The 20 Best Tv Shows of the last 25 years

In my honest opinion, and I watch A LOT of TV, these are my picks for best TV shows
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1.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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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.)
 
2.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 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.)
“ The Best show ever. The grittiness of the old west coupled with profanity (especially when Ian McShane's Swearangen says the word "cocksucker") and sex and lawlessness in the old South Dakota town before they became a state. David Milch's best by far. ” - coreywentworth
 
3.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
 
4.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ The best Crime-Drama made. It shows from the crime, to the cops doing the investigative work, to the wiretaps used to catch the crooks. Underappreciated to say the least, but once you watch, you'll want more. ” - coreywentworth
 
5.
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.)
“ The TV series that spawned so many others. A little odd, but a cult favorite and still one of the best of all time. ” - coreywentworth
 
6.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
7.
24 (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
 
8.
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way. (27 mins.)
“ One of those shows that were years ahead of it's time. Even today, the comedy holds up and some skits were smart enough back then to hold up now. ” - coreywentworth
 
9.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
10.
The Closer (2005 TV Series)
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases. (46 mins.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. (22 mins.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. (60 mins.)
 
17.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
18.
Dinner for Five (2001 TV Series)
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Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode)... (30 mins.)
 
19.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
“ Another show that was way ahead of it's time. The writing and acting is superior and still will hold up years from now. Like taking a mirror and holding it up to society's racism and flaws and laughing hysterically. ” - coreywentworth
 
20.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
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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.)
 
21.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)