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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
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. The ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Breaking Bad is an American drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, ...more

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
lizmorenoproductions added Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Community is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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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 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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. The ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 30 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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SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 34 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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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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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 36 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 37 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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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 38 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

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically Cops, with ...more

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at La... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Stephen Colbert, Paget Brewster, Gary Cole Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is an American animated television series comedy created by Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter for Adult Swim. The show revolves around the activity of the Sebben ...more

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
HeatherThatcher added Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Late Night with David Letterma... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night ...more

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Sealab 2021 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Puzzler added Harry Goz, Erik Estrada, Ellis Henican Sealab 2021 is an American animated television series. It was shown on Cartoon Network's adult-oriented programming block, Adult Swim. Cartoon Network aired the show's first three episodes in ...more