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What older series or shows have you been watching since lockdown began?

Lark

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So, what older shows have you choosen or been able to revisit since lockdown began, are your rewatching or finally doing a complete watch?

I've watched House MD, complete series over again, I own it on DVD but surprisingly there were a few minor episodes I'd missed.

I've watched The Middle, pretty much through, Chuck, season 4 I'd missed somehow and I never guessed how many cameos where in that show until now, I'm watching LOST too, it has aged well as a series I think.

I might go back to the beginning of Walking Dead but there's a lot of content I dont really care to repeat in that show actually, its good but some episodes I do think were gratuitous in their violence. Perhaps that may be the wrong word and I do think it was a more or less accurate depiction of how cruelty and sadism can become normative quickly in a traumatized and repeatedly retraumatized population. Although I kind of dont want to repeatedly watch that kind of thing. I do like some of the seasons, although they are later ones, of Fear The Walking Dead, for how they sought to build a counter narrative, a strong one, about helping versus hurting others.

Some of these shows, on he second watch have a kind of comforting/nostalgia factor, others are just really good shows, what do you think? Are you rewatching anything older? Are you paying attention to it all second time around or is it just background noise and focal point (like a fireplace would have been in the past)?
 

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I've been watching "Friends" because I own the whole series and figured seeing charming, cute, funny people and hearing laugh tracks would probably be good for my brain. I splurgingly ordered X-files to watch next because it's really funny to me and spooky to boot.
 

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Well, I started before lockdown, but Community. I'm on Season 5 now; season 4 was rough times but not as bad as I feared. Season 5 is pretty good, although there were massive feels when Troy left.
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My favorite episode so far is the one about the professor of conspiracy theories; it was delightfully convoluted.
 

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I just finished rewatching Fringe (for the umpteenth time). I dabbled in Little House on the Prairie (and was surprised it held my interest enough to binge half a season, there's more nostalgic value there than I'd anticipated). And I watched Flight of the Conchords for the first time, which is really funny and I can't believe I hadn't heard about it sooner. And a few episodes of Columbo.

I've watched Arrested Development, X-files, Mighty Boosh, and the original Prisoner series too - but they're more part of my regular routine than they are quarantine exception.
 

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I rewatched the 1st season of The Dead Zone this week. It's still quite good. The visual effects are amazing for a TV show.
 

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I rewatched the pilot for ST DSN for like the 3-4 time, to see if I can plunge forward. I like it (and I'm pretty sure I watched Season 1 or at least much of it when it was airing), I'm just a little overwhelmed by the thought of 176 episodes. Also, I'm spoiled by current TV production improvements -- watching the screen format scrunch up a bit and go backwards in quality initially turned me off. Avery Brook's acting style also perplexes me; some of the other characterizations seem more internally consistent, but there's weird moments with Sisko where he goes from taciturn to almost neurotically emotional/extroverted (not talking about his scenes regarding the trauma moment, just in casual outings like chatting up his future wife and elsewhere), and I'm having trouble locking in on who he is. I remember now always having some confusion over the character and not sure whether it's a character thing or just a lack of direction or Brook's throwing stuff at the wall to see what stuck.
 

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I've been re-watching "Flight of the Concords" on HBO GO
 

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My friends and I have been binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu. This is actually my first time watching the series, but I'm OBSESSED. The world-building in this show is really well-done and I like how all of the characters have been developing into their own unique roles to help Buffy fight demons. I also just love the episodic formula with an overarching plot tastefully woven in between.
 

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I've been re-watching "Flight of the Concords" on HBO GO

I only recently discovered this show, and I'm already rewatching it. It's really Goddamn funny, and somehow getting funnier the second time watching.

Have you watched What We Do In The Shadows? Jemaine Clement co-writes it (he was in the movie, but only writes/directs the series - both are good, I'm inclined to like the series more). He's the reason I started watching Flight Of the Conchords.
 

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I only recently discovered this show, and I'm already rewatching it. It's really Goddamn funny, and somehow getting funnier the second time watching.

Have you watched What We Do In The Shadows? Jemaine Clement co-writes it (he was in the movie, but only writes/directs the series - both are good, I'm inclined to like the series more). He's the reason I started watching Flight Of the Conchords.

The vampire show? I have not seen a whole episode but what I watched was good. I do have Hulu (comes with my phone) so I think I will add that to my watch list.
 

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I started watching Grey's Anatomy a few weeks ago. :peepwall:

Also rewatching season 3 of Felicity.
 

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The vampire show? I have not seen a whole episode but what I watched was good. I do have Hulu (comes with my phone) so I think I will add that to my watch list.

Yes. It was initially a movie (which Clement wrote/directed/starred in, with Taiki Waititi), and then came the series on FX/Hulu (which Clement writes/directs).

Clement has such a dry sense of humor. I'd watched an episode of Conchords years ago and didn't even finish, because I didn't really get the humor. But I tried again after liking Shadows so much, and now I sorta can't get enough of it.
 

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Yes. It was initially a movie (which Clement wrote/directed/starred in, with Taiki Waititi), and then came the series on FX/Hulu (which Clement writes/directs).

Clement has such a dry sense of humor. I'd watched an episode of Conchords years ago and didn't even finish, because I didn't really get the humor. But I tried again after liking Shadows so much, and now I sorta can't get enough of it.

I often think of Jermaine talking about Yoko Ono (although he isn't talking about her, just saying oh no). It's not even funny but it is funny, you know. His delivery is flawless and dry, it's my favorite flavor of humor.

It took me years to get mt ENFJ to watch it and he's finally come around. He's also never watched The Wire smh.

I love that entire vein of HBO shows, that end up getting cancelled way too early. Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Getting On... One thing is that Patton Oswalt has a small role as an Elton John impersonator, I think later on in the second season of FotC. Patton Oswalt is perfect for these roles. He's also hilariously cringy in Observe and Report, one of my favorite movies that's finally getting some of the right attention it deserves.
 

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I only recently discovered this show, and I'm already rewatching it. It's really Goddamn funny, and somehow getting funnier the second time watching.

Have you watched What We Do In The Shadows? Jemaine Clement co-writes it (he was in the movie, but only writes/directs the series - both are good, I'm inclined to like the series more). He's the reason I started watching Flight Of the Conchords.

I enjoy that, but I still have yet to watch the last episode.

Haven't seen the movie, but evidently they used a lot of rejected props from Lord of the Rings in it, according to Waititi.
 
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