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Huntik: Secrets & Seekers

#1 - Huntik: Secrets & Seekers

Lok's father has been missing for years, and the only thing Lok has to remember him is an ancient jar. When that jar is accidentally broken, Lok discovers a journal and an amulet that discuss the mysterious Titans. Now Lok is teaming up with Sophie Casterwall, Dante Vale, and Zhalia Moon is find and bond with the Titans before The Professor, DeFoe, Grier, and the evil organization use them to take over the world. A new life as a member of the Huntik organization has only just begun.

star 9.04
125 votes
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The Spectacular Spider-Man

#2 - The Spectacular Spider-Man

The 10th television series about Spider-Man picks up the original web-slinger's mythology at the beginning of his hero's journey, as a not so typical 16-year-old entering his junior year of high school. Having spent the summer engaging common criminals with his new-found powers, Peter Parker must conceal his secret identity and battle super-villains in the real world.

star 8.69
786 votes
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Supernatural

#3 - Supernatural

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

star 8.61
42,500 votes
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Gilmore Girls

#4 - Gilmore Girls

Lorelai Gilmore has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory, doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes.

star 8.58
7,551 votes
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The Originals

#5 - The Originals

Though once pledged to remain together through the test of time, the Mikaelson's — the first and original family of vampires — have been torn apart over the thousands of years of their existence. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus, along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah, must take back the city that once belonged to them, while avoiding a war between the vampires, werewolves and witches that populate the French Quarter.

star 8.43
10,169 votes
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

#6 - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, CA.

star 8.30
1,820 votes
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Legacies

#7 - Legacies

Legacies, two years after The Originals, follows the history of Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Hope, who is descended from the most powerful vampire/werewolf and witch bloodlines, and the Saltzman twins, Lizzie and Josie, attend the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. This school, which was opened afterwards the happenings of The Vampire Diaries, provides a haven where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural being can learn to control their supernatural abilities and impulses.

star 8.29
2,175 votes
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Penn & Teller: Fool Us

#8 - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Penn and Teller challenge magicians to perform in front of them and, if they can fool the famous duo, they'll win a 5-star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller's world-famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

star 8.13
1,109 votes
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Jane the Virgin

#9 - Jane the Virgin

Jane Villanueva, a religious young Latina woman, has her vow to save her virginity until her marriage shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. The biological donor is a married man, a former playboy, and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

star 8.13
3,546 votes
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Nikita

#10 - Nikita

When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row and given a second chance by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division. What they didn't tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Having escaped Division, Nikita is seeking retribution and will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

star 8.10
8,956 votes
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The Vampire Diaries

#11 - The Vampire Diaries

Elena Gilbert is immediately drawn to Stefan Salvatore, the new student at her high school. Little does she know, the attraction leads her and her friends into the supernatural world surrounding their quiet town, Mystic Falls, as they become entangled in the lives of Stefan and his brother, Damon — both of whom happen to be vampires.

star 8.08
24,067 votes
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The Flash (2014)

#12 - The Flash (2014)

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

star 8.06
34,805 votes
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All American (2018)

#13 - All American (2018)

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide.

star 8.04
403 votes
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Everybody Hates Chris

#14 - Everybody Hates Chris

A black teen in Brooklyn during the early 1980s attends a mostly white school. At home, Chris helps care for his younger brother and sister, while at school he's often the target of a racist bully.

star 8.03
2,848 votes
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Riverdale

#15 - Riverdale

A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

star 8.02
11,905 votes
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Reaper

#16 - Reaper

Throughout Sam's life, he always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him. Whether it was sports, school, career choices, or picking on his little brother Kyle, Sam always got away with everything. Because of it, he decided to drop out of college and take a dead beat job, wasting most of his time playing video games and wishing he could ask his co-worker Andi out. However, everything changes in Sam's life once he turns 21 and finds out the reason his parents let him get over was because they sold his soul to the devil before he was born.

