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With so many TV shows out there, this is the list of the ones you need to see, buy or just bloody watch.

Rated 2 points - posted 9 years ago by Mentally_Divergent in category Television.
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The Big Bang Theory Report Abuse
A comedy about 2 geeky young socially inept physicists, What at first glance is just a simple multiple-camera sitcom turns out to be a celebration of all things geek.
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Californication Report Abuse
Novelist Hank Moody in the throes of addiction as sex- and drug-obsession this show is pretty damn hilarious its got everything... very messed up at points but a great watch.
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Dexter Report Abuse
A great look into the mind of a killer.. granted he maybe a psychopath but hes not portrayed as insane like.. some serial killer movie of non fiction. this show can be quite ironic and hilarious, your definitely with Dex all the way, while he tries to make friends and to fit in, this show is epic, must see, brilliant acting and writing.
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Black Books Report Abuse
Black Books centers around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard's devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and willful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant.
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Life On Mars (UK) Report Abuse
A man from a world of technology forced to be the straight cop of the 70's this shows satire hilarity is a must see, do not cop out to see the US version. this will be a classic forever. Gene Hunt is a cracker of a character.
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Rome Report Abuse
this show is brutal! hardcore Romans one of the best storytelling's of this particular time... displaying the customs, social interactions, betrayals and political corruption. the first season could stand alone, but was good to see more of it
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Weeds Report Abuse
this show will suck you in real quick, as all the problems from dealing drugs arise, family relationships and of course straight laced friends, its hard to review this show in entirety as its like a new one every season, just when you think it cant possibly be a more screwed up situation.. they manage to pull another great season out of it
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Breaking Bad Report Abuse
Diagnosed with cancer and given only two years left to live, a chemistry teacher attempts to secure his family's financial future by producing and distributing crystal meth. gets pretty hardcore
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Jekyll Report Abuse
Oh god, this show is brutal insane genus you can watch the entire series back to back and still be highly entertained. fantastically played by James Nesbitt, its like watching blood sport. hell yeah
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How I Met Your Mother Report Abuse
This show is about 4 new york friends and the self proclaimed "AWESOME" Barney Stinson and the journeys they take together as Ted searches for the love of his life. Set 25 years in the future as Ted tells his children the story of how he met their mother. hilarious show that lets you know life is hilarious. And that at the end of the day, having a beer with your buds in a local bar is sometimes is all you need.
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Spaced Report Abuse
Slacker twentysomething artist Tim and his brooding writer flatmate, Daisy, do everything possible to avoid adulthood in this surreal sitcom described by star Pegg as "a cross between 'The Simpsons,' 'The X Files' and 'Northern Exposure.
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The Young Ones Report Abuse
popular British sitcom , first seen in 1982 , on BBC2 . Its anarchic , offbeat humour helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. Soon afterwards, it was shown on MTV , one of the first non-music television shows on the fledgling channel.
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Flight of the Conchords Report Abuse
The fictional travails of the Kiwi duo as they struggle to navigate the music industry and the singles scene in Manhattan. Captured with a handheld lens, the pair's musical outbursts and lyrical commentary about the absurd characters and situations they're forced to deal with make for some highly original television.
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The Mighty Boosh Report Abuse
new style comedy this is very cult is that a lot people wont like it. very immature but sincere, once you get it to it its very catchy and you will come to love it and the wild reality's they have created, very amusing
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The IT Crowd Report Abuse
The IT Crowd is a instant classic brit-com, about the three staff members of IT department. Having a quite hilarious view into their world of IT, focusing on making some of the simplest situations unbelievably awkward for these geeks you can't help but laugh.
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Arrested Development Report Abuse
This is one of funniest Television Shows the US has made while completely nailing the Satire humour. sadly not very embraced by the US. You really do have to watch it from start to finish to appreciate how deep the comedy really goes, and easily 3 times through before you pick it all up.
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Becker Report Abuse
long-running sitcom, this one about a cranky Bronx physician who's a pussycat at heart. Constantly befuddled by the world around him
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Stargate SG-1 Report Abuse
an American - Canadian science fiction television series , part of the Stargate franchise . Its story begins one year after the events of the 1994 science fiction film Stargate
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The Thin Blue Line Report Abuse
Try as he might, the blundering and hopelessly inept Inspector Fowler just can't get his act together, not when he's surrounded by a squadron of equally incompetent and sometimes overzealous police detectives. Nevertheless, his efforts at leadership make for a hilarious romp.
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Angel Report Abuse
this is one of the best spin off's, it had its own element while tackling more adult problems then Buffy, this show is not only hilarious but but defiantly a cult classic.
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The Lost Room Report Abuse
Syfy Mini-Series; The writing for this movie is amazingly gripping, an underworld of people trying to gain power from objects that deify physics, this is a brilliant watch. Peter Krause is thrown right in to the middle of it all, the way it all unfolds you will be glue to the screen.
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Six Feet Under Report Abuse
This is a must own series it is epic entertainment to watch all the characters change and grown this series and some of the messed up situations they get into.. very addictive, the writing of this show is excellent and the characters are very real. if you have seen it your missing out
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American Dad! Report Abuse
Return to Langley Falls for more flag-waving episodes of Seth MacFarlane's hit animated satire.
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Family Guy Report Abuse
follows the adventures of lovable oaf Peter Griffin, his loving wife, Lois a former Miss Teen Rhode Island who rules the roost but is one step away from a nervous breakdown, their kids: frumpy 17-year-old Meg, the family's punching bag; 13-year-old Chris, a kid who doesn't understand girls, much less the evil monkey who recently emerged from his closet; and 1-year-old Stewie, a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress; and rounding out the Griffin household is Brian, the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis and dumb blondes.
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Star Trek (TOS) Report Abuse
Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish it from the numerous sequels that have followed it, and also from the fictional universe that it created.
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Black Adder Report Abuse
This has to be the funniest, most scathing comedy series of all times. Rowan Atkinson, whose persona and looks change with each reincarnation. The famous Blackadder sneer and the insults fly like fleas from Baldrick's hair.
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House Report Abuse
A very unique approach to a medical drama. There's never been a medical drama done quite like this before. How can you not love the character House and Hugh Laurie plays him spectacularly.
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Eureka Report Abuse
this quirky sci-fi series kicks off with stranded U.S. Marshal Jack Carter wandering into a remote town populated by geniuses heading the research of government secrets and bizarre mysteries. The creative and sometimes wacky science they use as plot devices make this show unique, fun, and often times a little over the top.
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Let Them Eat Cake Report Abuse
Great work by Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders set during the reign of Louis XVI pretty funny, a bit perverted.. extremely satire. its awesome
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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Report Abuse
This spoof TV series is an unearthed 80's horror TV show, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.
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