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1. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 12,260

Snap your fingers and enjoy the show

Two seasons of this black and white sitcom, totaling 64 episodes, are one of my favorite childhood memories. Perfect casting, perfect morbid-comic atmosphere, brilliant dialogues and replicas, and seductive Carolyn Jones. An unforgettable experience, partly because it's so good, and partly because I can't forget something that I rewatch every couple of years.

9/10

2. 'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 22,259

"Listen carefully, I shall say this only once"

During WWII, Rene Artois and his wife Edith run a café where members of the Gestapo and French Resistance pass by each other daily, which, combined with Rene's adultery, provides an inexhaustible source of entertainment. Excellent script, character diversity, brilliant comedians, extremely witty dialogues and catchy replicas that will be remembered forever, make "Allo Allo!" one of the best sitcoms of all time. Many of us have watched a bunch of random episodes when it was run on TV, but watching this show in its entirety in a period as short as possible is a phenomenal experience that I gladly return to every few years.

9/10

3. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

Sight gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for the very successful "Naked Gun" film franchise.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 14,345

Overrated

This show was canceled after just six episodes and, I must say, it's justified. Although "Naked Gun" franchise that I love is based on this show, this was pretty much boring to me. If I saw it as a kid back in 80's I would probably be thrilled, but I do not see how anyone passed elementary school could like this. I cannot say it's crap, but it is overrated and I think the main reason for its cult status is the very fact it was canceled so soon. People have strange habit to oppose and many shows grew instant popularity as soon as they were canceled. In some cases, like with Firefly, it's justified, but in this case, the only credit this show deserves is for spawning "Naked Gun" franchise.

5/10

4. Sivi dom (1984– )

50 min | Drama

Very grim and naturalistic description of life in the reform school.

Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rajko Prodanovic, Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic, Zarko Lausevic

Votes: 703

After first episode I was about to quit, but I didn't and soon I was hooked. Even if story isn't "your cup of tea", realistically dark atmosphere is strong enough to keep your attention on its own. In just 12 episodes they succeeded to develop characters deep enough to make you feel you were there. This is thanks to good script, but also to fact that cast is made mostly of the most famous names on YU scene. For many of them this show was jumping board for their careers. And not to forget legendary song "All I Want in This Moment". They slightly spoiled it with last episode, which is, in my opinion, complete failure, but all in all, it's one of the strongest shows in history of YU television.

8/10

5. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 29,105

"Ha! I kill me!"

The spacecraft of Gordon Shumway, a hairy and chatty glutton from the planet Melmac, crashes to Earth, straight through the roof of the garage of the average American family, which from that moment on becomes anything but average. They decided to keep him and gave him the name ALF, short for Alien Life Form.

As a child, I never missed an episode. My sister and I loved it. I mean, how can you not love the bad-mannered and narcissistic, but good-hearted alien, which is an inexhaustible source of laughter and who's continuously trying to eat the house cat, in every way making it difficult for his hosts to hide him from the public eye. A few years ago, I re-watched all four seasons and enjoyed it even more than when I was a kid, because as a seven-year-old I couldn't quite understand every joke and gag. The movie that came out instead of the fifth season, to complete the story because the series was canceled, you can freely skip, and the cartoon series are nothing special either, but the original four seasons are an absolute must-watch.

8/10

6. 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: 157,838

Twin Peaks Diary 3 February 2017

Back when this show was on the air, I was 11 years old, my family was watching it on a regular basis and I was taking a gander from the sidelines and I remember I did not like it. I cannot recall exactly why... Maybe it was boring, or scary or from some third reason... All in all, I was kind of watching it and I know what is it about, but I do not remember details anymore. Considering its cult status and "resurrection" announced for later this year, I decided to watch both seasons and both movies before the third season is released.

I just saw the pilot episode and I don't understand why anyone would be caught by it. It may be that show in its entirety is great, but the pilot does not promise quality entertainment at all. I have complete series, so I will continue watching it for the time being, but if I was watching the pilot on TV and if I had to continue with the second episode a week later, I would probably completely forget about it in meantime and I would not follow the show. I cannot say it is boring or badly done because it is not, but it does not stand out in any way either and it does not encourage curiosity. Average thriller, I would say. I hope it gets better because I do not want to waste 33 hours if they are the same level as the pilot.

6,5/10 (for pilot only)

I'm near the end of the first season and so far the only thing I like about this show is fabulously excellent music by Angelo Badalamenti. Possibly the best soundtrack I have ever heard.

10/10

I finished the first season and I'm still not hooked. Acting is very good, music is perfect, but the story is too much soap-opera like. It is like someone who was used to make soap-operas suddenly decided to make a thriller. And of course, Lynch distinctive visual atmosphere that causes me a stomachache. Fortunately, Lynch made this show way before he completely flipped, so it is just slightly irritating, unlike his more recent works that are mostly unwatchable.

7/10

As the second season progress, more and more I get a feeling that this show was intended to be some kind of subtle parody, but I have no idea what of, because I'm not familiar with television trends of the '80s. I was too young then, and now I mostly watch theatrical movies from that era, so television from the '80s is almost completely unknown to me. However, the longer I follow this show the more I like it, although I think music has a crucial role in it.

7,5/10

While the first season was mediocre thriller/mystery, the second season jumps off to complete madness. I did not watch everything made by Lynch, and I have no intention to do so, but this could easily be his lifework. Basically, this is soap opera, but extremely intelligent, with many layers and an unbelievable amount of different genres perfectly combined. To me, absurd/surreal fiction prevails. There is, of course, crime fiction with a murder mystery and detective story, which irresistibly reminds me of film noir. Then, there's drama, mystery, horror, romance, black comedy, romantic comedy, and parody. And there's a chance I even missed something. In one moment I have a feeling that I am watching a sitcom and the very next moment I'm sitting at the edge of the chair wanting to turn on all the lights in the apartment. I wonder what it would feel like to watch this on drugs :D

8,5/10

I was at the very edge of changing my rating to 10/10 when I saw the last episode and it was the biggest disappointment in my life, regarding movies and TV series, of course. TP started as a mediocre thriller, grew into one of the best shows ever made and instead of reaching its peak in the final episode with some grand finale it went to complete disaster. The last episode is just typical Lynch crap. With it, he destroyed probably the best work he's ever done.

