TV: Most Wantedby qempyrean | created - 27 Dec 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
My top series to view in the near future; mostly for the first time, although some were briefly seen in the distant past.
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1. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for M9, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.
2. Danger Man (1960–1962)
TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured ... See full summary »
3. The Outsider (1968–1969)
60 min | Crime, Drama
David Ross is a orphaned, ex-con, loner living in a world that loaths and makes a living as a private investgator in Los Angeles to tackle his financial problems and other people's problems as well.
6. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
30 min | Western
A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.
9. The Great War (1964)
40 min | Documentary, War
One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »
14. Hannay (1988–1989)
52 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »
15. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
60 min | Drama, Sport, Western
Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it, but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »
17. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
60 min | Drama
Ken, Dave, and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on, and working out of, a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their ... See full summary »
20. The Rogues (1964–1965)
50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.
23. The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)
48 min | Drama
Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local ... See full summary »
24. Peyton Place (1964–1969)
30 min | Drama, Romance
The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »
25. Edward the King (1975– )
50 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
26. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )
50 min | Drama, Romance
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »
30. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama
In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.
36. Seaway (1965–1966)
60 min | Adventure, Drama
Nick King, working for a consortium of ship owners, teams up with Admiral Henry Fox in dealing with problems that occur on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Fox is a government official, bringing a legal aspect to bringing things to a conclusion.
37. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
38. Caprica (2009–2010)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.
39. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )
30 min | Mystery
Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.
42. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama, Family
Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.
44. Steve Canyon (1958–1959)
30 min | Adventure
Air Force pilot Steve Canyon, the commander of Big Thunder Air Force Base, travels from base to base as an all around trouble shooter, when he's not dealing with the the personal and military problems of his own everyday life.
46. Navy Log (1955–1958)
30 min | History, War
Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.
47. Channing (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
Professor Joe Howe is a Korean War veteran who is hired to teach English at Channing College. The dean Fred Baker is his mentor as Howe is writing a novel about his experiences. They are frequently involved in the student's lives.
48. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)
60 min | Drama
There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »
49. Breaking Point (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
Dr. Raymer is the mentor and also boss of Dr. McKinley Thompson at York Hospital. The actions centers around the lives of the people who eventually seek help and their situations rather than the treatment prescribed.
50. The House of Eliott (1991–1994)
50 min | Drama