Top 30 Greatest TV Shows

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1.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ Minus the fourth season ” - nilson carroll
 
2.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ Well crafted and pristine. A maximist's tv show with '60s sheen. ” - nilson carroll
 
3.
FLCL (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening. (151 mins.)
“ what, anime...?@! Probably the perfect tv show, and it's only six episodes. ” - nilson carroll
 
4.
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.)
“ Possibly the most well-loved tv show of all time. One of the shows that people bring up when they say that tv "got good in the 2000s." ” - nilson carroll
 
5.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
“ Lower-middle class sitcom that ends up turning into this weird, new agey surrealist thing by the final season. John Goodman deserves a lifetime achievement award! ” - nilson carroll
 
6.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. (24 mins.)
“ More anime????

Evangelion is one of the most mature shows ever made, up there with the Twilight Zone. Most people complain about the protagonist being a whiny little kid, or that the show is too pretentious or something, but it really is an exercise in New Wave science fiction and it's great. ” - nilson carroll
 
7.
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.)
“ Classic tv show. Season 3 is my favorite. ” - nilson carroll
 
8.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
“ The coolest sitcom. Bill Cosby is such a cool dude and his life philosophies are spot on. ” - nilson carroll
 
9.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
“ The creators of this show really hit it out of the park. Such a joy to watch, so moving, so hilarious. ” - nilson carroll
 
10.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
“ I wish Louis CK was my dad. ” - nilson carroll
 
11.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
“ One of the best collections of science fiction stories, put on tv for your entertainment. Some of these episodes are real gold. ” - nilson carroll
 
12.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ I read one time that Seinfeld was supposed to have an episode where Jerry buys a handgun but they stopped filming because it "went too far" HAHAHAHA ” - nilson carroll
 
13.
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.)
“ The tone of this show is so elusive and mysterious...it still amazes me that this show got as popular as it did when it was on. But thank god. ” - nilson carroll
 
14.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
“ King of the Hill is perfect at what it does. Don't date someone who doesn't like this show. ” - nilson carroll
 
15.
Mission Hill (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city. (30 mins.)
Director: Christian Roman
“ Show about college aged kids in the city. "Stories of Hope and Forgiveness (or Day of the Jackass)" is one of the best episodes of tv in general. ” - nilson carroll
 
16.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. (30 mins.)
“ What a trip...! ” - nilson carroll
 
17.
Home Movies (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships. (30 mins.)
“ Squiggly little cartoon about being a kid. Very charming and sometimes too real. ” - nilson carroll
 
18.
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.)
“ South Park episodes are hit or miss, but when they get it right, it's so funny and so over the top that you'd have to be a real jerk to not like it. I like the Christmas one where they meet Charles Manson < 3 ” - nilson carroll
 
19.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ I prefer this over the American Office, though that show's pretty good, too. Parks and Recreation has a really charming cast. ” - nilson carroll
 
20.
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.)
“ Very impressive tv show, though I feel like it's gotten out of hand in the later seasons. The creators clearly put so much work into it. ” - nilson carroll
 
21.
Bob's Burgers (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant. (22 mins.)
“ Nobody ever likes this show at first, but when they finish their first episode, they just sit there and watch every season. I'm not sure why it's so controversial, but it's very solid. ” - nilson carroll
 
22.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job... (30 mins.)
“ Another squiggly cartoon. Jon Benjamin's character is so great and reaffirms everything. ” - nilson carroll
 
23.
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.)
“ Like the Walking Dead, you can just tell they put so much work into making the show as great as possible. Very entertaining. ” - nilson carroll
 
24.
12 oz. Mouse (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In this crudely animated series, a mouse performs odd jobs so he can buy more beer. (15 mins.)
“ Surreal and minimal, this show rarely gets laughs, but it utilizes plot well and then strangles it. ” - nilson carroll
 
25.
Boy Meets World (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school. (23 mins.)
“ The ultimate millennial show for kids and teens. Good morals. ” - nilson carroll
 
26.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name. (30 mins.)
“ What should be the ultimate millennial show for kids and teens. Kids who like this show probably have good taste. ” - nilson carroll
 
27.
Adventure Time (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A human boy named Finn and adoptive brother and best friend Jake the Dog, protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes. (11 mins.)
“ Nutty cartoon basically about video games and being goofy. Good natured, and some episodes are very mature. ” - nilson carroll
 
28.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three daughters. (22 mins.)
“ Most inane, innocuous, goofily crafted show of all time. ” - nilson carroll
 
29.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
“ Morbid, disturbing, picture of America. Sort of like the Jetsons, but much more mature. ” - nilson carroll
 
30.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. (30 mins.)
“ It was either this or Modern Family, and I chose this... ” - nilson carroll