A favorite tv show list from a guy who loves cinema so muchby 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
A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.
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
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
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
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.
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
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
The best comedie on tv ever.
5. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
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
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
What to say? Breaking Bad rocks!
7. Band of Brothers (2001)
TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
Best mini-series ever for me.
8. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Mob and family. The best.
9. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Great characters study. A touching and incredible journey through space.
10. The Shield (2002–2008)
TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.
The cop show that made the difference for me.
12. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
A classic. Lynch's universe on TV.
13. Game of Thrones (2011– )
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
One word: Amazing!
14. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History
An Atlantic City, New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.
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.
16. Rome (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
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
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.
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
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.
A classic, maybe the show that changed the face of television.
21. Generation Kill (2008)
TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War
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.
After Band of brothers, G.K. is my favorite war show.
24. Profit (1996– )
90 min | Drama
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 »
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
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.
The most addictive show ever. Simply, the best action show out there.
27. Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008–2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
The unique good italian tv show. It is really great.
28. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 60 min | Horror
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 »
29. Fargo (2014– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
33. Braquo (2009– )
Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
34. Arrested Development (2003– )
TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy
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.
36. Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)
TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
37. Riget (1994–1997)
TV-MA | 279 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.
Votes: 15,132 | Gross: $0.09M
38. Mad Men (2007–2015)
TV-14 | 47 min | Drama
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.
39. Episodes (2011– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
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 »
Matt Leblanc is a great actor! Really!
41. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
47. The Fall (I) (2013– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
49. Gomorra: La serie (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
50. Show Me a Hero (2015)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History
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.
51. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.