TV at its bestby myfamily1983 | created - 08 May 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
I've seen some of these series in our own national TV, so there's a good chance many of them had a different story in the original airings; but at the time, I liked them anyway. Thankfully, I've seen most newer series (say, after 2000) un-retouched.
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2. Supernatural (2005– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.
Best: Season 4 & 5. one can skip most of seasons 6 - 8.
3. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
4. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
5. Fringe (2008–2013)
TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
Best: season 2 & 3. One can stop watching after season 3, seasons 4 & 5 are not total wastes though.
6. Agent Carter (2015–2016)
TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
8. Avonlea (1990–1996)
PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family
A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.
قصه های جزیره
9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.
10. Due South (1994–1999)
TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The adventures of an impossibly upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable and his American colleagues in the city of Chicago.
به سوی جنوب
11. Firefly (2002–2003)
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
12. Hannibal (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
Seasons 1 & 2 are utterly intriguing, season 3 has been sort of meddling so far, hoping it will get better.
13. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
3 first season were great. Hope 5th gets back there.
14. The Flash (2014– )
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
15. North & South (2004)
TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
19. Homeland (2011–2020)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
Just Season 1.
20. Daddy Long-legs (1990– )
24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
It's an anime series based on the original novel of "Daddy Long Legs" written by Jean Webster. It takes you through the high school life of Judy Abbot and her mysterious benefactor called Jhon Smith.
بابا لنگ دراز
21. Broadchurch (2013–2017)
TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
26. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Seasons 1 & 2.
27. Arrow (2012–2020)
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Season 2 has been the best out of 3.
28. Navarro (1989–2006)
90 min | Crime, Drama
29. HeliCops - Einsatz über Berlin (1998–2001)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An elite unit of the Berlin police fights crime using a high tech prototype helicopter.
هلی کوپتر پلیس
32. Early Edition (1996–2000)
TV-PG | 41 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.
در برابر آینده
33. Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994–2008)
45 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A recently divorced cop adopts a police dog who lost his former companion, together they solve crimes in and around Vienna.
کارآگاه و رکس
34. Lost (2004–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.
Season 1, and to a lesser extent, season 2. Rest goes into messy/BS territory.
35. The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998– )
30 min | Adventure, Family
Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to ... See full summary »
36. Poldark (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
Looks great, story is not half bad either.
37. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
Essentially a quirky, warm and fuzzy love/relationship story.
38. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.
41. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
42. The Water Margin (1973– )
45 min | Action, Drama, History
Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.
43. Humans (2015–2018)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
44. Edge of Darkness (1985)
307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers, that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.
46. Secret Army (1977–1979)
50 min | Drama, History, War
During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.
47. Police Rescue (1989–1996)
50 min | Crime, Drama