Television has become a prominent medium for storytelling, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. From gripping dramas to side-splitting comedies, the best TV shows of all time have left an indelible mark on popular culture. Whether you find solace in the dystopian worlds of "Black Mirror" and "The Walking Dead," or revel in the comedic brilliance of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," there is something for everyone in this expansive realm of entertainment. Join us as we take a journey through the ever-evolving landscape of television and explore the shows that have become beloved icons of the small screen.

The Magic of Moonlighting

(Image credit: ABC)Years: 1985 – 1989

Moonlighting is the series that introduced the world to Bruce Willis (teamed here with Cybill Shepherd), in a time when the wise elder still possessed a sense of levity. Created by Glenn Gordon Caron, this show aims to blend the genres of a television detective series and a screwball comedy, proudly displaying its cinematic inspirations. It even presents an episode that pays homage to film noir, entirely shot in black and white and introduced by Orson Welles. SOB

(Image credit: CBS)94. Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Years: 1955 – 1965

Later known as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour after its runtime was extended, this series from the Master of Suspense remains exceptional television due to its well-crafted narratives and captivating host. While each episode stands alone, Hitchcock's presence – introducing and concluding every story – serves as a common thread. The esteemed director even directed 17 episodes himself, in between filming iconic movies such as Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho. If you have explored his filmography, it's time to delve into his contributions to Alfred Hitchcock Presents. JS

(Image credit: CBS)93. Northern Exposure

Years: 1990 – 1995

Often compared unfavorably to Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure is an entirely different beast. While Peaks is defined by its mysterious murder plot, this tale of Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow), a fish-out-of-water New York doctor who lands in the fictional town of Cicely, Alaska, takes a broader approach with smaller moments. Over six seasons, it celebrates the simple joys of life, the power of love, and the importance of friendship. WS

(Image credit: Comedy Central)92. Key and PeeleYears: 2012 – 2015 

Sketch shows have a reputation for hit or miss moments, which only emphasizes the brilliance of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key's collection of surreal skits that stands proudly among exceptional company. Key & Peele sketches continue to circulate across the internet, showcasing the duo's hilarious take on contentious topics that remains eerily relevant. From "Continental Breakfast" to "Obama Meet & Greet," their comedic genius comes as no surprise, especially considering Jordan Peele's success as a director of notable horror films. AA

(Image credit: The WB)91. Dawson’s Creek

Years: 1998 – 2003

A pivotal show for countless teenagers at the turn of the millennium, it follows a group of high school students in a small town as they navigate the challenges of adolescence. What sets it apart from its peers is its mature dialogue, with characters conversing like young adults rather than mere kids, fearlessly tackling subjects others would shy away from. AD

The Captivating Lore of Babylon 5

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)Years: 1994 – 2007

A daring attempt to narrate a multifaceted science-fiction saga across five years, Babylon 5 remains an essential viewing experience, even in the present day. The eponymous space station starts as a hub for diplomacy but soon evolves into the core of a rebellion against Earth's oppressive government and the formidable Shadows. With its intricate and unpredictable narrative twists, Babylon 5's trailblazing story arc and memorable characters compensate for any occasional lackluster dialogue. WS

(Image credit: ITV)89. The Avengers

Years: 1961 – 1969

A show so quintessentially '60s that it was only fitting for it to conclude in the months leading up to 1970. The Avengers began as a conventional crime drama on television before transforming into a highly stylish adventure series, featuring sinister English villages and eccentric authority figures. Combining elements of spy drama, science fiction, and the creative genius of Powell and Pressburger, this series is a truly unique experience that has yet to be replicated. SOB

(Image credit: Channel 4)88. Catastrophe

Years: 2015 – 2019

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's sitcom follows the unexpected journey of two strangers – appropriately named Sharon and Rob – who find themselves intertwined after a one-night stand leads to an unforeseen pregnancy. In this often-humorous series, the duo effortlessly captures the trivialities of everyday life while offering a momentary escape from reality. Catastrophe fearlessly delves into the tough aspects of life – alcoholism, infidelity, death – all while maintaining a lighthearted tone. The supporting characters, including Rob's eccentric mother (Carrie Fisher) and Sharon's mischievous brother (Jonathan Forbes), add to the delightful ensemble. JS

(Image credit: CBS/Showtime)87. Dexter

Years: 2006 – 2013

Despite the shortcomings of its later seasons and an infamous ending, the first four seasons of Dexter provide dangerously thrilling television. Michael C. Hall portrays the enigmatic killer who adheres to a strict code, targeting only other murderers, making him an ambiguous figure. You can never predict which path he will choose or if his "friends" and family are genuinely safe. While the initial season grips you, the pinnacle of Dexter's pursuit to catch the elusive "Trinity Killer" in the fourth season remains the show's high point. WS

(Image credit: Fox)86. Futurama

Years: 1999 – 2013

While The Simpsons may be Matt Groening's greatest achievement, Futurama stands as his often underappreciated masterpiece. This animated sci-fi comedy centers around a pizza delivery boy who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the year 3000. It tackles complex concepts in witty, relatable, and uproarious ways, while also providing moments of profound emotional resonance. If the episode "Jurassic Bark" doesn't bring tears to your eyes, you may want to check if you still have a soul. JF

Unmasking Line of Duty

(Image credit: BBC)Years: 2012 – present

This series revolves around Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott and the fictional AC-12, an anti-corruption unit responsible for investigating cases within the police force. Although Line of Duty took some time to captivate audiences, it quickly became one of the BBC's most beloved dramas, ultimately setting the standard for all other police shows. AD

(Image credit: CBS)84. M*A*S*H

Years: 1972 – 1983

One of the few instances where a spin-off surpassed its feature film predecessor, M*A*S*H elevated the sitcom genre to new heights over eleven seasons. Set during the Korean War and partly broadcast during the Vietnam conflict, this show combines comedy with social commentary, presenting storylines as vivid and unflinching as its occasionally grim visuals. The series finale drew in a staggering 121 million viewers. SOB

(Image credit: HBO)83. True BloodYears: 2008 – 2014

HBO's enthralling vampire saga is simply addictive. Boasting the expected dose of provocative content, including plenty of sexuality and bloodshed, True Blood's hidden strength lies in its underlying satirical commentary, which challenges the outdated views on homosexuality prevalent in conservative America. Granted, the quality suffers slightly when the werewolves make their appearance, but until then, it's television worthy of immortality. WS

