TV Stuff that you should have watched or be watching

A list of what, in my opinion, is the best of tv from both sides of the Atlantic. Its sort of in order from favourite to least favourite but I reserve the right to alter the rankings at any time lol
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1.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
“ I think this is my all time favourite tv series.
Martin Sheen for president? you could do a lot worse, whoops you already have lol ” - Phrafarang
 
2.
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.)
“ Hugh Laurie, you are a god! ” - Phrafarang
 
3.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
“ All three of these tv series were amazing and I can now watch Zena, warrior Princess in a whole new light ” - Phrafarang
 
4.
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.)
“ Completely hooked on this after the first few episodes, great bit of telly ” - Phrafarang
 
5.
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; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
“ Yes I am hooked too! ” - Phrafarang
 
6.
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.)
“ This is great series, violence, motorcycles and really good music ” - Phrafarang
 
7.
Banshee (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business. (60 mins.)
“ Another brilliant television, sex and mindless violence how can you go wrong ” - Phrafarang
 
8.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation. (60 mins.)
“ Pre - Captain Kirk Star Trek series, great idea! ” - Phrafarang
 
9.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
 
10.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ "I'll do you a part exchange for a Reliant Robin"

"Ok, Thats one of those three wheelers isn't it?"

"Err yea usually, usually"

Classic Stuff ” - Phrafarang
 
11.
Falling Skies (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back. (42 mins.)
“ Pleaseeeeeeee don't have a stupid ending ” - Phrafarang
 
12.
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.)
“ Must admit to being a big fan of Tim Roth ” - Phrafarang
 
13.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
“ LOST? Me too! ” - Phrafarang
 
14.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
“ Great bit of telly, wasn't sure about Lovejoy in the lead role but he grew on me. ” - Phrafarang
 
15.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Seasonal 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, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)
“ Please can we have a housekeeper? ” - Phrafarang
 
16.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
“ A sort of A Team for the noughties ” - Phrafarang
 
17.
Dollhouse (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments. (44 mins.)
“ Joe 90 but much better looking ” - Phrafarang
 
18.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
 
19.
Grimm (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces. (45 mins.)
“ Better than Lost Girl ” - Phrafarang
 
20.
Eureka (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The best minds in the US are tucked away in a remote town where they build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit. (60 mins.)
 
21.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
22.
Bones (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones. (40 mins.)
 
23.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ Great casting and good storylines, that's why it's still around after so many seasons ” - Phrafarang
 
24.
Lost Girl (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans... (44 mins.)
“ Better than........umm something else in the same vein ” - Phrafarang
 
25.
Warehouse 13 (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked... (43 mins.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
The 4400 (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed. (43 mins.)
 
28.
Heroes (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented. (45 mins.)
 
29.
The Gates (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural entities reside. (60 mins.)
“ I really enjoyed this series, of course typically it finished on a real cliffhanger and then they cancelled it. A sort of Eureka but with Vampires, Werewolves and Witches. ” - Phrafarang
 
30.
Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. (41 mins.)
 
31.
Eleventh Hour (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases and environmental hazards. (45 mins.)
“ Well acted and enjoyable, a sort of x files without the supernatural, typically it was cancelled after one season ” - Phrafarang
 
32.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
 
33.
Alias (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. (42 mins.)
 
34.
Covert Affairs (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Alcatraz (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them. (60 mins.)
“ I really enjoyed this but as usual they cancelled it before they answered any questions. ” - Phrafarang
 
36.
Haven (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be an FBI agent... (60 mins.)
 
37.
Legend of the Seeker (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny. (44 mins.)
“ I know, lets cast two scantily clad hot chicks.

Works for me! ” - Phrafarang
 
38.
Sanctuary (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands. (44 mins.)
 
39.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
“ This is a vote for all the Hornblower series which are listed here as movies but were a weekly tv series in the UK ” - Phrafarang
 
40.
Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target... (100 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
“ Sean Bean as Sharpe, brilliant bit of casting, a vote for the whole series of Bernard Cornwell Sharpe books. TV producers should have a look at some of his other brilliant novels! ” - Phrafarang
 
41.
Surface (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps. (60 mins.)
 
42.
The Event (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself. (43 mins.)
 
43.
Flashforward (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future. (42 mins.)
 
44.
Escape to River Cottage (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A docu-drama following a city-dweller who tries to simplify his life by moving to a smallholding (like a acreage) in England...
“ The River Cottage Series, a bible to the self sufficient and a sort of dictionary for the home farmer ” - Phrafarang
 
45.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
“ After Enterprise this is my favourite of the many Star Trek missions, yes I will always love Captain Kirk but he's no Jean Luc Picard. ” - Phrafarang
 
46.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
 
47.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
“ " stop talking about the war"

"you started it"

" no we didn't"

" yes you did, you invaded Poland!"

Gotta love it ” - Phrafarang
 
48.
Alphas (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for. (44 mins.)
 
49.
Jericho (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive. (45 mins.)
“ Started off well, had some good ideas and then dissapeared off into
'la la' land ” - Phrafarang
 
50.
Continuum (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future. (45 mins.)
 
51.
Outcasts (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed. (50 mins.)
“ I really liked this by the fifth episode, its a shame there were only eight of them. Well acted and with a good cast i suppose it didn't have enough aliens and space battles to make it to a second series. O well yet another good bit of telly bites the dust without answering the questions you would have liked to ask. ” - Phrafarang
 
52.
Political Animals (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together. (360 mins.)
“ I liked this and wish they had continued, maybe they will ” - Phrafarang
 
53.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
 
54.
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.)
“ New series and too soon for an opinion ” - Phrafarang
 
55.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about. (28 mins.)
“ New series and too soon for an opinion ” - Phrafarang
 
56.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, but that's what he seems to be, as that's not what he really is. Dexter is a serial killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
 
57.
Nikita (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her. (60 mins.)
 
58.
Reaper (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies. (45 mins.)
 
59.
Jeremiah (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a post-apocalyptic future, a deadly virus has wiped out most of humanity. The only ones who survived... (45 mins.)
 
60.
Boss (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago. (56 mins.)