Addicted to Serial Input

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) [completed] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  2. Deadwood, USA 2004 – 2006, 36 episodes (HBO) [canceled] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  3. Battlestar Galactica, USA 2004 – 2009, 75 episodes (Syfy) [ended] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  4. The Wire, USA 2002 – 2008, 60 episodes (HBO) [completed] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  5. The Shadow Line, UK 2011, 7 episodes (BBC) [completed] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  6. Luther, UK 2010 – present, 10 episodes (BBC) [renewed] ★★★★★★★★★☆
  7. Sons of Anarchy, USA 2008 – present, 53 episodes (FX) [renewed] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  8. Carnivàle, USA 2003 – 2005, 24 episodes (HBO) [canceled] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  9. The Shield, USA 2002 – 2008, 88 episodes (FX) [ended] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  10. United States of Tara, USA 2009 – 2011, 36 episodes (Showtime) [ended] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  11. Breaking Bad, USA 2008 – present, 54 episodes (AMC) [paused] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  12. Dexter, USA 2006 – present, 72 episodes (Showtime) [renewed] ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  13. Game Of Thrones, USA 2011 – present, 20 episodes (HBO) [renewed] ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  14. Black Books, UK 2000 – 2004, 18 episodes (Channel 4) [completed] ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  15. Generation Kill, USA 2008, 7 episodes (HBO) [ended] ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  16. Jericho, USA 2006 – 2008, 29 episodes (CBS) [canceled] ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
  17. My Name Is Earl, USA 2005 – 2009, 96 episodes (NBC) [canceled] ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
  18. Magic City, USA 2012, 8 episodes (Starz) [renewed] ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
  19. Mad Men, USA 2007 – 2010, 52 episodes (AMC) [renewed] ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Spaceships, Aliens & Wormholes

  1. Battlestar Galactica, USA 2004 – 2009, 75 episodes (Syfy) [ended]
  2. Firefly, USA 2002, 14 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  3. Farscape, Australia 1999 – 2003, 88 episodes (Nine Network/Sci-Fi Channel) [canceled]
  4. Doctor Who (11th), UK 2011 – present, 14 episodes (BBC)
  5. Caprica, USA 2010 – present, 9 episodes (Syfy) [ended]
  6. Space: Above and Beyond, USA 1995 – 1996, 24 episodes (Fox)
  7. Stargate Universe, Canada/USA 2009 – present, 40 episodes (Syfy) [canceled]
  8. Star Trek: Deep Space 9, USA 1993 – 1999, 176 episodes (Paramount) [ended]
  9. Babylon 5, USA 1993 – 1998, 110 episodes (PTEN) [ended]
  10. Max Headroom, UK/USA 1987 – 1988, 14 episodes (Channel 4/ABC)
  11. Stargate Atlantis, Canada/USA 2004 – 2009, 100 episodes (Syfy) [ended]
  12. Stargate SG1, Canada/USA 1997 – 2007, 214 episodes (Syfy) [ended]
  13. Red Dwarf, UK 1988 – 1999, 55 episodes (BBC/Dave)
  14. Star Wars – The Clone Wars, USA 2008 – present, 88 episodes (CN) [airing]
  15. Falling Skies, USA 2011 – present, 10 episodes (TNT) [renewed]
  16. V (2009), USA 2009 – present, 22 episodes (ABC) [canceled]

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) [canceled]
  4. Seinfeld, USA 1989 – 1998, 180 episodes (NBC)
  5. Community, USA 2009 – 2012, 71 episodes (NBC) [TBA]
  6. The Big Bang Theory, USA 2007 – present, 111 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  7. Little Mosque On The Prairie, Canada 2007 – present, 90 episodes (CBC) [paused]
  8. Friends, USA 1994 – 2004, 236 episodes (NBC) [ended]
  9. Episodes, USA 2011, 16 episodes (Showtime/BBC) [paused]
  10. Arrested Development, USA 2003 – 2006, 53 episodes (Fox)
  11. Lucky Louie, USA 2006, 12 episodes (HBO)
  12. 2 Broke Girls, USA 2011 – 2012, 24 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  13. Suburgatory, USA 2011 – 2012, 24 episodes (ABC) [renewed]
  14. M*A*S*H, USA 1972 – 1983, 256 episodes (CBS) [completed]
  15. Louie, USA 2010 – 2012, 36 episodes (FX) [renewed]
  16. The IT Crowd, UK 2006 – 2010, 24 episodes (Channel 4)
  17. Red Dwarf, UK 1988 – 1999, 55 episodes (BBC/Dave)
  18. The Office (US), USA 2005 – present, 176 episodes (NBC)
  19. Spaced, UK 1999 – 2001, 14 episodes (Channel 4)
  20. Malcolm in the Middle, USA 2000 – 2006, 151 episodes (Fox)
  21. How I Met Your Mother, USA 2005 – present, 160 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  22. Parker Lewis, USA 1990 – 1993, 73 episodes (Fox)
  23. Cougar Town, USA 2009 – 2012, 61 episodes (ABC) [airing]
  24. Portlandia, USA 2011 – present, 16 episodes (IFC)