(Image credit: BBC)82. Blackadder

Years: 1983 – 1989

There's no denying that Blackadder is among the greatest sitcoms in television history. While the first season, written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, is solid, it's the final three seasons that truly shine, thanks to the contributions of Ben Elton. These episodes rank among the funniest ever produced, and the exceptional ensemble cast, including Rik Mayall and Stephen Fry, fully commit to the zany material. Blackadder's impact on the comedy landscape cannot be overstated. JS

(Image credit: Channel 4)81. Peep Show

Years: 2003 – 2015

Over the course of nine series, Peep Show revolutionized sitcoms in the Noughties, chronicling the dysfunctional friendship of Mark (David Mitchell) and Jez (Robert Webb) in a way that had never been seen before. The use of voiceover narration to convey the characters' inner thoughts and the unique point-of-view camera style enhance the offbeat awkwardness that makes Peep Show delightfully and quintessentially British. JS

The Walking Dead

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(Image credit: AMC)Span: 2010 – 2022

"The never-ending tale of the living dead!" That was creator Robert Kirkman's original concept for his immensely popular comic (which, interestingly enough, is actually drawing to a close). However, this ideology has seamlessly transitioned into the television adaptation, which has achieved extraordinary success and spawned numerous spin-offs, as well as full-length feature films. Beyond the frights, bloodshed, and zombies, it delves deep into the human psyche. It poses the question: how does prolonged existence in a hostile world impact civilized individuals? The outcomes are frequently far from beautiful. WS

(Image credit: BBC)79. The Office (UK)

Years: 2001 – 2003

The ripple effects of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's impeccably observant office mockumentary continue to reverberate forcefully to this day. From The Thick Of It to Modern Family to Parks & Recreation, the fusion of extreme social discomfort and excruciating blunders witnessed through an unfiltered lens has proven to be a recipe worth replicating. David Brent, a thoughtless yet certainly not careless individual, has become an amusingly awkward figurehead. Moreover, the endearing relationship of Tim and Dawn is undeniably heartwarming! MH

(Image credit: HBO)78. Boardwalk Empire

Years: 2010 – 2014

A 1920s equivalent of The Sopranos? Not quite – although the tale of “Nucky” Thompson shares similarities with its HBO counterpart in terms of morally ambiguous characters and bloodshed. Blending historical facts with fictional elements (Thompson himself is based on the real-life figure Enoch L. Johnson), Boardwalk Empire boasts stunning visuals and narrates a captivating, often unsettling account of corruption during Prohibition. Unsurprisingly, Steve Buscemi delivers an outstanding performance in the lead role. WS

(Image credit: ABC)77. Roots

Years: 1977

Vulture describes it as the "most significant scripted television piece in broadcast history," and even after all these years, Roots remains an essential watch. This miniseries recounts the tale of Kunta Kinte, a Mandinka warrior who falls into the hands of slave traders and is sold to a white master. He endures relentless, brutal treatment, shedding light on the lasting scars that America still bears to this day. Subsequent episodes follow the lives of Kinte's descendants, attracting record-breaking viewership in the United States. JS

(Image credit: BBC)76. The Singing Detective

Year: 1986

Dennis Potter's magnum opus can be best described as the pinnacle of his creative brilliance. It encompasses all of his trademark elements – lip-syncing to 1930s tunes, whimsical fantasies, and poignant flashbacks to childhood – presented in a consummately satisfying package. Unlike most contemporary TV dramas, it possesses a devastatingly intimate quality, with Michael Gambon portraying the role of a psoriasis-afflicted novelist seamlessly transitioning between reality and his fantastical imagination during treatment. Prepare for a surge of emotions! SOB

Brooklyn Nine-Nine



Black Mirror

(Image credit: Netflix)Years: 2011 – present

Charlie Brooker's incisive anthology series serves as the modern-day equivalent of The Twilight Zone – although even The Twilight Zone never ventured into the realm of a politician engaging in a scandalous affair with a pig... Bleak, wickedly comedic, and genuinely perturbing, Black Mirror delves deep into the impact of social media and our fixation with technology. The first two seasons are explosive, complemented by the brilliantly gloomy Christmas special in 2014 featuring Jon Hamm. The subsequent Netflix-produced seasons maintain the same level of quality, featuring an array of top-tier acting talent. WS

(Image credit: Netflix)69. Arrested Development

Years: 2003 – 2019

One of the most adored yet under-watched comedies of the past two decades, Arrested Development focuses on the outrageously dysfunctional Bluth family, with Michael (Jason Bateman) serving as the sole rational figure in a clan of profoundly peculiar individuals. Although acclaimed by critics, the series struggled to find a large audience during its three-season run on Fox. A belated Netflix-funded continuation tarnished its legacy, but it doesn't diminish the excellence presented in its earlier years. SOB

(Image credit: NBC)68. Columbo

Years: 1968 – 2003

Columbo retains its popularity thanks to the disarmingly down-to-earth protagonist portrayed by Peter Falk. The series, known for its "inverted whodunit" format, has etched its mark in television history, allowing viewers to know the culprits from the start. Esteemed figures such as William Shatner and Johnny Cash took turns playing antagonistic roles, while the 1971 season premiere was directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, cementing the show's status as a masterclass in crime drama. DB

(Image credit: BBC)67. Killing Eve

Years: 2018 – 2022

Tired of her mundane M.I.5. desk job, Eve Polastri finds herself fluctuating through life day by day. However, when she assumes the responsibility of protecting a witness to murder, she becomes embroiled in a chase across Europe with the assassin known as Villanelle. As the two women become increasingly fixated on each other, the show adeptly combines riveting drama with dark comedy, a feat rarely achieved by other thrillers. AD

(Image credit: CBC)66. Schitt's Creek

Years: 2015 – 2020

Few shows exude as much heartwarming wholesomeness as this one. Schitt's Creek recounts the journey of a wealthy family who loses everything except ownership of a small town aptly named Schitt's Creek, originally purchased by Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) as a joke for his son, David (Daniel Levy). Each episode is a comedic delight, while also containing moments of genuine tenderness as romantic relationships blossom between the Roses and their new neighbors. Don't miss Catherine O'Hara's splendid portrayal of the eccentric former debutante, Moira Rose! JS

Orange is the New Black

(Image credit: Netflix)Years: 2013 – 2019

Sentenced to 15 months in prison for an offense she committed ten years ago, Piper Chapman battles to endure, alongside the rest of the women serving time with her. An extraordinary piece of television (and loosely based on a true story), Orange is the New Black is a harsh, empathetic, and uproarious show. It is one of the most gripping shows on this list, yet it is also one of the most heartwarming, keeping you engaged just as much as it does Piper. AS

(Image credit: BBC)64. Life on Mars

Years: 2006 – 2007

Contemporary DCI Sam Tyler is struck by a car and wakes up in 1973, just in time for a peculiar type of canned pasta, armed criminals, and a bullish “guv” in the form of the unstoppable Gene Hunt. This mind-bending series prompts viewers to question the ethics of law enforcement and the sanity of its protagonist throughout two seasons. Jon Simm offers a suitably anguished performance as the lead character. His departure after two out of the intended three seasons paved the way for the sequel Ashes to Ashes. WS

(Image credit: Netflix)63. Stranger Things

Years: 2016 – present

If John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg collaborated on a show in the 1980s, it would likely resemble Stranger Things. The Duffer brothers go above and beyond to ensure that their show, which centers around a girl with psychokinetic abilities aiding a group of young boys in locating their missing friend, perfectly captures the essence of the time period. From the soundtrack to the cinematography, it remains undeniably faithful to its ’80s roots. AD

(Image credit: HBO)62. True Detective

Years: 2014 – present

Yes, it’s another American crime drama featuring a deceased young woman and ritualistic killings. However, True Detective immediately stands out through its brilliant casting of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Behind the scenes, the consistent use of the same writer (Nic Pizzolatto) and director (Cary Fukunaga) for each episode results in a visually cohesive narrative. While the star-studded second season of this anthology series didn't quite meet expectations, the show has since regained its footing, even if it can't quite match the astonishing heights of its inaugural season. WS

(Image credit: Netflix)61. House of Cards (US)

Years: 2013 – 2018

An adaptation of the 1980s British drama, House of Cards cements Netflix's status as a creator of successful television. With Kevin Spacey in the lead role as the ruthless Congressman Francis Underwood, the series makes history by becoming the first online-only drama to receive significant Emmy nominations. Its unsurprising success is owed to its captivating political drama. WS

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(Image credit: HBO)Years: 2018 – Present

The Roy family is one of the most despicable creations in the history of television. Brian Cox portrays the head of the family, Logan Roy, who is the founder of a massive media company struggling to survive in the modern world, while his children compete for his job. The political intrigues in Succession rival those in Game of Thrones, and somehow showrunner Jesse Armstrong manages to find humor even in the darkest moments. Now let's sing it: "L to the OG." JS

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(Image credit: BBC)59. Fleabag

Years: 2016 – 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's breakout show, Fleabag, is a dark comedy that explores modern life in London and tackles the same tricky and uncomfortable subjects as Girls, but condensed into two intense seasons. The show breaks the fourth wall at times, a technique carried over from its origins as a one-woman play, and this adds even more intimacy to the viewing experience. AD

(Image credit: FX)58. Justified

Years: 2010 – 2015

Justified tells the incredibly enjoyable story of US Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens, who dispenses justice with cool and clever one-liners. Timothy Olyphant embodies Givens, a man who seems more suited to the Old West than modern times. It is this very quality that makes him such a captivating protagonist. As Patton Oswalt's Constable Bob tells Raylan, "You stay frosty." JS

(Image credit: AMC)57. Better Call Saul

Years: 2015 – present

How do you follow up one of the greatest TV shows of all time? Vince Gilligan's prequel to Breaking Bad, which delves into the downfall of idealistic defense lawyer Jimmy McGill and the rise of his sleazy alter ego, lawyer-for-hire Saul Goodman, has yet to reach the same level of cultural acclaim as its predecessor. However, that is gradually changing. Better Call Saul has only improved as the seasons have progressed, and one final exceptional season could elevate its position on this list even further. JF

(Image credit: NBC)56. The Office (US)

Years: 2005 – 2013

Fans of The Office will inevitably argue over whether the original U.K. version is superior to or lesser than the U.S. adaptation. However, with a greater number of episodes, the American version, starring Steve Carell, introduces some of the most beloved characters of recent times, such as Michael Scott, Jim, Pam, Dwight, Oscar, Angela, Stanley, and the rest. From the second season to the seventh, the jokes are plentiful, with hardly a dull moment. It's no wonder there was a bidding war for the streaming rights. JS

The Thick of It

(Image credit: BBC)Years: 2005 – 2012

Armando Iannucci reimagines Yes, Minister for the 2000s with this scathing satire of British politics (which later inspired a film, In The Loop, and the US show Veep). Shifting the power dynamic from civil servants to anonymous government advisors, it's a farce birthed from the incompetence of Whitehall. Its breakout star was future Time Lord Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, the government's spin doctor who elevated swearing to an art form. RE

(Image credit: Channel 4)54. Queer as Folk (UK)

Years: 1999 – 2000

Russell T. Davies' bold and passionate gay drama series caused such controversy at the time that sponsor Beck's withdrew their support. How feeble. The intricate and sexually charged love lives of Manchester's Canal Street remain a potent work, overflowing with vibrant urgency, electrifying performances, and the writer's signature vivacity and raucous humor. Particularly endearing is Davies' semiautobiographical character Vince, which prophetically foreshadows his forthcoming role as showrunner of the Doctor Who reboot. MH

(Image credit: ABC)53. Alias

Years: 2001 – 2006

Although J.J. Abrams later gained fame for Lost, reviving Star Trek, and subsequently Star Wars, Alias was the inaugural project for his production company Bad Robot. All the characteristics that would come to define Abrams' later works are present, including thrilling action sequences, an audacious science-fiction concept, celebrity guest appearances, high-concept storytelling, and convoluted conspiracies. Jennifer Garner portrays CIA agent Sydney Bristow, who goes undercover to infiltrate the global criminal organization SD-6, a decision that has profound repercussions for her personal relationships. DB

(Image credit: Fox)52. Fringe

Years: 2008 – 2013

At first glance, Fringe appears to be a simple reimagining of The X-Files, but J.J. Abrams' show about the FBI's battle against bizarre phenomena quickly evolves into something unique. Field agent Olivia Dunham, disturbed scientist Walter Bishop, and his roguish son Peter come together to form a task force dedicated to investigating events that involve "fringe science." A narrative exploring parallel universes and time travel introduces multiple versions of the characters and alternative timelines to follow. The relationships between the eccentric characters are beautiful, and the inclusion of Leonard Nimoy as a recurring villain adds to the brilliance of this smart science-fiction series. DB

