80 Best TV Series for Teenagers to Watch

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80 Best TV Series for Teenagers to Watch

School hols are here so we collated 80 of the best TV series to binge on when the teens are out of activities.

The series is a mixture of suspense, romance, thriller, action and a bit of comedy.

We made sure that you will love each and every one of them and would definitely want for more!

PS. Some of these TV series are only suitable for teens 17 and up!

1. Stranger Things

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: While seeking for answers upon the disappearance of Will Byers, people begin to discover the existence of supernatural forces and unprecedented mysteries occurring in their town that are assumed to be connected to the government. Suspicion rises even more when a strange girl with strange abilities suddenly appears the same night Will Bryers goes missing.

“You shouldn’t like things just because people tell you you’re supposed to.” – Jonathan Byers

2. Riverdale

Stars: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Overview: Upon the death of Jason Blossom on the 4th of July, Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead find interest in unveiling the real cause of his death to discover the mysteries happening in the small town of Riverdale.

“You can’t go through life trying not to get hurt.” – Archie Andrews

3. 13 Reasons Why

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro

Genre: Drama, Mystery

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Overview: Before Hannah Baker killed herself, she recorded through the tapes 13 reasons why she did. Those tapes, contained in a box, were delivered to the house of Clay Jensen, Hannah’s classmate and friend, and should then all be passed to and listened by the other people who were also mentioned there.

“That’s how it is for girls. People judge you by the way you look, the things they hear about you. They put a label on you.” – Jessica Davis

4. Atypical

Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: This shows the story of Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old who has Autism Spectrum Condition, as he seeks for love and independence.

“Whoever said practice makes perfect was an idiot. Humans can’t be perfect because we’re not machines. The best thing you can say about practice is that it makes”¦better.” – Sam Gardner

5. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: Sabrina, half witch and half human, must fight against the evil forces while being a normal high school student.

“Witch law is the complete opposite. Guilty until proven innocent.” – Ambrose Spellman

6. Pretty Little Liars

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Overview: Aria, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Alison were once very close friends. But when Alison, their leader, went missing one night while they’re at a party, the four eventually decided to live their own lives, breaking the friendship bond. However, one year after, the four of them suddenly got a text message from someone whose name is ‘A’, revealing their secrets they thought only Alison knew. So they reunited to find out who this ‘A’ is.

“That’s what people do, they mend. You taught me that. And sometimes you end up stronger at the broken places.” – Caleb Rivers

7. Scream

Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna

Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror

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Overview: This follows the story of Emma, the killer’s main target due to her connection to the mysteries that occurred in their town 20 years ago, as she uncovers the killer’s real identity – before she gets killed.

“Murder is like potato chips, you can’t just stop at one.” – Nina Patterson

8. Good Girls

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Overview: This follows the story of three mothers who find it hard ‘to make ends meet’ as they struggle financial and relationship wise. So one day, going against morality and the law, they decided to rob a supermarket – and it was successful. It even eventually led to something more than they expected.

“Just because you want something, doesn’t give you the right to take it.” – Mary Pat

9. Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Pen Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Overview: A mysterious person called ‘Gossip Girl’ seems very watchful of the lives of the privileged upperclassmen in the Upper East Side. Even the things you think only you know, ‘Gossip Girl’ also knows. Basically, ‘Gossip Girl’ knows everything, and ‘Gossip Girl’ doesn’t hesitate to reveal everything even if it ruins you. But, the question is, who is ‘Gossip Girl’?

“We’re holding onto pain because it’s all we have left.” – Chuck Bass

10. Jane the Virgin

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: This follows the life of Jane, who was accidentally inseminated by her doctor, Dr. Luisa Alver.

“I just needed to prove I can do it myself, because I’m going to have to do things myself now! And I know you’re here, but still, there are some things I need to do on my own.” – Jane Villanueva

11. Arrow

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

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Overview: People assumed Oliver Queen was dead when his yacht suddenly disappeared at the sea. But 5 years after, he came back very much alive with a bow that he uses to get rid of the mess in the city.

