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I adore TV. I’m a Mum after all – after feeding, clothing and taking care of children all day, when they go to bed, this is my domain.

And my domain is in front of a TV screen.

So here it is ladies and gentlemen, my pick for the best TV series of all time, the 65 TV series you must watch before you die!

1. The Sopranos (1999-2007) HBO

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Genre: Mafia Drama

 

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Overview: Tony Soprano is a New Jersey Mafia Boss.  But even powerful men of means have trouble with both his family – and ‘THE family’. One of the most highly rated “black comedies,” this TV series follows the personal and professional life of Tony Soprano.

“A wrong decision is better than indecision.” – Tony Soprano

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2. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

Stars: Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage

Genre: Fantasy Family Saga

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Nine noble families fight for the control of Westeros, a mythical land, leading to a full-scale war amid an ancient evil. Watch this show if you are into political conflicts and sexual intrigues!

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister

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3. The Walking Dead (2010- ) AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride

Genre: Zombie Drama

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I think everyone might agree with me that this is, hands-down, the best horror-drama TV series today. This show depicts a world taken over by zombies and a tale of survival and struggle.

“If you don’t fight, you die.” – Rick

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4. Breaking Bad (2009-2013)

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Genre: Crime Drama

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Chemistry teacher, Walter White, is diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and given only 2 years left to live. Determined to give his family a secure future, he enters the drug trade and manufactures methamphetamine with a former student.

“I am not in danger; I am THE danger.” – Walter White

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5. House of Cards (2013-2018)

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michel Gill

Genre: Political Thriller

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Overview: Congressman Francis Underwood, together with his wife, exacts vengeance on the people who betrayed him, namely his cabinet members and the President of the United States of America.

What You Will Love About it:

I think this should be key viewing for anyone in business.  The savvy thoughts that Congressman Underwood explains directly to the camera are genius.  Plus you will have his ringtone in your head forever!

Note: The last season is insanely shit. Kevin Spacey, although has a dodgy personal life, makes this series what it is.

“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy. And casualties.” – Francis Underwood

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6. Better Call Saul (2015- )

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks

Genre: Crime, Drama.  The spin-off series from Breaking Bad

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The prequel to the show, Breaking Bad, this TV series takes us on a journey with Jimmy McGill, a small-town attorney, during a time before he came to be Walter White’s lawyer, Saul Goodman.

What you will love about it?

It is no Breaking Bad, but you can see the escalation of the sheer edginess episode by episode.  Plus it explains many of the Breaking Bad back-stories of characters.

“I’m the guy on your speed dial right after your weed dealer.” – Saul Goodman

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7. Arrested Development (2003- )

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Genre: Black Family Comedy

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When the dysfunctional Bluth family experiences bankruptcy after the success of their business in real estate development, Michael Bluth decides to take over but the rest of his spoiled and eccentric family makes the job unbearable.

“Yeah, that’s a cultural problem is what it is. You know, your average American male is in a perpetual state of adolescence, you know, arrested development.” – Michael Bluth

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8. Freaks & Geeks (1999-2000)

Stars: Seth Rogan, Busy Phillips, James Franco, Jason Segal

Genre: High School Drama

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Set in the 1980s, this TV series chronicles the journey of two siblings in high school after the death of their grandmother. Normal teen problems are set against the school’s two groups: the Freaks and the Geeks.

What You Will Love About It:

Seeing all the up and coming stars before they hit the big time!

“Dad is right – I’m part of this family.” – Lindsay Weir

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9. Dexter (2006-2013)

Stars: Michael C Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

Genre: Serial Killer, Crime, Anti-Hero

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Miami Police forensics expert, Dexter Morgan, is a blood pattern expert, but at night, he morphs into Dexter, the serial killer, killing with a precise “moral code.”

What you will love about it:

Seeing how a serial killer thinks and stalks his prey.

“Harry and Dorris Morgan did a wonderful job raising me. But they’re both dead now. I didn’t kill them, honest.” – Dexter Morgan

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10. Orange is the New Black (2013- )

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Genre: Jail Time Drama

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A TV series that is one of the very few that tackles life in jail, this show follows the story of Piper Chapman, who is sentenced to 15 months in prison when she gets convicted of transporting money for drug deals.

What you will love about it?

The relationships and back-stories of what led the women to jail in the first-place. Plus the first series is based on a true story.

“I have been here for less than two weeks. I’ve been starved out, felt up, teased, stalked, threatened and called Taylor Swift!” – Piper Chapman

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11. Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

Stars: Michael C Hall, Peter Krause, Frances Conroy

Genre: Black Comedy set in a Funeral Parlour

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Another TV series featuring a dysfunctional family, this show focuses on the Fishers, a family who runs a funeral home and then needs to learn how to deal with a death of their own.

What you will love about it:

Michael C Hall before he was famous is brilliant.

“Well, isn’t it comforting to know that being miserable is still better than being an idiot?” – Claire Fisher

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12. Deadwood (2004-2006)

Stars: Timothy Oliphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

Genre: Western Drama

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Set in Deadwood, South Dakota during the 1800s following the Custer massacre, this TV series follows ex-lawman Wild Bill Hickok, and a man hoping to find a new start, Seth Bullock, and Al Swearengen, boss of Deadwood.

What you will love about it:

How many times can ‘Cocksucker’ be said in a single episode?  You count them!

Note: The TV Series was so popular, they are doing a movie with the same cast as we speak!

“Pain or damage don’t end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man… and give some back.” – Al Swearengen

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13. Sherlock (2010- 2017)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

Genre: Detective Drama

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One of the most popular series today, this show features Sherlock Holmes re-imagined as a detective in early 21st century London and John Watson as an Afghan war veteran.

What you will love about it?

Benedict is simply superb as Sherlock Holmes.

“I’m not a psychopath, Anderson. I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.” – Sherlock Holmes

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14. Downton Abbey (2010-2015)

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

Genre: Historical Drama

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Taking place in the years leading to World War 1, this TV series chronicles the lives of the Crawley family. Upon the death of Lord Grantham’s heir on the Titanic, Matthew Crawley suddenly becomes next in line in inheriting Downton Abbey.

What you will love about it?

Maggie Smith is full of pomp, ceremony and sarcasm!

“Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class.” – Dowager Countess

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15. The X-Files (1993)

Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

Genre: FBI Sci Fi

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It’s safe to assume that everybody knows The X-Files. This iconic television show follows two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Their investigation of the paranormal cases leads them to discover alien conspiracies within the government.

What you will love about it?

Sheer brilliance.  Like a prequel to Supernatural.

“And a lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths.” – Deep Throat

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16. Shameless (UK Version) (2004-2013)

Starring: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry

Genre: Family Drama

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You won’t truly know dysfunctional until you see this show. The Gallagher’s have a drunk for a dad, a “prostitute” brother, a gay brother, a sister who steals, a budding sociopath and arsonist, and their youngest brother is black.

What you will love about it?

The UK version is MUCH grittier and better acted than the US version.

“That’s right. No one fucks with a Gallagher!” – Debbie Gallagher

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17. Misfits (2009-2013)

Starring: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Iwan Rheon

Genre: British Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Curtis are all young offenders who need to do community service when lightning from a freak thunderstorm struck them and gave them superpowers.

Best Part:  Robert Sheehan who plays Nathan is just the ultimate bad boy you can’t help but adore.

Why you will love it?

When you try and explain this TV Series to anyone – it sounds just ridiculous.  It is the sort of show you will watch in a single night because you can’t help keep pressing the ‘play’ button.

“You lot, superheroes? No offence, but in what kind of fucked-up world would that be allowed to happen?” – Nathan Young

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18. Sex Education (2019- )

Starring: Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genre: British Comedy, Drama

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Overview: A British series about a Sex Therapist (Gillian Anderson) and her high-school aged son who is afraid to masturbate and starts giving out sex advice to fellow students (for a fee). It will make you cringe with embarassment and laugh out loud.

Best Part: Ncuti Gatwa who plays Eric has a smile that lights up the room.  I think he is a star!

Why you will love it?

It is British. Gillian Anderson is smoking hot in a jumpsuit and the cringe-worthy moments are hysterical.

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19. Outlander (2014- )

Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

Genre: Historical Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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This show follows the story of Claire Randall, a combat nurse from 1945, who gets transported in time to 1743. Already married, she is then forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a young Scottish warrior.

What you will love about it?

The sex scenes are pretty damn HOT!

“Last I was here I was Claire Randall, then Claire Beauchamp and Claire Fraser. The question was, who did I want to be?” – Claire Randall

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20. Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014)

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

Genre: Crime, Drama

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This TV series centers on the conflicts within Sons of Anarchy, a motorcycle club that operates both legal and illegal businesses like pornography. The president, Clay, wants everything to remain as it is, while his stepson, Jax, who is also the vice president, wants to change things.

