Best TV Series from 1980's to date

Best Western/Asian TV Series - listed according to release year
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1.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
“ S01, S02 - superb, S03 - a lil bit boring with severe twists (aaarrghh), S04 - man, when will this end?? ” - nocturnal_grey
 
2.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
“ S02 & S03 were really interesting. Now a little bit boring, I know the formula, but they're still funny sometimes.... ” - nocturnal_grey
 
3.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. (44 mins.)
“ Love the songs, dislike the storyline (too cliche) ” - nocturnal_grey
 
4.
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.)
“ dr.Cal Lightman, a facial microexpression expert is on the move. He's eccentric, just like House, MD. Sometimes unbearable, just like House, MD - again. Genius, of course.
It had to end though, the series seemed to run out of methods & ideas. Unfortunately the relationship between Cal & Gillian haven't been explored much & left hanging in the end. ” - nocturnal_grey
 
5.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
“ Half first season were sooo weird, but began to like it since last half of S01 then love it since S02 til S03! Can't wait for S04! (but I do hope this series will have an ending, soon, not in 10 yrs like Smallville ^^'') ” - nocturnal_grey
 
6.
Legend of the Seeker (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny. (44 mins.)
“ Premature ending. They should've add more seasons!! *sigh*
Love The Seeker & The Confessor ” - nocturnal_grey
 
7.
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.)
“ S01 - S05 were really fascinating & interesting. Now since they had babies...boring boring boring ” - nocturnal_grey
 
8.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1, 2, and 4 are superb! (3 was lame) ” - nocturnal_grey
 
9.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1-2 were good; 3 boring; 4 great; 5 tet-tot; 6 great; 7 uhmm, first half booo, second half (maybe) OK, but with crap ending - they better come up with s'thing good next season or end it plz....
And they finally ended it in S08 (hmm...weird ending but I guess that's the best they can do) ” - nocturnal_grey
 
10.
The Great Jang-Geum (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum. (60 mins.)
Director: Byoung-hoon Lee
“ Superb! Love it. Very inspiring. ” - nocturnal_grey
 
11.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
“ CSI Las Vegas : very cool but too long.... ” - nocturnal_grey
 
12.
Star Trek: Voyager (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home. (45 mins.)
“ Love it, love it, love it *sci-fi lover
The ending is quite satisfactory ;D ” - nocturnal_grey
 
13.
ER (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
“ The first half seasons were great...but too long ” - nocturnal_grey
 
14.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
“ Love it, love it, love it *sci-fi lover ” - nocturnal_grey
 
15.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
“ Funny & entertaining! ” - nocturnal_grey
 
16.
The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
“ Makes me laugh all the time! Nanny Fran - hilariously ridiculous =) ” - nocturnal_grey
 
17.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town. (60 mins.)
“ First half seasons were good, last half seasons were boring&dark tone ” - nocturnal_grey
 
18.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
 
19.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
20.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children. (22 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
“ My fave "do-it-yourself" guy in my childhood ^^ ” - nocturnal_grey
 
22.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
25.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Remington Steele (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business. (60 mins.)
“ Love the duo so much! Original ideas (compared w/ Moonlighting) ” - nocturnal_grey
 
27.
Knight Rider (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. (46 mins.)