The 20 best television shows of all time

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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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatchers era Britain. (50 mins.)
 
4.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show. (30 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests. (45 mins.)
 
10.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
 
11.
Green Acres (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville. (30 mins.)
 
12.
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast-food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in a pineapple under the sea. (23 mins.)
 
13.
Borgen (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister. (58 mins.)
 
14.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The High Chaparral (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to... (60 mins.)
 
16.
Police Squad! (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (24 mins.)
 
17.
Glenroe (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A weekly drama serial telling the lives of the people who live in the Wicklow village of Glenroe. The series, which started in 1983, quickly shot to the top of the Irish TV charts, and remained there until the show ended in 2001.
Director: John Lynch
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
 
20.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
21.
The Old Grey Whistle Test (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.
 
22.
Our Friends in the North (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker... (623 mins.)
 
23.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
24.
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks." (15 mins.)
 
25.
The Forsyte Saga (1967 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England... (50 mins.)