Best American TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best American TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense and stylized. Plot: danger, friendship, male protagonist, family relations, husband wife relationship, rivalry, blood, death, crimes and father son relationship. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Comedy. Country: USA.
Best American TV shows
Best American TV shows
TOP TV shows: WandaVision (2021), Breaking Bad (2008), The Walking Dead (2010), Stranger Things (2016), Lucifer (2016), Cobra Kai (2018), The Boys (2019), Rick and Morty (2013), The Good Doctor (2017), The Queen's Gambit (2020), Riverdale (2017), The Flash (2014), Suits (2011), House (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005), The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Big Bang Theory (2007), Westworld (2016), Friends (1994), The Blacklist (2013).

List of Best TV shows

 8.2
 59K
WandaVision (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Style: sitcom
Plot: supernatural, superhero, witch, witchcraft, disney, suburbs, superheroine, miraculous event, magic, surrealism
Time: 1950s, 50s
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 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, danger, supernatural, future dystopia, walking dead, fear, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta
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 8.7
 825K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural power, monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, parallel universe, boy, parallel world, missing person, missing child, experiment ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, indiana
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 8.1
 234K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, colourful, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: devil, supernatural, immortality, lucifer, fallen angel, hell, demon, female detective, police detective, immortal, supernatural power, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.6
 110K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, exciting, light, semi serious
Plot: karate, master apprentice relationship, martial arts, martial arts training, dojo, rivalry, starting over, martial artist, teenager, fight, middle aged man, punch ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: southern california, california
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 8.7
 249K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Style: dark humor, entertaining, bloody, tense, satirical ...
Plot: superhero, vengeance, superheroine, society, rivalry, corruption, murder, brutality, super powers, super speed, investigation, blood ...
Place: new york
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 9.2
 377K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, time travel, graphic violence, adventure, prodigy, grandfather grandson relationship, relatives, family relations, adolescence, satire, imaginary ...
Place: usa
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The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, psychological, serious, emotional, medical drama ...
Plot: autism, hospital, doctor, surgeon, talented, medicine, prodigy, childhood flashback, medical, flashbacks, flashback sequence, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: chess, addiction, mathematics, orphan, orphanage, feminism, girl power, female protagonist, girl, genius, champion, child prodigy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, paris france, mexico city, moscow russia ...
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 6.9
 119K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friends, friendship, love triangle, murder, school, murder investigation, gang, teenage life, family secret ...
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 7.7
 306K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, heroes, speed, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, save the world, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 364K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.7
 415K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, intelligence, patient, talented, human nature, mastermind, hospital, peril, loner, antisocial behavior, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.6
 252K
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Style: medical drama, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace romance, doctors and patients, patient, colleague colleague relationship, couple relations, intern, workplace, medical student, doctor patient relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, high school, vampire human love, immortality, teen romance, youth, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, intellectual, feel good ...
Plot: geek, friends, scientist, sarcasm, science, neighbor, intelligence, genius, nerd, friendship, social awkwardness, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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 8.6
 429K
Westworld (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, technology gone awry, a.i., theme park, androids, escapades, androids and robots, moral dilemma, stalking, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: usa, san francisco
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 8.9
 830K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: feel good, humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, everyday life, group of friends, love and romance, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for love, friends, family relations, cafe, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 198K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.6
 334K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, melancholic, psychological thriller ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, secret society, split personality, fighting the system, rebellion, childhood trauma, schizophrenia, hacking, drug addict, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 366K
The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, social satire, parents and children, eccentric family, small town, satire, mischievous children, goofy hero, society, suburbs, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 363K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, vigilantism, fighting crime, secret identity, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, lawyer, ninja ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 75K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, mystery, supernatural, ex convict, mythology, danger, death, travel, deception ...
Time: 21st century
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, evil, mental institution, danger, witch, nun, evil force, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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 8.7
 107K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, depression, break up, childhood, parenthood, family, grieving, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sibling ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, moral dilemma, family relations, private investigator, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.1
 166K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, investigation, partners, outsmarting, murder, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 65K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychedelic, depressing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drug addict, drugs, teenage life, youth, sex, high school, first love, sexuality, alcohol, transsexual, teenager, friends ...
Time: 2010s
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, school, teenage love, couple relations ...
Time: 2010s
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