A-to-Zinc

#blackAF (1 Season) A

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Black, Swaggy, and Funny As F%ck! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be black, unapologetically rich, and flamboyantly fly, then this family will show you a thing or two. A more exaggerated version of the Black-ish family that we already know and love.

13 Reasons Why (4 Seasons) A-

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They say that death tells no tales, but if you listen close enough, you’ll find clues from the other side. The mystery of why tragedy has fallen on one high school so surprisingly, can be told in 13 reasons. But will everyone want to know the reasons when they learn that they could possibly be one of them?

24 (8 Seasons) Classic A+

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How much can one man take in a day? Well if you’re Agent Jack Bauer: terrorism, traitors, assaults, assassination attempts and protecting the nation from the highest level alerts, are all in a day’s work. And with a live 24 hour ticker for each episode, let the most stressful and exciting countdown, begin!

All American (3 Seasons) A

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Moving from what’s Real to Beverly Hills isn’t as glamorous as you think it is. Trying to prove yourself worthy to be an “All American” on the field, when you’re barely feel respected and treated as a human American, off the field, is a different hill to climb in battle.

All Rise (1 Season) B+

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This judge did not come to PLAY… by anyone else’s rules but her own. Power (check), Authority (check, check), and The Last Say? She’ll say it! And she’ll mean what she says. Now, you may All Rise!

Ballers (5 Seasons) B+

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We’re all used to the famous, “Show Me The Money” phrase, but “Save Me The Money” is a rare one that we hardly ever hear. And that’s what makes sports agent Spence different. He’s been to the pros, and knows how quickly money can go. He’ll do everything he can to show the professional Ballers how to Ball a different way. But who needs practicality when you’re living the high life, in the fast lane?

Banshee (4 Seasons) B+

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When a recently released felon assumes the identity of the recently deceased sheriff of an ‘on the map’ but “off the charts”, quirky little town, his secrets aren’t the only things that need protecting. With all of the cards so heavily stacked against him, can his short arm of the law, keep the town in peace… or even one piece?

Bates Motel (5 Seasons) B+

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Things get even weirder, in an already weird town, when a recently widowed woman, and her ultra-introverted son, move in to their newly purchased motel. But in the quietness of this quaint town, you quickly learn that quiet doesn’t always equal peace, and neighbors aren’t as neighborly as they appear. So be careful when entertaining “Saints”, for some have befriended ‘Psychos’ unaware!

Big Little Lies (2 Seasons) A+

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A mom, in search of a new start, moves to a town where every mom seems perfect, shiny, and well put together, until an unraveling occurs, and revealed secrets proves that nothing is as small as it seems. Lies included!

Billions (5 Seasons) A

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They say Money, Power, and Respect are all we need in life. But for two rivaling families, it’ll take way more than that. No pawn too small, no board too big, in this high stakes, real life chess match. Whatever it takes to win, and whomever it takes to use, is of no consequence. All that matters is who’s in the lead, and who takes home the bag, the billions, and the bragging rights.

Black-ish (6 Seasons) A+

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A hilarious take on Black’Sh%t they many can relate to when living in working in a predominantly white space. Finding a balance of keeping up with the culture, and trying not to get lost, or designated in the roles stereotypically set as the token black, amongst the successful white.

Blacklist (8 Seasons) Classic A

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Giving credence to the old adage, “Takes one, to know one”, this high profile criminal definitely knows his share of the undesirables. He’s making a list, and checking it thrice. But is it better to be on the right side of the law? Or on the right side of Raymond Reddington?

Breaking Bad (5 Episodes) Classic A+

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When an accidental partnership between a chemistry teacher and a former student develops into something dangerous, yet profitable, they learn that sometimes it’s the grade you receive outside of the classroom that’s most important. And together, this duo gets an A+.

Bridgerton (2 Seasons) A

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When gossip travels fast in this spicy little town, it’s usually from the anonymous Ms. Whistledown. Princes? And dukes? And balls? Oh, my! Oh what fun it is, to live life as lively as the family Bridgerton!