(Image credit: NBC)51. ER

Years: 1994 – 2009

ER is the show that launched the careers of George Clooney and Noah Wyle and remained on the air for an astonishing 15 years. Originally conceived as a film script by Michael Crichton (who had firsthand experience as a physician) in 1974, it finally found a home on television in the mid-1990s and quickly became a must-watch for audiences. Excellent character development and numerous shocking moments kept fans hooked for years. WS


(Image credit: Fox)Release Year: 2002

Taken away from us prematurely due to a combination of network incompetence, poor scheduling, and a lack of foresight, Joss Whedon’s space Western is filled with lively banter and intelligence but carries a deep sense of sorrow. The crew of the Serenity consists of a diverse mix of fugitives, criminals, and war veterans in a universe devoid of extraterrestrial life. They were just beginning to come together as one of the most captivating ensembles on television when the show was unjustly canceled. WS

(Image credit: FX)49. It's Always Sunny

Years: 2005 – Present

There's a valid reason why It's Always Sunny has become the longest-running non-animated sitcom in the history of television. No, it's not because the actors come cheap – after all, Charlie Day appeared in Pacific Rim 2. It's due to its unparalleled hilarity. The gang embodies some of the most reprehensible characters on television, and they consistently find themselves on the receiving end of the joke. Very few shows have tackled sensitive subjects with as much humor and astuteness as It's Always Sunny. 

(Image credit: BBC)48. Monty Python's Flying Circus

Years: 1969 – 1974

Despite generations of individuals quoting the Dead Parrot Sketch while under the influence, Python's comedic appeal may have faded. However, revisiting the original material will showcase its continued peculiarity and comedic brilliance. Cleese's disdain for the establishment, Palin's gentle performances, and Gilliam's twisted animation create a perfect storm of comedy. Monty Python holds the same importance in the world of comedy as The Beatles do in the music industry: they are truly groundbreaking. WS

(Image credit: ITV)47. The Prisoner

Years: 1967 – 1968

This influential '60s thriller depicts the story of an ex-spy confined in a peculiar village where individuals with significant knowledge are taken upon retirement. The show is a masterclass in peculiarity and was ahead of its time, long before Twin Peaks. The Prisoner made eccentricity mainstream, where deadly sentient balloons were considered normal for Patrick McGoohan's stoic protagonist, Number Six. While viewers expecting unequivocal answers may have been disappointed, it remains an enduring classic. JF

(Image credit: HBO)46. Girls

Years: 2012 – 2017

Hannah finds herself abruptly cut off by her parents and must navigate her way through her twenties and the bustling city of New York. Girls acts as a contemporary version of Friends, offering a semi-autobiographical account of star and creator Lena Dunham's early twenties. With sharp writing and unapologetic rawness, the series introduces characters who may not always be likable but are undeniably relatable. Brace yourself—you won't be able to tear your eyes away. AS



(Image credit: NBC)Years: 2009 – 2015

Dan Harmon's brilliantly geeky sitcom chronicles the lives of community college students attending the world's most dysfunctional educational institution. Despite facing cast departures, temporary firing of its creator, and a complete cancellation at one point, the show's brilliance remains undiminished. It serves as a showcase of exceptional ideas, endearing characters, and some of the wittiest jokes you'll ever encounter. And when it comes to high-concept episodes, no other show does it better (paintball—need we say more?). JF

(Image credit: HBO)39. Veep

Years: 2012 – 2019

One might assume that the Vice President of the United States holds significant power, but Veep smartly deviates from this notion. Its continued success lies in its simple yet effective premise: shedding light on the mundane day-to-day responsibilities of Vice President Selina Meyers. From its opening scene, the series excels in showcasing its diverse ensemble cast. However, the true star and recipient of praise is Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose performance is nothing short of spectacular. GS

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)38. OZ

Years: 1997 – 2003

This dark and chilling TV show delves into the lives of incarcerated individuals residing in an experimental high-security penitentiary, exploring the intricate connections that form among them. While undoubtedly one of the most horrifying series of the past three decades, it remains incredibly genuine in its emotional portrayal. An exceptional cast, including JK Simmons, Chris Meloni, and Harrold Perrineau, delivers career-defining performances in a story that reaches Shakespearean depths of horror and humanity. AS

(Image credit: HBO)37. Sex and the City

Years: 1998 – 2008

Often unfairly dismissed, especially due to its lackluster cinematic adaptations, Sex and the City is a brilliantly crafted comedy-drama brimming with unapologetic confidence rarely seen on television. Admittedly flamboyant and vibrant like a glittering disco ball, the show fearlessly explores the sex lives of its unabashedly glamorous quartet, effectively creating its very own subgenre. Hits such as Desperate Housewives and Cougar Town may have followed suit with similar glamorous appeal, but Sex and the City was the original trailblazer. MH

(Image credit: NBC)36. Friday Night Lights

Years: 2006 – 2011

Under the bright Friday night lights, the heart of this aptly named series beats in small-town America. It follows a group of troubled teenagers, their desperate parents, and struggling teachers who attempt to impart life lessons in a Texan town where the entire community comes together for the big game at the end of every workweek. While you may recall the 2004 movie of the same name, the show delves much deeper into the intricacies of its story.


(Image credit: FX)Years: 2014 – present

A heinous act by a small-town businessman has far-reaching consequences for a local police officer, her father, and a charming contract killer. While initially slow-paced, Fargo – the first season inspired by the Coen brothers' film – strikes a balance between quaint charm and gruesome violence. The intelligently crafted screenplay and stellar performances from Allison Tolman as the valiant Maggy and Billy Bob Thornton as the fearsome Lorne Malvo make this series just as vital as the original movie. Season two carries the same thrilling essence, as does the third season. A remarkable anthology series. AS

(Image credit: FX)29. The Shield

Years: 2002 – 2008

The first episode of The Shield concludes with Vic Mackey, an anti-gang cop, shooting one of his colleagues in the face, and his transgressions only escalate from there. This twisted narrative delves into police corruption in Los Angeles, earning multiple accolades and greatly influencing Breaking Bad. Remarkably, this show defies the norm by improving with each passing season. WS

(Image credit: HBO)28. Deadwood

Years: 2004 – 2006

Deadwood injected new life into the Western genre and rejuvenated a tired television landscape. Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant lead an exceptional ensemble cast portraying morally ambiguous characters in search of wealth and glory in the eponymous town. Al Swearengen, the proprietor of a local bar, stands out as a captivating character that showcased McShane's talent to American viewers and solidified HBO's reputation for groundbreaking television. WS

