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Added by VierasTalo on 1 Apr 2011 08:08
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People who added this item 1479 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 8
Frasier (1993)
Complete

Episodes: 264
Seasons: 11

One of the funniest sitcoms I've ever seen. 11 seasons of consistent, hilarious quality. It is filled with characters unpolished in output and neurotic in nature, and always retains an utmost human element to it's tone.
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People who added this item 5481 Average listal rating (4206 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.9
Friends (1994)
Complete

Episodes: 236
Seasons: 10

Cheap, crappy fluff used to fill air-time. Uses lots of cheap jokes, but they make you laugh so it's ok.
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People who added this item 4156 Average listal rating (3341 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
South Park (1997)
Seasons: 14
Episodes: 209

A once great television show that will be remembered in history as a fantastic enterprise and example of how you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and also about how things should end way earlier than this did.
People who added this item 3232 Average listal rating (2439 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Complete

Episodes: 144
Seasons: 7

I've commented on this here.
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People who added this item 1326 Average listal rating (956 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Alias (2001)
Complete

Episodes: 105
Seasons: 5

The great return of the TV-serial. Jennifer Garner gives a very good, human and believable action performance, and the show is riddled with awesome actors from every corner. The plot twists during season 3 are crap, but overall the show is a very strong showcase of how you do a show that spans five seasons to come full circle.
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People who added this item 4961 Average listal rating (3682 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Lost (2004)
Episodes: 103
Seasons: 5

Fun and entertaining, but a far cry from being as thoughtful as it wants to be. Still need to finish it.
People who added this item 3475 Average listal rating (2345 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Dexter (2006)
Complete

Episodes: 96
Seasons: 8

Eh. This is a show full of great ideas but it crams itself so far up it's own ass that it consistently thwarts said ideas. Then, while retconning it's mistakes it crams those new things even further up it's ass, causing a cycle where the first half of every season is interesting build-up and the rest is... well, crap. The fourth season is consistently great though.
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People who added this item 2293 Average listal rating (1744 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Complete

Episodes: 94
Seasons: 6

Fun, witty and not that annoying in 30-minute portions.
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People who added this item 2489 Average listal rating (1990 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.8
Seinfeld (1989)
Episodes: 86
Seasons: 5

A sitcom that differentiates itself from practically all it's peers with intelligent and incredibly mean humour. The main characters are all assholes with no direction in life and we can't help but love them for this.
People who added this item 1222 Average listal rating (944 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Episodes: 74
Seasons: 3
People who added this item 1605 Average listal rating (1079 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Complete

Episodes: 73 (and 2 tv-movies)
Seasons: 4

I've commented on this here.
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People who added this item 946 Average listal rating (605 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Entourage (2004)
Episodes: 66
Seasons: 5

A show that is funny when Jeremy Piven mocks the cultural zeitgeist but sucks when anything else is happening. The plot lines become repetitive and boring around season 3.
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People who added this item 2634 Average listal rating (1783 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)
Complete

Episodes: 62
Seasons: 5
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Complete

Episodes: 61
Seasons: 4

I would like to give this show five stars but the second season is a severe drop in quality with about 3-4 episodes matching the quality of the first one.

EDIT after S3: S3 is the best season but the ending doesn't land in particular despite being a somewhat satisfying emotional end. I really hope this isn't the series finale. Which is odd for me to say since I kinda hoped this would be a single-season show.

EDIT after S4: Best show. This show became disturbingly topical in my life during S3 and it continued to S4 and it really helped me through some shit.
VierasTalo's rating:
Complete

Episodes: 65
Seasons: 5

A pretty damn good saturday morning cartoon show. More action packed than the Die Hard-movies and about three times more entertaining. Recycled animation and the occasional crap episode prevent it from being among the greats though.
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People who added this item 3888 Average listal rating (2865 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Heroes (2006)
Episodes: 59
Seasons: 3

This show has a really, really good first season. As with the Highlander-movies, there should've been only one.
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Episodes: 57
Seasons: 5
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 3059 Average listal rating (2228 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Prison Break (2005)
Episodes: 57
Seasons: 3

A horrible show with horrible actors that never, ever stops moving. It's like a freight train out of control and you can't avert your eyes until you see it wreck. Well, except when you can't, because you get bored of the BS.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 893 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Oz (1997)
Complete

Episodes: 56
Seasons: 6

Oz is as fun to watch as it is intelligent and thought-provoking. A source of many things memorable, this is one of the shows that just keeps on giving.
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People who added this item 1832 Average listal rating (1319 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
Episodes: 53
Seasons: 3

A rare example of original humour. This is the TV-show someone like Wes Anderson would make.
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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
Archer (2009)
Episodes: 49
Seasons: 4
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People who added this item 588 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Flash (2014)
Episodes: 46
Seasons: 2

Absolutely one of the better shows to revolve around the monster of the week concept this heavily. Still, it's monster of the week.
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People who added this item 507 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Burn Notice (2007)
Episodes: 44
Seasons: 3

Great fun. Charismatic lead actor and the writing is witty and clever enough to get a positive James Bond-feel to this Miami-based actioner. Bruce Campbell never hurts either.
People who added this item 1516 Average listal rating (1091 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Angel (1999)
Episodes: 44
Seasons: 2

