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List Rules TV Series from any time period that are hipster favorites

List of TV shows hipsters love, currently running and from the past. Perhaps a TV-watching hipster seems like an oxymoron; after all, part of being a hipster is eschewing the mainstream and doing things that are different. These TV shows hipsters love, however, show that sometimes TV can be just different enough.

 Some hipster TV shows feature characters who are themselves hipsters. Think of Jess Day from “New Girl” -- from the black-framed glasses to the clothes to her attitude, she’s the quintessential hipster TV character. Or consider Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from “Portlandia,” who’ve portrayed characters that embody yet satirize the typical hipster: from a focus on eco-friendly life to arguments about who read it/saw it/heard it first, the pair is everything hipster. Hipster TV characters aren’t new, either. Remember Dobie Gillis? He was a hipster. Or, was he, like, a beatnik, man?

 Other TV shows hipsters love don’t have hipster characters, but they’re peripheral enough to be enjoyed ironically or specifically because they are uncool. This class of TV shows for hipsters includes both older shows, such as “Star Trek,” and ones that are still being produced, such as “Jeopardy.” Hipsters also enjoy TV shows meant for a younger audience -- it’s hard to deny the hipster appeal of “The Powerpuff Girls.”

 Whether viewers call themselves hipsters, these TV shows with hipster appeal range from comedy to drama to game show and everything in between. For extra hipster cred, be sure to watch them on an old black-and-white TV or on a MacBook.
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Daria Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
lizmorenoproductions added Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Puzzler added Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added The Office Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

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Community is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Chappelle's Show Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added Adventure Time Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
julian-matthias added The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Girls Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
SoyLaAndrei added Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
HeatherThatcher added Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
julian-matthias added Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
julian-matthias added South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at La... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Stephen Colbert, Paget Brewster, Gary Cole

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
The IT Crowd Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Pee-wee's Playhouse Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby