my fave 20 tv shows...

by big_bad_demoness | created - 16 Feb 2012 | updated - 16 Feb 2012 | Public
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1. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 4,069

2. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, Wendy Richard

Votes: 6,589

3. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen, Antony Audenshaw

Votes: 2,310

4. Hollyoaks (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Ashley Taylor Dawson, Nick Pickard, Kieron Richardson, Jessica Fox

Votes: 3,479

5. Brookside (1982–2003)

30 min | Drama

The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

Stars: Alexandra Fletcher, Diane Burke, Steven Pinder, Vince Earl

Votes: 521

6. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Tony Marshall

Votes: 2,044

7. Holby City (1999– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Rosie Marcel, Tina Hobley, Paul Bradley

Votes: 1,358

8. River City (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Family

The lives of people living in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stars: Gary Lamont, Scott Vickers, Rian Gordon, Holly Jack

Votes: 208

9. Time Team (1994–2014)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, History

A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth

Votes: 863

10. Waterloo Road (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.

Stars: Philip Martin Brown, Jason Done, Chelsee Healey, Denise Welch

Votes: 2,326

11. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

Votes: 22,464

12. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 61,705

13. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 30,640

14. This Is England '86 (2010)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama

Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job, and something that resembles a future.

Stars: Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Chanel Cresswell, Danielle Watson

Votes: 9,211

15. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 18,562

16. Grimm (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Votes: 96,790

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 740,727

18. Survivors (2008–2010)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

Stars: Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Zoë Tapper

Votes: 7,863

I loved the original 1975 series too...

19. The X Factor (2004– )

60 min | Music, Reality-TV

British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.

Stars: Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Dermot O'Leary, Sharon Osbourne

Votes: 3,954

20. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 12,486

only the uk version....usa version is crap!