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11/12/2014 12:54 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2015

TV Binge Watching Recommendations: November, 2014

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Background: On Tuesday Oct. 28th, I had the first seizure of my life while waiting for lunch with two of my friends in Tel Aviv. During the seizure, I dislocated my right shoulder, fractured my right shoulder bones and tore my muscle from my bones.

I was released from the hospital in Israel on Oct. 30th. After multiple tests, the neurology department at the hospital in Israel could not find a cause for the seizure. I flew back to the States on Sunday the 2nd of Nov and had shoulder surgery in Manhattan on Nov. 6th. I was released from the hospital on Sunday night.

On Monday, I posted the following status update on my personal Facebook page: "Let's say a friend unexpectedly has six weeks of free time to spend at home. That would be me. What TV series/movies/books would you recommend and why? You can assume I don't watch a lot of TV or read many books these days. Thank you!"

After 173 comments, which included a number of book recommendations and nine suggestions from friends that I should write a book, this is a summary of the recommended TV Series to "binge watch:"

Top 10 TV Series to Binge Watch (overall)
  1. House of Cards
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. Tie: Sherlock, Homeland
  5. Scandal
  6. Tie: Orange is the New Black, The Wire
  7. Tie: Newsroom, West Wing
  8. Sopranos
  9. Tie: Sons of Anarchy, Star Trek, Good Wife, Downton Abbey, Walking Dead, True Detective
  10. Tie: Mad Men, Seinfeld, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

The individual lists only go to nine due to the multiple ties in each of these lists. I do find the breakdown of recommendation by gender to be fascinating.

Top 9 (Female)
  1. Game of Thrones
  2. House of Cards
  3. Tie: Breaking Bad, Scandal
  4. Homeland
  5. Tie: Newsroom, Orange is the New Black, Sherlock
  6. West Wing
  7. Tie: Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy
  8. Tie: Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Seinfeld, True Detective
  9. Tie: The Wire, Walking Dead
Top 9 (Male)
  1. House of Cards
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. The Wire
  5. Sherlock
  6. Homeland
  7. Tie: Sopranos, Star Trek, Walking Dead, Mad Men
  8. Tie: Downton Abbey , Orange is the New Black, Scandal, West Wing , True Detective
  9. Tie: Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory, Good Wife, Newsroom, Seinfeld, Sons of Anarchy
I thank my Facebook community for being there and helping me in the recovery and healing process!