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Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

1 Litre of Tears

Drama Family Japan 2005

1 Litre of Tears

Drama Family Japan 2005

  • 1 Litre of Tears
  • 8,6/10

1 season, 11 episodes

1 Rittoru no Namida is a Japanese television drama for Fuji Television about a girl who was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease at 15, but was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25.

Welcome to the N.H.K.

Animation Comedy Drama Romance Japan 2006

Welcome to the N.H.K.

Animation Comedy Drama Romance Japan 2006

  • Welcome to the N.H.K.
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Sato’s life – or what’s left of it – is a paranoid mess of conspiracy theories and social anxieties. He’s terrified of the outside world; his apartment is overflowing with the remnants of cheap take-out food; and his retinas have been permanently scarred by a steady diet of internet porn. But maybe it’s not all his fault. After all, the nefarious N-H-K is out there, and they’re determined to turn society’s fringe-dwellers into a brainwashed lot of jobless, hopeless, futureless recluses. Enter Misaki – a mysterious girl-next-door type who is Sato’s last chance to beat-down his inner demons and venture out into the light of day. She’s ready to help him overcome his crippling phobias, but Sato would rather cower in his existential foxhole and pretend to work on the demo for his virtual sex game. He’s afraid to face the world. She’s strangely desperate to fix a total stranger. Maybe together they can be normal

Little Fires Everywhere

Drama USA 2020

Little Fires Everywhere

Drama USA 2020

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 8 episodes

The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

House of Cards

Comedy Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1990

House of Cards

Comedy Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1990

  • House of Cards
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 4 episodes

Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.

To Play the King

Comedy Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1993

To Play the King

Comedy Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1993

  • To Play the King
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 4 episodes

Francis Urquhart's survival at the top is threatened by the new king's populist agenda.

Gankutsuou

Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2004

Gankutsuou

Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2004

  • Gankutsuou
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 24 episodes

In an elegant future Paris, a Count returns to wreak havoc on those that betrayed him.

New Amsterdam

Drama USA 2018

New Amsterdam

Drama USA 2018

  • New Amsterdam
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 62 episodes

Dr. Max Goodwin, the hospital's newest medical director, sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

Sherlock

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2010

Sherlock

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2010

  • Sherlock
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 12 episodes

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Perry Mason

Crime Drama Mystery USA 1957

Perry Mason

Crime Drama Mystery USA 1957

  • Perry Mason
  • 8,3/10

9 seasons, 271 episodes

The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

The Best TV Shows: based on novel or book on Netflix

Cursed

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2020

Cursed

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2020

1 season, 10 episodes

In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

The Haunting

Drama Mystery USA 2018

The Haunting

Drama Mystery USA 2018

  • The Haunting
  • 8,2/10

1 season, 10 episodes

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Unorthodox

Drama Germany 2020

Unorthodox

Drama Germany 2020

  • Unorthodox
  • 8,2/10

1 season, 4 episodes

A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.

YOU

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

YOU

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

  • YOU
  • 8,1/10

4 seasons, 30 episodes

When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her. A charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.

The Witcher

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

The Witcher

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

  • The Witcher
  • 8,1/10

2 seasons, 16 episodes

Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

YOU

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

YOU

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

  • YOU
  • 8,1/10

4 seasons, 30 episodes

When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her. A charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.

Tiny Pretty Things

Drama Mystery USA 2020

Tiny Pretty Things

Drama Mystery USA 2020

  • Tiny Pretty Things
  • 8,0/10

1 season, 10 episodes

When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal -- and cutthroat competition.

Kulipari: Dream Walker

Animation Kids 2018

Kulipari: Dream Walker

Animation Kids 2018

1 season, 10 episodes

Now the Blue Sky King, Darel must lead a rescue mission to save a Dream Walker -- leaving the village under the protection of the Kulipari youth.

Mindhunter

Crime Drama USA 2017

Mindhunter

Crime Drama USA 2017

  • Mindhunter
  • 7,8/10

2 seasons, 19 episodes

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

The Best TV Shows: based on novel or book (2019)

The House on the Slope

Crime Drama Family Japan 2019

The House on the Slope

Crime Drama Family Japan 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

Yamazaki Risako lives with her husband Yoichiro and 3-year-old daughter Fumika. One day, she receives a notification from the court that she has been selected as an alternate member of the jury for a shocking criminal case. The defendant in the case is Ando Mizuho, a full-time housewife who is the same age as Risako. She is on trial for causing the death of her 8-month-old daughter by dropping her into the bathtub. As a mother herself, Risako feels repulsed that Mizuho killed her own child. However, after the trial opens, Mizuho’s circumstances remind Risako of her own past and she soon becomes confused with the chaotic feelings that have lain dormant in her. (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com)

Deep Water

Drama United Kingdom 2019

Deep Water

Drama United Kingdom 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

Follow three women as they each make life-changing mistakes regarding their children and husbands, which lead to unpredictable criminal consequences. Based on Paula Daly's best selling novel, Windermere.

