Addicted to Serial Input

Status: Updated and cleaned first-quarter-of-2020-mini-quick’n’dirty-version … the redux version is imminent, but a little late. Sorry.

Ok. Let’s make some (ordered and weighted) lists of my «junk» …

The Yardstick: Epic & Outstanding

  1. The Sopranos, USA 1999 – 2007, 86 episodes (HBO)
  2. Deadwood, USA 2004 – 2006, 36 episodes (HBO)
  3. Battlestar Galactica, USA 2004 – 2009, 75 episodes (Syfy)
  4. The Wire, USA 2002 – 2008, 60 episodes (HBO)
  5. Watchmen, USA 2019 – present, 9 episodes (HBO)
  6. The Shadow Line, UK 2011, 7 episodes (BBC)
  7. The End of the F***ing World, UK 2018, 16 episodes (Channel 4/▸Netflix)
  8. Luther, UK 2010 – present, 10 episodes (BBC)
  9. Legion, USA 2017 – 2019, 27 episodes (FX)
  10. Sons of Anarchy, USA 2008 – 2014, 92 episodes (FX/▸Netflix)
  11. Mayans MC, USA 2018 – present, 20 episodes (FX)
  12. Carnivàle, USA 2003 – 2005, 24 episodes (HBO)
  13. The Shield, USA 2002 – 2008, 88 episodes (FX)
  14. United States of Tara, USA 2009 – 2011, 36 episodes (Showtime)
  15. Better Call Saul, USA 2015 – present, 49 episodes (AMC/▸Netflix)
  16. Breaking Bad, USA 2008 – 2013, 62 episodes (AMC/▸Netflix)
  17. Dexter, USA 2006 – 2013, 96 episodes (Showtime)
  18. Black Books, UK 2000 – 2004, 18 episodes (Channel 4)
  19. Good Girls, USA 2018 – present, 31 episodes (NBC/▸Netflix)
  20. Magic City, USA 2012 – 2013, 16 episodes (Starz)

Spaceships, Aliens & Wormholes

  1. Battlestar Galactica, USA 2004 – 2009, 75 episodes (Syfy)
  2. The Mandalorian, USA 2019, 8 episodes (Disney+)
  3. Firefly, USA 2002, 14 episodes (Fox)
  4. Farscape, Australia 1999 – 2003, 88 episodes (Sci-Fi Channel)
  5. Doctor Who, UK 2011 – present, 14 episodes (BBC)
  6. Caprica, USA 2010 – present, 9 episodes (Syfy)
  7. Space: Above and Beyond, USA 1995 – 1996, 24 episodes (Fox)
  8. Stargate Universe, Canada/USA 2009 – present, 40 episodes (Syfy)
  9. Star Trek: Deep Space 9, USA 1993 – 1999, 176 episodes (Paramount)
  10. Babylon 5, USA 1993 – 1998, 110 episodes (PTEN)
  11. Max Headroom, UK/USA 1987 – 1988, 14 episodes (Channel 4/ABC)
  12. Stargate Atlantis, Canada/USA 2004 – 2009, 100 episodes (Syfy)
  13. Stargate SG1, Canada/USA 1997 – 2007, 214 episodes (Syfy)

La Famiglia

  1. Family Business, FR 2019, 6 episodes (▸Netflix)
  2. Atypical, USA 2017 – present, 28 episodes (▸Netflix)
  3. Grace and Frankie, USA 2015 – present, 65 episodes (▸Netflix)
  4. Good Girls, USA 2018 – present, 31 episodes (NBC/▸Netflix)
  5. Dead to Me, USA 2019 – present, 20 episodes (▸Netflix)
  6. Modern Family, USA 2009 – 2020, 241 episodes (ABC/▸Netflix)
  7. Life in Pieces, USA 2015 – 2019, 79 episodes (CBS)
  8. Parenthood, USA 2010 – 2015, 103 episodes (NBC)
  9. One Day at a Time, USA 2017 – present, 43 episodes (Netflix)

LOL

  1. Curb Your Enthusiasm, USA 2000 – 2011, 80 episodes (HBO)
  2. Black Books, UK 2000 – 2004, 18 episodes (Channel 4)
  3. My Name Is Earl, USA 2005 – 2009, 96 episodes (NBC)
  4. Seinfeld, USA 1989 – 1998, 180 episodes (NBC)
  5. Community, USA 2009 – 2012, 71 episodes (NBC)
  6. Little Mosque On The Prairie, Canada 2007 – present, 90 episodes (CBC)
  7. Friends, USA 1994 – 2004, 236 episodes (NBC)
  8. Episodes, USA 2011, 16 episodes (Showtime/BBC)
  9. Arrested Development, USA 2003 – 2006, 53 episodes (Fox)
  10. Suburgatory, USA 2011 – 2012, 24 episodes (ABC)
  11. M*A*S*H, USA 1972 – 1983, 256 episodes (CBS) [completed]
  12. The IT Crowd, UK 2006 – 2010, 24 episodes (Channel 4)
  13. Spaced, UK 1999 – 2001, 14 episodes (Channel 4)
  14. Malcolm in the Middle, USA 2000 – 2006, 151 episodes (Fox)
  15. Parker Lewis, USA 1990 – 1993, 73 episodes (Fox)

