My top TV shows

My personal favourite TV shows.

The first 10 on the list are my top 10 of all time in order. The rest are just other shows I like in no particular order.

An obvious absence is The Sopranos, reason being I've only watched the first season so far and couldn't get into it properly. I plan on revisiting it in the future and giving it a straight run through, so I'm sure it will be included eventually.

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1.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ Simply the greatest TV series ever. ” - El_Beastador
 
2.
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, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (57 mins.)
“ A very close second greatest ever TV series and that's after only one season! ” - El_Beastador
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command. (47 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
“ A masterpiece on the small screen. ” - El_Beastador
 
6.
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.)
“ Amazing. Probably the most visually stunning and addictive show I've ever seen. ” - El_Beastador
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
“ Took a second viewing to get into it but simply brilliant. ” - El_Beastador
 
9.
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.)
“ The greatest Sci-Fi series ever. ” - El_Beastador
 
10.
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.)
“ Love it. ” - El_Beastador
 
11.
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.)
“ Still not a fan of the final season but everything else is brilliant. ” - El_Beastador
 
12.
Hell on Wheels (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife... (42 mins.)
“ Best new TV show. ” - El_Beastador
 
13.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 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 U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
“ A contender for greatest on screen war adaptation. ” - El_Beastador
 
15.
Strike Back (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe. (45 mins.)
 
16.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
 
17.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines. (530 mins.)
 
19.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
“ Simply the cleverest and funniest show ever. ” - El_Beastador
 
21.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Mad Dogs (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Belize to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Top Boy (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane ('Ashley Walters') and his friend... (60 mins.)
“ Gritty, realistic UK drama. ” - El_Beastador
 
25.
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.)
“ Good, but way over-hyped. ” - El_Beastador
 
26.
Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery. (43 mins.)
 
27.
SGU Stargate Universe (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth. (43 mins.)
“ Personally, I thought this was the best of the franchise and had so much potential. One of the greatest shows to get cancelled. ” - El_Beastador
 
28.
Flashforward (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future. (42 mins.)
“ Another great cancelled show. ” - El_Beastador
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
American Dad! (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible. (22 mins.)
 
31.
The Ultimate Fighter (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sixteen top mixed martial arts fighters compete for a UFC contract. (60 mins.)
“ The only reality show I watch. ” - El_Beastador
 
32.
Braquo (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Four police officers of the SDPJ Hauts-de-Seine, Eddie Caplan, Walter Morlighem, Theo Wachevski and... (52 mins.)
 
33.
Jericho (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive. (45 mins.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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.)
 
36.
Terriers (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. (45 mins.)
 
37.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
 
38.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor and his/her companions. (45 mins.)
 
39.
The Shadow Line (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss... (60 mins.)
 
40.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
The Following (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. (43 mins.)
 
43.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
 
44.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)