Top 1997 IMDb Rated TV-Series

[#1] South Park (1997)

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Genre: Animation, Comedy

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Cast: April Stewart, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Trey Parker,...

Country: US

TV Status: Returning Series

Duration: 22 min

Release: 1997

Networks: Comedy Central

IMDb: 8.7 (318,519 votes)

[#2] Berserk (1997)

Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman", looks back upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries. Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent man named Griffith, together they battle their way into the royal court, and are forced into a fate that changes their lives.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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Studio: ,

Cast: Nobutoshi Canna, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuko Miyamura,...

Country: Japan

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 23 min

Release: 1997

Networks: NTV

IMDb: 8.7 (27,489 votes)

[#3] Oz (1997)

The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Genre: Crime, Drama

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Cast: BD Wong, Christopher Meloni, Craig muMs Grant, Dean Winters,...

Country: US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 60 min

Release: 1997

Networks: HBO

IMDb: 8.7 (85,346 votes)

[#4] Stargate SG-1 (1997)

The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Creator: ,

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Cast: Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Ben Browder, Christopher Judge,...

Country: Canada, US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 42 min

Release: 1997

Networks: Showtime, Syfy

IMDb: 8.4 (80,274 votes)

[#5] Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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Cast: Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, Emma Caulfield, James Marsters,...

Country: US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 43 min

Release: 1997

Networks: The WB, UPN

IMDb: 8.2 (125,390 votes)

[#6] Daria (1997)

After moving to a new town with her stressed-out parents and relentlessly popular little sister, Daria uses her acerbic wit and keen powers of observation to contend with the mind-numbingly ridiculous world of Lawndale High.

Genre: Animation, Comedy

Creator: ,

Studio: ,

Cast: Alvaro J. Gonzalez, Ashley Albert, Geoffrey Arend, Janie Mertz,...

Country: US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 21 min

Release: 1997

Networks: MTV

IMDb: 8.0 (22,293 votes)

[#7] Recess (1997)

Six brave fourth-graders at Third Street School make it their mission to protect the other kids on the playground. Despite the rule of King Bob and his minions, who enforce his unwritten laws, T.J, Ashley, Vince, Gus, Gretchen and Mikey seek a rational balance between conformity and individuality.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Creator: ,

Studio: ,

Cast: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Jason Davis,...

Country: US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 22 min

Release: 1997

Networks: ABC, Disney Channel

IMDb: 7.8 (21,715 votes)

[#8] Midsomer Murders (1997)

The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Creator: ,

Studio: ,

Cast: Fiona Dolman, Neil Dudgeon, Nick Hendrix,...

Country: UK

TV Status: Returning Series

Duration: 90 min

Release: 1997

Networks: ITV

IMDb: 7.7 (22,853 votes)

[#9] Pokémon (1997)

Join Satoshi, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

TV Status: Returning Series

Duration: 23 min

Release: 1997

Networks: TV Tokyo

IMDb: 7.5 (36,183 votes)

[#10] King of the Hill (1997)

Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, family, and country, but his values and ethics are often challenged by the situations he, his family, and his beer-drinking neighbors/buddies find themselves in.

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama

Creator: ,

Studio: , , ,

Cast: Ashley Gardner, Breckin Meyer, Brittany Murphy, David Herman,...

Country: US

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 30 min

Release: 1997

Networks: FOX

IMDb: 7.3 (43,790 votes)