Greatest 50 tv-shows. - evilspwn's compilation

This is a list based on my personal preference. The order is of no particular importance. if you havent seen any of these shows, do give it a shot. its very unlikely you wont enjoy it.
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1.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
“ unbelievably poignant. i have spent a lot of sleepless nights going through the characters conversations. simply the best drama ive seen. surreal at times, but boy will this entertain. ” - evilspwn
 
2.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ greatest show ever aired. ” - evilspwn
 
3.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (70 mins.)
“ you should know about this already. ” - evilspwn
 
4.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
“ hehehehhehehhehehehe. how can you root for the worst people you'll ever know. the gang will burrow into your hearts while trying to sabotage each other and form and reform alliances. ” - evilspwn
 
5.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ maybe it was a good thing the show got cancelled so early. they might have ruined it. but as of now the one season is perfect. proud to be browncoat. ” - evilspwn
 
6.
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 to power. (56 mins.)
 
7.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
“ i hadnt seen this till recently but wow. the cast is great. another greaqt show cancelled at its bud. ” - evilspwn
 
8.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
10.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ best comedy with a laugh track. ” - evilspwn
 
11.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
12.
Metalocalypse (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band. (11 mins.)
“ even for non lovers of heavy metal. dethklok ftw. ” - evilspwn
 
13.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
“ more drama than sci-fi but its well done. the link with mythology, theism, politics and the story of the search for earth. thrilling abd engaging at all times. ” - evilspwn
 
14.
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.)
“ c'mon. you should have seen this coming ” - evilspwn
 
15.
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 proving something that i long believed here. if not the entire show at least watch the pilot by none other than marty scorsese. ” - evilspwn
 
16.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
 
17.
Around the World in 80 Days (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days. (49 mins.)
“ based on my favourite book from my childhood, michael palin( of monty python fame) takes a similar route to phileas fogg's 100 years after him. no planes. some of the best human interaction you'll ever see on tv. (the indian crew) ” - evilspwn
 
18.
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 future. (49 mins.)
“ a dying teacher turns to cooking meth to provide for his growing family. give it a chance if you havent done already ” - evilspwn
 
19.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ best tv show on air right now.
troy and abed in the mooooooooooooornning ” - evilspwn
 
20.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
“ must be seen. ” - evilspwn
 
21.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ just for nick offerman. also amy poehler, aubrey plaza and rashida jones. ” - evilspwn
 
22.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. (25 mins.)
 
23.
Sports Night (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program... (30 mins.)
“ not many people have heard of this. i recommend torrents. ” - evilspwn
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show. (60 mins.)
“ another 1 season wonder. how come the good ones get so screwed. ” - evilspwn
 
26.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
“ this will make you speechless. the movie is also quite good. ” - evilspwn
 
27.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
“ 1 word. creepy. ” - evilspwn
 
28.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
“ beginnig to lose its charm for me. but i did like the earlier seasons. ” - evilspwn
 
29.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends. (44 mins.)
“ a guilty pleasure but great fun no matter which season. ” - evilspwn
 
30.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. (44 mins.)
 
31.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ loved the first 3 seasons. ” - evilspwn
 
32.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
“ another show i watched every week for its entire run. felt like i lost my dog after its finale. but id have preferred a shorter run. ” - evilspwn
 
33.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
34.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
35.
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.)
“ darabont + stephen king = win ” - evilspwn
 
36.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ my favourite animated series. ” - evilspwn
 
37.
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.)
“ like someone said " this is a comedy show masquerading as a show about cars". and please oh please stick to the british version. not the aussie or american remakes ” - evilspwn
 
38.
Human Target (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats. (60 mins.)
“ best action based tv show ever aired. period. ” - evilspwn
 
39.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
“ visually stunning series. loved the vivid imagery. ” - evilspwn
 
40.
Green Wing (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show. (65 mins.)
“ absolutely mental. ” - evilspwn
 
41.
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After an explosion at the school, the X-Men went their seperate ways. But they must unite once again under the leadership of Wolverine to prevent an inevitable war while also dealing with present problems. (23 mins.)
“ best animated series featuring the xmen. featuring multiple timelines, the only season aired doesnt waste anytime explaining the xmen universe so you are in the thick of it from the get go. ” - evilspwn
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
“ Sterling Archer makes James Bond looks like a nerdy kid. an excellent mix of '50s styles and modern gadgetry. season 1 was comedic gold ” - evilspwn
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
“ for fans of the metaphysical concepts. very addcitive ” - evilspwn
 
48.
Yes Minister (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks. (60 mins.)