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Best Comedy TV

A round-up of the best live action comedies, ranked by ratings, popularity, awards, and influence on other comedies--including the full range of RomComs, dark comedies, sitcoms, and more.

Best Crime TV

A (police) round-up of some of the highest rated, award-winning, most popular, and most influential crime shows--crime doesn't pay except for streaming services.

Best USA Network Shows

The USA Network's best programs, from their 'Blue Sky' era, to what we suppose is their 'Really Quite Cloudy' era, that has produced 'Mr. Robot' and 'Falling Water'.

Shows Like Burn Notice: Crime Shows That Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously

These crime and police procedurals mix genuine thrills with just the right amount of lighthearted banter, reeling you in without leaving you too depressed to finish your dinner. The USA network is well represented.

Shows Like Psych: Lighthearted Detective Shows

If you like your private investigators and police detectives without a troubled past and a drinking problem, this is the list for you--with well-adjusted detectives and a cynicism-free vibe.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows like Sherlock: Genius Detectives

Criminals don't stand a chance when they're being pursued by these high IQ detectives and private investigators.

Shows like Bones: Lighthearted Buddy Cop Shows

Sure they have badges and carry guns, but these dynamic police duos do not take themselves too seriously.

Shows Like Monk: USA's Blue Sky Era

Although they've taken a grittier turn recently, USA used to follow an explicit 'Blue Sky' formula for their crime-comedy, literally setting them in cities with perpetual blue skies, and figuratively maintaining an upbeat, optimistic tone. List includes shows clearly inspired by the Blue Sky formula.

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