What are the best TV series?

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    #1The Sopranos

    The Sopranos

    The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. It follows New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, who deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business.

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    Anthony Carroll
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The best tv show of all time. Nothing else comes close. You have to watch from episode 1 all the way to the end. It helps you see the full impact."
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    #2Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series produced by the HBO cable network. It is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin. The show has 38 Emmy wins and 110 Emmy nominations. 

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    Jesse Butler
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I had heard all the people talking about this show years ago. First it was the books. "Oh, you have GOT to read these!" I kept putting it off and putting it off. Over Christmas I watched season one. Suddenly season one was finished and I had to see what happens next, so I bought season two. Before I knew it season two was almost over. So I just went and bought the whole set, everything currently available. This isn't just one story. Its several stories all wrapped around each other and whether you intend to or not, you get caught up in them. Each hour-long episode is the fastest hour of your life - they just fly by. Its a fascinating story. I'm not one to watch what everyone else is watching, but this one is as good as everyone says. You'll get hooked, too"
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    #3Narcos

    Narcos

    Narcos is a Netflix original series which the gripping real-life story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who became a billionaire for the production and distribution of cocaine. Its season four is a reset of season one titled Narcos: Mexico. 

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    Thomas Rice
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I have had the idea to watch Narcos one of these days. I have to be picky about what Netflix produced shows I catch as when they're good, it's almost impossible to put them down, but when they miss the mark, it's almost embarrassing. That being said this show seems to really have it as it's still going and if I'm not mistaken still has quite the following. It's certainly on my list of things to check out."
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    #4The Wire

    The Wire

    The Wire is an American crime drama television series created by former police reporter David Simon. It takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, and follows the drug scene in the city from the eyes of the drug dealers and law enforcement.

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    Shaurya Jhadav
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Considered by many to be one of the best show ever made. I've watched the full series about three times now. The writing is great and the characters are memorable."
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    #5Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under is a hit HBO series that takes a darkly comic look at a dysfunctional family that runs a funeral business in Los Angeles. This American comedy stars Peter Krause as Nate Fisher who takes over the family business after his father's death.

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    Peter McDonald
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Six Feet Under is written by Alan Ball, creator of the movie American Beauty and television show True Blood; Ball has received both the Academy Award and Emmy award for his work. Six Feet Under stars Michael C. Hall as the director of a family run funeral home. Each episode begins with a death that is then used to reveal the successes and failures of everyday life."
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    #6The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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    Megan Arnold
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I first read The Handmaid's Tale around the time it was published in 1986. I was just 22, a sheltered young thing. I recall wondering what everyone was raving about, since only the top story layer of the book connected for me."
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    #7House of Cards

    House of Cards

    House of Cards is a political drama series set in present-day Washington. It tells the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Congressman who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, creates a plan to attain power. 

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    Virginia Hawkins
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I think this is a great show. Very engaging and constantly surprising. It is a tv show that makes me want to watch. I think it is the best tv series on now. "
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    #8Westworld

    Westworld
    Westworld is an ongoing sci-fi drama series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris. Produced by HBO, the first season of the series premiered in 2016.
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    Danielle Harrison
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you have time to burn, Westworld is worth a watch, this even has X-Men's Cyclops himself, James Marsden in this, which is a huge bonus. A well done thriller, well worth watching. Can't go wrong with HBO and a main member of the X-Men."
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    #9Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black, also known as OITNB, is a comedy-drama series released in 2013 which revolves around Piper Chapman, a woman who is sentenced to 15 months in a fictional women's federal prison.

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    Arthur Davidson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "With all the hub bub over Orange is the New Black, I thought I'd give it a shot. Waste of time, highly predictable plots and what they consider humor was lacking in one key area, HUMOR, it had nothing I found even remotely funny."
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    #10Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders is a British TV drama that tells the story of the Peaky Binders crime gang, set in Birmingham during the aftermath of the First World War. The show centers on the fight of this criminal gang against the police.

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    Harry Stewart
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Was a bit put off by the review then I noticed the issues are with US blu-ray players. I got my box set last week and have been binge watching these since. Amazing show so far, I didn't think I would be that into it but I guess I was wrong. Probably one of the best TV shows I've seen and maybe the best by the time I finish watching it."
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    #11The Crown

    The Crown

    The Crown is a Netflix original series wherein we discover Britain's royal family's romances, political rivalries, personal intrigues, and events that shaped the world during the 20th century. It is, particularly about Queen Elizabeth II.

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    George Obrien
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I must say The Crown is a good but not great show. The TV world is a very competitive business now. Witch such great shows as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, etc, It's hard to compete. I enjoy The Crown, but I think the story line could be a little more interesting. All and all It's good but not great. "
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    #12The West Wing

    The West Wing

    The West Wing is a TV show that starts when the erudite Democrat Josiah "Jed" Bartlet is elected U.S. president. He places confidants from his electoral campaigns in the White House and each of them play a significant role in the Washington power game. We follow these people through many political battles, as well as some personal ones. The West Wing has 26 Emmy wins and 95 Emmy nominations.

