If i am not mistaking i already posted a response to a similar post ahhh well, it wont hurth if i do it again, so here goes my list of favy series:
1. Wayward Pines- All time best series that i have ever watched, nothing comes close.
2. Black sails- great series bout pirates life, great story, great cast, great show
3. The Musketeers- great cast, great atmo, well put together, it really makes u believe it was made in the musketeers time
4. Flash- Nough said
5. 12 Monkeys- great little scify serial
6.Mr. Robot- captures the human psyche really good, it lacks action, but great story, great cast, all in all worth a watch
7. The Expanse- great sci fy serial, it really makes u belive it was shot in the future, also a great story, and good cast.
Thats my short list, and yes is the answer to the second question, i do watch my serials while i play poker