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My Top 20 TV Series

Published: May 22, 2017 - by akarabu

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  • Rating: 9.4

    Breaking Bad - 2008

    When Walter White, a chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live, he chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime with the intent to secure his family's financial security.
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  • Rating: 9.1

    Fargo - 2014

    Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
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  • Rating: 9.1

    True Detective - 2014

    An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
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  • Rating: 8.8

    Louie - 2009

    Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
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  • Rating: 9.1

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 2005

    Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    The Office (US) - 2005

    A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    Better Call Saul - 2015

    See the rise of Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, but hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against Jimmy, is ‘fixer’ Mike Erhmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy's evolution into Saul Goodman, the man who puts the word ‘criminal’ in ‘criminal lawyer’.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    Twin Peaks - 1990

    The body of a young girl is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. Eccentric FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul. Season 3 - also known as Twin Peaks: The Return - is set 25 years after the events of Seasons 1 and 2.
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  • Rating: 9.0

    Black Mirror - 2011

    A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    Utopia - 2013

    The story follows a small group of people who find themselves in possession of the manuscript sequel of a cult graphic novel called The Utopia Experiments, which is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century. This leads them to be targeted by an organisation known as The Network, which they must avoid to survive. Using the manuscript, they must uncover the meaning hidden in its pages before the disasters depicted become reality.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    House of Cards (US) - 2013

    Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood and his wife Claire stop at nothing to conquer everything. It penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.
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  • Rating: 9.2

    Skins - 2007

    Fast-paced and full of angst-ridden fun, this British drama may be based on teenage characters and aimed at a teenage audience, but its content is strictly adult. Watch as eleven teens struggle with highly-charged issues of race, religion, sexuality, drugs, and food disorders. With a solid set of good actors, expect the drama to consist of a lot of well-played emotional ups and downs.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    Narcos - 2015

    A gritty chronicle of the war against Latin America's most notorious drug cartels.
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  • Rating: 9.0

    Shameless (US) - 2011

    Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... franco, perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
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  • Rating: 8.6

    The Killing (2011) - 2010

    From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.
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  • Rating: 9.5

    Game of Thrones - 2010

    Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the icy horrors beyond.
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  • Rating: 8.7

    Orange Is the New Black - 2013

    Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.
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  • Rating: 8.4

    American Horror Story - 2011

    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, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse and a slasher camp.
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  • Rating: 8.9

    Big Little Lies - 2017

    Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, this darkly comedic series tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
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  • Rating: 8.7

    Broadchurch - 2013

    The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
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