Best TV Shows of 2012

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Best TV Shows of 2012
Best TV Shows of 2012
TOP TV Shows: Arrow (2012), The Legend of Korra (2012), Line of Duty (2012), Sword Art Online (2012), Veep (2012), The Newsroom (2012), Chicago Fire (2012), Elementary (2012), Gravity Falls (2012), Scandal (2012), Call the Midwife (2012), Continuum (2012), Longmire (2012), Girls (2012), Endeavour (2012), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Key & Peele (2012), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), DreamWorks Dragons (2012), Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012).
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List of Best TV Shows

 7.5
 428K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, double life, fighting crime, martial arts, rivalry, millionaire, archer, vigilantism, crime fighter, crimes, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, adult animation ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, training, magical, martial arts, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, youth, friendship, female warrior, peril, chosen one ...
Place: asia
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 8.7
 57K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, honest law enforcer, female police detective, dirty cop, policewoman, police, corruption, interrogation, police officer, evidence, secret ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, virtual reality, determination, master warrior, monster, survival, trapped, sword fight, swords and armor, computers and web, struggle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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 8.3
 54K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, political, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: political satire, politics, ambitious woman, vice president, politician, mishap, state affairs, american politics, political scandal, presidential election, mother daughter relationship, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.6
 114K
The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: clever, realistic, sincere, political, serious ...
Plot: journalism, journalist, tv news, ethics, politics, intelligence, news, against the rules, ambitious, power of media, rebellion, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 56K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, friendship, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, crime investigation, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.9
 110K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, sherlock holmes, talented, riddles and clues, prodigy, intelligence, partners, unconventional method, private detective, mastermind, law enforcement, female partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.9
 101K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, captivating, not serious, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, friendship, adventure, youth, mysterious place, good versus evil, small town, monster, twins, magical, family relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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 7.7
 73K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, white house, relationship vs career, workplace situations, teamwork, politician, president, senator, media, coworker, ambition, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midwife, convent, nurse, childbirth, nun, pregnancy, doctor, nursing, friends, family life, pregnant woman, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.6
 61K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, computer genius, time machine, sent to the past, heroine, policewoman, getting home, time traveler, alternate timeline, existence paradox, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, vancouver, canada
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 8.3
 35K
Longmire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Wyoming sheriff rebuilds his life and career following the death of his wife. Based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: sheriff, native americans, cowboy, policewoman, machismo, small town, police investigation, small town life, small town sheriff, graphic violence, police officer, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.3
 71K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: roommate, ambitious, sex, friends, best friends, female friendship, strong sexual content, city life, flirting, aspiring writer, actor, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 8.6
 26K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, talented, police investigation, intelligence, police, murderer, crimes, investigator, british, coworker, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century
Place: england
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, mutant, superhero, ninja, martial arts, mutant animal, sewer, master villain, mentor, family, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 21K
Key & Peele (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors, introduced by Key ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: black american, african american, partners, artists and showbiz, comedian, society, blacks and whites, racial slur, social problems, impersonating, translator, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, american civil war, old west, vengeance, feud, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, revenge, violence, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1910s, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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DreamWorks Dragons (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series airing on Cartoon Network based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel. Riders of Berk follows Hiccup ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, friends, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, animal training, training, island, creature, enemy, young kid, viking ...
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, invasion, evil alien, heroes, military, video game, superhero, cadet, alien invasion, escapades, soldier, battles ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 26K
Nashville (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Plot: country music, fame, musician, singer, rivalry, music, music industry, celebrity, family relations, lifestyle, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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The Mindy Project (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small medical practice in New York City.
Style: sitcom, not serious, sincere, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: workplace romance, stupidity, workplace situations, supportive friend, singleness, looking for love, thirtysomething life, career, flirting, doctor, social awkwardness, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, policewoman, police detective, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, police, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, unlikely couple, superhuman powers, female detective, beauty and the beast, love and romance, fall in love, impossible love, couples, monster, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 21K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: investigation, fbi, prodigy, intelligence, riddles and clues, talented, genius, schizophrenia, hallucination, college professor, law enforcement, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 25K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: sexy, cynical, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, single parent, african american, father son relationship, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, breaking the fourth wall, satire, flirting, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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TRON: Uprising (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as ...
Style: exciting, heroic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, rebellion, computer system, adventure, a.i., man versus machine, fictional reality, heroes, escapades, leader, technology gone awry ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.3
 43K
Touch (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see ...
Style: uplifting, serious, suspenseful, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, supernatural ability, psychic power, foreknowledge, mathematics, changing lives, professor, psychic, single father, talented, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.7
 17K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, dancer, actor's life, actress, young woman, producer, singer, actor, starlet, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: king, royal family, queen, betrayal, prince, heir to the throne, medieval, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, throne ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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