Best TV Shows of 2009

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Best TV Shows of 2009
Best TV Shows of 2009
TOP TV Shows: Modern Family (2009), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Parks and Recreation (2009), Castle (2009), Community (2009), Archer (2009), The Good Wife (2009), Regular Show (2009), Misfits (2009), Glee (2009), Lie to Me (2009), White Collar (2009), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Southland (2009), The Middle (2009), Nurse Jackie (2009), United States of Tara (2009), The League (2009), Miranda (2009), Eastbound & Down (2009).
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List of Best TV Shows

 8.5
 409K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, generation gap, parents and children, everyday life, adolescence, hot and sexy, marriage, couple relations, family, eccentric family, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california, los angeles
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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, teen drama
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, werewolf, high school, immortality, dangerous attraction, teen romance, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, talky, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: political satire, employer employee relationship, office, politics, election, female protagonist, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee, office romance, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
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 8.2
 158K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 251K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: witty, sitcom, not serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, geek, friends, student life, social relations, hardcase students, college, friendship, lifestyle change, uptight character, immature, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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 8.6
 150K
Archer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: witty, cynical, adult animation, stylized, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, womanizer, secret agents, espionage, workplace, mission, james bond spoof, top secret, government agency, hotshot hero, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 74K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, court, lawyers and clients, self discovery, legal, secret, lawyer, crumbling marriage, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.5
 40K
Regular Show (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a Blue Jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby —both ...
Style: not serious, humorous, buddy comedy, sitcom, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: slacker, boss, partners, friendship, coworker, disorder, irresponsible, workplace, time travel, anthropomorphism, buddies, escapades ...
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 8.2
 99K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, exciting, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, heroes, superhero, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 145K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gay teenager, cheerleader, contests and competitions, coach, music band, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician, outcast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.0
 118K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: deception, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime investigation, investigation, outsmarting, crimes, human nature, fbi, talented, psychology, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.3
 128K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, unlikely partners, art thief, special agents, con artists, genius, law enforcement, criminal, intelligence, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crime investigation, military, navy, army investigation, crimes, partners, forensics, undercover, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.5
 26K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
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 7.6
 49K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, family, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 7.8
 27K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, addiction, hospital, doctors and patients, double life, workplace situations, friendship, against the rules, staff, conflict, drug abuse, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: split personality, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, dysfunctional family, jealousy, family relations, eccentric family, introspection, family life, misfit, supportive spouse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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 8.3
 48K
The League (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: geek, friends, family relations, slacker, bonding, irresponsible, parenthood, family life, american football, immature, fan, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.2
 15K
Miranda (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: store, female protagonist, comedian, family relations, love and romance, disorder, living with parents, unsupportive parent, dating, couples, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, ex athlete, lifestyle, dark humor, delusion, stupidity, coach, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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 7.5
 20K
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A shallow model suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, law firm, reincarnation, fat girl, overweight, back from the dead, supernatural, afterlife, angel, model, heaven and hell, lawyer ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 61K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, destiny, time traveler, foreknowledge, dreams, a vision, special agents, fbi, direction and purpose, law enforcement, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.3
 31K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, party, comedian, desire for fame, ambition, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, team, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.0
 43K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Jules Cobb is a mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter. Along for the journey is her son, her ex-husband, her husband/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, light, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, small town life, looking for love, middle aged, supportive friend, wine, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, divorce, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space opera, alien planet, space and aliens, human existence, outer space, human in outer space, fear, survival, technology, alien ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
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 8.2
 26K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom, talky ...
Plot: workplace, boss, research, office, workplace situations, corporate world, coworker, success, experiment, team, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 49K
Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, fbi, uncover truth, self discovery, human nature, mysterious character, undercover, memory, innocence lost, ethics, behavior control ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tucson arizona
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 7.9
 33K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, friendship, writers, amateur detective, lifestyle, career change, drinking problem, young man, lifestyle change, secret, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 8.1
 17K
Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: feel good, witty, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: aristocracy, looking for love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, love triangle, marriage, female protagonist, matchmaking, lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 56K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien encounter, world domination, fate of humanity, dishonesty, fbi, conspiracy, invasion, uncover truth, alien, alien invasion ...
Place: usa
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