I don't have cable TV. In fact, I don't know anyone who has cable TV. That said, I am a complete and utter Netflix junkie. For less than $20 a month, I get three DVDs and unlimited "watch now" downloads. This is particularly welcome when one is laid up for a week after "minor surgery."
Anyway, I've become enamored with two "new-to-me" series that I must recommend.
"Doc Martin" reminds me a lot of an English "Northern Exposure." Big-city doctor comes to a small-town and meets all its quirky, lovable residents. It's deadpan humor at its finest.
"Damages" is definitely darker. It's got a great ensemble cast: Glenn Close, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt and others and it's set at a cutthroat law firm. The words of the theme song are particularly apt: "When I am through with you, there won't be anything left." Dark and nasty - but in a good way.