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) [ended]
  2. Picket Fences, USA 1992 – 1996, 87 episodes (CBS) [ended]
  3. Freaks and Geeks, USA 1999 – 2000, 18 episodes (NBC) [canceled]
  4. Community, USA 2009 – 2012, 71 episodes (NBC) [TBA]
  5. The Big Bang Theory, USA 2007 – present, 111 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  6. Glee, USA 2009 – 2012, 66 episodes (Fox)
  7. The Newsroom, USA 2012, 10 episodes (HBO) [renewed]
  8. Being Erica, Canada 2009 – present, 38 episodes (CBC)
  9. Gilmore Girls, USA 2000 – 2007, 153 episodes (WB/CW) [ended]

Extramundane & Supernatural

  1. The Prisoner (2009), USA/UK/Australia 2009, 6 episodes (AMC) [ended]
  2. The Twilight Zone, USA 1959 – 1964, 156 episodes (CBS) [ended]
  3. Misfits, UK 2009 – 2012, 21 episodes (E4) [renewed]
  4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, USA 1955 – 1965, 363 episodes (CBS/NBC) [ended]
  5. Heroes, USA 2006 – 2010, 77 episodes (NBC) [canceled]
  6. The Walking Dead, USA 2010 – present, 19 episodes (AMC) [renewed]
  7. No Ordinary Family, USA 2010 – 2011, 20 episodes (ABC) [canceled]
  8. Alphas, USA 2011 – present, 17 episodes (SyFy) [airing]
  9. True Blood, USA 2008 – 2012, 60 episodes (HBO) [renewed]
  10. Fringe, USA 2008 – 2012, 87 episodes (Fox) [renewed]
  11. Alcatraz, USA 2012 – present, 13 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  12. Grimm, USA 2011 – present, 26 episodes (NBC) [airing]
  13. American Horror Story, USA 2011 – present, 12 episodes (FX) [renewed]
  14. Twin Peaks, USA 1990 – 1991, 30 episodes (ABC) [ended]
  15. Touch, USA 2012 – 2012, 13 episodes (Fox) [renewed]
  16. FlashForward, USA 2009 – 2010, 22 episodes (ABC) [canceled]
  17. The X-Files, USA 1993 – 2002, 202 episodes (Fox) [ended]
  18. Supernatural, USA 2005 – present, 149 episodes (CB) [renewed]
  19. Being Human, UK 2009 – 2010, 28 episodes (BBC)
  20. Once Upon A Time, USA 2011 – present, 22 episodes (ABC) [airing]

