Top 10 Best TV Shows

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1The SimpsonsThe Simpsons is a cartoon that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2016. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.

In my generation, this was the Beatles of television.

The old simpsons were the best ever. Don't judge it by the new episodes. Watch all of seasons 5-10 and you will agree.

Even those without accounts are right, The Simpsons wasn't really appropriate for families, it's a teenage show only for teenagers and adults, it's humor is dirty, but South Park takes the cake as the most inappropriate show of all time, People need to stop focusing on inappropriate shows, they probably just do it for the money. - nelsonerico

I absolutly love it but I have to agree the older ones were better. I especially like the treehouse horror Halloween specials that they do

Even though the show isn't that good anymore the old Simpsons was comedy gold

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2Breaking Bad

No.13. Are you kidding me. It deserves the top spot and way ahead of all these other shows (except Friends). It is the best show on television apart from The Wire. Please vote for this to get to the top.

Breaking Bad has everything you could possibly want in a show plus more. Every second of this masterpiece is absolutely brilliant. There's not a single bad performance by anyone. Breaking Bad has the greatest assemblage of characters I've ever seen, everyone is incredibly fascinating. Walter White is one of the finest and most complex characters ever created. The soundtrack must be mentioned as well, as Dave Porters score is mesmerizing and the great songs throughout the series are perfectly placed. I'm definitely going to watch it all over again. Breaking Bad is my religion! - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

It was actually awesome, it won't disturb you, and it had the best acting as a matter of fact for a non sitcom show, it was the best show ever made and now the best show around is Doctor Who. - nelsonerica

Wow, that piece of garbage by the name of "Family Guy" is higher than this?

This show really knows how to write characters and a twisty plot. This show... Geez if I described in detail why it's so great, I'd write a bloody novel! Oh PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch this. Family Guy was never good to begin with. Seth MacFarlane just references stuff and expects you to laugh because somehow, if you reference something, it's automatically funny. Har har har. Gilligan on the other hand is an intelligent individual who incorporates moral themes and realistic character traits into his show. Also, Breaking Bad is UNPREDICTABLE. If you like The Walking Dead, The X-Files, or ANY crime drama, this show is for you. Even if you don't - this show might make crime dramas your obsession. PLEASE do yourself a favor and give it a watch. And if you still like the racist, sexist, unoriginal Simpsons rip-off that is Family Guy better, please get cultured.

This show is more than the ending, worth watching

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3Family GuyFamily Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

Anyone who likes this show knows nothing about comedy. One of the key elements of being funny is surprise, and this show isn't surprising at all, they use the same jokes over and over again, and rely so much on shock value and stupid cutaways to the point to where its not even surprising anymore. The older episodes were okay I guess, but the newer episodes are some of the worst pieces of animation ever put on air.

I used to like Family Guy. Now I get annoyed who there is some stupid unfunny drama plot. - spodermanfan1000

Kinda lazy and boring compared to the old Simpsons and especially Breaking Bad, but back then it was a decent show, except for it's adult humor it originally has.

Family guy is funny if mostly because of the random humor. I think the reason many people don't appreciate it is for this reason, and some people prefer more structured humor and storylines (e.G. south park) but family guy just kicks.

Peaked at season 4. Since then it's been going downhill

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4The Walking Dead

What makes "The Walking Dead, " so unique is the fact that it isn't some cliche show where you can guess exactly what happens. You'll watch your favorite characters die, and weaker characters fail repeatedly. Of course there are zombies walking around looking for flesh, but that's simply a chore each of the characters must face now. "The Walking Dead, " exposes humanities imperfections in such a way that makes you feel for the characters so much more.

AMC created a master piece. The episodes totally hook you and once you watch it there is no going back. Second Season Oct.11 can't wait for it to come. - PePsMeX

It's not always hooking, it's scary and disturbing, it isn't as bad as Supernatural, but it can still disturb you and possibly scar you for life, but it deserves to be here since it's so iconic.

The walking dead is an amazing show, it has great characters with lot of depth and does well at keeping you watching the show with suspense, thrills, and anticipation of what happens next. Truly a great show

Excellent! This show makes ordinary humans much more scarier than any horror movie (and I don't mean the zombies). The walkers are just the background to the primary characters' relationships. Sure, there is plenty of gore (more entertaining for the effects than anything), but it is the awful events that occur as a result of the survivor conflicts which is truly terrifying.

