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TV Shows I would love to watch

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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7


What is it about?

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
Taboo (2017)
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Gianni Versace

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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 340 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sense8 (2015)
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
The New Pope (2020)
People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.9
Fargo (2014)
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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Godless (2017)


What is it about?

In the 1880s American West murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.

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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Spy (2019)
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People who added this item 852 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Vikings (2013)
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Spy (2019)
People who added this item 758 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Black Mirror (2011)
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
Ozark (2017)
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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Luther (2010)
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
What is it about?

It explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels.
People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (516 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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People who added this item 1967 Average listal rating (1327 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.1
Sherlock (2010)
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People who added this item 526 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Mr. Robot (2015)


What is it about?

Follows a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He's recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot.
People who added this item 1325 Average listal rating (956 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Alias (2001)


What is it about?

Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends.
People who added this item 927 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5


What is it about?

It is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure.
People who added this item 322 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Kingdom (1994)


What is it about?

The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science--a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural. At the goading of a spiritualist patient, some employees work to let supernatural forces rest.
People who added this item 813 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Deadwood (2004)


What is it about?

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.
People who added this item 2287 Average listal rating (1742 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1


What is it about?

A sensuous and ironic sitcom about four young, desirable, virtually inseparable New York bachelorettes who lead and confide in each-other their ever changing and confusing sex lives, as different as their natures. Carrie Bradshaw is a charming petite columnist, and often the narrator of the story, either writing her copy or off screen, constantly tossing up and rejecting different views on just about anything that does or might impact modern women's sex lives; she tries almost everything, is constantly disappointed, but always seems to return to a certain Mr. Big. Miranda Hobbes is a red-hair lawyer determined to score professionally and to be tough in love to, yet her only faithful lover is an insecure nerd. Charlotte York is a gallery-managing wasp from a prestigious, super-rich family, with high old-fashioned moral standards for her lovable but insecure self but unfortunately almost impossible to live up to for any lover...
People who added this item 1827 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7


What is it about?

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.

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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
House of Lies (2012)


What is it about?

A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.
People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Damages (2007)


What is it about?

A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
People who added this item 2222 Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
True Blood (2008)


What is it about?

The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television.
People who added this item 1205 Average listal rating (692 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)


What is it about?

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 1058 Average listal rating (657 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8


What is it about?

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.
People who added this item 677 Average listal rating (437 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7


What is it about?

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
People who added this item 1274 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.5


What is it about?

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?

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People who added this item 364 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Big Love (2006)


What is it about?

The series revolves around Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, first/legal wife; Nicki, second wife; and Margene, third wife) and their (combined) nine children. Henrickson lives with his family in three neighboring houses in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.
People who added this item 996 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Dead Like Me (2003)


What is it about?

Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toliet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties.
People who added this item 929 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Lie to Me (2009)


What is it about?

Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games.
People who added this item 2551 Average listal rating (1874 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.9
The Office (2005)


What is it about?

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.
People who added this item 1261 Average listal rating (730 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Rome (2005)


What is it about?

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.
People who added this item 913 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Spartacus (2010)


What is it about?

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

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People who added this item 4557 Average listal rating (3405 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
House M.D. (2004)


What is it about?

The series follows the life of anti-social, pain killer addict, witty and arrogant medical doctor Gregory House with only half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of medical doctors try to cure very ill ordinary people in the United States of America.
People who added this item 1272 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3


What is it about?

Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to bring the dead to life merely by touching them. However, the person may remain alive only for one minute, or else someone else dies for them. A second touch will render the person dead again, unable to be revived. Through his connections with PI Emerson Cod, Ned revives his childhood sweetheart, Chuck. The trio, aided occasionally by Olive Snook, helps solve the mysteries of various murders, whose murderer is often surprising.
People who added this item 3277 Average listal rating (2565 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scrubs (2001)


What is it about?

Scrubs focuses on the unique point of view of its main character and narrator, Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) for the first eight seasons, with season nine being narrated by the new main character Lucy Bennett. Most episodes feature multiple story lines thematically linked via voice-overs done by Braff. According to Bill Lawrence, "What we decided was, rather than have it be a monotone narration, if it's going to be Zach's voice, we're going to do everything through J.D.'s eyes. It opened up a visual medium that those of us as comedy writers were not used to." In every episode J.D. has many comical daydreams as well as many "situation comedy" style lines, which are often a result of improvisation. At the end of most episodes, J.D. summarizes the story's theme in a sequence of shots that show how it has affected each of the characters.
People who added this item 3295 Average listal rating (2446 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1


What is it about?

Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their Cal Tech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with popular women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress originally from Omaha, moves into the apartment next to Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny to be his girlfriend.
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People who added this item 2189 Average listal rating (1638 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
24 (2001)


What is it about?
Federal Agent Jack Bauer can't afford to always play by the rules. As a member of the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit, Jack must stop bombs, viruses, assassination attempts, and usually save someone he cares about at the same time. Every season of this series has 24 episodes, each unfolding in real time following a consecutive hour in one very bad day.

