Top 10 Saddest TV Shows

The Top Ten
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!

2 Angel Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
3 Thirteen Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama streaming television series developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey, based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The series revolves around high school student Clay Jensen and the aftermath of high school student Hannah Baker's suicide. Before her... read more

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.

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,... read more
7 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

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.

8 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.

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.

This is one of the most depressing T.V. shows I've ever watched, but it is also one of the best T.V. shows I've ever watched. Episode 11 always makes me cry, and this is my go-to show for when I'm really depressed, because it is just so real to me.

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

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

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.
The Contenders
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... read more

"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 longing for the lives of other. You feed on them, on the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow! So... So... Come on, then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you've got a big appetite because I've lived a long life and I've seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me. I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I've watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things, secrets that must never be told and knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all! "

"Hello old friend, and here we are. You and me, on the last page. By... more

12 Rizzoli & Isles
13 The Mentalist
14 Clannad: After Story Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father... read more

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.

The saddest show I can think of by far.

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

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... read more

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

This show, is the most emotional one I've watched in a long time. Many important characters in this T.V. show are killed off in brutal ways, right when you get attached to them. Most EMOTIONAL T.V. show!

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.

16 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

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 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.
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.

20 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.

21 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
22 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.
23 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.
24 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.

25 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... read more
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