TV shows to 'binge view' during flights

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GBRGB

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Great topic, for me it’s a great chance to watch the shows I missed first time around, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, even went right back and have watched Yes Minister/ Prime Minister, Band of Brothers, The Pacific. I just started The Terror on a flight this week on the QF IFE and look forward to jumping on a plane again Monday to get a couple of more episodes in.

Agfox

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Recently back from a trip to Seoul with SQ - I enjoyed binge-watching Star Trek:Discovery & Covert Affairs, despite the latter being 12 years' old & having more than a passing resemblance to Alias

AJW

Member since 16 Nov 2011

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I've become used to using international flights as a way to catch up on TV shows and especially to 'binge view' them. If the show is really interesting you can knock over plenty of episodes and it's a great way to pass the time on a long flight. I've finished my list of shows so am interested in hearing suggestions for other series I should check out. What series does everybody here like to binge view during their flights?

I watched a dozen or so episodes of Wentworth on QF9 last week.


Pity there aren’t more Aussie shows on the Qantas boxset selection.

Brassy

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(Pops up head from bunker)

- Archer

- Big Mouth

- Rick and Morty

- Star Trek discovery

- Wallander

- F is for family

- No Reservations (Bourdain)

- The Layover (Bourdain)

(Ducks in preparation for volley of ammo...)

Last editedby Brassy at Nov 09, 2018, 08:24 PM.

ap_spd

Member since 12 Jul 2013

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I recommend following

  1. Brooklyn 99
  2. Big Bang Theory
  3. Young Sheldon
  4. Suits
  5. Top Gear
  6. Amazon's version of Top Gear
  7. Some hindi shows

I also download a few of the "recommende" movies from Netflix

Cheers,

djtech

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Bing bang theory is one of the best. Good laughs, somewhat existent plot but you don't feel attached to the show so you can just forget about it after you get off the flight. Perfect for the business traveller.


On leisure flights, I would suggest a good cry drama (dramas that make you cry, obviously) or something with a deep plot like Sherlock or doctor who or things like that

Grumpyoldman

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There are so many choices. I watch a lot. It is amazing what you get through when you commute east to west coast almost every week.... I've tried to focus on things not already mentioned (like GoT, Westworld, the Crown, original House of Cards, Night manager).


On Qantas right now I can highly recommend Succession season one (dark comedy, great cast) and all three seasons of Billions.

Most folk have gone thru Netflix. My personal favourites include Ozark (2 seasons, dark comedy, a bit like breaking bad), Punisher (anti-hero vigilante), Babylon Berlin (post-WW1 Germany), Alterered Carbon (Sci-fi, gets better as it goes on), Collartoral (crime mini series), Bobby Kennedy for President (doco) and some Ken Burns docos (Civil War, The War). The Norwegian series Occupied (2 seasons) is also good.

Have you tried Prime Video (Amazon)? Some of the very best original series are here. American Gods (based on Neil Gaiman book, so good I watched it twice), The Man in the High Castle (3 season, alternative history/sci fi where Axis won WW2), the Marvellous Mrs Maisel (comedy), Godless (American western), Manhunt: Unabomber (mini series, based on true crime investigation), McMafia (drama), Mindhunter (serial killer crime, based off true story), Goliath (Billy Bob Thornton is great as an alcoholic lawyer), Bosch (police/crime, 3 seasons). Also if you ever got into Top Gear, The Grand Tour (2 seasons) is even better.

On to the more left field, all from SBS on demand. Berlin Station (2 seasons, espionage) has a top cast. The recent Counterpart (hard to describe) season 1 is amazing. The recent Deep State wasn't bad, I loved the Young Pope (if you are up for something thought-provoking and quirky, the cast including Jude Law and Diane Keaton is fantastic), and The Bureau (French spy bureau, 3 seasons) is quite good.


What am I watching right now? Just started Maniac (Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, Netflix, sci fi), Bodyguard (Netflix), the Romanovs (Amazon, from same folk as Mad Men), and Forever (quirky comedy, Amazon).


I hope that helps!

SimonFrost

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Our recent binges have included:

Ozark (2 seasons) (a little Sopranos)
The Sinner (1 season, with a new one coming soon)
The Duece

Bob Burgess

Member since 13 Sep 2016

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Almost anything by Bourdain is worth watching and can be wonderfully suited to travel! Star Trek Discovery works if you like that soft of thing because it's the most serialised of the Trek series to date. I lean towards shorter series, fewer episodes because I don't want to get too hooked on them during the flight and the subsequent nights!

traveller99

Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 110

Better Call Saul (if you watched Breaking Bad)


Making a Murder season 1

The Jinx

The Staircase

Olive Kitteridge

Homeland

flyme2themoon

Member since 23 Apr 2015

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I've become used to using international flights as a way to catch up on TV shows and especially to 'binge view' them. If the show is really interesting you can knock over plenty of episodes and it's a great way to pass the time on a long flight. I've finished my list of shows so am interested in hearing suggestions for other series I should check out. What series does everybody here like to binge view during their flights?

I watched a dozen or so episodes of Wentworth on QF9 last week.

Pity there aren’t more Aussie shows on the Qantas boxset selection.

Wentworth is pretty gripping and totally agree the Qantas inflight entertainment is very heavily American these days which is a shame. There is so many great Aussie productions out there and it would be great to see QF up their Aussie content.


I am also a secret Doctor Who fan which used to a be staple on Qantas, but alas no longer :(

johnaboxall

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Just bought the complete "Minder" and "The Professionals" DVDs and ripped them to the tablet. Good times before the PC brigade took over. Just reviewed "Deutschland 83" as '86 has just been released on Stan.

antkleve

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Member since 15 Feb 2013

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A few months ago CX had the complete season 5 of Wentworth. I didn't get to finish it on my flight so had to subscribe to Foxtel when I got home. But on another note It drives me crazy when airlines don't have full seasons of shows.

antkleve

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Member since 15 Feb 2013

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I've become used to using international flights as a way to catch up on TV shows and especially to 'binge view' them. If the show is really interesting you can knock over plenty of episodes and it's a great way to pass the time on a long flight. I've finished my list of shows so am interested in hearing suggestions for other series I should check out. What series does everybody here like to binge view during their flights?

Goliath is one to put on your list. CX had it on the A350 a few months ago but not on the 777. Sadly I still haven't seen the last episode.

jcr737

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Better Call Saul,
House of Cards,
The Fall,
Billions,
Longmire,
Line of Duty

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