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Top 92 Best Emmy Winning TV Shows On Hulu In 2024 [Ranked]

Aditya SharmaAditya-Posted Jan 23, 2024


top 92 best Emmy Winning TV Shows on hulu in 2024 [Ranked]

 

Every year the television industry sees several Emmy Award winners. From acting to writing, these awards go out to all genres and different roles, including best ensemble, best actor, best actress and so on.

 

Whether it's comedy, drama, reality, fiction; you name it and they have it. And the best part is, televisions can win multiple Emmys, as long as the series continues to run.

 

While it's an honour for a show to receive an Emmy, it also goes on to show how much the content being put out is loved and accepted by the world, with the awards acting as a token of appreciation for all that goes into creating a masterpiece.

 

Given below is a list of some of the finest television shows that have earned Emmys over the years and you can watch them on Hulu again!

 

 

1. Sherlock (TV Series 2010–2017)

 

Sherlock (TV Series 2010–2017)

 

While having its last aired episode on January 15, 2017, Sherlock continues to shine as a highly popular and critically acclaimed TV show. Over the course of 4 seasons, the remarkable performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Una Stubbs have significantly contributed to its enduring appeal and impressive ratings.

 

A quirky spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, who lands himself as a 'high-functioning sociopath' in present-day London, dealing with arch-enemies and intriguing cases revolving around career criminals.

 

Assisting him in his investigations is Afghan War vet John Watson, who has been introduced to Holmes through a mutual acquaintance.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

2. Atlanta (TV Series 2016–2022)

 

Atlanta (TV Series 2016–2022)

 

Atlanta has earned its place as a viewer favourite with its impressive storyline. The show's comedy-drama theme, combined with Primetime Emmy Awards, Gotham Awards, and Image Awards and a standout season 2, exemplify its lasting appeal.

 

Atlanta is one of the top cities where young rappers look to make a name for themselves. Among them is Alfred Miles, a new and young artist attempting to understand the line between street life and real life.

 

His cousin Earn manages him and does whatever is needed to get Alfred's career up and running. Darius is Alfred's right-hand man and is also a part of his entourage. Along the way, the boys also deal with social, economic and racial issues, along with poverty, parenthood and relationships.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

3. The Shield (TV Series 2002–2008)

 

The Shield (TV Series 2002–2008)

 

Highlighting season 7 as a standout, The Shield spans 7 years with 7 seasons and 88 episodes.

 

Starring Walton Goggins, who has earned nominations for Gold Derby Awards (Drama Supporting Actor), the series guided by Shawn Ryan captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

The Shield follows the story of Vic Mackey, an inner-city Los Angeles dirty cop at the corrupt LAPD unit that works under his command. Some of the cops in the precinct don't mind breaking and bending the rules or working against their associates to keep both the streets safe while ensuring their self-interests too remain safeguarded.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

4. Battlestar Galactica (TV Series 2004–2009)

 

Battlestar Galactica (TV Series 2004–2009)

 

Battlestar Galactica, known for its 4 seasons and 74 episodes, has been a steady presence since 2004. The series provides a familiar and reliable viewing experience for its audience.

 

When a former enemy; the Cylons mysteriously reappears and starts to annihilate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica will have to step up to stop the Cylons and protect a small civilian fleet which is also the last of humanity, even as they journey towards the ill-fated 13th colony; the Earth.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

5. Rick and Morty (TV Series 2013– )

 

Rick and Morty (TV Series 2013– )

 

With a captivating blend of animation-adventure elements, Rick and Morty has emerged as a true gem in television.

 

Led by an ensemble cast featuring Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke and the exceptional talent of Spencer Grammer, who has earned nominations for Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series), the show has garnered accolades attesting to its widespread acclaim and popularity.

 

Rick and Morty is a TV series that revolves around the adventures of the Smith household, consisting of parents Jerry and Beth, their children Summer and Morty and Beth's crazy scientist father Rick Sanchez, who lives with them.

 

The adventures primarily involve Rick and Morty and they take place across an infinite number of realities, with the characters travelling to other dimensions and planets via portals and using Rick's flying saucer.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

6. Fargo (TV Series 2014–2024)

 

Fargo (TV Series 2014–2024)

 

Fargo is a crime-drama masterpiece that has garnered critical acclaim and captured the hearts of a vast audience. Created by Noah Hawley and led by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Allison Tolman, the series has become a cultural phenomenon with accolades such as Alberta Film & Television Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, and Edgar Allan Poe Awards.

 

An all-new 'true crime' case of Fargo's new chapter that travels back to 1979, where Lou Solverson, a young State Police Officer, has recently returned from Vietnam and is investigating a case involving a local crime gang and a notorious Mob syndicate along with his father-in-law Sheriff Hank Larsson.

 

The investigation leads them to a series of colourful and unique characters. 

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

7. The Simpsons (TV Series 1989– )

 

The Simpsons (TV Series 1989– )

 

The Simpsons is a true gem among TV shows with lasting impact. Broadcasting from 1989, this animation-comedy series spanned 35 seasons and 756 episodes. Impressively, the show maintained an impressive IMDb rating of 8.7 while continuously garnering critical acclaim.

 

The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the funny dynamics of a dysfunctional family and those of their close friends and neighbours. While Homer is the beer-loving, clueless father, Marge is his hardworking housewife.

 

Bart is the perpetual underachieving mischievous son, Lisa is the underappreciated overachiever daughter, and Maggie is the adorable little pacifier-sucking infant.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

8. The Americans (TV Series 2013–2018)

 

The Americans (TV Series 2013–2018)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, AFI Awards, USA, and Critics Choice Awards, The Americans shines with its crime-drama narrative.

 

Created by Joseph Weisberg and brought to life by Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Keidrich Sellati, the show's impact has been felt since 2013. Through its 6 seasons and 75 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

The Jennings come across as an average American couple. Having been married for close to 20 years, they have a couple of children, run a travel agency and live in suburbia. However, there happens to be an aspect of their lives that they're hiding pretty well; the fact that they are Russian spies who have been planted in the US for the past 20 years.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

9. Modern Family (TV Series 2009–2020)

 

Modern Family (TV Series 2009–2020)

 

Modern Family is a comedy-drama masterpiece that has garnered critical acclaim and captured the hearts of a vast audience. Created by Steven Levitan and led by Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, and Julie Bowen, the series has become a cultural phenomenon with accolades such as nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.

 

Modern Family is about three different yet related families who face trials and tribulations in their own hilarious ways. While parents Phil and Claire hope for honest bonds with their three kids, it's a herculean task when all three are poles apart.

 

Claire's father, Jay, and his young Latina wife Gloria, are raising their sons together, but people often mistake Jay and Gloria for being father-daughter. Claire's gay brother Mitchell and his partner Cameron have an adopted Asian daughter and are struggling with parenting.

 

Together they complete one big dysfunctional family!

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

10. Justified (TV Series 2010–2015)

 

Justified (TV Series 2010–2015)

 

Stellar performances define Justified thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, and Joelle Carter. Among them, Timothy Olyphant stands out, having earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series).

 

Timothy Olyphant who portrayed Raylan Givens with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Raylan Givens is a Deputy U.S. Marshall who is similar to a 19th-century Old West lawman in the present day. His unconventional ways of enforcing justice often make him a target to criminals and make him a problem child to his service superiors.

 

A controversial yet justified shooting of mob hitman Tommy Bucks in Miami leads Givens to get reassigned to the Eastern District of Kentucky Marshal's Office. However, the jurisdiction he's placed in is where Raylan was born and raised and had hoped he'd escaped for good.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

11. Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series 2000–2006)

 

Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series 2000–2006)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, Kids' Choice Awards, USA, and Young Artist Awards, Malcolm in the Middle shines with its comedy-family narrative.

