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1.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
 
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The Fear (2012 Mini-Series)
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A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind.
 
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Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s. (28 mins.)
 
4.
The Shadow Line (2011 Mini-Series)
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss... (60 mins.)
 
5.
Top Boy (2011 TV Series)
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A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane ('Ashley Walters') and his friend... (60 mins.)
 
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Inside Men (2012 Mini-Series)
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The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist. (60 mins.)
 
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Five Daughters (2010 Mini-Series)
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Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006. (60 mins.)
 
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The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ Deep character development, uncompromising realism and an insistence in fleshing out the story like a great novel makes "The Wire" one of the greatest television series that ever graced the medium. ” - russlack
 
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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.)
“ More than another mobster piece, "The Sopranos" became many things over its nine seasons. It forced its audience to examine its fascination with organized crime and truly odious characters. It spoke to us through its judicious usage of music, imagery and humor. And in the end, it became a study on the decline of criminal underground with the expansion of corporate America. ” - russlack
 
10.
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.)
“ Beyond its impact on modern fashion and the way its freewheeling depiction of yesteryear fascinates its audience, "Mad Men" may be the most intricate exercise in subtext that we've seen on TV in the past two decades. A brilliant study of the way in which polished facades, and the intensity of the sale, drives American tastes, culture and history in ways we would have never imagined. ” - russlack
 
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The Office (2001 TV Series)
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
“ Taking the workplace comedy to new, uncomfortable zones, Ricky Gervais and his writing partner Stephen Merchant introduced the world to David Brent, a nightmare of a mid-level manager running a branch of a paper manufacturing company out of a drab London suburb. Clueless, insensitive, and convinced that everyone finds him massively entertaining, Brent's main goal was to be everyone's friend. His workers may not have been able to stand Brent, but viewers worldwide adore him...even if they would not work for him for all the money in the world. ” - russlack
 
12.
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.)
“ Beyond establishing Tina Fey as a major talent in front of the camera and in the writing room, "30 Rock" effectively lampoons the inner workings of the television industry and, specifically, the lunacy behind the curtain at NBC, without ever seeming self-indulgent or insiderish. Additionally, it put to rest any doubts of Alec Baldwin's tremendous talents as a comic actor. ” - russlack
 
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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.)
“ Some say "Seinfeld" changed the sitcom genre for the better, others that it ruined it. But the show about nothing inspired sitcom producers to think beyond the linear, story-of-the-week format, dispensing with sentimentality and teachable moments in order to explore the core of what's funny about common human quirks. ” - russlack
 
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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.)
“ When the majority of the sitcom genre aimed for the lowest common denominator to win laughs, this "Cheers" spinoff took its inspiration from French farce, simultaneously celebrating and poking fun at high culture and intellectual pursuits. Even so, it balanced its light-hearted snobbery with down-to-Earth warmth in tethering Niles and Frasier to their working-class father Martin, his assistant Daphne and Frasier's hard-shelled radio producer Roz. ” - russlack
 
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Spiral (2005 TV Series)
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation. (52 mins.)
 
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The Bridge (2011 TV Series)
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer. (60 mins.)
 
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The Killing (2007 TV Series)
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
 
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Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
20.
Treme (2010 TV Series)
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA. (59 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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In Treatment (2008 TV Series)
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A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years. (25 mins.)
 
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 Mini-Series)
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982... (90 mins.)
 
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Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004 Mini-Series)
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This is not only a sequel to the "Second Heimat", but also a chronicle of a very decisive decade for Germany (1989 to 200)... (689 mins.)
 
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House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
 
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Mildred Pierce (2011 Mini-Series)
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. (336 mins.)
 
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Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
 
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The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
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Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
 
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The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines. (530 mins.)
 
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Perfect Strangers (2001 Mini-Series)
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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected. (238 mins.)
 
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Shooting the Past (1999 TV Movie)
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A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London... (182 mins.)
 
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BBC2 Playhouse (1973 TV Series)
Episode: Caught on a Train (1980)
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Peter boards a train to attend an important business meeting across Europe. His train trip is made more...
 
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The Fall (2013 TV Series)
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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity. (60 mins.)
 
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Birdsong (2012 Mini-Series)
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As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman. (165 mins.)
 
36.
Our Friends in the North (1996 Mini-Series)
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker... (623 mins.)
 
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The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
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Prohibition (2011 Mini-Series)
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned. (360 mins.)
 
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The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
 
40.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. (25 mins.)
 
41.
Any Human Heart (2010 TV Series)
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
 
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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.)
 
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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.)