(Image credit: NBC)27. Parks & Recreation

Years: 2009 – 2015

In a world filled with cynicism, Parks & Recreation stands apart with its pure-heartedness, warmth, and optimism. Starting off as a promising yet unremarkable twist on The Office (U.S.), the series quickly finds its unique voice thanks in large part to the brilliant portrayal of Leslie Knope by Amy Poehler, a dedicated civil servant with grand ambitions. This show revolves around individuals striving to do their best, often falling short, but occasionally achieving success. It introduced us to Chris Pratt before his rise in Guardians Of The Galaxy and gave us the unforgettable Ron Swanson. WS

(Image credit: NBC)26. Cheers

Years: 1982 – 1993

While sometimes overshadowed by its own spin-off, Frasier, Cheers looms large over the current sitcom landscape. Its lasting appeal since its final season can be attributed to its abundance of laughter-inducing moments and well-developed characters. While Friends may boast slicker execution and higher joke density, Cheers fosters a genuine emotional connection with its characters. It's no wonder that this show endured for 11 seasons and remains a staple on television channels worldwide. SOB


Band of Brothers

(Image credit: HBO)Years: 2001

Following the success of Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborate on this exceptional miniseries depicting the experiences of soldiers in World War II. Band of Brothers features cinematic imagery that rivals the most expensive blockbusters, while its heartfelt narrative revolves around flawed men fighting for a common cause. Notably, early performances from Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, and Simon Pegg can be spotted throughout the ten episodes.

(Image credit: FOX)24. 24

Years: 2001 – 2014

24 is undeniably one of the most outlandish television shows ever created. It is also one of the most thrilling. The adventures of Jack Bauer, perhaps the most unfortunate man in the world, unfold in real time, with each episode representing an hour in his tumultuous day. Relentless, unyielding, and occasionally heartbreaking (George!), this show keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Kiefer Sutherland's career experienced a revitalization, and let's not forget the beloved, adorkable tech-whizz Chloe portrayed by Mary Lynn Rajskub. WS

(Image credit: ABC)23. Lost

Years: 2004 – 2010

When Oceanic Flight 815 crashes on a mysterious, otherworldly island, the survivors are forced to come together or face death alone. Combining elements of character drama, time travel, parallel universes, and even a malevolent column of black smoke, Lost is a truly addictive TV experience. No other show matches its sheer number of twists and turns, and its diverse cast of characters was groundbreaking for its time. WS

(Image credit: NBC)22. Frasier

Years: 1993 – 2004

Frasier fearlessly incorporates high culture references, making it a delightful treat for intellectually astute viewers. The brilliance of the show lies in pitting the intellectually pretentious Crane brothers against their blue-collar father, Martin, a retired police officer who moves in with Frasier following a hip injury. This sitcom treasure delivers gold throughout its run, occasionally surpassing the charms of Cheers. SOB

(Image credit: NBC)21. Seinfeld

Years: 1989 – 1998

Created by Larry David and named after the renowned stand-up comedian himself, Seinfeld proves that a great comedy doesn't necessarily require a grand "situation" to thrive; memorable characters grappling with life's trivial annoyances can be just as effective. This show revolves around one man and his trio of neurotic friends, offering farcical humor accompanied by catchy slap bass. Garnering the respect of critics throughout the '90s, Jerry Seinfeld bid farewell to the series at its peak. MH

Curb Your Enthusiasm

(Image credit: HBO)Years: 2000 – present

Born from a one-hour special in 1999, Curb Your Enthusiasm is another remarkable creation of Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld. This semi-improvised series follows David's (fictionalized) life in Los Angeles and delivers the snark and acidity audiences would expect, yet it also shows moments of genuine pathos. Brace yourself for laughter, cringe-worthy situations, and be thankful that this gem of a show is still going strong. WS

(Image credit: NBC)19. Hannibal

Years: 2013 – 2015

Attempting to surpass Anthony Hopkins' iconic role as the manipulative cannibal may have seemed like a fool's errand, but Mads Mikkelsen rose to the challenge and then some. Hannibal stands out as a hauntingly beautiful series, terrifying in its own right, with elaborately stylized depictions of gore and a subtle sense of humor that differentiates it from other thrillers. WS

(Image credit: NBC)18. This Is Us

Years: 2016 – 2022

Amidst a late 2010s television landscape dominated by zombies, dragons, epic battles, and superheroes, This Is Us emerged as a refreshingly grounded and equally captivating drama. The series follows a diverse group of individuals sharing the same birthday and explores their unique lives while highlighting common experiences. Anchored in optimism and capable of tugging at heartstrings, it quickly engenders deep care and attachment to each character. AD

(Image credit: CBS)17. The Twilight Zone

Years: 1959 – 1964

Rod Serling's anthology series ushered in the mainstream acceptance of the bizarre and left an indelible mark on generations of science fiction and horror enthusiasts and writers. From ordinary individuals attempting to outsmart Death to a gremlin wreaking havoc on an airliner's wing, The Twilight Zone overflowed with captivating ideas, boasting a formidable roster of writers, including renowned SF authors like Richard Matheson. Chief among them, however, was Serling himself, penning nearly 100 episodes by the series' conclusion. WS

(Image credit: NBC)16. Battlestar Galactica

Years: 2004 – 2009

The reimagination of the glitzy 1970s series by ex-Star Trek writer Ronald D. Moore turned out to be one of television's high points. Battlestar Galactica caters to non-sci-fi enthusiasts, skillfully sidestepping prosthetic-heavy aesthetics of its TV peers to adopt a narrative style reminiscent of HBO's finest offerings rather than catering solely to the geek audience. Even celebrated author Stephen King remarked, "This is a beautifully written show, driven by character rather than effects." SOB


(Image credit: FX)Timeframe: 2016 – Present

From his comedic role on Community to his ventures as Childish Gambino, Donald Glover has embarked on various endeavors. However, the highlight of his illustrious resume is Atlanta, an extraordinary series that captures the discontented mood of its protagonist as he struggles to survive in America, whether that involves working at an airline or assisting his cousin in becoming a renowned rapper (while also taking advantage of him). Atlanta may appear to be grounded in reality, but Glover also infuses the world with a touch of mini sci-fi twist (invisible cars, anyone?), solidifying its status as one of the greatest post-modern shows in existence. JS

