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iMDB's Top Mini-series/TV-Shows

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People who added this item 575  Average listal rating (348 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.5 
1. Planet Earth (2006)


Score/Votes:
9.8/14 557
My Score:
Not Yet Rated

Thanks Lukusgus

People who added this item 863  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.4 
2. The Wire (2002)


Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.


Score/Votes:
9.7/31 964
My Score:
Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 1372  Average listal rating (849 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.6 
3. Band of Brothers (2001)


This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgarten. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things.


Score/Votes:
9.6/80 695
My Score:
10/10
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People who added this item 1643  Average listal rating (1106 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 9.2 
4. Arrested Development (2003)


Michael Bluth, a widower with a 13-year-old son, named George-Michael, is forced to keep his large and dysfunctional family together after his father is arrested for shifty accounting practices at the family-owned conglomerate and the Bluth family assets are frozen, making each member of the eccentric family panic. Michael's snobbish mother, Lucille, finds herself living alone in a penthouse without the financial means to maintain it, while Michael's two brothers, GOB and Buster, and his sister Lindsay with her husband Tobias and her daughter Maeby also find themselves having to recreate their lifestyles to fit their new financial status.


Score/Votes:
9.6/51 280
My Score:
9/10

Most likely followed by the film; Arrested Development (It looks like the film will come out i 2012)
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People who added this item 656  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.9 
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)


Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.


Score/Votes:
9.5/27 082
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Not Yet Rated

Thanks Exclusive_Henrik

People who added this item 899  Average listal rating (548 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
6. Freaks and Geeks (1999)


It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying.


Score/Votes:
9.5/19 816
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 1591  Average listal rating (994 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 9.2 
7. Firefly (2002)


Captain Malcom 'Mal' Reynolds is a former galactic war veteran who is the captain of the transport ship "Serenity", Mal his crew of hired transporters, Mal's ensign Zoe Warren, Zoe's husband, pilot Hoban 'Wash' Washburne, muscular former combat soldier Jayne Cobb, young engineer Kaylee Frye, former Alliance medical officer Simon Tamm, his teenage sister River (Both on-the-run from the Interplanetary government "The Alliance"), the beautiful "companion" Inara Serra and religious man Shepard Book do legal or illegal jobs (smuggling, protecting, guns-for-hire, robberies) as the Serenity crew travels across the outskirts of Outer Space for food, money, anything to make a living on, as The Serenity crew tries to stay under the radar of The Alliance and pulls dangerous jobs in the Alliance controlled star systems.


Score/Votes:
9.4/41 926
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Not Yet Rated

Thanks Exclusive_Henrik

The Tv-Show is also followed up by a film; Serenity

People who added this item 1568  Average listal rating (968 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 9.3 
8. The Sopranos (1999)


North Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, self-described "waste management consultant," reluctantly seeks a psychiatrist's help after blacking out. Lest he appear weak, he must keep his therapy a secret from the rest of the Mob. He's stressed: his teenage daughter is giving his wife fits; his mean-spirited mother refuses to move to a retirement community; his aging Uncle Junior, jealous of Tony's rise to the top, won't stay in line and engineers a plot to kill Tony; and the feds, armed with RICO, are circling. In therapy, Tony must come to terms with his father's example, his mother's manipulations, and his own fears of death and loss of family.


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9.4/38 225
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People who added this item 1428  Average listal rating (901 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
9. Twin Peaks (1990)


The story begins with the murder of Laura Palmer, a teen aged girl who lived in the quiet town of Twin Peaks, near the US - Canadian borders. Everyone seems surprised and devastated by the girl's murder, and the town's sherif welcomes the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who comes to investigate the case. As Cooper begins his search for Laura's killer, the town's secrets are gradually exposed. This is definitely not an average quiet town, it seems as everyone has something big to hide. At nights, agent Cooper sees strange visions of Laura and other mysterious people, visions that tell him that something big is happening here, something far more evil than a single murder case...


