Best ever TV shows

My idea of some of the best Tv shows of The Past 40 Years.
In no particular order.
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1.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
“ Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. ” - Bistoman
 
2.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. ” - Bistoman
 
3.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy. (45 mins.)
“ Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy.
( But You could include any "Star Trek" spin off ) ” - Bistoman
 
4.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
“ Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a vampire. ” - Bistoman
 
5.
The Fall Guy (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow. (60 mins.)
Director: Michael Lange
“ The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow ” - Bistoman
 
6.
The Greatest American Hero (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. (60 mins.)
“ A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. ” - Bistoman
 
7.
Wiseguy (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for... (60 mins.)
“ Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments, which ran several shows each, included in-depth and empathetic characterizations of the players on both sides of the law. Scenarios include the underbelly of the recording industry, protection rackets, international arms dealing, foiling white supremacist plotters, uncovering a government conspiracy to set up a compliant new head of state in a third-world country, and Vinnie's final reconciliation with his Italian mother and her new husband, the purely legendary Mafia figure Don Aiupo. ” - Bistoman
 
8.
Life on Mars (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers. (60 mins.)
“ After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trouse ” - Bistoman
 
9.
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.)
“ Modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. ” - Bistoman
 
10.
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.)
“ Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement. ” - Bistoman
 
11.
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.)
“ 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. ” - Bistoman
 
12.
Paths to Freedom (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and... (30 mins.)
“ Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and agree to be filmed as part of a documentary series following what life is like for former prisoners once they are released. ” - Bistoman
 
13.
Battle of the Planets (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. (30 mins.)
Director: David E. Hanson
“ A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. ” - Bistoman
 
14.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
“ The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. ” - Bistoman
 
15.
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.)
“ 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. ” - Bistoman
 
16.
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. (45 mins.)
“ The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
( also I would Include "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.) ” - Bistoman
 
17.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
“ A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered StarGates ” - Bistoman
 
18.
Due South (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago. (46 mins.)
“ The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago. ” - Bistoman
 
19.
Millennium (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group. (45 mins.)
“ A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group. ” - Bistoman
 
20.
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.)
“ The lives, loves, and laughs of six young friends living in Manhattan. ” - Bistoman
 
21.
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.)