Best TV Shows of 2008

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Best TV Shows of 2008
Best TV Shows of 2008
TOP TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy (2008), Breaking Bad (2008), True Blood (2008), The Mentalist (2008), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Fringe (2008), The Inbetweeners (2008), Merlin (2008), John Adams (2008), Leverage (2008), Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), The Penguins of Madagascar (2008), In Treatment (2008), Generation Kill (2008), Sanctuary (2008), Flashpoint (2008), Being Human (2008), Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Ashes to Ashes (2008), Sense and Sensibility (2008).
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List of Best TV Shows

 8.5
 272K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, motorcycle, crimes, power struggle, family relations, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
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 9.4
 1.6M
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, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, success, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.8
 233K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: sexy, tense, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, supernatural, love affair, young people, couple relations, small town life, supernatural ability, love and romance, unlikely couple, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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 8.1
 170K
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, twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, crime, outsmarting, murder, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Saga continues with the Emmy-winning "Star Wars: Clone Wars." This animated micro-series, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, captures George Lucas' vision in a dynamic animated style that is a visual delight for all ages. "Star ...
Style: saga, serious, exciting, captivating, futuristic
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: space wars, good versus evil, rivalry, computer animation, heroes, adventure, fight for supremacy, space station, escapades, villain, evil empire, emperor ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
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 8.4
 226K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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The Inbetweeners (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Welcome to a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, looking for sex, innocence lost, high school, friendship between men, popularity, youth, friendship, male friendship, bully, sexual humor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom
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 7.9
 76K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, king arthur, supernatural ability, witch, knight, magical, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, dragon, camelot, imaginary, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 8.5
 30K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, president, colonial america, head of state, human spirit, freedom, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, philadelphia, boston, massachusetts, england ...
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 7.9
 47K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hacker, team, outsmarting, thief, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, mastermind, surveillance, society, crime, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, parody, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, unrequited love, superhero, imaginary, unfulfilled love, love triangle, rivalry, danger, evil, life philosophy, super villain ...
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The Penguins of Madagascar (2008)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico; the lemurs King ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animal life, talking animals, friendship, birds, bird, disorder, friends, escapades, nothing goes right, buddies, danger ...
Place: madagascar, usa, new york
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, terminator, killer robot, changing the past or future, sent to the past, robot vs. robot, cyborgs, female killer, man versus machine, escapades, time travel ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.2
 16K
In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while ...
Style: psychological, clever, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: psychologist, introspection, doctors and patients, one on one, patient, therapist, dysfunctional character, emotional breakdown, psychotherapist, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.3
 20K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, transformation, rescue, team, laboratory, research, werewolf, experiment, mystery, crimes ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
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 7.7
 17K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: swat, swat team, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, danger, crimes, law enforcement, sniper, confined, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.8
 24K
Being Human (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from ...
Style: semi serious, scary, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, ghost, supernatural power, supernatural ability, roommate, friendship, imaginary, transformation, teleportation, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales, united kingdom
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, murder investigation, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, edwardian era
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, surreal, tense, mind bending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, female detective, police, power relations, uncover truth, fighting crime, crime, crimes, superior, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: romanticism, sweet, sincere, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, sister sister relationship, english countryside, society, romance, rich man poor woman, wooing, love triangle, rich and poor, love and romance, love, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics series The Brave and the Bold which features two or more super heroes coming together to solve a crime or foil a super villain. As the title ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, danger, adventure, fighting crime, righting the wronged, super weapon, master villain, escapades, superhuman powers, heroes, gadget ...
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Ben 10: Alien Force (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Five years later, 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: transformation, superhero, heroes, adventure, imaginary, save the world, good versus evil, threat, teenage life, heroic mission, superhuman powers, young heroes ...
Time: 2010s
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Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ...
Style: exciting, serious, heroic, dark fantasy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, imaginary, adventure, save the world, sorcerer, chosen one, witch, escapades, ancient ...
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Childrens Hospital (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Childrens Hospital is a satirical American comedy television series and web series that lampoons the medical drama genre, created by and starring actor/comedian Rob Corddry. The series began on the web on TheWB.com with ten episodes, roughly five ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, odd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, satire, workplace, treatment, doctors and patients, surgery, mishap, power relations, workplace romance, workplace situations, coworker, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: sincere, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, young woman, life is a bitch, debt, uncover truth, secret, society, family secret, struggle, down on your luck, dying, charles dickens ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, employer employee relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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 6.1
 43K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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The Suite Life on Deck (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the SS Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: twins, ship, twin brother, family, siblings relations, family relations, adventure, lifestyle, disorder, mischievous children, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
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Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Wolverine and the X-Men was an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The Animated Series, and X-Men: Evolution.
Style: exciting, humorous, serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: mutant, superhero, superhero team, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, danger, supernatural, rivalry, genetically altered, super villain, super strength ...
Time: 2000s
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