“There is nothing you can do to stop what is about to happen. And you shouldn’t.” – Malcolm Merlyn

12. The Big Bang Theory

Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kuna Nayyar

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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Overview: Leonard and Sheldon are ‘introverted nerds’ physicists who don’t know how to socialize ‘normally’ and especially deal with women. When Penny, an aspiring actress, moves in to the apartment room across theirs and eventually becomes their friend, they realize there’s more to life than being stuck in the laboratory.

“Stop pawing at me like you’re a bear and I’m a trash can full of Swedes!” – Sheldon Cooper

13. New Girl (2011-2018)

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

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: This follows the story of Jess Day, who decided to move in to a loft in Los Angeles – with three men around! – when she found out her boyfriend is cheating.

“Do you think that if I were a gold digger, I’d be interested in you? I would be the worst gold digger in the world!” – Jess Day

14. American Horror Story

Stars: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Overview: American Horror Story is a series that does not focus on a single plot. Every season tells a different story and the only thing that’s stable is the presence of ‘terror’.

“You know, I can show you statistics on how many men cheat after a miscarriage!” – Ben Harmon

15. Castle (2009-2016)

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Overview: Richard Castle is a famous mystery novelist who, after he killed the protagonist in his successful series due to boredom, found that a serial killer is imitating the way serial killings are done in his novels. In connection to that, he asked the NYPD Homicide Investigation Team to let him work with them for research purposes. And there he met Kate Beckett, the detective assigned to the case, who became his muse eventually.

“I really am ruggedly handsome, aren’t I?” – Richard Castle

16. Grimm (2011-2017)

Stars: David Giuntoli

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: Nick Burkhardt, a homicide investigator, finds out he is one of the guardians called ‘Grimms’, whose responsibility is to protect both the humanity and the Wesen or mythological creatures from those who want them destroyed.

“Monsters do live inside people. We deal with them every day.” – Hank Griffin

17. Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)

Stars: Charlie Sheen, John Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus Jones

Genre: Comedy, Romance


Overview: The story focused on the lives of Charlie, Alan, and Jake when Alan and Jake, Alan’s son, moved in to Charlie’s beach house when Judith, Alan’s wife, divorced him.

“You’re angry and resentful. But what you need to understand is that resentment is the mortar that holds the bricks of loneliness together in a wall of alienation and despair.” – Charlie Harper

18. Sherlock

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Overview: Set in 21st century London, this is a modernised series version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

“All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.” – Mycroft Holmes

19. South Park

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Genre: Animation, Comedy


Overview: South Park talks about the roller coaster adventures of four 10-year-old boys with different personalities – Stan, Kyle, Sartman, and Kenny – in the mountain town of South Park, Colorado.

“We’re guys, dude. We find something about all our friends to rip on. We made fun of you for being rich for the same reason we rip on butters for being wimpy.” – Kyle Broflovski

20. Heroes (2006-2010)

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Masi Osaka, Greg Grunberg

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Overview: Some people in the United States discovered they have special abilities and powers and that they can absorb those of those of the others. Sylar, wanting to dominate the world, seeks for these ‘heroes’ to have their powers be taken by him.

“I keep having these amazing dreams every time I close my eyes.” – Peter Petrelli

21. Doctor Who

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family

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Overview: This is the revival of the series Doctor Who after 16 years since it was cancelled. This follows the story of ‘the doctor’ and ‘the companions’ as they fight the monsters that are eager to destroy the world.

“The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Eleventh Doctor


Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell

Genre: Teen Drama

Trinkets Season 2 Netflix Renewal Release Date 1 | Stay at Home Based on the young adult novel written by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, “Trinkets” is the story of three teenagers, all from completely different backgrounds, who meet at a “Shoplifters Anonymous” meeting. They form a deep bond and become best friends, helping each other navigate through family problems and relationships.

“What else we gonna do? Sit around here mourning somebody else’s poor choices?

No, we ain’t no basic bitches.”


23. Gotham (2014-2019)

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

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Overview: Do you know Gotham City? Yes, there’s Batman!

Gotham talks about the life of James Gordon, or ‘Commissioner Gordon’, before Batman even appeared in the Gotham City. It was at first intended to talk about Gordon’s life alone in Gotham City Police Department, but they also included here the origins of several villains appeared in the Batman series – and of course, the early life Batman himself eventually.