Why you will love it:

Two words: Charlie Hunnum

“A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right.” – Jax Teller

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21. Mad Men (2007-2015)

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss

Genre: Historical Drama

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Set in the 1960s, Mad Men revolves around the lives of the men who work in advertising at Madison Avenue, focusing on a smaller firm called Sterling Cooper and Donald Draper, its creative genius. But Don Draper isn’t who he says he is.

Why you will love it?

Finding out what a housewife in the 60’s was REALLY like.

“What do you want me to say?” – Don Draper

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22. The Newsroom (2012-2014)

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel

Genre: Drama

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The series revolves around, you guessed it, a newsroom and the changes it undergoes when a new team is brought in to take charge, and these changes especially affect news anchor Will McAvoy.

Why You Will Love it?

The stories are fascinating and real. Jeff Daniels is outstanding.

“I worked very hard at cultivating no friendships outside of work. And to be honest, I was doing fine cultivating no friendships inside of work until you came along.” – Will McAvoy

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23. Utopia (UK)

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins

Genre: Dark Drama, Sci Fi, Mystery

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A group of people meet online and then discover a strange graphic novel that seems to be the manuscript of a cult. The group then find themselves targeted by a mysterious group known as “The Network.”  This is the British Utopia – nothing like the Australian series of the same name.

Why You Will Love It:

This series is so dark, the characters are just plain evil with no apologies. British tv series are always outstanding and this is one that frequently gets overlooked – but it shouldn’t!

“Well, for the artwork. The stories, the sheer… imaginative vision. It’s like opening a door into another world. Why diminish it by pretending it’s real?” – Ian

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24. Entourage

Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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This show is about a rising film star, Vince Chase, learning the ropes of show business with his chosen entourage – his close friends since childhood – and how they progress from ordinary kids from Queens. Plus it is HBO and they are always amazing!

Why you will love it:

20 Minute bite-sized episodes that are light.  Perfect for nights when you are tired and don’t want to get into anything involved. Jeremy Piven is a standout as Ari Gold.

“If you play gay or retarded you get an Oscar. I’d take in the ass for an Oscar.” – Johnny Drama

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25. Vikings

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard, Katheryn Winnick

Genre: Historical Drama, Adventure

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This is the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Norse farmer who eventually becomes the greatest hero of his age and the King of the Vikings tribes. And legend has it that he is actually a direct descendant of Odin.

Why you will love it:

The She-Maiden Lagertha is a kick-ass woman.

“I hope that some day our Gods can become friends.” – Ragnar Lothbrok

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26. The Fall

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan

Genre: Crime, Mystery

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The story revolves around a cat-and-mouse chase between Paul Spector, a serial killer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Stella Gibson, a female detective from London Metropolitan Police.

Why you will love it:

The sexual tension between a female detective and a sexual predator is both hot and wrong.

“That’s what really bothers you isn’t it? The one-night stand. Man fucks woman. Subject, man. Verb, fucks. Object woman. That’s okay. Woman fucks man. Subject, woman. Object, man. That’s not so comfortable for you is it?” – Stella Gibson

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27. Carnivale

Stars: Michael J Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

Genre: Historical, Drama, Fantasy

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Set in 1934, during the time of the Great Depression, this show tells the story of Ben Hawkins, a fugitive who joins a traveling carnival, and Brother Justin Crowe, a Methodist preacher, and the battle between Good and Evil.

Why you will love it:

I’ve never seen a series quite like this before.  It is dark and almost ‘smothering’ to watch – but you can’t look away.

“I’m reminded of the phrase ‘making a deal with the devil.'” – Justin Crowe

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28. The Wire

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

Genre: Crime Drama

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The show takes us to the inner-city drug scene of Baltimore and Detective James McNulty’s mission to bring down drug kingpin, Avon Barksdale.

Best Part:  Many people feel The Wire is the best TV show of all time.  Omar coming!

Why you will love it?

Gritty and real.

“A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.” – Lester Freamon

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29. Silicon Valley

Stars: John Altschuler, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky

Genre: Comedy

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Inspired by the creator’s own success as a Silicon Valley engineer, this comedy takes us on a journey to Silicon Valley and how it seems that the people qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

Best Part:  Cleverly funny, especially if you are in the internet business!

“Jobs was a poser. He didn’t even write code.” – Richard

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30. Broadchurch

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman

Genre: Crime

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Taking place in Broadchurch, a seemingly peaceful and quiet seaside town, the story begins when an 11-year old boy gets murdered and the entire town becomes a place wrapped in secrets.

