Top 50: Best TV Series To Watch.

Written because I really miss the series top 250. When you are searching for something new to watch hopefully this will help you make a choice.

Judged on: Plot, Environment, Addictiveness and Characters. Don't care about huge explosions and big budgets.

I have seen all the episodes of each series that is mentioned in the list and many more. There are a lot of series which did not survive the cut so, if you disagree please comment, and convince me!




Currently watching: Bones

To Do List: Supernatural, Lost, 24, True blood, Outsourced, Coupling, Alphas, Deadwood and Blue Bloods

Maybe sometime: Greys Anatomy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doc. Who?, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, Sex And The City, Glee, Vampire Diaries, New Girl, Fringe, Heroes, Damages and Grimm
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1.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking... (47 mins.)
“ Because I didn't want a obvious choice to be #1 I give you The Shield. Action, drama and comedy this one has it all!

Once you have seen a few episodes you can't wait for the next one. Very addictive and a lot of fun. ” - Aron
 
2.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
“ I usually don't like hospital series because the all the same but, the character Dr. House is the best there character in a tv-show ever. ” - Aron
 
3.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's financial future. (49 mins.)
“ Liked it very much, probably due to the fantastic Bryan Cranston.

However I also really liked the story. A chemistry teacher producing meth, brilliant. ” - Aron
 
4.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
“ Everybody seems to have a weak spot for our favourite serial killer. I can't not blame you. Wish I had a Dexter in the neighbourhood. ” - Aron
 
5.
Top Gear (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. (60 mins.)
“ You ether hate it or love it, and I Love it!

Okay it's not a regular tv-series like the rest of this list however, without Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson the world would be a very, very sad place. ” - Aron
 
6.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman. (40 mins.)
“ This show will entertaining you each episode again and again. ” - Aron
 
7.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
“ Awesome characters and story lines, narrated to clarify the message. Best jail related series I have seen. ” - Aron
 
8.
Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club. (45 mins.)
“ Show starts slow, pilot could have been better. It's improving with each season. It takes a while before this one starts being addictive but in the end you'll love it. Especially season three. ” - Aron
 
9.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ Gets very addictive after a few episodes.

Best series finale ever. ” - Aron
 
10.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
“ Steve Buscemi in a brilliant series. ” - Aron
 
11.
Rescue Me (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men. (60 mins.)
“ Thumps up for Denis Leary.

The first 2 seasons where amazing. Since season 3 I must admit they lost that special something. Haven't seen season 5 & 6 yet so there is still hope. ” - Aron
 
12.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
“ No explanation needed I guess.. ” - Aron
 
13.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1 was great but it pretty much went downhill ever since. ” - Aron
 
14.
Burn Notice (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble. (44 mins.)
“ It's like the A-team got a handsome son and made him a spy.
Helping the world while trying to fix his own problems, learning the viewer how to be a spy, and who doesn't want to be a spy?

Always need to laugh about Sam Axe with his beer and buddies everywhere:) ” - Aron
 
15.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. (28 mins.)
“ Liked the characters, especially Ari Gold.

Just a feel good show about surviving in showbiz. ” - Aron
 
17.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
“ Easy to watch, good humour.

Everyone wants to be like Hank Moody when they grow old.

Downside; Every season, different story same outcome. ” - Aron
 
18.
Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. (44 mins.)
“ Not a big fan of pure drama, nevertheless Nip/Tuck is one of a kind. ” - Aron
 
19.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ Starts out slow, too slow for my opinion. During season 2/3 I struggled to keep watching, but I'm glad I did because season 4 and 5 where much better. ” - Aron
 
20.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
“ It's not the best ever. Okay the Mafia subject is cool and a lot off people like it. However, a cool subject doesn't equal the best tv-show ever.

It's fun to watch and learn a few things about the life of a mob boss. It's not exciting enough to be additive. Plot is written to slow. ” - Aron
 
21.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
 
22.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
“ Gets better each season. ” - Aron
 
23.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
“ Don't like the fantasy unrealistic things, however it remains a very good series due to the plot. ” - Aron
 
24.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. (44 mins.)
“ One of the best pilot for a series i've seen. Thanks for the advise thomasevjuk!

However I didn't like Season 2 as much as Season 1. ” - Aron
 
25.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
“ A bit like white collar and burn notice but just not as good. Although it's presumably better then 95% of other tv series. ” - Aron
 
26.
Life (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. (45 mins.)
“ Can't believe NBC decided to cancel this show.

After you've watched season 1 & 2 I think you will agree. ” - Aron
 
27.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
 
28.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
 
29.
Two and a Half Men (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house. (22 mins.)
 
30.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. (55 mins.)
“ Season 1 was great, Season 2 did not reach the same level. ” - Aron
 
31.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
32.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
33.
Fastlane (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two undercover cops take down the highest and lowest criminals in Los Angeles. (60 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Probably long forgotten by most but I loved it. ” - Aron
 
34.
Gary Unmarried (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Newly divorced after fifteen years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend. (30 mins.)
“ Season 1 was perfect.

Not many series make you laugh out loud, this one does. ” - Aron
 
35.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
“ Represents how things really went in the good old days. ” - Aron
 
36.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ You are right xoxobda. Totally forgot about this one. ” - Aron
 
37.
Las Vegas (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Welcome to the Montecito Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where you can do anything you want... but Ed Deline and his crack surveillance team will be watching. Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... (60 mins.)
“ Fun to watch but not addictive. ” - Aron
 
38.
The Unit (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators. (60 mins.)
 
39.
The O.C. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. (44 mins.)
“ Liked the first season a lot. Season four not so much. ” - Aron
 
40.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living. (44 mins.)
 
41.
Warehouse 13 (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked... (43 mins.)
 
42.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
“ Liked the first few seasons. Now the show has changed and not in a good way. It became a bit too unrealistic or forced to maintain a high position in this list. ” - Aron
 
43.
Skins (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures. (46 mins.)
“ Not the best acting, high budget or standard American tv show. Just a small group of English kids with enough chemistry to make it work! ” - Aron
 
44.
Misfits (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers. (60 mins.)
“ Season 1 & 2 where good fun. Season 3 not to much ” - Aron
 
45.
Murphy's Law (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment. (60 mins.)
 
46.
In Plain Sight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Dark Angel (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. (60 mins.)
 
48.
Alias (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. (42 mins.)
“ Fun series, got better after they decided to stop with the cliffhanger episodes but never got that special something. ” - Aron
 
49.
Blue Mountain State (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing. (22 mins.)
 
50.
Nikita (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her. (60 mins.)
“ Season 1 starts with some bad episodes. Acting wasn't very good and storyline a bit off. Season 2 however is of high quality en therefore much more entertaining. ” - Aron