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aka: West Wing
Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.
A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Borgia: It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war and unspeakable depravity. At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church -Rodrigo Borgia. His four children -Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucretia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by conflict- would provide Rodrigo with a challenge as great as the political maneuvering of his political and religious rivals. "Borgia" is a one hour dramatic series that chronicles the rise to power of this Catalan Cardinal and his clan, who would seek to establish a dynasty that would hold sway over the entire world. Though a man of faith, Rodrigo was also in thrall to the pleasures of the flesh. Not only did he have to deal with the plotting and conspiracies of his fellow cardinals and the representatives of the great powers, but he was locked in a struggle to contain the bitter sibling rivalries that threatened to tear his family apart. "Borgia" is a cauldron of intrigue, violence, murder, lust, politics, faith, incest, betrayal and redemption, a story as compelling and enlightening as the age in which it takes place.
Series is based on the epic fantasy series in which a battle ensues among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession of which ensures survival through the 40-year winter to come
This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves the revelation, and after a while gets accepted and develops a dynamic, in the long run good relationship with his brother, who turns on his dad. Of course the teenage boys have friends, and especially a confusing series of usually short-loved 'eternal' love affairs with musical talents Peyton and Haley, also a tutor, and irresistible man-eater Brooke... Written by KGF Vissers
Besides a love for hoops, it would seem that Lucas and Nathan are two young men with little in common - except for the dark secret that they share the same father. Arrogant and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team and hails from the wealthiest family in town. Quiet, brooding and driven, Lucas is a loner, the only child of a single working mom. He's always kept his distance from Nathan. But their lives collide when a twist of fate puts Lucas on Nathan's team. The rumor that's haunted the boys since childhood now becomes more than just whispers as the half-brothers compete not only for control of the court, but also for the heart of Nathan's girlfriend. So unfolds a deep and bitter conflict that's been years in the making; one that will play itself out in their homes, their hearts and at school as they struggle to come to terms with who they really are - and the fact that they may have more in common than they ever imagined.
The Good Wife is a female-driven drama about a politician’s wife who pursues her own career as a defense attorney after her husband is sent to jail on charges of political corruption. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will not only have to deal with her career but also with keeping her family together by providing a stable home for her two children.
aka: Elizabeth I
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005.
His name is Kazuki Shikimori, 17 years old. He attends Aoi Academy, a school for elite magicians. Each magician has a set limit of spells, and performing more spells than the limit allows will cause the user to turn into dust. In this case, the number of magic Kazuki can use is far below the average in his school. Then one day, all of a sudden, three girls: Yuuna Miyama, Kuriko Kazetsubaki and Rin Kamishiro, appear before him. But of all the things that they are after, it is his genes. And for Kazuki, the girls' appearances may also spell his doom, as he soon realizes that his magic count is decreasing ever steadily due to the fact that he can't resist using magic to help them.
Afterworld is a fully immersive sci-fi series. A new kind of computer-animated entertainment that blends video games, graphic novels and anime into one dynamic experience. Afterworld is about life on Earth after an inexplicable global event render's technology useless and more than 99.9% of the population missing.
The story follows the adventures of Russell Shoemaker, who wakes up in New York after this event and is compelled to walk to Seattle in the faint hope that his wife and child have survived.
Russell’s own harrowing journey, from technological dependence to total self-reliance, mirrors the world he discovers along the way, where other survivors are rebuilding society in strange and surprising ways. Piecing together the complex mystery of what caused the global event, Russell eventually paves the way for the bold new future of mankind.
Note: 3 minute episodes
Special Agent John Kilmer leads an elite team on missions to eliminate terrorists and other threats as part of USA's Homeland Security force.
Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie is a reality series which airs on ITV2 in the United Kingdom. Jack Osbourne treks around the world to get in shape to face a difficult and testing challenge at the end of it.
aka: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel
Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerent family determined to make her life miserable.
aka: Detoneitā Ōgan
Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure and 'times gone by'. Meanwhile, the EDF (Earth Defense Force) have been picking up strange signals from deep in space and have come to recognise them as points in 3 dimensional space, a literal schematic for building....something. With the arrival of the Enemy, a strange seemingly indistructible living machine, Tomoru is caught within the city as the Enemy attacks and is nearly run over by Dr Kanzaki who happens to be head of the EDF department given the job of bringing the unknown schematic to life. But the unknown Enemy seems to be searching for something and targets Tomoru as it's target and all seems done for. But when all seems lost, the EDFs' mysterious creation comes to life and saves the life of Tomoru and perhaps the entire world.
aka: Cape Wrath
aka: Detoneitā Ōgan
Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn Brogan (Lucy Cohu) along with their two teenaged kids pack up the family and move to the bucolic neighborhood of Meadowlands as they enter a witness protection program in an attempt to escape their past. The picturesque and crime-free suburban paradise at first seems to be the perfect locale to start their new life, but the Brogans soon realize that escaping the past will prove to be much harder than they expected.
aka: Ā Megami-sama
aka: Oh My Goddess!
Keiichi Morisato is looking forward to university life. But in reality, he has no luck in anything, and he has trouble with clubs, love, etc. The truth is that he has an unlucky star above his head. One day, Keiichi is stuck watching the dorm while his sempai are away, and has a mountain of chores to do to boot. But Keiichi is a good-natured person, and is set about doing his duties. As he is about to finish his final chore, he makes a phone call to his sempai. But the words that came through the receiver are, 'Goddess Help Line.' Shortly afterwards, a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears in front of him from the mirror of his room.
aka: Heppoko jikken animêshon excel saga
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Hyperactive Excel does anything and everything to try to please her lord, Ilpalazzo, who wants to take over the planet.
Excel’s misadventures takes her and her partner, the ever-dying Hyatt, all over the world, meeting several strange people as they go.
Everything is bizarre and goofy, as any kind of anime or entertainment genre gets mocked and spoofed.
aka: Ai yori aoshi 'enishi'
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Kaoru Hanabishi appears to be an average university student, but in actually, he's the eldest son of Yūji Hanabishi, the head of the Hanabishi Zaibatsu, and was set to take over the zaibatsu after his father retired. His mother, Kumi Honjō, and his father never married, making life difficult for both him and his mother. Kaoru's father died when he was five years old. Since then, Yūji's grandfather, Gen'ichiro Hanabishi, took Kaoru under his wing and began educating him for the eventual succession. Yet Kaoru never felt at home in the Hanabishi family and left to live alone in self-imposed exile after his mother died. Day by day he felt alone, thinking that he was living life with no reason pushing him on.
An inside look into the life of a CEO.
The story of four friends at the top of their game... until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other through life's surprising twists and turns.
James is played by Michael Vartan and is the "moral center" of the group. He's married to Stacey, and they've been together since freshman year in college, but their marriage is in trouble. He just found out she was having an affair with his late boss. He relies on his "work wife", Katie, played by Nia Long, to keep him focused in the office.
Dylan McDermott plays Duncan Collinsworth. a cosmetics CEO. He's divorced from Lisbeth, played by Paige Turco, but things aren't completely over. Even though he still seems interested, she knows if she took him back he'd lose interest immediately. They have a 19 year old daughter Cameron (Peyton List), who resents her father for walking out on them.
Christopher Titus plays Brody, a married graduate of Harvard Business School, who spends more time trying to make his wife happy than running his business.
Joshua Malina plays Karl. He's married to Wendy, played by Amy Sloan. They are seeing a marriage counselor, but he has a secret mistress on the side, Marla, played by Jessica Collins. What is he going to do when Marla and Wendy become friends?
More than business associates, these four men are best friends who will be there for each other no matter what.
A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system
Blinded in the line of duty. His partners don't respect him. His wife lacks faith. Nobody believes in Jim Dunbar except himself.
He lost his sight...not his vision.
A Latino family works together to operate a rum business.
Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.
Kippei Katakura is a high school playboy who would flirt with any girl he sees. His life was turn upside down when one day, his 5-year old cousin Yuzuyu shows up at his house after her mother had seemingly abandoned her. And now, Kippei has been handed the task of taking care of Yuzuyu for the time being, and he must learn how to become the "mother" that Yuzuyu needs.
Makino Tsukushi: a girl who comes from a poor family just wants to get through her 2 last years at Eitoku Gakuen, quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the 4 most popular, powerful and rich boys at the school. She gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War". But when she doesnt let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4; Hanazawa Rui. She starts to see that there is more than meets the eye...
A reworking of Rob Thomas' series "Cupid", which follows the adventures of a modern-day guy who may be a reincarnation of the fabled god of love.
aka: FMA Brotherhood
aka: Hagane no renkinjutsushi
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
“Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” is set in a fictional world where alchemy – the transmutation of raw materials into objects – is science and the way of life. The series follows the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse on their perilous journey in search of the legendary Philosopher's Stone. They set forth in the hope that the magical artifact can restore their bodies after a failed attempt to revive their dead mother cost Edward's left leg and right arm; as well as Alphonse's entire body, leaving his soul affixed to a suit of armor.
Based on Raymond Khoury's best-selling novel, this NBC mini-series stars Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and Victor Garber. When she witness a mysterious object get stolen from the Metropolitan Museum by four horsemen dressed as Templar Knights, Manhattan archaeologist Tess Chaykin becomes involved in a fantastic adventure that takes her to far flung locales in Turkey and Greece and finally to the Vatican in Rome that culminates in a shocking revelation.
An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.
aka: Discovery 2057
aka: Hagane no renkinjutsushi
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Experience the world 50 years into the future when amazing changes will make our day to day lives very different than the world we know. From custom-built bodily organs to flying cars to a space elevator to the stars, much of what was once only imagined in science fiction will become reality, thanks to today's incredible scientific breakthroughs.
Clever adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury to a modern setting. In Episode 1, The Miller's Tale, Nick Zakian attempts to seduce a landlord's wife with promises of a glittering singing career.
Julie Walters, James Nesbitt, Billie Piper, John Simm, Keeley Hawes and Dennis Waterman lead an all-star cast in this award winning anthology series.
Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are two plastic surgeons running a partnership in Miami, Florida with different issues to life. Sean is a wishy-washy, weak-kneed, family man who distances himself with work to avoid his dysfunctional home life which includes his needy and spiteful wife Julia, his rebellious teenage son Matt and young daughter Annie. The more slicker Christian is an arrogant, narcissistic, unethical, ladies man who worships wine, women, and the all mighty dollar, and will do just about anything to get what he wants (lie, cheat, steal, blackmail and seduce)and has no qualms about practically anything
A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Scene is a British television anthology drama series made by the BBC for teenagers. Featuring plays on topical issues, sometimes of a controversial nature, and by leading contemporary playwrights. Dramas from the series were also regularly broadcast for a wider adult audience.
Scene was originally conceived as a series of 30 minute dramas and documentaries suitable for showing to teenage schoolchildren as part of the English and Humanities curriculum. It was envisaged that the dramas shown would stimulate discussion in the classroom about various contemporary issues relevant to teenagers (such as race, drugs, sex, disability etc.).
A strange boy named Tsukasa appears in the online video game "The World".
He claims to be alive, and without a computer.
Stunning 15 years old Yamada enters the high school with an ambitious dream: to have one hundred sex friends! The problem is: she is a virgin, and she hasn't even has a boyfriend! When she meets the shy - and also virgin - Takashi Kosuda, she chooses him as her first "victim". But as the story progress, Yamada's plan isn't looking that it is going to reach any place ever, as she begins to have feelings for Kosuda.
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
A tv series based on the popular movies about "Zatoichi, The Blind Swordsman". The stories are similar to the movie, with Zatoichi coming to the aid of some needy person by employing his extraordinary swordsmanship and wits. Plenty of martial arts action, and it stars the same actor, Shintaro Katsu, who starred in the movies.
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Several years after the end of a war, the city of Toshima has fallen into decay and been taken over by the crime syndicate Viscio. There, the head of the syndicate, Il Rey, has convened the battle game "Igura." Meanwhile, Akira, falsely accused of a crime, has made a deal to earn his pardon: go to Toshima, defeat Il Rey, and destroy the syndicate.
Enter a world that will confound, surprise and excite your imagination...Enter the new Twilight Zone. Hosted by award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
This is updated and inspired by the original classic television series created by Rod Serling.
Set in working-class Chicago, the Gallagher family, a working class family of eight, must survive the ups and downs of today’s recession. With a mother who is out of her element and an alcoholic father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, 18-year-old daughter Fiona is left with the task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow. This series is based on the UK series of the same name.
aka: Supernatural: The Anime
aka: Supernatural: The Anime Series
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Based on the live-action version of Supernatural, it depicts original episodes not seen in the live-action version. Those original episodes will include prologues of the Winchester brothers' childhood, anime-only enemies, and episodes featuring secondary characters from the live-action version.
"Samurai Girl," based on the popular young adult novels, centers on 19-year-old Heaven (Jamie Chung), a Japanese girl who learns that her adoptive father is the head of the Yakuza and possibly had her brother murdered. She leaves her family to train in the ways of the samurai and to plot against her father's evil empire with the help of her new American friends.
Father Jacob, played by Martin Shaw, is caught up in a sinister battle between good and evil. His priestly duties are turned on their head when he begins exorcising demons in an attempt to save the world.
Louisa Atherton (Kerry Armstrong) is 49-years-old and to date has lived a privileged and superficial life. When her wealthy husband Jack drops dead in the arms of another woman, Louisa thinks things can't get worse - until she discovers that he's left her bankrupt. Louisa is forced to go back to her tiny home town, Rainbow's End, with her tail between her legs. As she re-negotiates her relationships with her prickly mother Minna (Julia Blake) and recalcitrant kids, she learns to understand herself for the first time in her life. Louisa also comes to realise that her small town's history will play a vital role in her future. Filmed over eight weeks in regional Victoria and in Melbourne beginning in October 2007. (6 x 50min)
While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments from the asteroid, and even from the moon itself, penetrate Earth's atmosphere and make impact. Even though the initial damage is minimal, nerves are frayed throughout the planet. There is significant physical damage to the lunar surface, but experts quickly conclude there will be no lasting ramifications. Then strange anomalies begin to manifest themselves on Earth. It starts small - cell phone disruptions, unusual static charges and odd tidal behavior. The world's leading scientists, including Alex Kittner, Maddie Rhodes and Roland Emerson, begin piecing together evidence that suggests the moon's properties, and its orbit, may have been permanently altered.
When police officer Eddie Sutton packs up his family and moves back to the inner-city neighborhood where he grew up, he faces the struggle to balance the safety and happiness of this family with his desire to change the neighborhood.
A series following the lives of Miles, Milly, Warren, Egg and Anna, five young professionals.
aka: Boys in Blue
aka: Supernatural: The Anime Series
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
The most popular local production on Australian television, Blue Heelers is a weekly police drama based on a fictional bush town in Victoria called Mount Thomas. Every week there is a different case for Sergeant Tom Croydon, Senior Constable Nick Schultz, Senior Detective PJ Hasham, and Constables Maggie Doyle, Dash McKinley and Adam Cooper to solve. Continuing storylines about the personal lives and relationships of these characters filter into each episode.
Set in the gothic, oak panelled halls of residence and lecture theatres of the fictional Bridgeford University, Trinity College, the ITV2 eight part series brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "first term nerves". For over 900 years, Trinity has been an elite playground solely for the ????ber rich and powerful. However, for the first time in its long and illustrious history, Trinity is about to throw open its doors to the hoi polloi! As new girl Charlotte and her fellow students settle in, they begin to realise that all is not what it seems at Trinity. Beneath the glamorous veneer of wealth and privilege lurks a much darker world, ruled by the mysterious Dandelion Club: a select group of over-privileged students used to getting their own way. Trinity boasts a host of gorgeous, up-and-coming new talent alongside great established names, including Charles Dance, Claire Skinner & Christian Cooke.Source: http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-23815/
Masada: Flavius Silva, commander in Roman Palestine, wants to reach a reasonable compromise with the Jewish Zealots and withdraw his legion. Events and personalities in Rome, however, lead to his besieging the fortress of Masada. There the engineering genius of the Romans must fight both the harsh climate and landscape, and the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar Ben Yair and his people.
It's about seven kids at summer camp and all the things they do and about friends sticking with each other. While they try to out smart the counselor.
Skins: The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
aka: Mod Squad
aka: Ekuseru Sāga
Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges a $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
War and Remembrance: The saga of the Henry family, begun in "The Winds of War" continues as America is attacked by Japan and enters World War II. For Victor Henry, an upwardly mobile naval career sets him in command of a cruiser with sights on selection for the Admiralty. At the same time, however, Victor must struggle with a failing marriage as well as a love affair with the daughter of a prominent British radio news reporter. Victor's son Byron has equal success as a submarine officer, eventually selected to command his own ship, yet all the while must deal with the separation of his wife and son who are held in German custody as enemy alien Jews. Through other such characters as Professor Aaron Jastrow, Naval Pilot Warren Henry, and the noble German General Armin von Roon, "War and Remembrance" unfolds into an all encompassing and fascinating story of the Second World War.
aka: YuYu Hakusho
aka: Yū Yū Hakusho
aka: Yû yû hakusho
YuYu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic act of altruism, is hit by a car and killed in an attempt to save a child's life. After a number of tests presented to him by Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, Yusuke is revived and appointed the title of "Underworld Detective", with which he must investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world. It becomes more focused on martial arts battles and tournaments as it progresses.