Over more than thirty years of history, Showtime has accumulated many good films of its own production. At the same time, the company for some reason did not dare to enter the series market for a long time. That all changed in the middle of the 2000s when Showtime management allocated a multi-million dollar budget for the filming of the series “Masters of Horrors” (just don’t say that you are hearing about this for the first time). It was followed by more successful projects - “Dexter” (2006), Californication with the inimitable David Duchovny in the lead role (2007) ... This year Showtime released the series “Just kidding”, in which another actor - Jim Carrey - revealed with unexpected parties, successfully playing the role of a dramatic hero. We examined the list of all the series shot by the television company over the past 13 years, and selected the coolest ones. Meet - 15 of the best TV shows from Showtime.
Patrick MelroseCinema Search: 7.7 / IMDb: 8.2
- 1 season
At first glance, Patrick Melrose seems to be a completely successful person who has nothing to complain about. He is young, attractive and quite wealthy - isn't that what everyone dreams of? But in fact, Patrick is deeply unhappy and absolutely does not appreciate what he has. He exchanges life for drugs and casual sexual relationships, trying to fill his existential void, but nothing happens. And all because of the psychological trauma inflicted on him by his father in deep childhood. The parent is already dead and cremated, and the consequences of his decisions and actions still ruin Patrick's life.
DexterCinema Search: 8.3 / IMDb: 8.7
- 2006 - 2013
- 8 seasons
Dexter Morgan has a rather strange relationship: from time to time he is overcome by an excruciating thirst for blood, which in the literal sense of the word poisons his life exactly until the man commits murder. In order not to be a monster and not to kill innocent people, Dexter preys on criminals and severely punishes them for wrongdoing before humanity. The rest of the time he tries to lead the life of the most ordinary representative of society. Having neither the emotional spectrum that is familiar to everyone, nor natural feelings for a person, Dexter does everything in order not to stand out from the general background.
Shameless / ShamelessMovie Search: 8.6 / IMDb: 8.7
- 2011 -…
- 9 seasons
Gallaghers are a large and damn poor family. Frank, instead of fulfilling his paternal duties, is abusing alcohol and drugs, and his wife completely ran away with another man a long time ago. All worries about the family fell on the shoulders of the young Fiona, the eldest daughter. She puts aside training and personal life to earn money, which is still not enough. Lip is getting ready to go to university, Ian is experiencing a crisis in the process of realizing his homosexuality, Debbie is experiencing teenage maximalism, and Karl, despite his young age, already has problems with the law ...
Lascivious California / CalifornicationMovie Search: 8.0 / IMDb: 8.3
- 2007 - 2014
- 7 seasons
Hank Moody is a famous writer who, after a series of successful publications, comes to the conclusion that he has finally written and lost all thoughts. The creative crisis turns him into a real monster, obsessed with alcohol, drugs and sex. In this regard, he loses loved ones, in particular his wife, who is leaving him and trying to build a new family with a decent man, and a little daughter, faced with serious disappointment. Hank is very difficult, he is emotionally and physically exhausted, but the man is trying his best to somehow improve his life.
Homeland / HomelandCinema Search: 8.1 / IMDb: 8.3
- 2011 -…
- 8 seasons
Nicholas Brody, being a sergeant in the Marine Corps, was captured and survived a lot in seven years in captivity. As soon as he managed to get out and gain hope that life would soon improve, he was suspected of being involved in organizing a major terrorist attack in the United States of America. This case is run by Carrie Mattison, a CIA agent, and he is ready to do anything to prevent a national tragedy.
The TudorsMovie Search: 8.0 / IMDb: 8.1
- 2007 - 2010
- 4 seasons
Henry VIII is a young and ambitious king who has little power in his hands, so he does everything in his power to become the leading monarch of Europe. One of the main concerns is the lack of a successor, because his son Henry Fitzroy died, and Princess Mary cannot be the heir to the throne. Anna Boleyn is the young girl the king has his eyes on. He is sure that she certainly can give birth to his son.
Borgia / The BorgiasMovie Search: 7.9 / IMDb: 7.9
- 2011 - 2013
- 3 seasons
Rodrigo Borgia is a usurper and tyrant who has abandoned religion and has not left anything holy in himself. He is capable of any atrocities for his own benefit and holding power in his hands. Greedy, arrogant, dishonest and cruel, he alone inspires primitive horror in everyone, because of which no one can speak against him. But how long will the people endure such a ruler? Is there really no one who will fight back?
