The best TV shows are the ones on TV for a long time, and the ones that a lot of people like.
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There’s a lot of television out there to watch, and sometimes it can be a little difficult to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve put together this list, and you can jump right in to some of the best shows out there!
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The 50 Best TV Shows of All Time
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There is a lot of bad TV out there, but these are the 50 best TV shows of all time.
House is a television medical drama following Dr. Gregory House, a medical genius, as he practices medicine at a fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
His team helps several patients while House guides the deliberations and diagnosis without really being there.
The series originally debuted on Fox Broadcasting Company, but was moved to The CW on August 12, 2013.
The first season is about a group of friends who move from New York City to Los Angeles.
The book is centered on a prison located in a city called “Emerald City.” As you progress through the book’s chapters, you will follow the daily activities of both the normal, non-criminals, and the criminals of the facility.
The series was produced by HBO and ran six seasons. The finale aired in February 2003.
Fargo is a television series where people have dark and violent lives.
It follows Lorne Malvo, who during his time in Minnesota influences the community for his malice, violence, and deception.
In the last season, the show’s producers said they are postponing the show to avoid putting anyone at risk.
47. Only Fools And Horses
Only fools and horses is on our list of the best TV shows of all time.
The show was one of the rare sitcoms that aired in both the United States and the United Kingdom simultaneously.
The series follows the “Trotters,” a family of traders from London, who are trying to make a fortune in the stock market.
Fleabag is a British comedy-drama television series that follows the daily activities of a free-spirited, confused and angry young woman as she deals with a series of personal challenges.
This was a spin-off show and the events of it were based on the third season of Black Mirror.
45. Stranger Things
Stranger Things tells the story of a group of young people who discover a secret laboratory while investigating reports of a monster in the woods.
The first season of this show centers on the search to find out what happened to a young boy called Will. It is about the strange goings-on in and around a town called Hawkins, Indiana.
Also, a young girl with psychokinetic abilities appears out of nowhere.
The series had a large cast of characters, and a total of twenty-five episodes.
44. Roots (2016)
A new version of Roots took place in modern day Alabama.
It starts out on the plantation where the first generation of the family was born, and follows from there.
The movie depicts the real life story of a young African man who was bought and sold in the United States of America during the 18th Century.
Roots ran for four seasons with a total of four episodes.
43. Sons of Anarchy
A violent and often bloody show that revolves around the lives of the Charming chapter of the Jax Teller (Jackson “Jax” Teller) family and their club, SAMCRO, whose members are all former prison inmates and ex-gang members.
The show was produced by HBO and first aired on September 3, 2008.
24 is an American action drama television series that follows the operations of Jack Bauer, director of field operations for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles.
To save his nation from the ultimate threat he must race against the clock to figure out terrorist plots and end them once and for all.
was a television action drama series that ran for 8 seasons from 2001 to 2009, starring Stephen Dorff as LAPD narcotics officer John Cooper. The show was also titled L.A. Confidential.
This series is about a father and two children.
After the events of The Big Bang, Dr. Fraiser Crane returns to Seattle to build a new life, but he is soon confronted with more challenges than he ever dreamed of. He must face his past and make a decision that will change his future forever.
The cartoon was created by Craig McCracken and Mike Nawrocki, and was produced by the animation studio Blast of Genius Productions.
40. Six Feet Under
The show premiered on HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001.
In the American television drama series, it is the Fisher family, who run the Fisher Funeral Home in Los Angeles.
The series was written by Andrew Davies and the first season followed the story of the first Mrs. Peel as she and Jane fight for control of their own lives while being chased by a killer determined to make any crime he commits pay.
The show is a medical drama that follows the physicians and staff members of the emergency room (ER) of the fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
ER went on for 331 episodes and 15 seasons.
I would say that Blackadder is an alternate history of Tudor England.
The first series was set in the Victorian era when Blackadder was an army captain and Baldrick was his orderly, the second series was set in the Victorian Era and the third had Blackadder and Baldrick living in the 20th century.