(Image credit: NBC)14. House

Timeframe: 2004 – 2012

House commences as a clever tribute to Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate portrayal of an "Irascible Genius." That aspect is undeniably entertaining, especially the Holmes-inspired elements. However, as the series progresses, it shifts gears and delves into various topics, ranging from mortality and the highs and lows of the medical field, to the burden of intelligence. Hugh Laurie delivers a staggering performance, but the entire cast deserves applause for their equally remarkable portrayals. AS

(Image credit: BBC)13. Doctor Who

Timeframe: 1963 – present

The appeal of Doctor Who is self-evident. It is the show with boundless potential, capable of going anywhere and doing anything. While other shows may fade in popularity, Doctor Who's unique central character, an alien time traveler who changes identities with each "death" through regeneration, ensures its enduring longevity. Most sci-fi series strive to gain cult status, but Doctor Who transcends that label, appealing to adults, children, and even grandparents. It has become a global phenomenon, yet within the UK, it holds an even greater significance: it is a national treasure. WS

(Image credit: HBO)12. The Leftovers

Timeframe: 2014 – 2017

Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers condenses all the best elements of Lost—the mysteries, the diverse ensemble cast—into a compact HBO series. The first season adapts Tom Perrotta's book, which examines a world where 2% of the population vanishes mysteriously. Subsequently, the second and third seasons go beyond the source material, never offering a concrete answer to the question: "Where did the missing go?" By deliberately avoiding a resolution, the TV series delves into themes of PTSD, depression, and how humanity copes with loss. Yes, it may be challenging to watch, but it is undeniably valuable and absolutely riveting. JS

(Image credit: CBS)11. The X-Files

Timeframe: 1993 – 2002, 2016 – 2018

Mulder and Scully transcend the realm of TV characters; they are icons. The X-Files elevates pulp sci-fi and horror tropes by grounding them in a believably crafted world. It instantly captivated audiences, spawning books, comics, two films, and even a spin-off over its nine-year run—followed by a revival! Admittedly, the show may have become convoluted along the way, with an already complex alien colonization plot weighed down by a tangle of ludicrous ideas. Nevertheless, The X-Files remains endlessly watchable. WS




The West Wing

(Image credit: NBC)Timeframe: 1999 – 2006

An idealistic President grapples with the daily challenges of leading the free world. His articulate staff engage in countless discussions and traverse numerous corridors. Eccentric, compassionate, hilarious, and heartwarming, The West Wing exudes Capra-esque idealism and sets the gold standard for political TV drama. Notably, it boasts an incredible ensemble cast, with Martin Sheen's portrayal of the Commander-In-Chief, Jed Bartlet, standing out. AS

Twin Peaks

(Image credit: CBS)Timeframe: 1990 – 1991, 2017

The hottest show of 1990 remains the trendiest show on this list. David Lynch and Mark Frost's mystery series revolves around a murder in an eccentric North American town. While Twin Peaks often ventures into the realm of absurdity, it also possesses a dark underbelly, with themes of sexual abuse, drug addiction, and eerie, apparent demonic possession lurking beneath its charmingly retro exterior. Its revival in 2017 took things to a whole new level. WS

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

(Image credit: Twentieth Century Fox)Timeframe: 1997 – 2003

Joss Whedon's tale of teenage turmoil personified by demons holds a special place in our hearts. It revolutionized TV, spearheading the feminization of the sci-fi genre. Combining action-packed sequences, laugh-out-loud humor, and tragic elements, Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains as impactful as ever. The special effects and slang may have aged, but the show's writing still cuts as sharply as Mr. Pointy. WS

Star Trek: The Original Series

(Image credit: CBS)Timeframe: 1966 – 1969

The original and unparalleled incarnation of the expansive Trek mega-franchise served as an inspiration to writers, scientists, and astronauts across generations. It pushed boundaries by featuring TV's first interracial kiss. Unlike many other science fiction shows that gravitate towards darkness, Star Trek presents an optimistic vision of the future that captivates us with its radicalism. The ongoing presence of multiple spin-offs and sequel series speaks to the greatness of Trek—and it all commenced right here. WS

Star Trek: The Original Series

Game of Thrones

(Image credit: HBO)Timeframe: 2011 – 2019

Game Of Thrones stands as the grandest epic in the history of television, rivaling even Peter Jackson's Middle-earth movies. However, it is the intricate politics and captivating human drama that truly leave a lasting impression. As the noble houses of Westeros battle for the Iron Throne, a diverse and believable cast of characters finds themselves entangled in the midst of conflict. With its bloody, brutal, and astonishingly realized world, Game of Thrones emerges as a fantasy masterpiece. While the final season may have provoked mixed reactions due to certain character arcs, everything preceding it was pure magic. WS

Game of Thrones

(Image credit: Fox)Timeframe: 1989 – present

During the '90s, there was a period when no other show on television could rival The Simpsons. This yellow-skinned family of mischief-makers resonated with people worldwide. Its humor was silly enough to entertain kids, while Homer and Marge's struggles struck a chord with parents everywhere. The fact that The Simpsons is still going strong suggests an enduring appetite for the inhabitants of Springfield. Despite its advanced age, the show remains gleefully subversive, continuing to attract A-list celebrities for guest voice roles. SOB

The Simpsons



The Wire

(Image credit: HBO)Timeframe: 2002 – 2008

A narcotics surveillance operation becomes the focal point of five turbulent years in the city of Baltimore. The Wire stands as the greatest police show of the past four decades, thanks to its parade of incredible performances and refusal to sacrifice realism for sensationalism. This relentless drama emerges once in a generation and launches numerous careers, including those of Idris Elba and Dominic West. AS

Mad Men

(Image credit: AMC)Timeframe: 2007 – 2015

Set in the 1960s, Mad Men tells the saga of advertising men who are sometimes flawed and often troubled. It may be low on action, but it excels in its deep characterizations. Don Draper, brilliantly portrayed by Jon Hamm, proves to be a master at his job yet a failure in his personal life. Initially marked by boozy office meetings, decadent fashion, and casual sexism, the show chronicles the decline of old conventions and the rise of a new, more egalitarian society. It is haunting and frequently humorous. WS

Breaking Bad

(Image credit: AMC)Duration: 2008 – 2013

It’s amusing to reflect on Breaking Bad as a triumphing franchise. Throughout most of its lifespan, it garnered minimal viewership. However, somewhere around season four, it caught the attention of the mainstream audience. The narrative follows the journey of Walter White, a pleasant high school chemistry teacher who turns to cooking crystal meth after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. This grim yet humorous crime saga showcases Walt's brilliance. As each season unfolds, you may find yourself thinking, "Enough of this character..." Nevertheless, Bryan Cranston's remarkable performance ensures that even at his most reprehensible, which he reaches quite frequently, you can always comprehend his ruthlessly pragmatic viewpoint. WS

