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Shows like Homeland: Best Showtime Shows

Over 500 scripted TV series were produced in the US in 2019, but quantity does not guarantee high quality. Showtime, like HBO, has consistently produced outstanding television for years. This list rounds up some of the network's greatest hits (and a few misses).

Shows like Fleabag: Best Dramedies

The ancient Greeks divided their plays into comedies and tragedies, but the smiling and frowning masks are more extremes of a spectrum than binary variables, and some of the best TV shows of the past two decades, like Fleabag, Atlanta, Succession, and Shameless, find humor in deep pain and poignancy in funny situations.

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.

Highest Rated Female-Led TV

A collection of some of the most highly-rated and popular TV series centered on women.

Shows Like Flaked: In Recovery Dramedies

These dramedies highlight the comic side of getting sober, finding spirituality, or just getting your life on back on track.

Shows like House: High-Functioning Addicts

These dramas trace the struggles of people facing the demands of high-powered careers (and the rest of their lives) while struggling with alcoholism and other addictions.

Best Showtime Comedies

Showtime has produced some of the funniest (and most cynical) anti-sitcoms including Californication, SMILF, Nurse Jackie and of course the US version of Shameless.

Shows like Californication: Addiction and Recovery Dramas

These dramas (and the occasional dramady) feature characters who are struggling with addiction or are in recovery.

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.

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