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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.)
“ One of the alltime best shows ever that's not a comedy.. David Simon captures street life and police life and how the two lives together.. Seasons are slow paced set on one major story arc. Brilliant show. ” - Nals86
 
2.
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.
“ Show got cancelled because it was too original and risky but it is a modern day Batman and Robin.. The character interractions are fun to watch ” - Nals86
 
3.
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.)
“ My favourite sci fi show period... it is not for everybody and ive yet to meet a person who likes it as much as i do but i adore this show.. The concept is original, the show is dark.. While there are annoying characters introduced in later seasons i still enjoy the pants off of this one. ” - Nals86
 
4.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
“ My second favourite sci fi show of all time. The first two seasons are slow and kind of lame but once it kicks off this becomes an awesome story following a wonderful crew.. In the last few seasons members of the farscpae cast join the show as regulars... Stargate is an awesome universe to get into but you have to watch the movie first. ” - Nals86
 
5.
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.)
“ Badass show.. historical accuracy can be somewhat suspect but it is just a great show to watch.. ” - Nals86
 
6.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living. (44 mins.)
“ Based off the comic book of the same name.. but you have to read the comic before you even touch this! ” - Nals86
 
7.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
“ Short british series of what goes in in the big brother reality show while the outside world is plagued by the zombie apocalypse.. excellent zombieness ” - Nals86
 
8.
Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
“ Created by David Simon (Treme and The Wire) this miniseries is like a modern day Band of Brothers.. Fantastic ” - Nals86
 
9.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking... (47 mins.)
“ After The Wire this is the greatest cop show ever made.. follows the life of crooked cops.. its so hard to know who the good people are in this show as your opinion always changes.. gripping stuff right till the last shot of the last scene. ” - Nals86
 
10.
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.)
“ Deemed as a modern day western i think this show has lots of merits beyond that. The first season is pretty good but doesnt come near how brilliant the second season is.. fun show ” - Nals86
 
11.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
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At ISIS, no one ever shuts up. Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between the secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
“ too funny ” - Nals86
 
12.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
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Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
“ I love this show and am often finding myself watching repeats. Dennis is the greatest character for me ” - Nals86
 
13.
Sealab 2021 (2000 TV Series)
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The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other. (11 mins.)
“ *beep* insane but exactly the kind of funny i am into ” - Nals86
 
14.
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995 TV Series)
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way. (27 mins.)
“ My favourite show of all time ” - Nals86
 
15.
The Micallef Program (1998 TV Series)
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A skit-based comedy program, fronted by Australian comedian Shaun Micallef. (30 mins.)
“ My second favourite show of all time ” - Nals86
 
16.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
“ Very odd but amusing cartoon following two retard brothers and their messed up father and his bodyguard.. there is a lot of references to pop culture used here and the later seasons gets very mature ” - Nals86
 
17.
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.)
“ Amazing almost perfect comedy that was canned because networks are a holes ” - Nals86
 
18.
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.)
“ Brilliant and ambitious television.. this is a must see.. definitely if youre a buscemi fan.. Brilliant writing, gorgeous set pieces and a grade acting. ” - Nals86
 
19.
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, with his former student, in order to secure his family's financial future. (49 mins.)
“ Starring Bryan Cranston of Malcolm in the Middle this show is another original concept played out perfectly.. one of the funnest shows i watched last year.. its so amusing how easy it is to relate and root for a person who is ultimately a desperate dumbass ” - Nals86
 
20.
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.)
“ fantastic comedy.. the first season starts out as setting up the character base and it slowly turns into a genre and pop culture spoofing show.. great fun with awesome characters.. and its a great mention that Chevy chase is in it playing a bitter racist old man ” - Nals86
 
21.
Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust (2003 TV Series)
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A travel show parody, "Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust" follows the misadventures of a bumbling German backpacker as he travels the globe in search of reasonably priced culturally enriching experiences.
Director: Tom Stern
“ Excellent and hilarious show.. so quotable ” - Nals86
 
22.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
“ i adore this show.. about a bunch of priests living in a crappy little island full of silly people. ” - Nals86
 
23.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
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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.)
“ started off as a rip off of the xfiles but turns into a deeper and much larger show.. a lot of good concepts a brought up.. you just have to ignore that the main character is a souless actress.. Walter though makes up for it with such great acting and depth. ” - Nals86
 
24.
Human Giant (2007 TV Series)
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A half-hour show of edgy short films. (30 mins.)
“ love my sketch comedy ” - Nals86
 
25.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
“ For the longest time this was my favourite show in the whole world.. i still think that the first season of this show is the best ever in television.. so amazing yet the story does fall short near the end.. but id reccomend it anyways ” - Nals86
 
26.
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.)
“ what happens if you give an amazing stand up comedian 100 percent creative control for a 20 minute show.. more networks should trust their talent.. this is genius ” - Nals86
 
27.
Lucky Louie (2006 TV Series)
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A working class family and their oddball friends. (30 mins.)
“ starring Louis CK my favourite stand up comedian.. this is the standard live audience sitcom with a dirty twist. ” - Nals86
 
28.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ amazing modern day reboot of a classic character.. very well done ” - Nals86
 
29.
Strangers with Candy (1999 TV Series)
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A 46-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman. (22 mins.)
“ i dont think anyone else that i know appreciates how wonderful and hilarious this show is.. i am alone on this one ” - Nals86
 
30.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
“ only lasted one season but this season is very self containing so it can be viewed in the mindset of a mini series.. good cop show from the creator of The Shield ” - Nals86
 
31.
The Lost Room (2006 Mini-Series)
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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. (270 mins.)
“ you have to watch this! so unique and a freaking crime it was cancelled.. there is nobody that i havent refered this to that didnt say to me how brilliant it is ” - Nals86
 
32.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
“ silliness.. i suggest only the first season though as it is my favourite ” - Nals86
 
33.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
“ great show.. it is slow in the first 2 seasons but once it finds its footing this becomes a masterpiece.. dont worry about watching the last season though ” - Nals86
 
34.
Gungrave (2003 TV Series)
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Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in...
“ great anime.. while it does start off very confusing if you invest enough time in it you find such a rich story ” - Nals86
 
35.
Last Exile (2003 TV Series)
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It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon...
“ one of the greatest anime series around.. so gorgeous ” - Nals86
 
36.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
“ slowly becoming my favourite sci fi show.. while you dont have to watch 40 years of back episodes this reboot does continue where the old show left off but the first season does a good job of letting new viewers (like me) into the universe... the first seasin is a little lame but after the doctor changes actors in the second season it becomes perfect... the latest season was absolutely brilliant, id say it is totally worth the effort in watching.. but i warn you will be super geeky for watching ” - Nals86
 
37.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
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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. (25 mins.)
“ full of nerd references.. a simple story about two people renting a flat and pretending they're a couple to fool the landlord ” - Nals86
 
38.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. (530 mins.)
“ sequel to band of brothers.. same production quality but different take to the story telling focusing on various characters rather than a group ” - Nals86
 
39.
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998 TV Series)
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Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... (30 mins.)
“ the original and the best ” - Nals86
 
40.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
“ while the science is somewhat outdated the passion is not at all.. i used to wish Carl Sagan was my dad hehehe he is a hero for all agnostics. ” - Nals86