Top 25 Original Shows on FX
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing FX, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 25 list of the best original shows on FX, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Mar 1, 2021.
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.
7.6 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Sep 12, 2012
A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
8.2 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Nov 29, 2020
Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Feb 24, 2021
20. Hip Hop Uncovered
Set against 40 years of music history, this six-part documentary series takes a deep dive into the paradox of America’s criminalization of the genre and its fascination with the street culture that created it and still exists within it. Instead of telling the story of hip hop from the top down, this documentary tells the story from the streets up, as it reveals the untold story of how America’s streets helped shape hip hop culture from an expression of survival and defiance into music’s most dominant genre.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 26, 2021
19. Sons of Anarchy
An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.
8.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Dec 9, 2014
Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who's a big fan of his early work.
5.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 1, 2016
17. Black Narcissus
Himalayas, 1934. A remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. Adaptation of the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden.
6.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 23, 2020
16. American Horror Story
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Nov 13, 2019
A suburban neurotic man in his late 20s has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Apr 29, 2020
14. A Wilderness of Error
A five-part documentary series based on the best-selling book by Errol Morris. When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man.
4.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 2, 2020
13. Mr Inbetween
Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.
7.5 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Comedy | Released: Nov 21, 2019
Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 28, 2015
Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 23, 2017
Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
7.8 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 10, 2018
9. The Americans
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 30, 2018
A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 20, 2019
A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Apr 14, 2015
6. Mayans M.C.
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
7.7 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Mar 16, 2021
5. What We Do in the Shadows
A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 10, 2020
Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
6.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 3, 2010
3. The Strain
A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
7.4 ⭐ | Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 17, 2017
2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 20, 2019
David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
7.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 12, 2019