0/10 for the show finale

7. The Flash (1990–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio

Votes: 5,876

At the beginning of second season new Flash started to bore me. I don't want to give up on it just yet, but I decided to pause for a while by going back to show of my childhood, The Flash from 1990. When I was in elementary school I thought this was awesome. Now... Show is outdated in every aspect, but although story is much simpler than in new one and effects more primitive, old Flash has that nostalgic charm of 80's B production and comic-book atmosphere. Although new one is objectively better, old Flash I love much more.

7/10

Plots are completely different. Beside few names and fact that Flash is speedster who fights crime, they have almost nothing in common. The Way Barry becomes Flash is completely different and "same" characters have completely different characteristics and mutual relationships. While in new Flash Iris is black journalist and his adopted sister in whom he is secretly in love, in old one she is white artist and girl who leaves him. New Flash is based on his father being convicted for his mother murder and Flash trying to find a way to free him and punish real murderer, but in old Flash both of his parents are alive and well and he has cop brother who dies. From base to details this two shows are completely different. I have no idea which version is adapted from the comics, if any, but in my opinion, plot of new Flash is too complicated and in combination with modern technology, effects and production it totally lacks soul of comic-book.

****

As I watch more episodes I like this more and more and I have less and less will to ever finish new version. I just realized that same actor plays Flash in old and Flashes father in new show. Beside John Wesley Shipp, at least four other actors appear in both shows. Amanda Pays, who plays leading female role in old Flash, role divided to Wells and Caitlin in new version, 25 years later reappears in same role. Alex Desert, whose role in old version is closest thing to Cisco from new one, also reprises his role in few episodes of new Flash, same as Vito D'Ambrosio as Mayor Bellows and Luke Skywalker as Trickster. In old version Barry became Flash after he was hit by lightning, so he's the only meta-human there, while villains are mad, genius and backed up with some serious technology, but still just humans. Bunch of meta-humans makes new Flash nothing special and new show seems like better produced version of Power Rangers, full of monsters and empty action. Stupid and boring. Old show is more down to earth, more realistic, with more convincing situations and relationships and decent dose of healthy humor. It has much better atmosphere and I have to improve its rating once again.

8/10

I finished first and only season and I'm sorry that there's no more. But it may be good thing, cause they would probably spoil it in time. I collected impressions and, although it is very far from being one of the best shows of all time (maybe strong seven), in my opinion this is perfect example of how comic-book adaptation should look like. Shoulder to shoulder with Batman from previous year, within the genre I rate it perfect ten.

8,5/10

8. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 43,915

One of the wittiest and most entertaining shows ever. With most of the comedies, you understand that something is funny but you don't actually laugh out loud at it. Shows that make you cry while your jaw hurts from laughing like crazy are extremely rare. And for me, this is such a show. I can always watch it, no matter I know it by heart from watching it countless times, no matter current mood. However nervous, edgy, sad and down I may be, one episode of Dick and family will always bring me back from the dead. One of the strongest tens I ever gave.

10/10

Episode titles are hilarious: Dick Smoker, Lonely Dick, Body and Soul and Dick, Ab-Dick-ted, The Art of Dick, Angry Dick, I Enjoy Being a Dick, Assault With a Deadly Dick,... I mean, even if you don't have dirty mind this is more than obvious and almost certainly intentional. I love it.

9. 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: 119,798

10. Angel (1999–2004)

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

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 60,400

11. 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: 110,094

My DC adaptations marathon came to Smallville, one of few shows I ever saw completely and even fewer I wanna see again. I just finished rewatching of the first season that shows high-school days of Clark Kent. Tom Welling is great playing young Clark who gradually discovers his abilities and tries to juggle between normal teen life and hiding the fact he's an alien. In first season he discovers his inhuman strength and speed, then he gradually discovers extent of his invulnerability and at the end he finds out about his X-Ray vision. The rest of his powers will come in seasons to follow. Here we meet Lex Luthor, Clark's best friend, who changes into villain in front of our eyes, partially because of his egomaniac father and partially because of distrustful treatment from everyone around him, caused by his wealth and infamous family name. There's also beautiful Kristin Kreuk, playing Lana Lang, Clark's unrealized love, and many more talented young actors. But the most impressive of all is John Glover, playing Lionel Luthor, Lex's father and main villain. Story combines typical teenage show with superhero elements, which slowly grow from season to season until they completely take over the show and change it beyond recognition. But for now special effects are at minimum and show is more teen romance drama than story about Superman. It may not be the best, but it's certainly my favorite DC show so far.

7,5/10

12. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 229,464

Overrated, but very good indeed

Finally I took time and watched the whole "Firefly" at once. I am not disappointed, I enjoyed every episode, but still, I think it is very overrated. It is space western that gathers a team of good actors in an original and entertaining story. Still, I fail to see what quality makes it stand out from a bunch of other Sci-Fi shows, except by fact it is space western... It is good, but cult status and rating over nine out of ten are a mystery to me. The show was canceled after only fourteen episodes and it seems they did it on purpose. The official reason was lack of audience, but low ratings were obviously caused intentionally because the show was aired on Friday nights when they always had lowest ratings, episodes were aired in wrong order and marketing for the show was terrible. Shame, it could grow into something really great. My recommendation for those who did not see it is to forget about its reputation and watch it without any expectations and you will surely enjoy it. My favorite episodes are 6th and 7th. While I rate the rest 7/10, these two deserve 9/10. Intelligent, original, well played and with a nicely balanced amount of good humor.

