A list of tv shows I'm happy to have lived to see

by meganr_is | created - 28 Apr 2011 | updated - 22 Apr 2013 | Public
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1. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy

8.9
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 234,483

Best show ever created. Ever.

2. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 137,623

3. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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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 David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 78,109

4. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 219,972

5. The Venture Bros. (2003– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.

Stars: Christopher McCulloch, James Urbaniak, Michael Sinterniklaas, Doc Hammer

Votes: 20,400

6. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 40,715

7. We Can Be Heroes (2005)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Jennifer Byrne, Mick Graham, Chung Jade Koh

Votes: 2,053

8. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 149,885

9. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 50,686

10. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 102,162

11. Review with Myles Barlow (2008–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Myles Barlow is a critic who dares to review every aspect of life, from having an idiot for a friend to armed robbery - don't do it till Myles reviews it! Every week Myles reviews different... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Lloyd, Amanda Bishop, Ivy Nehl, Craig Anderson

Votes: 317

12. Summer Heights High (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 12,741

13. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.6
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Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 47,465

14. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 81,251

15. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.5
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Votes: 13,206

16. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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A human boy named Finn and adoptive brother and best friend Jake the Dog, protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes.

Stars: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 57,443

17. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 65,140

18. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 44,947

19. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 199,574

20. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 304,632

21. Dexter (2006–2013)

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

8.7
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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.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 556,281

22. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 108,477

23. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 43,518

24. Sealab 2021 (2000–2005)

TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.

Stars: Harry Goz, Erik Estrada, Ellis Henican, Brett Butler

Votes: 6,015

25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 25,535

26. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 6,201

27. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 52,618

28. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 45,587

29. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 105,473

30. Community (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.5
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 161,396

31. Twenty Twelve (2011–2012)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Karl Theobald

Votes: 1,400

32. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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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.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,054,919

33. Rake (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Kate Box

Votes: 3,647

34. Louie (2010– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The life of Louis C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 66,950

35. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

8.3
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An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 39,302