Great TV Shows

by whuntva | created - 21 Dec 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Great Shows and Miniseries. To strengthen the Great Movies criteria, new miniseries are usually added here.

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1. The Bullwinkle Show (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

Stars: Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 3,247

As "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinke"

2. Adam Ruins Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, History

Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.

Stars: Adam Conover, Adam Lustick, Emily Axford, Amos Vernon

Votes: 5,666

3. 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.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 18,339

4. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Action

A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures with each other.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 68,687

5. American Gods (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki

Votes: 66,256

6. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 258,285

7. Aggretsuko (2018– )

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A socially awkward accountant deals with her annoying co-workers by chugging beer and singing death metal.

Stars: Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki, Maki Tsuruta, Shingo Kato

Votes: 3,483

8. Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (2013– )

Animation, Short, Action

An ordinary girl is pulled into the fantasy realm of Gemworld to save it from a monstrous villain.

Stars: Sophie Oda, Eric Bauza, Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin

Votes: 225

9. Angel Beats! (2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 9,821

10. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 24,758

11. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )

TV-14 | 35 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei, Kevin Finn

Votes: 13,466

12. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,986

14. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 19,724

15. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 21,648

16. Arslan Senki (2015– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Jewell, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Robinson, Christopher Bevins

Votes: 1,082

17. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 11,198

18. Atlanta (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 42,642

19. Artificial (2018– )

Sci-Fi

Artificial is an audience interactive science fiction series where the live audience can influence the series. The series follows Sophie Lin, a young artificial human trying to become a real human.

Stars: Tiffany Chu, Tohoru Masamune, Rex Bressler, Sara Montez

Votes: 12

20. Atop the Fourth Wall (2008– )

Not Rated | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A witty and sarcastic critic named Linkara reviews bad comic books.

Stars: Lewis Lovhaug, MacInTalk, Will Wolfgram, Alexander Tansley

Votes: 633

21. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 130,892

22. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 201,848

23. 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.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 144,440

24. Before We Ruled the Earth (2003– )

Documentary

Before We Ruled the Earth is an odyssey of evolution, from Homo ergaster in Africa at 1.7 million years ago, to Paleo-Indians living in North America at 11,000 years ago. Detailed ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Hunt, John Slattery, Ben Cotton, Caroline Chan

Votes: 80

25. Berserk (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 24,957

26. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 669,000

27. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,242

28. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 362,547

29. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Drama

A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 8,109

30. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 30,251

31. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,174

32. BoJack Horseman (2014– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 78,828

33. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,281,491

34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 120,697

35. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A group of unique robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 174,734

As "La Casa de Papel"

36. Castlevania (2017– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.

Stars: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, Alejandra Reynoso

Votes: 26,240

37. Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy (2003)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary

On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Hayley, Nigel Marven, Michael Davis

Votes: 792

"Chased by Sea Monsters"

38. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007–2019)

Documentary

Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James Rolfe, Mike Matei, Antonio Piluso, Kieran Fallon

Votes: 1,687

39. You Know What's Bullshit (2007– )

TV-MA | Comedy

A disgruntled man with a mound of cow dung for a head talks about various, every day items, and how they are all, in fact, worthless.

Stars: James Rolfe, Mike Matei

Votes: 1,429

40. Clannad (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara, Luci Christian

Votes: 6,683

41. Clarence (2013–2018)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The adventures of a 4th grader named Clarence along with his two best friends, Sumo and Jeff.

Stars: Spencer Rothbell, Katie Crown, Sean Giambrone, Tom Kenny

Votes: 5,908

42. Codename: Kids Next Door (2002–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

The adventures of a group of ten-year-old friends who fight for the right to do everything that adults restrict from them.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 15,165

43. Community (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 179,079

44. Constantine (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Stars: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya

Votes: 46,301

45. Cosmos (2014–2020)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 100,864

46. Coppelion (2013– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Drama

20 years after the meltdown of a nuclear power plant caused a big catastrophe in Tokyo, a special unit known as Coppelion is dispatched to find survivors when a distress signal is received.

Stars: Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, Erica Lindbeck, Shelby Lindley

Votes: 172

47. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 78,914

48. Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A sketch comedy about three friends attending an all boys school.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyu Irino

Votes: 1,267

49. Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.9