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5Friends

Friends totally rocks! It's been years since it ended, but it's magic is still captures your heart!

Friends is like the best T.V. show ever no one can compete with friends...
Have seen each and every episode of friends like 5 times...

The greatest sitcom of all time, has surpassed Seinfeld in everything. Possibly the greatest T.V. Show of all time. Its impact on culture is immense, it really broke the mold in what sitcoms were.

The person who replied most of those comments is 15 and I'm 20 and I know about what shows are appropriate to watch and their content, some of the stuff on this show was inappropriate, they mentioned things like sex and pregnancy, which is immature even at my age, Friends wasn't a family show, it was a teen & adult show, but it was still the best, as based on the reviews. - nelsonerico

Friends rocks

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6SpongeBob SquarePants

Wait, this should be in the top 5. What is Queer as Folk? This should possibly be the top T.V. show. He is a fun yellow sponge with a pink starfish best friend. - thowil

STUPIDEST SHOW?! It's obvious you've only watched the new episodes. - Goatworlds

Haha how could you now love him? His is a fun yellow sponge with a stupid pink starfish friend! I love him! And he should be in the top ten or twenty

My number 1 cartoon show. I've seen every episode from season 1-8

The new episodes are nowhere near as good as the old ones since the movie, Nickelodeon is running out of ideas.

This is the best. It's great for all ages, with some adult humor in it.

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7Game of Thrones

GOT is the best show ever... How come it is placed so low on the list :(
My top 5 T.V. shows would be:
1. Game of Thrones
2. How I met Your Mother
3. Breaking Bad
4. Friends
5. The Wire - abhisheksrivastava

A magnificent and spellbinding show that is always intriguing. The atmosphere and tension it manages to create throughout each episode is superb. Fascinating characters, epic music, gorgeous cinematography, stunning action. great story and character developments... yeah, basically everything about Game of Thrones is excellent. Once all seasons are out I'm gonna watch it all over again, 'cause its that amazing and I love this show so much. Along with Breaking Bad, this is at the top of the best shows to come out in a long time. Masterpiece!

I was looking for something to watch and seen Game of thrones was ranked 59th. Not sure if this site is even worth looking at anymore...

This one is just the best.

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8Seinfeld

No other show can hold a candle to Seinfeld - haineroid

Jerry seinfeld is the best comedian ever and made the best show ever. - metfan001

Everyone knows George and Kramer are the best characters in T.V. History! And how did Friends get more votes than this?

Should be in the top 3! How is it possible that a stupid show like " Friends " is ranked higher than this show? The best jokes and funny situations were on this show and certainly not in " Friends ". At least they didn't ranked it lower than the " Big bang theory ". That would be really ridiculous.

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9South Park

It's all about the scripts. Just like The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The animation is sub par and who cares? These guys can stay on top of current events and paste one of these episodes together in 2 weeks if they need to do so. The one theme that seems to resonate with this team of writers is the cult of personality. Those writers love to be mean to celebs. They stay fresh because their ideas come from current events. - mgenet

It's not about the kids, it's about the audience overall. Who cares if it's inappropriate for kids, why do you care so much? It's supposed to be for mature audiences only. - MontyPython

There is no way that friends and family guy top this south park is a masterpiece! - Chris-1

I love a lot of these shows but South Park has to be the best no comparison - OneWayStreet

One of the few shows that remains relevant through the years

I'm 12 and I love it

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10The Big Bang Theory

This show is hilarious. Enough said. The only reason that more people don't like the show is because they aren't smart enough to understand the jokes.

The only reason people would say that the only reason people don't like the shows because I don't understand the jokes is because they're morons - ColtIsGod

really funny especially sheldon and raj - blind_bikerz

What's the big bang theory doing at number 13? I don't understand how people have such poor judgement. This show deserves top marks. Maybe, after another ice-age, an intelligent species will evolve which will have enough brains to get the jokes in the show...

I don't know what people have against this show, its absolutely hilarious and much better than shows like friends that are just awkward. People complain about laugh tracks but I'm laughing so much I don't even care - YOUnique253

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11The X-Files

X-Files rocked! The only reason I would come home to watch TV was this show. The biggest let down when it ended. Loved the movie and still waiting for another one. - wally24

This is the best show ever on television. I have watched all but one episode ( I still have not figured out which one ) but the way they mix mystery, sic-fi, fantasy, drama and satire is fantastic. I've never seen a show pull it off as well...

It is the best show I have ever seen you just can't miss it I hope my comment will help you realize how great this show is I have no words to explain it is so good

Beer, snacks and X-Files! - Paulvie

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12Lost

I absolutley LOVE LOST! It's so exciting and it always keeps you at the edge of your seat! This should be like at least number 5 on the list. It's a classic and all genres are on the show, they have it all, action, drama, adventure, romance, comedy, humor, mystery, and sometimes a bit of horror but not the real haunting horror, just mild. It's perfect for family veiwing or with your friends or even just alone. My favorites are Jack and Kate. I hate Sawyer, stupid hobo- monkey! Watch it, it's honestly mind squeezing, it makes you think hard to find a theory. It's also truly for smart people too! All lost fans are smart, that's why they understand it and love it! You will to!

AMAZING SHOW, PURE EPICNESS FROM START TO END. JUST AMAZING

Lost was absolutely the best! It should be number one. It just kept you guessing at every turn and you really had to think about what you were watching at times or you would get LOST

I did not have much of an imagination before I watched LOST.

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13The Office (US)

It's just the best show ever. Best characters, best jokes, best lines, best plots. It's simply just that everything about it is awesome and fantastic. It's clearly the best and I don't know how it only has 1% of the votes here. Watch it people! It's amazing! Most people underestimate it because you have to be a true fan to really fully enjoy it, because you have to know the backstories, but if one were to pick it up late on the bandwagon, then watch every episode from season 1 to 9, they'd love it. Unless you don't like the humor entirely, it's just the best T.V. show ever.

The Office is the only show I've watched all nine seasons twice. I've laughed, I've cried, and I miss it. Each character is so unique and perfected. The actors couldn't have been picked better. I even loved the show after Steve left. If you haven't watched it beginning to end, get a Netflix account right now, start the show, and don't stop until you've reached the end.

This is all I need to say: AWESOME! Just kidding I'm gonna say a lot more than that. First of all who doesn't love a boss who's an idiot, coworkers that are clueless and love to make fun of each other, who wouldn't love a show that makes you feel good about ourself and makes you laugh all the time!

I am quite surprised this isn't higher up.

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14How I Met Your Mother

That's one of the best T.V. show I had ever seen. Barney Stinson is my favourite character

The best T.V. show ever! Never seen such a good show that can make you laugh out loud!

The best group dynamic ever and hilarious beats friends hands down

Worst last season

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15Supernatural

Best show EVER! Great Story lines, amazing acting, superb character chemistry. The show had me hooked from the first episode.

The Awesomest Show Ever!
The Story Line is Epic and it got me wrapped like hell

No, no supernatural is the best show ever.
Comedy, botherly love good, evil come on.

I love both jared and jensen

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16Doctor Who

Doctor Who is so big, you couldn't fit the universe inside! This ensures that Doctor Who remains one of the greatest television shows of all time and it still grows to this day! Who of most British Actors hasn't been in Doctor Who over its wonderful 50 years! Every episode is a new adventure, and yet everything somehow links together in the end! If you don't believe me, watch all 800 episodes, read all 2,000 novels, listen to all 1,500 audio stories, examine all 10,000 comic stories and most of all, be a part of the biggest television fan base on the planet! You may change your mind...

As a kid in the 70's this was my favourite show on T.V.. And now with the revival series starting in 2005, this is the best Sci-Fi on T.V. at the moment. The story is so complex and weaved only people who have watched all 5 seasons will understand this comment. Watching one episode will get you nowhere. The Doctor Rocks!

Even better when watched with the spin-off series Torchwood.

The longest running science fiction show of all time, a show that constantly reinvents itself, a show where the main character has been played fantastically by 11 brilliant actors, a show with some of the best sci fi plots ever written, a show that still feels new and fresh today even though it's been around for almost half a century! Why on earth is this not in the top 10?! - chrisgreen

Too many people who have seen only one episode and not liked it. I can say it's better than breaking bad

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17Dexter

It will surely teach you between the good and the bad. Awesome T.V. series. Changed the way I thought about life. It should be on number 1.

