Television at its best!

A handful of my favourite television shows. No particular order. I'd find it hard to choose. Although, Supernatural is leading the pack at the moment.
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1.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ I think this has become one of the biggest events in my television show diary! ” - Jaclyn16
 
2.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 mins.)
“ What can possibly be said about this show? I've just finished Season Five and I am breathless. ” - Jaclyn16
 
3.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set after the events in Terminator 2, Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon. (60 mins.)
“ Short lived, but excellent. It was just beginning to really take off. I spent last night watching all of season two and I've moved it to the top 5 of the list. What makes this such a wonderful experience is the creativity and the acting. Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker are particularly watchable - although the John Connor character can be so flawed it makes me want to hammer him! Glau's performance is remarkable (again) she moves cat like, demonstrates an amazing ability to observe in a robotic way and mostly she's captivating in most of the things she does because she does them so well. Brian Austin Green is another standout, Lena Headey is brilliant as the angst ridden Sarah and other Richard T Jones and Garret Dillahunt (in such stunning fashion) underline why everyone should watch this show. ” - Jaclyn16
 
4.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. (60 mins.)
“ Consistent quality. Excellent characters and still as good if not better with age! ” - Jaclyn16
 
5.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ This is one of those shows you just must watch. Excellent characters and storylines. ” - Jaclyn16
 
6.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
“ The original show - still fantastic entertainment, and the inspiration for my first ever convention. Thanks! ” - Jaclyn16
 
7.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
“ Highlights are of course Spike and season six and seven. But I can watch the entire show again, it is brilliant. Joss Whedon is genius! ” - Jaclyn16
 
8.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. (44 mins.)
“ Of course the spin-off from Buffy would be here - especially season 5 - Spike and Illyria, wow! ” - Jaclyn16
 
9.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
“ What a fantastic show - wish there were more episodes a season. It is awesome. Love each and every character, although Eliot edges it as utter fave. ” - Jaclyn16
 
10.
CSI: NY (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City. (43 mins.)
“ I love all the CSI shows, but this one is a particular favourite especially season 7. Love the new character! ” - Jaclyn16
 
11.
Dark Angel (2000 TV Series)
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A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. (60 mins.)
“ So short lived, such a shame - excellent potential. Michael Weatherly was very good in this, along with Jessica Alba and Jensen Ackles. ” - Jaclyn16
 
12.
Life (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. (45 mins.)
“ Another premature end. Brilliantly written show with some fantastic characters. Damien Lewis is amazing. ” - Jaclyn16
 
13.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
“ Absolutely brilliant entertainment - Fabulous cast, and very good writing. ” - Jaclyn16
 
14.
Bones (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones. (40 mins.)
“ Terrific cast, stories, laughs and romance that does not irritate me. Well done! ” - Jaclyn16
 
15.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
“ What a shame this show was cancelled to make way for SGU - it was endless in story arcs, as well as some fascinating exploration. ” - Jaclyn16
 
16.
SGU Stargate Universe (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth. (43 mins.)
“ With so many fans complaining about the cancellation of SGA, it was only a matter of time before the abandonment meant it would be following its sister show after only two seasons. ” - Jaclyn16
 
17.
Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club. (45 mins.)
“ Absolutely brilliant. I can't wait for the next series, it just gets better and better. Keep it up Kurt and cast! ” - Jaclyn16
 
18.
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks. (43 mins.)
“ Very promising indeed. I am enjoying the second season and like all the characters more than I thought. ” - Jaclyn16
 
19.
24 (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
“ This just has to be on any list - at least for the first four seasons. Lost the way after that. But it was still compelling to the end, if not for the storyline for the acting. ” - Jaclyn16
 
20.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
“ Elliot Stabler and John Munch, two of my favourite characters on this show. ” - Jaclyn16
 
21.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This third Law & Order series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view. (60 mins.)
“ Robert Goren is still my favourite detective in these shows. ” - Jaclyn16
 
22.
Shark (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich... (60 mins.)
“ Loved this show - shame it ended. Entertaining and witty, great storylines and what can you say about James Woods? ” - Jaclyn16
 
23.
Numb3rs (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes. (43 mins.)
“ A great show, brilliantly cast and very well written. ” - Jaclyn16
 
24.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
“ Great show, Tim Roth is excellent as always. ” - Jaclyn16
 
25.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
“ Patrick Jane makes this show but the other characters, especially Cho are brilliant too. ” - Jaclyn16
 
26.
V (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become. (42 mins.)
“ I am enjoying the remake very much. Excellent show. ” - Jaclyn16
 
27.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
“ Makes any list! RDA is so brilliant in this show - it is mentioned in so many other shows and movies. Iconic. ” - Jaclyn16
 
28.
New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama (60 mins.)
“ This is a fantastic British show. I enjoy watching this so much, it's just so well acted and written. Well done. ” - Jaclyn16
 
29.
Medium (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps. (60 mins.)
“ Terrific show - fantastic dynamics. ” - Jaclyn16
 
30.
The Unit (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators. (60 mins.)
“ Damn I wish they had not cancelled this show - it was awesome. Truly engaging. ” - Jaclyn16
 
31.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ Another rash cancellation. Such ignorance of quality. Darn it. ” - Jaclyn16
 
32.
Seven Days (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ex-CIA is the point man for a government organization dedicated to time traveling to correct errors that occurred in the previous week. (42 mins.)
“ Liked this show - shame it didn't run for long. ” - Jaclyn16
 
33.
Brimstone (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits. (60 mins.)
“ Another promising show cut off in its prime. ” - Jaclyn16
 
34.
Killer Instinct (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
San Francisco Detectives handle the City's most Bizarre Crimes (60 mins.)
“ I really liked this show - for what there was of it. ” - Jaclyn16
 
35.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. (44 mins.)
“ Interesting. I've caught a few episodes and I confess I like this show a lot. ” - Jaclyn16