Originally Posted by theMAGICman
i would also recommend: the wire, the shield, breaking bad, lost, friday night lights (if you want a good high school drama type of show), freaks and geeks (comedy).
Very glad to see Freaks And Geeks get a mention here. I do an F&G marathon once a year.
Well, sort of. I don't tend to do a true marathon where you watch an entire season or series all in one sitting. It generally consists of three- or four-episode blocks per day (maybe more on a weekend) over the course of a week. So more like a TV Tour de France.
Speaking of all these running/cycling analogies, this TV-watching is a good thing to incorporate into the "Get Your Fatass Fit" thing if you have the resources (Link to thread
). I watched almost all of the first four seasons of Mad Men on a portable Blu-Ray player while doing cardio workouts at the gym. I'm still not in great shape 'cause I eat like a teenager, but I'm far better off than I would be had I not gotten in those sessions.
Mind you, watching a TV show not a great thing if you're already somewhat fit and you're trying to really get into shape -- e.g. it's harder to complete the high-intensity portions of interval training when you're intently focused on a screen. But say you're just trying to build the discipline to get in an hour on an elliptical trainer four times a week -- you can really pass the time by knocking down three episodes of Arrested Development while churning out 11-minute miles.