Shows to introduce to my kids when they become teenagers.

by emasterslake | created - 16 Sep 2014 | updated - 18 Sep 2018 | Public

These will be the shows I will introduce to them when they are older. While some of these shows I might wait to introduce to them at age 15.

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1. 009-1 (2006– )

Animation, Action, Crime

What would happen if the Cold War was still at large?

Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Alice Fulks, Josh Grelle, Grant James

Votes: 162

2. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi

Votes: 5,272

3. Afro Samurai (2007)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

Votes: 14,281

4. Air Gear (2006– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A couple of orphans form a gang called Storm Riders and try to become top dogs in the competitive world of professional and street sport that involves Air Treks, futuristic motorized rollerblades that can achieve super speed.

Stars: Kenta Kamakari, Mariya Ise, Chris Patton, Luci Christian

Votes: 1,089

5. Air Master (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

"Maki Aikawa is tall, with a nice model-like figure, but is also quiet and looks like an ordinary high school girl. However, her unique life style includes being a street fighter within the... See full summary »

Stars: Romi Pak, Linda Ballantyne, Drew Coombs, Carlos Diaz

Votes: 131

6. Alice (2009)

Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Everything you know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day mini-series. The cast includes Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 9,017

7. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )

TV-14 | 35 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James Rolfe, Mike Matei, Kyle Justin, Kieran Fallon

Votes: 13,661

8. Baccano! (2007–2008)

TV-MA | 384 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass, Akemi Kanda

Votes: 9,696

9. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."

Stars: Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Kristofor Brown, Tracy Grandstaff

Votes: 26,508

10. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Music

Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.

Stars: Tomohisa Asô, Greg Ayres, Taliesin Jaffe, Jamie McGonnigal

Votes: 1,985

11. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 276,170

12. Black Cat (2005–2006)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Train Heartnet is a famous assassin known as Black Cat. He works for Chronos, an organization that secretly controls the world. However, he begins to question the morality of his actions ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiji Fujiwara, Taliesin Jaffe, Brandon Potter, Russell Wait

Votes: 904

13. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 10,748

14. Board James (2009– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

James and his pals play eccentric board games from their youth.

Stars: James Rolfe, Mike Matei, Brendan Castner, Kevin Finn

Votes: 2,073

15. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 25,417

16. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,323,390

17. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007–2019)

Documentary

Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James Rolfe, Mike Matei, Antonio Piluso, Kieran Fallon

Votes: 1,722

18. Cleopatra D.C. (1989)

110 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

Cleopatra DC, the largest company in America, is run by the smart and beautiful Cleopatra Corns... a fun-loving, reckless playgirl.

Stars: Maria Kawamura, Hiromi Tsuru, Shô Hayami, Keiichi Nanba

Votes: 30

19. Clerks (2000–2001)

R | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Votes: 11,671

20. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 81,399

21. Coyote Ragtime Show (2006– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In an alternate galaxy, there's an outlaw named Mister who's 10 days from his prison release. He escapes from prison with the help of his comrades Bishop and Katana. As they seek out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Ken'yû Horiuchi, Tomokazu Seki, Lowell Bartholomee

Votes: 157

22. Daredevil (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 344,633

23. Daria (1997–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults.

Stars: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo, John Lynn

Votes: 22,307

24. Desert Punk (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 580 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary »

Stars: Cole Brown, Eric Vale, Chihiro Suzuki, Luci Christian

Votes: 1,192

Desert Punk

25. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Dragon Ball tells the tale of a young warrior by the name of Son Goku, a young peculiar boy with a tail who embarks on a quest to become stronger and learns of the Dragon Balls, when, once all 7 are gathered, grant any wish of choice.

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 50,002

26. Dragon Ball GT (1996–2002)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After Goku is made a kid again by the Black Star Dragon Balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self.

Stars: Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler, Masako Nozawa, Yûko Minaguchi

Votes: 22,441

27. Dragon Ball Z (1989–1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Kyle Hebert, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat

Votes: 62,762

28. Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An HD and enhanced remaster of Dragon Ball Z.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Sean Schemmel, Richard Ian Cox

Votes: 19,025

29. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 5,312

30. Eden of the East (2009)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 3,262

31. Extant (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An astronaut struggles to learn how she became pregnant while on a thirteen-month-long solo space mission.

Stars: Halle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer, Tyler Hilton

Votes: 22,930

32. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 293,565

33. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,925

34. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 234,716

35. FLCL (2000–2018)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 14,325

36. From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy.

Stars: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González

Votes: 18,257

37. Fruits Basket (2001)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Vale, Laura Bailey, Yui Horie, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 4,991

38. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 58,065

39. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna, Muriel Hofmann

Votes: 101,714

40. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 205,226

41. Genesis Climber Mospeada (1983–1984)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

A warrior named Stick and a bunch of other rebels and soldiers must fight a deadly alien race and track down their ruler.

Stars: Mine Matsuki, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Bin Shimada, Mika Doi

Votes: 220

42. Get Backers (2002–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, two juvenile delinquents from the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan, are also known as a pair of retrievers-for-hire called the GetBackers. Both of them possess ... See full summary »

Stars: Darren Pleavin, J. Shanon Weaver, Jason Liebrecht, Omar Gallaga

Votes: 913

43. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 17,123

44. Gokusen (2004– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

The story follows Kumiko Yamaguchi, the granddaughter of a yakuza boss and teacher at an all-male private school.

Stars: Jon Avner, Risa Hayamizu, Seizô Katô, Carrie Keranen

Votes: 255

45. GTO (1999– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tom Fahn, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Wataru Takagi

Votes: 4,981

46. Gunsmith Cats (1995 Video)

TV-14 | 70 min | Animation, Action, Comedy