James-Clifton's Favorite TV Series and Miniseries

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1.
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.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
4.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. (45 mins.)
 
6.
East of Eden (1981 Mini-Series)
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition. (480 mins.)
 
7.
Chiefs (1983 Mini-Series)
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Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates. (200 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Wagon Train (1957 TV Series)
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains... (75 mins.)
 
10.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
11.
Masterpiece Classic (1971 TV Series)
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.
 
12.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
13.
Designing Women (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. (30 mins.)
 
14.
City Confidential (1998 TV Series)
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City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas. (50 mins.)
 
15.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. (44 mins.)
 
16.
American Idol (2002 TV Series)
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Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete... (42 mins.)
 
17.
Dancing with the Stars (2005 TV Series)
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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
19.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients. (60 mins.)
 
21.
The Thorn Birds (1983 Mini-Series)
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch... (460 mins.)
 
22.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
23.
The Shining (1997 Mini-Series)
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. (90 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
The Judy Garland Show (1963 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)