 

Created by Linwood Boomer and brought to life by Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, and Justin Berfield, the show's impact has been felt since 2000. Through its 7 seasons and 151 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

The series follows a dysfunctional family that's headed by the super-stressed Lois and eccentric Hal. Their eldest son, Francis lives on a ranch with his wife, Piama. The next kid is Reece, a dimwit. Then comes Dewey, the emerging evil genius, followed by Jamie, the youngest and an absolute troublemaker. 

 

In the middle comes Malcolm, a moody genius who happens to be the last hope for his family. But Malcolm happens to be his own worst enemy. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

12. Friday Night Lights (TV Series 2006–2011)

 

Friday Night Lights (TV Series 2006–2011)

 

Stellar performances define Friday Night Lights thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, and Zach Gilford. Among them, Kyle Chandler stands out, having earned Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series).

 

Kyle Chandler who portrayed Eric Taylor with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Friday Night Lights follows the Dillion Panthers and Coach Eric Taylor who must build a team from scratch at East Dillon. Meanwhile, Taylor's wife faces stiff challenges in her role as principal at West Dillion as parents and students blame her for their kids being thrust into less-than-desirable situations at East Dillon.

 

As the couple deal with issues at their respective jobs, they will also have the challenge of handling their teenage daughter Julie.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

13. What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series 2019– )

 

What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series 2019– )

 

What We Do in the Shadows is a fan-favourite title that one should consider if they have an affinity for comedy-fantasy. This captivating show, created by Jemaine Clement, features Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, and Natasia Demetriou in the lead. The series spans 5 seasons and 50 episodes.

 

What We Do in the Shadows is the story of three traditional vampires; Nador, Laszlo and Nadja, and Colin Robinson, an energy vampire and Guillermo, Nador's familiar.

 

The series revolves around their constant clashes with the modern world, several other supernatural beings and/or each other while Guillermo attempts to balance his loyalty to Nador, despite his dangerous family ancestry.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series 1997–2003)

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series 1997–2003)

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an action-drama masterpiece that has garnered critical acclaim and captured the hearts of a vast audience. Created by Joss Whedon and led by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan, the series has become a cultural phenomenon with accolades such as nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.

 

Buffy Summers has grown up hearing about being the 'Chosen One' who is alone capable of standing against vampires, demons and all forces of darkness. Despite her attempts at trying to live life like a 'normal girl' she can't seem to escape her destiny. 

 

As she embarks on a quest to protect the world from all evil, she will find support from friends, who will together form the effective yet hilarious fighting team known as 'The Scooby Gang.'

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

15. Rescue Me (TV Series 2004–2011)

 

Rescue Me (TV Series 2004–2011)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, Prism Awards, and Gracie Allen Awards, Rescue Me shines with its comedy-drama narrative.

 

Created by Denis Leary and brought to life by Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, and Steven Pasquale, the show's impact has been felt since 2004. Through its 7 seasons and 93 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

Against the background of the lives of firefighters in a New York City firehouse post-9/11, Tommy Gavin is a firefighter who struggles with personal demons and the emotional toll of his job. 

 

On the one hand, there is camaraderie, but then there is also dysfunction within the firehouse. The firefighters deal with the challenges of being the first responders and manage the ways they cope with trauma, loss, and the stresses of their profession.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

16. Lost (TV Series 2004–2010)

 

Lost (TV Series 2004–2010)

 

A truly legendary adventure-drama in the world of television is Lost by J.J. Abrams, which has a total of 6 seasons.

 

This timeless masterpiece has captured the hearts of audiences with its captivating narratives, stellar performances by Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, and Yunjin Kim, and an impressive IMDb rating of 8.3.

 

Lost is about the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 which crash lands 1,000 miles off course, on a mysterious island. Each of the survivors seems to have a secret and their lives seem to be intertwined even as the fight for survival on a seemingly deserted island ensues.

 

As they come across sinister discoveries on the island their fight for survival deepens.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

17. Downton Abbey (TV Series 2010–2015)

 

Downton Abbey (TV Series 2010–2015)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Awards, Downton Abbey shines with its drama-romance narrative.

 

Created by Julian Fellowes and brought to life by Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, and Elizabeth McGovern, the show's impact has been felt since 2010. Through its 6 seasons and 52 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

The struggle of the upper classes in contrast to the people in their service pre-World War I. We struggle with them as we see their lives take shape and become part of their personal pain, anguish, joy, and sacrifice. We see clearly that we are all part of the same human condition whether we are upstairs or downstairs.

 

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century. Meanwhile, there's also the concern of getting the daughters of the house married off. 

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

18. Broad City (TV Series 2014–2019)

 

Broad City (TV Series 2014–2019)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, Broad City spans 6 years with 5 seasons and 50 episodes.

 

Starring Ilana Glazer, who has earned nominations for International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) (Best Actress in a Comedy Series), the series guided by Ilana Glazer captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Two best friends, Ilana and Abbi, navigate their way in life through a series of misadventures in New York City. Their humorous and often chaotic experiences include their quirky jobs, dating escapades, and unique friendships. 

 

The challenges of being twenty-something in the big city means testing their friendship and finding their independence. Ilana and Abbi's close bond and their ability to find humour in the absurdities of everyday life in the city that never sleeps become their anchor. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

19. Extras (TV Series 2005–2007)

 

Extras (TV Series 2005–2007)

 

Stellar performances define Extras thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, and Stephen Merchant. Among them, Ricky Gervais stands out, having earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie).

 

Ricky Gervais who portrayed Andy Millman with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Extras follows the story of ambitious actor Andy Millman who has a script at hand. Reduced to working as an extra thanks to a useless agent, Andy tries to boost his career but his efforts invariably bring him nothing but failure and embarrassment. However, that doesn't really deter him from his goals of trying to push through! 

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

20. The Wonder Years (TV Series 1988–1993)

 

The Wonder Years (TV Series 1988–1993)

 

A recipient of nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, TV Land Awards, and Young Artist Awards, The Wonder Years shines with its comedy-drama narrative.

 

Created by Carol Black and brought to life by Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, and Alley Mills, the show's impact has been felt since 1988. Through its 6 seasons and 115 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

The series looks into the social and family life of an American suburban middle-class family during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The plot revolves around Kevin Arnold whose dad holds a management job as a defence contractor while his mother is a housewife.

 

Told from the point of view of Kevin, the series sees him handle life and the trials and tribulations that come with it during the difficult 60s.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

21. The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series 2017– )

 

The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series 2017– )

 

In the world of critical acclaim that is The Handmaid's Tale, the exceptional performances by Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, and Ann Dowd have been pivotal in its brilliance.

 

Among them, Elisabeth Moss stands out, having secured Critics Choice Awards (Best Actress in a Drama Series). The portrayal of June Osborne is marked by depth and emotion, contributing to the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

The Handmaid's Tale follows life in the dystopic Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as the property of the state and is faced with environmental disasters that are causing a major fall in the birth rate. 

 

In a hopeless attempt to repopulate the world, a few remaining fertile women are forced to provide sexual services. One among them, Offred is determined to survive the horrific world she lives in and find her daughter who was forcefully taken away from her.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

22. Feud (TV Series 2017– )

 

Feud (TV Series 2017– )

 

Feud offers viewers a journey across its 1 season and 8 episodes. Since its premiere in 2017, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

The series is an anthology that dramatises specific periods of well-known real-life feuds and focuses on one feud per season. The first season dealt with the feud between legendary Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

 

The two collaborated on one project together; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and despite their mutual dislike being well-known, people around them had their reasons for fueling the fire further.  