The Umbrella Academy (2019)

The Umbrella Academy stands as one of the finest Netflix TV shows, adapting the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. The series revolves around five siblings with extraordinary abilities, raised by Sir Reginald Hargreeves. United by their father's funeral, they uncover shocking family secrets and confront an imminent threat to humanity. This captivating show has received numerous accolades, cementing its status among the top choices for streaming.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Stars: Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige, Elliot Page, John Magaro, Justin H. Min, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Marin Ireland, Adam Godley
  • Created by: Steve Blackman
  • No. of seasons: 3
  • Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Superhero, Drama
  • Stream on: Netflix

Friends (1994)

Despite its age, Friends remains a highly acclaimed and beloved TV show worldwide. Regarded as one of the greatest comedy series of all time, it revolves around the lives of six friends: Chandler, Joey, Ross, Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe. Acting as a perfect stress-reliever, this show has garnered a dedicated fan base over the years. It seamlessly transitions between inducing laughter and evoking tears in a few exceptional episodes. Friends boasts an impressive collection of accolades, including 6 Primetime Emmy Awards. Fans' anticipation for a reunion was realized through a special episode that aired on HBO Max on May 27, 2021.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
  • Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry
  • Created by: David Crane and Marta Kauffman
  • No. of seasons: 10
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Stream on: Netflix

Arcane (2021)

Arcane takes its viewers on an adventure through the intense rivalry between two sisters embroiled in a brutal war. Critics have warmly received Arcane, praising its compelling narrative, well-developed characters, captivating music, stunning animation, thrilling action sequences, and superb voice acting. With these combined elements, it undoubtedly stands among the greatest anime TV shows ever made. Following the remarkable success of its first season, Netflix has announced the production of the eagerly awaited second season of Arcane.

  • IMDb Rating: 9.0/10
  • Stars: Kevin Alejandro, Ella Purnell, Harry Lloyd, Toks Olagundoye, JB Blanc, Mick Wingert, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Spisak, Katie Leung, Reed Shannon
  • Created by: Christian Linke and Alex Yee
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Adventure
  • No. of seasons: 1
  • Stream on: Netflix

Money Heist (2017)

Witness the intellectual prowess of the enigmatic Professor as he masterminds the greatest heist in history in Money Heist - a must-watch TV show that captures the essence of brilliance. Known as La Casa de Papel in Spanish, this series was released in 2017 and centers around eight thieves who take hostages within the Royal Mint of Spain under the command of their criminal prodigy leader, self-styled as 'Professor.' Regarded as one of the most sensational thriller TV shows, Money Heist has been honored with a total of 36 awards.

Money Heist (2017)

  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Stars: Itziar Ituño, Úrsula Corberó, Alba Flores, Álvaro Morte, Jaime Lorente, Enrique Arce, Pedro Alonso, Kiti Mánver, Paco Tous, Esther Acebo, Darko Perić, Miguel Herrán
  • Created by: Álex Pina
  • No. of seasons: 5
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Stream on: Netflix

The Boys (2019)

Boasting an IMDb rating of 8.7, The Boys stands among the elite TV shows on Amazon Prime. It delves into the escapades of a group of individuals who embark on a mission to expose and combat selfish, arrogant superheroes abusing their powers. This series impeccably juxtaposes the concepts of good and evil within the realm of superheroes, resulting in a satirical masterpiece. Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys, The Boys has earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
  • Stars: Antony Starr, Karl Urban, Jessie T. Usher, Jack Quaid, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Karen Fukuhara, Jensen Ackles, Dominique McElligott, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue, Aya Cash, Laz Alonso, Colby Minifie, Tomer Capone, Claudia Doumit
  • Created by: Eric Kripke
  • No. of seasons: 3
  • Genre: Satire, Black comedy, Superhero, Action, Drama
  • Stream on: Amazon Prime

The Wheel of Time (2021)

Prepare to embark on a journey through a world of magic and fantasy with one of the best TV shows of 2021 - The Wheel of Time. This series is an adaptation of the captivating book series by Robert Jordan, and it follows the lives of five young villagers whose destinies are forever altered when they encounter Moiraine. The shocking truth unveiled by this enigmatic woman forces them to make a pivotal decision - whether to place their trust in her or not.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Stars: Zoë Robins, Rosamund Pike, Marcus Rutherford, Daniel Henney, Kate Fleetwood, Hammed Animashaun, Madeleine Madden, Barney Harris, Sophie Okonedo, Josha Stradowski, Kae Alexander, Priyanka Bose
  • Created by: Rafe Judkins
  • No. of seasons: 1
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Stream on: Amazon Prime

Wayne (2019)

Considered one of the most exceptional TV shows of all time, Wayne revolves around a teenager named Harry who embarks on a journey alongside his friend Dal to recover his late father's stolen car. This show faced cancellation after its first season and premiered on Amazon Prime in 2020. Wayne garnered recognition for Best Cinematography in TV Comedy at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards in 2020.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Stars: Joshua J. Williams, Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo
  • Created by: Shawn Simmons
  • No. of seasons: 1
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Stream on: Amazon Prime

Hawkeye (2021)

Hawkeye has emerged as one of the most popular Marvel TV shows, derived from the superhero Hawkeye in Marvel Comics. Set one year after Avengers: Endgame, Clint Barton must form an alliance with Kate to confront their enemies. Brimming with action, adventure, comedy, crime, and thrills, Hawkeye is a treat for fans of superhero TV shows.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Stars: Tony Dalton, Jeremy Renner, Aleks Paunovic, Hailee Steinfeld, Linda Cardellini, Fra Fee, Vera Farmiga, Brian d'Arcy James, Florence Pugh, Simon Callow, Piotr Adamczyk, Zahn McClarnon, Alaqua Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Created by: Jonathan Igla
  • No. of seasons: 1
  • Genre: Comedy, Superhero, Action, Crime, Adventure
  • Stream on: Disney

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a blend of comedy and drama, focusing on a young mother who discovers her talent for stand-up comedy. Following her husband's departure, she faces a crucial decision - whether to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian or not. Regarded as one of the finest TV shows on Amazon Prime, it has received 20 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
  • Stars: Marin Hinkle, Rachel Brosnahan, Kevin Pollak, Alex Borstein, Jane Lynch, Michael Zegen, Luke Kirby, Tony Shalhoub, Caroline Aaron
  • Created by: Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • No. of seasons: 4
  • Genre: Period comedy, Drama
  • Stream on: Amazon Prime

Dark (2017)

If you're looking for a TV show that will keep you hooked to your screen, then Dark is a must-watch. It's a German sci-fi mystery series on Netflix created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. When two children go missing in a small German town, it uncovers a mysterious connection between four families. Dark is filled with suspense, mystery, and tragedy that will captivate you from start to finish.

