TV SERIES

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Last updated: 1st Mar, 2022
Series: 950

INTRODUCTION

A more critical but still subjective approach to evaluating TV series, as opposed to the hordes of raving fans that usually praise every show as the best show on the planet. Even great shows usually last for only a couple of seasons yet are prolonged over many years. The selection of shows here focuses mostly on sci-fi, fantasy, classic or popular TV series with a good reputation, as well as many prominent mini-series.

I judge the shows based on their best seasons that I've seen. The reviews are listed very roughly in order of personal preference and are also divided into three parts: The first contains series I think are special enough to purchase or re-watch, the second lists other interesting or fun series, and the third section is for shows at the bottom of the barrel.


Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rewatchable      Of Some Interest      Bottom of the Barrel

Other
Rewatchable      Of Some Interest      Bottom of the Barrel


INDEX
(** = just added, * = recent)



A

Absolutely Fabulous
Action
Addams Family, The
Adventures of Brisco County Jr., The
Affair, The
Afterlife
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Agent Carter (Marvel)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias
Alice
Alien Nation
Aliens in America
All in the Family
'Allo 'Allo
Ally McBeal
Almighty Johnsons, The
Almost Human
Alphas
Altered Carbon
Amazing Stories
American Crime Story
American Dad!
American Gods
American Gothic
American Horror Story
Americans, The
American Vandal
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
Andromeda
Andromeda Strain, The
And Then There Were None
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Angel
Angels in America
Anger Management
Animal Kingdom
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
Anne with an E
Apparitions
Are You Being Served
Around the World in 80 Days
Arrested Development
Arrow (DC)
Ascension
Ash vs Evil Dead
Ashes to Ashes
As Time Goes By
A-Team, The
Atlanta
Atypical
Automan
Avengers, The
Awake

B

Babylon Berlin
Babylon 5
Band of Brothers
Bangkok Hilton
Banshee
Barney Miller
Barry
Bates Motel
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Being Erica
Being Human
Being Human (US)
Believe
Benny Hill Show, The
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Better Call Saul
Better Off Ted
Better than Us
Big Bang Theory, The
Big C, The
Big Little Lies
Big Love
Big Wolf on Campus
Billions
Bionic Woman (2007)
Birds of Prey (DC)
Bit of Fry and Laurie, A
Bitten
Black
Black Adder
Black Books
Black Donnellys, The
Blackeyes
Blacklist, The
Black Mirror
Black Sails
Blade (Marvel)
Blakes 7
Bleak House
Blood Drive
Blue Mountain State
Boardwalk Empire
Bob Newhart Show, The
Bodyguard
Bones
Boss
Bloodline
Blood Ties
Boomtown
Bored to Death
Borgen
Borgias, The
Bosch
Boston Legal
Boston Public
Bottom
Bourne Identity, The
Breaking Bad
BrainDead
Brideshead Revisited
Bridge, The
Brigada
Brimstone
Broadchurch
Broad City
Broken Trail
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brotherhood
Brotherhood of the Rose
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burn Notice

C

Californication
Call the Midwife
Caprica
Carnivàle
Casanova
Casanova (2005)
Castle
*Castle Rock
Catastrophe
Centennial
Channel Zero
Charlie Jade
Charmed
Cheers
Chicago Code, The
Chicago P.D.
Children of Dune
*Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chuck
City of Men
Class, The
Cleopatra 2525
Cloak & Dagger (Marvel)
Cobra Kai
Cold Feet
Cold Lazarus
Collector, The
Colony
Colour of Magic, The
Comeback, The
Community
Constantine (DC)
Continuum
Corner Gas
Corner, The
Cosby Show, The
Cougar Town
Counterpart
Count of Monte Cristo, The
Coupling
Cracker
Cranford
Crazyhead
Crazy Ones, The
Criminal Minds
*Crossing, The
Crown, The
Crusade
CSI
Curb Your Enthusiasm

D

Dad's Army
Damages
Daredevil (Marvel)
Dark
Dark Angel
Darknet
Dark Matter
Dark Skies
Das Boot
David Copperfield (1999)
Da Vinci's Demons
Day Break
Day of the Triffids
Day of the Triffids, The (2009)
Dead Like Me
Dead Set
Dead Zone, The
Deadwood
Decalogue
Defenders, The (Marvel)
Defiance
Defying Gravity
Demons
Derek
Derry Girls
Desperate Housewives
Deuce, The
Devious Maids
Dexter
Dharma & Greg
Dick Van Dyke Show, The
Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Discovery of Witches, A
Disjointed
Doc Martin
Doctor Who
Doctor Who (2005)
Dollhouse
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Downton Abbey
Dracula
Drawn Together
Dream On
Dresden Files, The
Drew Carey Show, The
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Drive
Due South
Dune