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

23. Mr. Robot (TV Series 2015–2019)

 

Mr. Robot (TV Series 2015–2019)

 

Across its 4 impressive seasons, Mr. Robot has become a symbol of excellence. Its remarkable ratings, critical accolades, and massive popularity are a testament to its impact.

 

Since 2015, the show's crime-drama narrative has captivated audiences, carried by the talent of Rami Malek, Christian Slater, and Carly Chaikin, making it an unforgettable journey.

 

Mr Robot is the story of Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer during the day and as a vigilante hacker during the night. Elliot comes across a crossroads after getting recruited by a mysterious leader of an underground hacker group who asks him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. 

 

Driven by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down multinational CEOs he thinks are responsible for ruining the world. However, he soon realises the existence of a global conspiracy, one that he'd never fathomed.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

24. The Good Wife (TV Series 2009–2016)

 

The Good Wife (TV Series 2009–2016)

 

In the world of critical acclaim that is The Good Wife, the exceptional performances by Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, and Josh Charles have been pivotal in its brilliance.

 

Among them, Julianna Margulies stands out, having secured nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series). The portrayal of Alicia Florrick is marked by depth and emotion, contributing to the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

The Good Wife follows Alicia Florrick, the wife of a former state attorney for Cook County. After her husband gets imprisoned due to a sex and corruption scandal, Alicia is forced to deal with public ire and humiliation while also looking for ways to fend for and protect her two children. 

 

After having spent years as a housewife, she chooses to return to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart and Gardner, intent on proving herself in the courtroom.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

25. Abbott Elementary (TV Series 2021– )

 

Abbott Elementary (TV Series 2021– )

 

Abbott Elementary is an acclaimed comedy series that has garnered high praise from critics and boasts favourable user reviews and ratings. However, the show caters to a niche audience rather than achieving widespread popularity.

 

With 2 seasons and a total of 35 episodes, it remains a unique and cherished gem among its dedicated viewers.

 

The series follows a group of extremely passionate teachers as they find themselves thrown into a Philadelphia school where despite the odds being stacked against them, they choose to help the students to excel in their lives.

 

Even though they are highly underfunded, they love what they do and decide to take on the challenge of educating the children in a district that doesn't give it much importance.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

26. Archer (TV Series 2009–2023)

 

Archer (TV Series 2009–2023)

 

Across its 14 impressive seasons, Archer has become a symbol of excellence. Its remarkable ratings, critical accolades, and massive popularity are a testament to its impact.

 

Since 2009, the show's animation-action narrative has captivated audiences, carried by the talent of H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, and Amber Nash, making it an unforgettable journey.

 

Sterling Archer happens to be the world's deadliest spy who lives for espionage. An incredibly humourous animation where he and his co-workers end up sabotaging each other's missions and lives just for the fun and thrill it provides.

 

Right from espionage to drug dealing and private investigating, one gets to see the depths of their dysfunctional lives and bonds.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

27. Homeland (TV Series 2011–2020)

 

Homeland (TV Series 2011–2020)

 

Brought to life by Alex Gansa, Homeland boasts nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Critics Choice Awards awards, leaving a lasting legacy within its 8 seasons span. The series garnered favourable critical acclaim and achieved widespread fame.

 

Carrie Mathison is a CIA operations officer on probation for having carried out an unauthorised operation in Iraq. This gets her reassigned to the Counter Terrorism Center. While in Iraq, she is warned about an American prisoner being turned by Al-Qaeda.

 

When Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, gets rescued after being kept as a hostage since 2003, she believes he's the one. While Brody gets a war hero's welcome, she decides to go to any extent to catch him.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

28. The Golden Girls (TV Series 1985–1992)

 

The Golden Girls (TV Series 1985–1992)

 

The Golden Girls offers viewers a journey across its 7 seasons and 177 episodes. Since its premiere in 1985, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

The series follows the lives and interactions of four adult women who have all either been divorced or widowed and now live together. While Dorothy's primary goal is to find herself a companion to whom she can relate, her mother Sophia keeps adding a comical outlook to their lives.

 

Meanwhile, Rose is a little corny yet lovable while Blanche keeps courting someone new every day.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

29. 24 (TV Series 2001–2010)

 

24 (TV Series 2001–2010)

 

24 wrapped up its run in 2010, marking a high point with remarkable acclaim.

 

The series finale aired on 24 May 2010, leaving a lasting impact on audiences. Commended with 20 Primetime Emmys, the show's excellence remains unquestionable.

 

A concept drama, 24 is a series where each season takes place in a 24-hour period. Counter Terrorism Agent Jack Bauer races against time to subvert several terrorist plots while also attempting to save his nation from an unforeseen yet catastrophic disaster with long-lasting repercussions.

 

Jack needs to be prepared for all the possibilities that the next 24 hours might throw at him.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

30. Pose (TV Series 2018–2021)

 

Pose (TV Series 2018–2021)

 

An exemplar of excellence in the world of television, Pose gleams with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.6.

 

Spanning 3 seasons and captivating audiences through 26 episodes, it earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, reaffirming its exceptional status.

 

The series follows Blanca as she forms a 'house' that provides support to the LGBTQ youths rejected by their families. Damon joins Blanca's house and together they compete in the world of ball culture, where house members challenge each other in different categories and get judged based on their outfits, dance skills and attitudes.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

31. Dexter (TV Series 2006–2013)

 

Dexter (TV Series 2006–2013)

 

A recipient of nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and People's Choice Awards, USA, Dexter shines with its crime-drama narrative.

 

Created by James Manos Jr. and brought to life by Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and David Zayas, the show's impact has been felt since 2006. Through its 8 seasons and 96 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

Dexter Morgan is a smart, charming, lovable man. He's also a serial killer. Being a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes while his nights are spent committing them. However, he's a man with a 'code.' He doesn't kill at random but picks his victims based on the guilt they feel for the heinous crimes they commit. 

 

However, Dexter's code is both his saving grace and a burden. Struggling between the two personas that force him to juggle between a deadly compulsion and a desire to find happiness, he is a man who is constantly in conflict with himself. 

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

32. This Is Us (TV Series 2016–2022)

 

This Is Us (TV Series 2016–2022)

 

Highlighting season 6 as a standout, This Is Us spans 7 years with 6 seasons and 106 episodes.

 

Starring Sterling K. Brown, who has earned Golden Globes, USA (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama), the series guided by Dan Fogelman captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

This is Us is the emotional story about the Pearson family. In moments of happiness, love, heartbreak and triumphs, parents Jack and Rebecca's past unfolds while their triplets Kate, Randall and Kevin uncover a deeper meaning to their lives.

 

While successful businessman and family guy Randall looks for information on his biological parents, Kate struggles with self-acceptance and obesity while Kevin pursues a career that causes him to make some harsh and tough choices.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

33. House (TV Series 2004–2012)

 

House (TV Series 2004–2012)

 

Recognized with Primetime Emmy Awards, Image Awards, and People's Choice Awards, USA, House has etched its place in the entertainment realm. Under the guidance of David Shore and starring Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, and Robert Sean Leonard, the show's drama-mystery theme has captured hearts since 2004. With 8 seasons and 176 episodes, it's a testament to enduring quality.

 

House is a series that follows the lives of a team of diagnosticians at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, led by anti-social, pill-popping misanthropic medical genius, Gregory House, M. D. He and his team of doctors cure complicated and rare diseases of the ordinary people of America that are often considered untreatable for not being diagnosed.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

34. Frasier (TV Series 1993–2004)

 

Frasier (TV Series 1993–2004)

 

Stellar performances define Frasier thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, and David Hyde Pierce. Among them, David Hyde Pierce stands out, having earned Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series).

