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Not-So-Old TV Shows You Much Binge

For decades, television has been the basic source of entertainment in our homes. After dinner, the family gathers around the living room to watch some good TV. If you’re running out of shows to watch, worry no more because we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most binge worthy not-so-old tv series of all time.

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#1 Ally McBeal

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 1997 – 2002

Cast: Calista Flockhart, Gil Bellows, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Peter MacNicol

Awards:

  • Golden Globes
    • Best Television Series for Comedy or Musical – 1999, 1998
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – 2001
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter MacNicol) – 2001
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or Special – 2000, 1999, 1998
    • Outstanding Comedy Series – 1999
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – 1999

Plot: A fantasizing daydreamer lawyer meets her childhood sweetheart after years of trying to get over him, burns colleagues in court.

Why Watch: Put this show on the top of your list! Aside from the many awards, Ally McBeal showed a strong commitment to female empowerment. Ally was a great example of how women struggle to get to the top. She represents every women’s struggle to finding the right guy while assuring her career is not compromised. She’s also funny and adorable. You will lover her!

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#2 House

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 2004 – 2012

Cast: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Jennifer Morrison

Awards:

  • Golden Globes
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for Drama (Hugh Laurie) – 2007, 2006
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series – 2011, 2009
    • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Greg Yaitanes) – 2008
    • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special – 2007
    • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Shore) – 2005
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama (Hugh Laurie) – 2009, 2007

Plot: A pain killer addict and genius diagnostician with an impression of hating all kinds of humans leads a team of doctors to uncover elucidations behind intricate medical cases.

Why Watch: If you love Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll love House! You will be left in awe on how intelligently this series explained complex medical cases. Hey, you might even consider shifting professions, it’s that cool! Warning- you will be annoyed by Dr. House conduct from time to time, but it’s all for the right reasons. Watch out for hot doctors in there, too! Wink!

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#3 Breaking Bad

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 2008 – 2013

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk

Awards:

  • Golden Globes
    • Best Television Series for Drama – 2014
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston) – 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Aaron Paul) – 2014, 2012, 2010
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Anna Gunn) – 2014, 2013
    • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Moira Walley-Beckett) – 2014
    • Outstanding Drama Series – 2014, 2013
    • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series -2014, 2013, 2009, 2008
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – 2014
    • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor (Bryan Cranston) – 2014, 2013

Plot: To assure his family’s future before dying of lung cancer, chemistry high school teacher Walter White collaborates with his former student to get involved in a new venture of manufacturing and dealing methamphetamine.

Why Watch: This award-winning show is fan-approved and recommended as one of the best dramas ever! It has touched millions of lives as it delivers the message of how far people are willing to go just to provide for the family. Is it worth risking your own life, your principles and beliefs just to have food on the table and a roof under your head? If you love action, emotion, violence, and romance, this one’s definitely for you.

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#4 Sex and the City

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 1998 – 2004

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Awards:

  • Golden Globes
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Comedy (Sarah Jessica Parker) – 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series for Comedy (Kim Cattrall) – 2003
    • Best Television Series for Comedy – 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Sarah Jessica Parker) – 2004
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Cynthia Nixon) – 2004
    • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (Jennifer McNamara) – 2003, 2002
    • Outstanding Costumes for a Series – 2002
    • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series -2002
    • Outstanding Comedy Series – 2001
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – 2004, 2002
    • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (Sarah Jessica Parker) – 2001

Plot: Four young women conquering life in New York during the 90’s on their high heels and signature bags sharing their stories of fashion, career, love, and sex!

Why Watch:  Kicking off almost 20 years ago, Carrie Bradshaw and her best friends never go out of style! Every episode will give you inspiration for your next Friday night out or the next outfit of the day! Take in sexy and dramatic Big Apple life stories on friendship, heartbreaks and heartjoys. This show is also perfect for men looking for a new light in understanding the convoluted minds of the female species. Girls, invite your boyfriends to join in on the binge. I promise it’ll boost your chance of getting a Christian Louboutin for your next birthday. Thank us later! LOL..

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#5 Prison Break

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 2005 – 2009

Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Sarah Wayne Callies

Awards:

  • ALMA Awards
    • Outstanding Director of a Television Drama (Jesus Salvador Trevino) – 2006
  • Australian Film Institute
    • Best Actor (Dominic Purcell) – 2007
  • Casting Society of America
    • Best Dramatic Pilot Casting – 2006
  • People’s Choice Awards
    • Favorite New Television Drama – 2006

Plot: Michael Scofield robs a bank to get himself arrested and be sent to a maximum-security penitentiary to rescue his brother, Lincoln Burrows who was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit.

Why Watch:  You may already have heard about the show returning on April 2017 after seven years. Yes, we thought it was over but I guess they surprised us, too. Be sure to watch the first five seasons before the new season! Although this show was not a classic award-grabber, there’s a reason it’s airing back again. Prison Break takes brotherhood to a whole new level. If you’re currently watching Netflix’s Orange is The New Black, you will love this show as well! An all-male prison, full-packed with action and suspense. What can be better?

Now go get your TV provider subscription renewed! Happy binging!