Best Tv Shows 2002

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The Wire (2002)

Plot Summary:

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated


Duration: 59 min

IMDB Rating: 9.3/10

IMDB Votes: 367000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: organized crime, corruption, police detective, police, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, working undercover, fighting crime, drug dealing, surveillance, shooting, police investigation, gang, urban decay, drug lord, murder, cop, black, wiretap, team, politics, criminal, journalism, legal, dirty cop


Firefly (2002)

Plot Summary:

Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity


Duration: 616 min

IMDB Rating: 9.0/10

IMDB Votes: 278000

Genere: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Country: USA

Plot tags: outer space, space travel, space opera, spacecraft, danger, escapades, space, survival, space and aliens, captain, friendship, smuggling, preacher, spaceship, space wars, space adventure, mysterious past, psychic, mercenary, female warrior, wit, space shuttle, supernatural, young woman, space exploration


The Shield (2002)

Plot Summary:

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact


Duration: 47 min

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

IMDB Votes: 86000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: law enforcement, police corruption, police detective, corrupt cop, dirty cop, cop, police brutality, cruelty, dishonesty, murder, tough law enforcer, peril, victim, machismo, corrupt law enforcer, crime investigation, police, racism, honest law enforcer, police protagonist, investigator, officer, policewoman, robbery, partner


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Foyle's War (2002)

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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war


Duration: 90 min

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

IMDB Votes: 18000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War

Country: UK

Plot tags: world war two, investigation, police investigation, police detective, war crime, spy, police, espionage, homicide detective, whodunit, detective inspector, murder investigation, investigator, law enforcement, crimes of passion, murder, cold war, village, nazism, bomb, detective sergeant, wartime, robbery, fighting crime, world war


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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)

Plot Summary:

In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent


Duration: 24 min

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

IMDB Votes: 21000

Genere: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Country: Japan

Plot tags: cyberpunk, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, hacker, cyborgs, distopia, cyberspace, androids, investigation, mind game, ghost in the shell, man versus machine, robot, science runs amok, apocalypse, heroes, fighting crime, chaos and mayhem, terrorism, undercover, life is a bitch, bio weapon, society, chaos, law enforcement


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Naruto (2002)

Plot Summary:

Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he grew up with no family, and the villagers hated him thinking that he himself was the demon fox. Naruto's dream is to become Hokage, and have the villagers acknowledge him


Duration: 24 min

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

IMDB Votes: 122000

Genere: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Country: Japan

Plot tags: determination, friends, danger, ninja, rivalry, friendship, master warrior, training, good versus evil, teenage life, youth, team, naruto, heroes, heroic mission, warrior, supernatural ability, buddies, imaginary, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, supernatural, sword fight, escapades


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Brigada (2002)

Plot Summary:

Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of four best friends from 1989 to 2000, mainly concentrating on the leader of the group, Sasha Belov


Duration: 52 min

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

IMDB Votes: 11000

Genere: Action, Crime, Drama

Country: Russia

Plot tags: russian mafia, organized crime, crime boss, mob boss, criminal heroes, friendship, gang, mafia, murder, cocaine, characters in danger, buddies, criminal, gangster, criminal's revenge, extortion, political corruption, mob hit, blackmail, love, rivalry, conflict, violent, homicide, hospital


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Spooks (2002)

Plot Summary:

Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

IMDB Votes: 18000

Genere: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Country: UK

Plot tags: intelligence agency, spy, cia, terrorism, police, espionage, squad, code breaking, twists and turns, undercover, race against time, profanity, heroes, double agent, trap, society, danger, rookie, nuclear threat, treason, machismo, mole, renegade, government agency, state affairs


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Monk (2002)

Plot Summary:

Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways


Duration: 44 min

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

IMDB Votes: 82000

Genere: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Country: USA

Plot tags: investigation, murder, mental illness, private detective, mastermind, prodigy, mental disorder, talented, police investigation, riddles and clues, unconventional method, obsessive compulsive disorder, investigator, ex law enforcer, homicide detective, intelligence, expert, antisocial behavior, obsession, hotshot, fear, loss of loved one, murder mystery, mental health, depression


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Taken (2002)

Plot Summary:

Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future


Duration: 877 min

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

IMDB Votes: 21000

Genere: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien, alien invasion, abduction, supernatural, extraterrestrial, kidnapping, space and aliens, officer, conspiracy, government conspiracy, cold war, insanity, teleportation, marines, family relations, disappearance, veteran, danger, family problems, single parent, secret, ambitious


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Everwood (2002)

Plot Summary:

After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but resentful 15-year-old son Ephram and his 9-year-old daughter Delia


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

IMDB Votes: 15000

Genere: Drama

Country: USA

Plot tags: small town life, doctor, small town, father son estrangement, first love, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, widower, friends in love, youth, family life, love and romance, fall in love, couples, teenage life, everyday life, social relations, crush, workplace, bittersweet, dealing with death, workaholic, starting over

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What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)

Plot Summary:

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are launched into the 21st century, with new mysteries to solve


Duration: 30 min

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

IMDB Votes: 11000

Genere: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery

Country: USA

Plot tags: scooby doo, heroes, ghost, friendship, problem solving, friends, escapades, supernatural, pets, mischievous children, good versus evil, disorder, amateur detective, mysterious character, investigation, parallel world, rescue, supernatural ability, rivalry, danger, imaginary, fighting crime, partner, goofy hero, save the day

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The Dead Zone (2002)

Plot Summary:

The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone was an American-Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based on characters" from Stephen King's 1979 novel of the same name, first aired in 2002, and was produced by Lionsgate Television and CBS Paramount Network Television for the USA Network. The show was originally commissioned for UPN, but the network later dropped the show and it was picked up instead by USA. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for its first five seasons. The sixth and last season was billed as "The season that changes everything" and production was moved to Montreal. The Dead Zone was expected to be renewed for a seventh season, however due to low ratings and high production cost the series was canceled in December 2007, without a proper series finale. Some rumors spread that Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but it did not happen. Rumors of a made for TV movie have all but faded with time


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

IMDB Votes: 10000

Genere: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Country: Canada, USA

Plot tags: psychic, time travel, psychic power, supernatural, twists and turns, stephen king, friendship, hopes, supernatural ability, small town life, supernatural power, changing the past or future, destiny, acceptance, disorder, teacher, life changing experience, precognition, superhero, future war, super powers, political conspiracy, judiciary, counselor, magic realism

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Kim Possible (2002)

Plot Summary:

Kim Possible is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clich├ęs of the secret-agent and action genres. It marked the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, and was the first series to be produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in association with Disney Channel. Kim Possible was the Disney Channel's longest running original animated series until it was surpassed by Phineas and Ferb


Duration: 22 min

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

IMDB Votes: 31000

Genere: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

Country: USA

Plot tags: high school, young heroes, heroes, teenage life, good versus evil, heroic mission, spy, high school life, girl, youth, save the day, cheerleader, danger, social relations, villain, fighting crime, partners against crime, escapades, society, computer genius, teenager, female spy, teenage protagonist, partner, best friend


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Codename: Kids Next Door (2002)

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Codename: Kids Next Door, also known as Kids Next Door or by its initials KND, is an American animated television series created by Tom Warburton and produced by Curious Pictures in Santa Monica, California. The series debuted on Cartoon Network on December 6, 2002, and aired its final episode on January 25, 2008. The series came about as the result of a viewer's poll by Cartoon Network. The series centers on the adventures of five 10-year-old children who operate from a high-tech tree house. Their mission is to fight "crimes" against kids, such as homework and flossing, committed by adults, senior citizens, teenagers, and other "evil" children. They make up what is known as Sector V of a worldwide organization called the Kids Next Door. The show was also part of Cartoon Network's series, Cartoon Cartoons, and is the 13th cartoon of the series. It returns on a show called Cartoon Planet


Duration: 23 min

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

IMDB Votes: 22000

Genere: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Country: USA

Plot tags: grownups, mischievous children, secret organization, mission, espionage, children, prodigy, young heroes, friends, escapades, danger, adulthood, disorder, goofy hero, blind ambition, parents and children, secret agent, werewolf, hi-tech, secret mission, special agent, teenager, inventor, pop culture, white supremacy

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My Life as a Teenage Robot (2002)

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My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series, created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. It was Nickelodeon's first animated science fiction fairy tale. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny Wakeman, a robot girl designed to protect Earth, who is excessively addicted to teen-related activities, which are almost always interrupted by Nora Wakeman, her creator and mother. Nickelodeon debuted the first episode on August 1, 2003. After the series was cancelled, later episodes of the series started airing as "never before seen episodes" on Nicktoons Network. The series is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited. The first season is available on iTunes. All three seasons are available on DVD at Amazon, although it is unknown if Shout! Factory will release them elsewhere


Duration: 23 min

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

IMDB Votes: 11000

Genere: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Country: USA, Japan

Plot tags: robot, superhero, androids and robots, teenage life, save the day, heroes, save the world, escapades, danger, disorder, fish out of water, superhuman powers, imaginary, teenage girl, high school, sentient robot, good versus evil, showdown, talking robot, teenager, fight, artificial intelligence, time dilation, female robot, teenage boy

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Without a Trace (2002)

Plot Summary:

Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City


Duration: 60 min

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

IMDB Votes: 21000

Genere: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: law enforcement, murder investigation, criminal, police, kidnapping, murder, fbi, missing person, female detective, investigation, federal bureau of investigation, police detective, crime investigation, chases and races, danger, police investigation, workplace, police officer, race against time, partners against crime, fbi investigation, friendship, fbi agent, shooting, suspicion

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8 Simple Rules (2002)

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What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still speaks his language


