McGee's 50-plus Best TV Series

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1.
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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (90 mins.)
 
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.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
 
13.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982 Mini-Series)
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle. (540 mins.)
 
14.
The IT Crowd (2006 TV Series)
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. (25 mins.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Dexter's Laboratory (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. (23 mins.)
 
17.
Veronica Mars (2004 TV Series)
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. (44 mins.)
 
18.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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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.)
 
19.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a murder house, an asylum, a coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse in North Carolina (60 mins.)
“ But the first season was great - American Horror Story (murder house) ” - kamcgee32
 
20.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006 TV Series)
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A divorced mom tries to keep pace with everyone around her. (22 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Head Case (2007 TV Series)
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Meet Therapist Dr Elizabeth Goode. She's Brash, unconventional, judgmental, but undeniably thriving... (30 mins.)
 
23.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
 
24.
Enlightened (2011 TV Series)
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A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work. (28 mins.)
 
25.
Nurse Jackie (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. (27 mins.)
 
26.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
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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.)
 
27.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
30.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
 
31.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
32.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros. Meanwhile, a forgotten race, hell-bent on destruction, returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
 
33.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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.)
 
34.
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. (55 mins.)
 
35.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
36.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
37.
The Daily Show (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily... (22 mins.)
 
38.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
39.
The Colbert Report (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
40.
The Nat King Cole Show (1954 TV Series)
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The popular singer hosts a muscial variety show. (15 mins.)
Director: Jim Johnson
 
41.
The Catherine Tate Show (2004 TV Series)
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Skits by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe. (30 mins.)
 
42.
Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s. (28 mins.)
 
43.
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.)
 
44.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
45.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car. (45 mins.)
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
Little Britain (2003 TV Series)
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain. (29 mins.)
 
48.
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse. (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Freiberger
 
49.
60 Minutes (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture. (60 mins.)
Director: Arthur Bloom
 
50.
Will & Grace (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. (22 mins.)
 
51.
The David Letterman Show (1980 TV Series)
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After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Burmester
 
52.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
54.
Charlie's Angels (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of three sexy female private eyes. (60 mins.)
 
55.
The Pink Panther Show (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat... (90 mins.)
 
56.
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom. (28 mins.)
 
57.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
58.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Big Love (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives. (60 mins.)
 
60.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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 Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
61.
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. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)
 
62.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
 
63.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time. (22 mins.)
 
64.
So You Think You Can Dance (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best... (60 mins.)
 
65.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
 
66.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
67.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
 
68.
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.)
 
69.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 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.)
 
70.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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.)
 
71.
Masters of Sex (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution. (60 mins.)