star 7.97
4,045 votes
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Katy Keene

#17 - Katy Keene

A Riverdale spinoff, following the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — the fashion icon Katy Keene, the prodigal singer Josie McCoy, the performer Jorge Lopez (and his drag queen alter-ego Ginger), and the "it girl" Pepper Smith — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.

star 7.97
262 votes
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The 100

#18 - The 100

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

star 7.96
24,802 votes
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Reign (2013)

#19 - Reign (2013)

Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.

star 7.96
3,935 votes
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Life Unexpected

#20 - Life Unexpected

After spending all of her 15 years bouncing from one foster family to another in Portland, Oregon, Lux has decided it's time to take control of her life and become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate "Baze" Bazile, who owns a bar, lives like an aging frat-boy with two slacker roommates, and is astonished to learn that he has a teenage daughter. Lux is equally astonished when Baze reveals that her mother is Cate Cassidy, a star on the local "Morning Madness" radio show, along with her on-air partner and real-life boyfriend, Ryan Thomas. Lux has been listening to Cate's voice on the radio as long as she can remember, so she feels an instant connection with the mom she's never met. Baze takes Lux to meet Cate, who is shocked and saddened to learn that Lux has grown up in foster care, but thrilled to finally meet her beautiful daughter...

star 7.94
1,453 votes
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iZombie

#21 - iZombie

When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanor, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner's office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.

star 7.92
8,851 votes
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Smallville

#22 - Smallville

Superman's teen years as Clark Kent find him agonizing over his shy, uncertain persona while dealing with his evolving powers and an infatuation with classmate Lana Lang.

star 7.85
16,082 votes
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Dynasty (2017)

#23 - Dynasty (2017)

Follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will focus on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman married into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.

star 7.84
1,345 votes
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One Tree Hill

#24 - One Tree Hill

Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

star 7.81
5,419 votes
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Arrow

#25 - Arrow

After being marooned for five years on a remote island and presumed dead, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in his hometown of Starling City.

star 7.80
58,515 votes
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Hart of Dixie

#26 - Hart of Dixie

Fast-talking New Yorker and brand new doctor Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to accept an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work with him at his small practice in Bluebell, Alabama. Zoe arrives in this small Gulf Coast town only to find that Harley has passed away and left his half of the medical practice to her in his will.

star 7.78
4,051 votes
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In the Dark (2019)

#27 - In the Dark (2019)

Murphy is a flawed and irreverent woman who just happens to be blind and is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend, Tyson. When the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Guiding Hope, the guide-dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

star 7.76
261 votes
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Gossip Girl

#28 - Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, a ruthless and mysterious blogger reveals secrets about the lives of privileged upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

star 7.75
9,953 votes
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Frequency

#29 - Frequency

A female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.

star 7.50
1,504 votes
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Roswell, New Mexico

#30 - Roswell, New Mexico

Centers on a town where aliens with unearthly abilities live undercover among humans. But when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose them.

star 7.50
588 votes
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The Secret Circle

#31 - The Secret Circle

Cassie Blake is a beautiful and shy, sixteen-year-old girl who moves to New Salem with her mother, to look after her sick grandmother. After being enrolled into a local high school, Cassie meets Diana Meade, a genuine and kind-hearted student who welcomes Cassie to her new school. Cassie also meets Diana's sadistic cousin, Faye Chamberlain, who promptly begins to ridicule and taunt her, all the while taking pleasure in causing Cassie pain. After Diana introduces Cassie to other members of the circle, they reveal themselves as witches, and that she is one as well. Initially, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to unlock her magical powers. After Cassie reluctantly joins the circle, Adam, Diana, Faye, and the other members of the coven quickly discover that with Cassie in their circle, they are able to cast spells more powerful than they ever could before.

star 7.48
3,742 votes
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The Tomorrow People (US)

#32 - The Tomorrow People (US)

The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.

star 7.38
4,475 votes
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Containment

#33 - Containment

The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. The drama tells the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.

star 7.36
1,178 votes
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No Tomorrow

#34 - No Tomorrow

When a risk-averse, straight-arrowed, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a free-spirited man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, with comedic and poignant results.

star 7.35
528 votes
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)

#35 - Beauty and the Beast (2012)

Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

star 7.33
3,718 votes
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Emily Owens, M.D.