Blackadder ran for 5 series and each series had around a dozen episodes.
37. The Shield
The American television crime drama The Shield is a police drama set in the fictional city of Farmington, California and centered around Los Angeles Police Department District Four. The Shield is one of the first to examine police corruption and the dark underbelly of the law enforcement system.
The Shield premiered on March 12, 2002. It ended on September 16, 2008.
36. The Walking Dead
It is the most watched TV show of all time.
The post-apocalyptic series featured a group of people in the United States struggling to survive in post-apocalyptic America.
There is a small group of survivors who are trying to survive in the world of a zombie apocalypse.
The original series is set in a world devastated by a zombie apocalypse which sees humans battling against walkers in a post-apocalyptic environment. It was produced by Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman and was filmed in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
35. NYPD Blue
‘NYPD Blue’ is an American police procedural drama television series that reflects real-life issues of policing in New York City.
The series began in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons on the ABC network.
The cast of NYPD Blue, which is about the lives of a group of homicide detectives with police-officer problems, received critical acclaim for its realism, which was praised by critics and audiences alike. The cast included actors Jimmy Smits, Ernie Hudson, and R. Damon Littlefield.
34. Orange Is the New Black
This series is an American comedy-drama web television series that aired on Netflix in 2013.
Kerman is a journalist and writer from New York City. She is co-author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010).
The show was created by the British showrunners of “Sweeney Todd” and “The Walking Dead.” Many viewers thought the show was original.
33. Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is like Breaking Bad but it is a prequel and spin-off so it is even more awesome than Breaking Bad.
Â The show follows the life of a lawyer who becomes a con-man, who later on, transforms into a criminal
The show made its debut on AMC on February 8, 2015 when it premiered and ran for five seasons to date. The sixth season is scheduled to be released in 2021.
32. 30 Rock
The next best show is the American satirical sitcom 30 Rock. The series was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and was an NBC production. The series ran for seven seasons before its final episode, and was known as The Unruly Woman at the time it premiered.
The show follows behind the scenes events of a “fake live sketch comedy show” and derives its name from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
After the 30 Rock season finale aired on December 22, 2013, it was announced that the show would be ending after the seventh season on June 1, 2014.
Sherlock is a British crime television series with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman playing Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson.
It’s a crime thriller set in Victorian London and based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Watson himself was criticized for his writing and acting, while the direction was praised.
30. Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation was the best show on television.
The show is a political satire where the public officials are portrayed as inept and their attempts to clean up the city are an utter failure.
was a comedy-drama series, following a group of friends who form a band in the summer of 2009.
29. Curb Your Enthusiasm
The main premise of the show is that Larry David, played by Larry David, is a divorced real estate developer who has difficulty maintaining relationships and friendships due to his unique personality.
This is a semi-retired show-business writer and producer who gets himself into all sorts of trouble with his friends and total strangers throughout L.A.
In its first few seasons, the show was very popular, but it never became as popular as Law & Order, another show that ran for many years.
28. The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a long-running night-time variety talk show starring Johnny Carson. It debuted on October 1, 1962 on NBC.
It was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide’s Top 50 TV Shows of All Time.
27. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy was an American supernatural drama television series that followed the adventures of a young woman named Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and her Watcher (Robin Wood).
The show follows a young female vampire slayer called Buffy Summers as she’s been chosen to battle all different kinds of vampires, monsters, and demonic forces.
People enjoyed the series, and it used to reach between four and six million viewers per episode.
26. Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders is the 26th most good TV show of all time.
After the first world war , the characters of the family are set in a completely different time frame and are completely unrelated with the original TV series.
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The series was the first of the Starz Originals. Each season of the series ran for between 30 and 40 episodes, depending on the season.
25. The X Files
The X-Files starts with a guy called Fox Mulder. He is an FBI guy. He is looking for aliens. He is constantly asking about UFOs, paranormal things and he never finds out.
A TV series that aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002. It had a total of 202 episodes across nine seasons.
24. Arrested Development
The Arrested Development crew is currently filming new episodes for a new season of the comedy. The first official teaser for the new season and also the first release from the producers.
A family sitcom that follows the Bluths. They have a dysfunctional family and a day-to-day life by handheld camerawork, voice over narration, historical footage, and archival photos.
This critically acclaimed and high-rated TV show has won six Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe.
Deadwood was an American television series that was set in the town of Deadwood, South Dakota. The town’s rise was depicted by watching the life of the town.
It premiered on March 21, 2004, and continued for three seasons, and 36 episodes.
Deadwood’s acclaim caused it to be regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
America’s most popular sitcom, Friends, follows the lives of six 20s and 30s as they go about their lives in Manhattan, New York City.
The show was created by Dan Harmon, a Chicago native, and Chris McKenna, a New Jersey native.
The show was directed by Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, and Rob Schrab.
The show became the most popular television show of all time and its writers and producers had great success.
21. Band of Brothers
The band is about 2nd Battalion, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, the “Easy” Company. They were in Operation Market Garden.
After their training for their jump in the United States, they began their journey to the European theater of operations.
The series premiere on HBO on September 9, 2001, and won an Emmy and Golden Globe award in the same year for “Best Miniseries.” It was announced that the second season would be a direct continuation of the first.
20. Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom that premiered on BBC Two in 1975.
It is set in a fictional hotel called “Fawlty Towers” in the seaside town of Torquay, on the “English Riviera”. It centers around Basil Fawlty, the proprietor of the hotel, and his wife, Sybil, as they attempt to run their hotel amidst several farcical situation s and demanding guests.
The show was named the greatest ever British TV sitcom by a panel of comedy experts, including a writer of the sitcom, and compiled by the Radio Times.
19. South Park
South Park is the nineteenth best show that ever existed.
This American animated sitcom follows the lives of four fictional boys – Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, as they get up to no good in South Park, Colorado.
The series aired on The CW from 2005 to 2011, after which the series returned for a special 20th anniversary episode.
South Park won many awards and was ranked as the tenth greatest cartoon of all time by TV Guide.
18. Battlestar Galactica
The 2004 American military science fiction television series, Battlestar Galactica, premiered on October 2005.
Star Trek: Discovery comes from the United Federation of Planets. But, in the last few months, many planets have come under attack by alien races. The crew of the Discovery has been formed to protect the last of humanity.
Although there was a lot of success with the show, the fourth season was cancelled in 2004 and the final episode was broadcast in June of that year.
17. All in the Family
The seventeenth best TV show of all time is american sitcom, All in the Family.
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The series follows a working class father’s life, and documents and shows the squabbles of the day-to-day life.
All in the Family (1971-1979) was a sitcom about an upper-middle class white family that moves into the neighborhood where the Archie Bunker family live. It was on the air for ten years.
16. Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire is a period crime series set in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
As you might have guessed it follows the life of Nucky Thompson while he and his crew try to control and run Atlantic City.
The show received critical acclaim because of its visuals and basis on historical figures.
In 2011, the series received several industry awards, including a Golden Globe Award for “Best Television Series-Drama”.
15. Twin Peaks
The story revolves around two policemen who are investigating the murder of a man and the abduction of a young girl in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. The series is set in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
In this list we will mention the episodes of the original series, along with some of its important events.
The investigation of Laura Palmer’s murder takes place in Twin Peaks, Washington, where Laura was killed on her way home from college. The investigation is led by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and the case is complicated by the many weird and dark secrets of the town.
It received four nominations at the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards. It also received sixteen nominations at the 57th Golden Globe Awards, and two nominations at the 50th Grammy Awards.
14. The West Wing
The West Wing is set in the White House and focuses on the work and the character of the White House Chief of Staff, Josh Lyman.
Although it has some of the best actors in the business, the show is best remembered for its incredible acting, writing, and stunning visuals.
13. Doctor Who
Doctor Who is a show that follows an alien known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in the TARDIS with his companion, a girl that he picked up and saved. He travels to alien planets and many other places in time to help people. It’s an incredibly popular television program!