Weeds / WeedsMovie Search: 7.8 / IMDb: 8.0
- 2005 - 2012
- 8 seasons
Nancy is an unhappy single mother who is trying to feed and adequately raise two children. They live in an area considered criminal, among the same needy people. When the situation becomes hopeless, Nancy decides to contact the criminal circles and start selling drugs, starting with marijuana and ending with heroin. So Nancy learns the secrets of other people who come to her for goods, and among them there are even high-ranking personalities. Will she be able to survive in this world and ensure her children a tolerable existence? Or will the new work bring only problems that Nancy is absolutely unable to cope with?
BillionsCinema Search: 8.1 / IMDb: 8.4
- 2016 -…
- 4 seasons
Bobby Axelrod is the head of a large investment fund, and Chuck Rhodes is the prosecutor and prominent politician. It would seem that can connect them together? The answer is enmity. They are ready to do anything to annoy each other, undermine their reputation and destroy the business built over the years. Chuck wants to deprive Bobby of his foundation when, as Bobby plans to dump Chuck from his warm, homely place. Why is that so? And who will be the winner in this battle?
EpisodesMovie Search: 7.4 / IMDb: 7.9
- 2011 - 2017
- 5 seasons
Sean and Beverly Lincoln are talented screenwriters who have long dreamed of getting into the territory of Hollywood cinema. In their hands is a script for a remake of the British, extremely successful series. Many dreamed of seeing its American version, and Lincoln paved the way. The main role is offered to the famous actor Matt LeBlanc, who, despite the prospects, does not believe in the success of the project and does not really want to risk his career for the sake of a dubious series.
Masters of SexMovie Search: 7.5 / IMDb: 8.0
- 2013 - 2016
- 4 seasons
William Masters is a doctor who for many years has thrown himself into the study of the human sexual response cycle. Virginia Johnson is his assistant, colleague and lover, who makes her contribution to the work. The purpose of their work is to find out how human sexuality works, what phases a man and woman have arousal, and what deviations occur in these processes. The study involved volunteers - the most ordinary Americans interested in the results. Among them are couples who have just knitted themselves together, and those who have lived side by side for decades, prostitutes and people with a homosexual orientation.
Just kiddingMovie Search: 7.9 / IMDb: 7.9
- 2018 -…
- 2 seasons
Jeff is a television employee and a recognized national favorite. Under the pseudonym Mr. Pickles, he leads television programs for children and is a role model, because he is a kind, responsive and cheerful person. But how to be a favorite in the future, when life collapses before our eyes? How to remain an example for children when you are obsessed with black depression?
Lovers / The AffairMovie Search: 7.5 / IMDb: 8.0
- 2014 -…
- 5 seasons
Noah is a novice writer, whose first novel is a resounding success, but the second still does not want to be born on the white pages, no matter how he tries to squeeze at least something from himself. Alison is a waitress who is experiencing a crisis within her relationship with her husband. They seem to love each other, but the recent tragedy does not allow them to become close people again. A chance meeting leads to the fact that Noah and Alison have a passionate romance, but what are his chances of success?
Dead Like Me / Dead Like MeCinema Search: 7.7 / IMDb: 8.1
- 2003 - 2004
- 2 seasons
Georgia Lass is a restless young girl who wants to find her place in life and feel happiness. For the sake of this, she first goes to college, and then drops him, starts a frivolous relationship, breaks ads for suitable work. And then, due to a stupid set of circumstances, Georgia dies and finds out that she needs to become a reaper gathering people's souls. Perhaps she did not dream of such a destination.
Scary Tales / Penny DreadfulCinema Search: 7.5 / IMDb: 8.2
- 3 seasons
London is a gloomy and foggy city whose residents are extremely fussy and focused on their problems. A reference to household chores prevents them from seeing the horrors that surround them day by day, drawing out all the juices and the will to live a happy life. They do not understand that all their worries and tragedies, in general, are connected with them. In the streets of London, along with ordinary people, evil spirits. In order to survive and continue to commit their atrocities, these creatures devour human souls, because they, hiding behind imaginary blindness, do not even imagine which losses actually happen ...