Good Omens

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2019

Good Omens

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2019

  • Good Omens
  • 8,1/10

2 seasons, 6 episodes

Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

The Witcher

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

The Witcher

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

  • The Witcher
  • 8,1/10

2 seasons, 16 episodes

Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

2Brothers

Comedy Drama Family 2019

2Brothers

Comedy Drama Family 2019

1 season, 12 episodes

Pete, a handsome businessman was ordered by his grandmother to go look for her missing heir. Due to an inevitable circumstance, Pete was forced to hire a kid to pretend to be his grandmother’s lost grandson. Chaos over this scheme then began…

Catch-22

Comedy Drama War & Politics USA 2019

Catch-22

Comedy Drama War & Politics USA 2019

  • Catch-22
  • 7,6/10

1 season, 6 episodes

Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

Green Door

Crime Drama Taiwan 2019

Green Door

Crime Drama Taiwan 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

A troubled psychologist returns from the U.S. and sets up a clinic in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.

Crime Diaries: Night Out

Crime Mexico 2019

Crime Diaries: Night Out

Crime Mexico 2019

  • Crime Diaries: Night Out
  • 7,4/10

1 season, 8 episodes

After going to a Halloween party, college student Luis Andrés Colmenares is found dead. Was it an accident or murder? Inspired by true events.

The Spy

Drama France 2019

The Spy

Drama France 2019

  • The Spy
  • 7,3/10

1 season, 6 episodes

In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

  • Miracle Workers
  • 7,2/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

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1 season,

Zack, a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York, suffers a sudden psychotic break that takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, resulting in his arrest and commitment to Bellevue. As he fights to regain his sanity, Zack (the Gorilla) turns to the only person who didn't give up on him — his mother (the Bird).

Looking Up at the Half-Moon

Drama Japan 2006

1 season,

During the winter, Yuichi was hospitalized due to hepatitis. Randomly he would try to escape from the hospital but would get beat up by the nurse. One day, he happened to meet Rika, a girl of his age, in the next building. He was fascinated by her beauty, but she was very selfish girl. Although she led him by the nose, he began to be attracted by her. However, when Rika told him about her illness, he knew why she acted so selfish; she didn't have long to live.

Peyton Place

Drama USA 1964

Peyton Place

Drama USA 1964

5 seasons, 517 episodes

Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera

Perry Mason

Crime Drama Mystery USA 1957

Perry Mason

Crime Drama Mystery USA 1957

  • Perry Mason
  • 8,3/10

9 seasons, 271 episodes

The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

M*A*S*H

Comedy Drama War & Politics USA 1972

M*A*S*H

Comedy Drama War & Politics USA 1972

  • M*A*S*H
  • 7,9/10

11 seasons, 251 episodes

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

Heartland

Drama Family Canada 2007

Heartland

Drama Family Canada 2007

  • Heartland
  • 8,2/10

15 seasons, 227 episodes

Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?

Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • 7,3/10

15 seasons, 222 episodes

A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.

The Vampire Diaries

Drama Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2009

The Vampire Diaries

Drama Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2009

  • The Vampire Diaries
  • 8,0/10

8 seasons, 171 episodes

The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.

Pretty Little Liars

Drama Mystery USA 2010

Pretty Little Liars

Drama Mystery USA 2010

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • 7,1/10

7 seasons, 161 episodes

Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.

The Jungle Book

Animation British Indian Ocean Territory USA 2010

The Jungle Book

Animation British Indian Ocean Territory USA 2010

3 seasons, 156 episodes

The Jungle Book is a 2010 3D CGI animated TV series. This series is based on the original book by Rudyard Kipling. Starting in June 2012, the first season of the series will be seen in the U.S. on Disney XD. It currently airs on TVO Kids in Canada. The Jungle Book: TV Movie is announced to be premiere on Disney Channel Asia.