7,5/10

13. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

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

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,122

Years after Batman left Gotham, trio Birds of Prey takes over his role. They are Huntress - daughter of Batman and Catwoman, Oracle - former Batgirl put in wheelchair by Joker and Dinah - girl with telepathic abilities whose true identity and full potential are to be revealed later. There are also Alfred - Batman's old battler, Jesse - young inspector in love with Huntress, Harley Queen who tries to step in her old boyfriend's shoes and bunch of meta-humans. Show keeps Batman atmosphere while trying to distinguish itself from Batman story. It's not particularly original, but it's fun and holds attention. Acting is quite good and leading girls are beauties. Unfortunately, show is cancelled after first season, but it doesn't end with cliffhanger so I recommend it to DC fans who look for good entertainment.

7/10

14. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

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

Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 40,540

Denny Crane, my favorite mad cow <3

"Boston Legal" is a spin-off ("The Practice"), which has surpassed the parent series. It is definitely the best series of its kind and one of the best series of all time, for me, perhaps even the best. This is one of the strongest tens I've ever given, because it is perfect in every way. The superb cast, led by James Spader and William Shatner, convincingly presents a huge range of different characters and their mutual relationships. The series brings complex characters in insane court processes, with incredible twists. Moving drama and hilarious humor are perfectly balanced at all times. Through crazy and caricatured, but realistic and believable situations, this show opens up a number of serious political and life issues, and at the same time causes laughter and deep self-reflection. Every character will be your favorite and every episode will seem the best one. There's simply no weak point.

11/10

15. Doctor Who (2005– )

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

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 185,981

One of my favorite shows is on the air since 1963, more than half of a century. I followed it till December 2015 when they decided to skip 2016. I turned to some other shows and forgot about it. Season 2017 is over and in a month season 2018 begins. So last night I got back to it and reminded myself why I love it so much. In meantime I started original series and saw first two out of 26 seasons. It is good, but it's not quite it. Since 2005 Doctor Who becomes one of the best series ever. I will see all of it sooner or later, but only when I'm done with new seasons. To TV series fanatics with lots of spare time I warmly recommend all 37 seasons, but this last 11 seasons are must watch for every TV series fan.

10/10

16. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror

Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time, the foremost names in the horror... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Elizabeth Austin, J. Winston Carroll, Miho Ninagawa, Anthony Harrison

Votes: 10,689

This is a series of 26 one-hour horror films, directed by 19 different directors, which for some reason have been selected as "masters of horror". While some of them really are masters, the choice of others quite surprised me. Some movies have original stories, some are adaptations of the giants of the genre, such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft or Clive Barker. The quality varies from barely watchful crap to really excellent short films. The series overall is far from a masterpiece, but most episodes hold attention and everyone will find something for themselves. There is some really horrific horror and gore and serious drama, and there's also plenty of dark humor and effects that look like those from B movies of the '80s, where monsters, rather than being scary, wake nostalgia and bring smile to our faces. And there's also a couple of really painful embarrassment transfers. The second season is significantly weaker and I'm not surprised that the series has been canceled, but the fans of the horror should not miss it. I especially recommend "Valerie on the Stairs" (Barker), "Jenifer" (Argento), "Dreams in the Witch-House" (Lovecraft) and "The Black Cat" (Poe).

7/10

17. Blade: The Series (2006)

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

The adventures of the half human/vampire hunter.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, Nelson Lee, Jessica Gower

Votes: 4,818

Wesley Snipes is the only true Blade

From the very beginning it was weird to see Sticky Fingaz instead of Wesley Snipes, but once you get used to it, "Blade" becomes quite entertaining show. It's sequel to the movie franchise and has pretty good plot that pulls you in and it's a shame it was canceled after single season. There's no bigger flaws to brag about, but it also doesn't have any outstanding qualities. Just an average Marvel that will bring joy to Blade fans and mediocre for the rest of us.

6/10

18. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,612

I just finished the first season of the animated series Metalocalypse. It has 63 episodes in a total duration of around 12 hours. Episodes last only for about ten minutes, but I think it's better not to watch them too many at once. I watch one per day, usually during a morning coffee, so that my day starts with metal and laughter.

Series follows the adventures of the band Dethklok, the most popular death metal band of all time, a band that is so popular that it is one of the strongest economies in the world and has such an army of fans that it has a serious impact on world politics. Members of this band are five completely different personalities representing caricatures of "typical" rock stars. As much as they are successful as a band, that much everything they touch goes berserk and ends with a total disaster from which only the band gets out without major consequences. Show is satire of western civilization, modern politics and consumer society, as well as the prejudice of metalheads.

The animation is pretty good, the music and lyrics are excellent, story has a fast pace, a lot of black humor and it's extremely brutal and gore. And the opening theme has immediately entered the very top of my favorites and is one of the few that I do not skip even though I saw it so many times that I know it by heart.

8/10

19. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 192,786

Excellent thriller with a lousy finale

I watched first 6 (out of 37) episodes and I'm hooked. Although this type of animation goes on my nerves, it's not as bad as in other anime I encountered so far, and the story is so good that I have to see it through, no matter retarded looks of Shinigami and all the other flaws of the genre. This would be excellent feature thriller, either movie or series. If possible, in Japanese or European production, although I doubt even Hollywood could screw it too much. But, speculation on the side, in this form, I rate it

8/10

As the series progressed, I was more and more tempted to give it a 9, or even 10, but the last episode was a real disappointment. Someone who has been living a triple life for six years and playing the game at such a high level would not make such an amateur mistake. I knew they will get him eventually, but I was expecting some highly intelligent mindfak, not the outworn cliche of a villain exulting in the face of the enemy before his plan succeeded. Final rating

8,5/10

20. Californication (2007–2014)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.

Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 165,204

"Despite the fact that I'm a swirling black hole, I'm pretty faking awesome sometimes"

After a series "The X Files" David Duchovny had planned to withdraw from the television, and I thought that I would in any future role still see him as Fox Mulder. I was wrong. With the role of Hank Moody, he immediately wiped all memory of Mulder.

