The former was season one, disc one of Fringe, and to our friends who've recommended it, yes, I like it, and yes, I've added the rest of the available discs to Netflix. More are en route.
Of the shows on the DVR, the first that we watched was Falling Skies from TNT; I was impressed by the feel the pilot gave us, and I'm intrigued enough to follow it for the foreseeable future.
The other show was Outcasts from BBC America. This one, though I'll follow for at least a little while longer, didn't strike me as well. It has its moments, but overall it hasn't grabbed me the way these other two shows did.