Ok so we all work hard so when we get home we like to put our feet up, let our hair down (sorry Brad) and hopefully avoid endless repeats on the TV! So it is very refreshing to see something new that is on terrestial television. Homeland has the makings of being a very good series.
Compelling US thriller starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. An American soldier left for dead in Iraq is rescued after years in captivity - but can the returning hero's story be trusted? You can catch it on 4OD before the second episode this Sunday.
Other things for your consideration I would say The West Wing and The Wire (obviously), Dexter, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire (if you like Sopranos), Game of Thrones (if you like Lord of the Rings type things), Deadwood, Justified, The Walking Dead, Greys Anatomy (if you like ER and have a fiancee who got the boxset for her Christmas!).
Comedy wise 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Community, Frasier, Seinfeld, The American Office, Entourage
Any other suggestions would be appreciated we all end up on a train or in a hotel room struggling to amuse ourselves. Sons of Anarchy, Bored to Death, Sherlock and Mad Men all look good but not got round to them.
The Shield, House, Breaking Bad and Dexter are programs I have never watched but would like to. When I watch things like this I need to watch them from the very start as I hate jumping in in the middle.
If you havent seen Mad Dogs or The Take on Sky 1, both are worth a watch.
If you want a laugh then Inbetweeners has to be worth buying as well
I quite like White Collar, it reminds me of the Fugitive in places, but the story lines are interesting enough.
And don't forget that there are often series on the Radio (especially R4 and R5). I usually find these better than the television because I get to imagine what the characters and scenes look like. Also, for those car journeys, get into a good audio book.
We started watching Dexter a couple of months ago (we hadn't seen it before) and have now watched seasons 1-3 with season 4 on its way to our house. We watched season 3 in just over two nights. So addictive. A must see.