Top 10 Saddest TV Shows

The Top Ten Saddest TV Shows

1 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.

The episode "Savant" was sad but good! - Top10Geek

2 Thirteen Reasons Why

It is literally about a girl making 13 tapes on why she committed suicide and sent them to the people making them relive memories they would probably rather forget. They now know that on some level, they killed Hannah. SPOILER: It also makes another kid kill himself. These events lead to not one, but two people committing suicide. That is high school for ya, folks.

It's just tooo depressing. I just feel that people should know that every word they speak has its impact. We need to be so much better and kinder to each other.

Sad especially Hannah's graphic suicide.

My eyeballs were sweating like crazy

3 Angel Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
4 The Closer
5 NCIS NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
6 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon. The series premiered on March 10, 1997, more.
7 Charmed Charmed is a cw tv series that went from 1998-2006. It was about three sisters who discover they are witches and have powers.

Charmed is a show that gives to the audience very tensed feelings. Happiness or sorrow. It was really sad many times (Prue's death, Paige meets her adoptive parents, Piper and Leo break up, Piper's son death and many others). Escpecially in Prue's death I cried so much.

8 Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious more.

Supernatural doesn't need a good story to be sad. It utilized its greatest strength that it forged through the years it's on air, the bonds between the characters. When they pointlessly killed Bobby in Season 7 or Charlie in Season 10, even those who didn't like them cried. And unlike 13 Reasons Why, Supernatural doesn't need to include death or guilt to make people cry, it needs words and happiness, and it does good on that.

The best T.V. show

9 Bojack Horseman BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman.

Such a beautiful show, very depressing but with a hilarious aura.

This show is excellent, but can be massively depressing at times.

Super sad, but also hilarious!

Saddest and most emotional T.V. show I ever watched

10 Smallville Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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11 Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. more.

I don't know what half of the shows on here are


"I don't want do go."

"The day you lose someone isn’t the worst, at least you’ve got something to do. It’s all the days after they stay dead."

"What's good about sad? It's happy for deep people."

"What's the point in them being happy now if they're going to be sad later? The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later."

"I'm always alright."

"You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can’t spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That’s the curse of the Time Lords."

"Okay then. That's what I'll do; I will tell you a story. Can you hear them? All these people who lived in terror of you and your judgement. All these people who's ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves to you. Can you hear them singing? Oh, you like to think you're a god. You're not a god, you're just a parasite, eaten out with jealousy and envy and ...more

12 Rizzoli & Isles
13 The Mentalist
14 Clannad: After Story

This has to be one of the saddest shows I've ever seen. It will make you cry your eyes out. This show makes guys cry hard and girls cry even harder. And its not till you lie down and think about what happened for a minute that you really become depressed.

To be honest I really liked this show but it was sad but the last episode was happy

Wow. Can't believe this show is so low.

The saddest show I can think of by far.

15 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering more.

A lot of people die from this movie, and it's so sad to think about them not being in the show anymore and also it's sad to watch the others.

Why is this not on one of the top 10's? This show did and still does make me so emotional and its just so amazing.

This show will always take likable characters and kill them off in the most horrifying and graphic way. In this show don't expect children to survive 1-2 seasons. every time the group seems to find peace from the world, conflict always strikes them

Very sad deaths

16 Grey’s Anatomy

This show breaks your heart every season, from deaths, deaths and more deaths.
"everybody's leaving and everybodys dying" that quote says it all. Even the happy momemts want to make you cry! This should be on the top 10!

17 House House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. 
18 Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

The emotion that is put into each scene is beautifully done, and Giacchino's scores make the show to be not only the best but also the saddest. Listen to any music from the show, and you'd be able to feel the raw emotion just from that.

Lost is amazing and extremely sad

19 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

I enjoy watching this show because there are many beautiful city and flying car that mades me cry and I wish I would be there but I don't if it will happen in future. I hope it it will happen in A.D. 2050. - Gray18

YOU GUYS AIN'T SEEN jurassic bark yet. OML.

20 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.


21 Degrassi Degrassi: The Next Generation (later renamed Degrassi for seasons ten through fourteen) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fourth series in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi more.
22 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.
23 Dexter
24 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
25 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc.
26 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.

I know this show, very sad in a bad way.

27 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

So how is this a sad show? It's a comedy.

28 Muhteşem Yüzyil/The Magnificent Century

Most saddest

29 Revenge

Its sad because of its sad story line... But I like its turkish part much than its english one because in Turkey it is filmed on my favorite actress Beren Saat - MHamza

30 Friends Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. more.
31 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.
32 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".
33 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.
34 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.
35 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis, and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise.
36 Sherlock (2010)
37 The Killing The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (The Crime).
38 So Weird So Weird was an American-Canadian television series that aired on the Disney Channel as a mid-season replacement from January 18, 1999, to September 28, 2001. The series was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.
39 The Famous Jett Jackson
40 The Jersey
41 Phil of the Future Phil of the Future is an American science fiction sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 18, 2004, to August 19, 2006, for two seasons.
42 My Name is Earl
43 Life with Derek
44 The Nanny (1993) The Nanny is an American television sitcom which originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashion queen from Flushing, New York who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society.
45 Tyler Perry's House of Payne
46 Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company . The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes . The series received critical acclaim and won a Peabody more.
47 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons.
48 Koizora
49 Ghost Whisperer
50 Prison Break Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009. The series revolves around two brothers.
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