#36 - Emily Owens, M.D.

At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she’ll have the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett – and where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Rider is also an intern. So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school? Emily soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson, is also just starting out at Denver Memorial, and it seems like they’re rivals all over again – not only as surgical interns, but for Will’s attention.

star 7.33
465 votes
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow

#37 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat—one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.

star 7.30
9,390 votes
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Supergirl

#38 - Supergirl

As Superman’s cousin, Kara Danvers, also known as Supergirl, balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats.

star 7.29
12,676 votes
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Ringer

#39 - Ringer

Bridget goes on the run after witnessing a murder, hiding out by assuming the life of her wealthy identical twin sister Siobhan - only to learn that her sister's seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to leave behind.

star 7.22
2,289 votes
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The Carrie Diaries

#40 - The Carrie Diaries

Carrie Bradshaw is in her senior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

star 7.22
1,737 votes
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Supernatural: The Animation

#41 - Supernatural: The Animation

Supernatural the Animation will not only remake the best episodes from the live-action version, but also depict original episodes. These original episodes will include prologues of the Winchester brothers’ childhood, anime-only enemies, and episodes featuring secondary characters from the original series.

star 7.21
387 votes
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Privileged

#42 - Privileged

A Yale-educated journalism major reluctantly becomes a live-in tutor for two spoiled grand-daughters of a Palm Beach cosmetics business magnate.

star 7.21
326 votes
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Aliens in America

#43 - Aliens in America

A Wisconsin mom arranges to host a foreign exchange student, believing the visitor will help her shy son become more popular. When the student turns out to be a Muslim teenager from Pakistan, her plans go awry--and everyone is likely to learn a little lesson about life.

star 7.19
406 votes
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90210

#44 - 90210

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

star 7.04
3,253 votes
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Nancy Drew (2019)

#45 - Nancy Drew (2019)

18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy strikes and holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation that uncover secrets that run deep in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine.

star 7.03
350 votes
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Breaking Pointe

#46 - Breaking Pointe

This reality series takes viewers into an elite professional ballet company in Salt Lake City, revealing not only the beauty and grace of dance, but also the competition and intensity that exist in a gritty world of extreme athleticism. Underneath the tutus, tights and perfect exteriors are tough and determined dancers who must fight through injuries and pain as they pursue the unattainable -- perfection. The dancers must navigate complicated social politics and make sacrifices while they compete for the best roles.

star 7.01
40 votes
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Beauty and the Geek

#47 - Beauty and the Geek

Once upon a time, there were 7 attractive women who got by on their appearances, and 7 intelligent men with limited social skills, who lived in a house together, learning from each others' weaknesses and strengths. By the end of their six-episode journey, these diverse men and women received lessons in confidence, equality, and dignity. No longer were they just the Beauty and the Geek. Beauty and the Geek is Ashton Kutcher's social experiment, which tested if seven beautiful women could work with seven intelligent men to become a whole lot more.

star 7.00
185 votes
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Black Lightning

#48 - Black Lightning

Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.

star 6.98
2,426 votes
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Star-Crossed

#49 - Star-Crossed

Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.

star 6.94
1,822 votes
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Life Sentence

#50 - Life Sentence

When Stella Abbott receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will not go gentle into that good night and throws caution to the wind by living like there is no tomorrow. Unfortunately, that decision comes back to bite her when her doctors inform her that her illness has miraculously been cured, leaving that good news tainted by the fact she now needs to deal with the fallout from all of the things she did when she thought she was dying.

star 6.87
303 votes
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