 

David Hyde Pierce who portrayed Dr. Niles Crane with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Dr. Frasier Crane is a successful Boston psychiatrist who chooses to move to Seattle to start a new life. He has a radio talk show to host where he relays his wit and wisdom to others, while he's often seen struggling with his own set of problems revolving around his former cop dad, his pet dog, his arrogant brother, his friends and co-workers.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

35. Cheers (TV Series 1982–1993)

 

Cheers (TV Series 1982–1993)

 

Highlighting season 11 as a standout, Cheers spans 12 years with 11 seasons and 270 episodes.

 

Starring Ted Danson, who has earned nominations for Golden Globes, USA (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical), the series guided by James Burrows captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Cheers is a bar based in Boston and owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Sam Malone, whose struggle with drinking was the cause his career ended. Sam is helped by Ernie Pantusso and Carla to run the place.

 

He hires Diana Chambers, a teaching assistant who has been dumped by her fiancee and sparks begin to fly. While Sam deals with his life, several colourful characters grace the bar and help make conversations and memories with him.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

36. Key and Peele (TV Series 2012–2015)

 

Key and Peele (TV Series 2012–2015)

 

An exemplar of excellence in the world of television, Key and Peele gleams with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.3.

 

Spanning 5 seasons and captivating audiences through 53 episodes, it earned Primetime Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, and American Comedy Awards, USA, reaffirming its exceptional status.

 

Key and Peele is a sketch comedy TV series starring comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The show's plot consists of a collection of unrelated comedic sketches and parodies that touch on a wide range of topics, including race, pop culture, social issues, and everyday life.

 

Key and Peele portray various characters, often switching roles and engaging in absurd and satirical scenarios with sharp wit, clever humour, and an ability to provide insightful commentary on contemporary issues through comedy.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

37. The Great (TV Series 2020–2023)

 

The Great (TV Series 2020–2023)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, The Great spans 4 years with 3 seasons and 30 episodes.

 

Starring Elle Fanning, who has earned Satellite Awards (Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical), the series guided by Tony McNamara captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

The Great is about Catherine the Great, an aristocratic woman who lived in rural Russia during the 18th century. Her life and situations revolving around it forced her to choose between her own happiness and the happiness and future of Russia when she was made to marry Peter III of Russia.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

38. Vikings (TV Series 2013–2020)

 

Vikings (TV Series 2013–2020)

 

Vikings reigns supreme in terms of audience engagement, a true entertainment phenomenon. Crafted by the visionary mind of Michael Hirst, the show's 6 seasons and 89 episodes have attained monumental success. With Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Alexander Ludwig leading the way, its Primetime Emmy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, CA, and Critics Choice Super Awards underscore its significance.

 

Vikings is the story of Ragnar Lothbrok; the greatest hero of his time. The series narrates the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he becomes King of the Viking tribe.

 

Apart from being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods as according to legend, he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

39. Damages (TV Series 2007–2012)

 

Damages (TV Series 2007–2012)

 

Glenn Close has secured nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for portraying Patty Hewes.

 

Damages holds a very high IMDb rating, yet its limited popularity contrasts with its nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Critics Choice Television Awards accolades earned during its acclaimed run.

 

Patty Hewes, a high-stakes litigation attorney, is a ruthless and cunning lawyer who takes on complex and morally ambiguous cases. The story is narrated from two timelines, one of which involves a major lawsuit against a billionaire named Arthur Frobisher.

 

With power and manipulation at their fingertips, the people involved deal with the complexities of the legal world, often facing and dwelling on ethical dilemmas and the lengths they are willing to go to secure their objectives.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

40. Only Murders in the Building (TV Series 2021– )

 

Only Murders in the Building (TV Series 2021– )

 

In just a few short years, the TV series Only Murders in the Building has left a significant mark on the television landscape. Created by John Hoffman, Only Murders in the Building achieved the remarkable feat of 3 Primetime Emmys.

 

The exceptional performance of Martin Short was acknowledged with multiple awards such as Awards Daily Cooler Awards (Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series). The show's writing, direction, and cast performances consistently set a high standard, solidifying its position as a standout in the world of television.

 

Three strangers share an obsession over true crime and mysteriously find themselves entangled in one. After a gruesome death occurs in their exclusive Upper West Side Apartment, the trio believes it to be murder and employs their knowledge of crime to investigate the truth. 

 

As they begin recording a podcast of their own, the three begin to unravel a complex web of secrets hidden within the building that stretches back several years. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

41. Scrubs (TV Series 2001–2010)

 

Scrubs (TV Series 2001–2010)

 

Scrubs launched in 2001, spanning 10 years over 9 seasons and 182 episodes. Guided by Bill Lawrence, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, and Sarah Chalke breathe life into the diverse narrative. Season 8 is a notable highlight.

 

Scrubs is set in the fictional world of Sacred Heart Hospital where Dr. John Michael 'J.D.' Dorian makes his way through the world of medicine along with his best friend and fellow rookie doctors, while also trying to deal with the arrogant yet brilliant attending physician whom he views as his mentor.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

42. American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )

 

American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )

 

A brainchild of Scott Alexander that has garnered critical acclaim, American Crime Story shines with outstanding ratings. With Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, and Sterling K. Brown in the limelight, the series' 3 seasons and 29 episodes have achieved decent popularity.

 

The series examines some of the most infamous and historical American crimes that were not just spine-chilling but also made the entire country stop and take notice, ensuring no one forgot it easily.

 

While season 1 covered 'The People vs. OJ Simpson's' murder trial, season 2 was on 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' and season 3 was about The Monica Lewinsky affair.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

43. Schitt's Creek (TV Series 2015–2020)

 

Schitt's Creek (TV Series 2015–2020)

 

Across its 6 impressive seasons, Schitt's Creek has become a symbol of excellence. Its remarkable ratings, critical accolades, and massive popularity are a testament to its impact.

 

Since 2015, the show's comedy narrative has captivated audiences, carried by the talent of Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Dan Levy, making it an unforgettable journey.

 

Schitt's Creek is about a wealthy couple; video store magnate Johnny and his wife Moira, a soap opera star who find themselves completely broke. With a single remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek that the Roses had bought years ago as a joke, the couple must give up on the luxuries of life that they'd once known. 

 

With their two spoilt adult children in tow and leaving behind their perfect pampered lives, the Rose family is forced to rebuild their empire from scratch. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

44. ER (TV Series 1994–2009)

 

ER (TV Series 1994–2009)

 

16 years down the line, ER grapples with a moderate user response and limited popularity. Across 15 seasons and 331 episodes, the drama-romance themes, driven by Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, and Julianna Margulies since 1994, have encountered challenges in attaining widespread acclaim.

 

ER chronicles the everyday personal and professional lives of a team of doctors, nurses, patients and the people around them, working at Cook County General Teaching Hospital. Each episode covers a myriad of emotions through which the doctors experience the joys of acceptance and sacrifice even as they attempt to save the lives of their patients and their own.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

45. Futurama (TV Series 1999– )

 

Futurama (TV Series 1999– )

 

Since its premiere in 1999, Futurama has become a testament to the creative brilliance of David X. Cohen. Spanning 11 seasons, the series has evolved, reaching its peak in season 5, where its impact is most pronounced.

 

Philip J. Fry is a young pizza delivery boy whose life is in a rut. When he accidentally ends up freezing himself only to wake up one thousand years later in the future, he has the opportunity for a fresh start.

