Kearney recommends 25 TV shows

Had more time on my hands at the video store so i put together 25 television shows i love. List is in no particular order...
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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.)
“ We have to start here. The greatest TV show of all time. Not the type of show that gives instant gratification but the kind that makes it last. ” - kearneysmusic
 
2.
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.)
“ The format is a lot like Seinfeld, stand up mixed with scenes from everyday life. The difference is that Louis CK writes, directs and edits every show, which makes the whole thing a lot more personal. Its one of those rare shows that can be hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure. ” - kearneysmusic
 
3.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself... (60 mins.)
“ Me and my parents used to watch this when i was really young. I'm glad they had such good taste. Weird weekends and Louis' other specials are some of the best TV documentaries ever made. ” - kearneysmusic
 
4.
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 David Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
“ I'm not against the US version but this here is one of the funniest shows ever. ” - kearneysmusic
 
5.
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.)
“ I wasted years thinking that i wouldn't like this show before i actually saw it, fool that i was. Arrested development lives up to its hype. ” - kearneysmusic
 
6.
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.)
“ Another one of those shows i thought i would definitely dislike that turned out to be really good. This show got style, yo. ” - kearneysmusic
 
7.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
“ Steve Coogan as his flagship character Alan Partridge. Hilarious. ” - kearneysmusic
 
8.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
“ Larry David is the co-creator of Seinfeld and the star and creator of Curb. It's like if you got George Castanza, made him 1000 times more politically incorrect and put him in the showbiz world of LA. This show is also notable for the fact that all the dialogue is improvised on every episode. ” - kearneysmusic
 
9.
Brass Eye (1997 TV Series)
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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK. (25 mins.)
“ One of the most controversial shows of all time and also one of the funniest. Chris Morris is a comedy legend. ” - kearneysmusic
 
10.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
“ Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant's follow up to the office. Extras is the stronger show in a lot of ways. The characters are more 3 dimensional and the story develops really naturally. ” - kearneysmusic
 
11.
The Gruen Transfer (2008 TV Series)
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The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. Hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson...
“ The best thing on Australian TV. One of those rare shows that can be both hilarious and informative. ” - kearneysmusic
 
12.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
“ Its 30 rock... ” - kearneysmusic
 
13.
Bored to Death (2009 TV Series)
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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels. (28 mins.)
“ Johnathon Ames' takes his real life, adds some Raymond Chandler and calls it bored to death. ” - kearneysmusic
 
14.
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.)
“ Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon are three of America's greatest character actors and they've been cast perectly in this story of bootleggers, cops and corrupt politicians. ” - kearneysmusic
 
15.
Love My Way (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A story about a group of thirty-somethings dealing with the ups and downs of life. (50 mins.)
“ A great Australian drama. This show really hit its stride when they got Brendan Cowell to start writing episodes. ” - kearneysmusic
 
16.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ My housemate Chris says that what makes Seinfeld so amazing is the way it managed to achieve such huge mainstream appeal with a style of humor that is so non-mainstream and he's right, there is really no other show that has achieved both. ” - kearneysmusic
 
17.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (22 mins.)
“ My favourite show of the last couple years. Its set in Portland but could just as easily be melbourne... ” - kearneysmusic
 
18.
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.)
“ The creative team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz started with this show. Great geek humor. ” - kearneysmusic
 
19.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job... (30 mins.)
“ The animation might make your eyes bleed but the guest stars make it all worth it. I'd especially recommend the episode with Stephen Wright. ” - kearneysmusic
 
20.
Jam (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches. (24 mins.)
“ Chris Morris follow up to brass eye manages to be even more disturbing and equally as funny. ” - kearneysmusic
 
21.
Life's Too Short (2011 TV Series)
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces. (30 mins.)
“ The third of Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchants mockumentary series that follow cringeworthy personalities, life's too short is hilarious. Here's hoping for a second season... ” - kearneysmusic
 
22.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
“ Mind bogglingly amazing. Each episode highlights a place on earth that humans have managed to live despite the odds. This is by far the greatest nature doco series i've ever seen. ” - kearneysmusic
 
23.
This American Life (2007 TV Series)
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An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated. (22 mins.)
Stars: Ira Glass
“ Ira Glass and the team have been doing this american life for over 20 years. The 12 episodes from the 2 seasons this TV show was on are a great companion piece for the brilliant radio documentaries. ” - kearneysmusic
 
24.
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV Series)
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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. (28 mins.)
“ This is one of the most loved shows amongst me and my friends. This show holds its own against any other in terms of originality and off beat humor. ” - kearneysmusic
 
25.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
“ Dylan Moran being all grumpy and sh#t because thats what he does best. ” - kearneysmusic