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Best TV Shows of all time

I love TV shows and if fact I’ve tried collecting some of my favorites TV shows on DVD in the past but it eventually get quite expensive and I had to abandon that collection. Nowadays I love watching new shows on Netflix, so every now and then I like to go back and watch some of my favorites again as I can’t get enough of them. Below are the shows that make it into my personal Top10, so take a look:

Favorite TV Shows:

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful is a television series that is developed by John Logan and I would consider it a perfect mix of psychological thriller, romance and horror. As the series’ main plot involves a centuries-old conflict between good and evil, it is a faithful adaptation of the Victorian Gothic literature.

In a crime-ridden, poor metropolis, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), a sharpshooter from the United States, seeks vengeance and soon forms an uneasy alliance with Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton). The main character of the show is Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), who possesses the ability to communicate with spirits.

Sherlock

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock is a British television crime drama that is based on the characters and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the eponymous detective, alongside Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson in a modern adaptation.

John Watson, a retired Army doctor, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan and Sherlock, a consulting detective and expert in the field of forensic science. If you are looking for a fast-paced show, with a science twist, this one is a great choice.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Agatha Christie’s Poirot is a British mystery television series starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective known for his eccentric, yet deductive, manner as well as his signature catchphrase “I’m afraid so”.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV Series was one of the most successful TV detective series and was based upon her work featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, whom Christie based on her own father. These stories that have made her famous were written over the course of decades, between 1916 and 1975.

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom that premiered in September 2007 and has become one of the most successful shows on TV. The show is centered on a group of five characters who live in Pasadena, California. Roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall, and Leonard and Sheldon’s friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Set in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, where the sun is hot, the gambling is fast and the crimes are even faster. Starting with a crime and concluding with a criminal trial, CSI: Las Vegas puts a whole new spin on crime dramas. While other shows examine the motives of criminals, CSI: Las Vegas looks at the methods, from the forensics to the autopsy. Each episode features a new murder, over which the CSI team must work their magic. Some are straightforward whodunits, while others are more complex and may feature long subplots.

Hannibal

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Monk

Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

Orange Is the New Black

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Scorpion

An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.

The Strain

Ever since the series first aired, “The Strain” has been one of the most talked about shows on television. The Strain is a TV show based on a series of novels written by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro about a team of CDC scientists investigating a viral outbreak of a virus that turns people into vampires and is transmitted by blood.
The CDC team has discovered that the virus is a strain that is transmitted by feeding on humans, and as the team investigates the outbreak, they learn more about the virus and the nature of its transmission. The team consists of Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, the head of the CDC in New York City who is in charge of the investigation, Dr. Nora Martinez, a member of the team who is a former lover of Eph’s, and Dr. Abraham Setrakian, a Holocaust survivor..

Honorable Mentions:

The Blacklist

The Blacklist is a high profile action-drama series that was created by Jon Bokenkamp. The show follows the exploits of a criminal mastermind turned informant named Raymond Reddington (played by James Spader) and Megan Boone Elizabeth Keen as they work together to catch and confront the world’s most wanted criminals.
Raymont offers to give the FBI information on a number of different criminals and terrorist organizations in exchange for immunity from prosecution for his activities known and unknown. I consider The Blacklist an especially intriguing show because it has an original plotline as well as some science fiction elements and mixes in plenty of drama and action.

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