Crimes, Cops, Spies & Punishment

  1. The Wire, USA 2002 – 2008, 60 episodes (HBO) [ended]
  2. The Shadow Line, UK 2011, 7 episodes (BBC) [completed]
  3. Luther, UK 2010 – present, 10 episodes (BBC) [renewed]
  4. The Shield, USA 2002 – 2008, 88 episodes (FX) [ended]
  5. Homeland, USA 2011 – present, 10 episodes (Showtime) [renewed]
  6. Sons of Anarchy, USA 2008 – present, 53 episodes (FX) [renewed]
  7. Breaking Bad, USA 2008 – present, 46 episodes (AMC) [renewed]
  8. Dexter, USA 2006 – present, 72 episodes (Showtime) [renewed]
  9. Justified, USA 2010 – 2012, 39 episodes (FX) [renewed]
  10. NYC 22, USA 2012, 13 episodes (CBS) [canceled]
  11. Lie To Me, USA 2009 – 2011, 48 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  12. Sherlock, UK 2010 – 2012, 6 episodes (BBC)
  13. Terriers, USA 2010, 13 episodes (HBO) [canceled]
  14. The Mentalist, USA 2008 – 2012, 94 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  15. The Closer, USA 2005 – 2012, 109 episodes (TNT) [ended]
  16. The Prisoner, UK 1967 – 1968, 17 episodes (ITV) [ended]
  17. The District, USA 2000 – 2004, 89 episodes (CBS) [ended]
  18. 24, USA 2001 – 2010, 193 episodes (Fox)
  19. Third Watch, USA 1999 – 2005, 132 episodes (NBC)
  20. Human Target, USA 2010 – 2011, 25 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  21. Chuck, USA 2007 – 2012, 91 episodes (NBC) [ended]
  22. The Firm, USA 2012, 22 episodes (NBC) [canceled]
  23. Hawaii Five-0, USA 2010 – present, 47 episodes (CBS) [renewed]
  24. Burn Notice, USA 2007 – present, 90+1 episodes (Fox) [renewed]
  25. The Good Guys, USA 2010, 20 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  26. The Protector, USA 2011, 13 episodes (ABC) [canceled]
  27. The Chicago Code, USA 2011, 13 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  28. Detroit 187, USA 2010 – 2011, 18 episodes (ABC) [canceled]
  29. The Black Donnellys, USA 2007, 13 episodes (NBC) [canceled]
  30. Boardwalk Empire, USA 2010 – present, 24 episodes (HBO) [renewed]

The Squares & The Weirdos

  1. United States of Tara, USA 2009 – 2011, 36 episodes (Showtime) [ended]
  2. Hung, USA 2009 – 2011, 30 episodes (HBO) [canceled]
  3. Californication, USA 2007 – 2012, 60 episodes (Showtime) [renewed]
  4. nip/tuck, USA 2003 – 2010, 100 episodes (FX) [ended]
  5. Pan Am, USA 2011 – 2012, 14 episodes (ABC) [canceled]

Noted: Waiting To Be Watched

  • Line Of Duty, UK 2012, 5 episodes (BBC Two) [renewed]
  • Longmire, USA 2012, 10 episodes (A&E) [renewed]
  • Major Crimes (The Closer Spin-Off), USA 2012, 4 (10) episodes (TNT) [airing]
  • Odyssey 5, USA/Canada 2012, 19/20 episodes (Showtime) [TBA]
  • Political Animals, USA 2012, 6 episodes (USA Network)
  • Black Mirror, UK 2011, 3 episodes (Channel 4) [ended]
  • Criminal Justice, UK 2008 – 2009, 10 episodes (BBC) [ended]
  • Damages, USA 2007 – present, 49 episodes (FX)
  • Bomb Girls, UK 2012, 6 episodes (Global) [renewed]
  • The Corner, USA 2000, 6 episodes (HBO) [ended]
  • Dollhouse, USA 2009, 27 episodes (Fox) [canceled]
  • Charlie Jade, Canada/South Africa 2004, 21 episodes (Space) [canceled]
  • Psychoville, UK 2009 – 2011, 14 episodes (BBC) [ended]
  • Torchwood, UK 2006 – 2009, 31 episodes (BBC)
  • Rubicon, USA 2010 – present, 9 episodes (AMC)
  • Rescue Me, USA 2004 – present, 84 episodes (FX)
  • The Tudors, Ireland/Canada 2007 – 2010, 38 episodes (TV3/Showtime/BBC/CBC)
  • Rome, UK/Italy 2005 – 2007, 22 episodes (BBC/HBO/RAI)
  • Legend of the Seeker, USA 2008 – 2010, 44 episodes (ABC)
  • Legend, USA 1995, 12 episodes (UPN)
  • Flashpoint, Canada 2008 – present, 44 episodes (CTV/CBS)
  • In Treatment, USA 2008 – 2010, 106 episodes (HBO) [ended]
  • Lights Out, 2011, 13 episodes (FX) [canceled]
  • Nowhere Man, USA 1995 – 1996, 25 episodes (UPN) [canceled]
  • Camelot, USA/Ireland/Canada/UK 2011 – present, 10 episodes (Starz) [airing]
  • The Borgias, Canada/Hungary/Ireland 2011 – present, 9 episodes (Showtime) [airing]
  • The Killing, USA 2011 – present, 13 episodes (ABC) [airing]

Hat tips to: Unsinn und Verstand, Anke Gröner, Nasendackel, anmut und demut, nichts, Nerdcore, Eva L., Steve B., Jacob W. … and many others