TV shows worth watching

by agberterdoo | created - 16 Nov 2015 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Most of the shows on this list I went in watching with initial low expectations! But I was pleasantly wrong. Also shows on this list are worth watching over and over again (underrated+classic shows).

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1. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

A scrappy, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 163,191

this is the american counterpart to the UK version and this version does it well. If you like family bonding, loads of drama, and intense emotional scenes this is the show for you.

2. Flesh and Bone (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.

Stars: Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Emily Tyra, Irina Dvorovenko

Votes: 8,816

I recently watched this and i found out that the writer from breaking bad worked on this too. I've heard it has similarities to Whiplash but since i've never seen it...well. I can honestly say this show is unique all into itself and i love that. I doesn't make you bored at all and it's about Ballet!

3. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 225,434

OMG i use to say Game of Thrones was my favorite show ever because of all the "edge of your seats" moments. But this show for me blew me out of the water! It's smart, sexy, edgy, and very modern. It made me almost go out and move to CA.

4. 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: 87,332

When i first saw this show there was a lot of pissed of moments I had in the series (primarily about the sexist moments), but the settings tell of the obvious sexism in said period. The show starts off slow but picks up rather nicely and makes you want to watch more!

5. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 1990s.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 93,889

A great show every little girl should watch it! enough said :)

6. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 175,015

I love how this show made me think about the depth of the character. I loved the acting styles of the series and how personal it is, not to mention how *beep* awesomely awful Don Draper is!

7. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 67,632

This show had a USA counterpart but you should really focus on the UK version. I loved this serious, how extremely dramatic it is and not to mention how talented the actors are for such a young age!

8. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 17,284

9. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the 15th century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 44,350

10. The Americans (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

Votes: 70,094

11. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 138,455

12. Hannibal (2013–2015)

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

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 197,549

13. Vikings (2013– )

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

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 321,032

14. Hit the Floor (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself.

Stars: Katherine Bailess, McKinley Freeman, Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel, Logan Browning

Votes: 2,208

15. Underground (2016– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with... See full summary »

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 4,242

16. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 79,414

17. Mr. Robot (2015– )

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

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 269,255

18. The Royals (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Collins, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Jake Maskall

Votes: 10,022

19. Faking It (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

Stars: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Gregg Sulkin, Bailey De Young

Votes: 12,711

20. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 83,426

21. Madam Secretary (2014– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 16,695

22. 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: 90,787

23. Humans (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Stars: Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 31,494

24. Indian Summers (2015–2016)

TV-14 | Drama, History

Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Rick Warden

Votes: 3,124

25. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 43,246

26. Search Party (2016– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Search Party is a single-camera dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner

Votes: 3,664

27. Colony (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order.

Stars: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles

Votes: 22,740

28. The Fosters (2013–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert

Votes: 21,895

29. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)

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

More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 11,457

30. K.C. Undercover (2015–2018)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Family

An outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt discovers that both her parents are spies and expect her to follow in their footsteps.

Stars: Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden, Trinitee

Votes: 2,601

31. Greenleaf (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

Stars: Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross, Lamman Rucker

Votes: 2,818

32. Queen Sugar (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Stars: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey

Votes: 3,072

33. Power (I) (2014– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Shane Johnson

Votes: 29,278

34. Heathers (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

TV version of a 1988 black comedy, 'Heathers,' where an outcast student plots to kill the cool kids.

Stars: Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field, James Scully, Brendan Scannell

Votes: 1,676

past the first episode the series gets good and entertaining, I have a special place in my heart for horror comedy!



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