Many geeks binge watch a number of series which fall under the radar of the public eye. It is a crying shame to see some really cool shows miss an opportunity to make an impact on viewers. Sometimes we are lucky to see some of our favorite shows win favor with critics and like-minded TV show addicts, but some of them are cancelled never to return again. Our list pays tribute to TV shows that managed to push on and impress to the very end. Even though there are many to choose from, we list our 8 most memorable TV shows made famous by their cult following.
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8 TV Shows Made Famous By Their Cult Following
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It is no secret that we are huge fans of “Vikings”! The Irish-Canadian historical drama series written and created by Michael Hirst is one of the best History channel TV shows to follow right now. The show about legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok tells the story of his bloody raids and battles with England and France. We get to see Travis Fimmel at his best portraying the role of King Ragnar, a Viking who believes he is destined for greatness and wealth.
2. Silicon Valley
The HBO comedy series set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley provides a fly on the wall look at contemporary technology programmers. The satirical take on the tech biz has the Geek community humming with positive feedback as it stands as one of the funniest shows on HBO to watch currently. The show follows a group of programmers as they struggle to kick-start a successful tech company in a dog-eat-dog concrete jungle filled with endless opportunities and challenges.
3. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Our favorite group of underachievers has come a long way since season one launched back in 2005. The owners of an Irish bar in South Philadelphia called Paddy’s Pub are showing no signs of slowing down. The series completed airing its eleventh season on March 9, 2016, and is renewed for a twelfth season. On April 1, 2016, the series was renewed for a thirteenth and fourteenth season. “It’s Always Sunny” follows a group of friends who find pleasure in cheating, scheming and fighting their way to the top while taking down everyone else in the process. Unfortunately they always end up in a situation where they are affected more by their dodgy actions while leaving behind a trail of destruction.
“Archer” is without a doubt one of the best animated comedies on TV right now! Its unique approach, clever writing and brilliant comic book style animation is a real treat. The TV-MA animated show is packed with catch phrases, inside jokes and puns to keep you going for yours of non-stop viewing. Series creator Adam Reed hit a home run by casting some of our favorite actors from the comedy show, “Arrested Development”. Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, and Judy Greer are full-time voice actors for their colorful characters.
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5. The IT Crowd
Tech savvy office technicians will appreciate the British sitcom featuring a group of office IT geeks starring Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Noel Fielding and Matt Berry. The show took flight after one short season with geeks spreading the word of a TV show that captures the frustrations of being a techie in a small company. Jam packed with geek culture references, “The IT Crowd” stands out as one of the most memorable geek comedies to air on TV. Set in the offices of Reynholm Industries, the show follows two IT support geeks while capturing their misadventures with their “IT clueless” manager.
The season 5 premiere of “Community” hit an all-time record low, but most avid fans of the series are still routing for the quirky comedy series. “Community” is still one of the best original half-hours shows on TV, despite the drop in viewer numbers. The group of friends who all met at the world’s worst educational institution set out to further their knowledge while gaining more life experience than what they bargained for. Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong are among the number of stars in the series.
7. Arrested Development
“Arrested Development” is definitely one of the funniest shows to date. The show follows a crazy family who love to hate each other while trying to save the family business. Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Tony Hale and many more supporting actors make up the cast of a laugh a minute comedy show packed with quick wittet dialogue, quotable lines and some very inventive chicken dancing!
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Elijah Wood really shines in this off-beat comedy, starring alongside Australian actor Jason Gann. The show became the highest-ranking debut sitcom ever for FX Networks back in 2011, even though it didn’t score well will TV critics. The show follows a struggling and suicidal ex-lawyer named Ryan (Wood) who befriends his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Gann). Ryan sees Wilfred as a man in a dogsuit with a need for woman, drugs and mischief. The show is based on the popular Australian show of the same name and spearheaded by David Zuckerman. Gann is the creator of the original show and also serves as Co-Executive producer. Wilfred still stands as one of the best examples of a series kept alive by a cult following. The final season of Wilfred aired in 2014.