Top 10 Best TV Series (Shows) of the 2000s

The 2000s - the turn of a new millennium, was a treasure trove of compelling, heart-stopping, and laughter-inducing series that forever changed the television landscape.

The decade witnessed an explosion of innovative concepts and genres that pushed the boundaries of what was deemed possible on the small screen. Whether it was the brutal, unapologetic reality of life as a mob boss in New Jersey, the hilariously chaotic lives of a group of office employees, the twists and turns in the lives of survivors on a remote island, or the deeply layered stories from a high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer, these shows held you captive in their worlds.

Remember how you tuned in every week, eagerly waiting for the next episode? How you laughed, cried, and sometimes even yelled at your screen? Those shows, those characters became a part of your life, didn't they? And that's the power of great television - its ability to reel you in and make you feel as if you're living alongside these characters, experiencing their highs and lows.
The Top Ten
1 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.

I had no idea about this show until my friends introduced me to it. By the fourth episode (you all know), my love for it took off.

The best show I have ever seen. I don't think it got bad at all. I loved it to the very beginning. For those of you lucky enough to have never seen it, start it today!

Lost is one of the best shows that will ever be on TV. Great actors, deep plot always keeps you hooked.

A variety of genres keep the show great. There is no way you can't like Lost.

Be it drama, comedy, adventure, horror, science fiction, romance... Dude, Lost has it all.

2 The Office The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.
3 Dexter Dexter is an American crime drama television series that aired from 2006 to 2013. It is based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay and follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst who is also a serial killer. The show delves into moral dilemmas and the complexities of leading... read more
4 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... read more

This is the best show on TV. A good indicator is that it has been on for 15 years and is still on top.

The only reason it's stopping at this time is that the actors wanted to go out while it's on top and not wait for it to run out of steam.

It's my favorite show. I've watched it from the first episode. No other show makes me sad, happy, scream, and sometimes grossed out.

Exciting plots, brilliant character development, and truly emotional scripts with a phenomenal cast. What's not to like?

5 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 23 years, and is beginning its 13th season... read more
6 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. 

The best TV series ever, perfect for people who prefer either comedy or drama. It has the perfect balance between both genres.

Hugh Laurie is fantastic in this role. No one could have played it as well as he did. He was born for that role.

A show that follows the same formula for almost every episode but keeps every episode fresh and new thanks to its interesting characters and medical cases.

An original, funny, dramatic, and addictive show. If you haven't watched it already, DO IT!

7 The Sopranos The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his home life and his criminal organization... read more
8 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (also known as Billy & Mandy) is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons (albeit namely when it was part of Grim & Evil; the show is considered separate from Cartoon Cartoons... read more
9 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.
10 Family Guy Family 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 (Fat, Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Bitchy Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Fat, Idiotic... read more

Basically the Simpsons of the 2000s.

The Newcomers

? Last of the Summer Wine
? 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.
The Contenders
11 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.

Prison Break is the greatest TV show I have ever watched in my life. It is absolutely thrilling.

One of the best shows ever made. It's worth watching.

12 Top Gear (U.K.) Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.

Jeremy, James, and Richard have made amphibious cars, people carriers, Reliant Robin space shuttles, rally cars, cheap police cars, VW Scirocco ads, caravan conkers, caravan trains, and mobility scooters.

And you guys think that Lost is better than Top Gear?

The political correctness brigade has damaged many TV programs. However, I'm glad to report that Top Gear is one of the few programs that's unharmed.

Who needs a would-be drama from some hack called Abrams when you can have a factual entertainment show called Top Gear?

13 24 24 is an American action drama television series produced for the Fox network, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.

This is action and suspense at its very best on TV. Jack Bauer kicks major ass. No one can ever beat him.

Old school action, the best main character on a TV show ever. Suspense is golden. Each character, even some you expect to be generic, is diverse and unique. They are always tangled or involved in the plot.

14 Lizzie McGuire Elizabeth Brooke McGuire, famously known as Lizzie, is the main character in the show. She is portrayed as a caring, rational, and cooperative person, although her animated alter-ego displays her true feelings from time to time.
15 American Idol American Idol is an American talent reality television series that first aired in 2002. As of May 2019, there have been seventeen seasons.

Kelly Clarkson raised her fame through American Idol. Enough said.

16 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.
17 The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

One of the funniest TV shows ever. Definitely one of the top 15 of the 2000s.

Adorable show. Breath of fresh air.

I just love those autistic nerds!

18 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
19 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.
20 Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying... read more

I got hooked on this show about five years ago because I was forced to watch it. Now it's my favorite show.

21 True Blood
22 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Now that Lost ended, Breaking Bad is the best show on TV.

If I could, I would put all 10 votes here. #1 of ALL TIME.

Gut-wrenching and all-around excellent.

23 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2023, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer... read more
24 My Life As a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.
25 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival... read more
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