Best scripted TV shows

Although there were a few bright spots in the past, over the last 10 years television has transformed from essentially an artistically barren wasteland into a medium that often surpasses motion pictures. Here's what I think is the best of the best, more or less in order.
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1.
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.)
“ Like Shakespeare for the television. You won't find a better cast full of memorable characters, and the script is amazing. Favorite character: Al Swearengen ” - Drop_Johnson
 
2.
Life on Mars (2006 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Funny, stylish, keeps you guessing. It could have all gone wrong in the end, Lost-style, but it's all wrapped up beautifully in the sequel Ashes to Ashes. Favorite character: DCI Gene Hunt ” - Drop_Johnson
 
3.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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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.)
“ Slick, subtle and smart. Another stellar ensemble cast. Favorite character: Don Draper of course ” - Drop_Johnson
 
4.
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.)
“ The best looking show on tv so far. Great drama and intrigue. And even some dragons. Favorite character: Tyrion Lannister ” - Drop_Johnson
 
5.
Treme (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA. (59 mins.)
“ Doing for New Orleans and music what The Wire did for Baltimore and crack. A look at every level of life in the city after the flood all tied together through music. I love the way the plot will just take the backseat for a couple minutes whenever a good band is on stage. The show makes a compelling argument for New Orleans being one of the most important cities in America. Favorite character: Harley Watt ” - Drop_Johnson
 
6.
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.)
“ The Office, Arrested Development, Community. The funniest sitcoms of the 00's. Favorite character: Abed Nadir ” - Drop_Johnson
 
7.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
“ Didn't have as amazing a cast as Community and Arrested Development but all it needed was Ricky Gervais. Revolutionized sitcoms and finally killed the laugh track. Favorite character: David Brent of course, but Gareth was pretty great ” - Drop_Johnson
 
8.
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.)
“ The Office freed sitcoms of their historical terribleness and Arrested Development ran with it. Funny, clever and self-aware. But mostly funny. Favorite character: Maebe Funke ” - Drop_Johnson
 
9.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
“ I know it's really just another soap opera but I can't help feeling like a smarter, better person after watching it. It's just...classy. Not that it would matter if it wasn't a great show, and it's one of the best. At the very beginning I didn't think I'd ever keep all the characters straight, but they're all so well written and lovable in their own ways that I'll never forget them. Favorite character: the dowager countess ” - Drop_Johnson
 
10.
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.)
“ As much as I liked Seinfeld it always played it too safe for me. Sunny takes the same idea of awful, awful people not doing much to a different level and is much funnier for it. Favorite character: Charlie, but Frank is close ” - Drop_Johnson
 
11.
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.)
“ Great soapy drama about characters we care about. Plus gross talking corpses. And one of the best endings of all time. Favorite character: Claire Fisher ” - Drop_Johnson
 
12.
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.)
“ Season 1 felt like prologue. Season 2 is one of the best things I've ever seen. A perfect story arc across the whole season, full of great characters starting to reach their potentials and tons of stylish violence and mayhem followed by a shocking conclusion. Favorite character: Richard Harrow with Nelson Van Alden a close 2nd ” - Drop_Johnson
 
13.
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.)
“ Great chemistry between the 2 leads and lots of moral grey areas. Tons of "oh *beep* moments. And season 4 was a thing of beauty. One of those rare times when the entire thing was planned out ahead of time and made a perfect story arc from start to finish. Only Boardwalk Empire season 2 can compete. Favorite character: Jessie Pinkman ” - Drop_Johnson
 
14.
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.)
“ The description doesn't do it justice. It's a look at Baltimore from every angle, from cops to junkies to media to government to regular folks, all centered around the crack business. The cast is huge and talented. Favorite character: Bubbles. No, Omar. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
15.
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.)
“ Foul-mouthed look at Brit politics from Armando Ianuccci. It's fast-paced and hilarious. Favorite character: Malcolm *beep* for cress" Tucker ” - Drop_Johnson
 
16.
Home Movies (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships. (30 mins.)
“ Jon Benjamin has my favorite voice. From Dr. Katz to Bob's Burgers to Archer to the pilot for the sadly never-produced Saddle Rash, that guy cracks me up. Favorite character: Coach McGuirk ” - Drop_Johnson
 
17.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ The first show I ever saw that really felt dangerous at the time. It took the rebellious spirit of M*A*S*H and punked it up a bit for the kids. Not quite as shocking out of context now, but still very funny. Favorite character: Vyvyan Basterd ” - Drop_Johnson
 
18.
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.)
“ See Home Movies. Jon Benjamin is hilarious and this show just gets better and better and the cast of supporting characters just gets weirder. Favorite character: Sterling Malory Archer ” - Drop_Johnson
 
19.
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.)
“ Superhero comedy/drama with likable, believable characters and fantastic writing. Does everything right that Heroes did wrong. Favorite character: Nathan Young ” - Drop_Johnson
 
