Dramatic Television

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Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
 
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Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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The Shield (2002 TV Series)
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The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command. (47 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not. (25 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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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. (55 mins.)
 
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The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. (55 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
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On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. (44 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery. (43 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Boston Legal (2004 TV Series)
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. (44 mins.)
 
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Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court. (45 mins.)
 
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Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
 
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Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent. (60 mins.)
 
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Cold Case (2003 TV Series)
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved. (44 mins.)
 
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The Killing (2011 TV Series)
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car. (45 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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The Following (2013 TV Series)
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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. (43 mins.)
 
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Touch (2012 TV Series)
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A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen. (43 mins.)
 
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ER (1994 TV Series)
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
 
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Perception (2012 TV Series)
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Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases. (42 mins.)
 
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Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
 
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
 
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Queer as Folk (2000 TV Series)
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (47 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. (41 mins.)
 
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Grimm (2011 TV Series)
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces. (45 mins.)
 
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Nashville (2012 TV Series)
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A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising young star. (43 mins.)
 
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24 (2001 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
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Harry's Law (2011 TV Series)
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A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm. (43 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
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Smash (2012 TV Series)
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe. (44 mins.)
 
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Breakout Kings (2011 TV Series)
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A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences. (43 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Crossing Lines (2013 TV Series)
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A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders, to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice. (43 mins.)
 
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014 TV Series)
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. (43 mins.)
 
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Wentworth (2013 TV Series)
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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. (45 mins.)
 
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Rake (2010 TV Series)
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom. (60 mins.)
 
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012 TV Series)
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Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. (60 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Série Noire (2014 TV Series)
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Two TV writers whose critically savaged police show is a surprise hit decide that they need real criminal experiences to spice up their second season.
 
51.
Broadchurch (2013 TV Series)
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. (48 mins.)
 
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Real Detective (2016 TV Series)
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Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show. (43 mins.)