 

He decides to go to Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service known for transporting packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companion in this job includes the delivery ship's beautiful one-eyed female alien, Captain Leela and Bender, a robot with serious human flaws.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

46. M*A*S*H (TV Series 1972–1983)

 

M*A*S*H (TV Series 1972–1983)

 

Stellar performances define M*A*S*H thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit. Among them, Loretta Swit stands out, having earned nominations for Golden Globes, USA (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television).

 

Loretta Swit who portrayed Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

M*A*S*H follows the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital that's stuck in the midst of the Korean War. With little help around, they are forced to make their own version of fun, to pass the time.

 

Being fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, soldiers and administration keep looking for ways to make wartime bearable, even as situations around continue to look grim.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

47. 30 Rock (TV Series 2006–2013)

 

30 Rock (TV Series 2006–2013)

 

30 Rock, known for its 7 seasons and 137 episodes, has been a steady presence since 2006. The series provides a familiar and reliable viewing experience for its audience.

 

Liz Lemon is the producer of a variety show while Jack Donaghy is a top television network. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan is the unpredictable star in Lemon's hit variety show, 'TGS with Tracy Jordan.'

 

Meanwhile, Lemon always has her hands full, through constant corporate interferences from Donaghy and dealing with Jordan's starry antics while also trying to salvage her own topsy-turvy personal life.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

48. The Office (TV Series 2005–2013)

 

The Office (TV Series 2005–2013)

 

The Office still resonates with viewers, even after concluding its run with the last aired episode on May 16, 2013. Throughout its 9 seasons, the captivating narrative and performances by Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, and John Krasinski have elevated it to a highly regarded and celebrated status.

 

A mock documentary about the everyday lives of the employees working at Dunder Mifflin. Their activities and conversations are caught on camera by a camera crew and include humourous, emotional and bizarre encounters amongst each other and several other characters as they try their best to keep the company afloat.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

49. My Name Is Earl (TV Series 2005–2009)

 

My Name Is Earl (TV Series 2005–2009)

 

Over 4 seasons and 96 episodes, My Name Is Earl treads a path where user reviews and its widespread popularity intertwine. The comedy narrative and performances by Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, and Jaime Pressly since 2005 have garnered a dedicated following, yet wider acclaim remains a pursuit.

 

Low-life Earl buys a winning lottery ticket but the happiness is short-lived as he gets hit by a car and ends up losing the ticket. Laying in the hospital bed he realises that his bad luck is the result of his poor karma and it is fate punishing him for all the wrongs he's done in life.

 

Hoping to make amends, he decides to dedicate his life to the people he has hurt and set things right for them.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

50. Top of the Lake (TV Series 2013–2017)

 

Top of the Lake (TV Series 2013–2017)

 

With Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, and Peter Mullan in leading roles, Top of the Lake has expanded over 5 years, spanning 2 seasons and 13 episodes. Created by Jane Campion, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

Tui Mitcham is the young daughter of a local drug lord who is pulled from the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. It is learnt that she is pregnant and refuses to divulge details of her father.

 

Soon after, she mysteriously disappears, leading Robin Griffin, an inexperienced yet brave detective to take up the case and start investigating. However, Robin slowly starts to realise that finding the girl is also set to lead her down a path of self-discovery.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

51. Monk (TV Series 2002–2009)

 

Monk (TV Series 2002–2009)

 

Stellar performances define Monk thanks to its talented ensemble cast, including Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, and Ted Levine. Among them, Tony Shalhoub stands out, having earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series).

 

Tony Shalhoub who portrayed Adrian Monk with depth and emotion, helped the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Adrian Monk is a former prominent homicide detective who presently works as a consultant with the police. After the unresolved murder of his wife, he developed obsessive-compulsive disorder and a hoard of phobias.

 

The once brilliant man tries to regain his lost stature by continuing to solve crimes with help from his former boss and assistant while also attempting to survive each day and all the trials it brings with it.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

52. Boston Legal (TV Series 2004–2008)

 

Boston Legal (TV Series 2004–2008)

 

In the world of critical acclaim that is Boston Legal, the exceptional performances by James Spader, William Shatner, and Candice Bergen have been pivotal in its brilliance.

 

Among them, Candice Bergen stands out, having secured Online Film & Television Association (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series). The portrayal of Shirley Schmidt is marked by depth and emotion, contributing to the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

Boston Legal follows the exploits of Alan Shore and his spirited co-workers at the fictionalised offices of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. The high-end litigation firm that's based in Boston handles both criminal and civil law cases.

 

The series plays on the chemistry shared by the smarmy Shore and the loose cannon Denny Crane who are best friends, despite being polar opposites. While Shore is wry and slick and uses questionable methods to win cases, Crane is flamboyant and unorthodox and is obsessed with his reputation.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

53. Friends (TV Series 1994–2004)

 

Friends (TV Series 1994–2004)

 

Friends reigns supreme in terms of audience engagement, a true entertainment phenomenon. Crafted by the visionary mind of David Crane, the show's 10 seasons and 234 episodes have attained monumental success. With Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow leading the way, its BAFTA Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, and Logie Awards underscore its significance.

 

"Friends" is a popular sitcom that follows the lives of six friends in their twenties who reside in Manhattan, New York City. Siblings Ross and Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, Rachel Green, and Phoebe Buffay each have their unique aspirations and challenges.

 

The show explores themes of love, family, friendship, and both drama and comedy throughout its ten seasons.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

54. Godfather of Harlem (TV Series 2019– )

 

Godfather of Harlem (TV Series 2019– )

 

Godfather of Harlem offers viewers a journey across its 3 seasons and 30 episodes. Since its premiere in 2019, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

The series looks into the real-life story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who spent ten years in prison in the early 1960s, before returning to the neighbourhood he'd once ruled, only to find it in shambles.

 

With the streets being under the control of the ruthless Italian mob, Bumpy will have to take on the Genovese crime family to regain control of what's his.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

55. Firefly (TV Series 2002–2003)

 

Firefly (TV Series 2002–2003)

 

Firefly, known for its 1 season and 14 episodes, has been a steady presence since 2002. The series provides a familiar and reliable viewing experience for its audience.

 

In the distant future, Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds is a former brown-coat sergeant who has now turned into a smuggler and rogue. He is currently the commander of a small spacecraft with a loyal hand-picked crew which includes the first mate, the pilot, the engineer, a friend and fugitives along with his psychic.

 

Together, they decide to travel to far reaches of space looking for food, money, and anything else they can find.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

56. How I Met Your Mother (TV Series 2005–2014)

 

How I Met Your Mother (TV Series 2005–2014)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, People's Choice Awards, USA, and BMI Film & TV Awards, How I Met Your Mother shines with its comedy-drama narrative.

 

Created by Carter Bays and brought to life by Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders, the show's impact has been felt since 2005. Through its 9 seasons and 208 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

Ted Mosby decides to get his children to know about the story of how he met their mother. The narrative is told through a series of flashbacks and memories that involve his closest friends, Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney.

 

Throughout the 9 seasons, Ted embarks on a neverending quest to find 'true love', often getting his heart broken or giving up hope till he finally comes across 'the one.'

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

57. The X-Files (TV Series 1993–2018)

 

The X-Files (TV Series 1993–2018)

 

In the world of critical acclaim that is The X-Files, the exceptional performances by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi have been pivotal in its brilliance.

 

Among them, Gillian Anderson stands out, having secured Viewers for Quality Television Awards (Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series). The portrayal of Dana Scully is marked by depth and emotion, contributing to the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

The X-Files is about two FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files. They investigate cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena.

