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I'm re-watching The Magicians with my wife, since she's never seen it. It's been long enough since I watched it last that I don't remember a lot of things that happened, so there's a lot of "I forgot got that!" moments for me, which is fun.

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[-] snooggums@midwest.social 47 points 2 months ago

Futurama, which is basically on an endless loop before bed. It is just so clever and a great comfort show, with a bit of different animation and storytelling styles through the reboots and revivals.

Except the most recent season, it doesn't work for me so when it kicks in I switch back to season 1.

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[-] LunarLoony@lemmy.sdf.org 37 points 2 months ago

Community! It's still streets ahead.

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[-] Thteven@lemmy.world 32 points 2 months ago

Star Trek: The Next Generation

It's my comfort show so I've probably watched it all the way through dozens of times, but it's still the best tv show ever put to screen.

[-] klemptor@startrek.website 15 points 2 months ago
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[-] pendulum_@lemmy.world 26 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Just recently finished rewatching House MD.

Hugh Laurie is ridiculously handsome. Olivia Wilde is beautiful beyond words.

And Jesse Spencer's hair, by the gods.

All up, the show meandered and was formulaic (by design). Parts of it aged terribly, but was a good rewatch

[-] sternail@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

It is really formulaic. But in my opinion they really stirr it up nicely with some episodes where he‘s hallucinating while detoxing or being in a ketamine coma. Really liked the mindfuck.

[-] FurtiveFugitive@lemm.ee 7 points 2 months ago

My SO hadn't seen House so we're doing it now. It's going slow because while it's a great show, it's a little too formulaic to be binge-able. We're in the next to last season now.

I recently finished a Frasier rewatch which actually made me realize I'm not sure I EVER finished the last season. Still a great show but I doubt I'll watch the reboot.

[-] Sequentialsilence@lemmy.world 24 points 2 months ago

Avatar: The last airbender

Because it’s good.

[-] ccunning@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

Same!

Theoretically it was in preparation to watch the new Netflix series.

After finishing the first season; before starting season two I put on the Netflix series. I made it about 5 minutes into Ep1 before deciding I’d just finish my rewatch of the original series instead.

Man, that Netflix show is bad…

[-] wjrii@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago

I found it to be... fine. The actors and your expectations settle in after a couple of episodes. The Zuko actor is actually pretty good, Iroh is a different take but damned if Paul Sun-Hyung Lee's enthusiasm for every goony-ass genre part he does isn't infectious, and Sokka and Katara grow into their show personas. Aang... eventually gets less distracting.

The production design is authentic to the show, and Appa, Momo, and June's mole-wolf-horse thing are all well done. I don't think this show was necessary at all, and parts of it are stubbornly weak, but if it gets a new cohort of fans into the universe and watching the cartoons, it could be a net positive.

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[-] forgotaboutlaye@lemmy.world 22 points 2 months ago

Rewatching The Wire right now. I started clicking on a bunch of clips and my algorithm kept feeding me more so I figured I might as well just watch it all again. Never gets old for me anyway.

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[-] delicious_justice@lemmy.world 21 points 2 months ago

Schitt’s Creek - about halfway through the second season where things really start to gel. I unabashedly want all of Moira’s outfits.

[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago

Highly re-watchable. It starts off good and just gets better.

[-] Pronell@lemmy.world 18 points 2 months ago

I return over and over to Community, Fringe, and Justified.

With Fringe it's very easy to notice new things each time through since there are just so damn many Easter eggs.

Community is just comfort food, kinda like Justified. Not deep and intricate plotting, but simple fun.

[-] Glitchington@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

Community is streets ahead.

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[-] Kallioapina@lemm.ee 18 points 2 months ago

Currently I'm rewatching Stargate SG-1. It has held time surprisingly well. Lets see if I agree with concurrent watching of Atlantis when I get to those seasons, which I thought a little silly at the time.

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[-] thelsim@sh.itjust.works 17 points 2 months ago

Me and my daughter are (re)watching Samurai Jack. It’s a lot of fun and the art style is still gorgeous.
We’re going to skip the last season though. That one was definitely a lot darker and she’s still too young for that.

