Best TV Shows of All Timeby dkenney54 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 5 days ago | Public
This list highlights the television programs I view to be the greatest of all time. I only include those I have given a 90% rating, or above.
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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.
3. South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.
5. Impractical Jokers (2011– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV
Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera.
6. Better Call Saul (2015– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
7. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.
8. Watchmen (2019)
TV-MA | 527 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
9. The Last Dance (2020)
TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
10. The Office (2005–2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
11. Devs (2020)
TV-MA | 409 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
12. Rick and Morty (2013– )
TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
13. Fargo (2014– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
14. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
15. American Vandal (2017–2018)
TV-MA | 34 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.
16. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
TV-PG | 110 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
17. Mindhunter (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.
18. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2007)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show
Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.
19. Barry (2018– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.
20. Deadliest Warrior (2009– )
42 min | Action, Game-Show, History
The great warriors of history are examined for fantasy combat simulations.
21. Black Mirror (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
22. Taboo (2017– )
TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
23. MythBusters (2003– )
TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV
A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.
24. Tiger King (2020)
TV-MA | 317 min | Documentary, Crime
A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot.
25. The Deuce (2017–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.
26. American Gods (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
27. American Crime Story (2016– )
TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
28. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
TV-14 | 150 min | Drama, History
A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.
29. Fosse/Verdon (2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music
An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.
30. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.
31. Westworld (2016– )
TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.
32. Preacher (2016–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.
33. Sport Science (2007– )
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34. Family Guy (1999– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
35. Frankenstein (2004– )
TV-14 | 204 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
36. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.
37. The Walking Dead (2010– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
38. Community (2009–2015)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body.
39. What We Do in the Shadows (2019– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.
40. Drunk History (2013– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, History
Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.
41. Survivor (2000– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV
A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.
42. Dark Side of the Ring (2019– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History
From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.
43. The Goes Wrong Show (2019– )
TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy
A series of brand new, hand-crafted, half hours of theatrical catastrophe as The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society undertake more (overly) ambitious endeavours.