A favorite tv show list from a guy who loves cinema so much

by gharbinour | created - 30 Sep 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Growing up I used to say that I will never like tv as much as cinema, well I was wrong, because now, I love TV! For me TV is the new cinema! Now... here it is, my favorite TV show list, it's all about the series that moved me.

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1. Oz (1997–2003)

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

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 75,063

The grittiest, the cleverest, and the most addictive work about prison life ever.

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 219,987

An incredibly realistic show about life in the projects, police force and bureaucracy. A masterpiece of a show.

3. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 102,167

Without contest my favorite TV show ever. Human, poetic and deep. From the screenplay to the soundtrack, everything is perfect. The acting is amazing.

4. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 571,896

The best comedie on tv ever.

5. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

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

8.5
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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.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 37,799

Too bad this show was cancelled, I've became addicted to it. Very chilling and atmospheric.

6. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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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.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,054,980

What to say? Breaking Bad rocks!

7. 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: 278,802

Best mini-series ever for me.

8. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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A New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and leads him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 221,803

Mob and family. The best.

9. 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: 132,170

Great characters study. A touching and incredible journey through space.

10. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 61,450

The cop show that made the difference for me.

11. 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: 145,294

12. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 137,631

A classic. Lynch's universe on TV.

13. 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: 1,282,598

One word: Amazing!

14. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

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

8.6
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An Atlantic City, New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 149,621

A new entry and already a classic. Scorsese directed the pilot, and it was awesome. The rest of the show is great, and the actors are fabulous, espeacialy Stephen Graham who do Al Capone.

15. Deadwood (2004–2006)

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

8.7
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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.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 74,661

16. 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: 129,059

Rome is great looking, entertaining, moving, gritty and very well directed. A must see if you like Sword-and-sandal shows.

17. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 17,316

A horror classic. All the great directors have participed in creating this show.

18. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 169,167

A classic, maybe the show that changed the face of television.

19. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

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

8.6
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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.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 210,166

20. In Treatment (2008–2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Drama

8.3
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A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes, Blair Underwood

Votes: 13,763

21. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.6
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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.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 39,193

After Band of brothers, G.K. is my favorite war show.

22. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,457

23. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 52,626

24. Profit (1996– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Votes: 1,730

Provocative and original. The Profit was great, too bad it didn't go on.

25. 24 (2001–2010)

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

8.4
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 156,917

The most addictive show ever. Simply, the best action show out there.

26. Dead Set (2008– )

141 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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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.

Stars: Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed, Warren Brown

Votes: 15,651

27. Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008–2010)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »

Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Mauro Meconi, Edoardo Pesce, Alessandro Roja

Votes: 3,982

The unique good italian tv show. It is really great.

28. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror

7.6
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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time, the foremost names in the horror... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Elizabeth Austin, J. Winston Carroll, Miho Ninagawa, Anthony Harrison

Votes: 10,013

29. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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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.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 230,696

30. Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons.

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley

Votes: 49,122

31. Damages (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

Stars: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth

Votes: 25,519

32. Lost (2004–2010)

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

8.4
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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.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 424,332

33. Braquo (2009– )

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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Four police officers of the SDPJ Hauts-de-Seine, Eddie Caplan, Walter Morlighem, Theo Wachevski and Roxane Delgado have their lives turned upside down when their colleague, Max, committed ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher, Geoffroy Thiébaut

Votes: 2,874

34. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy

8.9
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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.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 234,494

35. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

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

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 24,741

36. Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.3
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Many years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school.

Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, Elizabeth De Razzo

Votes: 45,034

37. Riget (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 279 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 15,132 | Gross: $0.09M

38. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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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.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 162,792

39. Episodes (2011– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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British writer-producers Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan), have a wonderful marriage and a hit TV series to their credit. Things couldn't be better. Until Merc ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow

Votes: 27,848

Matt Leblanc is a great actor! Really!

40. Dead Like Me (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 36,422

41. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 9,532

42. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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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.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 726,833

43. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 42,845

44. Homeland (2011– )

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

8.4
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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.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 259,236

45. House of Cards (2013– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

8.9
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 390,149

46. The Knick (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.5
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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.

Stars: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 35,378

47. The Fall (I) (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 54,009

48. Californication (2007–2014)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 156,114

49. Gomorra: La serie (2014– )

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

8.7
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Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Marco D'Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato Cerlino, Cristina Donadio

Votes: 16,277

50. Show Me a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Yonkers' Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes offices in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 7,485

51. 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: 386,334

52. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.9
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An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 192,048

53. Mindhunter (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

Votes: 67,157