The following is a list of shows which I personally recommend. I recommend ALL shows on this list. If you've heard something bad about these shows, at least give the ones available on HULU a chance.
Rule of thumb:
- NEVER base a show on the first episode--especially heavily serialized shows.
- Don't judge a show based on someone else's opinion--who knows? Maybe you'll like it. Give it a shot.
- Everything on HBO is almost always good
Entire Series Available on Hulu I Recommend that ALL Watch these shows (Click on Picture to Watch):
The Following Shows Only Have a Limited Amount of Episodes on Hulu:
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-Present)
What can I say about Curb your enthusiasm? This is simply the greatest comedy ever made. I can totally relate to Larry David's quirks and crazy preferences. This show deals with many social situations, and is the perfected version of Seinfeld. The show is largely done in mockumentary st-yle where the main character is Larry David himself featuring many cameos of great comedians and actors. The show deals with Larry's interactions with the world, and his dislike for many people.
- Seinfeld (1989-1998)
Seinfeld is also up there with Curb. It also deals with many social situations, however, I hated season 1, and I just find Larry David to be much more fascinating; although, George Costanza is an excellent depiction of Larry. You really can't go wrong with this show. It's a masterpiece. This is also one of the only network shows where the show ended on a high note. Oddly enough, Seasons 8 and 9 are considered to be the best seasons of the show.
- Entourage (2004-Present)
If you're a guy, you'll like Entourage. It's just pure escapism. The show is about a up and coming actor and his friends; prepare to see what it's like to be an actor, including all the parties, girls, money, stuff, etc.. The show is hillarious at times, especially the agent: Ari Gold. I really recommend this show. Give it a shot, it's been hailed as Sex and the City for men.
- Eastbound and Down (2009-Present)
- Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
No other show has ever impacted me as much as SFU. The show is about death, and how some go about in dealing with it. I don't want to give too much away, but I still think about the characters and their lives to this day. The show made me appreciate life and the people around me. This show is 5 seasons, and it's perfectly paced; the series finale is the best I've ever seen. The show ended brilliantly, and I feel that this is truly one of the greatest shows of all time.
- The Wire (2002-2008)
The Wire is different than most of the shows on this list for one reason: it's real life. Never before have I witnessed such realism in a television show--or film, for that matter. The Wire is not just a show about cops busting criminals, it's a deep look at every aspect of Baltimore. Each season focuses on a different aspect of the city: drug trafficking, the ports, bureacracy, the school system, and the press. This show is regarded as the greatest show in the history of television, and I'm inclined to agree. Initially, it may seem boring, but keep watching, as it only gets better.
- Mad Men (2007-Present)
- Dexter (2006-Present)
- Band of Brothers (2002)
- Oz (1997-2003)
- John Adams (2008)