E

Early Edition
Earth 2
Earth: Final Conflict
Earthsea
Eastbound & Down
Eastwick
Edge of Darkness
Electric Dreams
Elementary
Eleventh Hour
Eleventh Hour (US)
11.22.63
Eli Stone
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth R
Emerald City
Emma
End of the F***ing World, The
Engrenages (Spiral)
Entourage
Episodes
Equalizer, The
ER
Erased
Escape at Dannemora
Eureka
Event, The
Everybody Loves Raymond
Exorcist, The
Expanse, The
Extras

F

Fades, The
Fall, The
Fallen
Falling Skies
Family Guy
Fanny and Alexander
Fargo
Farscape
Father Ted
Fauda
Fawlty Towers
Fear Itself
Femme Nikita, La
Firefly
Firestarter 2: Rekindled
First Wave
FlashForward
Flashpoint
Flash, The (DC)
Flash, The (2014) (DC)
Flight of the Conchords, The
5ive Days to Midnight
Forbidden Science
Forever
Forever Knight
Forsyte Saga, The
Four Kings
4400
Foyle's War
Frankenstein Chronicles, The
Frasier
Freaks and Geeks
Frequency
Fresh Meat
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The
Friday Night Dinner
Friday Night Lights
Friday the 13th: The Series
Friends
Fringe
From the Earth to the Moon
Futurama
Future Man

G

Game of Thrones
Genius
Gates, The
Gavin & Stacey
Generation Kill
Generation War
Get a Life
Gifted, The (Marvel)
Gifted Man, A
Ghost Whisperer
Gilmore Girls
Girls
Girls Guide to Depravity, The
Glee
Glitch
GLOW
Goblin (AKA Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
Godless
Going Postal
Goldbergs, The
Golden Years
Goliath
Gomorra
Good Doctor, The
Good Fight, The
*Good Girls
Good Guys, The
Goodies, The
Good Life, The
Goodnight Sweetheart
Good Place, The
Good Times
Good Wife, The
Good Witch
Gormenghast
Gossip Girl
Gotham (DC)
Green Wing
Grey's Anatomy
Grimm
*Ground Floor
Gulliver's Travels

H

Halt and Catch Fire
Hammer House Of Horror
Handmaid's Tale, The
Hand of God
Hannibal
Happy!
Happy Endings
Happy Valley
Harsh Realm
Hart of Dixie
Hatfields & McCoys
Haunting of Hill House, The
Hausen
Haven
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
Heist
Hell on Wheels
Hemlock Grove
Heroes
Hex
Highlander
Hill Street Blues
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The
Hogfather
Holocaust
Home Improvement
Homeland
Homicide: Life on the Street
Honeymooners, The
Honourable Woman, The
Houdini and Doyle
House M.D.
House of Cards Trilogy
House of Cards (US)
House of Saddam
How I Met Your Mother
How Not to Live Your Life
How to Get Away with Murder
How to Make It in America
Huff
Humans
Human Target (DC)
Hung
Hustle

I

I, Cladius
Idiot
I'm Alan Partridge
Impact
Impulse
Inbetweeners, The
Incorporated
Inside No. 9
Intelligence
In The Flesh
Into The Badlands
Into the West
In Treatment
Invasion
Invisible Man, The
Iron Fist (Marvel)
It
IT Crowd, The
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
iZombie

J

Jack of All Trades
Jack Ryan
Jane Eyre (1983)
Jane Eyre (2006)
Jane the Virgin
Jeeves and Wooster
Jeffersons, The
Jekyll
Jeremiah
Jericho
Jessica Jones (Marvel)
Jesus of Nazareth
Joan of Arcadia
John Adams
John Doe
John From Cincinnati
Jonathan Creek
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jordskott
Journeyman
Justified

K

Karaoke
Keeping Up Appearances
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
*Kidding
Killing, The
Killing Eve
Killjoys
Kindred: The Embraced
Kingdom, The (Riget)
King of Queens, The
Kings
Kitchen Confidential
Klovn
Knick, The
Knight Rider
Knight Rider (2008)
Knights of Bloodsteel
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kominsky Method, The
Kyle XY

