TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2002

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade. After the September 11 attacks of the previous year, foreign policy and international relations were generally united in combatting al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. The United States especially was a leading force in combatting terrorist groups. 2002 also saw the signing and establishment of many international agreements and institutions, most notably the International Criminal Court, the African Union, the Russian-American Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, and the Eurozone. The global economy, partly due to the September 11 attacks, generally stagnated or declined. Stock indices, such as the American Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Japanese Nikkei 225 both ended the year lower than they had started. In the later parts of 2002, the world saw the beginning of a SARS epidemic, which would go on to affect mostly China, Europe, and North America. ()

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4.2/5 (with 2,644 votes)

Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Directed by Hayato Date

The Wire(2002-2008)

| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
4.3/5 (with 1,000 votes)

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.


| 45min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 955 votes)

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

CSI: Miami(2002-2012)

| 42min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.9/5 (with 753 votes)

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.

La familia P. Luche(2002-2012)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 517 votes)

A family that deals with the conflicts and problems of daily life but in a comical and exaggerated way with the particularity that they live in a city that is built entirely of stuffed animals and with all the stuffed accessories.

Directed by Eugenio Derbez - With Eugenio Derbez


| 42min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 467 votes)

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.

Top Gear(2002-)

| 1h per episode | Talk-Show, Action & Adventure, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 339 votes)

This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. The current hosts are Paddy Mcguinness, Chris Harris and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff.

Codename: Kids Next Door(2002-2007)

4.1/5 (with 334 votes)

Taking numbers instead of names, five extraordinary 10-year-olds form a covert team called the Kids Next Door with one dedicated mission: to free all children from the tyrannical rule of adults.

The Shield(2002-2008)

| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.1/5 (with 328 votes)

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.

What's New, Scooby-Doo?(2002-2005)

| 22min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 292 votes)

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

Directed by Chuck Sheetz, Joe Sichta, Tom Mazzocco, Russell Calabrese, Swinton O. Scott III, Collette Sunderman, ...

Kim Possible(2002-2007)

| 22min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 220 votes)

If there's danger or trouble, Kim Possible is there on the double to save the world from villains... and still make it home in time for cheerleading practice! Luckily, Kim has her sidekick Ron Stoppable and his pet naked mole-rat Rufus by her side.

Mr. Bean: The Animated Series(2002-2019)

| 12min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 188 votes)

The animated daily trials and tribulations of clueless yet clever loner Mr Bean (aided by his best friend Teddy of course!) as he stumbles from one mishap to the next, always finding complex solutions to the simplest of problems.

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¡Mucha Lucha!(2002-2005)

22min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy, Animation
4.1/5 (with 183 votes)

¡Mucha Lucha! is an American-Canadian animated television series created by Eddie Mort and Lili Chin. The show is set in a town centered around lucha libre and follows the adventures of three children, Rikochet, The Flea and Buena Girl, as they struggle through the Foremost World-Renowned International School of Lucha, where they study.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(2002-2005)

| 25min per episode | Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 172 votes)

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.

Rebelde Way(2002-2003)

1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
4.0/5 (with 170 votes)

Four teenagers at an elite school in Buenos Aires are drawn together by their love of music, despite their differing social and economic backgrounds.

Clase 406(2002-2003)

| Drama
4.0/5 (with 124 votes)

The realistic chronicles of a working class group of Hispanic youth, with heavy subject matter like sex, drug dealing, teen pregnancy, abuse, drinking, rape, deception, and heartbreak.

With Sherlyn

Without a Trace(2002-2009)

| 43min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 119 votes)

The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.

¡Vivan los niños!(2002-2003)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 100 votes)

¡Vivan los niños! is a Mexican telenovela for children that premiered in 2002. It ran for 155 episodes and finished in 2003. The opening, Vivan los niños, was recorded by the Latin pop group OV7. One of its closing themes, also entitled Vivan los niños, was performed by Cuban-American singer and songwriter Ana Cristina. The show is a version of the Argentinian telenovela "Jacinta Pichimahuida, la maestra que no se olvida". The series starred Andrea Legarreta as 2nd grade teacher Lupita Gómez. After the series ended, Andrea became the long-time host of the morning talk show Hoy. On July 12, 2012, in celebration of Andrea's birthday, the producers of Hoy reunited her with the young actors who played her students on the series.


| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 98 votes)

Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chii abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ever seen before. But when he gets her home and turns her on, she has no data and only a single learning program installed. While Hideki puts his whole heart into teaching Chii the ins and outs of humanity, a mystery unfolds as a dark secret within her awakens.


| 43min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 87 votes)

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.

8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter(2002-2005)

| 22min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 80 votes)

8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom television series originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy, raising their three children. Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids: Bridget, Kerry and Rory Hennessy. The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002, to April 15, 2005. The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the children after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules by W. Bruce Cameron.

Cómplices Al Rescate(2002)

| 45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 76 votes)

Cómplices al Rescate is a Mexican telenovela starring Belinda as two twins who were separated at birth.

With Belinda

American Idol(2002-2016)

| 1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 74 votes)

Each year, hopeful singers from all over the country audition to be part of one of the biggest shows in American television history. Who will become the new American Idol?

Directed by Ken Warwick, Bruce Gowers, Shane Drake, Nigel Lythgoe

My Sweet Fat Valentina(2002-2006)

46min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
3.9/5 (with 70 votes)

A loving overweight woman must overcome the obstacles in the way between her and her true love.

The Dead Zone(2002-2007)

| 45min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 66 votes)

Johnny Smith discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma.

Digimon Frontier(2002-2003)

| 23min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Action & Adventure
4.0/5 (with 65 votes)

5 children receive strange messages on their cell phones that lead them to a train that takes them to the "Digital World"; a strange world filled with bizzare creatures called "Digimon". These children have been sent there to stop an evil Digimon named Cherubimon from completely annihilating the planet of all its inhabitants. In order to accomplish this, the 5 children must locate their "spirits", which will evolve them into the Legendary Warrior Digimon. Unfortunately for them Cherubimon has ordered his servants to stop the kids from finishing the mission; eventually the children will have to fight Cherubimon's forces in order to save the planet.

Directed by Yukio Kaizawa

Winter Sonata(2002)

1h per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 58 votes)

A woman, who is about to marry her longtime lover, encounters a man who looks just like her first love.

Directed by Yoon Seok-Ho - With Bae Yong-joon

Los simuladores(2002-2003)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 57 votes)

A small team of con artists for hire use their skills to solve common people's life problems.


1h per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime
3.8/5 (with 56 votes)

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.

Please Teacher!(2002)

| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 53 votes)

Kusanagi Kei, a high-school student living with his aunt and uncle, has an encounter with a female alien. This alien is revealed to be a new teacher at his school. Later, he is forced to marry this alien to preserve her secrets. From there, various romantically-inclined problems crop up repeatedly.

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