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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 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
Portlandia 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
Parks and Recreation 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
Freaks and Geeks 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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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
30 Rock 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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Sherlock 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Cheers 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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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 Breaking Bad is an American crime 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 ...more

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Northern Exposure 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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Daria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Daria 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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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 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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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 Doctor Who is a 2005 TV series.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Mystery Science Theater 3000 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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Community is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Community 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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
lizmorenoproductions added Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper into the murder of homecoming queen ...more

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Puzzler added Saturday Night Live 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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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on August 4, 2005, and moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Absolutely Fabulous 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 Office is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added The Office 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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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Dexter 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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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 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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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added My Name Is Earl 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) 23 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Orange Is the New Black 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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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Chappelle's Show 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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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Mad Men 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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash Archer is an American adult animated television series created by Adam Reed for the FX network. A preview of the series aired on September 17, 2009. The first season premiered on January 14, ...more

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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 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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
julian-matthias added The Simpsons 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
julian-matthias added Futurama 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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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 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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
analise.dubner added Adventure Time 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 Something You Know Whatev... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Aqua Teen Hunger Force 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's ...more

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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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Star Trek: The Next Generation 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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Pushing Daisies 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
jaivster added Bob's Burgers 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
julian-matthias added South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
HeatherThatcher added Weeds 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
AmberWillowSilbergSteiner added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
SoyLaAndrei added Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Awkward comedy following two friends through life in the city. Fan Amy Poehler liked it so much that she hopped on board as exec producer for its imminent TV transfer.

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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Pee-wee's Playhouse 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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Girls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Girls 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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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added The Kids in the Hall 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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Reno 911! 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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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
johnvoilin added Wilfred 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at La... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
FrancescaPitt added Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters
iknowwhatawesternis added Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins,[12] Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his ...more