Special Report

Classic TV Shows You Can Binge Right Now

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7. Frasier
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10 (84,213 votes)
> Series run: 1993-2004
> Season count: 11
> Streaming on: Hulu

“Frasier,” a sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as a radio psychiatrist who lives in Seattle with his partially disabled father. The show was spun off from the successful long-running series “Cheers” and became one of the most celebrated spin-offs in television history, winning 37 Emmys.

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6. ‘Allo ‘Allo!
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10 (25,490 votes)
> Series run: 1982-1992
> Season count: 9
> Streaming on: Amazon Prime

The British import is about a French café owner in occupied France during World War II who deals with German soldiers, a French Resistance leader, and hidden British airmen while concealing an affair with his waitress from his wife.

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5. MASH
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10 (57,487 votes)
> Series run: 1972-1983
> Season count: 11
> Streaming on: Hulu

This irreverent take on the U.S. military mixed in with not-so-subtle antiwar commentary was based on the movie of the same name. The 14-time Emmy-winning television series lasted longer than the Korean War, during which it took place. Its legendary finale on Feb. 28, 1983, was watched by 106 million viewers, setting a record at the time.

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4. I Love Lucy
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10 (26,843 votes)
> Series run: 1951-1957
> Season count: 6
> Streaming on: Hulu

The pioneering sitcom “I Love Lucy” became the template for television comedies to come and won four Emmys. Lucille Ball, who plays the wife of a Cuban-American bandleader (Desi Arnaz, Ball’s real husband), frequently gets into zany situations along with her neighbor, played by Vivian Vance.

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3. The X-Files
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10 (224,578 votes)
> Series run: 1993-2018
> Season count: 11
> Streaming on: Hulu

The journey into the unexplained – whose catchline was “The Truth is Out There” – resonated with conspiracy theorists. The series starred Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as FBI agents investigating paranormal and alien activity. It spawned two feature films.

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