Best Hollywood TV Serials

Down the line, since the inception of television, Hollywood has ruled the channels with popular serials. These serials have been all time favourites, ever since your grandparent’s era. These serials are an all time entertainment and till today, it is widely appreciated world-wide. Serials would include:

  • I love Lucy- It was a black and white serial that aired on American television from 1951-1957. It was the most watched show in American television and won 5 Emmy Awards. In the year 2007, it was listed as one of the “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.” The serial revolve around the Lucy Ricardo played by Lucille ball and her husband Ricky played by Vivian Vance. The serial had six seasons.

  • Green Hornet- It was an American radio show that was aired in 1936. It was later telecasted on television in the 1966. The crux of the serial revolved around the adventures of a media mogul named Britt Reid. The protagonist’s role was played by Van Williams. There is a bit of difference between the radio version and the television version.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Created by Douglas Adams, it was a science fiction comedy. Initially a radio broadcast programme, the popularity of the series gave rise to a six episode television programme. It was aired in 1981 on television. The radio cast only enacted the drama on television. The crux of this serial is about a “hapless English man” and his adventures. The places that are shown are “mutually contradictory” to each other.
  • Small Wonder- It is an American science fiction serial which was first aired in 1985 and continued till 1989. The protagonist of the show is a robot named V.I.C.I. played by Tiffany Brissette who belongs to Lawson family. The other characters of the Lawson family include the engineer named ted Lawson, played by Dick Christie, his wife Joan,played by Marla Pennington and their son Jamie played by Jerry Supiran. The other characters include the suspicious neighbours who constantly spy on Lawsons. The serial had six seasons.
  • FRIENDS- It was aired in 1994 and continued till 2004. The serial revolves around a group of friends situated in Manhattan. During its inception, the serial was called Insomnia Cafe, and after a lot of editing, the serial was called FRIENDS. There was in total 10 seasons and the 6 main characters were played by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. The serial won plenty of awards including the 63rd Emmy Award.
  • Everybody loves Raymond- It was first aired in 1996 and ran till 2005. The serial is based on the life of actor Ray Romano. There have been a total of 9 seasons to it. HBO home video company launched a complete series of this serial in 2008.
  • Buffy the vampire slayer- It was aired in 1997 and continued till 2003. The interesting feature of this serial was the blossoming romance between a vampire and a vampire slayer. The role of Buffy was played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and her love interest Spike/Angel by David Boreanaz. The twist in the tale is that Spike is the only vampire with a soul. Thus, his vampire counterpart is named Angel.
  • Charmed – It was first aired in 1998 and continued till 2006. The serial is a narrative of four Halliwell sisters, as they are the most powerful good witches in history. There have been 8 seasons for this serial. The serial has been labelled by the critics as a “crafty cult classic”. The serial had a big fan following, for in those days serials based on Wicca were never aired. There was a lot of mysticism associated with this serial.
  • Gossip Girl- it is a teenage drama based on a book by Cecily von Ziegesar. It was aired in 2007. The serial was mostly filmed in New York. Initially the episodes were directly based on the books with the protagonist being described as the “it girl”. Later the serial took to improvisation. The serial has 5 seasons, with the 5th season still on. The serial went on to win many awards under the Teen Choice category.
  • How I met your mother- It was first aired in 2005 and is one of the mostly viewed serials. It is a 5 times Emmy Awards winner and has bagged the title of “Outstanding Comedy Series”. The seventh season of this series was premiered in September 2011.



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