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Favorite TV shows

A Listmania! list by Jason Bean (Iowa City, IA)
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The list author says: "Television shows have sort of become the standard for entertainment. Here's a few of my favorites (in no particular order...all of these are great shows for different reasons!)"
Breaking Bad: Season 1
1.  Breaking Bad: Season 1 DVD ~ Bryan Cranston
The list author says:
  "Original and incredibly engaging, Breaking Bad takes an extreme premise and mixes in action, character development and unpredictability. This show, about a straight-laced teacher discovering his calling in the drug-trade functions as a morality tale about actions and consequences as well as being an entertaining crime-story."
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 1
2.  Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 1 DVD ~ Vic Mignogna
The list author says:
  "While the original Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the greatest anime's around, this remake/reworking is just as good (if not better). Taking a more plot-driven approach, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood not only appeals to anime fans and fans of the original show, but anoyone who likes complex plots and characters."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

Homeland: Season 1
3.  Homeland: Season 1 DVD ~ Claire Danes
The list author says:
  "'Homeland' is like '24' as a character-drama....which means it's ten-times better (and more intelligent) than any espionage-thriller on TV. Great performances by Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin (along with the rest of the strong cast) as well as 'Homeland's unpredictable nature make this a must-see show!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,402 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Game of Thrones: Season 1
4.  Game of Thrones: Season 1 DVD ~ Harry Lloyd
The list author says:
  "While based on George RR Martin's 'Song of Ice and Fire' book series, 'Game of Thrones' carves out it's own identity and sets a new standard for fantasy-Television! A pitch-perfect cast, amazing set-pieces, and knock-out battle scenes make 'Game of Thrones' one of the best shows on TV!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,110 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Sherlock: Season 1
5.  Sherlock: Season 1 DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
The list author says:
  "This updating of the classic Conan-Doyle characters not only surpasses any other modern-day adaption, 'Sherlock' is easily the best procedural-thriller on TV! Great characters mixing thrills and humor, this show is a must see!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,914 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Mad Men: Season 1
6.  Mad Men: Season 1 DVD ~ Jon Hamm
The list author says:
  "While it's not always perfect I really cannot think of another show that entertains on so many levels. Proving that you don't need special effects and action for great characters and unpredictable stories Mad Men is a masterpiece of period-drama!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series
7.  Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD ~ Matt Smith
The list author says:
  "I was never a huge fan of the original 60's TV show, but this reboot/continuation of Doctor Who is the most exciting and imaginative sci-fi show on television."
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Archer: Season 1
8.  Archer: Season 1 DVD ~ H. Jon Benjamin
The list author says:
  "One of the best adult-animated shows to come out was actually on FX and NOT adultswim. Using espionage parody as a spring-board, Archer features hilariously flawed, and memorable characters with more quotable one-liners than any other show I've seen!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (425 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

MI-5, Volume 4
9.  MI-5, Volume 4 DVD ~ Rupert Penry-Jones
The list author says:
  "Called 'Spooks' in the UK, MI-5 is espionage/thriller television at it's best and keeps getting better! Taking complex, but relatable characters and pitting them against scarily believable situations, MI-5 holds your attention and makes american shows like 24 and Alias look cartoonish."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Ghost Adventures: Season 1
10.  Ghost Adventures: Season 1 DVD ~ Ghost Adventures
The list author says:
  "While I'm still a bit skeptical about the supernatural, Ghost Adventures is easily the most provacative and entertaining ghost-hunting show on TV (surpassing Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State)."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1 (Collector's Edition)
11.  Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1 (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Zach Tyler
The list author says:
  "Forget the movie. Avatar: The Last Airbender is easily my favorite animated show on television mixing action, fantasy, a REAL sense of wonder and terrific heroic characters. They just don't make shows like this anymore (animated or otherwise)....."
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The Tudors: The Complete Series
12.  The Tudors: The Complete Series DVD ~ Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The list author says:
  "Mixing religous and sexual politics, 'The Tudors' is an engaging and colorful period-drama. More than a few liberties were taken with historical details, and it may be hard to find a likeable character but the show's so entertaining you wont care."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (410 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Chuck: Season 1
13.  Chuck: Season 1 DVD ~ Zachary Levi
The list author says:
  "As much as I like the Big-Bang Theory, Chuck is geek-fantasy at it's best. I've never seen a show that mixes james-bond style espionage with pop-culture/videogame references and does it well!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Samurai Jack - Season 3
14.  Samurai Jack - Season 3 DVD ~ Phil LaMarr
The list author says:
  "Samurai Jack is one of those rare creatures that manages to be so many things at once. Using simple but stylish animation and (most of the time) little dialogue to tell stories, Samurai Jack is must viewing for anyone looking for sometHing 'unique' in their animated entertainment."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series
15.  Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series DVD ~ Jeremy Brett
The list author says:
  "I don't think anyone will ever come as close to playing Sherlock Holmes the way Jeremy Brett did. This outstanding period/mystery series is as entertaining now as it was almost 30 years ago and a must for Sherlock Holmes fans!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Justified: Season 1
16.  Justified: Season 1 DVD ~ Timothy Olyphant
The list author says:
  "While keeping the suspense and action of other popular crime shows like the Shield and Sons of Anarchy, Justified uses sharp dialogue to move it's stories around and has an unpredictable nature about it making it a must-see show! Timothy Olyphant gives his best performance to date as the laid-back but quick-drawing U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,412 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Torchwood: Children of Earth
17.  Torchwood: Children of Earth DVD ~ John Barrowman
The list author says:
  "Despite being a spin-off, not even Doctor Who reached the heights of suspense in this third season of Torchwood. While most of the series comes off like the X-Files, Children of the Earth manages to put an adult spin on things that makes it unique (and sometimes shockingly believeable)."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sleeper Cell - American Terror - The Complete Second Season
18.  Sleeper Cell - American Terror - The Complete Second Season DVD ~ Michael Ealy
The list author says:
  "While I liked the show 24, I don't think it quite reached the levels of suspense captured in Sleeper Cell. With a more open-minded view on religions and plausible terror scenario's Sleeper Cell is a must-see for espionage/thriller fans!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Spectacular Spider-Man: Season 1
19.  The Spectacular Spider-Man: Season 1 DVD ~ Josh Keaton
The list author says:
  "The Spectacular Spiderman animated series not only surpases the movies but manages to take elements from the original Spiderman comic book and create a superhero series that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Good animation too!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Wire: Season 1
20.  The Wire: Season 1 DVD ~ Dominic West
The list author says:
  "While almost TOO grim for my taste, The Wire is easily the most authentic crime show on television. It's rarely fun to watch but it engages you on a level no other TV series can. The Wire also has my favorite cast in television history!"
$25.83   Used & New from: $22.02
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