“Sometimes in war you got to do a bad thing to do good, right?” – Harvey Bullock

24. Suits

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: While running due to a ‘drug deal gone bad’, Mike finds himself in a law office currently screening applicants for an associate position. There he meets Harvey, one of the best lawyers in New York City. Due to his exemplary knowledge about the law as well as his photographic memory, Harvey chose to hire him over the others even though he didn’t graduate in Harvard and doesn’t even have a law degree.

“I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don’t want to.” – Harvey Specter

25. Supernatural

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: After his wife was killed, John has become determined to kill the evil being that killed her. He also raised his two sons, Sam and Dean, to be hunters who will have to take down every monster or all evil entities that lurk in the world. After John died, Sam and Dean worked with other hunters to save the world from those that seek for the worse.

“I’m not gonna die in a hospital where the nurses aren’t even hot.” – Dean Winchester

26. Teen Wolf (2011-2017)

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O’Brien

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: Scott McCall, a high school student, got bitten by a werewolf, which made him turn into one. He, along with his friend Stiles Stilinski, kept it a secret from every one as it will give many problems if it got disclosed.

“You don’t fight for a leader, you fight for a leader’s cause.” – Derek Hale

27. Two Broke Girls (2011-2017)

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: This tells the story of the two broke waitresses, Max Black and Caroline Channing, who dream of opening a cupcake shop.

“If I learned anything in life it’s that nothing’s more flammable than my dreams.” – Max Black

28. How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Harris, Alyson Hannigan

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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Overview: It’s in the year 2030 when Ted Mosby shares the story on how he met his wife to his two children who are already teenagers that time. He began the story 25 years ago, in the year 2005, when he was still starting his career as an architect.

“It’s gonna be legen…wait for it…dary!” – Barney Stinson

29. Reign (2013-2017)

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: This follows the fictionalised story of Mary, Queen of Scots, who ruled Scotland from 1542 to 1567.

“The first lesson I ever learned was never to wait for a man’s rescue.” – Catherine de’ Medici

30. Younger

Stars: Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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Overview: Liza, a 40-year-old divorcee, decided to enter the ‘working’ world once again to support herself and her daughter, Caitlin, as her ex-husband already spent all their savings due to his gambling habit. She knows it’s hard to begin again at the bottom given her age but she still keeps on looking for a job, particularly on the publishing industry. While doing so, she met Josh, 26 years old, who mistook her as also in her 20’s. She got an idea. Through the help of her best friend, Maggie, she decided to do a makeover to look younger. And eventually, she got accepted for a job in Empirical Press and there she meets Kelsey.

“I’m going to be just like Jane Austen. She helped create all of these great romantic relationships and died a spinster.” – Liza Miller

31. Orphan Black (2013-2017)

Stars:  Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction

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Overview: Upon witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks like her, Sarah begins to realize that she is a part of a cloning project. As she seeks for the truth, she discovers that there are more women who look exactly like her – and that the woman she saw before wasn’t the only one. She needs to find out what kind of ‘project’ it is she is involved as well as the person behind that said project before the time runs out because if she will not do it fast, she’ll die.

“In my opinion, the most important family value is accepting your family for who they are.” – Cosima Niehaus

32. Revenge (2011-2015)

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Overview: When her father was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Amanda worked to become one of the powerful ones. She acquired a new identity under the name of Emily Thorne and befriended the executives of Grayson Global for her to get back to those people who ruined her father’s life – Conrad and Victoria, the CEO and his wife.

“Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside.” – Emily Thorne

33. Once Upon a Time (2011-2018)

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

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Overview: What was once a lively land has now become a land of mysteries, with people literally not knowing who they are. It’s due to the curse of the Evil Queen, who wanted to destroy the world. Henry, who claims himself as the son of Emma, asked Emma to go to the land of Storybrooke as according to the book he read, she is the daughter of Snow White and the Prince and is the only one who can save everyone from the Evil Queen.

“Everyone deserves their happy ending.” – Emma Swan

34. American Vandal (2017-2018)

Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Overview: Dylan was expelled from school as he was believed to be the one who initiated the prank that vandalised 27 faculty cars with phallic images. This follows the story of how Peter, with the help of his friend Sam, uncovers the truth behind the incident, particularly on whether or not Dylan is guilty.