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[-] Makeitstop@lemmy.world 16 points 2 months ago

Babylon 5.

I rewatch it every few years, this time with the SO who finally caved and decided to watch it with me. Despite having seen the entire series half a dozen times I'm still finding things I never noticed before. And while it's always been rather timeless, a lot of its themes are so much more applicable now than ever before. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Other recent rewatches shared with the SO and found to have stood the test of time: Gargoyles, Batman TAS, Brisco County Jr, Daredevil, Star Trek TNG.

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[-] doctordevice@lemm.ee 16 points 2 months ago

Going through The Expanse again. Such a good show that unfortunately got soured towards the end by a bad egg in the cast. But I'm enjoying it regardless, the work everyone else put into that show deserves praise. They found such a good balance point on the hard vs. soft sci-fi spectrum. Just enough realism and scientific accuracy to make the setting feel authentic without getting in the way of the story.

And Dominique Tipper as Naomi effortlessly code switching as she interacts with Inners and Belters is astounding. Not just her, all the Belter actors do such a great job with their dialects, but because of her screen time and back story it's a lot more varied for her.

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[-] shrugal@lemm.ee 15 points 2 months ago

Stargate SG1

[-] all-knight-party@kbin.run 14 points 2 months ago

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I'm near the end of Season 3 now. I just love the chemistry of the cast and how the early seasons have a real DIY and loose feel to it all

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[-] hogmomma@lemmy.world 14 points 2 months ago

Schitt's Creek. Only watched it (the series) one other time. Big fan.

[-] pineapplelover@lemm.ee 13 points 2 months ago

Been rewatching Leverage and Psych. Leverage for the 3rd or 4th time and Psych for the 6th or 7th

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[-] Deluxe0293@infosec.pub 13 points 2 months ago

sopranos all day baby, gotta get my gabbagool

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[-] HottieAutie@lemmy.dbzer0.com 12 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Game of Thrones

I like watching it because it's like studying really manipulative jerks. I find it so interesting how they operate. Interestingly, I noticed that I paid lots of attention the first four seasons. However, starting on the fifth season, I was more distracted on my phone. Now that I'm on the sixth season, an entire episode and a half will go by while I'm surfing Lemmy on my laptop. It just gets way too corny, predictable, and the plot armor is blaring. I'm still gonna watch it until the end...or at least play it in the background until the end. I guess I need my fill of disappointment and some practice rolling my eyes. It's still crazy to me that a show that became a cultural phenomenon tanked itself so terribly to the point that it lost nearly all respect.

Edit: Give me the mic! I've got something to rant about.

The fact that the armies of Westeros went from warring each other to caring about the Army of the Dead is ridiculous! The only proof anyone had was based on John Snow's and the Wildlings word from their experience at Hardhome. While John Snow had the respect to be able to convince the men of the Night's Watch, he didn't really do it. He didn't go on a persuasive and descriptive campaign to explain the danger they were in. He did such a poor job, that he was assassinated by mutineers. Yet, he is revived by the Red Woman, and all of a sudden, the families of the North are rallying behind him to prepare against the Army of the Dead. He then goes to Daenerys, a girl that has every reason to mistrust him, with this wild claim about walking dead without giving any sort of convincing argument, hoping she will pledge her armies and dragons to this cause.

So then, the plan to convince everyone that this is real is to send a team of some of the most prominent characters and best fighters they have, including the fucking King in the North, beyond the Wall to catch a wight. WTF. Why would you send the leader of the Wildlings on a suicide mission‽ Even more, Why would you send the King on a a suicide mission‽ If they die, the whole thing is done.

Of course, they find themselves surrounded by the Army of the Dead, and their only hope was to send a kid from King's Landing that hasn't ever seen snow until this trip, to run a damn marathon while sleep deprived, malnourished, and dehydrated. By pure luck, those that stayed behind were able to just chill on the island while the ice was forming. The Night King had long range weapons he could have used to kill them, but he just hung out for 4 days instead. Meanwhile, Snow Team 6 is freezing their asses off and likely starving, dehydrated, sleep deprived as hell, yet have the energy to go full on battle with zombies once the ice hardens.

