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Ten of the best television shows that you should catching up on



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30 Rock  
You will finally be able to use the phrases “Greenzo” and “Hill-People Milk” and appreciate the significance of “Sandwich Day”, “MILF Island” and “Leap Day Williams” when you start to watch 30 Rock. The show was ranked by Newsweek as “The Best Comedy on TV in the Past Decade” in 2009 for a good reason, as it is filled with smart and creatively written humor. There are also a slew of celebrity guests who pop up onto the show, like Jerry Seinfeld, John McEnroe and Matt Damon, as well as two actors who star in shows that are featured on this very list.

(2006-2013) TV series – NBC (Available to stream on Netflix)
Emmy’s: Sixteen wins, 103 Nominations


Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra was aired on HBO in May, and is about the last ten years of Liberace’s (Michael Douglas) life. The film highlights the secret affair that Liberace had with Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) and won several Primetime Emmy Awards including ‘Outstanding Miniseries or Movie’ and ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie’.  

(2013) TV movie – HBO
Emmy’s: Eleven wins, fifteen nominations


The Bible
The Bible, a show that shows the unified connection between the Old Testament and New Testament, premiered in March 2013 on the History Channel. The series is a ten-hour docudrama, which highlights many of the events in the Bible, and was so popular that the first episode garnered a not too shabby 13 million viewers.

(2013) Miniseries – History Channel
Emmy’s: Three nominations

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