Claws (3 Seasons) B+

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Nails, Claws, whatever you wish to call them. They can be an accessory for beauty, or a defense for Murder! Whichever side you’re on, stay close to friends and claw your way from your enemies the best way you know how.

Criminal Minds (15 Seasons) Classic A

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To catch the world’s vilest criminals, the nation’s best profilers must do more than follow leads and analyze patterns, they’ll have to become criminally like-minded in order to stay at least a step ahead to get through in time.

Cruel Summer (1 Season) A

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Sometimes waters run deep, and blood tends to clot, so trying to figure out who has your best interest at heart can be shrouded in more mystery than a Nancy Drew case. Good thing this spy has a friend to help follow the breadcrumbs to the truth.

Dead To Me (2 Seasons) A

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When an offbeat and over-the-top woman, befriends a grief-stricken mother at an anonymous support group, these instant-fast friends give us more than we anticipated, and everything we never knew we needed. An engaging rollercoaster ride, full of suspense, laughter, tears, and a big mystery that unfolds, layer-by-layer, each and every episode.

Dexter (8 Seasons) Classic B+

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Sunny skies, beautiful people, and a well mannered crime scene investigator who is an expert at blood spatter. Nothing to see here, right? Except the fact that the person hired to help solve the crime scene probably did it in the first place. No biggie. Who better than the person that committed the crime to help you clean it up? Oh Dexter!

Dirty John (2 Seasons) A

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Ring the alarm and raise the warning flags because they say if something is too good to be true, there’s usually a lie somewhere in the midst. And John is waaaay too good to be true… or as clean hearted as he appears. Based on true events, this limited series shows just how dirty things can get after meeting the so called “man of your dreams” and finding out that people aren’t always as squeaky clean as you thought they would be.

East New York (1 Season)

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A recently promoted police captain, returns home to her old neighborhood, in Brooklyn’s most notoriously dangerous district of East New York, hoping to implement creatively unorthodox methods for outreach, and unity, between the precinct and the people.

Emily in Paris (1 Season) B

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An American Girl in Paris? What’s not to love? Except maybe the American actually being in Paris? Yeah, we love the culture, we love the food, but most of all WE LOVE the FASHION! But can the city of light say the same thing about loving us back? Do we have anything to give or are we just tolerated? One American Girl will learn firsthand.

Empire (6 Seasons) B+

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Some families have dynasties, some have kingdoms, but when it comes to music, this family has an Empire, and staying on top sometimes calls for ruling with an iron fist, when everyone’s trying to take that number spot, family included.

Entourage (8 Seasons) Classic A+

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What’s fame, money, red carpets, and the high life, without someone to share it with? Or in this case, a few someones. When Hollywood comes calling for the next big star, a local young heartthrob from Queens, NY, answers the call, with his hometown homies by his side to enjoy the ride. What good is the good life without your Entourage to share it with?

Euphoria (1 Season) B+

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They say one hit can leave you breathless, but no hits can make you restless, and idle hands are indeed the devil’s playground. This gritty inside look into the secret lives of teens, school, issues, and drugs, is far from rosy and Euphoric, it reeks of tragic Teen Spirit, yet it’s so hard to turn away from watching.

Fate: The Winx Saga (1 Season) B+

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Who needs an after school bully when you’ve got a teacher like Teacher Ma, also known as “The Witch”. Only brave students dare cross the threshold of her door to receive continuous beatings, daily, to help whip them into shape? Yes, discipline is necessary for growth. But what is considered discipline, is subjective… I guess.

Firefly Lane (1 Season) A

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This unique and suspenseful drama has a lot of twists and turns and makes you long to uncover the mystery of who the housekeeper is and why she came. She teaches lessons in her own creative way… no matter how scary they can appear.

Friday Night Lights (5 Seasons) Classic A

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In a small town where Bright Lights, kicking up on Friday Nights, are the highlight and main event of everyone’s lives, anything that jeopardizes that can quickly become a threat, that the town, won’t likely forget. So through love, loss, hardships and pain, the show must go on, in sunshine or rain. And when the world, and everything seems strange, it’s great to rely on a coach, with a heart of gold, and aptitude for change. But, hey, Everything is done BIG in Texas, as they say.

