Every year, the best producers work very hard to bring new and exciting TV series.
They’re trying to get the most precious prize for a producer… our attention.
I’ll show you 25 amazing TV series that might win your affection:
The IT crowd
Main Cast: Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry.
Moss and Roy are two computer experts that work for Reynholm industries.
They work in the basement without sunlight and away from people.
Then Jen starts working as their supervisor even though she doesn’t understand computers.
They always find themselves in the weirdest situations.
Year: 2014- present. The sixth and final season will broadcast in 2020.
Creators: Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky.
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, T. J. Miller, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross.
The main character, Richard Hendrix, has created a superior compression algorithm. And with the help of his friends, he creates the company called Pied Piper in Silicon Valley.
They are gifted programmers but lack business experience.
And this leads to a serious of mistakes which put their startup at risk multiple times.
The Big Bang Theory
Year: 2007-2019 on CBS
Cast: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik.
It’s one of the most successful comedy series created by Chuck Lorrie and Bill Prady.
Two roommates Leonard and Sheldon are physicists who work at Caltech.
They’re accomplished on their careers but struggle with basic social situations.
Then a beautiful waiter/aspiring actress, Penny, moved into the apartment across from theirs.
Penny quickly becomes part of their group which also includes the engineer Howard Wolowitz, and Astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali.
Year: 2013-2018 (Fox), 2019 (NBC)
After Fox canceled this show, the Social Media exploded. #Savebrooklyn99 began trending, fans petitioned to save the show, even celebrities like Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro asked other networks to pick up the show.
One day after, NBC saves the show. And it was a great decision because they saw higher ratings on season 6.
Creators: Dan Goor and Michael Schur.
Cast: Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller.
This show has a group of funny and diverse characters:
Detective Jake Peralta is a competent cop which has more arrests than his colleagues but he doesn’t like to follow rules.
As Seargent Terry Jeffords says on the first episode:
“Jacob Peralta is my best Detective. He likes putting away bad guys and he loves solving puzzles. The only puzzle he hasn’t solved is how to grow up.”
Raymond Holt is the new captain who loves rules, solving crimes and helping his team.
Another competent detective is Amy Santiago. She grew up with seven brothers and is very competitive.
Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) doesn’t like action because he has twin girls and he can’t imagine not seeing them grow up.
Detective Charles Boyle isn’t very brilliant, but he works harder than anyone else.
Rosa Diaz is tough, and no one dares to mess with her.
Gina Linetti is the civilian office manager who always gets involved in everyone’s business.
This show is more than some detectives solving cases. They care for each other and they’re like a family.
Year: 1989-present, on Fox.
Creator: Matt Groening
Main Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer.
After 30 seasons and going, The Simpsons were able to stay relevant and hilarious.
The Office (US)
Year: 2005-2013 on NBC
Creator: Greg Daniels
Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Kevin Malone, Ed Helms.
It is an adaptation of the original BBC series with the same name. The series is a mockumentary on a group of Office workers.
It mainly involves around Michael Scott, the boss who lacks in every skill, Jim Halpert is the office’s “funny guy”, Dwight Schrute is a competent salesman, and Pam Beesly, the uncomfortable receptionist.
Creators: David Crane and Marta Kauffman
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer.
It follows the personal and professional lives of 6 friends living in Manhattan.
Over the course of 10 years, they go through career issues, relationships, drama, and comedy.
Time: 8 September 2018 (season 1). The second season will return on Netflix during September/October 2019.
Cast: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti, Luca Padovan, John Stamos.
It’s based on the novel with the same name by Caroline Kepnes.
A seemingly charming bookstore manager meets a beautiful aspiring writer.
By using Social Media he finds information which helps him get close to her.
And he makes sure to remove every obstacle in his way.
Year: 2008-2013 (AMC)
Creator: Vince Gilligan
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk.
The main character, Walter White, is an ordinary chemistry teacher who also works at a car wash to make enough money for the family. But one day he collapses and is given a terrible diagnosis, stage-3 inoperable lung cancer.
Walter along with his student Jesse Pinkman join the world of crime and sell methamphetamine to make as much money as possible for his family before he dies.
Cast: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Maurice Compte, Paulina Gaitan, Alberto Ammann, Damian Alcazar, Francisco Denis.
Two DEA agents help the Columbian government track and catch Pablo Escobar.
Escobar was making millions of dollars every week which made it extremely hard to put him in prison or even get close to him.
The third season is focused on taking down the Cali Cartel.
This TV series was a huge success for Netflix.
Year: 1999-2007 on HBO.
Creator: David Chase
Cast: James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Silvio Dante, Dominic Chianese.
