TV List Recommendations 2021

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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 68,545

2. 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: 218,946

3. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 59,462

4. 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: 517,511

5. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

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

Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 70,825

6. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

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

Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 74,814

7. Scandal (2012–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 69,473

8. 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: 90,336

9. Veronica Mars (2004–2019)

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

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 69,299

10. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-PG | 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: 896,449

11. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 631,092

12. Castle (2009–2016)

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

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 145,207

13. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 146,253

14. Alias (2001–2006)

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

Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 47,524

15. Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.

Stars: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, April Bowlby

Votes: 18,874

16. Schitt's Creek (2015–2020)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy

Votes: 95,314

17. The Rookie (2018– )

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

Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr.

Votes: 25,322

18. A Million Little Things (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of friends becomes motivated to living fuller lives after the unexpected death of a close friend.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses

Votes: 10,291

19. You (2018– )

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

A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.

Stars: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers, Elizabeth Lail

Votes: 163,178

20. The Wilds (2020– )

TV-14 | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

A group of teens must survive after a crash leaves them stranded. There's just one twist to this thrilling drama - these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause

Votes: 13,059

21. Reign (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs

Votes: 45,643

22. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)

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

New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find that he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 49,563

23. Younger (2015–2021)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old.

Stars: Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Nico Tortorella

Votes: 20,767

24. Bridgerton (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Stars: Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 87,464

25. The Bold Type (2017–2021)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

A glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's magazine.

Stars: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Melora Hardin

Votes: 17,140

26. Cruel Summer (2021– )

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

In a small Texas town, popular teen Kate, is abducted. Seemingly unrelated, a girl named Jeanette goes from being a sweet, awkward outside to the most popular girl in town, but by 1995 she has become the most-despised person in America.

Stars: Chiara Aurelia, Olivia Holt, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith

Votes: 9,797

27. The Sinner (2017– )

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

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Adam LeFevre, Jessica Biel

Votes: 98,419

28. The Knick (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.

Stars: André Holland, Clive Owen, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 45,763

29. Firefly Lane (2021– )

TV-MA | Drama, Romance

Tully and Kate support each other through good times and bad with an unbreakable bond that carries them from their teens to their forties.

Stars: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson, Ali Skovbye

Votes: 17,601

30. The Royals (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Drama about a fictional British royal family in modern-day London.

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

Votes: 11,624

31. 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 twentieth century.

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

Votes: 176,812

32. Sweet Magnolias (2020– )

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career, and family.

Stars: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, Anneliese Judge

Votes: 10,641

33. Dead to Me (2019– )

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

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

Votes: 64,043

34. 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: 39,353

35. Fargo (2014– )

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

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 345,466

36. Below Deck Mediterranean (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

A reality show following the crew of the Ionian Princess, a luxury charter yacht in the Mediterranean.

Stars: Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, Malia White, João Franco

Votes: 1,598

37. Below Deck (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Follows the crew of a multi million dollar charter boat in the Caribbean.

Stars: Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain, Eddie Lucas, Ben Robinson

Votes: 2,402

38. Below Deck Sailing Yacht (2020– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Capt. Glenn Shephard and his crew set sail in a luxury sailing yacht to explore the crystal-clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea. The physicality of working on a sailing yacht brings new ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Shephard, Paget Berry, Ciara Duggan, Adam Glick

Votes: 504

39. You (2018– )

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

A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.

Stars: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers, Elizabeth Lail

Votes: 163,178

40. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)

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

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 175,583

41. How to Get Away with Murder (2014–2020)

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

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 138,212

42. The Brave (2017–2018)

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

The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Stars: Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Tate Ellington, Demetrius Grosse

Votes: 8,777



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