TJ's 30 Favourite TV Shows

by TeeJay86 | created - 16 May 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

These are my 30 favourite TV shows. Not in any specific order.

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1. Daredevil (2015– )

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 280,513

One of the best new shows I've seen in years. My absolute, deadset favourite of the 4 Netflix Marvel shows. Bring on Season 3

2. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.5
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,281,127

One of the best BOOK to SCREEN adaptations ever

3. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 275,148

4. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 439,900

A brilliant slice of 80's nostalgia. Bring on Season 3.

5. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 246,734

Another great, quality piece of HBO programming. Brilliant.

6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 91,467

7. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 145,226

LOVE THIS SHOW

8. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 59,490

Uncancel this & bring it back for Season 3 One of my new favourite shows

9. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 72,609

Prequel series to Treasure Island.

10. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 589,916

What happens when you put four nerds & one smokin' hot babe together, absolute hilarity

11. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 213,957

Say what you will but it's funny - forget 30, watch Two

12. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 103,546

Superman re-imagined

13. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 55,397

One of my favourite crime shows. Never seen the original but I don't think it matters

14. Las Vegas (2003–2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Welcome to the Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, where you can do anything you want, but Ed Deline and his crack surveillance team will be watching. Just remember: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Stars: Josh Duhamel, James Caan, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil

Votes: 23,947

It should NOT have been cancelled mid-season

15. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 191,406

Gods of the Arena included (6 part mini-series) It's got everything you expect from a show set around Gladiators. Blood, guts & uninhibited steamy sex & a bevvy of beautiful, naked women

16. True Detective (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 385,898

Season One NOT Two

17. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 132,087

Humanity's last hope. A brilliant reimagining of the original

18. Strike Back (2010–2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Robson Green

Votes: 24,115

19. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 239,187

My favourite of the 'Arrowverse'

20. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 622,030

A brilliant 21st century imagining of the famous & one & only Detective. The best of British TV Series 1 - Good Series 2 - Better Series 3 - The Best Series 4 - Not Bad....meh

21. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

9.5
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 278,448

Must see

22. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 78,656

Just as good as 'Band of Brothers'

23. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 211,216

A medical show with a sense of humour

24. Rules of Engagement (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 28,526

25. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.5
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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 73,876

An awesome mix of Scottish history & 1940's Bring on Season 3

26. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 33,809

My personal favourite 90's TV show (suck it Seinfield)

27. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 128,945

The best show set in ancient Roman times.

28. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 57,172

The life & times of King Henry VIII. Who said history wasn't interesting

29. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 169,382

A good, grim, somewhat gritty & interesting Batman prequel series

30. Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa

Votes: 53,027

My fave of the Stargate shows