Netflix Top 25 in TV Shows
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In this critically acclaimed HBO series, mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, in a Golden Globe-winning role) dives into a complicated relationship when she falls for vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) in a world where the undead live openly and drink synthetic blood. As the couple's steamy courtship progresses, strange happenings occur in and around their small town of Bon Temps, La., that threaten Sookie and her loved ones."
Widely considered one of the finest-written dramas ever to appear on television, "The Wire" explores the personalities embroiled in Baltimore's underground drug trade. Each season focuses on a different aspect of this small American city grappling with its vices, from the longshoremen on the docks, to the cops, journalists and politicians who all have so much to lose. Dominic West and Lance Reddick anchor the expansive cast."
It's not easy running both a crime family and one's own family, but with the help of his secret shrink (Lorraine Bracco), New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) manages both -- though just barely -- in this darkly comedic and critically acclaimed crime series from HBO. Murder in the morning and dinner with the family at night are the order of the day for Tony, wife Camela (Edie Falco) and the rest of the extended Soprano clan."
HBO's raunchy skewering of the movie biz follows hot young actor Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) and the pals who trade on his celebrity status for perks, including best friend and manager Eric (Kevin Connolly), ne'er-do-well Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and C-list actor Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon). While Vincent copes with fame, razor-sharp agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) micromanages his escalating career and keeps the leeches in line."
It's 1876 -- the height of the gold strike -- and rebels and outlaws are drawn to Deadwood, a South Dakota town where everyone, including ex-marshal Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and infamous Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine), is out to make a name for themselves at whatever cost. Ian McShane (Sexy Beast) co-stars as foul-mouthed saloon owner Al Swearengen in HBO's award-winning, dramatic Western series."
Love, sex and more are examined through the eyes of writer and fashion lover Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in this New York City-set HBO series, which also follows the lives of Carrie's best friends, naïve Charlotte (Kristin Davis), type-A Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and vixen Samantha (Kim Cattrall). From off-and-on relationships to juggling careers to infidelity, the award-winning series inspired two motion pictures. Chris Noth co-stars."
Quarks fly when ultra-geeky Caltech physicists Sheldon and Leonard (Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki) discover that they have a new neighbor: Penny (Kaley Cuoco), a sexy actress who inspires the lads to try a relationship with something other than their particle accelerators. This science-savvy hit sitcom co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar as friends and fellow nerds who reveal they also have a thing or two to learn about the fairer sex."
This Emmy Award-winning mockumentary series about the day-to-day dramas of neurotic writer Larry David (played by real-life neurotic writer and "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David) seems like an open-and-shut case of art imitating life -- and it's got the celebrity cameos to prove it. Cheryl Hines co-stars as Larry's infinitely patient wife, with Jeff Garlin playing the part of Larry's best friend and longtime manager."