Must see TV Series

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1.
Spiral (2005 TV Series)
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation. (52 mins.)
 
2.
Outnumbered (2007 TV Series)
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A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children. (30 mins.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. (44 mins.)
 
5.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
6.
Camelot (2011 TV Series)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son... (45 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
 
10.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
11.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Mock the Week (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedic look at current events. (29 mins.)
 
13.
Alice (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry. (240 mins.)
 
14.
Ugly Americans (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you've got Ugly Americans. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The L Word (2004 TV Series)
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them. (50 mins.)
Director: Tricia Brock
 
16.
Hunted (2012 TV Series)
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Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she's ever known... (59 mins.)
 
17.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
18.
The Fall (2013 TV Series)
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Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife, two children and a counselling job... one of them is a serial killer and one is a cop. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (22 mins.)
 
20.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
 
21.
Drawn Together (2004 TV Series)
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A parody of reality shows cast with spoofs of several famous types of animated characters. (22 mins.)
Director: James Purdum
 
22.
One Night (2012 Mini-Series)
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This four-part series tells the interlocking stories of a killing set on a housing estate in London.
 
23.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
 
24.
Better Off Ted (2009 TV Series)
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss. (30 mins.)
 
25.
QI (2003 TV Series)
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well. (30 mins.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
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, North Dakota (53 mins.)
 
28.
Watson & Oliver (2012 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
29.
Fresh Meat (2011 TV Series)
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A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university. (50 mins.)
 
30.
The Revolution Will Be Televised (2012 TV Series)
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Satirical comedy series. Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein expose the hypocrisy of the rich and powerful through a series of outrageous stunts and pranks.
 
31.
Wire in the Blood (2002 TV Series)
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England. (69 mins.)
 
32.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. (180 mins.)
 
33.
Sense8 (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Rick and Morty (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson. (22 mins.)
 
35.
Monkey Dust (2003 TV Series)
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(29 mins.)
 
36.
Scream Queens (2015 TV Series)
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An anthology series that centers on characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital. (45 mins.)
 
37.
London Spy (2015 Mini-Series)
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Story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. (60 mins.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Unforgotten (2015 TV Series)
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Police start to investigate when the bones of a young man are found under the footings of a demolished house 39 years after his murder. (60 mins.)
 
40.
River (2015 Mini-Series)
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John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest. (60 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
 
41.
Transparent (2014 TV Series)
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An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. (30 mins.)
 
42.
This Is England '90 (2015 Mini-Series)
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The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England.
Director: Shane Meadows
“ along with '86, '88, and the film (2006) ” - aprilack
 
43.
Mr. Robot (2015 TV Series)
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Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night... (49 mins.)
 
44.
Inside No. 9 (2014 TV Series)
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The show invites viewers into some very different No.9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. (30 mins.)
Director: David Kerr
 
45.
Black Mirror (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. (60 mins.)