Top 15 TV Shows

by ironhider | created - 13 Jan 2013 | updated - 13 Jan 2013 | Public

This list is purely my opinion in the best TV shows ever made. NO SPECIFIC ORDER except that the first 3 are my absolute favorites.

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,054,736

Fantastic TV show with so much twists and plots you would never expect. Bryan Cranston in the lead role is just spectacular!

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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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.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 726,758

Truly great TV show with great characters and story. In a world over-run by zombies it's always fun to see how people cope.

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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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.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 76,511

Space exploration, Captain Picard, Data, Worf, Riker, Geordi...need I say more?

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 304,589

No need to comment on this.

5. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 36,202

Hilarious TV show on two crooks who try to get rich in every episode. Must watch.

6. The Black Adder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

8.1
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 29,772

Most people have not watched this. If you didn't, and want to laugh your ass off, watch it.

7. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 128,772

Most people laugh at me for watching this. Before watching I thought this TV show was about girls worrying about their nails. But it's not. This show has surprised me so much it's crazy. Great character development and story. This show can scare you, make you laugh, make you worry about the characters.

8. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 400,275

This show has such great characters and story it will make you want to watch an entire season in just a day. Though season 4 was a mess in my opinion, I thought this show was fantastic.

9. Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989–1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Kyle Hebert, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat

Votes: 50,287

So much memories, so much crying, so much nostalgia. One of my absolute favorites. I remember asking my mom where can I train on x10 gravity, crying when Vegeta sacraficed himself, and raising my hands in the air when Goku needed power to defeat Buu. Made my childhood and I still love it.

10. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 104,053

A hilarious and crazy family with Bryan Cranston. In this show, you see the story of a middle class family with a lot of messed up kids and parents. This was probably the funniest show I have ever watched. Must watch.

11. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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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.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 344,877

Dr. House's sarcasm...need I say more?

12. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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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.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 590,258

Ahh Sheldon is always funny. And I love the Star Trek references. This show can be hilarious at times with many references to movies and other TV shows. Like the episode where they found the one ring.

13. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 214,049

This show was great when Jake was still a kid. And Charlie Sheen is a great actor in my opinion. But this show kinda died.

14. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 199,547

A classic comedy, one of the funniest TV shows ever made with Seinfield, Constanza, Kramer, etc. Displaying the life of regular people and their every day problems which are so irrelevant and stupid but so funny and make you want to stay for more. Truly hilarious.

15. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 64,410

They just don't make TV shows like this anymore.