32? This should be number 1 and no way is American idol better than dexter. That is really stupid

Hey this one should be on top because the way they mix action drama horror every thing its just great I love this show Michael c. Hall did great justice with his role

It was able to put together 7 solid seasons (I mean season 8 obviously had its problems, but still) This is the only show (other than Breaking Bad) where I couldn't wait to watch the next episode from start to finish. - ChickenKing

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18Sherlock (U.K.)

Sherlock is the best ever! No other show even comes close, save Doctor Who way in the distance. It can and will take over your life - all in under ten episodes. That takes serious skill. I love the action, the subtle humour, the plot, and the actors. Sherlock is such a fascinating, complex character who is hilarious and terrifying at the same time. Watson is not to be overlooked though; he's so normal and human compared to "our favourite psychopath" that the two make a hilarious duo.

The only downside? There are three seasons, three episodes per season, and about two years for the production of each series. I suppose that's what we have to go through to get good television. Oh, and the Reichenbach Fall will break your heart. It did mine.

Anyone who says South Park, Family Guy, or the Simpsons tops Sherlock has clearly never seen true entertainment.

This is a true modern epic. Terrific storyline, superb performances and repackaging of the quintessential detective that easily outclasses the big budget Hollywood franchise. Deserves to be much much higher

An epic adaption of the classic stories. Once you watch the series and read the stories, the skill with which the writers weave events from each together, and how they differ, is simply breathtaking. Perfect casting, incredible actors, wonderful story line, gut-wrenching plot twists and turns, and the most amazing characters I've ever seen. It's a fantastic twist on the classic, often overused Holmes in his deerstalker cap with his smoking pipe and a show for everyone who has the brains to fully understand and appreciate it. Far better than the crude humour and cheap laughs that are the Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants and other shows suitable for those with the intelligence quotient of an eight-year-old.

My 2nd favorite show ever, Doctor Who first! Such a well done show, can't wait til Season 4!

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19That '70s Show

My All time favorite sitcom. This is one of the most underestimated tv shows around. Seasons 1-4 were the best. The cast made this series more than the decade did. I really loved this show. It was endearing, cutting edge, heartbreaking, crude and FUNNY all at the same time. Well rounded, ensemble cast, but in my opinion Topher Grace was the backbone of the seies. - danalana

You can tell a lot of heart and effort was put into the production of this show. It's a show you can watch at anytime, in any state of mind. I remember it being a popular show back in the mid 00's but not many people tend to recognize its greatness today.
The show definitely declined after Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace left, but to me this doesn't detract from the overall quality of the 8-season run.

Deffinatly one of the most underrated sitcoms and tv shows of all time. Not just funny, but it also takes a truely great idea and writing in order to take a cast with only a couple experienced actors, and turn them all into popular icons, and actors, as well as turning the show into a show loved by mostly everyone whos ever watched it.

This should go on number one. blah blah blah. you think I should not now this show cause I am colton. ( remember, I am 8.)

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20House

The most well written show and character that I have ever seen on television! It also peeked my interest on a constant basis. The fact he is a genius among doctors means this guy is super smart. Of course the show touts him as the best diagnostician in the world, figuring out medical issues that even the best specialist can not remedy. His quips and sarcastic persona are extremely entertaining. Someone mentioned "House" was the best character ever on television. He is one of my favorites but that distinction belongs to "Archie Bunker"!

He's a terrible influence, but he's awesome. I didn't even know Laurie was British until I saw an interview on the news! Great acting by all the peeps. I feel kind of bad for Wilson, because he has to basically be House's dad or brother and monitor his actions.

Sherlock Holmes (House) reworked and expanded wonderfully. A bit of irony getting a Brit to play an American. Gotta love it. The American accent is perfect. - mgenet

I love this show. I love the characters, the writing, everything. Heck, David Shore even managed to make us see past House's flaws and make him somewhat likable. I feel sorry for Cuddy, Wilson, Foreman and everyone that has to put up with his antics though.

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