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1. The X-Files (1993– )

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

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: 183,609

Favorite episodes: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, Folie a Deux, War of the Coprophages, Beyond the Sea, Tithonus, Field Trip, Ice, Bad Blood, X-Cops, Humbug, Drive, F. Emasculata, Darkness Falls, Monday, Je Souhaite, Anasazi, Paper Clip, 731, The Erlenmeyer Flask, E.B.E., The Pine Bluff Variant, Wetwired, Our Town, Die Hand die verletzt, Pilot, Requiem, Grotesque, Synchrony, Unruhe, Leonard Betts, Arcadia, Improbable, Quagmire, Paper Hearts, Roadrunners, Oubliette, Pusher, Fallen Angel, Talitha Cumi, Herrenvolk, One Breath, Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space', Syzygy, The Host, Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, Dreamland I & II, Detour, Sanguinarium

2. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 20,694

Favorite episodes:

Forgive Us Our Debts, Death and the Lady, Little Miss Dangerous, Out Where the Buses Don't Run, Brother's Keeper, Definitely Miami, Calderone's Return: Parts 1 & 2, Bushido, Red Tape, Payback, The Home Invaders, The Savage, Evan, The Great McCarthy, Smuggler's Blues, Phil the Shill, Deliver Us from Evil, Mirror Image, Hostile Takeover, Redemption in Blood, Milk Run, Shadow in the Dark

3. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 196,067

Favorite episodes: Parasites Lost, Roswell That Ends Well, Three Hundred Big Boys, The Luck of the Fryrish, The Sting, The Late Philip J. Fry, Godfellas, The Farnsworth Parabox, Jurassic Bark, The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings, Meanwhile, Time Keeps on Slipping, Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles, A Fishful of Dollars, The Day the Earth Stood Stupid, The Why of Fry; I, Roommate, The Problem with Popplers, Murder on the Planet Express, War Is the H-Word

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 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: 334,133

Seasons 1-9 are classic and always fun to watch.

Favorite episodes:

The Mysterious Voyage of Homer, You Only Move Twice, The Springfield Files, Marge vs. the Monorail, Homer the Smithers, Homer's Enemy, King Size Homer, Itchy & Scratchy Land, Homer vs. the 18th Amendment, Kamp Krusty, Flaming Moe's, Mr. Plow, Bart vs. Australia, Summer of 4'2", Bart on the Road, $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), Homer Badman, Homer's Barbershop Quartet, Lisa the Iconoclast, The Trouble with Trillions, Mother Simpson, Lisa's Substitute, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, Duffless, Homer's Phobia, A Star Is Burns, Homer the Heretic, Deep Space Homer, Bart After Dark, Mountain of Madness, Cape Feare, Last Exit to Springfield, The Last Temptation of Homer, Bart the Fink, Whacking Day, Trilogy of Error, Lemon of Troy, Bart's Comet, Bart Sells His Soul, A Fish Called Selma, Homer the Great, Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk, In Marge We Trust, Radioactive Man, Selma's Choice, The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson, Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood, Bart of Darkness, Two Bad Neighbors, 22 Short Films About Springfield, Stark Raving Dad, The Joy of Sect, Lisa's Wedding, Mayored to the Mob

5. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 256,422

favorite episodes:

Pier Pressure, Top Banana, Amigos, Motherboy XXX, Mr. F, For British Eyes Only, Making a Stand, Pilot, The One Where They Build a House , The Ocean Walker, Forget Me Now, Exit Strategy, The One Where Michael Leaves, Afternoon Delight, Hand to God, Notapusy, Staff Infection, Charity Drive

6. 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: 276,146

favorite episodes:

The Ricklantis Mixup, Mortynight Run, Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind, The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy, Rest and Ricklaxation, Rick Potion #9, The Wedding Squanchers, The Rickshank Rickdemption, Meeseeks and Destroy, Lawnmower Dog, Look Who's Purging Now, Total Rickall, The Ricks Must Be Crazy, Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

7. Archer (2009– )

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

Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 124,188

Favorite episodes:

Lo Scandalo, Skytanic, Pipeline Fever, The Limited, El Contador, The Rules of Extraction, Midnight Ron, Once Bitten, El Secuestro, The Archer Sanction, Pocket Listing, Un Chien Tangerine, House Call, Swiss Miss, The Papal Chase, The Double Deuce, Legs, Jeu Monegasque, Placebo Effect, Heart of Archness 1-3

8. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 457,379

favorite episodes:

Through the Looking Glass, The Constant, Ab Aeterno, The Man Behind the Curtain, Pilot: Parts 1&2, Walkabout, The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham, Flashes Before Your Eyes, There's No Place Like Home: Parts1-3, LaFleur, The Shape of Things to Come, The Man from Tallahassee, A Tale of Two Cities, Dead Is Dead, Not in Portland, Happily Ever After, Greatest Hits; Man of Science, Man of Faith; The Other 48 Days, Jughead, Namaste, The Incident: Parts 1&2, 316, The Brig, The End, The Candidate, The Variable, Exodus: Parts 1&2; Live Together, Die Alone; LA X - Parts 1&2; Lockdown, Enter 77, One of Them, Orientation, Because You Left, Across the Sea, What They Died For, Numbers, Meet Kevin Johnson

9. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 56,334

favorite episodes: Eat, Spray, Linda; Housetrap, Christmas in the Car, Turkey in a Can, The Equestranauts, The Kids Run the Restaurant, Sheesh! Cab,Bob?, The Kids Rob a Train, Hauntening, The Laser-inth, Lobsterfest, Full Bars, Bob Fires the Kids, Stand by Gene, Bob Day Afternoon, Uncle Teddy, Glued Where's My Bob?, Dawn of the Peck, The Last Gingerbread House on the Left, The Deepening, Burgerboss, The Belchies

10. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,551,849

Favorite episodes:

Battle of the Bastards, The Winds of Winter, The Dragon and the Wolf, Beyond the Wall, The Rains of Castamere, The Lion and the Rose, Hardhome, The Door, Blackwater, The Mountain and the Viper, Baelor, Winter Is Coming, Mother's Mercy, The Spoils of War, The Queen's Justice, Fire and Blood, The Children, Home, Dragonstone, Book of the Stranger, Kill the Boy (I like this one mostly for the scenes in Old Valyria), A Golden Crown, Garden of Bones, The Watchers on the Wall, The Dance of Dragons, Valar Morghulis, Two Swords, And Now His Watch Is Ended, The Old Gods and the New

11. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 431,722

12. Damages (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

Stars: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth

Votes: 26,453

13. Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama

The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons.

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley

Votes: 50,614

14. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 154,948

15. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 207,121

Favorite episodes:

Letters of Transit, Over There: Parts 1&2, Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11, White Tulip, Welcome to Westfield, Peter, Subject 13, Jacksonville, Forced Perspective, Black Blotter, An Enemy of Fate, Anomaly XB-6783746, Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There, The Bullet That Saved the World, In Absentia , The Day We Died, One Night in October, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, The End of All Things, The Road Not Taken, Pilot, Bad Dreams, Entrada, Brave New World: Parts 1&2

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 118,356

17. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 177,689

18. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 92,860

19. Smallville (2001–2011)

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

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 109,078

Pandora, Homecoming, Luthor, Bloodline, Apocalypse, Onyx, Exile, Transference, Commencement, Pilot, Crusade, Vessel, Shattered, Asylum, Kandor, Justice, Echo, Crossfire, Obsession, Unsafe

20. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 198,339

and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

favorite episodes:

Snow Drifts, There's No Place Like Home, The Crocodile, Hat Trick, The Song in Your Heart, Tallahassee, Good Form, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Nimue, A Tale of Two Sisters, Child of the Moon, Going Home, New York City Serenade, Murder Most Foul, Swan Song, The Girl in the Tower, The Apprentice, The Stranger, Think Lovely Thoughts, The Other Shoe, A Wondrous Place

21. Timeless (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An unlikely trio travel through time in order to battle unknown criminals and protect history as we know it.

Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 30,791

22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 152,034

23. The Good Place (2016– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Votes: 61,250

24. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 153,041

favorite episodes:

The Devil's Share, The Crossing, Firewall, Bad Code, Relevance, Proteus, Booked Solid, Lethe, Aletheia, RAM, Deus Ex Machina, Death Benefit, God Mode, Mors Praematura , Zero Day, Root Path, Nautilus, Reasonable Doubt, Til Death, The Devil You Know, Pretenders, Honor Among Thieves, Root Cause

25. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 250,190

26. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,220,718

favorite episodes:

Dead Freight, Ozymandias, Felina

27. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 353,275

favorite episodes: Mystery Spot, Changing Channels, ScoobyNatural, Bad Day at Black Rock, Swan Song, The French Mistake, Lazarus Rising, Nightshifter, Time After Time, Hunteri Heroici, Frontierland, Fan Fiction, Tall Tales, As Time Goes By, Yellow Fever, Slash Fiction, Weekend at Bobby's, A Very Supernatural Christmas, The Monster at the End of This Book, Hollywood Babylon, Hammer of the Gods, In My Time of Dying, Folsom Prison Blues, Pilot

28. The OA (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

Stars: Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige

Votes: 74,002

29. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 92,964

30. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 599,671

31. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 10,557

Standout episode: Three Men and Adena

32. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group which investigates serial killers, conspiracies, the occult, and those obsessed with the end of the millennium.

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Tiplady

Votes: 9,117

favorite episodes:

Somehow Satan Got Behind Me, The Mikado, Luminary, 522666, Pilot, The Fourth Horseman, The Time Is Now, Collateral Damage, The Thin White Line, Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense'

33. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 678,666

The One with the Rumor, The One Where Everybody Finds Out, The One with All the Resolutions, The One Where Ross Is Fine, The One Where No One's Ready, The One with the Blackout, The One with the Two Parties, The One with the Football, The One with the Memorial Service, The One with the Red Sweater, The One with the Jellyfish, The One with Ross's Tan, The One Where Joey Speaks French, The One with Chandler in a Box, The One in Vegas: Parts 1&2, The One with the Holiday Armadillo, The One Where Phoebe Runs, The One with All the Thanksgivings, The One After Vegas, The One with Ross' Teeth, The One at the Beach, The One with All the Kissing, The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner, The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance, The One with Ross's Sandwich, The One with the Lottery, The One with the Halloween Party, The One with Rachel's Book, The One Where They're Up All Night, The One with Joey's New Brain, The One with the Cat, The One with the Cop, The One Where Chandler Can't Cry, The One Without the Ski Trip, The One with Rachel's Other Sister, The One with the Sharks, The One with Princess Consuela

34. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 249,357

Asylum > Freak Show > Hotel > Roanoke > Coven > Murder House

Haven't watched Cult yet.

35. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 152,359

36. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 91,352

37. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,766

38. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 66,553

39. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,082

40. Lucifer (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 154,155

41. Lost Girl (2010–2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy

Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland

Votes: 26,885

42. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

Votes: 24,150

43. Shot in the Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 37 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Three rival freelance stringers scour the streets at night to film crime scenes, fires, accidents - and anything else they can sell to news outlets.

Stars: Zak Holman, Scott Lane, Austin Raishbrook, Howard Raishbrook

Votes: 1,222

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