Nice and fun monster of the week-episodes to watch when you feel like watching Buffy but just rewatched the show so you can't be arsed to do it again.
People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Better Things (2016)
Episodes: 42
Seasons: 4

One of the best drama shows to ever exist.
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People who added this item 413 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Justified (2010)
Episodes: 39
Seasons: 3
People who added this item 430 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Jessica Jones (2015)
Complete

Episodes: 39
Seasons: 3

Some Finnish writing: www.laajakuva.com/marvel-filmatisointien-todelliset-ristiretket/
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Banshee (2013)
Episodes: 38
Seasons: 4

The first three seasons of this show are terrific and you need to see them and I've written about them here in Finnish: www.laajakuva.com/kaavamaisuus-vs-luottamus-eli-kuinka-paljon-rakastan-bansheeta/

The fourth season shouldn't exist and doesn't work despite individual cool touches. It's too restrained by the budget and format of only 8 episodes when the story told needed 20.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 810 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Deadwood (2004)
Complete

Episodes: 36
Seasons: 3

I've commented on this here.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 1738 Average listal rating (1162 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Twin Peaks (1990)


Episodes: 30
Seasons: 2

The first season of Twin Peaks is some of the finest damn tv ever. The second season is still good, but starts dragging with the absurd overtones taking over the entire show.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Leftovers (2014)
Complete

Episodes: 28
Seasons: 3

One of the more thoroughly thought-out and constructed pieces of modern TV. Actually has a few comprehensive themes. Love it.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 668 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Daredevil (2015)
Episodes: 26
Seasons: 2

Some Finnish writing: www.laajakuva.com/marvel-filmatisointien-todelliset-ristiretket/

EDIT: Lowered my rating to *** after S2 which wasn't good.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Strain (2014)
Episodes: 26
Seasons: 2
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 922 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Hannibal (2013)
Episodes: 26
Seasons: 2

This show is better than any of the non-Michael Mann-Lecter films and better than the books it's based on. Beyond impressive.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 1055 Average listal rating (724 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Complete

Episodes: 26
Seasons: 1

I've commented on this here.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 879 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The IT Crowd (2006)
Episodes:24
Seasons: 4
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Episodes: 24
Seasons: 3

watching insecure characters be insecure and occasionally acknowledge that makes for a super insecure experience watching it. You can see the seeds of future discord so clearly and it hurts. But it's still really funny so it doesn't feel like a pity party.
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People who added this item 925 Average listal rating (644 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
Episodes: 24
Seasons: 3

Too much of a pastiche to be terribly enjoyable. You can see every story beat coming a mile away. Good acting and the nailed 80s-look helps to some extent. The score ain't bad either.

Update after S2:
This just overcame it's nostalgic trappings to become a show about childhood. Also, this is like if Phantasm 1 was a bad movie but Phantasm 2 was still Phantasm 2. Just wow. Upping to 4 stars.

Update after S3:
S3 of Stranger Things was good. About as good as S2. I didn't like the first one. Glad to see it keeping up the pace of being more about fun character bits and gory horror comedy than "oh look we had this in the 80s". On that particular note though, the ending is probably the best written thing in the entirety of that series and gives a promise that I really hope they keep because damn they kinda have a mid-credits scene that already fucks it up a bit.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Episodes: 23
Seasons: 2

I really wish I wouldn't have waited this long to watch this because now when S2 hits in April I might feel inclined to watch it but I know there is no way I will be emotionally OK with it this soon after this first one. A powerful show to say the very least.

EDIT AFTER S2: Gee this show sure fell down a drain pipe huh
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People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Preacher (2016)
Episodes: 23
Seasons: 2

It took them ten fucking hours to tell the story of the first 26 pages of this comic book.

EDIT after S2: Well, at least this season went places, could've done with less moping.
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People who added this item 1346 Average listal rating (876 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Episodes: 22
Seasons: 3 & 9 to completion

Watched 1-3 eps per season except for the two listed above. They were crap so I stopped early. Ratings for the full seasons:
S3: 3/5
S9: 4½/5
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Atlanta (2016)
Episodes: 21
Seasons: 2

A masterpiece.
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
Episodes: 20
Seasons: 2

A monumental achievement in television and humanistic drama.
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
GLOW (2017)
Episodes: 20
Seasons: 2

S2 is a wonder and I hope they keep up the pace.
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Episodes: 20
Seasons: 2
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Barry (2018)
Episodes: 16
Seasons: 2
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sex Education (2019)
Episodes: 16
Seasons: 2

The most adorable romcom TV show. Slightly brought down by not having an actual ending but rather a cliffhanger.

EDIT after S2: I would legit pay money to see that musical
VierasTalo's rating:
People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Boondocks (2005)
Episodes: 15
Seasons: 1
People who added this item 515 Average listal rating (336 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Extras (2005)
Complete

Episodes: 13
Seasons: 2
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People who added this item 759 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Episodes: 13
Seasons: 1
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Listing episodes and seasons of my watched TV series, according to the amount of watched episodes only (despite their different running times). Updating only entire seasons. Usually counting regular episodes of seasons and following IMDb, for example separating different Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes series and not including separate TV films even if they are sequels/prequels/in between the standard episodes.

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