“Man I just smoked a victory blunt for no reason, and now I’m upsettingly high.” – Dylan Maxwell

35. Shadowhunters

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Genre: Action Fantasy, Romance

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Overview: On her 18th birthday, Clary found out she’s actually one of the shadowhunters who protect the world from the demons that put people in danger. When her mother was kidnapped, she teamed up with other shadowhunters to save her – as well as the world.

“Not every one gets the luxury of following their heart.” – Isabelle Lightwood

36. The Inbetweeners (2012)

Stars: Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Joey Pollari, Mark Young

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: Set in a public school, the Inbetweeners tells the story of how Simon, Jay, Niel, and Will – all average high schoolers – deal with stuff involving school, friendship, relationship, sex, and ‘alduting’.

“I’ve never loved anything before, apart from a car or a sandwich.” – Neil Sutherland

37. The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: When Stefan and Damon went back to Mystic Fall, Virginia, Stefan met Elena and he fell in love at first sight. Damon, who’s still mad at Stefan for making him a vampire years ago, pursues Elena as well – out of vengeance. Now, Elena is torn between two vampires.

“I do believe in killing the messenger. Why? Because it sends a message.” – Damon Salvatore

38. Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

Genre: Drama, Sport

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Overview: A football-obssessed town in Texas conducts football games every Friday night. Friday Night Lights tells the story of Eric Taylor, who was just appointed as the head coach, and the football players of the Dillon Panthers as they reach for the victory.

“Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.” – Eric Taylor

39. Beverly Hills 90210 (2008-2013)

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Overview: This follows the story of wealthy students from West Beverly Hills High School during their high school years and after they graduated, living their lives as adults.

“Just because you’re going to be a mom doesn’t mean you have to dress like one.” – Erin Silver

40. Glee (2009-2015)

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

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Overview: Glee focuses on the story of the Glee Club in William McKinley High School, which competes on different choir competitions, and as well as its members who deal with issues concerning their differences in terms of race, sexuality, and overall character.

“I’ve never wanted kids…don’t have the time, don’t have the uterus.” – Ryan Murphy

41. Nowhere Boys (2013-2018)

Stars: Darci McDonald, Nicholas Coghlan, Matt Testro

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Overview: Felix, Andy, Sam, and Jakes got lost in the forest and discovered they are in an alternative universe, on which the surroundings are identical to reality, when they reached home and found that there, they do not exist.

“Goths say, when you’re going through hell, stop, because you’ve arrived.” – Felix Ferne

42. The Originals (2013-2018)

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Overview: This is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. After over 200 years, three of the Mikaelson siblings, known as the first vampires to exist, returned to New Orleans, a city they built. To regain the throne and re-take the city from Marcel, who is now the king of New Orleans, Klaus has to fight him. But it must be done before his child – the heir – is born.

“You rant and rave about the monster I have become, but you, mother, you are the author of everything I am.” – Klaus Mikaelson

43. Degrassi: the Next Generation

Stars: Nikki Gould, Amanda Arcuri, Sara Waisglass

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Overview: The show basically talks about the issues the this generation faces, like relationships, bullying, pregnancy, abortion, mental disorders, and other things that do not usually end up good.

“It seems like everyone knows what’s best for me, except for me.” – Anya Macpherson

44. The 100

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

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Overview: 97 years ago, a nuclear war wiped out the Earth’s population and the only people that were left are those who reside in ‘The Ark’, a space station in Earth’s orbit. When the life support systems in ‘The Ark’ were found to be failing, they thought of going back to the Earth to form again communities that would expand its population. 100 of them went, but when they reached the Earth, they discovered there were people who survived the war.

“All we have to do is survive. But we will be tested: by the Earth, by the secrets it hides, and most of all, by each other.” – Clarke Griffin

45. That 70’s Show (1998-2006)

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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Overview: This talks about everything 70’s.

“All families are embarrassing. If they aren’t embarrassing they’re dead.” – Kitty Forman

46. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Genre: Comedy, Crime

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Overview: This follows the story of Jake Peralta, a talented NYPD detective who wants to do things his way, whose life became complicated when Captain Raymond Holt, a strict and very professional commanding officer, took over the Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, where he works in.

