Tell me what to watch.
December 28, 2013 10:35 AM Subscribe
I've got the landlord coming on Monday to do something mysterious to my appliances and my apartment is a slight disaster area. The only way I can stomach cleaning for extended periods is to watch a show or movie in an alternating schedule--20 minutes of cleaning, 20 minutes of watching, rinse and repeat. I need more stuff to watch.
posted by xyzzy to Media & Arts (42 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
The problem is this: I've watched a lot of tv. I mean, a lot. I've seen The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, all the Whedon shows, pretty much any sci-fi or action adventure show ever, all the big HBO/Showtime stuff, dozens of Brit minis and series from Spooks to Being Human, and loads of popcorn stuff like Leverage, Revenge, The Good Wife, etc. Not even Pretty Little Liars or The Vampire Diaries has escaped my attention. Out of pure desperation I was interrupting my cleaning binges last night with the excellent but extremely demotivating and depressing Blackfish, which I swore to myself I would never subject myself to. I followed that up with Apollo 18 and Europa Report. It's that bad.
I've just finished The Bletchley Circle and I'm about to hit the last episode of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I like space, science, sci-fi and fantasy, drama, crime, historical shit, documentaries--I'm open to just about anything that isn't a sitcom. (I've tried and disliked Arrested Development, Community, The Office, Friends, etc.) Despite my extremely huge viewing history, I do have some standards--shows I've abandoned include Sons of Anarchy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Lost. So, what are your favorite hidden gems, preferably available on Netflix streaming?