This is just so ridiculous. I can't even watch it without disbelief and frustration. Thank goodness for House of the Dragon. House of the Dragon still has its ridiculous moments/story lines (e.g. an entire battalion sneaking up on a beach in plain sight of the Crab King's archers), but it's nowhere near as bad as the last 4 seasons of Game of Thrones.

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[-] VelvetStorm@lemmy.world 11 points 2 months ago

Monk, 30 rock, community, avatar, DS9, TNG, Babylon 5.

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[-] solitaire@infosec.pub 11 points 2 months ago

Farscape! I haven't seen it since I was barely even a teenager. I loved the show and it meant a lot to me, but there are a lot of years between then and now so I've forgotten a lot. I've been shocked by how outrageously, flamingly queer it has been. Not like the unacknowledged, and often unintentional, homoeroticism of most genre shows of this era but gay sex only half way into the first season.

The show is just pretty great in general too, I love the Henson puppets and aliens so much. Ben Browder is a great lead with a ton of charisma. Just be warned if there are any topics you'd want to avoid, the show would have a fairly long list of content warnings. It can be very dark and not everything has aged perfectly.

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[-] bluemite@lemmy.world 11 points 2 months ago

Arrested Development

[-] FrostyCaveman@lemm.ee 10 points 2 months ago

Caprica. I rewatched BSG (the RDM one) last year so I’m continuing on. My gods, the technology used to seem so futuristic and now it’s basically a fun game of “pick out the parts we in the real world can do now but couldn’t really do in 2010 when the show aired”

[-] Passerby6497@lemmy.world 10 points 2 months ago

Voyager, my girlfriend hasn't ever seen it all the way through. We're like 1 or 2 episodes from tuvix, so that'll be fun lol.

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[-] card797@champserver.net 9 points 2 months ago

King of the Hill

[-] UnpluggedFridge@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago
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[-] Canopyflyer@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

Just finished the fourth complete rewatch of Faracape for the family. For me personally it was my 8th rewatch. By far my favorite sci Fi series of all time.

After that we watched Firefly.

Just started Stargate SG-1. Second time for the family, 3rd time for me.

[-] psychothumbs@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

Just finished rewatching Invincible inspired by the new season being out, now just started on The Good Place.

[-] wjrii@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

The Expanse, The Good Place, and for now Star Trek: Enterprise. Not that I'm planning to stop watching Enterprise, but in a few more episodes here it will start to be an initial watch. I forgot how it's Scott Bakula who's probably the worst part of the show in the early going, though.

[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 10 points 2 months ago

The Good Place was such a good show. Need to finally get around to watching The Expanse.

[-] wjrii@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

The Expanse is absolutely worth it. The initial detective story in the first part of S1 starts slow, but it pays off and gives the world-building time to breathe. That show is the absolute apotheosis of "Toronto Warehouse" Sci-Fi TV.

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[-] heyitsmikey128@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

Dexter, the first couple seasons are incredible! The others do fall off a bit but still a great rewatch!

Lost. It's one of those shows with new details I catch every time I rewatch it.

Scrubs. Just a comfort show for when I don't have much time or before going to bed.

[-] HootinNHollerin@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

3rd Rock From the Sun.

Malcolm in the Middle.

I am perpetually rewatching Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reno 911, Trailer Park Boys, King of the Hill, Letterkenny, MADtv.

[-] dan1101@lemm.ee 8 points 2 months ago

Parks and Rec. Still tons of hilarious moments but I find many of the characters less likable the second time. Still great though.

[-] khannie@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

Currently rewatching both Star Trek Voyager and Malcolm in the Middle.

Voyager is better than I remember.

Malcolm feels like it has barely aged somehow. Amazing show.

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[-] soupspoon@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago

Loved The Magicians! I didn't even make it through the first book and I can't remember what on Earth convinced me to watch the show, but I'm so glad I got on board!

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