(Seemingly) Good Series that I Just Couldn't Get Into

by loganblackisle | created - 17 Apr 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

All of these titles are tv-series where I watched the first episode, thought it was fairly decent, but couldn't really get into it, and never managed to watch more than that first episode.

I should note, though, that the summaries were such that I were initially interested in the series.

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1. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 92,345

2. 666 Park Avenue (2012–2013)

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

At the 203 apartments Drake, NYC, residents are granted one wish - any wish. But beware of the price. There's something supernatural and evil about The Drake that only the owners, Gavin and Olivia. know about/control.

Stars: Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Samantha Logan

Votes: 17,470

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019)

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes

Votes: 55,618

4. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 91,651

5. Aftermath (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Sci-Fi

The Copeland family battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague - and the rise of supernatural creatures.

Stars: James Tupper, Anne Heche, Levi Meaden, Taylor Hickson

Votes: 4,285

6. Agent X (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama

Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.

Stars: Sharon Stone, Gerald McRaney, Jeff Hephner, Jamey Sheridan

Votes: 4,159

7. Alcatraz (2012)

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

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.

Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 38,852

8. 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: 79,901

9. APB (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force.

Stars: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey

Votes: 6,098

10. Aquarius (2015–2016)

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

A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.

Stars: David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont

Votes: 11,538

11. Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Ash has spent the last thirty years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless

Votes: 66,987

12. Atlantis (2013–2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 11,004

13. Avenue 5 (2020– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The troubled crew of Avenue 5, a space cruise ship filled with spoiled, rich, snotty space tourists, must try and keep everyone calm after their ship gets thrown off course into space and ends up needing three years to return to Earth.

Stars: Josh Gad, Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front

Votes: 13,534

14. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the mid 23rd century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 28,819

15. Banshee (2013–2016)

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

An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania; where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 91,251

16. Being Human (2008–2013)

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

A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinéad Keenan

Votes: 24,335

17. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

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

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,802

18. Black Mirror (2011– )

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

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 468,239

19. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 96,375

20. Blindspot (2015–2020)

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

Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body.

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson

Votes: 68,211

21. Bloodline (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the black sheep returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 45,972

22. Blood Ties (2007)

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

Vicki Nelson, a former homicide detective turned private investigator, and Henry Fitzroy, a 470-year-old vampire, form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.

Stars: Christina Cox, Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid, Gina Holden

Votes: 6,424

23. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 144,202

24. 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: 1,547,960

25. Bull (2016– )

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

Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and the accused tick.

Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 15,865

26. Californication (2007–2014)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.

Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 173,875

27. Chance (2016–2017)

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

A forensic neuro-psychiatrist reluctantly enters a dangerous and violent world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Ethan Suplee, Greta Lee, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 9,328

28. Charmed (2018– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches.

Stars: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Rupert Evans

Votes: 14,457

29. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–2020)

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

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

Votes: 82,318

30. Chuck (2007–2012)

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

When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 130,051

31. Cleopatra 2525 (2000–2001)

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

An exotic dancer, cryogenically frozen in the year 2001, is accidentally thawed out in 2525 by two female warriors who are fighting against evil robots which have taken over the world. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 2,001

32. Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 3,142

33. Complications (2015)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Ellison, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When... See full summary »

Stars: Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf, Gregory Fears, Lauren Stamile

Votes: 2,398

34. Covert Affairs (2010–2014)

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

Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.

Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 27,394

35. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)

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

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 171,182

36. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An international unit of the FBI charged with coming to the aid of, and solving crimes involving, American citizens in foreign countries. A spin-off from Criminal Minds.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams

Votes: 4,730

37. Criminal: UK (2019– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. The stories take place within the confines of a police interview suite.

Stars: Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Rochenda Sandall, Shubham Saraf

Votes: 15,870

38. Crossbones (2014)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.

Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

Votes: 6,771

39. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

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

Series following an elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts as they work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 78,425

40. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)

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

Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz

Votes: 10,409

41. Cursed (2020)

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

A teenage sorceress named Nimue encounters a young Arthur on her quest to find a powerful and ancient sword.

Stars: Katherine Langford, Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Daniel Sharman

Votes: 25,823

42. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chilingirian, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 74,448

43. Deadly Class (2018–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins.

Stars: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría

Votes: 14,949

44. Deception (2018)

TV-PG | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A famed magician uses his skills of deception to assist the FBI in solving high-profile cases.

Stars: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Justin Chon

Votes: 8,401

45. Defiance (2013–2015)

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

Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene

Votes: 41,171

46. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi