TV Actually Worth Watching

by elgaroo | created - 11 Aug 2011 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

television series i've liked, not that i watch them on television any more.P

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1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on its own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 119,815

2. South Park (1997– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 366,819

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 403,482

4. The State (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.

Stars: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek

Votes: 2,832

5. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Max Redmond, Julia Fletcher

Votes: 6,397

6. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993–2012)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Space Ghost, a superhero from a 1960s Hanna-Barbara cartoon, hosts his own talk show.

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Don Kennedy

Votes: 7,220

7. Invader ZIM (2001–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 21,452

8. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 25,291

9. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 35,116

10. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

TV-14 | 410 min | Comedy

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 15,174

11. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 20,016

12. Perfect Hair Forever (2004–2014)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An anime spoof about a balding boy and his quest to find perfect hair.

Stars: Dave Willis, George Lowe, Matt Maiellaro, Kim Manning

Votes: 584

13. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

Votes: 11,585

14. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 223,855

15. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

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

Votes: 37,500

16. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Adventures of two boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, who undergo a culture clash when they move from Chicago to the suburbs to live with their grandfather.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 30,923

17. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 335,401

18. Heroes (II) (2006–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka

Votes: 240,969

19. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 60,172

20. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 118,177

21. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Strange things start happening when a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with an interconnected virtual realm known as "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 13,924

22. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 68,836

23. Ranma ½ (1989)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

Votes: 5,207

24. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 48,535

25. Paranoia Agent (2004)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Mamiko Noto, Michael McConnohie

Votes: 12,132

26. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Mysterious things start happening when 12-year-old Naota meets a strange woman on a Vespa wielding a big guitar.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 17,744

27. Last Exile (2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a world of airships and civil war, two messengers come across a special girl who will change the course of history.

Stars: Mayumi Asano, Chiwa Saitô, Paul St. Peter, Yukana

Votes: 3,682

28. Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An underground civilization named Arkadia launches an expedition for exploring the world of the surface to restore its fading sun.

Stars: Jeanine Forney, Christian Bénard, Amandine Rajau, Louis Arbessier

Votes: 746

29. The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982–1983)

TV-Y7 | 28 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado.

Stars: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Votes: 3,996

30. Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–2020)

TV-Y | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, and color.

Stars: Lance Robertson, Erin Pearce, Amos Watene, Adam Deibert

Votes: 1,614

31. The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

A Civil War-era secret agent with an extraordinary special power serves under president Abraham Lincoln protecting America from supernatural foes. Unsold animated TV pilot adapted from a short comic book from the creator of Hellboy.

Director: Chris Prynoski | Stars: Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce, Patton Oswalt, Corey Burton

Votes: 2,041

32. Dekalog (1989–1990)

TV-MA | 572 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Aleksander Bardini

Votes: 25,678 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Frisky Dingo (2006–2008)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult.

Stars: Adam Reed, Eric Sims, Neal Holman, Stuart Culpepper

Votes: 7,376

34. Look Around You (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.

Stars: Peter Serafinowicz, Nigel Lambert, Robert Popper, James Serafinowicz

Votes: 2,775

35. Nana (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.

Stars: Romi Park, Kaori, Brian Drummond, Toshiyuki Morikawa

Votes: 3,967

36. Paradise Kiss (2005)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tara Platt, Barbara Goodson

Votes: 1,742

37. Gurren Lagann (2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.

Stars: Tetsuya Kakihara, Shizuka Itô, Yuri Lowenthal, Marina Inoue

Votes: 18,256

38. The Venture Bros. (2003–2018)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The bizarre escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high-strung bodyguard, and his two overenthusiastic sons.

Stars: Christopher McCulloch, James Urbaniak, Doc Hammer, Michael Sinterniklaas

Votes: 25,992

39. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 505,072

40. World on a Wire (1973)

Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

Votes: 6,226

41. Wild Palms (1993)

300 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.

Stars: Jim Belushi, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 2,259

42. Axe Cop (2012–2015)

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The adventures of an axe-wielding police officer dedicated to killing the various bad guys he comes across.

Stars: Nick Offerman, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally

Votes: 2,155

43. True Detective (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 563,650

44. KILL la KILL (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father's murder.

Stars: Ami Koshimizu, Aya Suzaki, Toshihiko Seki, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 14,298

45. Vikings (2013–2020)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5