“You should make me your campaign manager. I was born for politics! I have great hair and I love lying!” – Gina Linetti

47. The Good Place

Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: When Eleanor died, she found herself being in the ‘Good Place’ where those who have been good when they’re still alive are meant to be. But Eleanor believes she shouldn’t be there because of the kind of person she was. So with the help of her soulmate, Chidi, she tries to become a ‘good person’ for her to deserve to be there.

“You humans take something wonderful and ruin it just a little bit so you can have more.” – Michael Danson

48. Scrubs (2001-2010)

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: John “J.D.” Dorian, an intern in Sacred Heart Hospital, discovers what it’s like to be in the field of medicine with the help of those people who also works in the hospital, specifically his best friend, the rookie doctors, and his mentor.

“I liked the way blond-hair-doctor looked. She brightened my day. But you don’t care about that, do you? No…because you’re unconscious.” – Janitor

49. Angel (1999-2004)

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: Angelus, a vampire with a soul who had done murder and torture crimes in the past, went to Los Angeles from Sunnydale to fight the evil creatures for him to be forgiven by the gypsies and to finally redeem himself.

“You never know your strength until you’re tested.” – Angel

50. Glow

Stars: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport

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Overview: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a professional wrestling circuit in the 80’s specifically for women. This show depicts the fictionalised lives of those women who participate in the competition, both personal and professional.

“Things don’t just happen. People make choices. They want things, and then they go for them.” – Debbie Eagan

51. iCarly (2007-2012)

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy

Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

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Overview: When Freddie recorded Carly and Sam at an audition where they acted hilariously, the audience or viewers found them having a ‘strong chemistry’ together sot hey asked for more. As a result, Carly made a web show together with her best friends Sam and Freddie and they called it ‘iCarly’. This tells the story of how the three managed to balance their fame and their adolescence.

“Well, when someone’s in a new relationship, it’s like they’re blind to everything else but that other person. Like when I started dating that girl, Jennifer. I had a bad case of poison ivy for two whole weeks and I didn’t even know.” – Spencer Shay

52. Party of Five (1994-2000)

Stars: Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell

Genre: Drama, Family

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Overview: Party of Five focuses on the lives of the five Salinger siblings, whose parents died in a car accident involving a drunk driver, as they grow older and overcome the battle with different issues they faced.

“You said I was grounded, that I couldn’t go out. Well, I didn’t go out. I brought everyone in.” – Claudia Salinger

53. E.R. (1994-2009)

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Overview: This basically shows the every day lives of the doctors and the patients in the Emergency Room of Cook County General Hospital.

“I’m beginning to think that ‘E.R.’ stands for ‘everyone’s retarded’.” – Robert Romano

54. Saved by the Bell (1993-2000)

Stars: Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Samantha Esteban

Genre: Comedy, Family

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Overview: The show follows the story of Zack Morris, Samuel Powers, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater, and Lisa Turtle from Bayside High School, who are dealing with different school, personal, and relationship problems, as they reach their fourth year and finally graduate. This is a remake of the TV series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which was cancelled by the Disney Channel in 1989.

“Why don’t you pick on someone your own species, like an ape?” – Megan Jones

55. Suburgatory (2011-2014)

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: When George Altman decided to move to the suburbs from New York City to make her daughter’s life better, her daughter Tessa Altman has to adapt to the new environment she’s now in.

“Pretty ironic that a box full of rubbers landed me in a town full of plastic.” – Tessa Altman

56. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: Gilmore Girls focuses on the story of Lorelie, a single mother, and her daughter Rory, who lives in a fictional Stars Hollow in Connecticut. This talks about the issues they face, which are particularly related to family, relationship, education, and ambition.

“I don’t even like kids. They always have jam on their hands. Even when there isn’t any jam in the house, they get jam on their hands. I can’t deal with jam hands.” – Luke Danes

57. Community (2009-2015)

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: When a lawyer was discovered faking a bachelor’s degree, he was suspended from the service and decided to enroll in a community college. In the school, he formed a study group to get involved with a student he’s attracted to. The study group eventually expanded and contained a lot of students with different personalities.