 

While Mulder is a true believer, Scully is a sceptic and together they perceive their cases from the viewpoint of science and the supernatural. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

58. Smallville (TV Series 2001–2011)

 

Smallville (TV Series 2001–2011)

 

Smallville is celebrated for its action-adventure charm and the artistry of Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, and Allison Mack since 2001. Critics suggest that its 10 seasons, while cherished, could find ways to infuse new innovations.

 

With awards such as Primetime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, and Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards and a dedicated following, the series maintains its special place.

 

A massive meteor shower in 1989 led to the destruction of the town of Smallville, Kansas. The devastating event, however, brought Jonathan and Martha Kent something they'd always wanted; a son, whom they named Clark. Come 2001 Clark is a young man, living a regular life, unaware of a secret that his parents chose to keep from him.

 

As he starts to develop mysterious superpowers and discovers his abilities that turn him into Superman, Clark will have to step up to his role as the Man of Steel and protect the world from all evil.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

59. Weeds (TV Series 2005–2012)

 

Weeds (TV Series 2005–2012)

 

8 years down the line, Weeds grapples with a moderate user response and limited popularity. Across 8 seasons and 102 episodes, the comedy-crime themes, driven by Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, and Alexander Gould since 2005, have encountered challenges in attaining widespread acclaim.

 

After the sudden death of her husband, Nancy Botwin finds herself in deep financial woes. With no alternative at hand, she turns to the neighbourhood marijuana dealer and agrees to sell cannabis using a fake bakery to move the goods. 

 

When it turns out that everyone wants a piece of what she's selling, Nancy will have to go out of her way to keep her enterprising work a secret from the suspicious P.T.A members, nose neighbours and her inquisitive children.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

60. Black-ish (TV Series 2014–2022)

 

Black-ish (TV Series 2014–2022)

 

Black-ish launched in 2014, spanning 9 years over 8 seasons and 176 episodes. Guided by Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Marcus Scribner breathe life into the diverse narrative. Season 2 is a notable highlight.

 

Dre Johnson has the perfect life; a great job, a gorgeous wife, four adorable kids and a big house in a rich and class neighbourhood. But, being a Black man, he can't help but question whether his success has ended up bringing too much cultural assimilation for him and his family.

 

He attempts to create an ethnic identity for his family members to help them honour their background and prepare them for the future.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

61. Nip/Tuck (TV Series 2003–2010)

 

Nip/Tuck (TV Series 2003–2010)

 

With Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, and Joely Richardson in leading roles, Nip/Tuck has expanded over 8 years, spanning 6 seasons and 100 episodes. Created by Ryan Murphy, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

The series is set in a plastic surgery centre and focuses on two doctors who are its owners. Sean McNamara often faces problems at home as he keeps getting seduced by beautiful women on a daily basis and thus attempts to keep his family together by patching up the rocky road in which his family and he live.

 

His partner Christian Troy uses his charm to bring in potential female candidates and conducts vain business deals, which often lands him in bed with them.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

62. Will & Grace (TV Series 1998–2020)

 

Will & Grace (TV Series 1998–2020)

 

Will & Grace is the brainchild of David Kohan, known for its comedy-romance appeal and the standout performances of Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Megan Mullally. Since 1998, the show's 11 seasons have received acclaim.

 

Its 75 Metacritic score and awards such as 18 Primetime Emmys validate its quality, transcending its limited popularity.

 

Will Truman is a gay lawyer and his best friend is Grace Adler, a straight interior designer living in New York City. Grace is engaged to a jerk and when the relationship falls apart, she moves in with Will. While the arrangement is supposed to be temporary, it soon turns into a permanent arrangement, leading to funny interactions. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

63. True Blood (TV Series 2008–2014)

 

True Blood (TV Series 2008–2014)

 

While True Blood is hailed for its drama-fantasy appeal since 2008, critics suggest its 7 seasons, and 80 episodes occasionally lack the innovation expected from such a popular show.

 

Despite nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Young Artist Awards and a devoted audience, there's an underlying concern that the series may be resting on its laurels.

 

True Blood follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid with telepathic abilities whose world turns upside-down when she comes across vampire Bill Compton, two years after the vampires 'came out of the coffin.' He takes her to a strange new supernatural world where humans and vampires co-exist but rogue elements threaten to exploit the truce.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

64. Californication (TV Series 2007–2014)

 

Californication (TV Series 2007–2014)

 

Few TV shows have managed to achieve the balance of quality and impact quite like Californication. With 12 episodes per season, the show's 7 seasons have captured the hearts of viewers.

 

Recognized with prestigious accolades such as Primetime Emmy Awards and BMI Film & TV Awards, one must include this show in their watchlist.

 

Californication follows the life of Hank Moody, a self-loathing, narcissistic author who is struggling to deal with writer's block while also trying to balance his occasional drug abuse, alcoholism and sex addiction while also making efforts to get back together with his girlfriend and also try to raise his teenage daughter.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

65. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series 1999– )

 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series 1999– )

 

When it comes to long-running TV shows, it's hard to top Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The crime-drama series premiered in 1999, spanning 24 seasons with a total of 538 episodes.

 

Despite its extended run, the show has managed to uphold an impressive IMDb rating of 8.1 while garnering consistent critical acclaim.

 

The series traces the Special Victims Unit which consists of a specially trained squad of detectives in New York City's Police Department that investigates sexually related crimes that are considered heinous. The dedicated detectives investigate these vicious felonies and bring the perpetrators to justice while also ensuring that the cases don't affect their personal lives.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

66. Desperate Housewives (TV Series 2004–2012)

 

Desperate Housewives (TV Series 2004–2012)

 

Desperate Housewives launched in 2004, spanning 9 years over 8 seasons and 180 episodes. Guided by Marc Cherry, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross breathe life into the diverse narrative. Season 4 is a notable highlight.

 

Under the pretext of a picture-perfect suburbia live four close-knit housewives whose lives are anything but ideal. There's clumsy Susan, a divorcee and mother of a teen, Lynette, and her husband struggling to deal with their four rowdy children, the controlling and perfectionist Bree, whose obsession with setting things right suffocates her family and former model Gabrielle, who is married to Carlos but would love to experiment a little. 

 

Down the street from these women lived Mary Alice, a friend of theirs who chose to take her own life and now comments on the fun and mysterious lives of her former friends and neighbours. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

67. Survivor (TV Series 2000– )

 

Survivor (TV Series 2000– )

 

Survivor offers viewers a journey across its 44 seasons and 647 episodes. Since its premiere in 2000, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

Survivor follows sixteen contestants stranded on a remote location with very little with themselves barring some clothes, a big sack of rice, a single luxury item each and a team of camera crew.

 

Every three days, a contestant is voted off based on their performances, till just one is left and the lone survivor is able to take home the winning money of a million dollars.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

68. American Horror Story (TV Series 2011– )

 

American Horror Story (TV Series 2011– )

 

Since its premiere in 2011, American Horror Story has become a testament to the creative brilliance of Brad Falchuk. Spanning 12 seasons, the series has evolved, reaching its peak in season 2, where its impact is most pronounced.

 

American Horror Story is an anthology series that centres on different characters and locations that include a house with a horrific murderous past, an insane asylum, the apocalypse, a possessed farmhouse, a haunted hotel, a cult, a freak show circus, a witch coven, a slasher summer camp, a bleak beach town and desert valley, and NYC.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

69. King of the Hill (TV Series 1997–2010)

 

King of the Hill (TV Series 1997–2010)

 

King of the Hill is the brainchild of Greg Daniels, known for its animation-comedy appeal and the standout performances of Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, and Pamela Adlon. Since 1997, the show's 13 seasons have received acclaim.

