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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2008

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade. 2008 was designated as: International Year of LanguagesInternational Year of Planet EarthInternational Year of the PotatoInternational Year of SanitationThe Great Recession, a worldwide recession which began in 2007, continued through the entirety of 2008. ()

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Breaking Bad(2008-2013)

TV-MA
| Drama, Crime
4.5/5 (with 6,525 votes)

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

The Mentalist(2008-2015)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 1,760 votes)

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Sons of Anarchy(2008-2014)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,332 votes)

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

Seven Deadly Sins(2008-2009)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 1,141 votes)

The series traces the history of the seven deadly sins, how they became part of religious doctrine, and looks at historical figures who have been the worst perpetrators of each. Each of the seven sins is explored, from their origins and nature, their opposing virtue, and their corresponding punishment.

Fringe(2008-2013)

TV-14
| 46min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 1,126 votes)

FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

True Blood(2008-2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 863 votes)

Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic, blood vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders, government officials, and vampire fundamentalists around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.

Without Breasts There Is No Paradise(2008)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 543 votes)

Sin Senos no hay Paraíso is a RTI Colombia–Telemundo remake and loose adaptation of the original Colombian series Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso. The series is based on investigative journalist Gustavo Bolivar's debut novel and features an attractive young prostitute who desires to have massive breast implants in order to attract a rich cocaine smuggler. It is also based on a true story. The series premiered on June 16, 2008;

Directed by Miguel Varoni - With Carmen Villalobos

Ben 10: Alien Force(2008-2010)

4.2/5 (with 515 votes)

Five years later, 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the Omnitrix and discovers that it has reconfigured his Dna and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil Dnaliens, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth.

Merlin(2008-2012)

TV-PG
| 43min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 426 votes)

The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles(2008-2009)

3.8/5 (with 407 votes)

The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

The Spectacular Spider-Man(2008-2009)

4.3/5 (with 368 votes)

Having spent the summer engaging common criminals with his new-found powers, not so typical 16-year-old Peter Parker must conceal his secret identity and battle super-villains in the real world as he enters his junior year of high school.

Directed by Kevin Altieri

Doña Bárbara(2008-2009)

NR
| 1h per episode | Drama, Comedy, Soap / Telenovela
3.9/5 (with 331 votes)

Doña Bárbara is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo, Sony Pictures Television International and RTI Colombia. Edith González and Christian Meier star in this adaptation of the 1929 novel by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos.

With Edith González, Christian Meier, Genesis Rodriguez
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Knight Rider(2008-2009)

3.7/5 (with 285 votes)

On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Absolutely the coolest car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains.

The Cartel(2008-2010)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 272 votes)

The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.

Toradora!(2008-2009)

TV-14
| 23min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 265 votes)

Ryūji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the "Palmtop Tiger." One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryūji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yūsaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryūji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga's best friend! Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.

The Suite Life on Deck(2008-2011)

23min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 229 votes)

Zack and Cody Martin are aboard the SS Tipton, a luxury passenger cruise liner owned by London's father. The ship cruises the world with tourists and students who attend classes at Seven Seas High, the one high school that London's dad thinks will make his daughter a better student. While out at sea, Zack and Cody still have their compass pointed towards mischief, and London learns to live a "fabu-less" lifestyle, including sharing a small room with Bailey, a country girl from Kansas.

Don't Mess with an Angel(2008-2009)

1h per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.8/5 (with 222 votes)

Cuidado Con El Ángel is a Telenovela distributed by Televisa starring Maite Perroni and William Levy. The telenovela, a production of Nathalie Lartilleux, premiered on June 9, 2008 and finished its broadcast March 6, 2009. It had millions of viewers worldwide, and broke records in America.

En nombre del amor(2008-2009)

45min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 197 votes)

En Nombre Del Amor is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is a remake of Cadenas de Amargura. En Nombre Del Amor was produced by Carlos Moreno, and filming began on August 4, 2008. It premiered in the United States July 7, 2009 on Univision and ended its run on March 7, 2010 in a two-hour grand finale on a Sunday. Starring for Allison Lozz and Sebastián Zurita, as adult stars Victoria Ruffo, Arturo Peniche with Leticia Calderón as the villain protagonist and main villain, co-starring for Laura Flores, Alfredo Adame, Víctor Cámara, and the participation of Altair Jarabo as youth antagonist.

The Inbetweeners(2008-2010)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 197 votes)

Welcome to a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality.

Directed by Gordon Anderson, Ben Palmer - With Simon Bird

To Love-Ru(2008-2015)

TV-MA
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 182 votes)

The story is about Yuuki Rito, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Sairenji Haruna. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub a mysterious, nude girl, appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.

Leverage(2008-2012)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure, Crime
3.8/5 (with 169 votes)

A five-person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.

The Penguins of Madagascar(2008-2013)

TV-Y7
| 11min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 157 votes)

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico; the lemurs King Julien, Maurice, and Mort; and Mason and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter and a zookeeper named Alice. It is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation. A pilot episode, "Gone in a Flash", aired as part of "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" on November 29, 2008, and The Penguins of Madagascar became a regular series on March 28, 2009. The series premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, setting a new record as the most-watched premiere. Although the series occasionally alludes to the rest of the franchise, The Penguins of Madagascar does not take place at a precise time within it. McGrath, who is also the co-creator of the film characters, has said that the series takes place "not specifically before or after the movie, I just wanted them all back at the zoo. I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe."

Directed by Bret Haaland

Vampire Knight(2008)

4.2/5 (with 153 votes)

Yuki Cross, along with her best friend Zero, attempts to keep the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy, but personal issues soon threaten the situation.

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack(2008-2010)

TV-Y7
| 11min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
4.0/5 (with 143 votes)

A young boy who grew up inside a talking whale sets sail for magical Candied Island, accompanied by Capt. K'nuckles, a crusty old pirate.

Kid vs. Kat(2008-2011)

3.9/5 (with 141 votes)

Kid vs. Kat is a Canadian-American animated television series developed and produced at Studio B Productions. The show was created and co-directed by Rob Boutilier. The series is distributed by Studio B Productions. The feature revolves around a 10-year-old boy's constant battle with his sister's Sphinx cat which, in reality, is a cybernetic alien. The show premiered on YTV in Canada on October 25, 2008, aired on Disney XD in the United States on February 21, 2009, and then ended on June 4, 2011. It ran for 2 seasons, spanning 52 episodes.

Directed by Rob Boutilier

Physics or Chemistry(2008-2011)

NR
| 1h 20min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 141 votes)

It tells the stories of a group of teachers and students from a central fictional school in Madrid. Under the gaze of some new teachers, newcomers to the center, we will know the passions, interests, aspirations and dreams of a group of rebellious teenagers who are in their last years of high school.

Directed by Ignacio Mercero, Javier Quintas, Juanma R. Pachon, Carlos Navarro Ballesteros, Luis Santamaría, Alexandra Graf, ... - With Nuria González, Joaquín Climent, Cristina Alcázar, José Manuel Seda, Olivia Molina, Marc Clotet, ...

Killer Women(2008-2010)

45min per episode | Mystery, Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 139 votes)

Mujeres Asesinas is a series that shows the dark side of women who have been mistreated or abused and become cruel murderers. The series shows how violence and death can overcome the feminine mind.

Legend of the Seeker(2008-2010)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 134 votes)

The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

Sky of Love: Someone I love is there(2008)

48min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 129 votes)

An ordinary senior high school girl named Mika meets Hiro, a showy boy with dyed hair and pierced ears. It is a "pure love" story of the two going through many unimaginably sad incidents while nurturing their love single-mindedly. It not only depicts the first love of the senior high school couple but also weaves "a story of Mika and Hiro" through episodes probably familiar to anybody, such as warmth and affection of their family members supporting the two, importance of living, interactions with friends, and so on.

Soul Eater(2008-2009)

3.9/5 (with 127 votes)

At the Death Weapon Meister Academy, three teams must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch.

Directed by Takuya Igarashi
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