My top 30 tv shows

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1. Cold Feet (1997– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The show follows the lives of 30-something couples Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen as they navigate love and life in Manchester.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, John Thomson, Hermione Norris

Votes: 3,603

2. Tales of the City (1993)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (Is A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 3,150

3. Tales of the City (2019– )

60 min | Drama

A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. "Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what Maupin coined a "logical family". It's no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett

Votes: 5,083

4. Nighty Night (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

While telling her husband he's dying, Jill sets her sights on the next door neighbour, Don. And torments his wife, who suffers from MS.

Stars: Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front, Ruth Jones

Votes: 2,175

5. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 114,413

6. Queer as Folk (1999–2000)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black

Votes: 5,484

7. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Pat and Margaret (1994)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her autobiography on television and meets, for the first time ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Don Henderson

Votes: 235

8. Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2020)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

Votes: 4,254

9. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 15,641

10. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 75,321

11. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 49,968

12. Catastrophe (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 13,999

13. The Big C (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

Stars: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 13,563

14. Gavin & Stacey (2007– )

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Romance

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones

Votes: 15,257

15. The Royle Family (1998–2012)

45 min | Comedy

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash

Votes: 5,946

16. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Horror

An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transgender taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Votes: 9,620

17. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 616,302

18. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985–1987)

30 min | Comedy

Sketch-based show starring Victoria Wood, Dame Julie Walters, and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs. Overall and a regular advice slot from ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston

Votes: 300

19. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 30,622

20. Line of Duty (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 25,860

21. Killing Eve (2018– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

Stars: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 61,779

22. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,813

only first few series

23. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, History, War

After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 553

24. Kath & Kim (2002–2007)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy

A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia.

Stars: Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Glenn Robbins, Peter Rowsthorn

Votes: 2,924

25. Luther (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 112,189

26. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 132,458

27. The Good Place (2016–2020)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden

Votes: 88,307

28. Psychoville (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did", which sends their lives into a downward spiral.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 5,964

29. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 88,236

30. Pose (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Stars: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel

Votes: 13,725



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