Stand Up

  1. Hasan Minhaj – Homecoming King, USA 2017 (Netflix)
  2. Trevor Noah – Afraid of the Dark, USA 2017 (Netflix)
  3. Vir Das – Abroad Understanding, USA 2017 (Netflix)
  4. Ahmed Ahmed – Just Like Us, USA 2010 (Netflix)
  5. Colin Quinn – The New York Story, USA 2016 (Netflix)
  6. Maz Jobrani – I’m Not A Terrorist, USA 2015 (Netflix)
  7. Sarah Silverman – A Speck of Dust, USA 2017 (Netflix)

Board Of Education

  1. Boston Public, USA 2000 – 2004, 81 episodes (Fox)
  2. Picket Fences, USA 1992 – 1996, 87 episodes (CBS)
  3. Freaks and Geeks, USA 1999 – 2000, 18 episodes (NBC)
  4. Community, USA 2009 – 2012, 71 episodes (NBC)
  5. Glee, USA 2009 – 2012, 66 episodes (Fox)
  6. The Newsroom, USA 2012, 10 episodes (HBO)

Extramundane & Supernatural

  1. The Prisoner (2009), USA/UK/Australia 2009, 6 episodes (AMC)
  2. The Twilight Zone, USA 1959 – 1964, 156 episodes (CBS)
  3. Misfits, UK 2009 – 2012, 21 episodes (E4)
  4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, USA 1955 – 1965, 363 episodes (CBS/NBC)
  5. Heroes, USA 2006 – 2010, 77 episodes (NBC)
  6. The Walking Dead, USA 2010 – present, 19 episodes (AMC)
  7. No Ordinary Family, USA 2010 – 2011, 20 episodes (ABC)
  8. True Blood, USA 2008 – 2012, 60 episodes (HBO)
  9. Fringe, USA 2008 – 2012, 87 episodes (Fox)
  10. Grimm, USA 2011 – present, 26 episodes (NBC)
  11. American Horror Story, USA 2011 – present, 12 episodes (FX)
  12. Twin Peaks, USA 1990 – 1991, 30 episodes (ABC)
  13. Touch, USA 2012 – 2012, 13 episodes (Fox)
  14. The X-Files, USA 1993 – 2002, 202 episodes (Fox)
  15. Being Human, UK 2009 – 2010, 28 episodes (BBC)

Crimes, Cops, Spies & Punishment

  1. The Wire, USA 2002 – 2008, 60 episodes (HBO)
  2. The Shadow Line, UK 2011, 7 episodes (BBC)
  3. Luther, UK 2010 – 2019, 20 episodes (BBC)
  4. The Shield, USA 2002 – 2008, 88 episodes (FX)
  5. Sons of Anarchy, USA 2008 – 2014, 92 episodes (FX/▸Netflix)
  6. Mayans MC, USA 2018 – present, 20 episodes (FX)
  7. Better Call Saul, USA 2015 – present, 49 episodes (AMC)
  8. Breaking Bad, USA 2008 – present, 46 episodes (AMC)
  9. Dexter, USA 2006 – 2013, 96 episodes (Showtime)
  10. Justified, USA 2010 – 2012, 39 episodes (FX)
  11. The Closer, USA 2005 – 2012, 109 episodes (TNT)
  12. Major Crimes, USA 2012 – 2018, 105 episodes (TNT)
  13. Bosch, USA 2014 – present, 60 episodes (Amazon)
  14. Good Girls, USA 2018 – present, 31 episodes (NBC/▸Netflix)
  15. Dead to Me, USA 2019 – present, 20 episodes (▸Netflix)
  16. Longmire, USA 2012 – 2017, 63 episodes (A&E/Netflix)
  17. Lie To Me, USA 2009 – 2011, 48 episodes (Fox)
  18. NYC 22, USA 2012, 13 episodes (CBS)
  19. Sherlock, UK 2010 – 2012, 6 episodes (BBC)
  20. Terriers, USA 2010, 13 episodes (HBO)
  21. The Mentalist, USA 2008 – 2012, 94 episodes (CBS)
  22. The Prisoner, UK 1967 – 1968, 17 episodes (ITV)
  23. The District, USA 2000 – 2004, 89 episodes (CBS)
  24. Third Watch, USA 1999 – 2005, 132 episodes (NBC)
  25. Human Target, USA 2010 – 2011, 25 episodes (Fox)
  26. Chuck, USA 2007 – 2012, 91 episodes (NBC)
  27. Burn Notice, USA 2007 – present, 90+1 episodes (Fox)
  28. The Protector, USA 2011, 13 episodes (ABC)
  29. The Chicago Code, USA 2011, 13 episodes (Fox)
  30. Detroit 187, USA 2010 – 2011, 18 episodes (ABC)

The Squares & The Weirdos

  1. Legion, USA 2017 – 2019, 27 episodes (FX)
  2. United States of Tara, USA 2009 – 2011, 36 episodes (Showtime)
  3. Hung, USA 2009 – 2011, 30 episodes (HBO)
  4. nip/tuck, USA 2003 – 2010, 100 episodes (FX)

Superheroes, Super Villains and other Comic Book Characters

  1. Legion, USA 2017 – 2019, 27 episodes (FX)
  2. Watchmen, USA 2019 – present, 9 episodes (HBO)
  3. Preacher, USA 2016 – 2019, 43 episodes (AMC)
  4. The Punisher
  5. Doom Patrol
  6. Umbrella Academy
  7. Luke Cage
  8. Daredevil
  9. Jessica Jones
  10. Swamp Thing
  11. Gotham
  12. Teen Titans
  13. The Boyz
  14. Batwoman
  15. Arrow
  16. Superwoman
  17. The Flash

Noted: Waiting To Be Watched (or not)