10 Great Television Shows I Still Need To Watch

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Over the years I have devoted a lot of my time to television shows. Though I no longer watch 30 shows a week (there was a moment in time where that was the number!), I still spend quite a lot of time on them but I have so far only scratched the surface. Here is a list of great television shows I still need to watch which, I must admit, is simply a fraction of a much larger list I’m too afraid to share.

justified

JUSTIFIED / action, crime, drama / 2010 – 2015

Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel

mad men

Mad Men / drama / 2007 – 2015

Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, John Slattery

twin peaks

Twin Peaks / drama, mystery, thriller / 1990 – 1991, 2017 –

Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, MΓ€dchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Warren Frost

boardwalk empire

Boardwalk Empire / crime, drama, history / 2010 – 2014

Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

sons of anarhcy

Sons of Anarchy / crime, drama, thriller / 2008 – 2014

Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Maggie Siff

narcosNarcos / biography, crime, drama / 2015 –

Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie

fargoFargo / crime, drama, thriller / 2014 –

Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Kristen Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson

peaky blindersPeaky Blinders / drama / 2013 –

Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Joe Cole, Sophie Rundle

hannibalHannibal / crime, drama, horror / 2013 – 2015

Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

the wireThe Wire / crime, drama, thriller / 2002 – 2008

Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Seth Gilliam, Idris Elba

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Now the ultimate question remains… what should I watch first?

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    Sofia da Costa
    October 9, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    wait wait WAIT – you haven’t seen Hannibal yet? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!

    As far as the other shows go: hardcore Mad Men fan here, so yeah; I finished Sons of Anarchy! There are highs and lows on that one, but it’s cool overall. I didn’t finish Boardwalk Empire, kinda lost interest towards the end… though I’ll definitely finish it. Someday.

    I haven’t seen The Wire nor Twin Peaks either. I think we really should remedy that.

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      mettelray
      October 9, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      I wanted to start Hannibal again, as you might know, but I couldn’t AGAIN get passed the first couple of episodes. I just couldn’t. I will try again soon, but I don’t feel like watching it at the moment either.

      I think I want to watch Sons of Anarchy, I did finish the first season so I mean, I’m almost into it.

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    sati
    October 9, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Lots of good stuff here – Peaky Blinders is so good in season 1 and season 2 has Hardy! πŸ™‚ But watch Twin Peaks first it is classic!

    BTW the site looks awesome!

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      mettelray
      October 9, 2015 at 10:32 PM

      Hah. I have Twin Peaks at hand.. so I could just watch that. And well, who could say no to Tom Hardy?

      Thanks! I’m happy how it looks as well.

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    ninvoid99
    October 10, 2015 at 4:33 AM

    I’m currently watching the 2nd season of Twin Peaks as I hope to finish it by November.

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      mettelray
      October 10, 2015 at 8:16 PM

      I should probably do the same, though I think I would have a more fresh set of eyes when I watch it right before the new season starts!

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    Anna (Film Grimoire)
    October 10, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Oh man, Twin Peaks is seriously my favourite tv show in the universe. I hope you get to see it soon! Meanwhile, Mad Men, Hannibal and Fargo are all amazing, and The Wire is actually a work of art. So much great television for you to watch!

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      mettelray
      October 10, 2015 at 8:16 PM

      I know! It’s like.. what have I been watching so far?? It seems all bad things. πŸ˜€

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    readerlygeek
    October 10, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    So many of these are on my to-watch list too. I’ve watched the pilot to Twin Peaks three times, but I’ve never gotten further than that. I really need to buckle down and actually watch the show!

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      mettelray
      October 10, 2015 at 8:17 PM

      I have watched the pilot once as well, and I think I will get into it, once I sit down and watch all of it in one day! That’s how I usually watch things, and then it’s two weeks later and I don’t know what I have been doing with my life.

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    Courtney Young
    October 11, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    New season of Fargo starts tomorrow; I think I might start on that one!

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      mettelray
      October 14, 2015 at 1:57 AM

      So many good recommendations.. I think I just have to go with my instinct…

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    abbiosbiston
    October 12, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    SONS OF ANARCHY!

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    Alex Withrow (@shiftingPersona)
    October 27, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Ton of great shows here, but, for me, as far as TV goes, there’s everything else and then there’s The Wire. Would love to hear what you think of that one.

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    Shala
    October 28, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    I second to Sofia. Hannibal is the ish.

    Peaky Blinders has been sitting in my Netflix queue for the longest…

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