Best TV Shows of 2013

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Best TV Shows of 2013
Best TV Shows of 2013
TOP TV Shows: Rick and Morty (2013), Peaky Blinders (2013), Vikings (2013), House of Cards (2013), Orange Is the New Black (2013), Hannibal (2013), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Orphan Black (2013), The Americans (2013), The Blacklist (2013), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Broadchurch (2013), Bates Motel (2013), The Originals (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Banshee (2013), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The Fall (2013), Masters of Sex (2013), Utopia (2013).
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List of Best TV Shows

 9.2
 414K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd, odd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, adventure, prodigy, graphic violence, family relations, relatives, escapades, satire, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Place: usa
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 8.8
 393K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, crime boss, crimes, mob boss, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rise to the top, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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 8.5
 464K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, historical character, viking, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
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 8.7
 476K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, mad, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, prison life, life turned upside down, prison, women in prison, gender, strong female character, lesbianism, perversion, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 8.5
 237K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, death, mental patient, crime, psychiatrist, graphic violence, special agents, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, verbal byplay, investigation, teamwork, crimes, policewoman, coworker, boss and employee, police detective, arrest, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 8.3
 105K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: top secret, lesbian, strong female character, uncover truth, family relations, killings, cloning, shooting, lesbian relationship, boyfriend, lookalikes, off the grid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, toronto ontario canada
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 8.4
 90K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, cold war, kgb, secret agents, espionage, parents and children, double life, fbi, working undercover, mole, double agent, top secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ussr, soviet union
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 8.0
 213K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, clever, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, law enforcement, partners, danger, terrorism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, special agents, master villain, adventure, save the day, heroes, good versus evil, scientist, hi-tech, top secret, spy, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.4
 101K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, police detective, uncover truth, small town, murder, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.1
 100K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, obsession, family problems, serial killer, murder, small town, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.2
 123K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, love and romance, rivalry, dangerous attraction, power struggle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 8.3
 80K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, family relations, hollywood, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.4
 91K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, thief, tough heroes, sexual activity, shooting, crime, cons and scams, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, prodigy, inventor, adventure, historical character, talented, escapades, a vision, visionary, unconventional method, magical, shrewd ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.1
 90K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police detective, police investigation, policewoman, forensics, crimes, coworker, law enforcement, victim, crime, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, united kingdom, europe, northern ireland, belfast
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 7.9
 35K
Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual exploration, sex, sexual relations, masturbation, couple relations, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, determination, unconventional method ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
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 8.4
 43K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, scientist, danger, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, top secret, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 7.9
 26K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, foster home, lesbian mother, step siblings, lesbian, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, blended family, family problems, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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 7.5
 45K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal court, female protagonist, royal family, historical character, love triangle, intrigue, rivalry, king, state affairs, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 33K
The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the ...
Style: retro, sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family life, family relations, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, overbearing parent, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, jewish, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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 7.4
 85K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, mind game, fbi, psychopath, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, police investigation, crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 30K
Mom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Aan irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, support group, recovering alcoholic, dysfunctional family, starting over, family relations, parents and children, single parent, family life, politically correct, workplace situations, immaturity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.0
 49K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, partners, hi-tech, police detective, a.i., fighting crime, future dystopia, police partner, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, androids, buddy cop ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, best friends, depression, physical appearance, youth, teenage love, social misfits, first love, adolescence, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 6.6
 103K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: trapped, life turned upside down, small town, supernatural, survival, small town life, society, danger, human existence, isolation, separated, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 25K
Rectify (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: ex convict, wrongful conviction, freedom, innocence, family relations, lawyer, death row, miscarriage of justice, starting over, direction and purpose, homecoming, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 3K
Mickey Mouse (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 4 min.
TV show
Story: Disney proudly presents the award-winning first season of DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE. The whole family will adore these wonderful new cartoons, complete with an exciting "Making Of" bonus feature. Join Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: imaginary, friendship, friends, buddies, escapades, youth, mickey mouse, disney, mouse, adventure hero, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
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