TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Persian(فارسی)

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی, Fārsī, [fɒːɾˈsiː] (listen)), is a Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. Persian is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Dari Persian (officially named Dari since 1958) and Tajiki Persian (officially named Tajik since the Soviet era). It is also spoken natively in the Tajik variety by a significant population within Uzbekistan, as well as within other regions with a Persianate history in the cultural sphere of Greater Iran. It is written officially within Iran and Afghanistan in the Persian alphabet, a derivation of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivation of Cyrillic. Modern Persian is a continuation of Middle Persian, an official language of the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, which was used in the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC). It originated in the region of Fars (Persia) in southwestern Iran. Its grammar is similar to that of many European languages. Throughout history, Persian was used as a prestigious language by v... ()

Persian is spoken in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Tajikistan and 33 TV shows/series (between 1988 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Iran (32). Popular genres for Persian TV shows/series are Drama (21), Comedy (12) and Kids & Family (10). Shahrzad (2015-2018), Prophet Joseph (2008-2009), Aghazadeh (2020-), The Mokhtar Narrative (2010) and Shahriar (2007-2008) are among the best known & most successful Persian TV shows/series.

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1h per episode | Drama
4.7/5 (with 5 votes)

A romantic historical drama set around and after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état.

Prophet Joseph(2008-2009)

45min per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

This story basically follows the most important happenings in Prophet Josephs life, from the view of muslims. The most important happenings are: 1. his travel to egypt 2. his rise and growing up in Egypt 3. his life problems when his "owner" Zuleikha falls in love with him and wants him to return the love to him. 4. his stay in prison, and how he reforms the prisoners. 5. his return by the side of the Pharao. 6. his uprising to the side of the pharao as his advisor. 7. his brothers coming to egypt, and how he decides to make them regret their mistakes so they can receive forgivness, and peace. 8. his reunion with his family after more than 20 years.

Directed by Farajullah Salahshur - With Mostafa Zamani, Mahmud Pakniyat, Katayoun Riahi, Jafar Dehghan, Abbas Amiri, Elham Hamidi, ...


About the child of a well-known character who performs his sinister goals by performing deceptive actions such as holding an art exhibition, investing, and helping charity.

The Mokhtar Narrative(2010)

| 1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics, Documentary
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Mokhtar Narrative is an Epic/History television series directed by Davood Mirbagheri, based on the life of Al-Mokhtar. Over 140 actors were cast in it. Mokhtar Saqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).

With Fariborz Arabnia, Fereydoon Sorani


50min per episode | Documentary, Drama

A television series about Mohammadhossein Shariar's life, directed by Kamal Tabrizi, aired on IRIB channel 2.

Imam Ali(1997-1998)

50min per episode | Drama, Reality-TV, Documentary

Series focusing on the life of Ali ibn Abi Talib, directed by Davood Mirbagheri and originally broadcast in 1992 in 22 episodes. It was subsequently released on DVD, with other editions including one with English sub-titles, and one dubbed into Urdu. The series covers the events before the caliphate of Ali ibn Abi Talib to his assassination in Kufa, Iraq.


1h 30min per episode | Talk-Show, Comedy

Dorehami is an Iranian Telecast currently directed by Mehran Modiri. It aired on cable network IRIB Nasim on Thursdays at 21:00 and Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 from March 18 to October 1, 2016 and continue from November 4.

Made In Iran(2012-2018)

50min per episode | Comedy

Koroush Afsharjam (Behnam Tashakor) is an unpopular Iranian scientist that invents a new powder that can turn dirty liquid into drinkable water. He gets a call from Paris indicating that he could come to Paris and announce his new invention to the world. After he gets in a car crash, laying on the ground, Gholam (Amin Hayaei) decides to still his samsonite bag without any idea of what it holds. After Gholam becomes wanted by the police, he decides to use Koroosh's passport to go to Paris. After finding out what the powder does, he decides to sell it and get the money at any cost. His stupid brain and not knowing anything about English or Europe make this Hilarious character even better.

The Accomplice(2020)

50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Kids & Family

The Saburi family is a large and old family that has been exporting and importing flowers and plants for many years. They still live in peace in an old house, the arrival of a young man in this family changes the lives of the whole family.

The Frog(2020-)

| 50min per episode | Drama, Crime

Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

The Frog(2020-)

| 50min per episode | Drama, Crime

Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

Directed by Houman Seyyedi


1h per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

They have always had great and beautiful love, great and dreadful enemies, the lover and the beloved have to face many sufferings for the sake of their poetic love…

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The story is about a Doctor who starts to perform a weird experiment on one of his male patients but in the end, things are getting out of control and there becomes a mess out of the unnatural situation.


45min per episode | Comedy

Mansour and Shokouh are a mid-aged couple who own a 4 units apartment and live with their two daughters in it. After a while a Afghan worker named Shanbe comes there and makes some interacts with one of grooms of the family.

