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    I've seen it said that we're currently in a golden age of television. We have shows that are rivaling movies in quality. We have writing that blows out everything else in the water. We're truly in a great time for TV.

    That being said, here's the hypothetical question:

    Joshua Coma-man has just woken up and hasn't seen TV since the 90's! The entire 2000's is gone to him! He'd like to ctach up on some of this fabled golden age television but doesn't know where to start!

    What are some must-watch recommendations for Joshua?

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    I'd tell him to get an HBO and Netflix subscription and just explore.

    Even though some shows took a nose dive in their final season, the overall experiences were pretty good.

    Got to go with Game of Thrones, Westworld, Room 104 and True Blood as some of my HBO favorites.

    In the Showtime camp I was a fan of Dexter and Penny Dreadful.

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    I would tell him to stop wasting his time and go outside. There's better things to do than watch tv.

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    You're not playing the game right, tuh.

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    The Simple Life.

    It's all they'd need to know why the world is how it is.


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    If I had to pick three must-sees they would be The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Fargo. Then I might realize that those are all heavy crime-dramas and tell him to go watch Peep Show to have a laugh.

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    I'd recommend a variety of:

    First 2 seasons of The Sopranos
    First 2 seasons of Arrested Development
    1st and only season of Firefly
    All of The Wire
    All of Breaking Bad
    First 6 seasons of GoT (maybe skip the 5th season except for Hardhome)
    3rd and 4th season of Mad Men
    All of Veep
    1st season of Atlanta
    1st 4 seasons of Futurama


    That should just about catch the person up.

    Take care all.

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    Game of Thrones
    Westworld
    Suits
    Mr. Robot
    Scrubs
    Misfits, until they stop liking it once the star character leaves the cast in later seasons.
    Lost, maybe?
    Bow before the mighty Javoo!

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    Game of Thrones
    Westworld
    Bojack Horseman
    Orphan Black

    EDIT: Editing to add It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Office.
    Last edited by Jinx; 09-13-2017 at 03:29 PM.
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    I'm torn about recommending The Walking Dead. It is simultaneously one of my favorite shows and one of the most watched shows on television, while also getting harsher reviews in recent seasons. Those reviews coming from me, as well.

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    Game of Thrones
    The Wire
    Breaking Bad
    The first five seasons of Dexter
    The Sopranos
    Jessica Jones
    Firefly

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