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Added by TrekMedic on 3 Dec 2011 12:41
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People who added this item 1175 Average listal rating (896 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Star Trek (1966)
A ground-breaker for sci-fi television and a pop-culture icon. Decades ahead of its time (voice interactive computers? computer information on little square pieces of plastic? flip-up two-way communications?) Also broke down racial barriers and addressed many of society's issues of the day.
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It stumbled a bit out of the gate, but eventually found its footing and established its own identity!
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People who added this item 705 Average listal rating (522 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Ground-breaking! The first black Star Trek commanding officer! A Trek franchise based on an alien station that didn't travel the cosmos. Then came the Dominion War and all the sugar-coated ideas of the previous Treks melted away and it got really nasty!
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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Yes,..70's cheesy. TV's attempt to capture the Star Wars crowd. It went nowhere after a few years.
People who added this item 1623 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Wow! Dark, ugly and unrelentingly bleak. Building on the 2003 mini-series, it jumped on post-9/11 angst, grabbed you by the scruff of your neck and dragged you to those dark places sci-fi TV heretofore didn't talk about.
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People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Being Human (2008)
Pretty good premise and a nice twist on a couple horror genres. The characters are truly conflicted and deal with real-life issues, not always in their favor.
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People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Being Human (2011)
Made-in-Canada version for North American audiences. Lacks the punch of the Brit original, but it doesn't stink enough to go into the "bad" column yet.
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People who added this item 994 Average listal rating (699 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
THE quintessential mystery anthology. Rod Serling set a bar few shows have met in the last 50 years and that says a lot. Many of today's established actors were up-and-comers when they did guest spots on the show.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Serviceable, syndicated update of the original. I put this in the "good" column because it had more hits than misses. As with many Canadian-based sci-fi series, it was mellowed, cleaned up to the point of being sterile and a bit too staid for its own good.
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People who added this item 1224 Average listal rating (962 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Back when MTV actually played music videos, B&BH was a cutting-edge series. Their mocking of videos echoed the tropes of MST3K and made several videos and their artists famous!
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Hustle (2004)
I have a thing for British TV and this bit of froth cons the viewers as much as the "marks" with the sleight-of-hand. The banter was as crisp as a good hard cider.
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People who added this item 244 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Not exactly a remake of Hustle, but the premise of conning money out of bad guys is nearly the same. It ran out of steam towards the end,...pity TNT chose to cancel it without a satisfying conclusion.
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People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jekyll (2007)
This was a pretty edgy show that, unfortunately, was cancelled at a cliffhanger without any final resolution.
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (456 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Munsters (1964)
Serviceable 60s sit-com in the same "assimilation" vein as The Addams Family and My Favorite Martian. Shown here for comparison to Mockingbird Lane.
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Ironside (1967)
One of the great detective shows from the late 60s through early 70s (along with Police Story and Police Women) from NBC, even when you get past the "disabled" plot device.
People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Americans (2013)
A taut, twisting thriller, set in the waning days of the Cold War. Keri Russell is terrific as the conflicted (cold-heart spy vs. Western-leaning mother) distaff half of an arranged married spy family.
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People who added this item 3779 Average listal rating (2553 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
Fast, loud and typically satisfying for the summer blockbuster crowd. A nice blend of humor, drama and eye candy in the form of Jessica Alba. A serviceable part of the MCU community.
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The Bad

People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Another classic 70s mindless fun show. Like fish and fresh fruit, it started to go bad after awhile and stunk at the end.
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People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.1
People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.1
Again,..Hollywood has no fresh ideas most of the time,...
People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Dopey, escapist fantasy that, along with The Love Boat, was the last gasp for Hollywood's Golden Era character actors.
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
It sounded like a good idea to address some of the mythos behind Mr. Roarke and Fantasy Island in general, but it never caught on with an audience.
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
A great series that never found enough audience to stick around. Just enough camp to balance out the horror.
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
See the 2009 Prisoner and 2002 Twilight Zone,...'Nuff said.
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People who added this item 699 Average listal rating (516 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
The first Star Trek series other than The Original that was produced under the aegis of a network and it showed. It had a serviceable run, but never hit the excitement levels of the previous variations.
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