Score/Votes:
9.4/24 330
My Score:
10/10

The Tv-Show is also followed up by a film; Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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People who added this item 2270  Average listal rating (1670 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
10. Seinfeld (1989)


Jerry Seinfeld stars in this television comedy series as himself, a comedian. The premise of this sitcom is Jerry and his friends going through everyday life, discussing various quirky situations that we can all relate to (especially if we live in New York). The eccentric personalities of the offbeat characters who make up Jerry's social circle contribute to the fun.


Score/Votes:
9.3/43 508
My Score:
9/10
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People who added this item 1021  Average listal rating (710 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
11. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)


The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, baudy, uncompromising, tasteless, but inevitably hilarious.


Score/Votes:
9.4/8 158
My Score:
6/10

Monty Python has done many films as well:
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Monty Python's Life of Brian
- Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
- Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
- Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
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People who added this item 243  Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
12. Peep Show (2003)


Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.


Score/Votes:
9.4/7 256
My Score:
7/10
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People who added this item 205  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
13. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)


Hugely successful British comedy about of two streetwise London brothers: Del (Derek) and Rodney Trotter. In early years they shared their council flat with 'Grandad' (until the death of actor 'Lennard Pierce' ) later to be replaced by 'Uncle Albert', a WWII Navy veteran with an anecdote for any occasion. Del and Rodney are best described as lovable and harmless black market traders; they buy and (try to) sell almost anything and many an episode is based around some faulty/stolen stock bought by Del. As with other comedies from writer John Sullivan, the humor is devilishly engineered so as not to telegraph the jokes before the punchlines and there's always a strong cast of support characters. The series has won countless awards and ratings battles.


Score/Votes:
9.4/4 749
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People who added this item 207  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.9 
14. QI (2003)


A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.


Score/Votes:
9.4/2 637
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 2297  Average listal rating (1530 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.9 
15. The Office (US) (2005)


A remake of the hit 2001 BBC TV series The Office (2001), this is a mockumentary that documents the exploits of a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Made up of head chief Michael Scott, a harmlessly deluded and ignorantly insensitive boss who cares about the welfare of his employees while trying to put his own spin on company policy. With an office including the likes of various peers who have their own hangups, The Office (2005) takes a look at the lives of its co-workers: bored but talented salesman Jim, his mildly sociopathic, butt kissing enemy Dwight, mildly righteous receptionist Pam, and indifferent temp Ryan.


Score/Votes:
9.3/57 302
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People who added this item 3489  Average listal rating (2537 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.9 
16. South Park (1997)


South Park is an animated series featuring four foul-mouthed 3rd graders, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The show is set in the Colorado town of South Park where weird things keep happening, whether its being abducted by aliens or avoiding Kyle's little brother Ike. The show is based on the short film by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, "The Spirit of Christmas".


Score/Votes:
9.3/52 672
My Score:
8/10

The Tv-Show is also followed up by some films as well; South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut & South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls
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People who added this item 721  Average listal rating (460 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 9.1 
17. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)


When the hostile Fire Nation threatens to enslave the Water, Earth, and Air Nations, a reluctant and irresponsible boy must face his destiny as the Avatar, the Chosen One who can restore the world order. This new animated series centers on twelve-year-old Aang, who must forgo his selfish wandering to learn to master his latent powers over the four elements. Only then can he conquer the Firebenders, the evil magi who threaten the world.


Score/Votes:
9.3/16 652
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Not Yet Rated

Inspired by the series, Shyamalan made this film; The Last Airbender

People who added this item 3021  Average listal rating (1852 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
18. Dexter (2006)


Meet Dexter Morgan. By day he's a blood splatter pattern expert for the Miami Metro police department. But by night - he takes on an entirely different persona: serial killer. But Dexter isn't your average serial killer as he only kills people who fit a very prolific and precise "moral code" taught to him by his late father Harry (he didn't kill Harry, honest), and developed very thoroughly throughout each kill. While dealing with his daily activities and his boss, Sgt. Doakes, the one man who may or may not know the truth about his after-hours activities, he is given a friendly message by a guy referred to only as "The Ice Truck Killer" - a crime scene where there is no blood. This shocking discovery turns Dexter's world completely upside down. The Ice Truck Killer wants Dexter to play his game and Dexter is very eager to take on this cat-and-mouse chase throughout Miami.


