Dramas
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Drama Series: 85

Orange Is The New Black

Premiered In: 2013 Status: Ongoing
3 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

This dark comedy follows the lives of several inmates inside a minimum security women's prison.

Person Of Interest

Premiered In: 2011 Status: Ended
5 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

When a computer genius designs software to predict crime, the US government uses it to find terrorists and other high profile crimes. However, the designer learns it can also predict common crimes, but the government doesn't care about those. So, he decides to take matters into his own hands and hires an off the grid, former black ops CIA agent to help him stop these, as well. On the run from the government, the team become a modern vigilante team.

Basically, this is a contemporary version of Batman. John Reese is the crime fighter, who avoids killing, can beat the crap out of anyone, has extreme combat training and seen a lot of death in his life. His boss is the computer genius with unlimited funds that keeps Reese employed, stopping crime, saving the world. Reese wears a suit, always a suit, instead of a cowl. The cops try to find him, but can never quite get there. He employs the help of crooked cops he ferrets out and people he has helped. He's a hero vigilante. The parallels are endless.

Prison Break

Premiered In: 2005 Status: Ended
4 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

The name of this series is a bit of a misnomer, since only the first season was about breaking out of prison. The next season was about staying out of prison, then the characters ended up back in prison, but this time in a foreign country, where they once again had to break out. It's more of an espionage thriller than an action drama, but very intense.

Red Widow

Premiered In: 2012 Status: Ended
1 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

The wife of a mobster is forced into taking over her husband's role in a criminal empire, in order to save the life of her family.

Rome

Premiered In: 2005 Status: Ended
2 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

This show chronicles the lives of two prominent generals and their families during the time of the Roman empire.

Shades Of Blue

Premiered In: 2016 Status: Ongoing
2 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

Jennifer Lopez plays a dirty cop trying to protect her family and crew from the FBI, who have caught her and are using her to take down her boss.

Sons Of Anarchy

Premiered In: 2008 Status: Ended
5 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

The Sons Of Anarchy is a fictional motorcycle club in California. They're gun runners, criminals and generally bad news. This is a gritty crime drama from the other side of the law.

Tales From The Riverbank

Premiered In: 1960 Status: Wish-List
5 Seasons, 30 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

This was another series I loved as a young child. It was quite unique. The show centered around Hammy Hamster and his friends. It featured human voices in sync with the actions of live animals, including elaborate props, such as houses and motorized boats. The stories were simple, as they followed the animals' daily lives, living on a river.

The Americans

Premiered In: 2013 Status: Ongoing
3 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

Set in the 80's, at the height of the Cold War, this spy drama focuses on the lives of two sleeper agents, working for the KGB, who are living "the American Dream" and secretly doing everything they can to subvert it for "the Motherland", Russia. They are married, have two kids and live in suburbia, while trying to keep their secret lives safe from everyone, including their children, their friends and the FBI counter-intelligence agent who lives directly across the street.

The Blacklist

Premiered In: 2013 Status: Ongoing
1 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
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Notes:

James Spader stars an an international terrorist who turns himself into the F.B.I. in order to help them bring down a list of the world's most notorious criminals.

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