O Auto da Compadecida
“O Auto da Compadecida” is a captivating four-chapter miniseries set in Brazil’s Northeastern region. It follows the (mis)adventures of João Grilo and Chicó, played by talented actors Matheus Nachtergaele and Selton Mello, as they navigate through humorous and unpredictable situations. With a stellar cast and its release in 1999, this TV show promises to be a delightful and entertaining watch for anyone seeking a taste of Brazilian culture.
“The Sopranos” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1999 and quickly became a fan favorite. It follows the life of Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster from New Jersey, as he struggles to balance his family life with his role as the head of a criminal organization. With an incredible cast including James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, this show delves into the complexities of Tony’s personal and professional relationships, making it a must-watch for any TV enthusiast.
“Inspector Montalbano” is a captivating Italian TV series that has been winning hearts since its release in 1999. Set in the charming town of Vigata, Sicily, the show follows the adventures of Commissario Salvo Montalbano, brilliantly portrayed by Luca Zingaretti. Based on the popular detective novels by Andrea Camilleri, this gripping series has even spawned a prequel, “Il giovane Montalbano,” keeping fans hooked for years.
The West Wing
“The West Wing” is a captivating TV show that takes us behind the scenes of a fictional presidential administration, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of politics. With a talented cast including Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Richard Schiff, the show combines heartwarming humor and unwavering dedication to create a truly engaging experience. Premiering in 1999, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 best voted TV shows of that year!
Freaks and Geeks
“Freaks and Geeks” is a hilarious and relatable TV show that takes us back to the high school days of 1999. It follows the story of Lindsay Weir, a mathlete who rebels against her nerdy image and starts hanging out with a group of burnouts called the “freaks.” Meanwhile, her younger brother Sam navigates the social universe with his geeky friends. With a talented cast including John Francis Daley, Linda Cardellini, James Franco, and more, this show is a must-watch for anyone looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Queer as Folk
“Hey, I just found this awesome TV show from 1999 called ‘Queer as Folk’! It’s about this guy named Stuart Jones who seems to have it all – he’s rich, incredibly good-looking, and always the center of attention. His best friend Vince Tyler is super funny and adorable, but he lacks confidence. They’re both in their late twenties, hitting Canal Street every night, and wondering where their lives are headed. Then this young and wild guy named Nathan Maloney comes into their world and everything changes. It’s a captivating show with amazing performances by Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly. You should definitely check it out!”
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is a gripping crime drama that premiered in 1999. Set in New York City, the show follows a team of dedicated detectives from the elite Special Victims Unit as they investigate heinous sexually-based offenses. With a talented cast including Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Ice-T, and Octavio Pisano, this series delves into the dark and complex world of solving vicious felonies, making it a must-watch for crime enthusiasts.
“Angel” is a captivating TV show that premiered in 1999. It follows the story of a vampire named Angel, who has been cursed with a soul. Set in Los Angeles, Angel helps people with supernatural problems while searching for his own redemption. This thrilling spin-off from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” features an incredible cast including David Boreanaz, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, James Marsters, and Andy Hallett.
“Spaced” is a hilarious and relatable TV show that aired in 1999. It follows the lives of Daisy and Tim, two young adults trying to navigate the challenges of being in their 20s. They pretend to be a couple to secure a place to live, and end up in a house with a quirky landlady and an eccentric artist. Set in London, the series gives a realistic and down-to-earth portrayal of everyday life in the city. With a talented cast including Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes, Nick Frost, Mark Heap, and Julia Deakin, “Spaced” is definitely one of the best TV shows of 1999.
“Farscape” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that premiered in 1999. It follows the incredible journey of Astronaut John Crichton, who gets transported to a distant alien battlefield after a space mission gone wrong. With a talented cast including Ben Browder and Claudia Black, this show takes you on an adventure across a thousand galaxies, filled with excitement and mystery.
“Third Watch” is a gripping TV show that takes us into the lives of police officers, firemen, and paramedics working the intense 3pm to 11pm shift in New York City’s fictional 55th precinct. With a talented cast including Coby Bell, Nia Long, and Molly Price, this action-packed series offers a thrilling glimpse into the challenges and heroism of those who protect and serve the city. Premiering in 1999, it was one of the best-voted TV shows of that year.
“Judging Amy” is a heartfelt American television drama that aired from September 1999 to May 2005. Starring Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly, the show revolves around a judge who presides over family court cases while also delving into her own life as a divorced mother. Based on the real-life experiences of Brenneman’s mother, this series offers a compelling blend of legal drama and personal narratives, making it a must-watch for fans of emotional storytelling.
“Roswell” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1999. Set in a small New Mexico town where UFOs were sighted in 1947, it follows the story of a high-school student who saves the life of a teenage waitress. As they navigate through the complexities of high school cliques, they discover a secret universe involving superhuman powers, a love for hot sauce, and an alien gene pool. With a talented cast including Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, and more, this show is a must-watch for anyone intrigued by the supernatural and teenage drama.
The League of Gentlemen
“The League of Gentlemen” is a hilarious British comedy TV show that first aired in 1999. Set in the fictional town of Royston Vasey, it follows the lives of a bunch of eccentric characters, most of whom are played by the show’s talented writers Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith. With its unique humor and bizarre townspeople, this series became a fan favorite and even had a three-part revival mini-series in 2017 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
“WWE SmackDown” is a thrilling TV show that debuted in 1999 and continues to captivate audiences every Friday night. It features the superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment’s “SmackDown” brand, who clash in epic battles of strength and skill. If you’re a fan of intense wrestling action, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss!
The Lost World
“The Lost World” is an exciting TV show that aired in 1999. Set in the early 20th century, it follows a group of adventurers who find themselves stranded in the Amazon after their hot-air balloon crashes. They must now fight for survival in a prehistoric plateau, encountering thrilling adventures along the way. Starring Peter McCauley, Rachel Blakely, and William Snow, this show is a must-watch for fans of action and adventure.
The Amanda Show
“The Amanda Show” is a hilarious live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2002. Starring Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, along with a talented cast of performers, the show was a spin-off from “All That” and quickly became a fan favorite. Sadly, it was unexpectedly cancelled in 2002, but two years later, the creator Dan Schneider brought us another hit series called “Drake & Josh” featuring some of the same beloved actors.
Gimme Gimme Gimme
“Gimme Gimme Gimme” is a hilarious TV show that aired in 1999 and was voted as one of the best that year. It follows the lives of Linda La Hughes, an overweight and self-proclaimed irresistible woman obsessed with men, and Tom Farrell, an aspiring actor who shares a flat with Linda. Their contrasting personalities and Linda’s discomfort with Tom’s homosexuality make for a comical and entertaining series, brought to life by talented actors Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus, among others.
“David Copperfield” is a captivating TV show based on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical tale. It follows the journey of a young boy who overcomes immense challenges after being sent away by his stepfather following his mother’s death. With an incredible cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, and Ian McKellen, this heartwarming series premiered on December 25, 1999, and is definitely one of the best voted TV shows of that year.
Storm of the Century
“Storm of the Century” is a thrilling TV show that takes place on an isolated island town during a devastating blizzard. When a mysterious stranger arrives, the peaceful community is thrown into chaos as he terrorizes the residents for a sinister purpose. With a talented cast including Colm Feore, Tim Daly, and Debrah Farentino, this suspenseful series, released in 1999, will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
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