Tony Soprano is the boss of the New Jersey mob. He deals with many personal and professional issues which affect his mental state.
He seeks a psychiatrist’s help while keeping his therapy a secret from his mob.
The Sopranos is often considered as one of the greatest TV series of all time. It won the Peabody awards for its first two seasons, 21 Emmy awards and five Golden Globes.
Time: 2019 on HBO
Creator: Craig Mazin
Main Cast: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Jessie Buckley.
It tells the story of the 1986 nuclear accident. Brave men and women try to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster.
The series received six Emmy nominations.
Year: It debuted on USA network in 2015. The fourth and final season will premiere on this fall.
Cast: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrom, B. D. Wong.
Elliot Anderson is a young man living in New York City.
He works for cybersecurity company Allsafe during the day and a vigilante hacker by night.
He struggles with social anxiety, clinical depression, and paranoia.
A mysterious group called fsociety recruits him to hack Evil Corp.
A company which was responsible for the death of his father and 25 other employees.
At the same time, Evil Corp is the biggest client for Allsafe.
House of Cards
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Derek Cecil, Boris McGiver, Jayne Atkinson.
Netflix took a huge gamble with this show because they spent more than $100 million for the first two seasons. But it paid off because the House of Cards turned out to be a huge success.
It is a political thriller created by Beau Willimon.
U. S Rep. Francis Underwood is promised the Secretary of State position by the elect-President.
But when he doesn’t keep his word, Frenk starts a ruthless covert campaign to sabotage his Presidency.
I personally have no clue about U. S politics nor politics in general but I really liked this series.
Year: 2004-2012 on Fox
Creators: Paul Attanasio and David Shore
Main Cast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison, Peter Jacobson, Olivia Wilde.
The main character is Dr. Gregory House, an unlikeable medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
House often argues with other physicians because many of his hypotheses about the patient’s illnesses are based on subtle or controversial insights.
Year: 2007-2015 on AMC
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Cast: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elizabeth Moss, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser.
The series is set in the ’60s at the fictional Sterling Cooper Ad agency in New York.
The plot focuses on the day-to-day business of the Ad agencies and on the personal lives of the characters and social events in the US.
It received 16 Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes.
Year: 2010 – present
Creators: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Rupert Graves.
A modernized version of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
John Watson was an army doctor before he got wounded in Afghanistan.
He lives in London with Sherlock Holmes, a brilliant but eccentric private detective. Together they solve bizarre, murder mysteries.
Games of Thrones
Year: 2011-2019 (HBO)
Creators: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey.
It is based on the best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George Martin.
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical land of Westeros. As conflict erupts in the kingdom, an ancient enemy awakens to threaten them all.
Time: January 25, 2016. The first 3 seasons were on Fox then it was canceled.
Again the fans weren’t happy at all with this decision.
Fortunately, Netflix saves the show, produced the fourth season and will release the fifth and final season on 2020.
Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia.
The lord of hell gets tired of ruling the underworld and takes a vacation in Los Angeles where he opens a nightclub.
His closest friend is Mazikeen.
He meets the detective Chloe Becker and then he works as a consultant for the LAPD.
This gives him the opportunity to do what he does best, punish the guilty people.
Year: 2016-Present on Netflix
Creators: Duffer Brothers
Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin.
The series takes place in a small Indiana town in 1983.
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
The Walking dead
Time: October 31, 2010 – Present on AMC
Creator: Frank Darabont
It’s a horror drama series based on the comic book series with the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
The main character Rick Grimes wakes up after being in a coma for a long time. And he finds himself in a Zombie Apocalypse.
While searching for his family he meets other survivors and becomes their leader.
Time: 1993-2002 and 2016-2018 (revival) on Fox
Creator: Chris Carter
Main Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi.
It follows the careers and personal lives of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Mulder believes in paranormal activity while Dana doesn’t. They both investigate strange and unexplained cases related to paranormal phenomena.
Star Trek: The Original Series
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
In the 23rd Century, Captain James Kirk with the crew of USS Enterprise explores the galaxy to meet new life forms on other planets and defend the United Federation of Planets (including Earth).
Even though this show was created in the 60s, it has fans all over the world.
Year: 2016 (First Season). 2018 (The Second Season). The third season will be released in 2020.
Creators: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins.
Westworld is a park populated by Androids also known as “hosts”. Visitors who can afford a ticket, known as “guests” can live without limits.
It’s one of the most viewed series on HBO.
Year: 2005 – present on The CW.
Creator: Eric Kripke
Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The story revolves around demon-hunting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester in search of their missing father. All three men hunt all kinds of supernatural creatures.
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