“You are all better than you think you are, you are just designed not to believe it when you hear it from yourself.” – Jeff Winger

58. Lost (2004-2010)

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: When a plane that was supposed to go to Los Angeles crashed, the passengers were left stranded in a place they don’t know where. Eventually, they encounter different unknown phenomenon that the only thing they think of is how to survive. But they soon discovered that a mere survival is not enough. They worked together to discover each person’s purpose to be able to unlock the mysteries that surround the place.

“Don’t tell me what I can’t do.” – John Locke

59. Rick and Morty

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Overview: A crazy but smart scientist Rick takes on to different space travel adventures with his innocent and anxious son Morty, on which they encounter different troubles that disturb the world.

“Don’t run. Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.” – Morty

60. Seinfeld (1989-1998)

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: This is a sitcom that focuses on Jerry and his friends as they go on their every day lives and quirky adventures in New York City.

“I have a bad feeling that whenever a lesbian looks at me they think, “That’s why I’m not a heterosexual’.” – George Costanza

61. Firefly (2002-2003)

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction


Overview: Set in the future, a group of people try to find ways to survive while traveling to different unknown parts of the galaxy. The small spacecraft they’re in is called ‘Serenity’ and the captain of the ship is Captain Malcolm Reynolds.

“I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.” – Malcolm Reynolds

62. The X Files

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

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Overview: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, were assigned to discover the paranormal phenomenon happening within the US government, which are called the X-Files.

“I would never lie. I willfully participated in a campaign of misinformation.” – Fox Mulder

63. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: What Leslie Knope, a bureaucrat in Parks and Recreation Department in Indiana, wants is for an abandoned construction site to be renovated into a community park due to her desire to improve her town. However, it seems like everyone is against her, including the fellow bureaucrats, the mere neighbors, and the others.

“I’d wish you the best of luck but I believe luck is a concept created by the weak to explain their failures.” – Ron Swanson

64. Twin Peaks (2017)

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse

Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: When Laura Palmer, a teenage girl who lived in Twin Peaks in Washington, was murdered, Dale Cooper, an FBI agent, tries to unveil the mysteries that surround her death. However, as he goes deeper into the case, he discovers that there are other mysteries other than the murder that remain hidden in the town.

“One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the cycle of life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy.” – Tommy Hill

65. Arrested Development 

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: When George Bluth was found to be doing suspicious accounting practices, he was arrested and the assets of the business of the Bluth family, who was once a stable and luxurious family, were frozen. With that, each member of the family has to adjust to and deal with the kind of life that is entirely different from what they’re used to.

“I ‘deceived’ you. ‘Tricked’ makes it sound like we have a playful relationship.” – Michael Bluth

66. 30 Rock (2006-2013)

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: When the position of Executive Vice President was given to Jack Donaghy, Liz Lemon, the head writer of the sketch comedy show called ‘The Girlie Show’, has to adapt to the changes, and she was fine with it. However, when the EVP asked her to hire Tracy Jordan to join the show to make it successful, her life became complicated, and a disaster.

“I love this cornbread so much I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.” – Tracy Jordan

67. Alias (2001-2006)

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery


Overview: Sydney Bristow was hired by SD-6, a seret arm of the C.I.A., to be one of their secret agents. However, when she told her boyfriend about her profession, the SD-6 killed him. After that incident, Sydney discovered that SD-6 isn’t in any way connected to the C.I.A. So she decided to work for the C.I.A. as a double agent and she, together with his father that is also a double agent, worked on crashing the SD-6 down.

“I just wanted to rip his finger right off again. Does that make me a bad person?” – Sydney Bristow

68. Big Mouth (2017)

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance

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Overview: This shows the story of a group of people currently on the 7th grade as they undergo the puberty stage.

“Jessi, I loved it. A few small thoughts. You sang great. The breath in here is”¦it’s terrible.” – Nick Birch

69. The Office (UK) (2001-2003)

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: This follows the story of David Brent, a manager in a paper company called Wenhamm Hogg, which is currently downsizing, and his colleagues Gareth Keenan and Tim Canterbury as they live their lives in their office.

“The people you work with are people you were just thrown together with. I mean, you don’t know them, it wasn’t your choice. And yet you spend more time with them than you do your friends or your family.” – Tim Canterbury

70. Everyone Hates Chris (2005-2009)

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: Chris, an African American who is most of the time the target of bullies, is a sharp and nice kid who studies in a school of white people. To be able for him to achieve his dreams, he must survive the challenges thrown at him by the school, his family, and his life in general.

