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flesh and bone
People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
It's gripping, it's gritty, it's so sad, it's highly unpredictable, it's a great story about mankind's capacity for evil and for justifying it and those who fight against oppression. Not for the faint of heart, though. Recommended for those who like intense stories, but they must also be able to enjoy a minimalist story where minor details like a word or a touch or simply a look mean a lot.
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People who added this item 287 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Black Sails (2014)
Superbly written and incredibly underrated, this is the definitive audiovisual story about piracy. Written as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book Treasure Island, but with some characters inspired by real life people that existed sprinkled in. The writing is spectacular and very unique where character psychologies influence the world and vice-versa in a clever way and dialogue is top-notch. I'd recommend to anyone interested in pirates (even some that don't, I wasn't). I'd also recommend it to people that like cleverness and uniqueness in art.
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Scandal (2012)
A great political thriller with an incredible, amazing main character who's an antiheroine (that goes darker and darker and I love it). First's season's not so good though. For fans of complex, interesting, powerful characters, great dialogue and intense mind games.
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
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An interesting story where the main character is the villain, that flips the tropes of romcons in their heads and delivers a thought-provoking and fun ride that's kinda brain twisting. It's also intense sometimes, well paced most times and at times satisfying. Recommended for fans of fun gore and psychological thrillers.
People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Nikita (2010)
Great from beginning to end. Perfect for fans of action.
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People who added this item 492 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
The 100 (2014)
An incredible show that's hugely underrated, good from beginning to end, though the end is not as good. It has a impressive ability to reinvent itself and go to unexpected places with its plot. Science is cagey sometimes, but themes are really well woven into the narrative. And for all seasons but the last one, every moment of every episode is interesting and the pacing is superb, as is the sense of stakes. Recommended for any fan of science fiction and intense stories.
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Interesting mystery thriller with a unique structure where seasons start having flashforwards of a future tragedy and in the middle of the season that flips and the tragedy moment is now flashbacks. Some seasons are better than others, but it's always interesting. For fans of complex mysteries.
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People who added this item 1718 Average listal rating (1203 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Incredibly fast-paced with many plot twists per episode. Great characters, all of them with gray and black morale. Violent and sexy and very fun, with an extremely well-made mythology. Good plot twists and interesting villains. Recommended for fans of fast pacing and of vampires that can look beyond the love triangle and see that the show is about so much more than that.
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It's a great horror show, with a lot of atmosphere and horror and interesting writing. In one moment you're hating one character, in the other you're rooting for him/her and vice-versa. It actually elicits an emotional response of anger towards the villains and sympathy for the main characters. Some good plot twists too. I'd recommend for any fan of horror.
People who added this item 3366 Average listal rating (2261 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.3
Many great seasons, with high production value and great plot and character writing and dialogues, unpredictable and high stakes. Although it's not always fast-paced and a lot of times it's slow moving. Recommended for any fan of fantasy, political intrigue. Just be wary of a final season and ending that's just not good.
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (491 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Daredevil (2015)
The best superhero show as of yet. Great action scenes, great story with interesting angles. Plot's a bit slow, though. Recommended for any fan of superheroics or action in general.
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People who added this item 2159 Average listal rating (1600 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Great writing all around, extremely well-written dialogue, very funny, great characters and character dynamics and relationships. It's also filled with content, every scene has a lot of quirks and little details, a lot of creativity poured in in all episodes. Recommended to people that are interested in clever, funny dialogue. Come for it, stay for the heart.
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People who added this item 1506 Average listal rating (1033 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Veronica Mars (2004)
It's first two seasons are its best. A very witty main character and clever plots with great plot twists. I'd recommend it to anyone who's a fan of detective stories, murder mysteries and good plot twists.
People who added this item 942 Average listal rating (572 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Hannibal (2013)
Very clever, with incredible dialogue writing. Though I must warn it's definitely not for everyone, niche even. Attention must be paid fully to understand it cause it's dense and almost nothing is without purpose or reason but also the writing is creative in how it gives information. Other than clever, it's also very violent and veeeery slow. I'd recommend to people that like to lose themselves, be immersed in a story and are able to pay attention to it, but they also must enjoy gore and stories that aren't necessarily action-packed.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Magicians (2015)
Loosely based on the book series of the same name. People said it's an adult Harry Potter, but it's much more than that. Yes, it is a dark wizardry school tale, but it's also more. Be warned that it improves substantially near the end of the first season and after it. It's intricate, it's interesting, but most of all it's unpredictable. I'd recommend to people that like their stories going to unexpected places in intriguing and clever ways. It's also funny a lot of times.
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People who added this item 1484 Average listal rating (939 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
Fringe (2008)
A classic and one of the best TV shows ever. Recommended for any fan of sci-fi. It might start a bit slow, the overarching plot kinda of in the background at the beginning.
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People who added this item 1065 Average listal rating (664 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
An inventive reteling of fairy tales that begins super well. I'd say only the first season is actually great, but for many seasons it's good with excellent moments throughout. Then at some point after the Neverland storyline it starts to repeat itself and never stops. It's style is similar to that of Lost with flashbacks to character stories and current day stories and many mysteries, but here they are solved. I'd recommend to those with an open mind that are not condescending and won't think a show about fairy tales is beneath them.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tabula Rasa (2017)
An interesting mystery about a woman with short-term memory loss (she keeps losing her memories). For people that like interesting, distinct mysteries.
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Anime

animated
People who added this item 1932 Average listal rating (1358 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Death Note (2006)
An intense thriller with a smart villain main character going against a clever detective. It's all about detectiving and mindgames, it's intense, it's very well-paced, it's interesting, it's satisfying. For those that like thrillers.
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