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1. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 645

2. The Americans (2013– )
Episode: Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? (2015)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 593

3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: To Each His Own Prison (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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While in a state of advanced delirium tremens, an alcoholic tells Kildare that it was he who committed the embezzlement for which his former business partner was convicted and sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ross Martin, Lois Smith

Votes: 5

4. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: You'll Be the Death of Me (2008)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.7
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With Jason in jail for Amy's murder, he tries to prove his innocence, while Sookie thinks that the killer is someone that they are close with. Meanwhile, Maryann bails Tara out of jail and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,349

5. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: And When I Die (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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Now free, Sookie must decide between Eric and Bill. It's not an easy decision and she soon realizes that her turmoils are not yet over when someone comes gunning for her. Having taken over ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,071

6. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: From a Whisper to a Scream (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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A traumatic car accident fills the ER. Cristina has a crisis of conscience about her deceptive teamwork with Burke, Izzie pushes the boundaries of her probation, and Callie tries to explain herself to George.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 497

7. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 61

8. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 50

9. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: A Rock and a Hard Place (2002)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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The angels help out a father and son who are having a hard time bonding, and an elderly woman who wants to die so that she may once again be with her husband. Unfortunately, this all is ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 13

10. Army Wives (2007–2013)
Episode: As Time Goes By... (2009)

42 min | Drama

8.5
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The cast plays "all-new characters" in a series of World War II era stories told in the present to Roxy and Pamela by two older army wives, Elsie and Virginia.

Director: Tom Verica | Stars: Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara

Votes: 32

11. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Competence (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The SVU receives a complaint from an elderly woman that her daughter Katie, who has Downs Syndrome, has been raped and is now pregnant. She is reluctant to provide the identity of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 193

12. LAX (2004–2005)
Episode: Credible Threat (2004)

44 min | Drama

8.5
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When LAX receives word from Homeland Security that a credible threat has put the airport on high alert, Harley and Roger debate over whether to notify the public or continue to keep the ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Heather Locklear, Blair Underwood, Paul Leyden, Frank John Hughes

Votes: 13

13. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Sparks Fly Out (2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.5
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After their encounter with the racist policeman, Sookie tells Bill that she won't be seeing him anymore. The next day, Bill keeps his promise to Sookie's grandmother, Adele 'Gran' ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,373

14. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Donner Party (1992)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David McCullough, J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones

Votes: 245

15. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 909

16. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 712

17. Art Carney Special (1959– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.4
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Stars: Art Carney, David Doyle, Betty Garrett, Elaine Stritch

Votes: 9

18. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Keep This Party Going (2009)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.4
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Having kissed and made up, Sookie and Bill's relationship seems stronger than ever. Bill still has the problem of Jessica, who is proving to be just a bit of a wild child. Clan leader Eric ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,133

19. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Murmurs of the Heart (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Kovac finds himself in a tense confrontation with Curtis Ames, and Abby must act to protect her family. Meanwhile, Neela and Gates rush to get Meg to the hospital while Sam's new home is soon under threat from fire.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 142

20. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: The Saint (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The detectives try to determine why a social worker was killed with a lye bomb, and whether it has anything to do with a Catholic saint.

Director: Frank Prinzi | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 137

21. The Americans (2013– )

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

Votes: 47,421

22. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 79

23. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

24. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 14

25. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Cold Ground (2008)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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With her grandmother as the latest victim of the mysterious serial killer, Sookie has to deal with her emotions. She can't block out the thoughts of others and she knows many of the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,352

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Coney Island (1991)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The film explores the beginnings of America's first amusement park and takes us through its good times all the way up to its end. The show was originally produced for PBS's American Experience.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Philip Bosco, Andrei Codrescu, Vincent Gardenia, Judd Hirsch

Votes: 75

27. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Episode: Haunting (1988)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Susan enlists Spenser's help in determining the past of a young amnesiac woman who had been sexually abused as a child. The inquiry brings Spenser back to the case of a young girl who was ... See full summary »

Director: David Whorf | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Barbara Stock, Ron McLarty

Votes: 7

28. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead (1997)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.3
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Roz is sentenced to community service for a speeding ticket. Visiting elderly people in a retirement home, she panics when one, and then another of her charges dies suddenly.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 288

29. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 392

30. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 245

31. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 55

32. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 86

33. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Escape from Dragon House (2008)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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With the town's second murder in a week, Jason is again the number one suspect, but Tara provides him with an alibi. Knowing that both Maudette and Dawn had frequented the Fangtasia vampire... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,453

34. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Episode: Excited and Scared (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As Halloween approaches, Susan is forced to reveal her secret, sexy internet side job to a shocked Mike; Juanita becomes suspicious of Gabrielle's sudden interest in Grace; Lynette becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Greenstein | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 209

35. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Incident on a Bridge (1961)

52 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz, in Cleveland, Ohio working as laborers on a "three week job at a gravel yard", stay at their Russian supervisor's home. He has a mute daughter who has a miserable life. When a ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Nehemiah Persoff, Lois Smith

Votes: 40

36. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Me and the Devil (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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With Pam's body now rotting as the result of the witch's spell, Bill decides to take action and imprisons Marnie, who continues to have visions of an ancient spirit. He wants her to reverse... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 847

37. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 52,889

38. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Votes: 223

39. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 427

40. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 142

41. CBS Playhouse (1967– )

90 min

8.1
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Stars: Jason Wingreen, Paulene Myers, Mildred Trares, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 15

42. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Breach of Trust (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Weaver cares for a Katrina survivor who's reluctant to having surgery on her foot; budget cuts force Luka to make a difficult personnel decision. Also, Gates' home life intrudes on the ER; ... See full summary »

Director: Skipp Sudduth | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 106

43. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Episode: Let Me Entertain You (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Susan's days as a sexy internet sensation may be coming to an end after she angers an important client and incurs the wrath of her boss, Maxine; Renee and Gabrielle are headed for a ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 224

44. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Strange Love (2008)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 2,398

45. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: The First Taste (2008)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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Mack and Denise Rattray get their revenge on Sookie but Bill steps in to save her. Subsequently, Sookie's senses begin to undergo a transformation. She later learns that the Rattrays are ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,647

46. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 55,710

47. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 30,629

48. The Doctors (1963–1982)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Dr. Matt Powers is head of Hope Memorial Hospital in the town of Madison, concerning himself with the staff and patients with their attending dramas. He is primarily supported by his wife ... See full summary »

Stars: James Pritchett, Gerald Gordon, Elizabeth Hubbard, Carolee Campbell

Votes: 98

49. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 153

50. Somerset (1970–1976)

30 min

8.0
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Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »

Stars: Tina Sloan, Jameson Parker, JoBeth Williams, Philip MacHale

Votes: 41