The most inventive & addictive TV Shows

The most inventive & addictive TV shows in my opinion. They have brought something new, original and entertaining to the audience, are well written, have a good cast and make you want to keep coming back for more.
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1.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
“ Love Patrick Jane's whit and humour, love the procedural storylines and also love the Red John story arc. The way the crimes are investigated are different from most crime shows and the way Patrick Jane gets them confess is often quite amusing, but also extremely clever. Very well written and love the acting performances. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
2.
24 (2001 TV Series)
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
“ Probably the most inventive idea for a TV series yet. And Jack Bauer was such a great character, always trying to do the right thing no matter the consequences for himself. A true hero. Very entertaining, love the action scenes, good dialogue also and storylines that aren't extremely predictable but also somewhat realistic. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
3.
Alias (2001 TV Series)
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. (42 mins.)
“ Best spy show ever! Love Jennifer Garner in this role she is just so believable and likeable. Loved the SD6 storyline and also the Rambaldi storylines it made it more entertaining that just missions every week. Loved the character development and that you really got to know each of the main characters. It may have been based around being a spy but it was also about her love life, friends and family. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
4.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
“ What really drew me in with this show is the light heartedness of it even though it's a crime show. Similarly to The Mentalist, Castle is unconventional being that the main character is a writer not a cop. But it works. Good story arc with Becketts mother murder although i love the procedural episodes as well. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
5.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
“ I find this show especially interesting because i think everyone thinks about revenge at some point but no one really ever pulls it off. (In the TV world) And in a way Emily Thorn could be seen as a villain but her actions are justified by what was done to her father. I was initially worried how they would get more than one season out of this show but it has developed quite nicely and kept me watching till the end of the second season. I am impressed and hope it has many more seasons to come. Again it's unconventional but thats why it works. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
6.
ER (1994 TV Series)
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
“ Best medical drama ever! Need i say more? Admit-ably the earlier seasons were probably the better ones but i think its impressive that it managed to stay around for fifteen seasons and the last seasons weren't horrible. Yes the show did change over the years but thats to be expected when it lasts fifteen years and has so many different characters come and go. And the quality of the show in the earlier years is great! I think it was definitely ahead of its time. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
7.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ This show took me a while to really get into it. I guess because theres not a great deal about the characters personal lives rather the crimes they are investigating. I think it was about season three that i became invested in the characters and then invested in the show. I like the idea of profiling criminals and not relying on dna and forensic evidence. The storylines are always interesting, sometimes a little scary but always entertaining. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
8.
Desperate Housewives (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor. (45 mins.)
“ Love the drama of this show and how it turned out to be so different to my initial expectations. I thought it would be boring. But it has murder, adultery, black mail, scandals, divorce, fraud, suicide and so much more. It was also about the relationship between families and friends in this neighbourhood that wasn't so normal after all. A very entertaining show with likeable characters and interesting plots. I also like how it skipped ahead a few years so you could see the kids go from little to teenagers to adults. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
9.
The Carrie Diaries (2013 TV Series)
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Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan. (42 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
“ I just love thats its set in the 80's. Such a great time and i think they have done a great job making it realistic. I also think AnnaSophia does a brilliant job as Carrie. Although only in its first season i am definitely excited to see what next season brings. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
10.
Nikita (2010 TV Series)
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A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her. (60 mins.)
“ New angle on the spy thing. IMO not as good as Alias but it's the best thing since. I love that the lead is a strong female who is out to expose the corrupt government agency that is acting as mercenaries for hire. Not the most realistic show but its entertaining and has had three seasons so is definitely doing something right. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
11.
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.)
“ What can i say. It's funny, sometimes even hilarious. Love the family dynamics. Its a sitcom but not quite. Almost done like a reality show but its not. Great acting and great storylines. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
12.
Gossip Girl (2007 TV Series)
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching. (42 mins.)
“ Love the drama, the scheming, the fashion and the parties. When i watched GG (the earlier seasons anyway) i always felt like i was there in their world, the amazing parties they would attend, the shopping, just being set in new york i felt like it had my attention and nothing could break it. One of the best teen/girly TV shows IMO. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
13.
Third Watch (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct. (44 mins.)
“ So realistic. Loved seeing the interactions between cops, paramedics and fire fighters. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
14.
Arrow (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow. (42 mins.)
“ Good concept and interesting storylines. Need to see more before im addicted but i think it will become one of the best new shows this year. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
15.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Just love the fairy tale characters and seeing them in the real world. It's such an original idea and so different. Not my usual type of show but i have found it has grown on me. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
16.
Hotel Babylon (2006 TV Series)
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love. (60 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
“ It's a classic. Need i say anymore? ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
18.
Chicago Fire (2012 TV Series)
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level. (43 mins.)
“ Love that it focuses on fire fighters, the first show to do it successfully IMO. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
19.
Pretty Little Liars (2010 TV Series)
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend. (44 mins.)
“ Love the mystery and drama and the anticipation of finding out who 'A' is. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
20.
The Lying Game (2011 TV Series)
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The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... (44 mins.)
“ It's an interesting show with lots of potential. Like the main characters and the storyline thus far have been intriguing which keeps me watching every week. It's not the most amazing written show or anything but its entertaining and keeps you guessing. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
21.
Make It or Break It (2009 TV Series)
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Follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. (45 mins.)
“ Loved seeing a show about a sport. Makes you realise how hard athletes work and how dedicated they are. Some of the things they do are pretty amazing and in gymnasts case they are still so young. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
22.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. (44 mins.)
“ A musical TV series. Such a great idea and they have done so well. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
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.)
“ It's just hilarious. Who thought a show about 4 nerds and a hot waitress could be so entertaining. But it is. ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
24.
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.)
“ Started off great and had heaps of potential. Unfortunately it went down hill after season two. I still think though the first two seasons were great ” - fatelovesthefearless
 
25.
Las Vegas (2003 TV Series)
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Welcome to the Montecito Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where you can do anything you want... but Ed Deline and his crack surveillance team will be watching. Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... (60 mins.)
“ Made me want to live in Las Vegas. Great show but annoyed me that it didnt have any ending. ” - fatelovesthefearless