Game of Thrones (8 Seasons) Classic A+

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Strategic, ruthless, and sometimes just rude! Like a Chess Game game come to life, when this ‘Song of Fire and Ice’ is sung, who will win this musical chairs of War, to grab the highly coveted seat to the throne that can possibly rule the seven kingdoms? All’s fair in the Game of Thrones!

Godfather of Harlem (1 Season) A

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Who’s powerful, rich, and goes bump in the night? Legendary Godfather of Harlem, Bumpy Johnson, of course! During a time when it was uncommon for a Black Man to be in charge, Bumpy was running Harlem his way, and by his rules… even if it ruffled a feather or two!

Gossip Girl (6 Seasons) Classic B+

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When a popular socialite returns to the Upper East Side, and attends the prestigious private school where her best friend is Queen Bee, things get a little complicated when secrets start spilling and the throne is up for grabs. With an anonymous blogger there to report it all, there’s no detail that isn’t ‘spotted’ for all to read.

Greenleaf (5 Seasons) A

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There’s way more than Praise & Worship going on behind this first family’s closed doors. But we watch with bated breath as each family secret unfolds like a lotus flower petal, with nothing dropping, and nothing lost. In the midst of the secrets and scandals, is a relatable and familiar family love.

Grey’s Anatomy (17 Seasons) Classic A+

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In an unfamiliar hospital world, where the rules are pretty black & white, a colorful and diverse group of interns forge their own path, riddled with laughter, friendships, love and many hardships, while growing up and out of the comforts of the “grey area” set around them.

Hart of Dixie (4 Seasons) B+

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Classic tale of the big shot “City Girl” who gets tricked into country life… and dare I say- loves it! Or atleast grows into it the ways of the town.

Heroes (4 Seasons) Classic A-

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A unique group of ‘everyday people’ with special powers must find each other to defeat a common enemy, and SAVE THE WORLD. Sounds simple, right? Except it’s not! Because while they’re learning about their newfound power, time is ticking and could all pass away, or rewind again. But whether the mission is completed or not, this ‘Cult Classic’ takes you on one heck of an adventure that is never forgotten. “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World!”

Homeland (8 Seasons) Classic A

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A CIA officer, at the top of her field, becomes convinced that a recently rescued American prisoner-of-war was influenced by Al-Qaeda and might be plotting a terrorist attack on the United States. But when her mental state comes into play, everything she says she knows, and every decision she tries to make, gets called into question, making her mission even more impossible. How can the Agency trust someone who should hardly trust herself?

House (8 Seasons) A

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A brilliant yet unconventional, and often sarcastic, genius of doctor, leads a team of physicians to solve various rare illnesses and medical mysteries, while using controversial methods and a common sense that only he seems to have.

How To Get Away With Murder (6 Seasons) A+

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Trying to dissect the mind of a killer from the classroom pales in comparison to being amongst the throes of a killer, while trying untangle the missing pieces of how you even got there. Riddled with suspense and a brilliant storyline all the way through, this murder mystery is an advanced live play of the game of Clue, and trying to figure out “who dunnit” can leave you twisted for seasons to come.

Insecure (4 Seasons) A+

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It’s not everyday that you get an inside look into the head of a quirky, odd, and yet strangely relatable, “goal-getter” in the making. But this is no ordinary head, and Issa is no ordinary girl. An expanded look into the fan beloved web series: “Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl”.

Jane the Virgin (5 Seasons)

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Raised by her conservative grandmother and actress “wannabe” mother, all Jane ever wanted was to become a scriptwriter, and to fulfill her promise to her grandmother that she would NEVER have sex before marriage. Yet everything suddenly changes when Jane, a “virgin”, tests positive for pregnancy, leaving her grandmother, her mom, her long-time policeman boyfriend, and especially herself, very confused.