Shednotes 154: TV for when there’s nothing on tv

For the Filofacts, our state-of-the-art personal organiser resource, The Shed passes on a summary of Patrick Smith’s guide to the best tv shows available online, in a Telegraph supplement.

Read his comments on all the recommendations at


  1. The Thin Blue Line (Netflix)
  2. David Attenbrough – the Early Years (BBC iPlayer)
  3. Dark Days (Netflix)
  4. Paris Is Burning (YouTube)


  1. Breaking Bad (Netflix) (and the spin-off Better Call Saul)
  2. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  3. House of Cards (Netflix)
  4. Freaks and Geeks (Amazon Prime)
  5. Bloodline (Netflix)


  1. Arrested Development (Netflix)
  2. Archer (Netflix)
  3. Community (Netflix & Yahoo)
  4. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Netflix)
  5. Transparent (Amazon Prime)


  1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (YouTube)
  2. I, Claudius (YouTube)
  3. Spaced (Channel 4oD)
  4. Pride and Prejudice (Netflix)
  5. House of Cards (original UK version) (BBC/Netflix)

The next big thing?

  1. Jeremy Clarkson’s new project (Amazon Prime)
  2. Narcos (Netflix)
  3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  4. Woody Allen project (Amazon Prime)
  5. The Get Down (Netflix)

The Shed would like to drop in a word for Trailer Park Boys and The Good Wife on Netflix; the film Muscle Shoals (Netflix); any Gogglebox repeat; and a BBC2 series called Scrappers, if you can find it. Second series held up for “legal reasons”, which sounds intriguing. Watch the Bolton Evening News and keep us in touch.

allfornow …

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