best tv series and miniseries

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1.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
2.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
3.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
 
4.
Rescue Me (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. (28 mins.)
 
6.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
7.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside. (44 mins.)
 
8.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff. (44 mins.)
 
9.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
 
10.
Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (45 mins.)
 
11.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
 
12.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
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.)
 
13.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
 
14.
Southland (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department. (42 mins.)
 
15.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
 
16.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
17.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
18.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
19.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
20.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros. Meanwhile, a forgotten race hell-bent on destruction returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
 
22.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
 
23.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (55 mins.)
 
24.
Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
 
25.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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.)
 
26.
Shameless (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (46 mins.)
 
27.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
 
28.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor. (55 mins.)
 
29.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
30.
Ray Donovan (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family. (60 mins.)
 
31.
The Blacklist (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. (43 mins.)
 
32.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
 
33.
Vikings (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth. (44 mins.)
 
34.
The Americans (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government. (44 mins.)
 
35.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
 
36.
Fargo (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (53 mins.)
 
37.
Misfits (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Arrow (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow. (42 mins.)
 
39.
Bates Motel (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Centers on a mother and son who come to a new town so that they can start over and set up a new business, but a lot of mysterious incidents happen, including the unanswered and horrible acts of the son. (45 mins.)
 
40.
Rectify (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question. (60 mins.)
 
41.
Broadchurch (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. (48 mins.)
 
42.
Silicon Valley (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success... (28 mins.)
 
43.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command. (47 mins.)
 
44.
The Fall (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife. One is a serial killer, and the other is a cop. (60 mins.)
 
45.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
 
46.
Halt and Catch Fire (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary... (60 mins.)
 
47.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
48.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. (45 mins.)
 
49.
Outlander (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743... (64 mins.)
 
50.
Peaky Blinders (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. (60 mins.)
 
51.
Penny Dreadful (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. (60 mins.)
 
52.
The Bridge (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border. (45 mins.)
 
53.
The Flash (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City. (43 mins.)
 
54.
The Strain (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. (43 mins.)
 
55.
Top of the Lake (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets. (350 mins.)
 
56.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
57.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
 
58.
Parade's End (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. (287 mins.)
 
59.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
60.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
61.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)