Score/Votes:
9.3/16 418
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Not Yet Rated

Thanks Exclusive_Henrik
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People who added this item 771  Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.9 
19. Oz (1997)


Oz chronicles life inside an experimental cell block in the Oswald Maximum Security Correctional Facility: Level Four called Emerald City. Under unit manager Tim McManus and Warden Leo Glynn, the inmates in Em City all struggle to fulfill their own needs. Some fight for power; either power over the drug trade or power over the other inmate factions. Others want money, either through slinging 'tits' (drugs), gambling or other scams. Others, Corrections officers and inmates alike, simply want to survive long enough to make parole or even to see tomorrow. The show gives a no-holds-barred account of prison life with all the plots, subplots and conflicts given context and explaination by the show's wheelchair-bound narrator, Augustus Hill.


Score/Votes:
9.3/14 149
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 441  Average listal rating (273 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.8 
20. Spaced (1999)


Tim Bisley and Daisy Steiner rent a flat pretending to be a couple. There, they meet Marsha, the alcoholic landlady; Brian, the disturbed and troubled painter downstairs; Mike, Tim's war-crazy best friend; Twist, a fashion designer and Daisy's best friend; and Colin the dog. What follows is the group's crazy and comical adventures.


Score/Votes:
9.3/11 557
My Score:
8/10
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People who added this item 732  Average listal rating (536 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.9 
21. Fawlty Towers (1975)


Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel; their Spanish waiter.


Score/Votes:
9.3/10 280
My Score:
8/10
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People who added this item 1628  Average listal rating (978 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.9 
22. Six Feet Under (2001)


A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Nate) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business.


Score/Votes:
9.2/22 967
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 1129  Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
23. Rome (2005)


In this British costume drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families.


Score/Votes:
9.2/20 952
My Score:
Not Yet Rated

Thanks Ken

People who added this item 1187  Average listal rating (784 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.7 
24. The Office (UK) (2001)


A mockumentary about life in a mid-sized suboffice paper merchants in a bleak British industrial town, where manager David Brent thinks he's the coolest, funniest, and most popular boss ever. He isn't. That doesn't stop him from embarrassing himself in front of the cameras on a regular basis, whether from his political sermonizing, his stand-up 'comedy', or his incredibly unique dancing. Meanwhile, long-suffering Tim longs after Dawn the engaged receptionist and keeps himself sane by playing childish practical jokes on his insufferable, army-obsessed deskmate Gareth. Will the Slough office be closed? Will the BBC give David a game show? Will Tim and Dawn end up with each other? And more importantly, will Gareth realize what a hopeless prat he is?


Score/Votes:
9.2/17 228
My Score:
6/10
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People who added this item 691  Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.9 
25. Deadwood (2004)


The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876.


Score/Votes:
9.2/15 551
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
26. Trailer Park Boys (2001)


Trailer Park Boys is about life between prison terms. Always trying to play the angles, always done-in by forces beyond their control, and always in the middle of a gunfight, Ricky and Julian are decent, hard- working guys trying to cope with the New World Economic Order. It's not that the boys don't know right from wrong, it's just that "right" rarely presents itself.


Score/Votes:
9.2/5 297
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Not Yet Rated

The Tv-Show is also followed up by 2 films; Trailer Park Boys: The Movie & Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day

People who added this item 267  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
27. Father Ted (1995)


Have mercy on poor Father Ted Crilly. He has so much to contend with when it comes to dealing with the folks of Craggy Island, Ireland. There's Father Dougal McGuire, who is as dimwitted as they come; and then there is Father Jack Hackett who lives for the simple pleasures of life (sleeping, drinking, and swearing). Ted tries to bring stability to his congregation as well as the surreal townspeople of Craggy Island.


