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1. 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 282,883

2. Famous in Love (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

A college student's big break in a Hollywood blockbuster leaves her navigating through an undeniable chemistry.

Stars: Bella Thorne, Charlie DePew, Carter Jenkins, Georgie Flores

Votes: 6,264

3. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 47,180

4. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 311,304

5. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 169,953

6. The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior 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.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay

Votes: 27,646

7. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,988,013

8. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 241,724

9. The Lying Game (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

Identical twins meet as teenagers after Sutton was adopted by a rich couple and Emma grew up a foster kid. Sutton investigates their bio mom etc., while Emma takes her place/identity.

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 18,721

10. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 163,370

11. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin

Votes: 153,316

12. Shatter Me

Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Set in a dystopian future, "Shatter Me" follows the life of 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars, who has been locked away for a crime she never intended to commit--a crime caused by her peculiar "... See full summary »

13. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 61,204

14. The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 59,466

15. The Magicians (2015–2020)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Stars: Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil

Votes: 49,672

16. The 100 (2014–2020)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth, hoping to repopulate the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 242,706

17. American Gods (2017–2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley

Votes: 84,428

18. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 189,528

19. Sharp Objects (2018)

TV-MA | 421 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Stars: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 94,409

20. Arrow (2012–2020)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 426,018

21. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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, and fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 337,581

22. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016–2022)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter must recruit a ragtag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano

Votes: 102,880

23. Supergirl (2015–2021)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath

Votes: 122,066

24. Smallville (2001–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 125,253

25. Gotham (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 226,400

26. Riverdale (2017–2023)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, K.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 139,524

27. Black Lightning (2017–2021)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

Stars: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III

Votes: 25,039

28. The Gifted (I) (2017–2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind

Votes: 34,529

29. Runaways (2017–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.

Stars: Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer

Votes: 25,509

30. Titans (I) (2018– )

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

A team of young superheroes combat evil and other perils.

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Teagan Croft

Votes: 95,854

31. Jessica Jones (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 209,439

32. Luke Cage (2016–2018)

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

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

Stars: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 127,796

33. 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: 420,724

34. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent (2015– )

55 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

There is a double agent on the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). Reporting to a shadowy Mastermind, he evades security and gathers classified information for the legions of fans who are always eager for the next exciting bit of Marvel news.

Stars: Joseph Bearor, Marcus Choi, Stan Lee, Michelle Ortiz

Votes: 2,098

35. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 81,370

36. The Punisher (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Votes: 221,114

37. The Defenders (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones

Votes: 103,800

38. Iron Fist (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

Stars: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 127,380

39. Inhumans (2017)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves.

Stars: Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor

Votes: 25,753

40. Legion (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 89,313

41. Cloak & Dagger (2018–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while growing closer together every day.

Stars: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Gloria Reuben, Emma Lahana

Votes: 20,037

42. New Warriors

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

The adventures of a team of teenage superheroes.

Stars: Milana Vayntrub, Keith David, Chloe Coleman, Calum Worthy

43. Blade: The Series (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The adventures of the half human/vampire hunter.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, Nelson Lee, Jessica Gower

Votes: 5,571

44. Constantine (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Stars: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya

Votes: 52,594

45. Powerless (2017)

21 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Follow the staff of an insurance company, specialising in products to protect defenseless bystanders from the collateral damage of Superheroes and Supervillains.

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches

Votes: 6,985

46. iZombie (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama