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1. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 31,402

Fun and Funny!

2. 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: 132,715

Fun and Funny and Smart!

3. Misfits (2009–2013)

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

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

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

Votes: 88,535

Captivating

4. Lie to Me (2009–2011)

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

About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.

Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 106,343

Good Stuff! Tim Roth is amazing!

5. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 13,669

Classic Mayhem!

6. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 64,897

History Made Hot and Sexy

7. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 27,258

John Simm is Gr8

8. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 8,139

A Spin off from Life On Mars...

9. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 33,029

This is a nice funny surprise!

10. Strange Sex (2010– )

Documentary

Discovery Health explores the puzzling and sometimes shocking world of sexual anomalies in STRANGE SEX. This hour-long special profiles four individuals-each willing to break their silence ... See full summary »

Star: Ron Low

Votes: 112

didnt know how much I didnt know... till I saw this

11. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Luke Campbell

Votes: 28,818

haha different kind of documentary series....

12. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998–2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

Stars: Louis Theroux, David Paul, Randy James, J.J. Michaels

Votes: 2,539

Louis Theroux is the best!

13. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,611

The 10th season was so much fun! Incredible Talent!

14. America's Next Top Model (2003– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

Stars: Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander

Votes: 16,877

Tyra Banks is Brilliant

15. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 112,566

Just becoz I luvvvvvvvvvvvv Will Smith... and he SO funnyyyyyyyy

16. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 70,791

Brilliant till it got to series 5 then turned into a big pile of poop

17. The Glades (2010–2013)

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

A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall

Votes: 11,270

Main Detective is really funny!

18. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (2011–2015)

Documentary

Explores the lives and traditions of several Irish Traveller families as they prepare to unite their families in marriage.

Stars: Barbara Flynn, Thelma Madine, Paddy Doherty, Roseanne Doherty

Votes: 314

Hilarious

19. Gold Rush: Alaska (2010– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.

Stars: Paul Christie, Parker Schnabel, Todd Hoffman, Chris Doumitt

Votes: 3,941

This Will Give You GoldFever!

20. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 222,379

And now the 5th season is getting even Betterer

21. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 103,934

Obvious

22. Treasure Island (2012 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, History

In 1765, young English boy Jim Hawkins gets involved with buccaneers during his quest to find pirate Captain Flint's treasure buried on a secret island.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays

Votes: 5,687

It has Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver! WOW who thought that one up was on a roll.............

23. White Collar (2009–2014)

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

A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.

Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen

Votes: 112,907

White Collar is Cool

24. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 814,320

... the second season is better than the first.....

Elle McPherson is coooooooooooooool

26. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 86,782

Laugh Out Loud Comedy

27. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 211,122

Addictive!

28. Being Human (2011–2014)

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

Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager

Votes: 23,686

this american version of an english series - I find to be better than the original! * * * * *

29. Breakout Kings (2011–2012)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 14,443

Quite Silly but Quite Good FUN! ;)

30. 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: 135,339

Castle is a great Detective Show!

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: 150,659

.... this may appear boring... but funnily enough minutes later you find you are addicted to this!!!!!!!!!!

32. Derren Brown: The Experiments (2011– )

Documentary

Derren Brown uses deception as a skill to overcome common misbeliefs and fears of individuals.

Stars: Derren Brown, Rachel Jackson, John Mason, Patrick Poletti

Votes: 439

....shocking.... amazing.... brilliant!!!

33. Dynamo: Magician Impossible (2011–2014)

PG | 45 min | Documentary

Magician to the stars, Dynamo, travels the globe astounding everyone he meets. Dynamo has worked with the likes of Will Smith, Lindsay Lohan, Jay-Z and Russell Brand, been seen on Friday ... See full summary »

Stars: Dynamo, Foxes, Nina Cranstoun, Ian Brown

Votes: 1,410

WOOOOWWWWWW WOW WOW WOW!!!

34. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 144,065

has to be watched.........

35. Hung (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton, Sianoa Smit-McPhee

Votes: 20,268

This is SO funny and Original!

36. Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism (2012 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Louis travels to DLC Warren in New Jersey, an innovative autism school.

Director: Jamie Pickup | Stars: Louis Theroux, Nicky Ingrassia

Votes: 1,163

....really interesting... really touching... really unexpected....

37. Mad Dogs (2011–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Spain to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.

Stars: Max Beesley, John Simm, Marc Warren, Philip Glenister

Votes: 4,949

Brilliantly Entertaining TV

38. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 77,954

I do not understand why they canceled this?!!! It could have gotten bigger and better! HUH!

39. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A novice sleuth is hired by the Police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 79,507

Light and Fun and Funny!

40. Merlin (2008–2012)

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

These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 68,447

Merlin and Arthur are just hilarious! Great Adventure TV!

41. Nikita (2010–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 47,172

Action.Action.Action.

42. Revenge (2011–2015)

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

An emotionally troubled young woman sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 108,919

Addictive.Drama.Sexy.

43. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 743,128

WOW.Cool.New.Different.LoveTheNewSherlock.

44. The Firm (2012)

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

Defense Attorney Mitch McDeere is targeted for execution by the Chicago Mob in retaliation for bringing down a profitable Mob-operated Memphis law firm ten years earlier.

Stars: Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 5,028

Once it gets going - it gets good!