My Humble Opinion - The 25 Best TV Shows

A list of what I consider to be the best TV shows out there, past and present. No room for Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Office or The Walking Dead. The former I have yet to see and the others I find over-hyped.
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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, 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.)
“ Entering its last season, fans of Dexter will be sad to see it go. Instantly gripping, the show has been superb from day one. The show introduced us to quite possibly the greatest TV character of all time, a likeable serial killer. Season 1 is enticing, magnetic and quite simply stunning. 1 episode in and you are instantly hooked. The shows reputation took a hit after Season 5, but it came right back in Season 6. Michael C. Hall is quite brilliant throughout, his portrayal of Dexter Morgan is nothing short of genius. ” - BourneaBlue
 
2.
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.)
“ One season in, and House of Cards already looks set to become one the greatest TV shows of all time. The cast and crew have created something special here, and long may it continue. Kevin Spacey is fantastic as Francis Underwood, however you cant take anything away from Robin Wright and Kate Mara who deserve great credit too. ” - BourneaBlue
 
3.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ Addictive, captivating, frustrating, brilliant. All seem like adequate words to describe Six Feet Under. There isn't anything quite like it. Peter Krause is often cited as star of the show, but Michael C. Hall and Lauren Ambrose really make the show what it is. The writing for Six Feet Under was astonishingly brilliant, morbid, yet funny. Alan Ball, Nancy Oliver and Rick Cleveland are responsible for some of the best moments on TV. ” - BourneaBlue
 
4.
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 the BBC has to offer, Sherlock has been a breath of fresh air. Great credit should be given to the creators of this show, they have made Sherlock Holmes cool again. Benedict Cumberbatch is ideal, he is thoroughly brilliant as the eccentric investigator, but Martin Freeman often surpasses his co-star. The writing is great, the acting is brilliant and the series is absorbing. It is British TV as its best. ” - BourneaBlue
 
5.
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.)
“ A year on since the final episode and House is still missed. In an era where Lost and 24 ruled the roost, House made it's mark and surpassed all expectations. Hugh Laurie was truly magnificent as Gregory House, his ability to get a grip on such a complex character was remarkable. It was his show. The show waned a little towards the end, but Seasons 1-6 easily warrant it's high ranking place on this list. ” - BourneaBlue
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Yes Minister (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. (175 mins.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
 
11.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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.)
 
12.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life. (22 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
 
16.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986 TV Series)
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitmore
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
21.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
24.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
25.
Episodes (2011 TV Series)
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British writer-producers Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan), have a wonderful marriage and a hit TV series to their credit... (30 mins.)