Best Current TV shows

My personal favorite shows on TV.
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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
“ This is probably the best show on television currently. Bryan Cranston gives it 100% in every scene and he's never off his mark. Great chemistry between him and his co-star Aaron Paul - their Emmy wins are much deserved. ” - seanm5
 
2.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Timothy Olyphant has such great screen presence and Walton Goggins continues to blow me away. The writing and characters on this show are great. ” - seanm5
 
3.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
“ If you've watched The Shield, you already know Shawn Ryan is a genius. He's done it again - The Chicago Code is the best thing on broadcast television. Superb writing with strong characters and a great cast. I'm especially impressed by Delroy Lindo's acting. Chicago is a pretty beautiful place too and gives it a unique feel. ” - seanm5
 
4.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living. (44 mins.)
“ You might think that being a zombie show means this is all about action, but it's not. They focus on the characters and it's really good stuff. ” - seanm5
 
5.
Man v. Food (2008 TV Series)
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Host Adam Richman travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors. (30 mins.)
“ This dude travels around attempting legendary food challenges from local restaurants, like eating a six pound burrito in 25 minutes or something crazy like that. Most of the times he wins or at least comes close. Amazingly, he is not dead yet. ” - seanm5
 
6.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ My favorite comedy on television. The kid actors are kinda hit and miss, but the adults are great. ” - seanm5
 
7.
Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV Series)
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua. (42 mins.)
“ Very strong reboot of the classic series with a great cast, some truly amazing stunt work and fight scenes, beautiful Hawaii scenery, and of course that theme song... ” - seanm5
 
8.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff. (44 mins.)
“ The series finale already aired on Direct TV but the final season is just starting on NBC. Truly an amazing series with great actors all around. You don't even have to like football to enjoy this show. ” - seanm5
 
9.
Parenthood (2010 TV Series)
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. (60 mins.)
“ From the same man behind Friday Night Lights (Jason Katims) comes the drama Parenthood. I decided to check this out cause several FNL stars like Minka Kelly and the excellent Michael B. Jordan have recurring roles. I'm glad I did. All-around great cast and the situations are real/heavy/emotional. ” - seanm5
 
10.
Burn Notice (2007 TV Series)
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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble. (44 mins.)
“ Fun espionage show - I love the voiceover narration giving spy tips. I'm sure most of the tips are made up, but they sound cool at least. Even though the main character is played by Jeffrey Donovan, the real star of the series (for me at least) is Bruce Campbell. ” - seanm5
 
11.
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.)
“ A genuinely funny show with very clever writing. I'm not really into the whole "shipping" thing so I don't think I'll ever get extremely invested like many others are. But it's a consistently entertaining hour of television. ” - seanm5
 
12.
Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series)
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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.)
 
13.
Rescue Me (2004 TV Series)
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
“ An HBO comedy series from the genius behind Seinfeld (Larry David). The cool thing about this show is that there's no strict script to follow and the actors are encouraged to improvise their lines, so it often leads to funny things. ” - seanm5
 
15.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
“ Never thought I'd watch a show about a serial killer and root for him, but Michael C. Hall is THAT damn good. The villains are usually fantastic too (especially John Lithgow in Season 4) but the rest of the cast is kinda sub-par. ” - seanm5
 
16.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
“ This show is pretty much a geeks dream. What I love most about it is the incredible amount of recognizable guest stars - the casting department really does a great job. ” - seanm5
 
17.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
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Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
 
18.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
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A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein