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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 "nineteen-nineties", shortened to "the 90s" and also referred to as simply "the Nineties") was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999. Known as the Post-Cold War Decade, the 90s are often culturally defined as the period from the Revolutions of 1989 that marked the end of the Cold War until the Global War on Terrorism (including the September 11 attacks, the War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and the war on drugs) in the following decade. In the United States, the decade saw greater attention to multiculturalism compared to the 1980s, as well as the advance of alternative media. Music movements like grunge, Eurodance, and hip-hop became popular with young adults worldwide, aided by cable television and the Internet. The 1990s saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and cloning all emerging and being improved upon throughout the decade. A combination of factors led to a realignment and consolidation of economic and political power across the world, such as the continued mass mobilization of capital markets through neoliberalism, the end of the Cold War caused by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the beginning of the widespread proliferation of new media such as the Internet, and i... ()

TV Shows/Series of a single year: 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999


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Friends(1994-2004)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 3,163 votes)

Six young people from New York City, on their own and struggling to survive in the real world, find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the perfect antidote to the pressures of life.

Family Guy(1999-)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 1,769 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.

One Piece(1999-)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Animation
4.4/5 (with 1,705 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 King of the Pirates.Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed a "Devil Fruit," decides to 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 that he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way.Luffy will do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates!

South Park(1997-)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 1,612 votes)

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

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1999-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 1,541 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.

Yo soy Betty, la fea(1999-2001)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,495 votes)

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

SpongeBob SquarePants(1999-)

3.8/5 (with 1,282 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.

Futurama(1999-2013)

4.2/5 (with 1,215 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-14
| 45min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Crime
4.2/5 (with 1,212 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.

The Sopranos(1999-2007)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 982 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.

Charmed(1998-2006)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 939 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.

Sex and the City(1998-2004)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 888 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.

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

TV-PG
| 23min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Drama
4.0/5 (with 803 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.

Dragon Ball GT(1996-1997)

3.9/5 (with 725 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 716 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 674 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.

Pokémon(1997-)

3.8/5 (with 642 votes)

Join Ash 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.

Batman: The Animated Series(1992-1995)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 622 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".

Neon Genesis Evangelion(1995-1996)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Animation, Drama
4.3/5 (with 607 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

Stargate SG-1(1997-2007)

4.1/5 (with 603 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.

Cowboy Bebop(1998-1999)

4.3/5 (with 601 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.

That '70s Show(1998-2006)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Drama
4.0/5 (with 544 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.

Courage the Cowardly Dog(1999-2002)

4.1/5 (with 501 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

Mr. Bean(1990-1995)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 489 votes)

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

X-Men(1992-1997)

4.1/5 (with 476 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.

Xena: Warrior Princess(1995-2001)

TV-PG
| 44min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 469 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.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1996-2003)

TV-G
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 439 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.

Dinosaurs(1991-1994)

TV-G
| 23min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 422 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.

Spider-Man(1994-1998)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure
4.1/5 (with 417 votes)

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops spider-like superpowers. He uses these to fight crime while trying to balance it with the struggles of his personal life.

Directed by Bob Richardson

The Nanny(1993-1999)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 416 votes)

Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three children. But soon Fran, with her offbeat nurturing and no-nonsense honesty, touches Maxwell as well as the kids.

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