20.
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation. (30 mins.)
“ Just put a camera on Karl Pilkington and I'll watch all day. Save out the best bits and animate them and you've got one of the funniest shows ever. If you can constantly upstage Gervais and Merchant you've really got something. Favorite character: duh ” - Drop_Johnson
 
21.
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.)
“ Louis CK is the funniest comedian working today with the possible exception of Patton Oswalt. He writes, directs, stars in, even edits this show. Complete creative freedom. On the surface it looks like Seinfeld but the emotional risks he takes are amazing and they almost always pay off. Not just another sitcom about a comic. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
22.
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.)
“ Great sci-fi infused riff on the Hardy Boys, Johnny Quest and others. It helps if you grew up watching the same cartoons I did but it's super funny no matter what your background. Favorite character: Billy Quizboy? Brock Samson? Dean? Hank? Henchman 21? The Monarch? It's hard to choose. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
23.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
“ One of the first truly funny sitcoms that's still as great today as it was 35 years ago. Favorite character: Basil Fawlty, one of the best characters ever created ” - Drop_Johnson
 
24.
Future Boy Conan (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization. (24 mins.)
“ Irony-free two-fisted tales of action and adventure from the great Ghibli Studios. Recommended for fans of Tintin, Tom Strong and Miyazaki. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
25.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
“ The 1st series was absolutely brilliant. But unfortunately the 2nd was as bad as the 1st was good. And avoid the American remake at all costs. Favorite character: Theis Birk Larsen ” - Drop_Johnson
 
26.
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.)
“ Non-saccharine nostalgia that will give you a warm cozy feeling and make you laugh. Favorite character: Bill Haverchuck ” - Drop_Johnson
 
27.
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.)
“ One of the best ensemble comedy casts ever put together. Took a few episodes to build up a full head of steam then took off and never looked back. So funny. Even made me like Aziz Ansari, eventually. Favorite character: Andy Dwyer ” - Drop_Johnson
 
28.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. (30 mins.)
“ More guest-star-packed hilarity from Gervais and Merchant. Favorite character: The Agent ” - Drop_Johnson
 
29.
Eastbound & Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school. (28 mins.)
“ The spiritual successor to The Office UK, it could have easily gone wrong but Danny McBride plays Kenny Powers as a hilarious, socially clueless egomaniac but still gives him just that little bit of humanity that makes him lovable. Plus he's not just a blowhard, he really is awesome at baseball. Favorite side character: Stevie ” - Drop_Johnson
 
30.
The Inbetweeners (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. (25 mins.)
“ Kind of a modern, dirtier Freaks & Geeks. Memorable characters and super funny, if a little immature. Favorite character: Neal ” - Drop_Johnson
 
31.
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.)
“ The show that revolutionized tv. It proved that a popular show could have a continuing storyline and every episode didn't have to stand alone. Plus it was funny and violent and pretty smart. It paved the way for all the great dramas that are on now. Favorite character: Christopher Moltosanti ” - Drop_Johnson
 
32.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
“ Karl Pilkington mopes about the planet ” - Drop_Johnson
 
33.
Shameless (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (46 mins.)
“ One of those rare instances when the American remake is better than the source material. They're both great, but the US version has such an excellent cast. Funny and sad with complicated characters. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
34.
Ashes to Ashes (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum. (60 mins.)
“ The amazing 80's follow-up to Life on Mars' 70's beginning. Looks at the story from a different angle and then wraps it all up perfectly in the end. Favorite character: Chris Skelton ” - Drop_Johnson
 
35.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ The best screen Sherlock. Great cases, great writing. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
36.
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.)
“ Another one that HBO didn't end right, but at least they started it. Even though it ended up being frustrating there's never been a show with such an...interesting mood. Just a traveling carnival in the dustbowl during the depression would have been enough, but then they added in strange doings. Every episode just had this feeling to it. Magical and fascinating. A lot like Lost in that the answers could never be as good as the questions. Favorite character: Sofie ” - Drop_Johnson
 
37.
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.)
“ Interesting fact: Not about space! ” - Drop_Johnson
 
38.
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.)
“ Over the top. Campy. Not ashamed to embrace the ridiculousness of the genre and have a blast with it. Pure fun. Favorite character: Jason? Andy? Lafayette? I guess Eric Northman if I had to choose. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
39.
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.)
“ Fun Western-inspired hillbilly-on-hillbilly violence. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
40.
Nighty Night (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While telling her husband he's dying, Jill sets her sights on the next door neighbour, Don. And torments his wife, who suffers from MS. (30 mins.)
 
41.
Sealab 2021 (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other. (11 mins.)
 
42.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
43.
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.)
 
