At its core, The Simpsons is a perfect show because its characters are so richly developed that anything else in the world can be used for a joke. Between their daughter Brianna's , and the surprise return of Frank Randall, played brilliantly by actor Tobias Menzies, there's enough drama to keep. With two leads as charismatic and well-matched as Scully and Mulder, the show could delve deep into conspiracy theories, outlandish monsters, and larger questions about faith in a rapidly technological era, giving the show a much-needed flexibility. One of the pleasures of the new series is a cast, led by Kiernan Shipka, clearly having a ball, no one more than Michelle Gomez as the duplicitous Ms. Generations have grown up watching the series, delighting at the idiosyncratic main character and running scared from the various creatures he outwits.
This is a show about people trying to do their best, failing regularly, but occasionally getting results. But even beyond the obvious comedic prowess of the cast, Cheers endures because it's fundamentally about finding belonging and companionship, and being truly grateful for that opportunity. Add plot lines that were intense, sometimes fun, and many times thought-provoking, and you have a real hit. Jesse Schedeen Before The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and The Wire, there was Oz. Hall plays Dexter, a serial killer who kills other killers.
This list is a compilation of series that span decades, genres, and distribution platforms. These shows just had something special about them that transcended the normal hit series. It was fairly clear that no one was buying it, and the intrigue behind the con fell flat. This show truly brought us to a new world, and introduced us to characters that seemed believable but were still quite compelling to watch. It actually launched the careers of two of the more successful directors of the 90s and 200s, Henry Winkler and Ron Howard. Sharp and subversive comedies like Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation are fantastic to binge watch. It was a huge success in the U.
But getting there is a lot of creepy fun, with eerie foreshadowing, icky subtext, and admittedly some unnecessary subplots about drug trafficking. The show spared no expense in its sweeping depiction of the Roman Empire as it existed in the time of Julius Caesar. The later seasons lose steam, but when Dexter was great, it was one of the best shows on television. She can only survive by eating brains, and when she eats them, she can remember things about the corpse, which helps her solve one crime after another in this morbidly funny twist on some beloved television tropes. Sounds lame enough, but get this: The concept for the show came from a popular Twitter feed. Plus, if nothing else, the absolutely deserves to be immortalized in the television hall of fame. Simpson: American Crime Story or Netflix's Wormwood, the 10-episode tale's and occasionally zippy dialogue elevateÂ it above straight procedurals like last year's Manhunt: Unabomber.
The show initially turned heads because of its graphic depictions of sex and violence, but it won a legion of followers thanks to its depiction of the complicated, dangerous world of Oswald State Penitentiary. The show was packed to the brim with meta-textual nods to actors' former roles, while Ron Howard's narration served as both a much-needed reminder of past events and a vehicle for comedy in its own right — social media shorthand for times when a sadly clueless individual assuredly states something that's obviously not true. The show lasted four seasons, during which time reviews were very mixed. Watching Gadsby do the hard work made me feel braver. The simple premise follows the wacky nuclear family as they get themselves into and out of the most unbelievable of circumstances. Well how about a bit of diversity in the cast? This series is far less campy and ridiculous than the one about Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead, and goes more for outright scares, as various magic-using entities attempt to influence the half-mortal, half-witch Sabrina played by Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka. If you're wistful for the 1980s or, again, looking to show a young kid something horror-related that won't scare them much, The Real Ghostbusters is definitely the right choice.
All 19 episodes aired, but no one was surprised when it was canceled. Are you in the mood for some Chilling Adventures? Jesse Schedeen Alias will always deserve a place in pop culture history because it elevated the careers of both creator J. Front and centre are the leather-trewed, autistic-spectrum Swedish detective Saga Norén and her alternately amused and anguished Danish counterpart Martin Rohde: both outstanding performances from, respectively, Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia. He was famously so good at drawing the viewer's attention and sympathy that creator Vince Gilligan himself at how much the audience still identified with the meth-cooking super criminal near the end of the show. In many cases the series on our top 10 shows of all time were groundbreaking in one way or another. Or maybe you disagree with the order. But the result, mini-series Crisis in Six Scenes, was a critical and commercial failure, both for the burgeoning streaming service and the artist behind it.
How well has it aged? The show has a grand guignol sensibility that's outlandish and entertaining, but it still manages to be genuinely scary once in a while. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose and Rachel Griffiths, the cast, like every facet of this compelling production, oozed class. Despite their age, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick grasped this concept before YouTube had gained much traction. Spaced, in which , and channelled their own pop-cultural obsessions and witty observations to spin gold out of a well-used sitcom idea, is endlessly rewatchable. The creations are nearly impossible for most people to make at home because they require an astounding amount of artistic skill, but it's fascinating to watch McConnell work and her creepy companions are always a delight. Small Wonder 1985—1989 Tiffany Brissette as V.
As an openly bisexual woman, the concept of the show was identical to that of The Bachelor, only the competing individuals were both straight men and lesbian women. It's the story of a young, sensitive teenager who becomes infected with a homicidal demon that uses its powers to destroy other demons. When she's not wrapped up in the misadventures of her mummified cat and roadkill raccoon, she's making astounding treats modeled after ghoulish delights, like edible femurs and eerily haunted houses. Warren, Hagar Wilde, Cornell Woolrich Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle upon the death of Andy Griffith, David Wiegand pointed out that Sheriff Andy and the good folks of Mayberry, N. You're going to want to see what all the fuss is about. The perfect show for binge-watching before the concept existed.