Hank Moody is a writer in blockade, who lives of old fame and money earned from the movie based on his bestseller, while driving his Porsche from pub to party, from alcohol to drugs, from making love with a prostitute to wild sex with every woman willing to spread her legs, persistently and hopelessly trying to escape from depression and suffering for the family he destroyed. Explicit scenes of bohemian "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" life, immersed in impossible situations full of shame-transfers, genius replicas, inexhaustible (mostly black) humor, which vulgarly and brutally hold you on the edge between embarrassment and dying from laughter, are shifting to deeply emotional scenes of his desperate attempts to reconcile with his ex-wife and raise his teenage daughter.

Although the fantastic script and Duchovny's perfect performance are what rises this show to the top of the best series I've ever watched, we must not forget the excellent casting of supporting characters, whose diversity complements this crazy story and makes it an unforgettable experience. Particularly distinguished among them is Evan Handler, as Hank's best friend, whose performance stands side by side with Duchovny's.

I could say that it's genre is a drama-comedy, but for me, this series is falling into a special category of "complete awesomeness". There are very few series I followed from start to finish, but this one I saw several times in its entirety and each time I was impressed as the first time. I have no complaints, except that it did not last forever. One of the strongest tens I ever gave.

10/10

21. Misfits (2009–2013)

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

A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 87,490

"Can we please stop killing our probation workers?"

Warning: Minor spoilers

Movies and TV series in which people have supernatural powers are usually super-heroic. People with powers either dedicate their lives to fighting evil or they become super-villains themselves. Those characters are mostly two-dimensional and stories are usually a black and white fight between good and evil. OK, there are shades of gray like in Batman for example, but it's still fairy-tale like and unrealistic. Until the British decided to try out on territory where Marvel and DC have almost monopoly. Then we get "Misfits", a show with production that cannot compare to Hollywood, but with the story that will win you over in no time.

Group of young delinquents, convicted to community service, get hit by a weird storm that gives them supernatural powers. But they become neither superheroes nor super-villains. They remain mostly who they were, realistic convincing characters from everyday life, who sometimes use and sometimes abuse their new powers to overcome obstacles everyday life throws at them. They do not think big, they just live their own lives. Besides powers we are used to seeing on screen, like flying, telekinesis or mind-reading, this show offers a bunch of new original and often extremely weird powers, like the ability to control milk or hypnotizing tits. This is a teenage action drama, full of English dark humor, at the same time original story and parody on the superhero genre.

"Misfits" has 5 seasons, a total of 38 episodes. The first season is probably the best one, because of its original simplicity. Later in the show actors and characters are changing pretty fast and the plot is more and more complicated, sometimes maybe too much, but it is definitely worth watching till the end. You will probably get to the edge of giving up after the first episode in the third season but don't. Get through the first few episodes of the third season and the show will get under your skin once again.

Acting and music are good, special effects are often ridiculous, partially because of the low budget, but I believe it was in good part on purpose, and although this is not objectively high-quality show, because of unexpected originality and unbelievable fun, I am struggling not to give it straight ten.

9/10

22. Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

Stars: Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson, Chris Romano, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 46,319

Absolute must watch, at least for a male audience

The series takes us into the world of American college football. The main characters are guys whose life is spinning around sports, sex (or at least aspirations towards it) and endless partying. I can not compare this series with anything, because I do not remember seeing anything similar, and definitely nothing so much fun. I am not competent to comment on the script, directing, acting, or any other aspect of this series, because I was largely overwhelmed by laughter, and totally did not care for its technical aspects or objective quality. It's so addictive that I watched a season daily.

10/10

23. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010–2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.

Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 3,287

I want more!

This is simply awesome. Combination of high-school show, comedy and horror, that packs clichés of 80's and 90's into catchy 20 minutes portions of pure fun. All accompanied by lots of weed and heavy metal. Plus, in the main supporting role, we have Jason Mewes, Jay from legendary Jay and Silent Bob duo. The only flaw of this show is that it was canceled after two seasons, so the main story is left incomplete. However, every episode has own rounded plot so they can be watched separately. Also, an animated movie that should finish the story is announced and it's expected very soon. Recommendation for everyone who loves metal, weed, 80's horrors, teen comedies, things so stupid that they're ingenious and good fun. I saw all 26 episodes in just a few days and I yearn for more.

9/10

24. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 26,686

An interesting approach to "superheroes"

The series "Alphas" is about a team of people with some unusual abilities. They are not superheroes, because, in addition to special "powers", this word also carries the personality characteristics that distinguish heroes, which these characters are not. Also, their abilities are not supernatural but explained by neurological mutations that somewhat "hold water", so this is not fantasy but SF. Their "powers" also carry negative consequences, so a character with the ability to gain increased power by consciously pumping adrenaline, after a few minutes remains unusable, a character who can sharpen the sense of choice at the same time "loses" other senses, and a character who can "see" and manipulate electromagnetic waves, and thus monitors cellphones or surfs Internet without aids, is at the same time autistic. Besides the action, the series is quite dedicated to the characterization of the protagonists and their mutual relationships and, although the premise is all but original, the approach to the story is different from similar shows I've encountered so far. It had potential, and it's a shame it was canceled after just two seasons.

7/10

25. 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: 1,587,138

LOTR of the TV World

TV shows I rated 10 are extremely rare, I could count them on one hand. And this is one of them. Excellent crew did this based on fantastic book and in cooperation with original writer... I do not want to compare this show with anything else because it is beyond any comparing, but speaking only about its quality, this is for TV world what Lord of the Rings is for movies. I doubt anyone will top this any time soon.