44.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
“ Revolutionary politics can be super funny! ” - Drop_Johnson
 
45.
Bored to Death (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels. (28 mins.)
“ RIYL Wes Anderson flicks. Great cast. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
Battlestar Galactica (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth. (183 mins.)
“ Another rare instance of sci-fi on this list. I love the idea of a the survivors of a world-wide war who are now homeless and trucking across the galaxy in a giant convoy while the creatures who destroyed their home in the first place are chasing after them. Add to that a bunch of cool twists and some cutting edge CGI effects and you've got a great show, no matter what you think about the genre itself. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
48.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Hodgson
 
49.
Wonderfalls (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free... (60 mins.)
“ The third great-but-cancelled Bryan Fuller show on here. Someday someone will give him a show and not cancel it right away and it's gonna be awesome. Unfortunately I don't think his upcoming Hannibal show will be the one. Who thought that was going to be a good idea? ” - Drop_Johnson
 
50.
Invader ZIM (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise. (30 mins.)
 
51.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
 
52.
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.)
“ The Show Least Likely To. There's no way another stupid Americanization of an established non-US show should be good. Especially when the original was as groundbreaking as the Office UK. But somehow it managed to find its own voice. The first few episodes were almost word for word remakes and even they were pretty funny. Then over the years it became its own thing and is still great. When your lead actor leaves the show it's time to pull the plug (Scrubs I'm looking at you) but even then, the Office managed a minor miracle. The superb ensemble cast is so good I hardly even miss Carell. Now if it can just make me stop hating Catherine Tate...Favorite character: Creed ” - Drop_Johnson
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. (530 mins.)
 
56.
Dead Like Me (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life... (60 mins.)
“ The first great Bryan Fuller creation to get axed too soon. Perfect mix of whimsy and macabre. And very funny. If you've seen Wonderfalls or Pushing Daisies you have a good idea what to expect. Favorite character: Mason ” - Drop_Johnson
 
57.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
“ Along with Fawlty Towers, one of the best early sitcoms back when there was no such thing as a good sitcom. Still just as funny as it was then. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
58.
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.)
“ I'm not sure it can sustain a 2nd season, but I thought it would wear its welcome out after just a couple episodes and I was completely wrong. Easily my favorite new show of 2011. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
59.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
 
60.
Utopia (2013 TV Series)
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After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'. (50 mins.)
 
61.
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.)
“ Another brilliant, cancelled-too-early Bryan Fuller joint. Whimsical and funny without being saccharine, and the most amazing sets. Every week had a particular look that went along with that episode's theme. It all looked very expensive to do so much work for every episode - probably why it got cancelled right away. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
62.
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.)
“ If you don't like MASH, maybe this isn't the list for you. The pioneer of quality American sitcoms. The only real question is: Trapper John or BJ? Frank or Charles? ” - Drop_Johnson
 
63.
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.)
“ 15 years on the air and it's still funny and relevant. Almost always has some kind of point to make but it always makes it in a hilarious manner, not preachy. No other scripted show has ever been this topical - they sometimes make the entire episode the week before it airs. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
64.
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.)
“ Great Joss Whedon Western-in-Space. I've never been a big sci-fi guy but this show had lovable characters and razor sharp dialog. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Outnumbered (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children. (30 mins.)
“ I'm not one for family sitcoms but the talented, likeable cast and largely improvised script make this one unique and charming. Favorite character: Karen ” - Drop_Johnson
 
67.
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.)
 
68.
American Dad! (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible. (22 mins.)
 
69.
The 4400 (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed. (43 mins.)
“ Every season finale upped the stakes for the following season. A shame that we didn't get to see the season that the last finale had set up. This was easily the best superpowers show until Misfits came along. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
70.
Frisky Dingo (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult. (11 mins.)
 
71.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
 
72.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey. (15 mins.)
 
73.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
 
74.
Strangers with Candy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A 46-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman. (22 mins.)
 
75.
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.)
 
76.
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.)
 
77.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
 
78.
Psychoville (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," which sends their lives into a downward spiral.
 
79.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
 
80.
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.)
 
81.
Fresh Meat (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university. (50 mins.)
 
82.
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.)
 
83.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. (30 mins.)
 
84.
Reno 911! (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in the city of Reno's police department. (22 mins.)
 
85.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests. (45 mins.)
 
86.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
87.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
88.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape. (50 mins.)
 
89.
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
 
90.
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.)
 
91.
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.)
 
92.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show. (30 mins.)
 
93.
Childrens Hospital (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. (11 mins.)
 
94.
Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
 
95.
FLCL (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening. (151 mins.)
 
96.
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.)
 
97.
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.)
 
98.
The Smoking Room (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British comedy set in the smoking room of a workplace. (30 mins.)
 
99.
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.)
“ Fresh and creepy when it started, then slowly devolved into a parody of itself over the years. Seasons 5 & 6 played like comedies where Michael C. Hall was the only one who knew he was now in a sitcom. Season 6 ended with a cliffhanger that promised to finally make the show interesting again and season 7 is delivering so far. Hopefully they'll end it while it's back on top again. ” - Drop_Johnson
 
100.
The Brak Show (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Former 'Space Ghost' villains Brak and Zorak live their lives in sitcom form. (15 mins.)