High-Quality TV Series

Television is loaded with garbage; flooded with drama serials, moronic cop shows, and laugh-track sit-coms, but to dismiss it entirely is a rather snotty and deluded attitude to take. There are always the few gems that wait to be discovered.

Listed in alphabetical order.

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1.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
“ The later seasons become predictable and more politically correct, so it's best to focus on the first few seasons. ” - fedor8
 
2.
Da Ali G Show (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Hipster Ali G. interviews a variety of guests from the world of crime prevention, drug enforcement and... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Deadliest Catch (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world. (55 mins.)
 
4.
Dual Survival (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter... (60 mins.)
 
5.
Everest: Beyond the Limit (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
 
6.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
10.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
11.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
 
12.
Jersey Shore (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups. (40 mins.)
“ Everyone says they hate it, and yet the ratings are still going through the roof.

One of the best, most entertaining, and most underrated animal documentary series ever. So much better than "Monkey World" or "Lamas Gone Wild".

I would love to see the unification of two great franchises in a TV series called "Two Idiots Abroad", featuring Karl Pilkington and Snooki. The first episode could see them going to Chile in search of Snooki's heritage. Could that possibly break all viewership records? Methinks yes. ” - fedor8
 
13.
Judge Judy (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Judge Judy Sheindlin, a former judge from New York, tackles actual, small claims cases with her no-nonsense... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests. (45 mins.)
 
15.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show. (30 mins.)
“ No laugh track, thank God. ” - fedor8
 
16.
Lipstick on Your Collar (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little... (360 mins.)
 
17.
Lockup (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
18.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
“ The sketches range from hilarious/memorable/legendary to utter and total garbage. However, even the dull sketches are watchable due to the excellent cast. ” - fedor8
 
19.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Hodgson
 
20.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Police Squad! (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (149 mins.)
 
23.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape. (50 mins.)
“ The core of the series are the first 11 of the 17 episodes. After that the quality slips markedly. ” - fedor8
 
24.
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Ripping Yarns (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn. (30 mins.)
Director: Terry Hughes
 
26.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
27.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
 
28.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
“ One of extremely few high-quality drama shows. The only major drawback is the casting of Soprano's wife. WHY the hell would he marry such a woman? Lorraine Bracco turned down that role. God know what the producers were thinking when they turned to THAT afterward. ” - fedor8
 
29.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
“ The quality of the show had picked up around season 5, and stayed at a high and consistent level until the 10th season. Nevertheless, the recent seasons are quite good too. ” - fedor8
 
30.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
“ Wonderful 60s cheese, for nostalgics only. The only fun series of the entire franchise.

Check out the Top 125 Goofiest Moments in the link.

http://vjetropev.blogspot.com/2013/11/star-trek-cheesiest-moments.html ” - fedor8
 
31.
Strutter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Michael 'Mike' Strutter is a fictional character of an MTV show, Strutter. He was created and is played by Paul Kaye, the comedian and actor behind the character Dennis Pennis. (22 mins.)
 
32.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
“ The level of quality is fairly uneven, ranging from excellent episodes to total crap. ” - fedor8
 
33.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists. (45 mins.)
 
34.
Wildboyz (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The "Wildboyz", Steve-O and Chris Pontius, interact with different animals and travel around the globe. (30 mins.)