Must Watch TV Shows Before You Die (2000- )

The list is in no particular order and it consists primarily of American and British TV show.That is why I have excluded Japanese anime. The list will be updated soon.
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1.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Easily the best sitcom of all time. Multilayered jokes that are funny even after multiple watches and well conceived characters brought to life by a great ensemble cast make this cult hit an absolute must watch ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
2.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Perhaps the best book to TV series adaptation of all time. Ambitious storytelling, breathtaking set pieces, complex characters and the best ensemble cast ever put on the small screen. It doesn't get much better than this. There is something for everybody on this show and you can enjoy it even if you're not a fantasy fan ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
3.
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.)
“ It deserves every praise that it gets. From the very first moment this show was captivating and it kept getting better and better. A true modern classic if there ever was one with killer performances led by the superb Bryan Cranston. ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
4.
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.)
“ The show that started it all. Groundbreaking in its day, this series is one amazingly written, expertly acted and always exciting. It catches you off guard with its originality and many shows have tried to mimic its formula ever since. Tony Soprano and his family are as iconic as it gets. You'll never get bored by this show ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
5.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
“ A sour take on power and corruption, this Netflix show is captivating and features riveting performances by the incomparable Kevin Spacey and the equally magnificent Robin Wright. Beautifully filmed, well acted and cleverly written this show is deeply cynical about humans and politics and manages to balance a fine line between dark humor and drama ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
6.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ A vibrant, masterful work of art, this HBO show was proclaimed by many fans and critics as the best show on television. And rightly so. It never received the attention it deserved but this immensely satisfying show is as good as TV can get. A meticulously written and superbly acted program that demanded undivided attention because of its elaborate set-ups and payoffs and earned a rightful spot in the pantheon of the greatest television series of all time. ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
7.
Rick and Morty (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson. (22 mins.)
“ The best animated series of the decade by far. Imaginative, funny, touching and thrilling. Very strong characters and dialogue and the animation is quite stunning. ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
8.
Westworld (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Nolan
 
9.
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.)
“ After the finale aired many people were outraged by it and forgot all the great moments this show gave us during its six year run. However I do believe that whatever reason they have to resent this show is pure and utter *beep* Despite having some awful characters here and there and some uninteresting storylines, this show was amazing. It had a great premise, great characters and smart writing.This show is one the most brilliant and groundbreaking programs ever put on the silver screen and deserves every accolade that it received. In the end everything is explained despite some people believing otherwise. For more answers to whatever questions you have about the show: http://lostanswers.tumblr.com/ ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
10.
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.)
“ Criminally underrated sitcom. This show is funny, charming and clever and the cast is quite good, too! ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
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.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Atlanta (2016 TV Series)
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Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
16.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
 
17.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
18.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
 
19.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Fargo (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND. (53 mins.)
 
22.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 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.)
 
23.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
 
24.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. (22 mins.)
 
25.
Stranger Things (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. (55 mins.)
 
26.
Gravity Falls (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls. (23 mins.)
 
27.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
 
28.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. (23 mins.)
“ It rises above the average Nickelodeon show or any other kid's show whilst thoroughly involving all audiences with its clever direction, story and dialog. ” - jorgi_merkuri
 
29.
American Crime Story (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson. (42 mins.)
 
30.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Silicon Valley (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper (28 mins.)
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
 
35.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
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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.)
 
38.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
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The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command. (47 mins.)
 
39.
24 (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
 
43.
Mr. Robot (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night. (49 mins.)
 
44.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
45.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
46.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
47.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
 
48.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)