 

Its 70 Metacritic score and awards such as 2 Primetime Emmys validate its quality, transcending its limited popularity.

 

Hank Hill is a propane gas salesman in the fictional town of Arlen who is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society by keeping some serenity in his home with his wife, substitute Spanish teacher Peggy, his awkward son Boy as well as his live-in nice-in-law Luanne Platter and a host of crazy friends. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

70. Scandal (TV Series 2012–2018)

 

Scandal (TV Series 2012–2018)

 

Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for Scandal.

 

Under Shonda Rhimes's direction, the drama-thriller narrative unfolded with 7 seasons and 124 episodes, capturing diverse reviews and varying popularity.

 

Olivia Pope is a former White House Communications Director who has started her own crisis management firm where she is a professional 'fixer' helping her clients deal with problems to ensure none are aware of their existence.

 

As she and her crew begin revealing the chinks in their armour and deal with covering full-blown disasters, they will also have to ensure their personal lives are kept in check.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

71. Glee (TV Series 2009–2015)

 

Glee (TV Series 2009–2015)

 

Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison lead Glee throughout 7 years, across 6 seasons and 121 episodes.

 

The collaboration between Ian Brennan and leads namely Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison shapes the show's direction within diverse themes.

 

High school Spanish teacher Will Schuester becomes director of the school's Glee club, hoping to revive it. Taking on a group of diversely talented students, the club and its members try to restore its former glory.

 

Throughout the series, the ambitious students not only participate in the Nationals and win it but they also deal will the harsh realities of love, life and growing up, even while dealing with elements trying to sabotage the choir's efforts.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

72. The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007–2019)

 

The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007–2019)

 

The Big Bang Theory has left an indelible mark on television, even after concluding its journey with the last aired episode on May 16, 2019.

 

Spanning an impressive 12 seasons, the show's longevity is a testament to its enduring appeal and the talents of Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco.

 

The Big Bang Theory is about roommates and brilliant physicists Leonard and Sheldon, who know all about how the universe works. However, that's about all they seem to know about life. When free-spirited Penny moves in next door, their lives completely change. 

 

The boys who would spend their nights playing Klingon, reeling in comics, DC and Marvel or going on science-movie marathons, along with fellow Cal-Tech scientist friends Howard and Rajesh, suddenly have their world open up to remarkable and unexpected possibilities, including love.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

73. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series 2000–2015)

 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series 2000–2015)

 

CSI Dr. Gilbert 'Gil' Grissom, played by William Petersen, earned Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

 

Under Anthony E. Zuiker's direction, the crime-drama narrative unfolded with 15 seasons and 335 episodes, capturing diverse reviews and varying popularity.

 

The series follows the lives of an elite team of detectives who work at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations Bureau. Being one of the busiest crime labs in America, this team of investigation experts work on cases using some of the best scientific and technical methods to catch some of the most notorious criminals around.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

74. Mom (TV Series 2013–2021)

 

Mom (TV Series 2013–2021)

 

Unnoticed by many, Mom, helmed by Gemma Baker, offers a distinct experience. Featuring Allison Janney, Anna Faris, and Mimi Kennedy, this production from 2013 may have flown under the radar, but its moderate ratings make it a find for those in search of underrated gems.

 

Mom is the story of Christy Plunkett, a single mother who is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict and has decided to start her life afresh in California, working as a waitress and attending AA meetings.

 

The series also follows the lives of her mother, Bonnie Plunkett, also a recovering addict, Christy's daughter Violet who is a teen mother and Christie's son Roscoe.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

75. Bob's Burgers (TV Series 2011– )

 

Bob's Burgers (TV Series 2011– )

 

Bob's Burgers is a fan-favourite title that one should consider if they have an affinity for animation-comedy. This captivating show, created by Loren Bouchard, features H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, and Eugene Mirman in the lead. The series spans 14 seasons and 266 episodes.

 

Bob's Burgers follows the Belcher family consisting of Bob, Linda, Gene, Tina and Louise, who run a hamburger joint. Bob's burgers are extremely delicious and seem to be much better than those of his rivals, but his kids aren't quite helpful when it comes to selling them, leading most of his customers to head to his rival Jimmy Pesto's restaurant. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

76. Ugly Betty (TV Series 2006–2010)

 

Ugly Betty (TV Series 2006–2010)

 

America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, and Tony Plana lead Ugly Betty throughout 5 years, across 4 seasons and 85 episodes.

 

The collaboration between Silvio Horta and leads namely America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, and Tony Plana shapes the show's direction within diverse themes.

 

Betty Suarez is a quirky 22-year-old Mexican-American who lacks a fashion sense and is recognisable through her braces and weird wardrobe choices, despite being sweet and naive.

 

Her world is turned upside-down when she lands a job at Mode, a trendy high-fashion magazine, as the personal assistant to the publishing empire's womanising heir, Daniel Meade. As time goes by Betty and Daniel become friends and help each other navigate their lives even though people around try to make things messy for them.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

77. Family Guy (TV Series 1999– )

 

Family Guy (TV Series 1999– )

 

Recognized with Annie Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards, Family Guy has etched its place in the entertainment realm. Under the guidance of Seth MacFarlane and starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, and Seth Green, the show's animation-comedy theme has captured hearts since 1999. With 22 seasons and 415 episodes, it's a testament to enduring quality.

 

Family Guy is a story about the Griffins; a family of six living in Rhode Island. Peter, the head of the family is supposed to take responsibility for situations he's responsible for, but is seldom able to.

 

Lois, his wife is a witty homemaker. Their eldest child, Meg is a social outcast, Chris is a chubby yet grotesque teen while baby Stewie is just pure evil. They also have a talking dog, Brian, who happens to be the smartest among them.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

78. Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005– )

 

Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005– )

 

Grey's Anatomy captured the hearts of people all around the globe with its compelling storytelling when it aired in 2005. However, some critics argue that the show's drama-romance narrative has started to show signs of fatigue.

 

Despite its widespread recognition and accolades such as BMI Film & TV Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Genesis Awards, maintaining consistent quality proves challenging.

 

Grey's Anatomy is a medical drama that is centred on the personal and professional lives of surgical interns and their supervisors, in the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital.

 

The initial seasons trace the lives of interns Meredith Grey, Alex Karev, Christina Yang, Izzie Stevens and George O'Malley, with the narrative eventually seeing them transition to residents and senior doctors, with interns under them. Together they discover love, life, friendship and all in-between within the walls of the hospital and beyond.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

79. Heroes (TV Series 2006–2010)

 

Heroes (TV Series 2006–2010)

 

With Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, and Milo Ventimiglia in leading roles, Heroes has expanded over 5 years, spanning 4 seasons and 77 episodes. Created by Tim Kring, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

People all across the USA and the world begin to realise they hold special powers, like flying, healing, time travel, telekinesis, invisibility as well as the ability to absorb other's abilities. Sylar hopes to gain the powers of all these 'heroes' so he can become the most powerful and evolved human of all and is willing to stop at nothing to achieve his goal. 

 

To protect themselves from him, these heroes decide to band together and help one another before Sylar can get to them. However, they must also deal with problems of their own.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

80. Home Improvement (TV Series 1991–1999)

 

Home Improvement (TV Series 1991–1999)

 

Unnoticed by many, Home Improvement, helmed by Carmen Finestra, offers a distinct experience. Featuring Tim Allen, Earl Hindman, and Taran Noah Smith, this production from 1991 may have flown under the radar, but its moderate ratings make it a find for those in search of underrated gems.

