In our busy lives, it’s nearly impossible to watch every TV series ever created instead of wasting your time with another mediocre article we’ll let you know our picks of the 35 greatest TV shows of all time that you should watch before you kick the bucket and do Let us know in the comments you must watch TV series, that is your absolute favorite. Let’s get started
1. Game of Thrones
First up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Game of Thrones is an epic HBO fantasy series based on the books by George R R Martin. It follows powerful families vying for control of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, as they claim the iron throne. Game of thrones ran for eight seasons premiering in 2011 and ending in 2019.
2. Sons of Anarchy
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Sons of Anarchy is an action crime drama created by Kurt Sutter. That was broadcast on the FX network. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club in the fictional town of charming California, sons of anarchy premiered in 2008 for a total of seven seasons ending in 2014.
3. Mad Men
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Mad Men is a period drama on AMC set in the 1960s at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. It follows don draper, a charismatic executive, as he struggles to stay on top as being one of the best admin in the business. Mad men ran for seven seasons from 2007 through 2015.
4. True Detective
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - True Detective is an HBO anthology crime drama with a total of three seasons, but the first season is the only one worthy of being mentioned in this video. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as police detectives in Louisiana and follows their pursuit of a serial killer. The first season of true detective was broadcast in 2014.
5. The Office
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Office is a documentary sitcom on NBC. That was based on the BBC series of the same name created by refugee vase and Stephen mergent. This hilarious show is centered on a group of office workers at the fictional dunder Mifflin paper company in Scranton Pennsylvania. The office was broadcast for nine seasons from 2005 through 2013.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Dexter is a psychological crime thriller on showtime, based on a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay. It follows Dexter Morrigan, a blood-spatter analyst at the Miami police department, who leads a double life as a vigilante serial killer. While Dexter ran for eight seasons from 2006 through 2013, the first four seasons are truly the best of the series.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Chernobyl is a five-part: historical drama, mini-series co-produced by HBO and sky UK that was broadcast in 2019. It covers the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union telling the stories of those that caused the catastrophe and those that responded to it.
8. Line of Duty
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Line of Duty is a British police drama from the BBC that doesn’t get the attention it deserves in the states. It follows members of the controversial anti-corruption unit responsible for investigating possible corruption within the Police Force. Line of Duty is an active series that premiered in 2012, with six seasons that have already been broadcast.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Fargo is an anthology crime drama inspired by the Coen brothers, a film of the same name set in North Dakota and Minnesota. The series on the FX network follows intriguing characters involved with some dubious crime or grizzly murder, Fargo premiered in 2014. Four seasons have already aired, and there’s been no word yet, regarding the fifth season.
10. The Wire
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Wire is an HBO crime drama created by author and former police reporter David Simon set in Baltimore Maryland. This series explores the narcotics scene from the perspective of law enforcement, drug dealers, and its users. The wire was broadcast for five seasons, beginning in 2002 and ending in 2008.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Sherlock is a British crime drama based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It follows Sherlock Holmes, along with the sidekick Dr. John Watson, as they solve crimes in modern-day, London. Four seasons were broadcast from 2010 through 2017.
12. The Shield
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Shield is an action crime drama on the FX network. It follows Vic Mackey and those under his command in an experimental division of the Los Angeles police department, who aren’t afraid of breaking the rules. Seven seasons were broadcast from 2002 ending in 2008.
13. The Twilight Zone
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Twilight Zone is an anthology series created and presented by Rod Serling which aired on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964, covering several genres, including science-fiction fantasy, and the supernatural. Each episode often featured an unexpected twist with a surprise ending. There have been many iterations of this show over the years, but the original is still the best.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Succession is a dark comedy-drama on HBO in its third season that first premiered in 2018. It follows the Roy family, who are the dysfunctional owners of the global entertainment and media conglomerate fighting for control of the company amid the uncertain health of their patriarch Logan Roy.
15. Breaking Bad
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Breaking Bad is a crime drama thriller on AMC created by Vince Gilligan based in Albuquerque New Mexico, it follows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, who turns to a life of crime of producing and distributing crystal meth to secure his family’s financial future Before he dies. Five seasons were broadcast from 2008 through 2013.
16. The Crown
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Crown is a historical drama on Netflix created by Peter Morgan. It chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times premiering in 2016. Four seasons of the crown are available on Netflix right now and have been renewed for an additional two seasons with season six closing out the series by staying in jolly old England.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Broadchurch is a British crime drama broadcast on ITV. It follows two police detectives in a fictional town investigating a major crime in each of its three seasons. Broadchurch originally aired in 2013, ending its trilogy in 2017, ushering in the current golden age of TV.
