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1.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
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All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
3.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
 
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Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
9.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
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The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
 
10.
Maude (1972 TV Series)
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... (30 mins.)
 
11.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
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Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s. (30 mins.)
 
14.
The Honeymooners (1955 TV Series)
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A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
 
17.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
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The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
21.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
22.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising... (90 mins.)
 
23.
Globe Trekker (1994 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
24.
P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films...
 
25.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Independent Lens (1999 TV Series)
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
 
27.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
28.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
29.
The Drew Carey Show (1995 TV Series)
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Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years... (30 mins.)
 
30.
Salute Your Shorts (1991 TV Series)
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A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee. (30 mins.)
 
31.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992 TV Series)
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This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name. (30 mins.)
 
32.
My Brother and Me (1994 TV Series)
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Alfie and Dee-Dee experience how life affects them with different aspects each day, such as learning life lessons. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Clarissa Explains It All (1991 TV Series)
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As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions. (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Steir
 
34.
Degrassi High (1987 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school. (30 mins.)
Director: Philip Earnshaw
 
35.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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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.)
 
36.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
37.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
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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.)
 
39.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
 
40.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Ellen (1994 TV Series)
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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Everybody Hates Chris (2005 TV Series)
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s. (22 mins.)
 
44.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000 TV Series)
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A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
 
45.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
46.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
 
47.
SCTV (1976 TV Series)
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. (30 mins.)
 
48.
Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (90 mins.)
 
49.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
 
50.
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998 TV Series)
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Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... (30 mins.)
 
51.
Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
53.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
54.
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971 TV Series)
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm... (60 mins.)
 
55.
The Colbert Report (2005 TV Series)
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way. (30 mins.)
 
56.
The Daily Show (1996 TV Series)
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily... (22 mins.)
 
57.
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
 
58.
Strangers with Candy (1999 TV Series)
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A 46-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman. (22 mins.)
 
59.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
 
60.
Boston Legal (2004 TV Series)
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. (44 mins.)
 
61.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
62.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (22 mins.)
 
63.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962 TV Series)
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities. (105 mins.)
 
64.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
65.
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989 TV Series)
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show. (60 mins.)
 
66.
Soul Train (1971 TV Series)
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus. (60 mins.)
 
67.
New American Bandstand 1965 (1952 TV Series)
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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs. (90 mins.)
 
68.
The Dick Cavett Show (1968 TV Series)
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester... (90 mins.)
 
69.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993 TV Series)
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical. (60 mins.)
 
70.
The Bob Newhart Show (1972 TV Series)
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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues. (30 mins.)
 
71.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
72.
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.)
 
73.
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.)
 
74.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
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A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
 
75.
Rocko's Modern Life (1993 TV Series)
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The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Daria (1997 TV Series)
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A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults. (30 mins.)
Director: Karen Disher
 
77.
Rugrats (1990 TV Series)
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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Doug (1991 TV Series)
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal. (30 mins.)
 
79.
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991 TV Series)
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat. (30 mins.)
 
80.
Robot Chicken (2001 TV Series)
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From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, 'Robot Chicken' is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. (11 mins.)
 
81.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
 
82.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
83.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three daughters. (22 mins.)
 
84.
The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a large family united when one widowed and one divorced people married. (30 mins.)
 
85.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
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After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
 
86.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
87.
That '70s Show (1998 TV Series)
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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin. (22 mins.)
 
88.
The Partridge Family (1970 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. (30 mins.)
 
89.
Mama's Family (1983 TV Series)
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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter... (30 mins.)
 
90.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
91.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
 
92.
Sister, Sister (1994 TV Series)
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Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell are twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence and come together as teenagers. (30 mins.)
 
93.
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 TV Series)
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. (30 mins.)
 
94.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
95.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
96.
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.)
 
97.
Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent. (60 mins.)
 
98.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
99.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami. (48 mins.)
 
100.
Julia (1968 TV Series)
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone. (30 mins.)