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What are some good shows for me to watch while abroad?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7981points) July 19th, 2011

So far I have Arrested Development, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, Mad Men and some others, but I need some movie and TV show recommendations!

I love historical fiction, comedy, drama, political humor, psychological thrillers… but I’m not really into romance. I mean, I’ll watch it but I probably won’t enjoy it.

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rebbel's avatar

Where might this abroad be?
If it is important for answering?

troubleinharlem's avatar

@rebbel : Not really – I’m going to Argentina, however. I have certain proxies that would let me watch American television online.

syz's avatar

If you’re going somewhere new, why on earth would you watch tv?!?

troubleinharlem's avatar

@syz : There are going to be down times where I can’t leave campus for various reasons, and at night, etc.

It’s not really relevant.

rebbel's avatar

@syz I see.
How about The Wire?

troubleinharlem's avatar

@rebbel : Isn’t that a cop show? I’ve heard about it but it was on before I was born (I think). Thank you.

rebbel's avatar

How old are you then? Six? Nine!? :-)
It was shown between 2002 and 2008 (in the USA)
And yes, ‘it’s a cop show, in my view the best ever to be aired.

Porifera's avatar

@rebbel Did you ever watch The Shield?

@troubleinharlem All Latin American countries get TV shows from everywhere, either through cable or DirecTV. If the place you are going to has either one you are all set for a lot of your fave American shows.

rebbel's avatar

@Porifera Nope, I was told before about it though, so when it will be shown on tv here I will give it a try.
Thanks!

Porifera's avatar

@rebbel Oooopsie you’re in Holland, thought you were in the US :)

atomicmonkey's avatar

Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
The Killing
The Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire

Definitely The Wire. I hate cop shows, but that was some of the greatest television ever.

edit: Generation Kill was also excellent.

Schroedes13's avatar

Big Bang Theory
Community
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
Band of Brother
The Pacific

roundsquare's avatar

Burn Notice
How I Met Your Mother
Death Note (anime)
Firefly
The West Wing

jrpowell's avatar

The Wire
Dexter
Weeds
Big Love
White Collar

naivete's avatar

I second Community.

desiree333's avatar

True Blood
In Treatment
Weeds
Better Off Ted (kinda lame but Portia de Rossi is great. It’s a light show that I just watch for kicks when I’m bored)

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