Score/Votes:
9.2/4 921
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
28. I'm Alan Partridge (1997)


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9.2/2 662
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People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
29. Terriers (2010)


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9.2/1 782
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People who added this item 3215  Average listal rating (2258 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.7 
30. Futurama (1999)


Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and Bender, a robot with very human flaws.


Score/Votes:
9.1/32 676
My Score:
7/10

The team behind Futurama has done many films as well:
- Futurama: Bender's Big Score
- Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
- Futurama: Bender's Game
- Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
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People who added this item 416  Average listal rating (291 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.7 
31. Coupling (2000)


On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling. It's more than just a one night stand! When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan and Steve are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland, the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart.

Attractive Sally Harper is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick.

Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ex-girlfriend Jane Christie, a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping.

Jeff Murdoch is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling.


Score/Votes:
9.1/9 784
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Not Yet Rated
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People who added this item 442  Average listal rating (297 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
32. Black Books (2000)


Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.


Score/Votes:
9.1/7 477
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 814  Average listal rating (500 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Misfits (2009)


Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Curtis were expecting their community service to be boring however after a freak thunderstorm they discover that it is anything but dull. Bestowed with strange powers the five very different teens realize they have a lot more to worry about then just picking up litter. Especially as they discover that they are not the only ones who have been giving strange powers. Secrets will be revealed, feelings will be brought to the surface and relationships will be formed and broken. But hey its only 6 weeks of community service what's the worse that could happen?


Score/Votes:
9.1/6 381
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People who added this item 249  Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
34. The Inbetweeners (2008)


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9.1/5 788
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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
35. Porridge (1974)


Fletcher's doing five years for breaking and entering. He's quick witted and never short of a trick or two to make his life that little bit easier. Lennie Godber's his cellmate who Fletch often teases but also protects in a father-like way. The other two main characters are prison officers; MacKay's a militarily strict type, keen to adhere to the rules, while Mr Barrowclough is almost a complete opposite and easily manipulated by Fletcher.


Score/Votes:
9.1/620
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Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 1461  Average listal rating (912 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.8 
36. Battlestar Galactica (2004)


The second war against the Cylons is over and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space, their infiltrator units carry out a more subtle plot even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought. If that wasn't enough, the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice. In the midst of these trials however, clues begin to appear that suggest that Adama's simple bluff about Earth may be more truthful than anyone could have guessed.


Score/Votes:
9.0/37 223
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People who added this item 992  Average listal rating (539 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
37. Mad Men (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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9.0/21 534
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People who added this item 1701  Average listal rating (1297 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.5 
38. MythBusters (2003)


Mythbusters takes myths, tall tales and urban legends and gives them the scientific treatment to determine their validity. Myths are proved true, probable, possible, improbable or busted. Often after the real-world practical tests have proved or debunked a Myth, the team will take the experiment to the extreme, many times using more modern technology than the myth could have used or upping the black powder for impressive explosions.


Score/Votes:
9.0/10 183
My Score:
8/10
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People who added this item 498  Average listal rating (363 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
39. Red Dwarf (1988)


The year is 2077. Dave Lister is a Liverpudlian caretaker working on-board "Red Dwarf" a gigantic space freighter traveling to Earth, the ship is commanded by Captain Ed Hollister. Lister is obsessed with eating curries and he irritates his pompous and cowardly boss and bunk-mate Arnold "Judas" Rimmer. Lister is sentenced to 6-months in suspended animation for smuggling his pet cat Frankenstine on-board. Lister awakes from suspended animation, only to find the crew have been wiped out in a radioactive disaster, he has been frozen for 3 million years and Red Dwarf is lost in the middle of deep space. But Lister is not alone on-board Red Dwarf. Also on-board Red Dwarf is: Holly, the ship's computer who has lost his intelligence after not being used for so long, A hologram simulation of Rimmer (A electronic ghost), The Cat, a humanoid that evolved from Lister's pet cat Frankenstine and Kryten, robot butler rescued from the American space cruiser 'Nova 5'.


