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People who added this item 652 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.5
Planet Earth (2006)
(2006)
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People who added this item 2945 Average listal rating (1616 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 2349 Average listal rating (1335 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 1533 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 1043 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.4
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 1748 Average listal rating (1056 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 1133 Average listal rating (696 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 1787 Average listal rating (1041 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 1770 Average listal rating (1085 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 264 Average listal rating (108 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 5299 Average listal rating (3394 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 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 928 Average listal rating (623 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 1041 Average listal rating (604 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
(1998)
The futuristic adventures of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.
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People who added this item 1631 Average listal rating (900 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 1232 Average listal rating (876 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 696 Average listal rating (433 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 1783 Average listal rating (1179 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 1031 Average listal rating (617 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 1090 Average listal rating (745 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 221 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 1648 Average listal rating (1020 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 2427 Average listal rating (1770 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 417 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
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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(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 3376 Average listal rating (1976 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 788 Average listal rating (567 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 866 Average listal rating (508 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 3935 Average listal rating (2783 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 2453 Average listal rating (1609 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 1221 Average listal rating (660 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 481 Average listal rating (316 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 5543 Average listal rating (3631 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 482 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 2011 Average listal rating (1168 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
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 4438 Average listal rating (2833 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 1564 Average listal rating (956 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 454 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
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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People who added this item 465 Average listal rating (347 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 2556 Average listal rating (1742 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 165 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.8 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 475 Average listal rating (289 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 763 Average listal rating (395 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 1745 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 588 Average listal rating (331 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 1015 Average listal rating (571 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 497 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 647 Average listal rating (398 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 428 Average listal rating (274 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 547 Average listal rating (343 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 1140 Average listal rating (598 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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Posted: 5 years, 4 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 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 ago at Apr 25 23:37
Black books? REALLY?????
Jay is right enough though.
Posted: 3 years, 7 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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