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The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters  

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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 of the Pacific Northwest: 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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha
Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly
My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
jaivster added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Puzzler added Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more
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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman
Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS. The show was ...more
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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride
Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more
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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann
Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
iknowwhatawesternis added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
SoyLaAndrei added Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more
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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 Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The pilot episode aired ...more
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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more
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Girls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke
Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living ...more
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Louie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more
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Skins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
RaulSousa added Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie
Skins is a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Each episode generally focuses on a particular ...more
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Californication is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler
Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos, which aired for seven seasons on Showtime from August 13, 2007 to June 29, 2014. The show follows New Yorker ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson
The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more
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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald
The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more