TV that didn't bore meby myfamily1983 | created - 03 Jul 2012 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
This list is mostly personal so that I don't forget hours that I spent with rather good TV. Though some of them are listed as TV movie, most of them were aired as series for us.
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1. Spooks (2002–2011)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
Good series with great acting, only if stories were alittle bit better balanced and characters more engaging.
2. Heroes (II) (2006–2010)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Very good 1st season, rather good 2nd, poor 3rd season and horrible 4th.
5. Elementary (2012–2019)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
Although all the resemblance to Sherlock Holmes stories and even the great "Sherlock"(BBC) ends in character names, those characters are still interesting and stories, sometimes, rather good.
8. The Uninvited (1997– )
50 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Investigating the phenomena of alien abductions
12. Bye Bye Jupiter (1984)
130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered describing an alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing plans to turn Jupiter into a second Sun.
خداحافظ ژوپیتر This was actually a movie and I should've been 10-12 when I'd seen it; but it had a very strong effect and though I remember almost nothing of its story, for some reason, I can't forget the name or scattered images.
13. Mr. Murder (1998 TV Movie)
R | 132 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on ... See full summary »
تولد شوم The fun thing I just discovered was that Charlotte was played by Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory)
14. On Dangerous Ground (1996 TV Movie)
R | 165 min | Action, Thriller
When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first... See full summary »
بر زمین خطرناک sequel: Midnight Man (1997) I didn't know Rob Lowe at the time, but I liked him and wished so much for him and Anna to be together.
16. Between Love and Honor (1995 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama, Romance
Steve Collura is an undercover cop out to infiltrate Carlo Gambino's mob. He soon falls in love with Gambino's daughter Maria and must make a choice between his duties as a police officer, ... See full summary »
تردید The version that was aired here, was 25 minutes shorter than listed!
17. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.
One can stop after season 3. Up until then, it's a little cheesy and has a story that drags and jumps around quite often (except for 2nd half of season 1 and 1st half of season 2, almost), but it's also fun, sometimes.
18. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)
102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.
خانم مارپل with plenty of sequels
19. Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993–1996)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western
Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "Man From Snowy River", this series takes place in Paterson's Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, during the late 19th century. It tells ... See full summary »
رودخانه برفی It never got to properly end here; but it had its fun moments, while it lasted.
20. The Alchemists (1999 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 150 min | Thriller
Grant Show (Melrose Place) stars in this fast-placed thriller based on the best-selling novel set in the chilling world of genetic engineering. Ruth Gemmel (Fever Pitch) joins Shaw as ... See full summary »
21. Little Men (1998–1999)
60 min | Drama, Family
The recently widowed Jo March Behr continues to run the school she and her late husband founded, a school for boys called "Plumfield". Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic book, "Little Men".
22. North of 60 (1992–1998)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mystery drama series about trials and tribulations of Aboriginal people in the fictional town of Lynx River, Northwest Territories.
23. All Saints (1998–2009)
60 min | Drama
With Ward 17 closed down, the team from All Saints face big changes as they are split up and some are moved to the fast paced world of the Emergency Department, headed by Director of Emergency Frank Campion.
24. Ice (1998 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After the whole North of the Equator freezes below zero, a group of people in Los Angeles risk their lives while trying to "escape" from the city's hostile conditions, in order to take a ship to a hotter place on Earth.
25. Frauenarzt Dr. Markus Merthin (1994–1997)
45 min | Drama
26. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
60 min | Drama, Family, Western
The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.
27. Traders (1996–2000)
60 min | Drama
In the setting of the Toronto-based investment house, Gardner/Ross, Traders explores the intimate lives and loves, the mystique and monetary machinations of investment bankers whose ... See full summary »
سوداگران I was just warming up to it, when they suddenly stopped airing it; all the mechanics of trades were ailttle confusing to me though!
28. A Case for Two (1981– )
60 min | Crime, Thriller
German crime series, centering around a succession of lawyers and a private investigator and former police officer, who typically team up to clear a client of the lawyer, who is usually an innocent suspect in a murder case.
یک پرونده برای دو نفر
29. Hannay (1988–1989)
52 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »
31. The Old Fox (1977– )
60 min | Crime, Drama
A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
32. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.
هورن بلوئر with 5 sequels
33. Jack Holborn (1982)
60 min | Adventure
Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »
35. From the Northern Country (1981– )
45 min | Drama
"From the North" with warmth loving strokes, describing the love of family, love of humanity. Because his wife was having an affair and divorce blackboard Goro, with a son and daughter from... See full summary »
از سرزمین شمالی Another sad story! Also worth mentioning: هانیکو معلم جزیره
36. Oshin (1983– )
Biography, Drama, Family
Tells the story of Oshin, a poor little girl who would someday become the owner of a big supermarket chain in Japan.
سالهای دور از خانه Depressing and too long, but first series in my memory that had a big audience here.