My Personal Favorite TV Shows

by Dvir971 | created - 12 Mar 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

My favorite TV Shows of all times, in order.

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1. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,633,314

The greatest story ever told, A show that only HBO can make. Fascinating episode after episode and never stops surprising. Not a single dull moment, this show has you glued to the screen at every given moment. I've never been that invested in a show or a movie before or since, the experience and story of the show stays with you and keeps you interested on a day to day basis, not only in those glorious 10 hours you watch a year. An absolute masterpiece, must see.

2. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 84,082

The inception of HBO's dramas. And one of the very best. Devoured this show like crazy, just couldn't stop watching. Once you get in the mindset of the show, know the characters and how things work in the Oswald Penitentry, there's nothing more entertaining to watch, no matter how brutal it is. Got to give some credit to the show that started television as we know it, too.

3. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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

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: 1,303,869

A perfect crime story. Balanced between slow-burner episodes and intense episodes just in the right amount, and keeps you interested through the entire thing. It constantly gets better from season to season, then it reaches the fifth season which might be the best season in television's history. Cranston brings my favorite performance on TV ever, and the writing is top notch. A masterpiece drama.

4. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 614,621

One of the greatest TV show ever, and specially the first 4 seasons.

5. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 268,646

Classic HBO. The elite of screenwriters and directors.

6. Hannibal (2013–2015)

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

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.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 210,293

Three seasons of quality television. Most shows and movies just have you sit there and watch them, with outstanding moments every now and then, but in Hannibal you are literally in the edge of your seat every single moment of every single episode. So sad it got cancelled, I hope it will find a new home soon.

7. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 164,263

Piece of art. The Sopranos' heir as the elite of screenwriters and directors.

8. The Leftovers (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 69,815

Damon Lindelof brings us a unique modern classic, drama at its purest form. Great premise and a fascinating story with great characters. Add some intriguing fantasy elements just in the right amount- and there's another HBO masterpiece. Great writing, and an exceptional score. Very, very underrated.

9. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 114,022

Pure drama, very interesting and deep

10. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 373,316

It was only a matter of time until Nolan comes to HBO, and as expected the result is at the highest level possible. The most promising show iv'e seen in years, with a whole world to be invested in and so many possibilities and theories. The first season was fantastic, and i'm sure it will only get better.

11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 90,262

Larry David is a genius, after Seinfeld he did another hilarious and brilliant show. Oh, and of course HBO...

12. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 235,980

The best comedy series ever made, brilliant and hilarious.

13. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 743,165

Brilliant.

14. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 98,657

A complete series written by Aaron Sorkin- too good to be true. One of the best written shows on TV.

15. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 222,379

Fantasy series set in the real world with everything you can ask. Really fun and interesting, severely underrated.

16. In Treatment (2008–2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Drama

A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes, Blair Underwood

Votes: 14,676

Never thought a show about psychiatrist sessions can be so interesting, but believe me, it's better than you think. The writing team and the leading actors (and especially Byrne) keeps you invested in the characters and just wanting to listen to more. Offers a lot of great story lines, definitely one of the finest shows I've ever seen.

17. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 154,156

One of the most fun TV shows on the history of television. So entertaining... HBO

18. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 259,004

Classic HBO. Realistic and fascinating. It is a little overrated though.

19. True Detective (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 464,174

Over-hyped but still very good. Exceptional writing. First season is a masterpiece and landmark in the history of television. Season 2 is pretty damn good as well.

20. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)

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

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström

Votes: 304,236

Love the style of this show, never seen anything like it. Explores society and the human mind in a fantastic way, with a brilliant performance by Rami Malek.

21. Homeland (2011–2020)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 287,325

A great spying TV show, very nice.

22. House of Cards (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 444,041

Pure quality Drama, but a little bit too political for me.

23. Banshee (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 79,332

A great combination of Action and Drama. Best Action sequences Iv'e ever seen on TV.

24. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 291,278

Another over hyped one, but also very good. Season 1 was amazing, season 2 fantastic as well.

25. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 376,690

26. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 267,707

Fantastic spin off with beloved characters. Something tells me we are due for many surprises in the future...

27. Ray Donovan (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall

Votes: 72,422

Great acting and story

28. Billions (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, David Costabile

Votes: 60,445

29. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-CIA agent 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.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 156,384

Jonathan Nolan, the brilliant writer of some of the best movies ever made, went to TV and created this great show.

30. The Affair (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Julia Goldani Telles

Votes: 37,230

There's something... deep about this show. It's just very good, I love it.

31. Narcos (2015–2017)

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

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 316,254

Mayhem from the get go. Incredible thriller that doesn't give you a moment to breath.

32. Vinyl (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Music

A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.

Stars: Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor, P.J. Byrne, Max Casella

Votes: 20,332

Shame it got cancelled. Had Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese written all over it, with their unique wild style. Canavalle in an inspiring performance, and a lot of fun.

33. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 468,269

Mysterious from start to finish. Only got better since the Sci-Fi stuff began.

34. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 261,592

35. Silicon Valley (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 114,177

High quality comedy like only HBO can make. Very fun to watch.

36. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 146,083

A great production, very interesting and visually beautiful

37. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 161,471

38. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

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.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 189,674

39. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 72,491

40. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

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: 390,339

41. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 111,719

One of the best comic book adaptions ever

42. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 366,654

A must see in the fantasy genre

43. Quarry (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can't refuse - to work for him as a hitman.

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 10,515

44. The Walking Dead (2010– )

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

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, Danai Gurira

Votes: 814,351

Great action and plot, very fun to watch

45. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 40,337

46. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance