TV Series for Learning English

One of the best ways to learn English is to get hooked on a quality TV series, especially one related to your job. Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you feel compelled to keep up with the cultural background), we are now living in the Golden Age of television, with more quality options than you can possibly see:
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1.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
4.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
 
5.
Narcos (2015 TV Series)
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug dealers who plagued the country through the years. (49 mins.)
 
6.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
7.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
8.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
 
9.
Carnivàle (2003 TV Series)
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell. (55 mins.)
 
10.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
 
11.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
12.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. (55 mins.)
 
13.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
15.
Big Love (2006 TV Series)
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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, but that's what he seems to be, as that's not what he really is. Dexter is a serial killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
 
17.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
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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.)
 
18.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
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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 Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
19.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
 
20.
Desperate Housewives (2004 TV Series)
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor. (45 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Heroes (2006 TV Series)
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Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented. (45 mins.)
 
23.
Treme (2010 TV Series)
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA. (59 mins.)
 
24.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
 
25.
Boss (2011 TV Series)
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago. (56 mins.)
 
26.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
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A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Alcatraz (2012 TV Series)
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In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005 TV Series)
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. (23 mins.)
“ Surprisingly clever, great for kids, not bad for adults. ” - simplulo
 
30.
Hell on Wheels (2011 TV Series)
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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife... (42 mins.)
 
31.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
32.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
33.
Continuum (2012 TV Series)
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future. (45 mins.)
 
34.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
 
35.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
 
37.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
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An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
 
38.
The Americans (2013 TV Series)
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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government. (44 mins.)
 
39.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
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The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
40.
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014 TV Series)
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Follows Long Island farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring... (60 mins.)
 
41.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. (43 mins.)
 
42.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend. (59 mins.)
 
43.
Tyrant (2014 TV Series)
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An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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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. (90 mins.)
 
45.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
46.
The Strain (2014 TV Series)
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A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. (43 mins.)
 
47.
The Knick (2014 TV Series)
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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. (58 mins.)
 
48.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
49.
The Affair (2014 TV Series)
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A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives. (60 mins.)
 
50.
Transparent (2014 TV Series)
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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. (30 mins.)
 
51.
The Man in the High Castle (2015 TV Series)
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A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war. (60 mins.)
 
52.
Black Mirror (2011 TV Series)
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A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. (60 mins.)
 
53.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor. (55 mins.)
 
54.
Better Call Saul (2015 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (46 mins.)
 
55.
Daredevil (2015 TV Series)
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Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night. (54 mins.)
 
56.
12 Monkeys (2015 TV Series)
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Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race. (42 mins.)
 
57.
The Tick (2001 TV Series)
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The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book. (23 mins.)
 
58.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015 TV Series)
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Terriers (2010 TV Series)
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Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. (45 mins.)
 
60.
Ash vs Evil Dead (2015 TV Series)
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Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope. (30 mins.)
“ Ash, you've still got it. ” - simplulo
 
61.
Ideal (2005 TV Series)
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat. (30 mins.)
 
62.
Master of None (2015 TV Series)
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The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York. (30 mins.)
 
63.
Jessica Jones (2015 TV Series)
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A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator. (56 mins.)
“ But I wish they'd leave out the gratuitous reminders that they are in the Marvel universe. ” - simplulo
 
64.
The Expanse (2015 TV Series)
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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt. (60 mins.)
“ Sounds promising: http://www.plansloaded.com/the-expanse-is-the-new-battlestar-galactica/ ” - simplulo
 
65.
Fargo (2014 TV Series)
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND. (53 mins.)
 
66.
Mr. Robot (2015 TV Series)
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Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night. (49 mins.)
 
67.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
 
68.
The Last Kingdom (2015 TV Series)
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The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes... (60 mins.)
 
69.
Outlander (2014 TV Series)
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743... (64 mins.)
 
70.
Gravity Falls (2012 TV Series)
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls. (23 mins.)
 
71.
War & Peace (2016 Mini-Series)
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. (379 mins.)
 
72.
The Originals (2013 TV Series)
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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong. (45 mins.)
 
73.
Empire (2015 TV Series)
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers. (42 mins.)
 
74.
Vikings (2013 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
75.
Poldark (2015 TV Series)
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about. (28 mins.)
 
77.
Vinyl (2016 TV Series)
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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene. (60 mins.)
 
78.
Rick and Morty (2013 TV Series)
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An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson. (22 mins.)
 
79.
Outcast (2016 TV Series)
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A young man searches for answers as to why he's been suffering from supernatural possessions his entire life. (60 mins.)
 
80.
Farscape (1999 TV Series)
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Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. (50 mins.)
 
81.
Stranger Things (2016 TV Series)
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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. (55 mins.)
 
82.
Adam Ruins Everything (2015 TV Series)
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Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Awake (2012 TV Series)
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After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream? (43 mins.)
 
84.
Westworld (2016 TV Series)
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Nolan
 
85.
Limitless (2015 TV Series)
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An average 28-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the FBI as a consultant. (42 mins.)
 
86.
Orphan Black (2013 TV Series)
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. (44 mins.)
 
87.
Luke Cage (2016 TV Series)
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Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. (55 mins.)
 
88.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
 
89.
The Crown (2016 TV Series)
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The early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is portrayed. (52 mins.)
 
90.
Big Little Lies (2017 Mini-Series)
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Tells the tale of three mothers of first graders, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. (60 mins.)
 
91.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017 TV Series)
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After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets. (50 mins.)
 
92.
Iron Fist (2017 TV Series)
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A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist. (55 mins.)