Best intelligent Tv Shows

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The West Wing (1999)

Plot Summary:

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life


Duration: 44 min

IMDB Rating: 8.9/10

IMDB Votes: 83000

Genere: Drama

Country: USA

Plot tags: politics, politician, american politics, white house, election, president, political intrigue, government official, teamwork, chief of staff, liberal, democrat, team, head of state, workplace, workplace situations, social commentary, idealism, government, spy, psychologist, leader, political conflict, lawyer, psychiatrist


The Bureau (2015)

Plot Summary:

Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their mission is to identify individuals who may be recruited as sources of information. Operating "under caption", that is to say in a fabricated identity from scratch, they live for many years in a permanent duplicity. Our hero just returned from a clandestine mission six years in Damascus. But contrary to what is required by safety rules, he does not abandon his legend and the identity under which he lived in Syria, thus putting in danger the whole system


Duration: 52 min

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

IMDB Votes: 14000

Genere: Drama, Thriller

Country: France

Plot tags: spy, espionage, undercover agent, terrorism, secret service, investigation, danger, national security, characters in danger, twists and turns, secret identity, mission, obsession, cia, military, mentally unstable, pow, paranoia, uncover truth, middle east conflict, intelligence, parents, reconnaissance, female nudity, hostage


House of Cards (1990)

Plot Summary:

Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge, to give him his just reward: a senior Cabinet post. When he's informed that he is to stay in his current position, he devises a plot to unseat Collingridge and ensure his own election as party leader which would make his Prime Minister


Duration: 226 min

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

IMDB Votes: 15000

Genere: Drama

Country: UK

Plot tags: political intrigue, politics, state affairs, manipulation, journalist, reporter, deception, intrigue, power struggle, dishonesty, young woman, corruption, media, conservative, political corruption, merciless, blind ambition, gossip and rumors, revenge, journalism, spy, lawyer, white house, president, vigilante


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The Good Wife (2009)

Plot Summary:

The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail


Duration: 43 min

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

IMDB Votes: 81000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Country: USA

Plot tags: legal, trial, lawyer, workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, law firm, lawyers and clients, self discovery, court, female protagonist, working mom, politics, legal investigation, election, strong female lead, judiciary, infidelity, marriage, district attorney, crumbling marriage, family problems, lawsuit, hopes, success, politician


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Billions (2016)

Plot Summary:

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

IMDB Votes: 107000

Genere: Drama

Country: USA

Plot tags: money, corruption, investor, ambition, wall street, finance, stock exchange, stock market, wealth, twists and turns, rivalry, family relations, businessman, lifestyle, dishonesty, investigation, obsession, betrayal, couple relations, legal, friendship, gambling, lawyer, trading, husband wife relationship


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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

Plot Summary:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369 - 2375. Unlike the other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a starship, so as not to have two series with starships at the same time. This made continuing story arcs and the appearance of recurring characters much more feasible. The show is noted for its well-developed characters and its original, complex plots. The series depended on darker themes, less physical exploration of space, and an emphasis on many aspects of war. DS9 premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons, ending in 1999. Rooted in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe, it was the first Trek spin-off created without direct involvement from Roddenberry, although he did give his blessing to the concept shortly before his death in 1991. The series was created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller, at the request of Brandon Tartikoff, and produced by Paramount Television. Key writers, in addition to Berman and Piller, included showrunner Ira Steven Behr, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Ronald D. Moore, Peter Allan Fields, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Hans Beimler, and René Echevarria


Duration: 45 min

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

IMDB Votes: 69000

Genere: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Country: USA

Plot tags: intergalactic, star trek, space, space opera, space travel, space wars, alien, outer space, space station, time travel, spaceship, star wars, deep space, team, spacecraft, culture clash, alien invasion, military, parallel universe, prophecy, baseball, conspiracy, lesbian, serial killer, time loop


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Counterpart (2017)

Plot Summary:

Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

IMDB Votes: 30000

Genere: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: parallel universe, espionage, spy, parallel world, secret service, twists and turns, doppelganger, time travel, deception, betrayal, murder, blackmail, murderer, gunfight, danger, nudity, survival, hacker, travel, time, revenge, supernatural, house, conspiracy, alternate reality

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Rubicon (2010)

Plot Summary:

Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates world events on a grand scale


Duration: 45 min

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

IMDB Votes: 11000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: conspiracy, uncover truth, analyst, prodigy, undercover, espionage, spy, surveillance, boss, twists and turns, workplace, government facility, intelligence, paranoia, cover up, manipulation, danger, secret, evidence, peril, homosexual, loner, investigation, murder, riddles and clues

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Madam Secretary (2014)

Plot Summary:

Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life


Duration: 45 min

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

IMDB Votes: 26000

Genere: Drama, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: politics, chief of staff, workplace intrigue, president, relationship vs career, u.s. president, usa politics, government, politician, white house, secretary of state, workplace situations, workplace, state affairs, power relations, spy, female protagonist, lesbian, strong female lead, isis, power, feminist, crisis, disaster, occupation

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Raised by Wolves (2020)

Plot Summary:

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans


Duration: 55 min

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

IMDB Votes: 85000

Genere: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: space colony, androids, distant planet, robot human relationship, survival, war, atheism, post apocalypse, alien creature, vestiges of humanity, religious cult, parents and children, space, protector, loss of child, dystopia, robot, cyborgs, child, new house, outer space, artificial intelligence, monster, supernatural, virtual reality


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