18. The Sopranos
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Sopranos is an HBO crime drama created by David Chase. It follows New Jersey-based Italian American mobster, Tony Soprano, as he deals with professional and personal issues that lead him to seek psychiatric counseling, the sopranos premiered, the first of its six seasons in 1999, ending in 2007.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time – M.A.S.H is a war comedy-drama on CBS developed by Larry Gilbert. That was adapted as a spin-off to the film of the same name set in the early 1950s. It follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed in South Korea during the Korean War. MASH was broadcast for 11 seasons from 1972 to 1983. Its series finale is still the most-watched scripted episode of any TV show, with more than 100 million viewers.
20. The Americans
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Americans is a period spy drama on the FX network set during the cold war in the 1980s. It follows Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, who are Russian spies living as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington DC six seasons were broadcast from 2013 to 2018.
21. Boardwalk Empire
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Boardwalk Empire is a period crime drama on HBO set in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It follows politician and gangster Nucky Thompson during the prohibition era of the 1920s, boardwalk empire was broadcast from 2010 to 2014 for a total of five seasons.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Luther is a BBC-produced psychological crime, drama, written and created by Neil cross. It follows Luther who’s, an impulsive and destructive detective, as he hunts down dangerous criminals. Premiering in 2010, five seasons have already been broadcast with the most recent being released in 2019.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Hannibal is a psychological crime, thriller on NBC, developed by Brian Fuller and based on the books. By Thomas Harris, this series explores the relationship of the lovable, Dr. Hannibal and FBI investigator Will Graham. Three seasons were broadcast from 2013 through 2015.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - 24. This groundbreaking series on the Fox network used a real-time method of narration. Following counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer, as he attempts to protect America from terrorist plots, the first eight seasons of 24 was broadcasted from 2001 to 2010. With the revival season called 24 live another day in 2014.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Deadwood is an HBO western period drama created by David Milch set in the late 1800s and based on real-life characters. It follows the inhabitants of a settlement in South Dakota, full of corruption and criminal activity. Deadwood ran for three seasons from 2004 through 2006.
26. The Mandalorian
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Mandalorian is an action-adventure space, western on Disney plus created by john Favreau. It follows a lone bounty hunter who goes on the run after being hired to retrieve the child, sometimes referred to as baby Yoda. Two seasons of the Mandalorian are available now for the third season expected sometime in 2022.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Seinfeld is a sitcom on NBC, created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. It follows a fictionalized version of jerry, focusing on his personal life with his neurotic friends for nine seasons. In total, Seinfeld was broadcast from 1989 through 1998.
28. Band of Brothers
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Band of Brothers is a 10-part war drama mini-series, based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Ambrose and created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks broadcast on HBO in 2001. It dramatizes the story of easy company, a parachute infantry regiment of the 101st airborne division during World War II.
29. The Pacific
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - The Pacific is an often overlooked companion series to the band of brothers, that’s worth watching released in 2010 on HBO. This 10-part mini-series follows three US marines, who were in different regiments of the first marine division in the pacific theater of operations during World War 2.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Narcos is a Netflix original biographical crime drama that follows the exploits of a drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, the Cali cartel, and their interactions with the drug enforcement agency with three seasons in total. The first premiered in 2015, with the third being released in 2017.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Lost, is a science fiction, mystery series on ABC created by Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof. The story follows survivors of oceanic flight 815 that crash-landed on a mysterious island that possesses shocking secrets. Six seasons of loss were broadcast from 2004 through 2010.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Oz created by Tom Fontana is a crime drama that follows inmates and correctional officers in a prison facility. Some could argue that it was oz, not the sopranos, that brought us into this current golden age of TV predating that other shows by a couple of years offset the tone for writing production values. That’s been copied multiple times ever since oz ran for the sixth season from 1997 through 2003.
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Justified is a crime drama on the FX network that was based on the stories of Elmore Leonard. It follows Marshall with his brand of justice. Enforcing the law in his hometown of Kentucky, justified was broadcast for six seasons from 2010 to 2015.
34. Better Call Saul
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Better Call Saul is a spin-off prequel to breaking bad, which we mentioned earlier also appearing on AMC. It follows Jimmy McGill as he becomes greedy criminal defense attorney Saul Goodman. Five seasons are available to watch right now with a sixth and final season coming in 2022.
35. The Leftovers
Another highly overlooked series is the supernatural mystery drama on HBO The Leftovers created by Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof one of the creators of lost. It follows survivors left behind when two percent of the world’s population disappears without a trace. Three seasons of the leftovers were broadcast from 2014 to 2017.
36. Peaky Blinders
Next up in our list of Best TV Shows of All Time - Peaky Blinders is a BBC-produced historical crime drama created by Steven knight set after world war one in England. It follows the exploits of the peaky blinders gang led by their ambitious boss Tommy Shelby, premiering in 2013 Five seasons have already been broadcast. The sixth and final season is expected in 2022.
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