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TV Show Recs

In a show-hole? Just finished bingeing the newest show to hit the waves? Have no fear, help is here! As a self-professed 'TV Snob', Abby has curated a list of her favorite shows spanning back to the early 2000s.

Take a look & check them off your list.

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*this list is constantly evolving, so check back regularly for updates!'

*UPDATE - 4/27/20*

Drama-Complete Series

 'Lost' (2004-2010/6 seasons) // adventure, drama, fantasy // ABC // Evangeline Lilly, Matthew Fox

The survivors of a plane crash are foced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island where nothing is as it appears to be. *violence, some sex/nudity* 

'Breaking Bad' (2008-2013/5 seasons) // crime, drama, thriller // AMC // Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing & selling meth in order to secure his family's future.

*sex/nudity, violence, drug use/abuse*

'The Americans' (2013-2018/6 seasons) // crime, drama, mystery // FX // Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

At the height of the Cold War, two Russian KGB agents pose as an American couple with a family. *sex/nudity, violence*

'The Leftovers' (2014-2017/3 seasons) // drama, fantasy, mystery // HBO // Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Ann Dowd

After the sudden disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event. *violence, sex/nudity*

'Mr Robot' (2015-2019/4 seasons) // crime, drama, thriller // USA // Rami Malek, Christian Slater

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer & vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he & his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for. *violence, sex/nudity, drug use/abuse, intense sensory experience(s)*

'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017-    /ongoing) // drama, sci-fi, thriller // Hulu Original // Elizabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. *violence, rape, sex/nudity, highly disturbing imagery*

'Legion' (2017-2019/3 seasons) // action, drama, sci-fi // FX // Aubrey Plaza, Dan Stevens

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever. *violence, sex/nudity, disturbing imagery*

'Ozark' (2017-    /ongoing) // crime, drama, thriller // Netflix Original // Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. *extreme violence, sexual violence, drug use/abuse*

'The Crown' (2016-    /ongoing) // drama, history // Netflix Original // Claire Foy, Matt Smith

Follows the political rivalries & romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign & the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. 

'Westworld' (2016-    /ongoing) // drama, mystery, sci-fi // HBO // Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffery Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Set at the intersection of the near future & the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence. *extemely graphic violence-physical & sexual, excessive sex & nudity*

'True Detective' (2014-    /ongoing) // crime, drama, mystery // HBO // Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrel, Woody Harrelson, Rachel McAdams, Mahershala Ali

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal & professional secrets of the involved, both within & outside the law. *violence, terror, child violence/abuse, sexual abuse/rape*

'Succession' (2018-    /ongoing) // drama, family // HBO // Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Follows a dysfunctional American global-media family willing to go to any measure to ensure each of their own success. *drug use/abuse, mild violence*

'Euphoria' (2019-    /ongoing) // drama // HBO // Zandaya, Hunter Shafer, Maude Apatow, Eric Dane

A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, & violence. *excessive drug use, overdose, excessive full frontal nudity (male & female), rape, sexual violence, transgender & homosexual issues, underage sex, it's just A LOT*

'Killing Eve' (2018-    /ongoing) // drama, thriller // BBC America // Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative & an assassin become inextricably linked. *violence, some sex/nudity*

'The Knick' (2014-2015/2 seasons) // drama, period piece // Cinemax // Clive Owen

A look at the professional & personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the 20th century. *extremely graphic medical violence*

'Big Little Lies' (2017-    /ongoing) // crime, drama, mystery // HBO // Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at the prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town. *nudity/sex, sexual violence*

'Victoria' (2016-    ) // biography, drama, history // PBS // Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the age of 18 to her courtship & marriage to Prince Albert. *squeaky clean*

Drama-Limited Series

'The Looming Tower' (2018) // drama, history // Hulu Original // Jeff Daniels, Bill Camp

A look at how the rivalry between the CIA & FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 & the war in Afghanistan.*9/11 trigger warning, military violence*

'Maniac' (2018) // drama, sci-fi, comedy // Netflix Original // Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all their prblems, permanently. Things do not go as planned. *sex/nudity, drug use*

'Russian Doll' (2019) // drama, mystery, comedy // Netflix Original // Natasha Lyonne

A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying & returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of her strange time loop. *comedic violence, excessive drug & alcohol use*

'The Night Of' (2016) // crime, drama // HBO // Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp

After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death & is charged with her murder. *graphic violence, scenes of incarceration, drug use*

'Watchmen' (2019) // action, drama, mystery // HBO // Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. *violence, full nudity*

'The New Pope' (2020) // drama // HBO // Jude Law, John Malkovich

A highly stylized, artistic work of fiction depicting two popes at the Vatican. *full nudity, religious debate topics related to Catholicism*

'Unorthodox' (2020) // drama // Netflix // Shira Haas, Amit Rahav

Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage & religious community to start a new life abroad.

*subjugation of women, mild sexual violence, extreme religious views*

Comedy-Complete Series

'Master of None' (2015/2 seasons) // comedy // Netflix Original // Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe

The personal & professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York. *sex/nudity*

'Girls' (2012-2017/6 seasons) // comedy, drama // HBO // Lena Dunham, Allison Wiliams, Jemima Kirk, Adam Driver, Zosia Mamet

A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s in Brooklyn.*full frontal nudity (male & female), drug use, sex*

'The Office' (2005-2013/9 seasons) // comedy // NBC // Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinsky

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, & tedium. *super inappropriate & at times racist, bigotory humor*

'Shrill' (2019-    /ongoing) // comedy // Hulu Original // Aidy Bryant

A woman seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body. *abortion, sex/nudity*

'Easy' (2016-2019/3 seasons) // comedy // Netlfix Original // Michael Chernus, Elizabeth Reaser

Intertwined groups of friends in Chicago fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology, & culture. *excessive nudity/sex*


'7 Days Out' (2018) // documentary // Netflix Original

A series that documents behind the scenes of some of the largest events in the world.

'The Staircase' (2004-2018) // documentary, crime, drama // Netflix

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

'The Keepers' (2017) // documentary, crime // Netflix Original 

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun & the horrific secrets & pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

'The Defiant Ones' (2017) // documentary, biography, crime // HBO

'The Defiant Ones' examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton -& their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

'Don't F**k With Cats : Hunting an Internet Killer' (2019) // documentary, crime, mystery // Netflix Original

A group of online justice seekers track down a guy who posted a video of him killing kittens. *extremely disturbing, graphic violence against humans & animals*

'McMillions' (2020) // documentary, crime, history // HBO

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners & the FBI agents involved.

Documentary-Film, Full-Length

'Icarus' (2017) // documentary, sports, thriller // Netflix

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

'Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press' (2017) // documentary // Netflix

The trial between Hulk Hogan & Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, & raised important questions about how big money can silence media.

'Amanda Knox' (2016) // documentary, crime // Netflix

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted & eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley' (2019) // documentary, crime // HBO 

The story of Teranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, & the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

'Mommy Dead & Dearest' (2017) // documentary, crime // HBO

The murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

'Meru' (2015) // documentary, action, adventure // Netflix

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession & loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

'Free Solo' (2018) // documentary, sports // Hulu

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

'Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce' (2019) // documentary, music // Netflix

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyonce's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.



Real Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Miami (RIP), New York City, & Orange County

Southern Charm

Vanderpump Rules

Shahs of Sunset

Top Chef

Ladies of London

Summer House

Project Runway


Love is Blind 


90 Day Fiance

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days

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