OKC Thunder 30 for 30 round table: Weekly TV or binge-watching candidates

OKC Thunder 30 x 30: Actors Damian Lewis (L) and Paul Giamatti of the television show BILLIONS (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
OKC Thunder 30 x 30: Actors Damian Lewis (L) and Paul Giamatti of the television show BILLIONS (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /

Question four of the OKC Thunder 30 for 30 has the T.I. writing team serving up the best TV shows and binge-worthy series to catch up on while housebound.

The NBA has passed the first full week since announcing the suspension of the season and if the OKC Thunder players are like the rest of us they are liking already in withdrawal. For the players, it has more to do with being used to being on a strict schedule and being active.

With question four of the series, we turn to TV and offer up our suggestions for a great TV show or binge-worthy TV series. In this scenario, the players could kill two birds with one stone if they run on a treadmill or use a stairclimber while they workout.

With that, the Thunderous Intentions writing team serves up our recommendations for the best TV shows and binge-worthy series to help the OKC Thunder players pass the time while housebound.

Also, please make sure to add your suggestions in the comments section so we all share the best-kept secrets and help each other pass the time at home.

Q4: Recommend a great weekly TV show or binge-worthy series.

Dustin McGowen:

I think it would help the entire team to check out The Masked Singer. It’s the one hour every week where America can just completely disconnect from the news and the current crisis. What is more fun than watching ridiculously disguised characters try to cover pop songs? The panel is great and Ken Jeong shines with his outlandish guesses. Darius Bazley should specifically be able to use the show for more Tik Tok inspiration during the NBA hiatus

Rylan Stiles:

The entire team needs to get together and watch Friday Night Lights. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. A tear-jerking saga that is inspirational and will make the squad want to run through a brick wall. This is a can’t miss recommendation.

Shontelle Matano:

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When there’s no sport to watch on TV, why not watch a sports TV show instead? All-American, a drama which is based on the life of former NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger is a great show that I highly recommend.

I won’t give too much away but it includes mystery, many twists and highlights social issues. Season two is out now on Netflix but I do suggest watching season one first so you understand everything that is going on.

Matthew Hallett:

I would suggest that the whole team watch the Lord of the Rings series, the extended editions of course. Not only are these great movies but if you include the hobbit series you have six extra-long quality features to watch. This could take up two or even three days of the isolation period.

Then, when the team gets back together they can all talk to Steven Adams about how beautiful New Zealand is (which is where the original movies were shot)

Tamberlyn Richardson:

I watch three things on TV – obviously, the NBA is my primary focus and I’ve already *re-watched games still on my PVR in the one week since the suspension.

But since this is meant to be something different for the players my recommendation would be binge-watching BILLIONS. If I’m not watching sports I’m invested in HBO series like Billions, Succession, Ray Donovan or Euphoria.

I’ve edited my recommendation as my re-watchable is the same as Rylan’s answer (Friday Night Lights) and second his recommendation.

*NOTE: for fans who don’t currently have NBA League Pass the league is offering it for free until April 22nd.

Next. 30 x 30 round table: The book club. dark

Question five on Friday continues on our current trend of how to pass the time when housebound.  Please share your answers to the questions in the comments section. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy day.