SB Recommends Things to Watch

We at selectbutton watch videos, sometimes. These pages collect the videos we find particularly worth watching, with comments from various members of the SB community on why exactly one might want to watch them.

This could become a very busy page.

Select Movies

  • Alien
  • Drive
  • Heat
  • Repo Man
  • RoboCop
  • The Thing

Select Shows

  • Æon Flux
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Better Off Ted
  • Black Mirror
    • Black mirror is great. Like, damn, some episodes of this shit will appear as background while some PHD in anthropology from the future lectures a crowd about this decade.
  • Brass Eye
  • Bruiser
    • (very weird to watch)
  • Catfish: The TV Show
  • Deadwood
    • !!!!!!!
  • Deal or No Deal
    • is like philosophy. You unpack values held by other people while thinking yours is the highest, and the masses urge you into compromise or to remain a spectacle.
  • Empire
  • Fargo
    • I enjoyed the first season of Fargo a bunch because its just good detective thriller. The whole Cohen Brothers Thing they try to pull off is mostly regarded to fragrances of triviality in the air, but definitely not in the movie's level.
    • Fargo is weird, it's like watching somebody's obsessive Cohen bros tropes remix fanfiction thing. And they're a little too into the idea of Anton Chigur being a literal supernatural entity. But Martin Freeman = psychopath is a good thing to be getting across to the viewing public. I got a huge crush on the Season 1 cop lady though, hate when that shit happens, why I'm never watching the X-Files. I don't got time for that nonsense.
      • True. I forgot how some of the villain's demonstrations of control are indeed borderline-supernatural. It's pretty nuts. But in the end it comes across as being its own thing to me, with an own personality of sorts, so I'm cool with it.
  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
  • Hannibal
  • Invader Zim
    • a much, much better show than its legions of insufferable teen fangirls and Hot Topic products might lead you to believe.
    • The fact that Jhonen Vasquez (aided by TV's Frank Coniff, among others) had a kid's cartoon show on nickelodeon still boggles my mind (JTHM was both cathartic and soothing during my early, lonely high school years).
    • it's no rocko's modern life but I remember it being OK
  • Kids in the Hall
  • Lexx
  • Lois and Clark
  • Look Around You
  • Majisuka Gakuen
    • “Majisuka Gakuen (マジすか学園) (lit. “Majisuka Academy”) is a Japanese television drama series first aired on TV Tokyo starring AKB48.”
  • Master of None
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Mr. Robot
    • Mr. Robot is to computers as Fight Club is to homemade explosives. This is a good thing; Mr. Robot is a fun show to watch and the computer jargon isn't that terrible.
  • Mr. Show
  • One Punch Man
  • Police Squad
  • Review
  • Sapphire and Steel
  • Silicon Valley
  • Spaced
  • Stella
  • Sukeban Deka (Delinquent Girl Detective)
  • Twin Peaks
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look
  • The Avengers
  • The Kingdom
  • The Knick
  • The Prisoner
  • The Sorpranos
  • The Tribe
  • The Venture Bros.
  • The Wire
  • The X-Files
    • (Scully rulz)
  • VR.5
  • Wander Over Yonder

Select Backwoods Canadiana

  • Fishing with John
    • The one with Tom Waits is comedy gold.
      • The Tom Waits episode is great in part because Waits was so miserable during filming that he didn't talk to John for two years afterwards
  • Nathan for You
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • The Red Green Show


  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
  • Home Movies

Williams Street / Ghost Planet

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Delocated
  • Eagleheart
  • Frisky Dingo
  • The Heart, She Holler
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Wonder Showzen

See Also

 sb/recommended/watch.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/08 09:58 (external edit)
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