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    Parakram Patil
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The West Wing is fantastic. I've re watched it about 5 times so far and I haven't gotten tired of it. The characters are like old friends and the writing is some of the best that you're going to find on TV before or since. It runs the risk of being outdated due to the political nature of the story, however, The writing is done in such a way that the situations are mostly timeless."
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    #13Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror series set in the 80s and starring a group of kids who will try to find their missing friend in a town where the supernatural and the strange reign hand in hand. The show is created by the Duffer Brothers.

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    Crystal Gutierrez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Super video to enjoy"
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    #1424

    24

    24 is an action and thriller TV series that aired for nine seasons. It follows the day-to-day adventures of Jack Bauer, a counterterrorism agent who deals with extreme missions for 24 hours.

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    Sophia Dai
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The TV show 24 seems nearly impossible. A full season showing just 24 hours of a day? Well, I tuned in, and I was hooked before the first half hour was over. I am looking forward to catching up with all the seasons now! "
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    #15GLOW

    GLOW

    GLOW is a Netflix original series starring Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder who finds an unexpected chance at stardom after entering the world of women's wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. 

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    Joshua Chavez
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "As someone who used to watch TV wrestling as a child, I was quick to pick up on the witty comedy in GLOW. The cast is excellent. Once again Netflix has hit gold with another great TV series."
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    #16American Horror Story

    American Horror Story

    American Horror Story is a seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, and a sinister farmhouse.

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    Tony Jin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "My nephew was coming over for the weekend so I wanted to plan something fun for him to do. I know he loves watching TV, so I decided to search for the best TV series so I could download him something to watch. I stumbled upon "American Horror Story" and was completely blown away. Both my nephew and I loved everything about it. The storyline and the character development were both top notch."
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    #17ER

    ER

    ER is a TV show that explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. It has 23 Emmy wins and 124 Emmy nominations.

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    Russell Day
    Written on March 30, 2018
    " Almost as a documentary, EA focuses on the inner functioning of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by doctors and emergency room staff overloaded. Its triling to watch and really capture your attention and you can actually learn a lot of things from it."
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    #18Frasier

    Frasier

    Frasier is a TV show that focuses on Dr. Frasier Crane, a successful Boston therapist who moves to Seattle to get a new start on life. He has a radio talk show, which he uses to help others, but at times he struggles with his own problems with his salt-of-the-earth father, his pretentious brother and his friends and co-workers. The show has 37 Emmy wins and 108 Emmy nominations.

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    Daniel Castro
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I am a huge TV/Movie buff. I have watched countless seriers from the 80's, 90's, etc. Frasier was one of the beset. Dr Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer, who is an amazing actor, is a great character that you will enjoy watching. His brother, played by David Hyde Pierce is fantastic as well. You will laugh, cry, and have a love and hate relationship with these two. Pick this up today."
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    #19Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer is a documentary that explores the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison due to a wrongful accusation. This series is written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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    David Carter
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Making a Murderer is the Netflix documentary series that caught the country by storm. It follows the story of Steven Avery and his battle against possibly crooked police in small town Wisconsin. If you haven't yet watch the series you are missing out. "
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    #20Death Note

    Death Note
    Death Note is Japanese animated series directed by Tetsurō Araki and animated by Madhouse. Before turning into an anime, Death Notes was originally a manga of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba.
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    Mark Owens
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is one of the best anime TV series out. Light Yagami is compelling as he struggles with his knew found power of death by pen."
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    #21Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues is the TV cop show that gave television viewers a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives at an urban police station. It has 26 Emmy wins and 98 Emmy nominations.

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    Betty Davis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I loved the show when it originally aired. It was ahead of its time with portrayal of police officers and detectives. Upon re-watching it on dvd, it seems a little slow and campy compared to current similar police dramas, but was fun to watch. "
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    #22This is Us

    This is Us

    This is Us is an American comedy and drama TV series created by Dan Fogelman that follows the lives of siblings Kate, Kevin, Randall, and their parents. It stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

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    George Aguilar
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is Us is one of the best tv series of all time. Debuted on NBC, this show about a man and his wife, who is having triplets, have just moved to Pittsburgh and Kevin is bored with is bachelor life style. Randall, a new your business man raising two daughters, his wife Beth, round out this group of seemingly random folks who's lives are inevitably bound together. "
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    #23Cheers

    Cheers

    Cheers is an American situational television series starring Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, and John Ratzenberger. It was created by James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles, and ran from 1982 to 1993.

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    Cynthia Grant
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Cheers holds a special place in my heart. It's honestly one of the funniest shows I have ever seen in my life. Top of the line humor."
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    #24Modern Family

    Modern Family

    Modern Family is a TV series that offers an honest, hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an open relationship with their three kids. Claire's dad, Jay, and his wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together. 

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    Sandra Jensen
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "modern family is a funny show. It has been around for a few years now. it is a great show to sit back and watch at the end of the day. "
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    #25Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil is a Netflix original series which follows Matt Murdock, an attorney by day and vigilante by night. Despite being blind, he uses his heightened senses to fight crime in New York during the night. 