 

Home Improvement is the story of Tim, 'The Tool Man' Taylor and the daily trials and tribulations of his as a television show that revolves around cars, toys, hardware shops, tools, garages and similar themes while also raising his three mischievous sons with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife and eccentric neighbour. 

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

81. CSI: Miami (TV Series 2002–2012)

 

CSI: Miami (TV Series 2002–2012)

 

CSI: Miami launched in 2002, spanning 11 years over 10 seasons and 232 episodes. Guided by Ann Donahue, David Caruso, Emily Procter, and Adam Rodriguez breathe life into the diverse narrative. Season 7 is a notable highlight.

 

Lieutenant Horatio Caine leads an elite team of detectives at the Miami-Dade Police Department, where they investigate several crime scenes. The skilled unit works with several friends, foes and some trusted allies. On the one hand, Caine has many years of experience, making him a bomb disposal expert.

 

He uses specialized knowledge in explosive forensics to work the cases in his favour, while he also believes in evil and does his best to ensure justice.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Japan

 

 

82. Medium (TV Series 2005–2011)

 

Medium (TV Series 2005–2011)

 

With Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, and Jake Weber in leading roles, Medium has expanded over 7 years, spanning 7 seasons and 130 episodes. Created by Glenn Gordon Caron, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

Allison DuBois is a housewife and mother who chooses to use her psychic visions about the dead and the violence that surrounds them to work as a part-time consultant at the local district attorney's office.

 

Her husband Joe, who is a science engineer is a non-believe but starts trusting her instincts when her gift is able to help solve crimes all across the country.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

83. Brothers & Sisters (TV Series 2006–2011)

 

Brothers & Sisters (TV Series 2006–2011)

 

In Brothers & Sisters, Kitty McCallister, portrayed by Calista Flockhart, garnered nominations for Gold Derby Awards (Drama Lead Actress).

 

The drama storyline, overseen by Jon Robin Baitz, spanned 5 seasons and 109 episodes, leaving an impression with its mixed reception.

 

The series Brothers and Sisters follows the story of the Walkers, an affluent but simple and humble family who are struggling to cope with the sudden death of their beloved patriarch, their crumbling family business and the shocking realisation and discovery of the fact that they have an unknown half-brother.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

84. How I Met Your Father (TV Series 2022–2023)

 

How I Met Your Father (TV Series 2022–2023)

 

How I Met Your Father is a comedy-drama series that has received good user reviews and ratings, although it remains limited to a niche audience rather than achieving widespread popularity. It has 2 seasons and a total of 30 episodes.

 

Similar to its predecessor, "How I Met Your Father" follows Sophie's adventures in dating and her journey to find love in New York City. She recounts her life and experiences to her son in the future, explaining how she met his father. 

 

While paying homage to the original show's storytelling style and humour, the present series also explores the trials and tribulations of dating in the modern world and the many layers of friendship and romance.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

85. Gravity Falls (TV Series 2012–2016)

 

Gravity Falls (TV Series 2012–2016)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, Gravity Falls spans 5 years with 2 seasons and 41 episodes.

 

Starring Jason Ritter, who has earned nominations for Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series), the series guided by Alex Hirsch captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Dipper and Mabel Pines are sent to their great-uncle Stan's shop in Gravity Falls for the summers and they believe they're set to have a miserable time there. But, when Dipper comes across a strange journal in the woods, they uncover strange secrets about the town and its equally strange inhabitants.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

86. Adventure Time (TV Series 2010–2018)

 

Adventure Time (TV Series 2010–2018)

 

Adventure Time is a fan-favourite title that one should consider if they have an affinity for animation-action. This captivating show, created by Pendleton Ward, features John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, and Tom Kenny in the lead. The series spans 10 seasons and 276 episodes.

 

Set in a post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, that was ravaged by a cataclysmic event called the 'Mushroom War' that ended up destroying civilisation a thousand years before the events of the series. Finn Mertens and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a talking yellow dog with the ability to stretch into any shape he prefers. 

 

Together, they embark on adventures while slaying evil monsters and hanging out with friends like Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, the Vampire Queen.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

87. RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series 2009– )

 

RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series 2009– )

 

An exemplar of excellence in the world of television, RuPaul's Drag Race gleams with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.5.

 

Spanning 15 seasons and captivating audiences through 208 episodes, it earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, and Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, reaffirming its exceptional status.

 

RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality competition show featuring a group of drag queens who compete in a variety of challenges, including fashion, performance, acting, and more, in their quest to become "America's Next Drag Superstar."

 

Contestants take on different personas, create their unique looks, and perform in front of a panel of judges, through which they explore their self-expression, individuality, and the art of drag. The show raises awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and drag culture.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

88. Regular Show (TV Series 2010–2017)

 

Regular Show (TV Series 2010–2017)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, Regular Show spans 8 years with 8 seasons and 244 episodes.

 

Starring Sam Marin, who has earned nominations for Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical), the series guided by J.G. Quintel captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Regular Show is the story of the hilarious yet surreal misadventures of two really close buddies, Mordecai, a blue jay and Rigby a raccoon, even as they try to liven up their boring and mundane jobs as groundskeepers at a local park every time they feel like they might slack off.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

89. Columbo (TV Series 1971–1978)

 

Columbo (TV Series 1971–1978)

 

A recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, Bambi Awards, and Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Columbo shines with its crime-drama narrative.

 

Created by Richard Levinson and brought to life by Peter Falk, Mike Lally, and Dianne Travis, the show's impact has been felt since 1971. Through its 7 seasons and 43 episodes, it stands as a celebration of achievement.

 

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo is known for his bumbling demeanour and extremely polite behaviour. However, beneath his comical exterior hides the most ruthless investigator in the Los Angeles Police Department.

 

His assistance is often required during the investigations of high-profile murders and more often than not, he manages to leave the culprits flummoxed with his ability to solve the most complex crimes with absolute ease.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

90. Steven Universe (TV Series 2013–2019)

 

Steven Universe (TV Series 2013–2019)

 

An exemplar of excellence in the world of television, Steven Universe gleams with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.2.

 

Spanning 5 seasons and captivating audiences through 150 episodes, it earned Primetime Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, and Behind the Voice Actors Awards, reaffirming its exceptional status.

 

Steven Universe, a young boy with a magical gem embedded in his body, is being raised by a group of female extraterrestrial beings known as the Crystal Gems, including Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, each with their unique abilities and personalities. 

 

Steven, with his empathetic and compassionate nature, embarks on adventures with the Gems to protect humanity, uncover the secrets of his own identity, find love and acceptance from his non-traditional family and achieve personal growth.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

91. Moonlighting (TV Series 1985–1989)

 

Moonlighting (TV Series 1985–1989)

 

Moonlighting offers viewers a journey across its 5 seasons and 66 episodes. Since its premiere in 1985, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

Moonlight follows the story of Maddie Hayes, a former model who is left bankrupt after her accountant ends up embezzling all her liquid assets.

 

All she has left with her is a two-bit detective agency, whose manager, David Addison convinces her to not shut shot and keep the agency running. The two form a dynamic partnership that helps them solve the toughest cases.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

92. The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series 2008–2015)

 

The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series 2008–2015)

 

With John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, and Jeff Bennett in leading roles, The Penguins of Madagascar has expanded over 5 years, spanning 3 seasons and 95 episodes. Created by Eric Darnell, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

A group of penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private, reside in the Central Park Zoo in New York City. While the zoo is closed to the public, these four penguins take on covert missions and engage in various escapades. 

 

The penguin encounters villains, deals with troublemakers King Julien XIII, Maurice and Mort, and tackles challenges while trying to maintain order in the zoo. Not everything goes fine at the beginning, but with joint efforts, the group achieve their goals.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

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