The Best TV Shows of the 21st Century

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1.
Mysterious Ways (2000 TV Series)
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Declan Dunn is an anthropology professor who believes in miracles and other wonders. When he hears of... (60 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
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.)
 
4.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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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.)
 
5.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions. (45 mins.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. (41 mins.)
 
11.
Brothers & Sisters (2006 TV Series)
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings. (60 mins.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
 
14.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two Agents to protect him, and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
 
15.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
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An F.B.I. Agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son, in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Warehouse 13 (2009 TV Series)
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After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked... (43 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
 
20.
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009 TV Series)
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The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks. (43 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
 
23.
Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV Series)
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). (42 mins.)
 
24.
Rizzoli & Isles (2010 TV Series)
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Lost Girl (2010 TV Series)
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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans... (44 mins.)
 
26.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (57 mins.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
Grimm (2011 TV Series)
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces. (45 mins.)
 
29.
Alphas (2011 TV Series)
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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for. (44 mins.)
 
30.
Being Human (2011 TV Series)
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Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire. (44 mins.)
 
31.
Arrow (2012 TV Series)
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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.)
 
32.
Revolution (2012 TV Series)
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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government. (43 mins.)
 
33.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013 TV Series)
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The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. (45 mins.)
 
34.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
 
35.
Sleepy Hollow (2013 TV Series)
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Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. (45 mins.)
 
36.
Intelligence (2014 TV Series)
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A high-tech intelligence operative, enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, aids an elite government cyber-security agency in special missions. (42 mins.)
 
37.
Agent Carter (2015 TV Series)
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In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis. (42 mins.)
 
38.
The Flash (2014 TV Series)
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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City. (43 mins.)
 
39.
Daredevil (2015 TV Series)
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Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night. (54 mins.)
 
40.
Jessica Jones (2015 TV Series)
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Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City. (56 mins.)