Note: I'm interested in ONLY the first season which I, as a matter of fact, have on DVD already for more than 1 year but I never take the time to watch it...

My verdict:
I thought it was pretty good. As I expected, the concept of real time action is pretty cool and entertaining. However, during a standard 2 hour thriller, you always have a few improbable twists, can you imagine how many improbable twists they manage to fit in in 24 hours?!? Still, Kiefer Sutherland really rocks this performance and it was rather fun to watch.

Will I watch the 2nd season?
Fat chance...
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People who added this item 2682 Average listal rating (1850 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2


What is it about?
Deputy Rick Grimes, who was shot and ended up in a coma for an indeterminate time. When he awakens, he finds a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the walking dead. He leaves the hospital and discovers his wife and son are missing. Rick arms himself and, after hearing a rumor from a survivor, begins a perilous journey for Atlanta, where the CDC is said to have set up a quarantined safe-zone in the city and where his family may be hiding. During his journey, Rick sees the devastation left by the "walkers" (a nickname given to the zombies). Upon reaching Atlanta, he soon discovers that the city is overrun by the undead and is no longer safe.

My verdict:
I'm not sure what to make of this one... Like the giraffe pointed out, the 1st episode was pretty awesome and the whole thing is really well directed, written and acted. However, does it add anything to the whole zombie genre? I'm not so sure... Furthermore, the ending of the 1st season with the doctor was really not convincing. Still, I definitely enjoyed it though. Eventually, I have watched the 2nd season. My god, there is a lot of talking on this one... Nick loved it as much as the 1st season but I thought it was really heavy and emotional (suicide, people killing each other, executions,...). At the end, I was really drenched emotionally. Still, strong directing, very good acting and some very well rounded characters, absolutely.

Will I watch the following seasons?
I watched it with Nick, my step-son and he absolutely loved the 1st and 2nd season so I'm pretty sure we will watch the rest eventually.
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People who added this item 3477 Average listal rating (2347 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Dexter (2006)


What is it about?
Meet Dexter Morgan. By day he's a blood spatter 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.

My verdict:
My wife and I both thought that it was pretty good. Indeed, Dexter is a great character and Michael C. Hall (who was already great in 'Six Feet Under') is just awesome here. I'm afraid the show won't be so good after 8 seasons but we'll see and, right now, it is just really fun.

Will I watch the following seasons?
To be honest, even though we both enjoyed it, we were not completely sure to continue after the 1st season after all. Indeed, apparently, it was a little too gory for my wife. In my case, even though I loved the character and Micheal C. Hall's amazing performance, even though the makers tried really hard to convince me that it was really edgy, at the end of the day, it is pretty much a really basic police procedural drama. Sure, the main character is great but everything else is rather generic. However, since my wife bought a Netflix subscription for me, we ended up watching the whole thing after all which was pretty neat.
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People who added this item 763 Average listal rating (430 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7


What is it about?
Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name.

My verdict:
For some reasons, my wife thought it would be a good idea to offer me Netflix for Sinterklaas (some kind of Dutch Santa Claus). Anyway, the first thing I decided to watch on the streaming service was this show and I was seriously impressed. To be honest, I still have to watch a lot of episodes but, so far, I thought it was quite spellbinding and, to be honest, much better than big hits like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones'. Indeed, I think that politics is a fascinating subject and there might never be a better show dealing with this ever again. Furthermore, the cast, especially Kevin Spacey, is really good here.

Will I watch the following seasons?
I was not so sure at first. I mean, I really liked it a lot but we had a 1 month free trial period for Netflix and, while the TV-show selection is pretty impressive, on the other hand, the movie selection is seriously disappointing so I wasn't sure I would keep Netflix then since I mostly watch movies. Eventually, since we also watch 'Dexter' on Netflix and since my daughter uses it a lot to watch some kids stuff, we decided to keep it and, by now, I have watched all the seasons after all.
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9


What is it about?
What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

My verdict:
Since my step-son is a huge fan of 'The Walking Dead', of course, we had to watch this spin-off at some point. Well, even though it might not be really groundbreaking compared to the original show, at least, it kept the same quality level which made the whole thing really neat to watch.

Will I watch the following seasons?
I thought so but the 2nd season turned out to be so disappointing and I think I'm pretty much done with this TV-show.
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People who added this item 2649 Average listal rating (1795 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)


What is it about?
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.

My verdict:
About 4 or 5 years ago, my brother-in-law showed me a couple of episodes and even though it seemed interesting, somehow, I didn't care much for the whole thing. Well, after all these years, I have decided to give it a 2nd chance, this time, I was much more able to enjoy it. Basically, what makes this show really work is the amazing performance delivered by Bryan Cranston and, of course, Walter White is a really fascinating character.

Will I watch the following seasons?
Yeah, definitely.
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As you may know or not, I watch tons of movies and, lately, I don't watch TV shows anymore. It is actually a shame since there are some pretty good shows out there. Anyway, this my wish list.

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