New books are not out yet, and they decided not to wait for it, so series are ahead of the books now. I did not watch the latest season yet, and I see many bad impressions and comments on web, but even if they really did lousy job on this last season, previous 5 seasons are so good that last one can not spoil average grade below 10/10.

I must admit, I did not see famous Breaking Bad yet, so I can not be 100% sure, but for me this is the very best TV show ever made.

I am not writing about it's contents, there is more than enough spoilers all around the web, so no need for me to add some more. Thou, I do not understand all that noise and complaining about spoilers, especially if movie/series is based on famous book. In my opinion, you should always read the book before you watch it on TV, and if you did it then you already know most of what you'll see, so complaining about spoilers is ridiculous. And believe me, even if it is not always the case, in this case you really SHOULD READ THE BOOKS FIRST. It is impossible to put all those thousands of pages in TV show, and reading the books will allow you much better understanding of what you see and you will enjoy the show much much more. I'm not saying that the books are better. Not this time. Both are great in its own way. But show will hypnotize you even deeper if you read the books first.

26. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 117,224

It is not top quality show, but what could you possibly expect from MTV... At the other hand, for those who love supernatural, show is fast, without idling, so pretty much fun.

7/10

27. Awake (2012)

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

After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream?

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 19,917

Ultimate mindfuck

After a car accident in which a family member is killed, a detective begins to live two parallel realities. In one reality, he lives with his wife and their son is killed, and when he falls asleep in that reality he awakens in another where he lives with his son and his wife is killed. In both realities he goes to a psychiatrist who convinces him that the other reality is just a dream and a way for his mind to cope with loss. But which reality is real, which is a dream, or both are real, or both are a dream... The series is phenomenally done and is a total mindfuck. I was very disappointed when it was canceled after the first season, but believe me, even unfinished, it's more than worth watching.

8/10

28. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

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

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 33,616

The secret project of creating a super-soldier goes wrong and, in order to cover up the whole thing, all volunteers who have been exposed to serum are killed. One manages to get away and lives in hiding until he saves the life of a young policewoman and falls in love with her. Then, of course, all possible complications begin. I know, it sounds sleasy, but the series is really well done. It combines elements of crime series with romance, thriller and a bit of horror. Jay Ryan is good in the role of the "beast", Kristin Kreuk is not particularly good actress, but she is beautiful enough for male audience to forgive her shortcomings in the performance, and Nina Lisandrello as her partner and Austin Basis as a computer magician and "beast's" best friend are great. The story is complicated and interesting, directing and effects are good and the series is very addictive. It has four seasons and it's finished, not canceled, so if you decide to watch, you will finish it pretty quickly and without waiting for new episodes or disappointments that the story has remained unresolved. Recommendation.

7,5/10

29. Scream Queens (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A semi-anthology series that centers on characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Stars: Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer

Votes: 31,865

Fun! Fun! Fun! I have no idea how to describe this madness except by MUST WATCH !!! It is a parody of horrors, with caricatured characters and sick dialogues, but with a plot that keeps you watching more and more. I would not expect anything less of "American Horror Story" makers. This is one of the most entertaining things I ever saw. I refrain from giving it 10/10 because it still cannot go in the same rating with masterpieces like "How to Get Away With Murder" or "Californication". * * * * I just finished the second season and I deeply wish that this show never ended. It's damn super-fun. Parody to horror stereotypes with references to a bunch of cult movies and shows and everything packed so stupidly exaggerated that it must be work of genius. The characters are great, the cast even better, and Jamie Lee Curtis is simply perfect. You'll attach to these irritating characters in no time and you'll enjoy loving and hating them at the same time. Warm recommendation.

8,5/10

30. Wayward Pines (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Stars: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Hope Davis

Votes: 49,251

It's a shame that it's over after just two seasons

A year ago, I watched the first season and, since it was a well-rounded story that does not require a continuation, and since the second season has picked up predominantly bad criticism, I gave up on further watching. A few days ago, I changed my mind and watched the series all the way through. Do not make the mistake I made and believe bad reviews, because the second season is excellent, and in some aspects maybe better than the first one. I guess bad reviews are the result of a big difference between seasons, but the fact that the second season deviated from the patterns of the first does not make it worse, just different. While the first season is a mindfuck mystery and is based on confusing plot and mystical atmosphere, the second season is a post-apocalyptic SF drama. While the first season puzzles you and makes you guess, the second gives answers but, because of the strong interpersonal relationships, life dramas and several unexpected surprises and plot twists, it isn't any less exciting than the first. I believe it could have been better, but it's great anyway and it's a real shame they gave up on it after just two seasons. Don't let the fact it's canceled dissuade you from watching it, because both seasons are rounded wholes, that leave room for a continuation, but don't require it. There are no unresolved cliffhangers.

P.S. I did not mention anything about the story itself, because even the briefest summary would be an unforgivable spoiler.

8/10

31. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot (2016)

6 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Following Inhuman Yo-Yo Rodriguez also known as 'Slingshot' on a personal Mission against time.

Stars: Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Yancey Arias, Chloe Bennet, Hiroo Minami

Votes: 1,557

Mediocre episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is for some reason split into six five-minute episodes and inserted as a mini-series between the third and fourth season. If one does not watch it all at once, it probably does not make any sense.

6/10

32. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)

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

Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse, Chrysta Bell

Votes: 45,517

Twin Peaks Diarrh... Diary

There's a chance David Lynch is crazy. But I honestly doubt it. I think it's much more probable that he simply screws with us. We are struggling to understand his movies where there's, in fact, nothing to understand. He just stuffs his films with everything and anything that comes to his mind, without any sense and meaning, and then he sits aside and laughs his head off on our pathetic attempts to explain his outburst of "genius".