Why You’ll Love it!

Who dunnit?  British mystery at its best!

I’m one up from the man who sits there giggling to himself.” – Rev. Paul Coates

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31. Longmire (2012-2017)

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

Genre: Western Crime

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Overview: Based on a novel of the same name, Walt Longmire is a Sheriff of a small town in Wyoming.  Longmire is a traditional man grieving for his wife. When he finds out that she was possibly murdered, he works with his team to solve the mystery!

Best Part: Robert Taylor is an Aussie! Perfect for the whole family to watch.

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32. Jessica Jones (2015-2019)

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

Genre: Action, Crime

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The best of the Marvel series (by a looooong way!).  Jessica Jones has officially finished her career as a Superhero and is now doing private investigation work for any clients who dare walk in her door.  She meets other people with powers who are struggling to come to terms with them.

Why You’ll Love it:

A superhero who drinks, smokes and has a bad attitude!

“You think you’re the only ones who’ve lost people?! You think you’re the only ones with pain?! You think you can take your shit and dump it on me?! You don’t get to do that! So take your goddamn pain and live with it, assholes!” Jessica Jones

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33. Homeland (2011- )

Stars: Claire Danes, Damien Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

Genre: Political Spy Drama

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This award-winning drama centers on Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, who is the only one who suspects that Nicholas Brody, US Marine Sergeant turned hero, has been turned by Al-Qaeda.  It is the sort of series you need really concentrate on as there is so much happening.

“I missed something once before. I won’t… I can’t let that happen again.” – Carrie Mathison

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34. Queer as Folk (UK Version) (2000-2005)

Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison

Genre: Romance, Drama

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Overview: The lives and love of a gay group of friends. This is graphic, gritty, real and probably one of the best TV series I’ve seen. Not one to watch with the kids!

Best Part: Oh Brian!!!!!

“Oh for fuck’s sake, stop your moaning.  If you fancy a threesome at this time of night, you can’t start getting choosy about which particular three!” Alexander

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35. The Inbetweeners (2008-2010)

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison

Genre: British High-School Comedy

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This show revolves around the lives of four friends, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright, Neil Sutherland, and Will McKenzie as they deal with issues on family, sexuality, and relationships.

Best Part: Every episode will make you snort with laughter!  Cringeworthy and excellent!  It is the sort of series you will watch again and again and again – and keep laughing at the same jokes!

“How long after a poo do you have to wait before you can have sex?” – Neil Sutherland

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36. Boardwalk Empire (2010)

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Genre: Historical Gangster

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Nucky Thompson is a politician in Atlantic City during the prohibition era.  He plays both sides of the law to get what he wants.

 

“We’ve got a deal, but just so we’re clear, my ice box is filled with pieces of fellas who tried to fuck me over.”

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37. Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Machael Ontkean

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama

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The story, set in the town of Twin Peaks, begins when the body of a young girl is washed up on a beach near it. When FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called to investigate, he unravels a web of mysteries connected to him.

“She’s dead. Wrapped in plastic.”

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38. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017- )

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Amanda Brugel, Max Minghella

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

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A Dystopian future where the ability to breed is down to a select few who become ‘The Handmaiden”.  Forced to have babies for the better good of the civilization.

“A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.”

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39. Call the Midwife (2012- )

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter

Genre: Historical Drama, Comedy

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Set in London during the 1950s to 1960s and based on Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, the show chronicles the life of Jenny, a midwife, who finds herself living in a convent, Nonnatus House, and discovers the harsh living conditions of the slums.

“I must have been mad. I could have been an air-hostess. I could have been a model. I could have moved to Paris, or been a concert pianist. I could have seen the world – been brave, followed my heart. But I didn’t. I side-stepped love and set off for the East-End of London, because I thought it would be easier. Madness was the only explanation.” – Jenny Worth

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40. Banshee (2013-2016)

Stars: Anthony Starr, Ivana Millicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

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Set in the town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, this follows the life of Lucas Hood, an ex-con who assumes the identity of the murdered sheriff. Using this as cover, he continues his illegal activities but finds himself imposing justice when violence occurs in  town.

Best Parts:

Job is a Asian cross-dressing computer hacker who dresses so fabulously I want his wardrobe, and his attitude.

“You know generally Banshee is a pretty quiet town but after you arrived it’s been one thing after another, it’s almost as if you brought it all with you.” – Kai Proctor

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41. American Horror Story (Coven)

Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts

Genre: Fantasy

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Witches are born, not made.  Young girls with the gifts are sent to a ladies school to develop their powers and to see who will become The Supreme – the Queen of Witches.