Duration: 30 min

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

IMDB Votes: 27000

Genere: Comedy, Drama

Country: USA

Plot tags: teenage daughter, family relations, popularity, overbearing parent, parents and children, family life, family problems, lifestyle, suburban life, siblings relations, bittersweet, youth, couples, teenage life, eccentric family, overprotective parent, parent child relationship, widower, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, male protagonist, sister sister relationship, teenager, high school, suburbs


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George Lopez (2002)

Plot Summary:

George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007


Duration: 30 min

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

IMDB Votes: 13000

Genere: Comedy, Drama

Country: USA

Plot tags: family relations, factory worker, best friend, factory, stand up comedian, friends, racism, parents and children, family life, society, suburbs, single parent, suburban life, optimism, disorder, siblings relations, workplace, promotion, ethnic, relationship vs career, unsupportive coworkers, working class, workplace situations, friendship, father daughter relationship

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Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (2002)

Plot Summary:

Mr. Bean is an animated television series by Varga Studio based on the British live-action series of the same name. Characters from the original live action series included Mr. Bean, Irma Gobb, Teddy, and the mysterious driver of the Reliant Supervan, with the new addition of Mrs. Wicket, Bean's landlady, and her evil cat Scrapper. The series again featured little actual dialogue, with most being either little sound bites or mumbling, mild slapstick, with occasional sexually suggestive moments. Rowan Atkinson provided the voice for Bean; additionally, all of the animated Bean actions are taken from Atkinson himself. Other characters' voices are provided by Jon Glover, Rupert Degas, Gary Martin, Sally Grace and Lorelei King. Despite the series' actual title being simply Mr. Bean, some broadcasters referred to this series as Mr. Bean: plus a subtitle for disambiguating with the original live-action series. Disney Channel Asia refers this series as "Mr. Bean - The Animated Series" and the original live-action series as "Mr. Bean - Live Action Series" in their schedule. The German version, aired on Super RTL, is titled "Mr. Bean - Die Cartoon-Serie"


Duration: 11 min

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

IMDB Votes: 14000

Genere: Animation, Comedy, Family

Country: UK

Plot tags: misfit, nothing goes right, silly humor, comedy of errors, goofy hero, escapades, danger, disorder, workplace, workplace situations, englishman, farce, love, weirdo, male protagonist, old woman, teddy bear, landlady, evil landowner, cat, guilty pleasure, variety, family


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Rose Red (2002)

Plot Summary:

Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there


Duration: 254 min

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

IMDB Votes: 27000

Genere: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Country: USA, Canada

Plot tags: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mansion, psychic, paranormal phenomena, stephen king, afterlife, precognition, supernatural ability, psychic power, zombie, murder, telekinesis, macabre, paranormal investigation, obsession, insanity, monster, fantasy world, curse, haunted, blood, heroes, teenage life


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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)

Plot Summary:

Follows Jimmy Neutron, his faithful robotic dog, Goddard, and his eclectic friends and family as they experience life in Retroville. Jimmy is a typical kid, who just happens to be a genius. He creates gadgets to improve his everyday life, but his inventions go awry more often then not, and hilarious trouble ensues


Duration: 24 min

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

IMDB Votes: 24000

Genere: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Country: USA

Plot tags: mad scientist, boy, hi-tech, inventions and discoveries, mischievous children, youth, experiment, friends, pets, imaginary, everyday life, buddies, young heroes, experimenting, school, family relations, parents and children, experiment gone awry, disorder, group of friends, boy with glasses, problem solving, love, pop culture, meme

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What I Like About You (2002)

Plot Summary:

Valerie Tyler is a 28-year-old organization freak who loves her 16-year-old sister Holly. Even if Holly is rambunctious. Spontaneous. Impulsive. Disconcerting. And definitely disorganized. Then Holly moves in with Val, and the sisters discover they may make better siblings than roomies


Duration: 30 min

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

IMDB Votes: 14000

Genere: Comedy

Country: USA

Plot tags: family relations, looking for love, sibling relationship, roommate, youth, first love, love and romance, teenage life, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, sister sister relationship, couples, teenage girl, female protagonist, friend, teenager, women, high school, dating, childhood sweetheart, urban, city life, siblings relations, bittersweet, couple relations

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CSI: Miami (2002)

Plot Summary:

CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second


Duration: 43 min

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

IMDB Votes: 60000

Genere: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Country: USA

Plot tags: investigation, forensics, murder, danger, police detective, policewoman, law enforcement, workplace situations, medical examiner, workplace, police, crime scene, riddles and clues, partners against crime, police investigation, urban, murder investigation, forensic evidence, law enforcer criminal relations, drug lord, crime investigation, evidence, police procedural, die hard, science

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Home Alone 4 (2002)

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Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion


Duration: 84 min

IMDB Rating: 2.6/10

IMDB Votes: 39000

Genere: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Country: USA

Plot tags: christmas, home alone, family relations, prank, mischievous children, holiday, crime gone awry, save the day, parents and children, young heroes, when the parents are away, home invasion, youth, mansion, fear, butler, remote control, ex husband ex wife relationship, attempted kidnapping, misfit, magical, pandemic, house, teenage girl, child


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