L

Langoliers, The
Larry Sanders Show, The
Lark Rise to Candleford
Last Kingdom, The
Last Man on Earth, The
Last Man Standing
Last Resort
Last Ship, The
Last Train, The
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law and Order
League of Gentlemen, The
League, The
Leftovers, The
*Legacies
Legend of the Seeker
Legends of Tomorrow (DC)
Legend, The (Story of the First King's Four Gods)
Legion (Marvel)
*Lethal Weapon
Letterkenny
Leverage
Lewis
Lexx
Librarians, The
Lie to Me
Life
Life & Times of Tim, The
Life on Mars
Lilyhammer
Limitless
Line of Duty
Lipstick on Your Collar
Listener, The
Little Dorrit
Lois & Clark (DC)
Lone Gunmen, The
Lonesome Dove
Longmire
Lost
Lost Girl
Lost in Austen
*Lost in Space
Lost Room, The
Lost World, The
Louie
Love
Love/Hate
Lovesick
Love Soup
Lucky Louie
Lucifer (DC)
Lucky Man
Luke Cage (Marvel)
Luther
L Word, The

M

M*A*S*H
MacGyver
Mad Men
Magicians, The
Malcolm in the Middle
Manchild
Manhunt
*Maniac
*Manifest
Man in the High Castle, The
Man Seeking Woman
Marco Polo
Married With Children
Mars
Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The
Mary Tyler Moore Show, The
Master and Margarita, The
Masters of Horror
Master of None
Masters of Science Fiction
Masters of Sex
Matador
Maude
Max Headroom
Mayor of Casterbridge, The
Mayor of Casterbridge, The (2003)
Mechanism, The
Medium
Men Behaving Badly
Men in Trees
Men of a Certain Age
Mentalist, The
Merlin
Merlin (2008)
Meteor
Method and Red
Miami Vice
Middle, The
Middleman, The
Midnight, Texas
Mighty Boosh, The
Millenium
Mindhunter
Mind of the Married Man, The
Mind Your Language
Mindy Project, The
Ministry of Time, The
Miracles
Miranda
Misérables, Les
Misfits
Misfits of Science
Missing, The
Mist, The
Mists of Avalon, The
Modern Family
Mom
Money Heist
Monk
Monsters
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Moonlight
Moonlighting
Mork & Mindy
Mozart in the Jungle
Mr. Bean
Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Robot
Munsters, The
Muppet Show, The
Murder One
Murdoch Mysteries
Musketeers, The
Mutant X (Marvel)
My Love from Another Star
My Name Is Earl
My So-Called Life
My Own Worst Enemy

N

Narcos
Narcos: México
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Neverwhere
New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam (2018)
New Girl
Newhart
NewsRadio
Newsroom, The
New Tricks
Night Gallery
Night Manager, The
Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Night Of, The
Night Stalker
Nine Lives of Chloe King, The
Nip/Tuck
Nirvana in Fire
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The
Noble House
No Ordinary Family
North and South
North & South
Northern Exposure
Now and Again
Nowhere Man
Numb3rs
Nurse Jackie
NYPD Blue

O

OA, The
Odd Couple, The
Odyssey 5
Odyssey, The
Office, The (US)
Office, The
Olive Kitteridge
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
One Foot in the Grave
100, The
Only Fools and Horses
Open All Hours
Orange Is The New Black
Originals, The
Orphan Black
Orville, The
Our Boys
Outcasts
Outer Limits, The
Outer Limits, The (1995)
Outlander
Over There
Oz
Ozark

P

Pacific, The
Paradox
Parenthood
Parks and Recreation
Party Down
Patrick Melrose
Peaky Blinders
Penny Dreadful
Peep Show
Pennies from Heaven
People of Earth
Perfect Strangers
Person of Interest
Phantom, The
Phoenix Nights
Picket Fences
Pillars of the Earth
Pioneer One
Poldark
Police Squad!
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Popular
Porridge
Power
Practice, The
Preacher (DC)
Pretender, The
Pretty Little Liars
Pride and Prejudice
Prime Suspect
Primeval
Prison Break
Prisoner, The
Prisoner, The (2009)
Probe
Psych
Psychoville
Punisher, The (Marvel)
Pushing Daisies