“You’re doing it wrong, if you’re trying to kill yourself you cut vertically, they can’t stitch that up…” – Tate Langdon

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42. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Stars: Michael Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser

Genre: Horror, Mystery

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A family moves to Hill House where in the middle of the night, the father drags all the children out of the house, never to return and leaving their mother behind.  All the kids are drawn back to the house that has been abandoned and locked up – for good reason.

“A ghost can be a lot of things.  A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt.  But, in my experience, most times they’re just what we want to see” Steven

43. Big Little Lies (2017- )

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Reece Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard

Genre: Mystery, Crime

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Overview: Based on the books by Australian author Liane Moriarty (who is one of my favourite authors!), Big Little Lies focuses on the very different lives of three mothers.  But what could they have in common that can lead to murder?

Note: Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon loved the book so much, they bought the rights to the series!

“Every day I think, ‘Gosh, you look a bit tired today,’ and it’s just recently occurred to me that it’s not that I’m tired, it’s that this is the way I look now.”

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44. The Americans (2013-2018)

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

Genre: Political Mystery

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This crime-mystery thriller focuses on the lives of two Soviet intelligence agents masquerading as a typical American couple and posing as travel agents to spy on the American government.

“If she said one more thing about nonviolent resistance, I was gonna punch her in the face.” – Philip Jennings

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45. The Tudors (2007-2010)

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer

Genre: Historical Drama

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This period drama focuses on the interesting life of King Henry VIII, his political struggles and ambitions, treachery and betrayals, family conflicts, and sexual intrigues.

Best Part: See where Henry Cavill gets his start, and Natalie Dormer is truly THE BEST Anne Boleyn ever.

“You think you know a story, but you only know how it ends. To get to the heart of the story, you have to go back to the beginning.” – King Henry VIII

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46. House (2004-2012)

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Genre: Medical Drama

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Overview: Dr Gregory House is an arsehole with a brilliant mind.  With no bedside manner to speak of, and a drug habit, the hospital only keeps Dr House on because he solves the unsolvable mystery ills.

“Patient: ‘Oh wow. Oh thank God. Wow, I’m gonna be a mom. Whoa. Thank you so much, I gotta get you a gift or something.’

House: ‘Sometimes the best gift is the gift of never seeing you again.”

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47. Band of Brothers (2001)

Stars: Damien Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Scott Grimes

Genre: Historical War Drama

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The epic masterpiece about Easy Company in the US Army’s Airborne Division.  Not only does it follow the story of the soldiers who fought, it also interviews the real life soldiers who survived today.

“We’re all scared. You hid in that ditch because you think there’s still hope. But Blithe, the only hope you have is to accept the fate that you’re already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it”

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48. True Blood (2008-2014)

Stars: Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Romance

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Sookie Stackhouse is a telepathic waitress whose life turns upside down when she meets Bill Compton, a man from southern Louisiana who turns out to be a vampire.

Best Part:  The opening theme will stick in your head for weeks!

” There is nothing more natural than the act of making love. Who am I to try to change what comes naturally to you?” – Bill Compton

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49. Nip/Tuck (2003 – 2010)

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

Genre: Medical Drama

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Overview: Two plastic surgeons and longtime friends have a medical practice.  One is married with kids, the other is a playboy with fast cars and fast women.

Best Part: Like UnReal and Nashville, the sheer scale of trashiness is just so bad it is good.

“Christian: Can I buy you a drink?

Kimber: I don’t drink.

Christian: Can I buy you an appetizer?

Kimber: I don’t eat, I’m a model”

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50. Nashville (2012)

Stars: Hayden  Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Connie Britton

Genre: Country Music

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Rayna Jaymes, a 40-year old superstar whose career begins fading, needs to gain her label’s steady support for her latest record, and the only way to do this is work with Juliette Barnes, a rising teen star.

Best Part: The music is AWESOME!!!!

“I don’t have friends. I have people who want to be seen with me.” – Juliette Barnes

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51. Friends

Stars: Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston

Genre: Comedy

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A story of 6 friends live the BFF kind of life in the same apartment in New York. It’s a popular hilarious comedy series of friendship and relationship and everything that’s in between- the kind that all people can relate from.

“Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice lookalike contest and WON!”

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52. Frasier (1993-2004)

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Genre: Comedy

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Dr Frasier Crane moves back to Seattle where he lives with his Father.  He is a psychiatrist on a radio advice show

“Frasier: God, I hate lawyers.

