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Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.

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Game Of Thrones

HBO • 2011 • IMDb: 9.2
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George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families -- kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men -- playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, whose shooting locations include Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia and Spain.

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Breaking Bad

AMC • 2008 • IMDb: 9.5
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Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can't get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

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Stranger Things

Netflix • 2016 • IMDb: 8.7
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After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm.

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Black Mirror

Netflix • 2011 • IMDb: 8.8
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Black Mirror is an anthology series questioning every day lives and technology in each episode. Every episode has its own characters and story. Black Mirror is a reference to the television screen when switched off, giving a dark reflection of the onlookers. "Black Mirror" is a reworking of "The Twilight Zone" with stories that tap into the collective unease about the modern world, particularly regarding both intended and unintended consequences of new technologies and the effect they have on society and individuals. Each story features its own cast of unique characters, including stars like Bryce Dallas Howard ("The Help"), Alice Eve, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Cullen and Jerome Flynn ("Game of Thrones"). Joe Wright, Dan Trachtenberg, and James Watkins are among the featured directors.

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Narcos

Netflix • 2015 • IMDb: 8.8
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Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him.

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Peaky Blinders

Netflix • 2013 • IMDb: 8.8
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A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby. Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family. But Thomas has bigger ambitions than just running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, he recognizes an opportunity to advance in the world because crime may pay but legitimate business pays better. Trying to rid Britain of its crime is Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrives from Belfast to try to achieve that goal.

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True Detective

HBO • 2014 • IMDb: 8.9
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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. Series explores the lives of police detectives as they chase criminals, using unconventional methods. The officers struggle to gain control of their own personal demons as they attack different cases. A 1995 murder case is revisited 17 years later, calling into question the supposed solving of the crime by Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, and reopening old wounds related to the detectives' volatile partnership and personal lives. The enquiry unfolds in the present day through separate interrogations of the now former co-workers, who narrate the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle left Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division in 2002. As the timeline weaves between 1995 and 2012, Cohle and Hart are brought back to a world both thought they had left behind.

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Friends

HBO Max • 1994 • IMDb: 8.9
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Six young men and women live in the same apartment complex and face life and love together in Manhattan, New York City. As they're constantly sticking their noses into each another's businesses, as well as sometimes swapping romantic partners, the group always get into the kind of comic situations that most other people never experience, especially during breakups.

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Dark

Netflix • 2017 • IMDb: 8.7
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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives and fractured relationships that exist among four families as they search for the kids. The mystery-drama series introduces an intricate puzzle filled with twists that include a web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town's troubled history -- whether they know it or not. The story includes supernatural elements that tie back to the same town in 1986. "Dark" represents the first German original series produced for Netflix.

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Rick and Morty

Adult Swim • 2013 • IMDb: 9.2
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After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn't as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that's not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.

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Sherlock 

BBC One • 2010 • IMDb: 9.1
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In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan. He meets the brilliant but eccentric Holmes when the latter, who serves as a consultant to Scotland Yard, advertises for a flatmate. Almost as soon as Watson moves into the Baker Street flat, they are embroiled in mysteries, and Sherlock's nemesis, Moriarty, appears to have a hand in the crimes.

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Fargo

FX • 2014 • IMDb: 8.9
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

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Based on George R.R. Martin's book "Fire & Blood", the series tells the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 200 years before the events of "Game of Thrones".

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Men in Kilts

Starz • 2021 • IMDb: 8.7
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Santa Monica, Calif. - STARZ announced today, "Outlander" stars Sam Heughan (Bloodshot, The Spy Who Dumped Me) and Graham McTavish ("Preacher," The Hobbit Trilogy) will hit the road again for a six-episode second season of the hit travel docuseries "Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham" - this time in New Zealand. Developed by Heughan and McTavish, the original series is produced by Boardwalk Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Heughan and McTavish conceived the original idea and serve as executive producers alongside Alexander Norouzi, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Kevin Johnston who also serves as director. "Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham" is a fun-filled buddy travelogue led by "Outlander" stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. Heughan and McTavish will continue their immersive adventure travel experience, this time in New Zealand. They will revel in the Scottish influence of New Zealand, while diving into its own history. In Season one, the two reunited for an epic adventure in Scotland, exploring their heritage and meeting an incredible collection of people who truly showcase what it means to be Scottish. The half-hour, eight-episode first season of the series offers the duo's one-of-a-kind perspective on everything from Scottish clans and the Battle of Culloden to whisky tasting and folk dancing, with Sam and Graham's witty banter and hijinks leading the way. Whether hanging off the edge of a cliff, wrangling a flock of wild sheep or discovering the true legacy of their "Outlander" characters, both men dive headfirst into each and every experience. Karen Bailey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Alice Dickens-Koblin, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Programming are the STARZ executives overseeing "Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham."

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Investigators circle the globe in search of evidence in their quest to determine whether life on Earth began in outer space and if aliens influenced mankind in ancient times. Did extraterrestrial beings visit Earth and share information about technology and influence human religions? And more importantly, if aliens visited the planet before, will they return? Alien theorists believe that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. Historians and experts investigate various events, legends and texts throughout history that may contain evidence of contact between humans and extraterrestrial life.

