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Small screen suggestions? [Feb. 10th, 2014|04:51 pm]
Marissa Lingen

I watch a bunch of TV to get me through my workouts, and right now I don’t have a default thing of the right length that I’ve got momentum on, so I thought I would take the opportunity to ask for recommendations. I’ll list a bunch of things I’m in some sense “currently in the middle of,” and you can either suggest other stuff you think I might like or else ask what I like about the things I’ve listed. I am not current on anything: I watch DVDs or Netflix, so “current season” stuff will be spoilers for me.

Oh, and: I am a tough sell for sexual violence. It’s not a hard, fast line for me–for example, I watch Criminal Minds–but it’s pretty easy to hit my “this is no fun any more and I’m taking my marbles and going home” threshold on things like a certain popular soapy historical drama this season.

Shows I’m watching: Arrow, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, The Bletchley Circle, Elementary, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Inspector Lewis, The Killing, The Mentalist, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Ripper Street, Scandal, Sherlock, White Collar.

I am not at all limited to English language stuff, but the pacing of 22-minute episodes has to hit me right–some anime does and some doesn’t. Almost no live-action English-language stuff does. 55-minute shows can work, but they frustrate me because they’re pretty much exactly the wrong length for what I need for workouts. 40-to-44 are great, as are the 80-to-90 blocks.


Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux


[User Picture]From: eeyorerin
2014-02-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
I am quite enjoying Leverage on Netflix streaming. There is violence but I have not seen sexual violence. I think each episode is around 42-44 minutes.

I am also enjoying old-school Mission Impossible; all seven seasons are on Netflix as well. Those episodes tend to be around 48 minutes, though.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2014-02-10 11:30 pm (UTC)
I was also going to suggest Leverage; I've only watched two episodes so far, but as it's an aedifica recommendation I'm pretty confident it'll continue good. (I could watch more of it faster if I weren't trying to watch it with aedifica, but I'd rather wait and watch together.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-02-10 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I understand the "watching together" issues. We have some things that I'm watching with markgritter, some that I'm watching with timprov, and some that we're all three watching together. Worth having! Also worth having the just-me things for daily workouts, but definitely worth having the togetherness stuff.

(And I've now watched all the Leverage there ever will be, so: good call.)
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