Best TV Shows of 2011

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Best TV Shows of 2011
Best TV Shows of 2011
TOP TV Shows: Game of Thrones (2011), Black Mirror (2011), American Horror Story (2011), Homeland (2011), Suits (2011), Shameless (2011), Teen Wolf (2011), Once Upon a Time (2011), Person of Interest (2011), New Girl (2011), Bob's Burgers (2011), Revenge (2011), Grimm (2011), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Hell on Wheels (2011), Awkward. (2011), The Killing (2011), Last Man Standing (2011), Switched at Birth (2011), Portlandia (2011).
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List of Best TV Shows

 9.2
 1.9M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, fantasy world, king, intrigue, adventure, incest, throne, betrayal, political intrigue, power struggle, medieval, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 8.8
 493K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, twists and turns, philosophical, stylized, serious ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, society, social decay, distopia, dark humor, human nature, satire, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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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, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, nightmare, insanity, evil, evil force, nun, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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 8.3
 330K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
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 8.4
 387K
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: boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, success, mastermind, prodigy, ambition, ambitious, workplace situations, rivals, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 222K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: biting, emotional, humorous, realistic, ironic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, gay teenager, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage sex, juvenile delinquency, sex scene, youth, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 138K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, teenage love, supernatural power, friends, teenage life, transformation, youth, teen romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, twists and turns, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, magical, good versus evil, princess, fairy, magic, power of love, adventure, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 210K
New Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Jessica Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's ...
Style: feel good, talky, buddy comedy, sitcom, light ...
Plot: friends, roommate, group of friends, ex couple relations, couple relations, love and romance, optimism, couples, lifestyle, singleness, buddies, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.1
 73K
Bob's Burgers (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bob's Burgers follows a third-generation restaurateur, Bob, as he runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. ...
Style: witty, not serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: restaurant, family relations, siblings relations, family business, sibling relationship, teenage daughter, eccentric family, workplace, parenthood, parents and children, chef, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.8
 117K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, millionaire, haunted by the past, enemy, crimes, scheme ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 115K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, supernatural ability, police detective, police investigation, life turned upside down, good versus evil, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
TV show
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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 8.3
 50K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, ex military, rivalry, courage, haunted by the past, african american, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 44K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, popularity, teenage love, shyness, loser, youth, self esteem, student, high school life, classmate, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 106K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, street kid, murder mystery, murder investigation, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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Last Man Standing (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A married father of three tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.
Style: sitcom, light, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, parents and children, male protagonist, male female relationship, humour, family life, social problems, family values, relationships ...
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, deaf, teenage life, family relations, relatives, best friends, switched at birth, social relations, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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 7.8
 20K
Portlandia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, parody, odd ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, ambitious, dimwit, human relationship, goofy hero, bohemian life, social satire, charity, mayor, singer, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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 6.6
 95K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing ...
Style: not serious, witty, feel good, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, lifestyle change, friends, everyday life, diner, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 7.6
 21K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, single parent, housewife, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, lovers, heroine ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 49K
Workaholics (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Workaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 5, 2011. The series is in its third season, and is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, light, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: office, coworker, roommate, slacker, buddies, disorder, twentysomething life, workplace situations, call center, everyday life, irresponsible, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.8
 42K
Wilfred (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog ...
Style: surreal, not serious, cynical, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, dark humor, insanity, mental illness, foe turned friend, lifestyle, dog, stoners, slacker, odd couple, buddies, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Amazing World of Gumball (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, friends, family life, family, eccentric family, cat, friendship, buddies, anthropomorphic animal, social relations, family relations, teacher ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.7
 50K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, romantic, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, female doctor, lifestyle change, young woman, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, doctors and patients, newcomer, neighbor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: family relations, family dinner, eccentric family, comedy of errors, parents and children, middle aged, marriage, social awkwardness, disorder, family gatherings, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 37K
Happy Endings (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Endings is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011 to May 3, 2013. The show follows the dysfunctional adventures of six best friends living in Chicago.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, group of friends, lifestyle, best friends, sibling relationship, friends, dating, sexual tension, breakup, fiance fiancee relationship, best friend, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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The Looney Tunes Show (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Looney Tunes Show is an American animated sitcom which premiered May 3, 2011 on Cartoon Network. The show features characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons updated for the 21st century. It is produced by Warner ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: coyote, friendship, bugs bunny, neighbor, suburbs, goofy hero, resourceful, buddies, disorder, dimwit, cartoon duck, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 12K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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