My fave TV series and Ancient history documentary list... still growing

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1.
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 financial future. (49 mins.)
 
2.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
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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.)
 
3.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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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.)
 
7.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
 
12.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005 TV Series)
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Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods. (60 mins.)
 
13.
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. (55 mins.)
 
14.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
 
15.
Dollhouse (2009 TV Series)
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A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Clean House (2003 TV Series)
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Each week, one cluttered house is made over by host Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) and her crew of interior designers and organizers... (60 mins.)
 
17.
Queer Eye (2003 TV Series)
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Five gay men who specialize in fashion, food & wine, grooming, culture, and interior design go to the... (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
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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.)
 
19.
Man v. Food (2008 TV Series)
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Host Adam Richman travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors. (30 mins.)
 
20.
BBQ Pitmasters (2009 TV Series)
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This program is about America's top teams in competative BBQ. Teams from all over the U.S. try to become the Kingsford BBQ PITMASTERS GRAND CHAMPION...
“ First season only. ” - Smyle11
 
21.
United States of Tara (2009 TV Series)
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family. (30 mins.)
“ Ended horribly but started off good. ” - Smyle11
 
22.
Man, Woman, Wild (2010 TV Series)
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Pierce and Ruth travel to different places on earth to show how to survive in harsh conditions.
Director: Doug McCallie
“ Not the greatest but toast to the urine scene. ” - Smyle11
 
23.
Best Food Ever (2010 TV Series)
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24.
Ancient Inventions (1998 Mini-Series)
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(150 mins.)
“ Watch sex and love. ” - Smyle11
 
25.
Out of Egypt (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
26.
When Worlds Collide (2010 Documentary)
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Presents an exploration of the first century after the Old World encountered the New World. (90 mins.)
Director: Carl Byker
 
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Breaking the Maya Code (2008 Documentary)
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The complex and beautiful hieroglyphic script of the ancient Maya was until recently one of the last great untranslated writing systems... (116 mins.)
Director: David Lebrun
 
29.
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe (2009 TV Series)
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30.
30 Days (2005 TV Series)
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An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Gordon's Great Escape (2010 TV Series)
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Gordon Ramsay takes a culinary adventure around South East Asia in an attempt to master this part of the world's unique and delicious foods.
 
32.
Stephen Fry in America (2008 Mini-Series)
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English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels through the US regions by London cab. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (1991 Mini-Series)
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What can the past teach us about the present? Come along as charismatic historian Michael Wood (The... (52 mins.)
 
34.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
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The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
35.
Lucky Louie (2006 TV Series)
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A working class family and their oddball friends. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Boys Over Flowers (2009 TV Series)
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Poor girl attends the elite Shin Hwa High and is bullied by the leader of F4 (the four richest boys). He becomes attracted to her; however, she has a crush on his best friend. Whom will she choose? (70 mins.)
Director: Gi-Sang Jeon
 
37.
Ancient Aliens (2009 TV Series)
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing. (90 mins.)
 
38.
Extreme Engineering (2003 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Peter Frumkin
 
39.
America: The Story of Us (2010 TV Series)
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the...
 
40.
Globe Trekker (1994 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
41.
Discovery Atlas (2006 TV Series)
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42.
Lost Kingdoms of Africa (2010 Mini-Series)
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A paucity of written records means we know less about Africa's ancient history than almost anywhere else on Earth. Cultural historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford uses culture, artifacts and traditions to explore that history.
 
43.
The Story of 1 (2005 Documentary)
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Terry Jones hosts this documentary on the number one. It looks at early evidence of counting, the use of numbers for simple arithmetic in Sumeria... (60 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s. (28 mins.)
 
46.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
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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. (55 mins.)
 
47.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
48.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
 
49.
Drop Dead Diva (2009 TV Series)
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A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty. (60 mins.)
 
50.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. (22 mins.)
 
51.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
52.
Shark Tank (2009 TV Series)
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Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts. (60 mins.)
 
53.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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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.)
 
54.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. (350 mins.)
 
55.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
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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. (28 mins.)