****

The first episode was promising. Strange, mysterious, distinctive. I was hypnotized. But in the second episode I was already at the edge of giving up. I was held only by curiosity. Now, after the third and fourth episode, I can not take this seriously anymore. I have a feeling that I'm watching high-budget parody to "Twin Peaks" instead of the long-awaited third season. Unlike first episode that mesmerized me and kept me in suspense, through third and fourth I mostly laughed, partly from agony, partly from shame transfer to which the show abounds, although there were also few really good jokes. But overall it feels like spoof made by the principle "it's so bad that it's good." I'm more and more convinced that Lynch really is screwing with us. David, I have no idea what you're on, but give us a little so we could feel nice too.

****

  • How the hell did this madman know that he will be able to make the third season after 25 years? How did he know, not only that he will be alive, but that the rest of the crew will also be alive, capable and willing to shoot... Did he simply risked and had luck?


  • Why does almost every episode end in "Ally McBeal" manner?


Those are the questions that tinker in my head, since the brain gave up on asking the question about the plot a long time ago...

****

The new season of Twin Peaks is at the same time retarded and ingenious, senseless and visually fascinating. From episode to episode I like it more and more, and just when I was afraid that I will have to rate it 10/10, the 8th episode turned out to be probably the most stupid thing I saw this year. The middle part of it that stretches explosion scene to exhaustion and back, turning it into something like screen saver of some music player, can be explained in two ways. Either Lynch does not have finished screenplay at all, but he writes it along the way, so when the time came to shoot 8th episode he had material for just 20 minutes and he needed an hour that he had to fill, or he simply wanted to kill all epileptics in the audience. Anyway, this episode brought me back to attitude "why the hell I'm even losing my time on this nonsense."

****

I just finished the third season of "Twin Peaks" and I'm speechless. Weird, bizarre, fascinating and exhausting, original but nostalgic. Epic TV project that won't leave you indifferent. You can love it or hate it and I can not decide for myself. The story is unreal and surreal, but I couldn't place it in any sub-genres of fantasy or SF. I think it would be the closest to the truth to name it dream-genre. It feels like you're dreaming drama-mystery-thriller dream. Chaotic, seemingly unconnected, illogical, but yet again essentially meaningful. The strongest impression on me was made by the music and I'm sure that magnificent atmosphere that Badalamenti composes was the crucial factor for me to fall in love with "Twin Peaks", both the old and the new one. It is an ungrateful job to rate someone's dream...

8/10 for visual, 10/10 for sound effects and Badalamenti, 10/10 for acting, 4/10 for the story, because although this is one of the best shows ever made that does not change the fact that Lynch is full of crap,

and, since the whole thing defies common sense, my way of judging it will also be illogical:

32/10

33. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End (2017)

80 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

The animated conclusion to the live action Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil Show. Todd tries to mend his friendship with Curtis after killing his girlfriend. The book has returned along with Hannah and there is talk of a new Pure Evil one.

Directors: Richard Duhaney, Craig David Wallace | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 240

"Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" was TV series that was broadcast from 2010 till 2012, and I already wrote about it:

"This is simply awesome. Combination of high-school show, comedy and horror, that packs cliches of '80s and '90s into catchy 20 minutes portions of pure fun. All accompanied with lots of weed and heavy metal. Plus, in main supporting role we have Jason Mewes, Jay from legendary Jay and Silent Bob duo. The only flaw of this show is that it was canceled after two seasons, so main story is left incomplete. However, every episode has own rounded plot so they can be watched separately. Also, animated movie that should finish the story is announced and it's expected very soon. Recommendation for everyone who love metal, weed, '80s horrors, teen comedies, things so stupid that they're ingenious and good fun. I saw all 26 episodes in just a few days and I yearn for more.

9/10"

At the time show was cancelled, authors had scenario prepared for total of four seasons so, for the story not to remain incomplete, they announced that they would pack the remaining two seasons into a full-length animated film. I was eagerly awaiting the day when they will finally release this cartoon, but eventually I made peace with the fact that it will not happen. And then, six years after the cancellation of the series, "The End of the End" really appeared.

The animation of characters very faithfully mimics actors from the series, and the voices are given to them by the original cast. The story continues in the same manner as in the first two seasons but, due to the shortening of the entire two seasons into a 80 minutes film, the decline in the quality of the story is more than obvious. And the cartoon simply can not replace the atmosphere of the original show. It does not make sense to watch this movie if you have not watched the series, and it is pretty much lousy standing alone, but for a big fans of the series, such as myself, it's great, on the one hand because I finally learned how the story ends and on the other because of nostalgia. Objectively it doesn'tt deserve such a high grade, but love is stronger than reason and I rate it

7/10

34. Human Target (2010–2011)

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

An unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.

Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Votes: 16,710

A different kind of superhero

Christopher Chance is an ex-assassin who decided to cross to the other side and rescue the targets of his former colleagues. His new motto is that nobody deserves to die and he is the man you are calling for help when you are in a hopeless situation. This action series is based on the DC comic and it is a true refreshment in the sea of superhero strip adaptations. The main role is Mark Valley, who played in about 40 series, and is best known for his roles in Body of Proof, Harry's Law and Boston Legal. The story, directing, acting ... everything is in place. Nothing superb, but no serious flaws either. But it is very addictive and I finished the first season in just a few days. Recommendation.

