Top 25 tv series

I am a tv junkie, and I have watched dozens of shows over the years. Here's my top 25. Note: the top ten are really interchangeable, they are the best tv has to offer (in my opinion)... Some shows that didn't make it, but are still worth your time: Charlie Jade, The Shield and The Wire.
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1.
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.)
“ How bizarre can it get: a show about an emotionally disturbed serial killer that you actually like and root for. The decision to cast Michael C. Hall in the role of Dexter is the best decision ever. His sardonic grin alone gives you chills. ” - imdb-18906
 
2.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
“ Perfectly cast as a drug abusing, alcoholic sex-addict, David Duchovny plays the role of his life as a down-on-his-luck writer who is going through the midlife crisis we all secretly wish for. Excellent writing, especially brilliant dialogues - easily the best ever, in any tv show or movie - and great acting come together in this dark comedy. ” - imdb-18906
 
3.
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.)
“ The story of an average man who gradually becomes a master criminal, this drama has it all: great writing, a dark sense of humor, excellent casting and general awesomeness. ” - imdb-18906
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
“ This show has become such a phenomenon that few words are needed. So here I go... Now in its 23rd season, the show is the longest running sitcom, animated or otherwise, in tv history. Considering its humble origins on the Tracy Ulman show that's no small feat! However, it's been slacking off lately, and I am wondering if they've finally peaked. Gone is the social commentary, Bart's antics are no longer as funny, but Homer, well, he's still Homer. At least one thing we can still count on in these uncertain times. Having said that, it's still a great show and well worth watching, especially the older seasons. ” - imdb-18906
 
6.
Veronica Mars (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. (44 mins.)
“ Cancelled too soon, this show about a precocious high-school student/private detective is funny, exciting and appealing to a wider audience than just the teen crowd. ” - imdb-18906
 
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.)
“ Ahead of its time and turning the cliffhanger into an art form, 24 is always exciting, mostly frantic and generally awesome. It was the first show to use creative editing so effectively and it has been copied but never equalled in numerous series since. ” - imdb-18906
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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.)
 
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.)
“ A gritty look at what an actual crime family might look like. Mobsters are people too, and they have the same problems as other dysfunctional families... The characters are well developed and the writing is consistently excellent. ” - imdb-18906
 
11.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
“ Who would have thought that science nerds would conquer the sitcom world? This show proves definitively that nerds are the future (myself included...) and that science is funny. ” - imdb-18906
 
12.
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.)
“ Funny! This is a great cast that works very well together. Plus, it's the triumphant return of Ed O'Neill to television. Now he has finally thrown off his Al Bundy shackles, and it is a treat! ” - imdb-18906
 
13.
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.)
“ And another one bites the dust far too early... The network is largely to blame here because the first few episodes were aired out of order, causing new viewers to go "what the hey...?" This show is the best scifi to come to tv in a long time. Funny, well-written (well, it IS Joss Whedon after all!) and superbly executed. An absolute must for scifi fans! ” - imdb-18906
 
14.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. (22 mins.)
 
15.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life. (22 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
The Middle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana. (22 mins.)
“ Neill Flynn is a very funny man, and hilarious when he is improvising, which is why I suspect that he got the co-lead in this very funny comedy about a just-barely-not-poor-enough-to-be-white-trash family that is in a constant state of chaos. A neurotic mom, an even more neurotic daughter, an oaf of a teenage son that will drive anyone crazy and a very weird little boy who is disconnected from the world, make Neil Flynn's character the normal one. Even though he's not that much different from The Janitor on Scrubs! Funny, funny, funny! ” - imdb-18906
 
20.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
 
21.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
 
22.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ One of the few crime shows that takes the viewer seriously. ” - imdb-18906
 
25.
Harper's Island (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die. (40 mins.)
“ There are only a few thriller/horror shows on tv these days. Even fewer that are worth watching. This one stood out the past few years. Executed as a 13-episode long slasher/thriller/horror flick, it has great production values, some very nice gore, genuine scares and an ending with a twist that works. It is superior to many recent low-budget horror movies, and well worth your time. ” - imdb-18906
 
26.
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.)