10 Inspirational TV Series, Inspire You To Struggle

1. Ugly Betty 

1h | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Series (2006–2010)
Creators: Silvio Horta, Fernando Gaitán

Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion.

2. After Life 

30min | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2019)
Creator: Ricky Gervais

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

3. Glee 

44min | Comedy, Drama, Music | TV Series (2009–2015)
Creators: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club headed by a passionate Spanish teacher.

4. Spinning Out

48min | Drama, Sport | TV Series (2020)
Creator: Samantha Stratton

A figure skating Olympic hopeful's struggle to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.

5. The Good Wife 

(Banned) | 43min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2009–2016)
Creators: Michelle King, Robert King

Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

6. Friday Night Lights 

44min | Drama, Sport | TV Series (2006–2011)
Creator: Peter Berg

A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

7. Anne 

1h | Drama, Family | TV Series (2017–2019)
Creator: Moira Walley-Beckett

The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.

8. Mad Men 

47min | Drama | TV Series (2007–2015)
Creator: Matthew Weiner

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

9. Silicon Valley 

28min | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2019)
Creators: John Altschuler, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

10. Younger 

22min | Comedy, Romance | TV Series (2015–2021)
Creator: Darren Star

After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old.