8/10

35. Big Little Lies (2017– )

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

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 123,465

Slow start but an awesome finale 11 September 2017

I came from work around eight, got some food and coffee, and sat to watch this seven hours long movie in a single run. I say movie because this is not regular TV series, but more of TV movie cut to pieces because of length. Fact that I saw seven hours show in less than eight tells you that it's a good one, but, in my opinion, they failed terribly at the beginning. It starts slow and after the first episode, that lasts nearly an hour and nothing happens at all, I almost gave up. Still, reviews are mostly good and many friends did recommend it, so I decided to give it a shot. I watched the second episode and started to question who's crazy, bored me or thrilled reviewers. After three episodes I was seriously annoyed. It reminded me of Desperate Housewives. Although it's better written and done, but also less fun. The story about people whose life is too good so they invent problems where there are none and then exaggerate them to epic proportions, until they hit the ceiling. In everyday common issues they react like crazy and if there are people like that in real life I do not know them and I'm glad about it. Both characters and story were completely redundant to me. I rated it weak six and continued to watch only because I hate leaving things unfinished. But when the show was over and impressions were settled I completely changed my mind. It still reminds me of Desperate Housewives, maybe even more, and some things are really retarded, but characters are phenomenally developed and acted, and every succeeding episode is better than previous. Finale nailed it. If the story wasn't so lengthy, but made as a movie two or three hours long, I would probably rate it even higher, but as seven hours mini-series it deserves

8/10

36. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 55,316

I accidentally bumped into this series, I did not even know existed, and I watched the first episode with no special expectations. Seven episodes later I admit that I am hooked. The series ignores "T3" and continues on "Terminator 2", although it takes some elements from "T3". "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" can be seen as the new third part of the franchise, which is there to push and replace rather unsuccessful "T3".

In the first season, the series does not bring anything new, but is a worthy successor of cult films that precede it, and in all aspects it is more than solid. Initially, I was not overly intrigued, because I had the impression that I was once again watching "Terminator 2", just stretched on the series season, but I continued to watch because in the role of a cyborg that protects John was Summer Glau, which, you must admit, is much more pleasant for the eye than Arnold. It seems that Summer is a family friend of the house of Lannister, because just yesterday I saw her sharing the screen with Tyrion in "Knights of Badassdom", and in this series two leading female roles belong to Summer and Cersei. When you connect name Sarah Connor with the face of Linda Hamilton for more than two decades, it's very strange to see Lena Headey in that role, so the initial impression was very bad. But after just a few episodes Lena will suppress Linda from your head, if not forever, then at least till this series is over. Thomas Dekker is not Edward Furlong, but he is a good actor and this change didn't bother me at all. All supporting roles are well-cast, and there are also some familiar faces from the past, like David from "Beverly Hills 90210" who plays one of the biggest supporting roles.

I can not wait to see what the second season brings, which, according to the reviews, is much better than the first.

8/10

The story in the series is far more complex than the story in the movies and, I dare to say, even better. Deeper characterization is implied because a series leaves much more space for that than a movie. And finally, Summer Glau is not only enchanting, but she's incomparably better and more convincing Terminator than Arnold. My current rank list is:

1. The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2. Terminator 2 3. The Terminator 4. T3 (it would be better if it wasn't made at all)

37. Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Ash has spent the last thirty years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless

Votes: 58,513

Ash vs Evil Dead Diary

Ash Williams and his chainsaw are back 28 June 2018

Thirty years after he cut off his hand, Ash lives in a trailer and uses a false story about losing his hand by rescuing an eight-year-old boy from certain death in order to seduce women in bars. During that time, the "Book of the Dead" is waiting patiently, hidden in the trailer. And Ash would not be Ash if he didn't do something stupid and started a new series of horrors. The series adheres to the tried-and-tested recipe and combines comedy and horror, and Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell grow old as wine and they are better than ever.

Just finished the first season 09 July 2018

The story is better written and more interesting than in movies. Perfectly orchestrated action, a furious pace with no idling and unnecessary dialogue and cheesy humor guarantee a crazy ride of uninterrupted fun. The acting of the main and the most of the side actors is very good, and characterization is excellent and unexpectedly complex for the "Evil Dead" franchise. Camera, colors, effects, editing, sound, music,... everything is superbly done and provides a hypnotizing atmosphere that makes this series a masterpiece of the genre.

"I'm not finished yet." - "That's what they all say, baby." 19 July 2018

The series is full of original ideas and details and is so ingeniously filmed that it represents a feast for the eyes and ears, and the one-liners, which would make even Schwarzenegger envious, are an inexhaustible source of laughter.

  • I like my kids cooked medium rare.
  • And I love the smell of old man in the morning.


Magnificent Experience 22 July 2018

I just finished the third season and it's hard to describe in words how hateful I am towards those responsible for canceling this show. I hope some visionary, who sees the greatness of this series, will show up to buy out the rights from idiots who canceled it and make at least one more season. It was really the magnificent experience.

10/10

38. 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: 166,167

"In the beginning... The angel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and condemned to rule Hell for all eternity. Until he decided to take vacation..."

The Devil was sick of Hell, so he moved to Los Angeles and opened a nightclub, where he spends his days and nights living the motto "sex, drugs and rock'n'roll". Until he falls in love with police detective Chloe and becomes her civilian consultant. Each episode brings a new case of murder that Chloe and Lucifer solve by combining her detective and his supernatural abilities, with Chloe not knowing that he really is the Devil. The murder cases are quite original, the ways they are solved are cleverly designed and interesting, and the mutual relations of the characters are entertainingly complex and imbued with great humor. Over time, the series introduces more and more new characters and celestial beings, but it succeeds in maintaining the level of development of characters and their interrelations, and not getting lost in exaggeration and excessive complicating. The characters are diverse, well developed and there's one for everyone's taste. Personally, I prefer Mazikeen, the main torturer in Hell and Lucifer's bodyguard, although they somewhat spoiled her in the third season.

DC Entertainment has surpassed itself this time. "Lucifer" is so far the best DC series and I do not understand why they decided to shut it down after just three seasons. Fortunately, Netflix has purchased the rights and in 2019 we can expect the fourth season. Warm recommendation to fans of humorous, crime and supernatural series, because "Lucifer" is a perfectly balanced mix of these genres.

