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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 future. (49 mins.)
“ Possibly the best TV show ever. In so many ways. ” - runemg
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Alliances, plots, romance. Most exciting TV show ever - need to watch one season at a time. One episode at a time would be too painful. Season 1-3 recommended. Season 4 too unfocused. ” - runemg
 
5.
Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
“ Documentary about the beautiful nature of our planet. Most beautiful thing I have ever seen. And extremely well produced. Never underestimate the combined powers of BBC and Discovery. Filming a number of species, locations and events from the natural world which had never before been shown on television. ” - runemg
 
6.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
 
7.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Great british thriller/crime TV show with no fancy effects and without the hollywood overly polished feel. ” - runemg
 
8.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
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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.)
 
9.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ Best comedy TV show. Lots of lovable characters. The first 6 episodes aren't that funny and the characters haven't been fully developed, but hang in there and you will be rewarded. It just keeps getting better and better. ” - runemg
 
10.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist. (22 mins.)
“ A classic comedy that you can watch over and over again. Great actors. Deals with a lot of lifes questions and ridicules the artsy fartsy "better than everyone else" tendencies of psychiatrists Frasier and Niles Crane. ” - runemg
 
11.
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.)
“ Each episode is 90 minutes - awesome ” - runemg
 
12.
Top Gear (2002 TV Series)
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. (60 mins.)
“ Awesome interplay between the three hosts. British humour and cars - what's not to like? :) ” - runemg
 
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, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. (55 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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.)
“ Authentic superhero feel and great magic atmosphere. (only season 1 recommended - best story). Great visual effects for a TV show. ” - runemg
 
17.
Terra Nova (2011 TV Series)
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. (46 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. (22 mins.)
 
19.
Keeping Up Appearances (1990 TV Series)
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A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband. (60 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
23.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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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.)
“ No character development, no real story, just geeky punchlines. But it's kind of funny. ” - runemg
 
24.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
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A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman. (40 mins.)
“ A lower budget and more family friendly version "Oceans Eleven". ” - runemg
 
25.
The Hour (2011 TV Series)
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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme. (60 mins.)
“ Another wellproduced BBC show. Great music and actors. ” - runemg
 
26.
James May's Road Trip (2006 TV Series)
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Wine expert Oz Clarke travels around France with Top Gear presenter James May in an attempt to turn him into a wine connoisseur. (58 mins.)
“ A feel good reality program about wines from around the world featuring James May from Top Gear and wine expert Oz. ” - runemg
 
27.
MythBusters (2003 TV Series)
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them. (44 mins.)
“ learning about how stuff works through trial and error science and lots of explosives. ” - runemg
 
28.
My Name Is Earl (2005 TV Series)
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization. (22 mins.)
“ Wacky comedy about Earl who decides to try and make up for all his mistakes by helping all the people he's wronged throughout his life. ” - runemg
 
29.
Engineering Connections (2008 TV Series)
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Richard Hammond tell us about an extraordinary objects that created with science, art & technologies. Then also he reveal the big ideas and/or inspirations to create that massive masterpiece.
“ Documentary featuring Richard Hammond about the relationship between modern hi-tech constructions and old tools, weapons and ideas. ” - runemg
 
30.
Bonderøven (2008 TV Series)
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31.
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.)
 
32.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
 
33.
Better Call Saul (2015 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (46 mins.)
 
34.
Black-ish (2014 TV Series)
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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. (22 mins.)
 
35.
Chef's Table (2015 TV Series)
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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven. (50 mins.)
 
36.
Cooked (2016 Mini-Series)
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As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.
 
37.
Marcella (2016 TV Series)
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Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her. (45 mins.)
 
38.
Mr. Robot (2015 TV Series)
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Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night. (49 mins.)
 
39.
James May: The Reassembler (2016 TV Series)
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James May reassembles miscellaneous objects which have been stripped down to their constituent parts, gaining an insight into their intricacies and the way in which they were designed and built. (30 mins.)
Stars: James May
 
40.
Westworld (2016 TV Series)
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence. (62 mins.)
 
41.
Planet Earth II (2016 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth. (360 mins.)
 
42.
Wheeler Dealers (2003 TV Series)
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The hosts team up to find and flip serviceable used classic cars. Mike scours the Internet and local... (22 mins.)
 
43.
Ozark (2017 TV Series)
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A Chicago-based financial advisor secretly relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry. (60 mins.)
 
44.
American Crime Story (2016 TV Series)
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An anthology series centering on history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson and Andrew Cunanan. (42 mins.)