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Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:24 PM

TV suggestions. Family shows but not milk toast

Before you judge we don't watch THAT much TV. We unplugged last summer.

We do watch a show through but at an hour a night. My daughters school workload just doesn't allow for more. She's early early teens - not a Polly Anna but we've been really careful about what we've watched over the years. We sit and talk as we watch.

We've been through 4 Star Treks, Gilmore Girls, and The Office. Oh and Lost.
Right now we are watching the English Baking show.

My wife and I thought Northern Exposure would be great but it's not available on any streaming platforms that I know about. From my research it appears to be an issue with the music.

So....any suggestions? We have Netflix, Hulu, amazon Prime thing. Smart but not too. Can have some uh "things" but nothing too spicy (The Office had more than I remembered). Drama comedy - a mixture is the best.

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Reply TV suggestions. Family shows but not milk toast (Original post)
underpants Jan 2019 OP
jpak Jan 2019 #1
kacekwl Jan 2019 #2
htuttle Jan 2019 #4
targetpractice Jan 2019 #8
mahina Jan 2019 #15
lark Jan 2019 #3
underpants Jan 2019 #6
csziggy Jan 2019 #5
lapfog_1 Jan 2019 #7
Sherman A1 Jan 2019 #9
underpants Jan 2019 #13
mercuryblues Jan 2019 #10
underpants Jan 2019 #16
mainstreetonce Jan 2019 #11
underpants Jan 2019 #19
Clash City Rocker Jan 2019 #12
underpants Jan 2019 #18
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mahina Jan 2019 #14
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:26 PM

1. The Apprentice

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:27 PM

2. Doc Martin.

Great quirky British show. I think so far 8 seasons.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:33 PM

4. Was going to suggest that, along with a few other British shows

The shows, "Misfits" and "Detectorists" are two more that should fit

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Response to htuttle (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:41 PM

8. Misfits is awesome...

One of my all-time favorite shows. I enjoyed it much better re-watching the second time with subtitles. The accents are kind of thick.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:51 PM

15. Whoops I should have read the thread before posting.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:30 PM

3. Watched Bird Box on Netflix last night and thoroughly recommend it.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:40 PM

6. I've seen "A Quiet Place"

That's a jab/joke.

Funny my daughter told me how it ends and I laughed. Without being to specific I used to work in the world of the blind.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:40 PM

5. Get BritBox - lots of great British mysteries and 27 Classic Doctor Who seasons!

Britbox is cheap, I think 6.99 a month, no ads. Tons of wonderful shows. I can also recommend Acorn TV which also has good British and Canadian shows. It's the only place to watch The Murdoch Mysteries - good mysteries with a bit of fun and women's lib (in Toronto between 1890 and 1910). Acorn TV is 4.99 if I remember correctly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:41 PM

7. if you like mysteries...

I recommend getting Britbox... and streaming a large number of British and Aussie murder mysteries.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:45 PM

9. The West Wing

Due South, Bergen come to mind. If they are not streaming, check the local library for dvds. Our library just connected with a movie service called Kanopy and it seems pretty good with a wide selection.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:49 PM

13. Yes and yes

I've to,d my wife about Kanopy (from DU) but we haven't really done anything about it yet.

Hard to believe but we've really shielded her from politics. She's a good old soul though. She gets it. The West Wing is just so incredibly well written that could be the one.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:46 PM

10. Parks and Recreation

My kid likes The Goldbergs and the spinoff Schooled. I love American Housewife.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:54 PM

16. The Goldbergs is really good

I've run into it because Jeopardy is on the ABC channel here. It's definitely geared to my wife and I - it nails the 80's.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:47 PM

11. The best sit com

Was The Middle
Don't know if its available.

Current comedy. Blackish

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:00 PM

19. Yeah they did character development well

Dad stayed the same
Mom...hate the actress
The girl MADE the show at the beginning
Axl - the older brother who normally would be a pass through became a central part of the show.

Brick could have been a gimmick but they went beyond that.

Good show.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:47 PM

12. Black-ish is a great family show, and anything but milk toast

But has nothing that would make your family terribly uncomfortable, either. Itís very well done. Streaming on Hulu, all five seasons.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:57 PM

18. Second Black-ish recommendation

I've seen it and it's good. ABC has done a great job on sitcoms. Blackish, Goldbergs, of course Modern Family.

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Response to underpants (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:39 PM

23. The spinoff, Grown-ish, is a rare comedy about college kids that talks about real issues

That college-age kids are actually going through right now. Both of them are sitcoms for grownups, and those are exceedingly rare. The two shows trust in the intelligence of their audience and pull no punches, and that is sadly very rare,

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:56 PM

17. Once Upon A Time is on Netflix

Kids love this show

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:14 PM

20. Downward Dog

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:17 PM

21. "Father Ted"

One of the finest TV comedies ever made anywhere in the world. It aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 1995-1998, and is about 3 Irish priests banished to a remote island.

The entire 3 seasons are available "for free" on Amazon Prime (and YouTube, unofficially, I think).

A little bit risque, but in an incredibly insane way that will forever make you smile. We let our early teen watch (and for several years now). It's not exactly the Gilmore Girls, for sure.

Brilliant!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:19 PM

22. CuriosityStream.com

Great science and human history shows. Looks into future cities and prehistoric human history, outer space and Richard Attenborough level planetary discoveries.

Very smart tv! I think it costs something like $3 a month.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:41 PM

24. Heartland or Leverage. nt

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