I will add to this list ten (10) shows that I love. Most of them are still active some of them have been cancelled by the network.
1. Grey's Anatomy
I've been watching this show for many years now and this show is still active after 16 seasons. Available on Netflix for old seasons and Hulu for current seasons.
A drama that focuses on the character of Merdith Grey, a member of a group of young doctors at the Seattle hospital. The daughter of a famous surgeon, who struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues.
First episode: March 27, 2005 Number of seasons: 16 Duration: 42 minutes approx Number of episodes: 356 Derived series: Station 19, Private Practice
(mild spoilers) I have also watched the other two shows that have come out from the original. The spin-off shows were as good as Grey's Anatomy. Private Practice is available on NETFLIX and has stories that merge with the middle seasons of Grey's Anatomy. If you wanna follow the whole stories you will have to start Grey's Anatomy until Addy leaves the hospital, then start Private Practice with Grey's anatomy, private practice will end and for the last seasons to current when Warren leaves the season- then you start Station 19. Station 19 is great, and goes well with the story of the current seasons.B-Team is another short story spin-off from Grey's Anatomy that did not do as good.
2. Station 19
I've been watching this show since it started and I love how the main character is a woman. This show is still active. Available on Hulu for current seasons.
Practically raised at Seattle's Station 19, Andy Herrera is a confident firefighter who is also the daughter of Pruitt Herrera, the formidable head of the firehouse. Capt. Pruitt was Andy's primary inspiration to become a firefighter and is a mentor to both her and Jack Gibson, the lieutenant at the… MORE
First episode date: March 22, 2018
No. of episodes: 35
Don't you love a good spin-off? I love when the characters from the other series come in the scene. My first experience with a spin-off was Beverly Hills 90210 and their spin-off for an older audience Melrose Place. They are two of my favorite shows and both of them have become a remake, Beverly Hills 90210 remake was 90210 with a super cute and modern cast and BH:90210 with the original cast. Melrose Place had a mix of new cast members and some of the characters from the old cast.
3. The Rookie
Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan, who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of becoming an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives -- including his own -- but if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become successful in this new chapter of his life.
First episode date: October 16, 2018
No. of episodes: 32
This is a new show available on Hulu and TV. I do not have cable tv so I rely on my internet apps and mostly Hulu. This is a story of an adult reinventing himself and finding happiness in the process.
4. Good trouble
"Good Trouble" follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech, and Callie faces the harsh realities of the legal system as she clerks for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all it's cracked up to be. Although they have new neighbors, new romances, and new challenges, the sisters must rely on each other to navigate the City of Angels. First episode date: January 8, 2019 No. of episodes: 31 Network: Freeform Predecessor: The Fosters
The spin-off of The Fosters shows the story of the Fosters' girls Mariana (one of the twins) and Callie one of the adoptees after they cancelled The fosters. I thought they wouldn't have any more stories but boy do they. I loveeeeee all the stories and they are so hip, so new, so feminist and anti-patriarchal.
5. The Boys
Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that's when they're using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it's the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.
First episode date: July 26, 2019
This show surprised me so much, I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. It's definitely R, I will not recommend this for young people because is crude as hell. Now, if you have the stomach for it, you must watch it. Heroes, suspense, underdogs.
6. Green Leaf
The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. Beneath the surface, though, exists scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family's faith and tear the group apart. The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence. Oprah Winfrey has a regular role on the show as Mavis, Grace's aunt.
First episode date: June 21, 2016
No. of episodes: 52
As a person that grew up in a religion and congregation, I was a little skeptical of a show like this. I felt that it was going to be disrespectful to church, to god, but then I watched it and I loved the story because it felt real and probably something that actually is happening in many "Mega Churches". Available on NETFLIX.
Policemen, paramedics and firefighters put themselves in dangerous situations to save people's lives. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with their personal problems.
First episode date: January 3, 2018
No. of episodes: 38
Available on HULU.
911 is a show with lots of stories that you might have seen on tv/news or books. The difference is that the actors are so good that it feels so real, of all of the shows that I have recommended in this list I can tell you that I have cried so much in so many episodes.
8. 911: Lone Star
From "9-1-1" co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, "9-1-1: Lone Star" follows a sophisticated New York firefigter who, along with his son, relocates to Austin and must try to balance the duties of saving those who are at their most vulnerable and solving the problems in his own life.Series star Rob Lowe serves as co-executive producer.
First episode date: January 19, 2020
Available on HULU.
This is a show with the same style of 911 with the same creators but different cast and the stories have not intertwined yet. Season 1 is over and we are waiting on word for season 2.
(stylized asPOSE) is an American drama television series about New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s and, in the second season, early 1990s.
While New York witnesses the evolution of the ball culture and the rise of the Trump-era, an LGBTQ ball fixture, Blanca, starts her own house and turns mother to a gifted dancer and a sex worker.
No. of episodes: 18
Based on the Ballroom scene of the LGBT community of New York city. If you are interested in the scene you should check out the real life documentary "Paris is burning" and you will be able to match up some of the characters and references.
Available on HULU.
10. Cable Girls
It's the 1920s and Spain has just gotten its first national telephone company, located in Madrid. For four young women who get jobs there, it's more than just work. It represents progress that is being made at the time as women are gaining more equality with men. This drama series follows the ladies, known as "cable girls," who feel attached in different ways -- to their families, their partners and their memories.
First episode date: April 28, 2017
No. of episodes: 37
Available on NETFLIX.
Although this series is in Spanish with Netflix there are different options of languages and subtitles, always check the language options. I just started Season 1 and I'm loving it, plus the era is one of my favorite and the outfits and the hair is amazing. If you need Dapper Day ideas THIS IS THE SHOW TO WATCH.