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DarylM
Legend 5
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Recommend a TV show on Now TV

If there is a TV show on Now TV which you feel is worth recommending to other users, please post a reply in this thread.  Or subscribe if you would like to see what users are recommending.

 



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DarylM
Legend 5
Legend 5

I recommend The Leftovers -a new HBO drama series from Damon Lindelof (writer of Lost).  It's set in a small American town 3 years after an unexplained "Rapture"-like event.  It's a slow-burn tale full of intrigue and is sure to divide opinion.

 

Best of all, each episode is being made available on Now TV a week before the next episode airs on Sky Atlantic.



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What did you think of The Leftovers @DarylM? I watched the first episode last night and am thinking it might take a few weeks to get into.

 

As for shows to recommend - I really enjoyed the first season of Boardwalk Empire, but not so much seasons two and three. As the fifth and final season is coming up soon, I watched through the fourth this week, and thought it was absolutely fantastic. Probably my favourite yet.

 

Tom

DarylM
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Anonymous User  I have been looking forward to The Leftovers for a long time because not many books really blow me away, but Tom Perrotta's novel impressed me very much.

 

I have heard reports that it's a 'grower' and starts to kick into gear at around episode 3 (focusing on our very own Christopher Ecclston, I think).

 

I enjoyed the first episode because I like slow-burn stuff if it's handled right.  But I can see that some might find it frustrating with (after Lost) lots of questions being raised but little in the way of answers.  I hope that people will stick arond for a few episodes.

 

I will be intrigued to see how it develops, and how far it deviates from the novel.  I get the feeling that the main thrust of the novel (about the Sheriff's family) would make a good first season.  I also notice that they've already added several new storylines.



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@DarylM wrote:

 

I have heard reports that it's a 'grower' and starts to kick into gear at around episode 3 (focusing on our very own Christopher Ecclston, I think).


Yea he lives near me, used to be on the pubs darts team

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Just thought of another great show but I don't think it's ever been shown on British TV. Every episode had a $1 million budget and you can tell.

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFY6t2KRtq0

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@Anonymous User wrote:

Just thought of another great show but I don't think it's ever been shown on British TV. Every episode had a $1 million budget and you can tell.

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFY6t2KRtq0


the transporter series was garbage and cancelled why it never made it to the uk nobody wanted it it was that bad
DarylM
Legend 5
Legend 5

I'm going to recommend some 'hidden gems'.

 

If you like drama and comedy, you might overlook Sky Arts.  But Playhouse Presents has some excellent one-offs and potential pilots.

 

If you like dystopian visions of a future Britain (such as Children of Men , V For Vendetta and, especially, 1984) I think you will enjoy The Snipist .  It stars Douglas Henshall as a sniper guarding a lone woman in a rabies-infested Britain.  It is chilling, bleak and features the voice of John Hurt.

 

For comedy, I recommend Damned starring Jo Brand and Alan Davis as stressed social workers.  This is very much for people who liked The Thick of It and Getting On (which also featured Jo Brand as a nurse).  It plays like a pilot and I hope that it gets a full series (if Sky have the guts to make a comedy set in Children's Services after Rotherham, that is).



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Andy
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Thanks @DarylM The Snipist sounds right up my street! 

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@geordielee wrote:

@Anonymous User wrote:

Just thought of another great show but I don't think it's ever been shown on British TV. Every episode had a $1 million budget and you can tell.

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFY6t2KRtq0


the transporter series was garbage and cancelled why it never made it to the uk nobody wanted it it was that bad

I liked it, not everyone has the same taste

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Legends is on Sky 1 so will probably be on NowTV soon.

I'm watching season 1 of The Newsroom and it's really enjoyable. Intelligent and a bit schmaltzy but then what would you expect from the man behind The West Wing.
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@Anonymous User wrote:
Legends is on Sky 1 so will probably be on NowTV soon.

I'm watching season 1 of The Newsroom and it's really enjoyable. Intelligent and a bit schmaltzy but then what would you expect from the man behind The West Wing.
yeah i just noticed it starts on sky1 tomorrow well worth watching.
Andy
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Legend 5

@Anonymous User and @Anonymous User

Legends sounds like my type of drama, thanks for the heads up!

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@Anonymous User and @Anonymous User

Legends sounds like my type of drama, thanks for the heads up!
I've seen first 5 episodes and so far its good my kind of show also.
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@Andy if you haven't already done so check out the blacklist on living channel cracking 1st series and 2nd series starts next month I think.
Andy
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Legend 5

Thanks @Anonymous User

Yes, I noticed The Blacklist and it does look good. At the mo I'm trying to catch up with season 3 and 4 (when it's added) of Walking Dead so I'm ready for season 5 so I don't think I'll get The Blacklist caught up in time for season 2, but I'll definitely watch season 1 if I can squeeze it in ... So much good stuff all appearing at once at the mo! 🙂

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I'm looking forward to "Enlightened" S2 which starts on 26 Sept on Sky Atlantic, Series 1 is currently available.

Andy
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Legend 5

@Anonymous User Found time to watch the first episode of The Blacklist last night, definitely going to have to find time to squeeze the rest in now! Top recommendation!

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I got Blacklist as part of a deal with Wuaki when buying my Chromecast (£18.99 all in). Whilst the quatilty on Wuaki is higher, it has no memory of which episode I last watched, nor despite it being the only show I own, makes it easy to get to the episode list, so I'm using NowTV instead.

Half way through season 1, just trying to cram in the rest before season 2 arrives.

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Ray Donovan is excellent

Modern Family is also pretty funny and with the start of Season 6 in October Now TV may add the previous series to Boxsets , certainly worth a look if you haven't seen it.
Andy
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Legend 5

The second series of Duck Quacks Don't Echo has started, and is worth a punt for fans of comedy factual shows such as QI. Presented by Lee Mack, each week three celebrity guests present  their interesting science facts to be tested on the show and discussed. A verifying panel of scientists will comment on the accuracy of their facts and award marks. It's light on the science and heavy on the comedy, and Lee Mack brings the same bawdiness that he does to his stint on Would I Lie To You? but it's an easy watch and some of the facts are genuine eyebrow raisers. 

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