Good TV mini [or <1 season]-seriesby Ubik_0 | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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2. Firefly (2002–2003)
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
5. This Is England '86 (2010)
TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama
Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job, and something that resembles a future.
7. Jekyll (2007– )
334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »
8. Torchwood (2006–2011)
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
I mean here: "Torchwood: Children Of Earth" (BBC, 2009) the five-episode story in the beginning of the 3rd season.
9. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-G | 533 min | Documentary
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
10. Battlestar Galactica (2003– )
TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
17. Angels in America (2003)
TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
23. Invasion (2005–2006)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences, including luminescent creatures in the water and people that somehow seem to have ... See full summary »
25. Apparitions (2008– )
Action, Drama, Horror
Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »
29. Survivors (2008–2010)
60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.
34. Bodies (2004– )
60 min | Drama
A young registrar, Rob Lake starts work under established gynecologist Roger Hurley whom he finds to be an affable man. All is not as it first appears, however, and Lake soon develops grave misgivings about his boss and his methods.
35. House of Cards (1990)
TV-14 | 226 min | Drama
The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.
36. John from Cincinnati (2007)
In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
37. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 188,853 | Gross: $10.10M
38. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.
Votes: 58,804 | Gross: $5.19M
39. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.
Votes: 80,593 | Gross: $9.08M
41. Stand Up!! (2003– )
As the summer holidays begin, four boys find themselves the last virgins at their school, so they'll face parents, teachers, childhood friends, crushes and their own awkwardness in their subsequent attempts to lose their virginity.
44. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.
Votes: 7,303 | Gross: $0.15M
45. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.
47. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)
584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.
50. Surface (2005–2006)
60 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.
53. State of Play (2003– )
TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Maybe it should be higher in the list, but the way they managed the final twist was a disappointment to me.
54. Zenith (2010)
93 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A retro-futuristic steam-punk thriller, about two men in two time periods, whose search for the same grand conspiracy leads them to question their own humanity.
Votes: 818 | Gross: $0.01M
56. The Shadow Line (2011)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »
58. The Fades (2011– )
55 min | Fantasy, Horror
A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »
59. Line of Duty (2012– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.
61. Summer Heights High (2007)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
64. Jin (2009– )
54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
The story follows a brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he ... See full summary »
66. Case Sensitive (2011– )
60 min | Crime, Thriller
When Geraldine Bretherick and her five-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse.
67. The Silence (2010– )
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.
69. The Way We Live Now (2001– )
300 min | Drama, Romance
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
71. Outcasts (2010–2011)
50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.
73. Nobuta wo produce (2005– )
Shuji (Kamenashi Kazuya) is one of the most popular guys in school. He tries to avoid Akira (Tomohisa Yamashita), because of his constant annoyance. But Kame isn't just like that. At home, ... See full summary »
74. Hex (2004–2005)
TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being ... See full summary »
76. Emma (2009– )
240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »
77. Tatta hitotsu no koi (2006– )
54 min | Drama, Romance
A poor man falls in love with a rich woman in the 20s. Her outlook on life is like a middle school girl and his outlook on life is like an old man. She shows him that not all rich girls are... See full summary »
78. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
80. Little Dorrit (2008– )
30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »
81. North & South (2004)
TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
87. Single Father (2010– )
60 min | Drama
After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.
88. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.
Followed by : 2. The examination for lieutenant// 3. The duchess and the devil// 4. The frogs and the lobsters// 5. Mutiny// 6. Retribution// 7. Loyalty// 8. Duty
92. The Devil's Whore (2008)
55 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
94. Persons Unknown (2010– )
43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Several strangers awaken and find themselves imprisoned inside a small ghost town. They quickly search for answers and along the way start to question each other's motives.