Q

QB VII
Quantum Leap
Quatermass
Queen of the South

R

Raising Hope
*Ranch, The
Ray Bradbury Theater, The
Ray Donovan
Real Humans
Reaper
Rectify
Red Dwarf
ReGenesis
Reign
Remington Steele
Reno 911!
Rescue Me
Resurrection
Returned, The
Revelations
Revenge
Riches, The
Rich Man, Poor Man
Ring of the Nibelungs
Ripper Street
Ripping Yarns
River
Riverworld
Roar
Robin of Sherwood
Rome
Rookie, The
Roots
Rose Red
Roseanne
Roswell
Royle Family, The
Rubicon
Rules of Engagement
Runaways (Marvel)

S

Salem
Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot (2004)
Sanctuary
Sanford and Son
Santa Clarita Diet
Sapphire and Steel
Sarah Jane Adventures, The
Saving Grace
Saving Hope
Scandal
Scarlet Heart
Schitt's Creek
Scrubs
SeaQuest DSV
Second Chance
Seinfeld
Sense8
Series of Unfortunate Events, A
Sex and the City
Shackleton
Shameless
Shameless (US)
Shannara Chronicles, The
Shark
Sharp Objects
Sherlock Holmes Series
Sherlock
Shield, The
Shining, The
Shogun
Shooting the Past
Shtisel
Shut Eye
Signal
Silicon Valley
Simpsons, The
Singing Detective, The
Six Feet Under
Six Wives of Henry VIII, The
Skam
Skins
Sledge Hammer!
Sleeper Cell
Sleepy Hollow
Sliders
Slings and Arrows
Smallville (DC)
Smiley's People
Sneaky Pete
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Sons of Anarchy
Sopranos, The
Southland
South Park
Space: 1999
Space: Above and Beyond
Spaced
Spartacus
Spin City
Spooks
Spooks: Code 9
Sports Night
Stan Against Evil
Stand, The
Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Universe
Starhunter
Star Trek Continues
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: Voyager
StartUp
State of Play
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
Steptoe and Son
Still Game
Storm of the Century
Strain, The
Strangers With Candy
Stranger Things
Strike Back
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Suburgatory
Succession
Suits
Supergirl (DC)
Supernatural
*Superstore
Superstorm
Surface
Survivors
Survivors (2008)
Sybil

T

Taboo
Taken
Take, The
Tales from the Crypt
Tales from the Darkside
Tales of the Unexpected
Taxi
Teen Wolf
Tell Me You Love Me
10th Kingdom, The
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Terriers
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
That 70s Show
Thick of It, The
Thief
Thin Blue Line, The
3rd Rock from the Sun
Third Watch
30 Rock
This Is Us
Thorn Birds
Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom
3%
Three's Company
Threshold
Tick, The
Tick, The (2017)
Till Death Us Do Part
Timeless
Time Trax
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tin Man
*Titans (DC)
Titus
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Tommyknockers
Tomorrow People, The
Torchwood
Total Recall 2070
Touch
Tour of Duty
Traffik
Transparent
Trapped
Travelers
Treme
Triangle, The
Tripods, The
Tripping the Rift
Trollhunters (Tales of Arcadia)
Tru Calling
True Blood
True Detective
Tudors, The
TURN: Washington's Spies
12 Monkeys
24
24: Live Another Day
Twilight Zone, The
Twilight Zone, The (1985)
Twilight Zone, The (2002)
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twist of Fate (AKA Pursuit)
Two and a Half Men
Tyrant

U

Ultraviolet
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Undeclared
Under the Dome
Unforgotten
Unit, The
United States of Tara
Unorthodox
Unusuals, The
Utopia

V

V
V (2009)
Vampire Diaries, The
Veep
Veronica Mars
Veronica's Closet
Vicar of Dibley, The
Vice Principals
Victoria
Vikings
Vis a Vis (AKA Locked Up)
VR.5

W

Waking the Dead
Walking Dead, The
Wallander
Wallander (UK)
War And Peace (2016)
War and Remembrance
Warehouse 13
Wayward Pines
Weeds
*Wellington Paranormal
Wentworth
West Wing
Westworld
What We Do In The Shadows
Whispers, The
Whitechapel
White Collar
White Queen, The
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Wild Palms
Wilfred (US)
Winds of War, The
Wire in the Blood
Wire, The
Witchblade
Witches of East End
Wives and Daughters
WKRP in Cincinnati
Wonderfalls
Workaholics
Worst Week of My Life, The
Worst Week
W: Two Worlds
Wuthering Heights
Wynonna Earp

X

X-Files, The

Y

Yellowstone
Yes, Minister & Yes, Prime Minister
You, Me and the Apocalypse
Young Doctor's Notebook, A
Young Ones, The
Young Pope, The
Young Sheldon
You're the Worst

Z