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'Wiseguy,' Indiana Jones and more Labor Day binge-watch suggestions

August 30, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
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Labor Day weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy the end of summer, barbecue and see friends and family. But for the hard-core TV junkie, three consecutive days off means just one thing: binge viewing. Who needs the warmth of the sun when you could be hunkered down in a darkened living room, watching episode after episode of something that in the old world — circa 2011 — had to stretch out over weeks, months and years?

If you’re a committed binge viewer, then chances are good you’ve already caught up to the current TV must-sees: "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "Orange Is the New Black." But that doesn’t mean your online queue should go empty. In fact, there are plenty of shows lurking on the various streaming sites that should satisfy whatever show fix you’re craving.

Whether it's watching Stephen J. Cannell's "Wiseguy" to fill the gap left by "House of Cards" or doing a little TV genealogy with "Prisoners of War," the precurser to Showtime's "Homeland," there's hundreds of hours of TV available online that can satisfy just as much as the current shows that fill our zeitgeist. (Just don't expect to get involved in a mass discussion on Twitter about any of these.)

For you binge-aholics looking for new fictional universes to get lost in, we offer alternative watching experiences.

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