Must See TV

Some of my favorite TV series. Some underrated some well-acclaimed, some dramatic or comedy and some horror or adventure. Series from HBO, ABC, NBC, FX, International Channels, & more!
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1.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. (28 mins.)
“ Best TV series in my opinion ... it really captures the way the rich and famous live and how I would imagine the movie industry. Peppered with guest cameos of celebrities mostly playing themselves, which I love, and great supporting cast like Ari (Jeremy Piven) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillion). This series is a classic for me and my friends. The first movie was released June 3rd with (hopefully) more to come!

ON HBO GO! ” - btramm
 
2.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Very great show that has grown a cult following since it was cancelled in 2006. The show has great family dynamic with real world problems blended with some outlandishly dysfunctional family members. Jason Bateman is phenomenal with great actors surrounding him from Michael Cera to Jeffrey Tambor it is a must see! The Netflix season 4 is now streaming!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
3.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ #6SeasonsAndAMovie!! This is a very underrated show that is currently on the chopping block at NBC. I really did not think I would like this show about such "different" characters going to community college together but it is SO much more than that. The show-runners did a terrific job helping us connect with each character and an incredible job with certain episodes creativeness. From claymation episodes to paintball westerns they have really created some amazing episodes! Now on Yahoo Screens (huh? Google it).

#6SeasonsAndAMovie ” - btramm
 
4.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
“ Great show from Judd Apatow following high-schoolers and the problems they find themselves in. Sadly this only went one season but has gained a great following since. The, now, star-studded cast includes: Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogan, & Jason Segal. It also has a few great cameos (Ben Stiller & Jason Schwartzman). This is a great show that should have gone longer.

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
5.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
“ A group of actors working as caterers for a variety of parties. Very funny actors and great cameos! This show was on Starz and should have never got cancelled but the actors all left for new projects. ” - btramm
 
6.
Workaholics (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. (22 mins.)
“ Three 20-something guys who like partying ... a lot. The show mostly follows them outside of work but it does incorporate a few epic work characters. Hilarious show with incredibly talented actors.

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
7.
Revolution (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government. (43 mins.)
“ Very 'Lost' feel. It is created by JJ Abrams so I guess that explains it. This show is a adventure into the post apocalyptic world when all technology/electricity stops working. ” - btramm
 
8.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ Classic comedy. This is a show I will watch until I am old and senile. A great show you can watch anytime and anywhere without too many awkward moments. If you do not watch this religiously you need to question yourself, why? ” - btramm
 
9.
Grounded for Life (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother. (30 mins.)
“ A great "family" TV series with some very adult themes. This show was never as popular as I thought it should have been, but luckily it went 5 seasons!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
10.
Shameless (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (46 mins.)
“ Showtime's U.S version of the European show of the same title. The show follows fairly closely the first season then it goes off on it's own story lines. I love this show and the main characters are phenomenal! This is most definitely worth a watch! ” - btramm
 
11.
Perfect Couples (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three couples have different ideas of what makes the perfect relationship. (30 mins.)
“ Hilarious show following three couples who are all friends. This show got cancelled after one season but I feel it should have gone a few more. Not to mention, Olivia Munn is smoking hot! ” - btramm
 
12.
Happy Endings (2011 TV Series)
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This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together. (22 mins.)
“ One of the most underrated shows on TV. A must watch if you enjoy quirky TV comedies. ” - btramm
 
13.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ Very popular show, do not let this deter you! I thought this was going to be a very family oriented show and while it is, they manage to work in PLENTY of raw comedy. This is one of my favorite shows on TV right now and a must see! ” - btramm
 
14.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 TV Series)
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. (30 mins.)
“ Canada's finest criminals.

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
15.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. (22 mins.)
“ American version of the short lived british comedy of the same title. Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) is hilarious as the boss of this paper company in Scranton, PA. But once he leaves (Season 8), unlike many others, I feel the show got even better!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
16.
How to Make It in America (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world. (30 mins.)
“ Following two New Yorker's on their path to fame and riches. Excellent acting by Kid Cudi and the smoking hot body of Lake Bell! ” - btramm
 
17.
The King of Queens (1998 TV Series)
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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them. (22 mins.)
“ Classic! Kevin James is a pretty funny guy but put him with Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller and it is amazing! This is a family style show but they never actually have a family. Very funny, watch it over and over. ” - btramm
 
18.
Terra Nova (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.)
“ Jurassic Park meets Lost. Basically that is this show exactly but I still enjoyed watching it and laughing at the "non" funny parts. Still a fun show to watch ...

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
19.
Skins (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
About a group of teenagers in their final years of high school in Baltimore. (42 mins.)
“ American version of the widely popular European show of the same title. MTV cancelled this show after the first season because Americans did not like showing "young" adults doing drugs & drinking. Even though it happens everyday ...

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
20.
Skins (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures. (46 mins.)
“ Original European version following young adults on the adventures of partying and having fun!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
21.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
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Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
“ Owning a bar in Philadelphia and the crazy things that happen while doing so.

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
22.
Undeclared (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride. (22 mins.)
“ Greatly underrated show by Judd Apatow. Cancelled after one season. ” - btramm
 
23.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ Advertising agent in the 1950's and his womanizing antics. ” - btramm
 
24.
Better Off Ted (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss. (30 mins.)
“ Very unknown show but also very funny. This show is another work based comedy; they work for an "evil" company that tests products on their own employees and makes them work extreme hours. Pretty funny show, worth a watch!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
25.
Underemployed (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five best friends graduated together and decided after that to live together. A mother, a father, a lesbian, a model and a final one who tried everything to be a good worker.
“ I never watch MTV shows but this show is actually pretty good. That or the several hot female leads got me distracted enough to watch the first season. ” - btramm
 
26.
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.)
“ Typical zombie apocalypse story that started off amazingly. I feel the latest season has somewhat lost my interest. Still a great show to watch!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
27.
Blue Mountain State (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing. (22 mins.)
“ Very funny! College football players at football powerhouse "Blue Mountain State" party just as hard as they play. Awesome show!

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
28.
Traffic Light (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A comedy about how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate our lives, which centers on... (30 mins.)
“ Very underrated/unknown show that was cancelled after one season.

ON NETFLIX! ” - btramm
 
29.
Silicon Valley (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper (28 mins.)
“ A great show that depicts the world of technology, behind the iPhone screens. This series is beyond hilarious...a must watch! ” - btramm
 
30.
Yes, Dear (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting... (30 mins.)
“ A very underrated show from the early 2000's. Despite being on the air for 6 seasons and winning multiple Emmys this show has never been available on DVD or digitally. Seriously underrated. ” - btramm