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People who added this item 663 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.5
Planet Earth (2006)
(2006)
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People who added this item 3015 Average listal rating (1636 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 9.5
(2011-)
Kings, queens, knights and renegades use schemes and swords to battle for the throne.
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People who added this item 2418 Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)
(2008-)
Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school chemistry teacher turns to using his expertise in chemistry to provide a legacy for his family... by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.


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People who added this item 1543 Average listal rating (930 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.5
(2001)-miniseries
The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.
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People who added this item 1054 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)
(2002-2008)
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.
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People who added this item 1755 Average listal rating (1055 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Sopranos (1999)
(1999-2007)
Modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.
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People who added this item 1185 Average listal rating (721 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 9.2
(2005-2008)
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar.
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People who added this item 1830 Average listal rating (1056 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
Sherlock (2010)
(2010-)
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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People who added this item 1780 Average listal rating (1089 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9.1
Firefly (2002)
(2002-2003)
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small, spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
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People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 9.1
The Decalogue (1989)
(1989)-miniseries
Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.
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People who added this item 937 Average listal rating (627 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
(1959-1964)
Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.
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People who added this item 1675 Average listal rating (917 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Death Note (2006)
(2006-2007)
Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note": a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues...
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People who added this item 1262 Average listal rating (886 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 9
(1992-1995)
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.


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People who added this item 700 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
(1995)-miniseries
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
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People who added this item 5330 Average listal rating (3401 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
Friends (1994)
(1994-2004)
The lives, loves, and laughs of six young friends living in Manhattan.
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People who added this item 1795 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.9
(2003-2006)
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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People who added this item 1038 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
(1999-2000)
A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.
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People who added this item 1097 Average listal rating (746 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
(1969-1974)
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.9
(1981-2003)
Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
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People who added this item 1671 Average listal rating (1029 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
Twin Peaks (1990)
(1990-1991)
An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
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People who added this item 2441 Average listal rating (1775 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Seinfeld (1989)
(1990-1998)
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.
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People who added this item 1071 Average listal rating (619 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
(1998)
The futuristic adventures of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.
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(2005-)
Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.
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People who added this item 3400 Average listal rating (1989 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Dexter (2006)
(2006-)
During the day, Dexter Morgan is a jovial employee in the Miami Metropolitan Police Department's crime lab, but his meticulously crafted life masks his true nature. In reality Dexter is a disciplined and murderous psychopath (a self-admitted "monster"), and he slakes his blood lust at night by carefully killing the serial ki During the day, Dexter Morgan is a jovial employee in the Miami Metropolitan Police Department's crime lab, but his meticulously crafted life masks his true nature. In reality Dexter is a disciplined and murderous psychopath (a self-admitted "monster"), and he slakes his blood lust at night by carefully killing the serial killers he tracks down during the day.
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People who added this item 793 Average listal rating (569 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fawlty Towers (1975)
(1975-1979)
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
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People who added this item 874 Average listal rating (510 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Oz (1997)
(1997-2003)
A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.


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People who added this item 3982 Average listal rating (2806 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
South Park (1997)
(1997-)
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
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People who added this item 2466 Average listal rating (1611 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.8
(2005-)
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.
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People who added this item 1230 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Rome (2005)
(2005-2007)
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
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People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
(1989-)
In this final series, Blackadder is a World War I army captain trying to survive at the front lines at the Western Front.
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People who added this item 5603 Average listal rating (3657 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
The Simpsons (1989)
(1989-)
The Simpsons is an animated Sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant.
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People who added this item 485 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
The West Wing (1999)
(1999-2006)
Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.
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People who added this item 4471 Average listal rating (2845 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
House M.D. (2004)
(2004-)
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
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People who added this item 1574 Average listal rating (957 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
(2004-2009)
After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew speed toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. Galactica Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin face waning supplies, crushed morale, ... and the credible threat Cylons aboard the ship.
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People who added this item 469 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
(2003-2006)
Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.
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People who added this item 2574 Average listal rating (1748 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
The X Files (1993)
(1993-2002)
This television series follows the adventures and lives of FBI agents investigating those cases that involve the paranormal or previously unsolved (especially by conventional means). FBI Special Agents Mulder, Scully, Doggett and Reyes work to uncover forces within the United States of America government that would violate people's rights, alien creatures and monsters alike that attack and other mysteries.
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People who added this item 426 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Archer (2009)
(2009-)
At ISIS, an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.

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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
Top Gear (2002)
(2002-)
Jeremy, Richard and James talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.
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People who added this item 480 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.7
Spaced (1999)
(1999-2001)
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.
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People who added this item 771 Average listal rating (396 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Deadwood (2004)
(2004-2006)
A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
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People who added this item 1748 Average listal rating (1041 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
(2001-2005)
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.
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People who added this item 595 Average listal rating (336 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7
Downton Abbey (2010)
(2010-)
Beginning in the years leading up to World War I, the drama centers on the Crawley family and their servants.
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People who added this item 1050 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
(2003-2004)
After losing their mother, Alphonse and Edward Elric attempt to bring her back using the forbidden science of human alchemy. However, alchemy operates on the theory of equivalent trade, and breaking the human alchemy taboo carries a heavy price. Ed loses his leg, and Al loses his body. Ed is able to seal Al's soul inside of a huge sui After losing their mother, Alphonse and Edward Elric attempt to bring her back using the forbidden science of human alchemy. However, alchemy operates on the theory of equivalent trade, and breaking the human alchemy taboo carries a heavy price. Ed loses his leg, and Al loses his body. Ed is able to seal Al's soul inside of a huge suit of armor, at the cost of his arm. Years later, Ed (now with two mechanical limbs) and Al (still trapped in the armor) leave their childhood home, each brother concerned with the other's happiness. Ed, who has a natural talent and skill for alchemy, becomes nationally certified and is soon known everywhere as the "Fullmetal Alchemist." Their true objective is to search for any information on the fabled Philosopher's Stone, hoping it will allow them to regain their old bodies. All of their hopes rest with this mythical stone, which may not even exist at all. However, the brothers soon learn that they are not the only ones after the powerful stone.
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
(1986-)
Lord Edmund Blackadder is now seeking the approval of Queen Elizabeth I with the "help" of Lord Percy Percy and Baldrick.
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People who added this item 650 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
(2000-)
He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home..what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this hilarious, off-kilter comedy series that presents an unflinching, self-depreciating depiction of his life.
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People who added this item 438 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
DragonBall Z (1989)
(1989-2003)
Earth's defender Goku learns that he is from another planet. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.
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People who added this item 550 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Shield (2002)
(2002-2008)
The Shield is an American television drama series which aired on FX Networks in the United States and other networks internationally. Known for its controversial portrayal of corrupt police officers, it was originally advertised as "Rampart" in reference to the true life Rampart Division police scandal, which the show's Strike Team was loosely based upon. The first season gained the most Emmy nominations for a basic cable drama.
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People who added this item 2036 Average listal rating (1176 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Doctor Who (2005)
(2005-)
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.
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People who added this item 1148 Average listal rating (601 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)
(2007-)
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.6
Suits (2011)
(2011-)
On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.
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Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 3 15:26
easily the worst list i've ever seen. they didn't think the honeymooners, i love lucy, mash, all in the family, the original star trek,or the odd couple, to name a few, are in the top 100 shows of all time? i know i'm old, but come on..
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Apr 25 19:44
I'm usually not very impressed with IMDb's Top Films so I'm impressed that so many of my favorite shows made this list :)
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Apr 25 23:37
Black books? REALLY?????
Jay is right enough though.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 9 18:27
On the IMDB page BrBa has 9.5 now, and The Wire 9.3 and The Soprano 9.1

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