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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of the 1990s (1990-1999)

TV shows/series in chronological context: The 1990s (pronounced "the nineteen-nineties"; shortened to "the '90s") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999. The 1990s saw a rise in the awareness of multiculturalism since the 1980s, as well as the advance of alternative media. Movements such as grunge, the rave scene and hip hop spread around the world to young people during that decade, aided by then-new technology such as cable television and the World Wide Web. A combination of factors, including the continued mass mobilization of capital markets through neo-liberalism, the thawing and end of the decades-long Cold War, the beginning of the widespread proliferation of new media such as the Internet from the middle of the decade onwards, increasing skepticism towards government, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union led to a realignment and reconsolidation of economic and political power across the world and within countries. The dot-com bubble of 1997–2000 brought wealth to some entrepreneurs before its crash between 2000 and 2001. The 1990s saw extreme advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and the first designer babies all emerging in 1990 and being improved and built upon throughout the decade. New ethnic conflic... ()

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Friends(1994-2004)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,114 votes)

The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.

Family Guy(1999-)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1,336 votes)

Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1999-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,152 votes)

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

South Park(1997-)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Animation
4.1/5 (with 1,114 votes)

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

SpongeBob SquarePants(1999-)

3.7/5 (with 1,020 votes)

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks.

One Piece(1999-)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Animation
4.4/5 (with 933 votes)

Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed one of the "Devil's Fruits", has it in his head that he'll follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece. It helps, of course, that his body has the properties of rubber and he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way. Monkey D. Luffy brings a bunch of his crew followed by, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Tony-Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, and Brook. They will do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates!..

Futurama(1999-2013)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
4.2/5 (with 885 votes)

The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.

The X-Files(1993-2018)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Mystery, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 878 votes)

The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk Mulder's work and thus return him to mainstream cases.

Yo soy Betty, la fea(1999)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 849 votes)

Yo soy Betty, la fea is a telenovela filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced from October 25, 1999 to May 8, 2001 by the Colombian network RCN. More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries. In the United States, both the comedy-drama hit Ugly Betty and Televisa program La Fea Más Bella are based on the Colombian soap opera. Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics. Due to the success of re-runs aired in the United States, in June 2009, Yo soy Betty, la fea re-aired in México on Canal de las Estrellas. Betty, la Fea is arguably the most successful telenovela of all time and one of the most popular television shows in the world. It is the first telenovela to have been remade worldwide and has been regarded as bringing the telenovela to new levels of success.

With Ana María Orozco, Jorge Enrique Abello, Lorna Cepeda, Natalia Ramírez, Luis Mesa, Mario Duarte, ...

Sex and the City(1998-2004)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 704 votes)

Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene. 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1990-1996)

TV-PG
| 23min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Drama
4.0/5 (with 686 votes)

Will, a street-smart teenager, moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins — spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley — and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey. Though Will’s antics and upbringing contrast greatly with the upper-class lifestyle of his extended relatives, he soon finds himself right at home as a loved part of the family.

Charmed(1998-2006)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 661 votes)

Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco.

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The Sopranos(1999-2007)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 647 votes)

The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Dragon Ball GT(1996-1997)

3.9/5 (with 583 votes)

Ten years have passed since Goku left his friends and family to hone his skills. But Goku soon finds himself helpless against the mystical power of the Dragon Balls and an accidental wish made by the devious Emperor Pilaf. The wish; that Goku once again become a child! Goku, together with Trunks, and his own granddaughter Pan, blast off into the outer reaches of space in search of the mysterious Blackstar Dragon Balls. But these Dragon Balls have a fatal secret: if not collected within one year Earth will be destroyed.

Twin Peaks(1990-2017)

TV-MA
| 46min per episode | Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 552 votes)

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1997-2003)

4.1/5 (with 475 votes)

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.

Batman: The Animated Series(1992-1995)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 438 votes)

Vowing to avenge the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne devotes his life to wiping out crime in Gotham City as the masked vigilante "Batman".

Stargate SG-1(1997-2007)

4.1/5 (with 435 votes)

The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

Courage the Cowardly Dog(1999-2002)

4.1/5 (with 403 votes)

The bizarre misadventures of a cowardly dog named Courage and his elderly owners in a farmhouse in Nowhere, Kansas.

Directed by John R. Dilworth

Xena: Warrior Princess(1995-2001)

TV-PG
| 44min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 391 votes)

Xena is an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent. Accompanied her comrade-in-arms Gabrielle, the campy couple use their formidable fighting skills to help those who are unable to defend themselves.

Cowboy Bebop(1998-1999)

4.2/5 (with 374 votes)

In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Neon Genesis Evangelion(1995-1996)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Animation, Drama
4.3/5 (with 353 votes)

At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen years later, that day has come... but this time, humanity is ready to fight back with terrifying bio-mechanical weapons known as the Evangelions. Watch as Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the rest of the mysterious shadow agency Nerv battle to save earth from total annihilation.

Directed by Hideaki Anno

X-Men(1992-1997)

4.1/5 (with 349 votes)

The X-Men are an elite team of mutants, genetically gifted human beings with superpowers, sworn to fight for mutant rights against hostile Government agencies, whilst at the same time protecting mankind from mutant supremacist Magneto who seeks to destroy the human race in return for the atrocities committed against mutant kind.

Pokémon(1997-)

3.6/5 (with 337 votes)

Join Satoshi accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

Mr. Bean(1990-1995)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 322 votes)

Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.

That '70s Show(1998-2006)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Drama
3.9/5 (with 321 votes)

Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out in Eric’s basement, life in the ‘70s isn’t always so groovy. But between trying to figure out the meaning of life, avoiding their parents, and dealing with out-of-control hormones, they’ve learned one thing for sure: they’ll always get by with a little help from their friends.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1996-2003)

TV-G
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 285 votes)

On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman discovers she has magical powers. She lives with her 600-year-old aunts Hilda and Zelda as well as talking cat Salem in the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts.

Angel(1999-2004)

TV-PG
| 41min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 284 votes)

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. A spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Dinosaurs(1991-1994)

3.9/5 (with 278 votes)

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, microwaves, and every modern convenience.

Hey Arnold!(1996-2004)

TV-Y7
| 11min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 269 votes)

The daily life of Arnold--a fourth-grader with a wild imagination, street smarts and a head shaped like a football.

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