Best TV Shows of 2010

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Best TV Shows of 2010
Best TV Shows of 2010
TOP TV Shows: Spartacus (2010), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Event (2010), Downton Abbey (2010), Boardwalk Empire (2010), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Justified (2010), Louie (2010), Luther (2010), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), The Pacific (2010), Young Justice (2010), Adventure Time (2010), Parenthood (2010), Blue Bloods (2010), The Walking Dead (2010), Strike Back (2010), Raising Hope (2010), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Nikita (2010).
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List of Best TV Shows

 8.5
 228K
Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, roman empire, battles, warrior, slavery, gory, sword and sandal, death, sword fight, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, society, heir heiress, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 26K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, captivating, mind bending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, missing person, government agency, alien, mystery, buried truth, secret movement, president, top secret, investigation, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 173K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, manners, love and romance, family relations, traditional versus modern, butler, family life, aristocrat, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, crime boss, smuggling, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, new york ...
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, best friends, blackmail, threat, youth, high school life, gossip and rumors, teenage life, popularity, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.6
 90K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gunfight, drug lord, cowboy, lone wolves, fighting crime, gunslinger, justice, officer, crimes, crime, u.s. marshal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 8.5
 76K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, dark humor, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, loneliness, mishap, everyday life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.4
 126K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, forensics, crimes, talented, murder, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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 7.3
 69K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, policewoman, crime investigation, rookie, crimes, teamwork, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, leader, suspicion, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 8.3
 103K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, navy, soldier, squad, military, marines, battle zone, friends, peril ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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 8.6
 34K
Young Justice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.
Style: comic, heroic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, superhero, adventure, fighting crime, team, good versus evil, leader, superhero team, teenage superhero, teamwork, courage, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 8.6
 81K
Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: humorous, exciting, surreal, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friends, adventure, talking animals, princess, creature, imaginary, buddies, young heroes, best friends, escapades, monster ...
Time: 2010s
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 8.2
 32K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 34K
Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family tradition, family relations, police commissioner, chief of police, police chief, family life, law enforcement, police brutality, crimes, police detective, price of justice, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, zombie apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, plague, danger, walking dead, future dystopia, fear, vestiges of humanity, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, america, atlanta, georgia
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 8.2
 30K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
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 8.0
 36K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for ...
Style: not serious, sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, living with parents, eccentric family, youth, disorder, responsibility, parents and children, parenthood, immature, lifestyle change, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female protagonist, forensics, homicide detective, policewoman, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 7.7
 49K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female killer, tough girl, secret government organization, spy, hitman, mole, danger, chases and races, heroine, taekwondo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 14K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, tragic event, life turned upside down, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 7.7
 29K
Lost Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who ...
Style: sexy, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, succubus, lgbt, seduction, private detective, love triangle, crime, supernatural ability, victim, imaginary, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, youth, family values, siblings relations, parenthood, family, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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 6.9
 22K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teachers and students, high school, high school life, hollywood, family, teenage life, teenage girl, music, love and romance, lifestyle, singer, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Transformers: Prime (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Transformers: Prime is an American computer-animated television series based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro. The series aired on Hub Network from November 29, 2010 to July 26, 2013. The Transformers: Prime TV movie, Predacons Rising, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, heroic, sincere, reboot
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, androids and robots, evil alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, alien, government official, killer robot, transformation, chaos and mayhem, escapades, fate of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: "Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" That's what Princess Celestia tells Twilight Sparkle. She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an "incomplete" in friendship. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, 2d animation, humorous, reboot ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, pony, adventure, princess, unicorn, imaginary kingdom, friends, horse, female protagonist, imaginary, magical, magic ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century, 19th century, year 2010
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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The show debuted both on Disney XD and online in the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, heroic, serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhero team, team, teamwork, monster, scientist, superhuman powers, good versus evil, giant, evil, rescue, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, fighting illness, cancer, human spirit, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, dying, life is a bitch, couples, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
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Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."
Style: sitcom, witty, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: middle aged, shopping, best friends, actor's life, career, lifestyle change, fish out of water, desperation, search, divorced divorcee, marijuana, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 7.7
 16K
Rookie Blue (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. At the core of the close-knit group is perfectionist Andy McNally, whose father was a homicide detective before he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: policewoman, rookie, workplace romance, workplace situations, police officer, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, relationship vs career, shooting, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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