Best TV Shows: 1990 - 2015

A list of great (or not so great, but worth counting) TV series that make history, are the foundation of good television and can be watched over and over again in the years to come!
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1.
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.)
“ Iconic! ” - oanapiticariu
 
2.
Dark Shadows (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange... (341 mins.)
“ Barely remembering it! However, there was NOTHING else good on TV then... and Johnny Depp was a BIG fan, so, there you have it! ” - oanapiticariu
 
3.
Mad About You (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life. (22 mins.)
“ Very fond of this show! Always a source of genuine smiles! ” - oanapiticariu
 
4.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
“ An important page in the Sci-Fi series file ” - oanapiticariu
 
5.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
“ THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!!! ” - oanapiticariu
 
6.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A modern revival of the classic sci-fi horror anthology show The Outer Limits. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
“ Catchy... ” - oanapiticariu
 
7.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
“ Quirky ” - oanapiticariu
 
8.
Ally McBeal (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy... (45 mins.)
“ Very good show, amazingly unique characters, very poor ending! ” - oanapiticariu
 
9.
Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s. (30 mins.)
“ Great for when you're in your early 20's, remembering it with fondness and taste indulgence later on :) ” - oanapiticariu
 
10.
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, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. (55 mins.)
“ Top Quality! Ground breaking phenomenal show! ” - oanapiticariu
 
11.
Gilmore Girls (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. (44 mins.)
“ Close to my heart, must be the record holder for words/minute & lines/episode in TV shows! ” - oanapiticariu
 
12.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 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.)
“ In for the fame & for Alan Ball! Started watching it, got lost on the way... ” - oanapiticariu
 
13.
Top Gear (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. (60 mins.)
“ Funny! Loving the BMW taking center stage episodes... ” - oanapiticariu
 
14.
Carnivàle (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell. (55 mins.)
“ Never seen it, heard about it, trusting its quality. ” - oanapiticariu
 
15.
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.)
“ Gaining fans and amazing reviews with the speed of light, losing my admiration and disappointing me in the end ” - oanapiticariu
 
16.
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. (44 mins.)
“ Great Season 1, more than crappy last season ” - oanapiticariu
 
17.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, but that's what he seems to be, as that's not what he really is. Dexter is a serial killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
“ Loving it in the beginning, watching it now out of habit I guess... don't really know why anymore ” - oanapiticariu
 
18.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
“ Seen it randomly on HBO, hats off to Mr Jonathan Rhys Meyers' good fortune in the looks department! ” - oanapiticariu
 
19.
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.)
“ Fetishist, funny, sarcastic, cynical, dramatic, ironic, witty, exaggerated, farfetched, addictive, smart, silly, hot, embarrassing, great! ” - oanapiticariu
 
20.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. (43 mins.)
“ For lack of something else in 2009... good choice before falling asleep. ” - oanapiticariu
 
21.
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.)
“ Waited for it to raise the bars further... a little too pretentious nowadays... ” - oanapiticariu
 
22.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
“ Willing to see what happens next. Disappointing to find out there will be no more Khal Drogo... Read the books therefore it will get better and better for sure with every season. ” - oanapiticariu
 
23.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
“ I first had Girls on this spot, then saw Elementary and Nashville and decided to switch, thinking they are both less annoying... I chose Elementary over Nashville due to the Sherlock Holmes classic vibe and because Nashville only had a "I wish for a second i was a country singer" vibe... I may still change my mind, 2012 was a very poor year. ” - oanapiticariu
 
24.
Vikings (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth. (44 mins.)
“ Take a liking to this VIKING (also :P)! Surprisingly good... lead character does a hell of a job & throws a hell of a blue eyes stare ” - oanapiticariu
 
25.
The Affair (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives. (60 mins.)
“ Got to love the 50%-50% he said/she said angles of this TV show's way of unraveling the plot, he could be much better, she id good enough, Joshua Jackson is better than both of them... ” - oanapiticariu
 
26.
Flesh and Bone (2015 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet. (60 mins.)
“ You're my obsession...

Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you
And capture you ” - oanapiticariu