Directed by Soroush Sehhat


1h per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy

A persian comedy tv show


50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama

Five youngsters enter the Hippo Challenge because of their skills, and this is the beginning of a friendship between them, unaware that the Hippo Challenge is designed by a big, powerful Mafia and unpredictable adventures ...


59min per episode
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Several young couples' calm marriages are disturbed when a woman enters their lives.


1h 30min per episode | Talk-Show

Hamrefigh is a series of Home video performed and directed by Shahab Hosseini, which started broadcasting on December 10, 2020, produced by Hassan Khodadadi. In each episode of the program, the invited guest can introduce a person as a friend to be present in the program.


45min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family

The Mouchin comedy series is a special series of the home theater network written by Hossein Tabrizi and Seyed Ali Mousaviyan, which has a comedy and social theme, and its first season has been prepared in eighteen 45-minute episodes. In this romantic comedy, Jamal Goli is present as the successor of the producer and Sirus Zolghafarian is present as the executor of the project. You can watch the original version of this humorous and attractive series

Ashab e Kahf (Mardan Anjolos)(1997)

1h per episode | Drama, Reality-TV
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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Directed by Farajullah Salahshur

Hezar Dastan(1988)

50min per episode | Drama, History
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Hezar-Dastan 1978-1987 is a highly popular TV series in Iran directed by Ali Hatami. Hezar Dastan is considered an eternal work in the history of Iranian TV. Hatami established a small town as historical site in which he made Hezar Dastan. In 2006, Hezar Dastan was voted by the Association of Iranian movies and TV critics as the best Iranian TV series ever made.


A man is murdered & the police investigates the murderer


2h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama

Kashokhin is an action thriller featuring indigenous landscapes. It narrates the story of a dealer who wants to take revenge on the one who murdered his friend.

Barare Nights(2005-2006)

1h 30min per episode
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The show stars Mehran Modiri, as Shir Farhad, the son of Lower Barare's khan, or leader. He lives with his sister, Saharnaz; mother, Shadone; and father, Salar Khan. The show begins when a journalist, Kiyanush, from Tehran is arrested for writing an article criticizing the government, escapes capture, and then is bitten by a snake. Shir Farhad finds him collapsed and brings him to the village of Barare, nurtures him to health, and gradually introduces him to the town and the other characters in the show, such as the families of Upper and Lower Barare's Khans, as well as the flamboyant village poet, Baguri, and village doctor. Later in the series, new characters such as the village gendarme and Upper Barare's Khan's son and daughter, Keivun and Leilun, join the cast. Davune doesn't appear in this.

Directed by Mehran Modiri - With Mehran Modiri

Frozen Heart(2010-2013)

50min per episode | Drama

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once upon a time(1991)

A popular bandit, Morad, is robbing trade caravans. During a fight with another bandit, he has been rescued from death by the rural family. He takes a profound challenge in his life with these villagers.

Beautiful City(2016)

A five-star hotel located in Antalya, Turkey has been inherited by Ardeshir Rouhafza and his wife from his late uncle. The uncle’s attorney has suggested that they sell it. Both Ardeshir and his wife noticed that recently, the hotel and its personnel were under a disorderly condition due to not having a manager available. They decide to change this situation and not to make any hasty decisions. Meanwhile, their daughter and son-in-law anonymously enter the hotel accompanied by their children and after a few minutes from their arrival, they notice everything and try to inform the parents without creating a scene. On the other hand, the hotel personnel realize the consequences of their wrongful behavior and become worried about losing their jobs after the family meeting. Therefore, they decide to accept the attorney’s offer and convince the Rouhafza family to sell the hotel. If so, not only they would be able to keep their jobs, but also they would be rewarded with a generous commission. Nonetheless, the new owners decide to face each problem positively and not to withdraw. This is how the story begins.


It's about a former soccer player's life and problems


50min per episode | Comedy

Pavarchin is an Iranian television comedy serial. It was broadcast for the first time by the IRIB in September 2002 until March 2003. It could usually be seen every night at 8:00 p.m. Tehran time on Tehran TV, also known as Channel 5 in Iran. Later due to the popularity of the show, episodes were shown in syndication on various Iranian provincial channels as well as IRIB 1 & IRIB 2 for those living out of the country. The show stopped airing in March 2003. It was directed by Mehran Modiri.


Noghtechin is an Iranian television sitcom. It was broadcast for the first time by the IRIB in 2003 and 2004. It was written, directed, and starred Mehran Modiri, the creator of Pavarchin and Shabhaye Barareh. The show was famous for Bamshad and his song "Bivafaie." It is also noted that Noghtechin holds the distinction of receiving the most money from advertising of any Iranian show, thanks largely to constant sponsorship by Samsung, which is featured prominently in Mr. Pirdoost's store. Many of the actors in Noghtechin are reused in other Modiri productions.

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