It is about the adventures of the time lord and his friends and enemies as they travel in the TARDIS to see things from different perspectives.
The show was recognized as one of Britain’s most exceptional television programs and won numerous industry awards, including the 2006 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series.
12. Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series is an American Science-fiction television series that follows the adventures of the Starship USS Enterprise and its crew.
Enterprise is a spaceship. It is not a luxury cruise liner and it does not have a spa and a gift shop. It is not a ‘floating hotel’ or other such nonsense.
The series aired from November 16, 2005, to October 1, 2007.
11. The Office
The Office is a British television mockumentary about a paper company, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
The series also introduces some of the paper company’s other employees and their lives as well.
The Office became a very successful comedy series, it became a worldwide success, it was nominated for several Emmys and won one!
10. Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a TV show that has been on since the seventies.
The American TV show has an audience-participation approach. After the host shows a sketch being filmed live, the rest of the cast come on stage and perform several parodies of the sketch in response to the audience’s input.
Before it went on the air, the sketch comedy series was originally conceived as a pilot for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” a show about two brothers who hosted a comedy show on TV.
Lost began airing on September 23, 2004 on the ABC network in the United States.
It was created by Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof, who serve as showrunners for the series.
The first season was released to DVD on April 3, 2005 in Region 1, and October 1, 2005 in Region 2.
It is a show about a group of survivors who are stranded on an island and have to survive against other survivors. It also contains elements of science fiction and the supernatural.
Lost is regularly praised by critics as being one of the greatest television series of all time. It has also won countless industry awards including, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, several British Academy Awards and Writers Guild of America Award.
The series was created by the comedy duo of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, who made their TV debut on the sitcom Seinfeld, which premiered on NBC in May 1989.
This show is based on the real-life life of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. It was created by him and other people. This is how it works.
Seinfeld has been considered one of the greatest television shows of all time.
7. The Simpsons
The Simpsons is the best TV show of all time.
The sitcom follows a family and portrays the everyday American life. It is animated and American sitcom depicts the life in a typical American town.
The Simpsons has become one of the most critically acclaimed shows in history making it possible to play an episode of the show at any time.
6. The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone was an American anthology television series that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964.
The series had a very specific idea about an episode. Even the title of each episode had a meaning. For example, the episode “It’s a Good Life” was about the meaning of life and what happens when we lose the meaning of life. The moral of each episode was also very interesting.
The series was a top-selling radio show at the time of its debut. It ran for eight seasons and won two Golden Globe Awards.
5. Mad Men
The most amazing TV show of all time is Mad Men.
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The American drama series follows the life of Don Draper, an advertising executive on Madison Avenue in New York, who gets himself in deep trouble, from the 1960s to the new millennium.
Upon release, Mad Men received widespread critical acclaim and was praised especially for its writing, directing, visual style, acting, and historical authenticity.
4. Game of Thrones
After the success of the Game of Thrones, it was the most popular television series on Netflix in 2014 and 2015.
The anime adaptation is based on the first book in the series, which is an adaptation of A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels. The stories have many plots and story arcs.
3. Breaking Bad
The “Breaking Bad” is the best TV show of all time.
A television series, that is set in the USA and follows the life of Walter White, a depressed high school chemistry teacher – turned methamphetamine drug dealer, in hopes of securing financial future for his family after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Breaking Bad is often regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time and won numerous industry awards.
2. The Wire
The American crime drama television series followed the Baltimore drug scene through the eyes of both the law enforcement and drug dealers.
The Wire achieved these accolades by being one of the best written television shows of all time and by making the world of drugs and cops much more appealing than most people already thought it was.
1. The Sopranos
This is the best TV show of all time.
The American comedy television series focuses on four friends who are all involved in the world of crime and how their lives are affected by their crimes.
The Sopranos, which premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999, and ran for six seasons totaling 86 episodes, is the best drama series of the decade.
The following year, however, the show was not renewed beyond the initial order of the first season, and after the cancellation, the series moved from The WB to The CW.
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