Best TV Shows of 2012

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

 7.5
 415K
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: heroes, superhero, double life, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, undercover, martial arts, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.9
 82K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, offbeat, captivating, odd, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, supernatural, small town, twins, adventure, family relations, imaginary, monster, youth, mysterious place, siblings relations, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, rivalry, martial arts, training, danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, friendship, youth ...
Place: asia
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 8.3
 48K
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, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, ambitious woman, ambitious, administration, reporter, satire, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 104K
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, odd, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, talented, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, intelligence, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.7
 47K
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police corruption, police detective, honest law enforcer, dirty cop, police investigation, female police detective, policewoman, law enforcer, right and wrong, officer, evidence, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, britain
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 8.6
 107K
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: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, tv news, news, journalism, intelligence, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 69K
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: political thriller, serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: white house, lawyer, workplace situations, politician, relationship vs career, president, teamwork, media, democrat, senator, coworker, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.0
 43K
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: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire brigade, paramedic, fire department, rescue, firemen, teamwork, responsibility, life risking, friendship, crime investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.6
 59K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, computer genius, heroine, getting home, time traveler, time paradox, terrorist group, time machine, policewoman, alternate timeline ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 7.3
 67K
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, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, female friendship, roommate, aspiring writer, friends, ambitious, best friends, actor, sexuality, everyday life, city life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, friends, family relations, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.3
 31K
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, cowboy, native americans, small town, police investigation, small town life, crimes, fighting crime, policewoman, peril, social relations, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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: not serious, sitcom, sincere, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace romance, workplace situations, supportive friend, singleness, looking for love, career, stupidity, thirtysomething life, social awkwardness, flirting, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, old west, american civil war, violence spree, family relations, gunfight, rivalry, feud, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, ninja, good versus evil, mutant, superhero, martial arts, talking animals, family, enemy, mutant animal, sewer, turtle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 18K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, partners, comedian, social problems, translator, profanity, society, racial slur, friends, impersonating, blacks and whites ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.6
 20K
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, police investigation, talented, british, crime, crimes, investigator, intelligence, murderer, police, coworker, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
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DreamWorks Dragons (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, young heroes, imaginary, adventure, training, friends, island, imaginary kingdom, animal training, creature, enemy, family ...
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, actress, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 24K
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, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: country music, music, fame, family relations, singer, musician, rivalry, country, desire for fame, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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 6.7
 82K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, society, chaos, escapades, worldwide chaos, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, nanotechnology ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rebellion, virtual reality, cyberspace, adventure, danger, man versus machine, fictional reality, heroes, escapades, leader, computer system, a.i. ...
Time: 2010s
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 20K
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: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, law enforcement, investigation, genius, intelligence, hallucination, prodigy, talented, college professor, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: touching, fairy tale, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, female detective, superhuman powers, love and romance, unlikely couple, impossible love, monster, fall in love, couples, heroes, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.7
 13K
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: police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, 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: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: After a naive Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, city life, lifestyle change, friends, lifestyle, sexual humor, naivete, odd couple, everyday life, troublemaker, party, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 42K
Touch (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, psychic power, foreknowledge, supernatural ability, mathematics, psychic, changing lives, single father, professor, mystery, hopes, investigation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Eric Andre Show (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic talk show from an alternate reality featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities—both real and fake—and unusual studio action.
Style: parody, realistic, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Plot: celebrity guests, late night, hidden camera, comedian, disorder, talk show, tv interview, stream of consciousness, celebrity impersonation, practical joke, guest, studio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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