Death by Cathode Ray!

by Mikel_Deefe | created - 13 Aug 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

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1. Get a Life (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Elliott, Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue

Votes: 2,149

2. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 14,295

3. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 12,650

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 65,182

5. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 161,463

6. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

Votes: 32,554

7. La bola de cristal (1984–1988)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The best and most surrealist kid show in all the history of Spain.

Stars: Isidoro Fernández, Alaska, Luis Perezagua, Matilde Conesa

Votes: 112

8. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 114,020

9. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents, and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 18,150

10. Barrio Sésamo (1979–2000)

25 min | Family

In Spain, they didn't just dub the original "Sesame Street" and then broadcast it. They combined it with new material made in Spain. "Barrio Sesamo" combines an original spanish episode ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfonso Vallejo, Chelo Vivares, José Riesgo, Isabel Castro

Votes: 87

11. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 93,543

12. ¡Qué grande es el cine! (1995–2005)

News, Talk-Show

Movie show hosted by Oscar winner Spanish film maker José Luis Garci, which features classical movies followed by half-hour, on-target conversations with critics and film scholars.

Stars: José Luis Garci, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, Miguel Marías, Antonio Giménez Rico

Votes: 78

13. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 9,924

14. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

Two perpetually bored and broke flatmates waste their days in a futile struggle to get laid, earn cash, and not kill one another.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,108

15. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 164,260

16. Future Boy Conan (1978– )

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

After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki

Votes: 3,278

17. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 20,531

18. Il était une fois... la vie (1987– )

30 min | Animation, Family

The workings of the human body explained by animated characters.

Stars: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Votes: 4,224

19. The Little Vampire (1986–1987)

25 min | Family, Horror

13 part television series based on the books: "The Little Vampire" and "The Little Vampire Moves In" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

Stars: Joel Dacks, Gert Fröbe, Marsha Moreau, Lynn Seymour

Votes: 338

20. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 51,130

21. Once Upon a Time... Man (1978–1981)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A comprehensive animated survey of the evolution of humanity and the history of predominately Western Civilization.

Stars: Annie Balestra, Albert Barillé, Yves Barsacq, Claude Bertrand

Votes: 3,328

22. La edad de oro (1983–1985)

50 min | Music, Talk-Show

A unique music show for a unique time.

Stars: Paloma Chamorro, Pedro Almodóvar, Alaska, Carlos García Berlanga

Votes: 16

23. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 90,641

24. Once Upon a Time... Space (1982– )

26 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

A team of peacekeepers travels the galaxy solving disputes and exploring new worlds. Set against a story of a dispute between a dictatorial planet vying for more power and the rest of the union.

Stars: Roger Carel, Annie Balestra, Alain Dorval, Vincent Ropion

Votes: 1,453

26. Master Eder and His Pumuckl (1982–1989)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Pumuckl is a nice and sometimes naughty goblin who used to live with a cabinet maker named Franz Eder. Mr. Eder has had to live through quite some trouble because Pumuckl always was up to ... See full summary »

Stars: Gustl Bayrhammer, Hans Clarin, Toni Berger, Erni Singerl

Votes: 1,410

27. 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: 203,493

29. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 345,439

30. 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: 80,179

32. Juego de niños (1988–2019)

Family, Game-Show

In each program, two celebrities were competing to guess words that were explained by small children with their own vocabulary. When a contestant guessed the word, he earned a strange ... See full summary »

Stars: Javier Sardà, Ignacio Salas, Tina Sáinz, Amparo Soler Leal

Votes: 16

33. Mazinger Z (1972–1974)

30 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

Teenager Koji Kabuto pilots the amazing super-robot Mazinger Z to avenge its inventor (his grandfather) against the Mycene Empire, led by the evil mad scientist Doctor Hell.

Stars: Frank Cattelano, Robin Gould, Dale Hemmond, Dana Ikeda

Votes: 1,018

35. Saint Seiya (1986–1989)

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

A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.

Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Votes: 8,581

37. Battle of the Planets (1978–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra.

Stars: Alan Young, Keye Luke, Ronnie Schell, Janet Waldo

Votes: 1,598

39. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When Dorothy and her little dog Toto are swept up by a tornado, they are magically transported to the Land of Oz- An enchanted world were anything is possible!

Stars: Mark Denis, Morgan Hallet, Maria Bircher, A.J. Henderson

Votes: 210

40. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)

28 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.

Stars: Randi Kiger, Vic Perrin, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kôhei Miyauchi

Votes: 4,158

41. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,734

42. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 19,861

43. The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Rich Little, Paul Frees, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 14,600

44. Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972–2004)

145 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

This was a contest composed by three parts. In the first part, there were three couples composed by a male and a female that had to give the highest amount of answers to the questions they ... See full summary »

Stars: Paloma Hurtado, Teresa Hurtado, Fernanda Hurtado, Mayra Gómez Kemp

Votes: 118

45. Rugrats (1990–2006)

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