“He beat me so bad I had to take the underground railroad home.” – Chris Rock

71. Misfits (2009-2013)

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

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: Five delinquents who tried to get away from their community service acquired special abilities during a supernatural thunderstorm. The special ability the each got corresponds to the kind of person they are. Kelly knows telepathy, Curtis rewinds time, Elisha triggers sexual desires when touched, Simon becomes invisible, and Nathan, well, it seems he didn’t get one, did he?

“There’s only one thing young ladies should be inserting in themselves…and that’s knowledge.” – Nathan Young

72. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

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Overview: Buffy Summers was chose to fight the vampires, demons, and other evil forces that ruin the peace in the world. She’s the chosen one, and she has to do her responsibilities while being a normal person. Luckily, she has friends to help her, and their squad is called ‘The Scooby Gang’.

“You know what day is great for a break up? Any day but Valentine’s Day!” – Xander Harris

73. Skins (2007-2013)

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult

Genre: Drama

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Overview: Skins focuses on the lives of British teens who are currently figuring out what it’s like to be an adult or a teenager while not receiving any guidance from anyone, even their parents. This tackles relationship, growing up, school, addiction, religion, and other problems teenage people face.

“I’m not going to open the door. My face is all puffy. I cried a bit.” – Emily Fitch

74. One Tree Hill (2003-2012)

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport

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Overview: One Tree Hill focuses on the story of half-brothers Lucan and Nathan, who aren’t really in good terms. Their rivalry began when Lucas entered the basketball team, the Ravens, of which the head is Nathan. Nathan became uncomfortable and threatened, and he became annoyed even more when he found out Lucas has a romantic interest in his girlfriend, Peyton.

“If you’re lucky…if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.” – Nathan Scott

75. Veronica Mars (2004-2007)

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Overview: When Lilly Kane, her best friend, died and Keith Mars, her father, was removed from the post as a Sherrif, Veronica Mars decided to work as an assistant for her father’s new private detective agency and work in solving the mysteries that roam around their town Neptune while being a student.

“If I ever die, do me a favor. Go on Oprah and tell the world that I loved kittens.” – Veronica Mars

76. The IT Crowd (2006-2013)

Stars: Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Genre: Comedy

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Overview: This follows the story of two IT support team members, Ray and Moss, who have to deal with ignorant co-workers while working in the basement of the company called Reynholm Industries as well as the new member Jen, who claimed in her CV that she has excellent experience with computers but doesn’t even know the difference between hardware and software.

“I’ll just put it here with the rest of the fire.” – Maurice Moss

77. Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Overview: Dawnson’s Creek is about four teenagers who live in Capeside, Massachusetts. This talks about their struggles involving relationships, personality, and growing up as they go through their adolescence.

“You know, this town is the absolute embodiment of dull. Apart from the occasional sex scandal provided by yours truly, nothing happens here.” – Pacey Witter

78. My So-Called Life (1994-1995)

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Overview: My So-Called Life shows the story of a 15-year-old girl who suffers from different social issues like abuse, adultery, violence, and drug use. This shows mostly the dark and difficult side of being a teenager.

“My parents keep asking how school was. It’s like saying, ‘How was that drive-by shooting?’ You don’t care how it ‘was’, you’re lucky to get out alive.” – Angela Chase

79. The O.C. (2003-2007)

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Overview: When Ryan Atwood was abandoned from his house in Los Angeles, he went to the Orange County and lived with Sandford Cohen, the lawyer who has represented him for his troubles in the past. While Sandford’s wife is against it, his children seem to like the company he gives. This talks about the changes that occurred in the lives of everyone in the Orange County.

“Sometimes I think you talk just to make sounds.” – Ryan Atwood

80. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Overview: Set in the 1980’s, Freaks and Geeks are names of the two groups at McKinley High. Both groups are different from each other. The Freaks involve the cool and charismatic ones, while the Geeks have the shy and gentle on them. This basically talks about the problems and issues every teenager encounters in his or her life.

“I just want to be older so I can go to bars. Everything fun in this world happens in bars.” – Ken Miller

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