I must warn you, though - pay close attention while watching this show. Even missing a single scene can leave you puzzled about many things.

Dark was ranked as the 58th greatest TV series of the 21st Century by the BBC in 2021. It has received 8 awards and is recognized as one of the finest TV shows on Netflix.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
  • Starring: Julika Jenkins, Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Mark Waschke, Andreas Pietschmann, Lisa Kreuzer, Gina Alice Stiebitz, Maja Schöne, Karoline Eichhorn
  • Created by: Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese
  • Number of seasons: 3
  • Genre: Tragedy, Sci-fi, Mystery, Thriller
  • Available on: Netflix

Paranormal (2020)

Filled with suspense, mystery, and otherworldly phenomena, Paranormal is a truly exceptional TV show. It follows the journey of Doctor Refaat Ismail, a hematologist who encounters various supernatural events. This series became a massive hit and earned a spot in the "Top 10 in Egypt Today." In fact, it was the first-ever Egyptian TV series to enter Netflix's Top 10 charts. Each episode of Paranormal will leave you eagerly anticipating what comes next.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Starring: Samma Ibrahim, Ahmed Amin, Aya Samaha, Reem Abd El Kader, Razane Jammal
  • Written by: Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
  • Number of seasons: 1
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Supernatural, Horror
  • Available on: Netflix

House of Cards (2013)

This Emmy-winning political thriller drama revolves around a cunning politician determined to conquer Washington, D.C. House of Cards is unquestionably one of the finest TV shows ever created and has received 7 Primetime Emmy Awards. It has also garnered eight Golden Globe Award nominations, becoming a binge-worthy sensation.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
  • Starring: Michael Kelly, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
  • Created by: Beau Willimon
  • Number of seasons: 6
  • Genre: Political Drama, Thriller
  • Available on: Netflix

Westworld (2016)

Set in the near future, Westworld is a captivating sci-fi drama series where a group of android "hosts" strictly adheres to predetermined narratives. It has earned its place among the best TV shows on HBO Max and has won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards. Critics praised this sci-fi masterpiece for its stunning visuals, thought-provoking themes, exceptional music, stellar performances, and intricate storyline.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
  • Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Hemsworth, Thandiwe Newton, Simon Quarterman, James Marsden, Angela Sarafyan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Shannon Woodward, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Barnes
  • Created by: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy
  • Number of seasons: 4
  • Genre: Drama, Western, Sci-fi, Dystopian
  • Available on: HBO Max

Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game tells the story of hundreds of individuals burdened with massive debts who are lured into participating in children's games, unaware of the tempting prize and deadly stakes awaiting them. Upon its release, Squid Game gained immense popularity worldwide and received 29 esteemed awards.

Squid Game (2021)

  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Starring: Wi Ha-joon, Lee Jung-jae, Heo Sung-tae, Park Hae-soo, Anupam Tripathi, HoYeon Jung, Kim Joo-Ryoung, O Yeong-su
  • Created by: Hwang Dong-hyuk
  • Number of seasons: 1
  • Genre: Horror, Survival, Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Available on: Netflix

Veronica Mars (2004)

Veronica Mars stands among the top TV shows on Hulu as it revolves around Veronica's pursuit of solving mysteries in the town of Neptune following her best friend's murder and her father's job loss. With its blend of drama and mystery, Veronica Mars keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. This TV show has earned 6 awards and is a definite must-watch.

Veronica Mars (2004)

  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Starring: Teddy Dunn, Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Kyle Gallner, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Julie Gonzalo, Francis Capra, Tina Majorino
  • Created by: Rob Thomas
  • Number of seasons: 4
  • Genre: Neo-noir, Drama, Teen drama, Mystery
  • Available on: Hulu

Cobra Kai (2018)

Cobra Kai is a series that flawlessly combines comedy, drama, and martial arts. It centers around the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel, who both participate in the All Valley Karate Tournament. Thirty-four years later, their feud reignites when Johnny resurrects the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. Cobra Kai has received 6 Primetime Emmy nominations and is widely regarded as one of the best shows on Netflix.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
  • Starring: Courtney Henggeler, Ralph Macchio, Mary Mouser, William Zabka, Gianni DeCenzo, Peyton List, Xolo Maridueña, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith, Tanner Buchanan, Vanessa Rubio, Jacob Bertrand
  • Created by: Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald, and Jon Hurwitz
  • Number of seasons: 4
  • Genre: Comedy Drama and Martial Arts
  • Available on: Netflix

Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

If you're a fan of the legendary DC Comics superhero Batman, then don't miss out on the classic TV show Batman: The Animated Series. It revolves around Bruce Wayne's unwavering mission to bring law and order to Gotham City after the heartless murder of his wealthy parents. Batman: The Animated Series won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) at the 1993 Primetime Emmy Awards. This exceptional anime series ranks among the best on HBO Max.

  • IMDb Rating: 9.0/10
  • Voice cast: Bob Hastings, Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Arleen Sorkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Costanzo, and Mark Hamill
  • Created by: Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm
  • Number of seasons: 4
  • Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Pulp Noir, Action, Superhero
  • Available on: HBO Max

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

This crime thriller series revolves around three strangers with an obsession for true crime, whose lives take an unexpected turn when they become entangled in a real-life murder. Only Murders in the Building has won 7 awards and stands as one of Hulu's greatest TV shows. Critics applauded the show for its performances, comedic approach, and crime fiction elements.

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Starring: Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Amy Ryan, Martin Short, Cara Delevingne, and Aaron Dominguez
  • Created by: Steve Martin and John Hoffman
  • Number of seasons: 2
  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery
  • Available on: Hulu

From long-running classics like "The Simpsons" and "The Wire" to groundbreaking hits like "Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones," the list of the best TV shows of all time is an extraordinary collection that spans genres and decades. Whether you're in the mood for gripping dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, or mind-bending thrillers, these shows have left an indelible mark on television history. So grab your popcorn, settle in on the couch, and prepare to embark on unforgettable journeys that will keep you binge-watching for hours on end. These TV shows are proof that when it comes to storytelling, there truly is something for everyone.