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    Roger Freeman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Marvel is an action packed series that I have watched since the beginning. Producers have done a great job bringing this story to life. "
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    #2613 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is a Netflix original series that tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her death, a classmate finds a box with recordings made by her where she explains why she committed suicide.

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    Cynthia Pearson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I find this series (and the book that inspired it) disturbing, yet gripping. The characters are easy to relate to. The series does seem to romanticize suicide, so I think this is a program that suggestible teens should watch with someone who is more mature and can talk about some of these issues. It could open up a lot of discussions. "
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    #27Jessica Jones

    Jessica Jones
    Jessica Jones is a series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name that stars Jessica Jones, a private eye-former superhero that will try to trap its former abuser, a supervillain before he could hurt more people.
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    Alfredo del Ángel
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I don't think that a Marvel Comic series is the best TV series to be recommended. I would say that the general population leans towards more drama based programs and things that can be found on Netflix. Comic series are a niche of the population and I would not recommend it to the general public."
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    #28Sense8

    Sense8

    Sense8 is a science fiction Netflix original series created by Lana and Lilly released in 2015 which centers on eight strangers from different cultures around the globe who find themselves connected. 

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    Katherine Hudson
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Love, love, love this series! It's captivating and entertaining. It keeps you binge watching."
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    #29Ozark

    Ozark

    Ozark is a Netflix original series which centers on Marty Byrd who relocates his family to a summer resort community in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong to keep his family safe since he is indebted. 

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    Craig Allen
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Ozark is hilarious! I have family that grew up in the Ozarks, and the amount of sheer detail put into the setting is incredible. This was a blast to watch with my family. It's hilarious, it's dramatic, it's well-directed, even a little artistic. Jason Bateman is a stellar lead, and the plot will definitely leave you wanting more!"
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    #30Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop is an anime series that follows the story of the futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners that unravel their dark and mysterious past little by little.

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    Michael Stephens
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "While "best TV series" is a very broad question which can't be answered realistically without knowing anything about the preferences of the person that asks the question, I still think that recommending a 20 years old anime series is a bit strange. This is very much a niche product, and while personally I like the series very much, I'm not sure this is a very good solution."
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    #31A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events is a black-comedy drama starring the Baudelaires, three children that, after a tragic accident that killed their parents, are placed into the care of the strange and mischievious relative Count Olaf.

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    Carolyn Brown
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This series has a great cast. It definitely seems more fantasy like. I believe that grade school kids of all ages will enjoy this series. "
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    #32Altered Carbon

    Altered Carbon

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction TV show created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on Richard K. Morgan 2002 novel. The TV show is starred by Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs and James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft. It was premiered on Netflix on February 2, 2018.

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    Wayne Bishop
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Altered Carbon is a fine show, and I can't quite think of another way to put it. I didn't hate it as I watched, and I didn't love it either, I just sort of watched and it was fine. I didn't find much I'd call spectacular or peaking of interest. Frankly, for me, it was a forgettable watch that didn't offer much in the way of fresh or new takes on the sci-fi future based setting or detective genres it resides in. Watch if you want, but if you don't i wouldn't say you were missing anything."
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    #33Better Call Saul

    Better Call Saul

    Better Call Saul is a spin-off of the famous show, Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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    Stephen Newman
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "While not the best, Better Call Saul can be considered one of the best TV shows created. It has a slow start but later you realize that's how the show is supposed to be. It's all a build up to the legendary show, Breaking Bad. Watching the genius minds of Saul and Mike work is incredibly fascinating."
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    #34Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a sitcom that follows a 29-year-old woman as she adjusts to life in actual New York after her rescue from a doomsday cult that held her for 15 years.

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    Matthew Lawson
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The funniest shows in his come out on TV in a long time. It's arefreshing take on Modern Life."
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    #35Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad is a 2008 American drama series about a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, burdened with financial troubles and terminal cancer. White, out of desperation, made ends meet by turning his old RV into a meth lab. 

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    Julia Saume-Márquez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great series from beginning to end"
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    #36Gotham

    Gotham
    Gotham is a series that focuses on Jim Gordon, a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City. He must navigate dirty politics as he tackles the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, where he meets their young orphan, Bruce.
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    #37Heartland

    Heartland

    Heartland is a family drama television series which follows the story of sisters Amy and Lou Fleming, their grandfather Jack Bartlett and Ty Borden. This is the longest running one-hour Canadian TV show in history. 

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Best What are the best TV series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The SopranosTV Shows 50 Paid
2Game of ThronesTV Shows 50 Paid
3NarcosTV Shows 42 Paid
4The WireTV Shows 41 Paid
5Six Feet UnderTV Shows 39 Paid
6The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 39 Paid
7House of CardsTV Shows 38 Paid
8WestworldTV Shows 37 Paid
9Orange is the New BlackTV Shows 36 Paid
10Peaky BlindersTV Shows 35 Paid
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