8,5/10

39. Preacher (2016– )

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

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti

Votes: 60,151

Secret Jesus

Criminal, son of a preacher, after many years returns to his hometown in Texas to take over his father's church. But although he is trying to be good, past, long-standing habits and character can not be erased overnight. Things are further complicated when the story involves a child of the forbidden love, the Irish vampire, a pair of angels, completely crazy local tycoon and ex-girlfriend. A great story, dark atmosphere pervaded with (black) humor and a bunch of completely insane characters and situations. The chaotic angel fight, which opens the sixth episode of the first season, is one of the craziest things that I was fortunate to see on television. The atmosphere and framing will especially appeal to comics fans. If for no other reason, watch this because of Joseph Gilgun as a vampire of a very specific kind, which you did not have the opportunity to see before. Brilliant.

9/10 (for the first season)

Next two seasons introduce a bunch of new characters of which, although some are perfect, many fail to maintain level with characters from the first season, in terms of both the idea and the cast and their performances. The story further complicates, maybe too much, and the third season is totally over-the-top. To be understood, I love over-the-top comedy and so-bad-it-is-good movies, but this series is not in that manner. The second season has completely cut off any ties to the first one, and the series becomes something else entirely, and the third season went so far that one wrong step could make everything go to hell. They brought it in the situation to balance on a thin line between ingenious and ridiculous and I'm afraid that the fourth season could easily bury the show. But for now

8/10

40. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 171,987

Friends for 21th Century

At the urging of my dear, I agreed last night to watch the episode or two of the series that I have long been avoiding. And ... we watched the whole first season. Guys, this is so much fun and addictive that I could see all 150 episodes in a row. It's not some top-notch quality show, but in more than a few occasions I laughed out loud, and it is quite rare for me. It's obvious that it's inspired by "Friends", but it's not a bad copy that steals old jokes and it really has a soul. Warm recommendation.

8/10

41. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 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: 305,350

"There is actually a lot of intelligent social commentary here - it's just masked under anything they could possibly offend someone with." - chthon2

16 October 2017

For some reason, I stopped following this show a long time ago, even before the tenth season I think. Recently, again for some inexplicable reason, it came to my mind and I decided to start it all over, from season one, but this time I'm going to finish it, or better to say catch it, because I hope it will never end. This morning I finished the first season. There's nothing better than healthy laughter with morning coffee. After 20 years this season is still fresh and hilarious. One of the strongest tens I ever gave.

10/10

(I'm near the end of the 8th season now and it still kicks ass.)

24 December 2018

In the last year I have seen all 22 seasons of "South Park" and, although it had its ups and downs, overall it's one of the best TV shows of all time and definitely the ultimate animated one. I can't wait for the 23rd season.

42. Neverwhere (1996– )

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Hywel Bennett, Clive Russell

Votes: 2,509

"You're all very stupid people and you do not know anything"

Books are usually better than their screenings. This is somehow logical, because the adaptation changes the source material to accommodate it to another and completely different medium, whose explicitness could never be compared with the infinite possibilities of crossing the imagination of the author with the imagination of the reader. But it seems that even when things are going in the opposite direction, the books still win.

"Neverwhere" is a British mini-series that Neil Gaiman wrote directly for TV, and then subsequently turned its scenario into a novel, which changed from release to release until it became one of my favorite books, which series on which it is based exceeds in every respect. Although it's BBC, the series is low-budget or at least looks cheap. Also, there are only six half-hour episodes, and the potential here is quite enough for at least ten times more, which would allow a more detailed story and better character development. But that does not mean it's bad. On the contrary, I liked it, because it very convincingly fits quite original fantasy world into our reality. The main problem is that the actors can not play, the director cannot direct, and studio and filming locations cannot look as good as I can imagine when I read a book.

Any attempt to give you a brief idea about its plot finished as a spoiler, so I'm giving up on that intention. The mere fact that it's written by Neil Gaiman should be reason enough for you to take a look.

9/10 for author's imagination 5/10 for the technical realization

43. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 272,468 | Gross: $25.51M

The final episode of "Firefly"

Watching this right after watching Firefly in two days, I cannot objectively say if this movie can stand for itself and have any sense to people who are not familiar with Firefly. Basically, this is just one more episode of the show, great finale meant to be the conclusion for the good show that ended way too soon. It gives us answers to some questions about things that Firefly had no chance to bring to their conclusions and it would be a good ending for the show even if it was not canceled and had many seasons instead. The movie is not great, but it was necessary for sure. Firefly was not so much about space action and adrenaline as it was about characters that were real and convincing and that we could relate to, characters we fell in love with even after just dozen of episodes this show lasted. This movie brings back those characters and gives us a conclusion after the show simply stopped out of nowhere and left us missing them badly. Now it's easier to move on. I do not consider this show or ending movie to be great, but it gets under your skin and you simply have to love it. So it is hard to rate it...

7,5/10

44. Anger Management (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Divorced former baseball player Charlie Goodson is now an anger management therapist. He has a teenage daughter with obsessive-compulsive disorder and he has a purely sexual relationship ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden

Votes: 29,106

Watchable, but redundant

Sitcom about group therapy for anger control. Charlie Sheen almost reprises his role from "Two and a Half Men," and the rest of the cast, though not bad, fails to keep up with him. It's not boring, but it's unoriginal and unneeded and drowns in mediocrity. No wonder it was canceled after only two seasons.

6/10

45. Accidentally on Purpose (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Billie, a woman in her 30's, wants to settle down and have a family. When she tells her boyfriend James this, he tells her he doesn't want that, so they break up. She gets drunk and hooks ... See full summary »

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Ashley Jensen, Lennon Parham

Votes: 6,265

"She's with child and pregnant too"

A cute romantic sitcom, whose main asset was sweet and sexy Jenna Elfman. It was canceled after the first season and, although I liked it, I can't say it was unexpected.

7/10



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