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The Last Dance

Netflix • 2020 • IMDb: 9.1
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The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, and Phil Jackson. The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings; beginning on May 23, two episodes were aired back-to-back on ESPN's corporate partner ABC. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing. The series became available on Netflix on July 19, 2020.

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100 Foot Wave

HBO • 2021 • IMDb: 8.1
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Directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Joe Lewis, the six-part HBO Sports Documentary series 100 FOOT WAVE intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world's preeminent big-wave surfing destination. 100 FOOT WAVE is also executive produced by Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom. HBO has renewed the docuseries 100 FOOT WAVE for a second season. The docuseries chronicles big-wave surf legend Garrett McNamara and his fellow surfers as they search to find and surf the biggest wave in the world. The second season of 100 FOOT WAVE will continue to follow Garrett and Nicole McNamara and others profiled in the six-episode first season as they get closer to making their dream a reality, and will introduce new big wave surfers who join the communal pursuit to conquer a 100 foot wave in Nazaré. New episodes of 100 FOOT WAVE are currently debuting on HBO Sundays at 10:00 p.m ET, with the final two episodes debuting August 15 and 22. The first four episodes are currently available to stream on HBO Max. Directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Joe Lewis, and Topic Studios' Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom, the six-part first season of the HBO documentary series 100 FOOT WAVE intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara who, after visiting Nazaré in hopes of conquering a 100 foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small Portuguese fishing village into the world's preeminent big-wave surfing destination. Over the course of the series, 100 FOOT WAVE interweaves the transformative story of the seaside village with the ongoing search for the tallest wave on the planet by McNamara, his wife Nicole, CJ Macias, Andrew "Cotty" Cotton, Justine Dupont and a number of big-wave surfers from around the globe dedicated to pursuing their seemingly impossible dreams of surfing the 100 foot wave. The Los Angeles Times called the first season "a poetic and philosophical adventure story," and wrote that "the best sports story you'll encounter this weekend is not at the Olympics." The Times also called the surfing "elegant and mesmerizing," the subjects "big-screen charismatic," and the story of Garrett McNamara both "vividly told" and "highly engaging." Both seasons of 100 FOOT WAVE are produced by Topic Studios, Library Films and Amplify Pictures. It is directed by Chris Smith; executive producers, Chris Smith, Joe Lewis, Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom.

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A Haunting

Destination America • 2005 • IMDb: 8
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Re-enactments of apparent collisions between the spirit plane and the real world are presented in each one-hour episode of "A Haunting," accompanied by commentary by the people who supposedly experienced such spooky incidents as demonic activity, poltergeist attacks, possessions, and cryptic visions. Paranormal investigators, priests, shamans, and psychic mediums provide insight into the stories as well

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Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller continues her harrowing exploration into the underworld's most dangerous black markets. Armed with National Geographic's trademark inside access, each episode follows Mariana as she works her way inside a different black market or global trafficking network - from meth, marijuana and stolen cars to outlaw bikers clubs and Amazon mafias - where she meets the players and learns the business, all in an effort to understand the inner workings of the world's multitrillion-dollar shadow economy. For Muck Media, executive Producers are Mariana van Zeller, Darren Foster and Jeff Plunkett.

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Last Chance U: Basketball

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8.3
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From Greg Whiteley and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U, Last Chance U: Basketball is an honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. In Season 2, viewers will return to follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) led by passionate head coach John Mosley. First season of the sports docu-series was directed by Greg Whiteley, Adam Leibowitz, Daniel George McDonald. Series produced by executive producers Greg Whiteley, Joe LaBracio, Lucas Smith, James D. Stern. Production Companies: GQ Studios, Endgame Entertainment, One Potato Productions, and Boardwalk Pictures

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Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is an Indian reality television series. The show focuses on the personal and professional lives of Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey and Seema Khan, wives of Bollywood actors Samir Soni, Sanjay Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and Sohail Khan respectively. Bound by a friendship that dates back 25 years, this girl gang is like no other. With a surplus of sass and a whole lot of outrageous fun, these women sure know how to have a good time. Follow them as they go about managing their lives, kids, businesses and, most importantly, each other.

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Tiny World

Olivia Colman narrates “Becoming You,” a global series about child development that explores how the first 2,000 days on Earth shape the rest of our lives. Told through the eyes of over 100 children across the world, from Nepal to Japan and Borneo, each episode offers a thought-provoking look at how children learn to think, speak and move, from birth to age 5. It underscores how different our journeys can be, but ultimately tells the story of our shared humanity and community when it comes to raising children. This series is produced by Wall to Wall Media and is executive produced by Leanne Klein and Hamo Forsyth. The first six episodes of “Becoming You” will make their global debut on Friday, November 13 exclusively on Apple TV+.

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A docuseries that examines some of the most important international spy operations of the last forty years. Starring Damian Lewis in his first factual role, this new docu-drama reveals remarkable true stories behind the most gripping and significant international spy operations of the last forty years. From the truth behind the escape of US diplomats from Tehran, immortalised in the award-winning film Argo, to the spy operation which narrowly averted all-out nuclear war, to the incredible ‘spy swap’ which brought Sergey Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, to Salisbury (where they narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on their lives last year), the series relates the incredible true stories of the spy wars fought in the shadows. Utilising innovative and highly stylised reconstructions, Damian Lewis: Spy Wars is shot on location in London, Moscow and Israel.

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