#1. The Storyteller

- IMDb user rating: 8.9

- Years on the air: 1987–1989

Created by puppet master Jim Henson, this series focused on European folk tales told by a mysterious old storyteller to his talking dog. Henson’s daughter, Lisa, suggested the idea for the show while studying folklore and mythology at Harvard. Anthony Minghella wrote the series, and John Hurt played the storyteller.

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