Score/Votes:
9.0/6 609
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People who added this item 4945  Average listal rating (3317 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
40. The Simpsons (1989)


The Simpsons are a very politically incorrect family. Homer works with pride in a nuclear power plant run with more regard for profit that safety. His wife is Marge, a kind of supermom. They have three kids: Bart, an underachiever ("and proud of it"), Lisa (who is as serious and responsible as Bart isn't), and Maggie.


Score/Votes:
9.0/6 180
My Score:
7/10

The Tv-Show is also followed up by a film; The Simpsons Movie
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People who added this item 174  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.7 
41. The Prisoner (1967)


A high-ranking but un-named Agent in the British Government resigns from his job/post and leaves for a holiday. While packing he is gassed and is taken to a beautiful but deadly prison known only as "The Village" where people are taken, given a Number to be called by and kept there for the rest of their lives if they don't tell No. 2 (the deputy head of "The Village") the information they are captured for. Escape is nearly impossible as "The Village" has amazing but deadly weapons to use if anybody tries to escape. The Agent is given the title of "No. 6" but he adopts the name of "The Prisoner". The series tells of his attempts to resist the plots of each No. 2 (who is replaced with another if an attempt on No. 6 fails) to get his information and against any attempt to disrupt the nearly peaceful running of the "The Village". The Village is determined to crack The Prisoner by attempting to get the answer to why he resigned from his job/post. As time goes on, two questions plague The Prisoner's mind - How can he escape and who is the real leader of the Village - the mysterious No.1?


Score/Votes:
9.0/3 329
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Not Yet Rated

This Tv-Show has an updated mini-serie of the show; The Prisoner (2009)

People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.6 
42. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)


A one-hour drama inspired by David Simon's acclaimed non-fiction book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. It is at once a mundane yet compelling look in and around a Homicide unit of the Baltimore Police Department, a group of determined individuals who are committed to their grim job at hand.


Score/Votes:
9.0/2 855
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People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.8 
43. Yes Minister (1980)


James Hacker is the British Minister for Administrative Affairs. He tries to do something and cut government waste, but he is continually held back by the smart and wily Permanent Secretary of the Department, Sir Humphrey Appleby. Private secretary Bernard Woolley is caught in the middle, between his political master, and his civil service boss.


Score/Votes:
9.0/1 629
My Score:
Not Yet Rated

People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
44. The Thick of It (2005)


Score/Votes:
9.0/1 586
My Score:
Not Yet Rated

Followed by the film; In the Loop


 

This is a top mini-series/tv-shows - list over iMDB. They're all scoring 9.0 and over.

This list is a work in progress-list, so do YOU find a TV-Show with over 9.0 (score on iMDB) that isn't on this list, just send me a message or comment here...

Source: iMDB (Obviously)

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Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 20 0:49
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 20 0:54
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 20 0:55
Great list btw. Good way to find new shows to watch.
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 21 9:54
Nice list! House M.D has 9.3.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412142/
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 25 1:54
Planet Earth has the highest- 9.8

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Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 1 18:49
ROME has a rating of 9.2 on IMDB

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 18 11:01
Another one you can add is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/ it has a 9.5 rating. ;)
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 21 13:59
Great list :)
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 21 14:59
It got my vote for Firefly & Supernatural I dont like any of the other shows on this list
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 13 5:52
Good list!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 9 0:01
Band Of Brothers must be at #l ! ^^
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 9 0:35
Great work here!Few suggestions:
1)Breaking Bad-9.3
2)Game Of Thornes-9.4
3)Boardwalk Empire-8.9
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 17 19:38

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