first came out and really loved that.

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  10. I watched Lost when it was on TV. I was confused the entire time. 🙂

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  11. Where have I been?!
    The only shows I recognized were LOST and That 70’s show (lol)
    I can’t believe how many shows are out there now.

    I actually used Netflix to watch the 1st season of Modern Family and Gossip Girl.
    I have Superheroes in my queue. And Downtown Abbey on Streaming.

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  12. We have a lot of the same taste in shows! I recently finished watching Lost, definitely crazy. I love psych too. I think it keeps getting funnier. They had a bit of a mid-series slump, but I think they are funnier than ever now 😉

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  13. Is it sad to admit that I don’t know any of these shows (heard of Lost but was never attracted by it)? I have seen Psych at my library so maybe I will borrow it next time.

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  14. Thanks for the recs! I actually don’t watch a lot of TV live and invariably end up watching entire shows after they’ve been cancelled. I’m still on the fence about Lost. I heard really good things about it, but I don’t think things actually sort themselves out in the end.

    We picked up The Wire recently and will be watching that from start to finish.

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  15. Never got wrapped up into the Lost series.

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