Niles: Me too. But they make wonderful patients. They have excellent health insurance and they never get better.”

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53. UnReal (2015-2018)

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer

Genre: Drama

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The story of the TV crew behind a ‘Bachelor’ type television show.  There is back-stabbing, sleeping around, bitchiness, cat fights and nudity.

Best Part:  Just a BITCH FEST!

“Do what I say, meat puppet” Quinn

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54. Big Love (2006-2011)

Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin

Genre: Family Drama

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Bill Henrickson is a polygamist with three wives.

“Okay here’s how it goes; it’s complicated, so try to follow along.  I’m 32nd of 56 children and when I married Roman I became my own step-grandma because my father married Roman’s daughter, Baylene. So, little Josie, that makes you my step-grandma, and I’m your stepmom. And when I had Alby, he became my great-uncle and I became his great-great-grandfather. which of course makes me my own grandmother.” Adaleen

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55. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

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Buffy is a young woman with a destiny to slay vampires, demons and other other-world creatures.

“Strong is fighting. It’s hard and it’s painful and it’s every day. It’s what we have to do, and we can do it together, but if you’re too much of a coward for that, then burn.”

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56. Eastbound and Down (2009-2013)

Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

Genre: Comedy

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Kenny Powers is a foul mouthed burned up major league baseball player.  With no work he returns to his home town to teach Physical Education.

Why You’ll Love This Series:

It is filthy, obscene, foul mouthed and cringe-worthy.

“There is not ‘i’ in team, but there is a ‘u’ in cunt” Kenny Powers

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57. Supernatural (2005- )

Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki

Genre: Comedy, Horror

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Two brothers takes a spooky and rip-roaring journey of two brothers Sam and Dean Winchester who continues their father’s legacy to fight evil supernatural beings, monsters, demons and gods that wander in the world.

“Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole”.  Dean Winchester

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58. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015- )

Stars: Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III

Genre: Musical, Comedy

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Rebecca Bunch is a successful albeit unhappy New York lawyer who once kissed Josh at Summercamp when they were kids.  They met up again unexpectedly and she decides to move to Josh’s hometown in California.  This series is a funny musical – a musical you won’t cringe at!

“What’s that burning feeling,

Every time you pee,

Well that’s how it goes,

After you have so much awesome sex with me,

I gave you, a UTI”

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59. The Crown (2016- )

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton

Genre: History, Drama

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The story of the ascension to the thrown of Queen Elizabeth II.  The story begins in Lizzy’s childhood and the abdication of the throne, through to the death of Princess Diana in 1997.

“I will not kneel before my wife!” Prince Phillip

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60. Making a Murderer

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Steven Avery was exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit after twenty years in prison.  Now another crime has put him back behind bars.  But did he do it this time?

“If we wanted to eliminate Steve, it would’ve been a whole lot easier to eliminate Steve than to frame Steve… or if we wanted him killed, it would be much easier just to kill him.”  Manitowoc County Sheriff, Ken Petersen

61. Luther (2010- )

Stars: Idris Ilba, Ruth Wilson, Warren Brown

Genre: Crime, Drama

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Luther is a British Detective and Crime Series focusing on the personal and private life of a brilliant detective whilst hunting down murderers.

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62. Alias Grace (2017)

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard

Genre: Crime, Drama

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Based on the book by Best Selling Author Margaret Atwood (author of The Handmaid’s Tale). The story is about a young woman accursed of murder.  She is interviewed by a psychiatrist, trying to see if she is insane or just a brilliant story teller.

“If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.”

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63. Archer (2009- )

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

Genre: Animation, Comedy

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An American animated adult TV series that is about ISIS or International Secret Intelligence Service, a secret spying agency where covert black ops and espionage are happening even among agents.

“Lana, your eyes are amazing. I mean, not compared to your tits, but….”

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64. The Leftovers (2014-2017)

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural

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Overview:

2% of the world’;s entire population just disappeared in an event called ‘The Sudden Departure’.  The remaining population are ‘The Leftovers’.  They struggle to deal with the disappearances.  Was it ‘

“It’s like the human race has been programmed for misery.” Tom Perrotta

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65. Black Mirror (2011- )

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Each episode of Black Mirror is a story in its own right.  The whole series is about what happens when technology goes wrong or is used inappropriately.  Very well written, fascinating and frightening.

“They filmed me….. you know… jerking off.”

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What’s your all time favourite TV series? 

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