Top 10 Best TV Shows

Picture this: you're cozied up on the couch, snacks within reach, and the remote control firmly in hand. The quest for the perfect TV show to binge-watch has begun. But with countless shows spanning various genres, where do you start? Worry not. We've got you covered!

You've scoured the depths of the television landscape to help us compile a list of the absolute best TV shows of all time. These are the series that have not only captivated audiences worldwide but have also defined and redefined the way we experience television. They've shaped pop culture, spawned iconic catchphrases, and given us characters we've grown to love (or love to hate).

This list is a diverse mix of groundbreaking dramas, gut-busting comedies, and genre-defining classics that have left lasting impressions on viewers and the television industry alike. Whether you're a fan of suspenseful thrillers, heartwarming stories, or science fiction escapades, there's something here for everyone.
The Top Ten
1 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 Simpson and his family (wife Marge and children Bart, Lisa and Maggie and pets, Snowball II and Santa's Little Helper) going through a long series of misadventures.

No show has ever made me laugh las much as this one. Is there anybody on Earth who doesn't know who The Simpsons are? Shows come and go, but The Simpsons is going to be the most remembered one in 100 years, that's for sure!

Definitely the best. So hilarious, with characters and settings that feel real and are really good. a lot of adult content, showing cartoons don't have to be kids ones to be good. Season 2 is my favorite, but each season has amazing episodes. The best, no question.

Every character has yellow skin! How weird?
A family full of different traits:

Homer - oh, don't get me started. I could talk about him for ever how he always eats, sleeps, drinks, it is his circle of life I guess. Stupid guy, in a way that makes you laugh.

Marge - she does everything for Homer, she was actually kind of the smart one, but sometimes she can be a bit dumb. Cooks, cleans, washes, drives. Marge Simpson, the hard working mother that normally does everything.

Lisa - the smart one, figures out stuff, but sometimes, like Marge she can be STUPID! She loves her pet Snowball and wears. orange dress with a necklace around her neck.

Bart -stupid, lame, an idiot all the time, he is like his father. Well except the part were Homer eats a lot and sleeps. He is a troublesome boy. Farts, and makes pranks up he is always in trouble with the head of the school.

Maggie - the baby, she actually is the perfect one in the family, well, except the part ...more

Not as good as it used to be, but its influence is undeniable. If we are going by just influence alone, it is one of the most influential shows of the 20th century. It's not even a contest.

2 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. The show revolves around a sea sponge called SpongeBob SquarePants and his adventures under the sea. The show is considered to be one of the best Nickelodeon and cartoon shows of all time.

Spongebob is a awesome show for kids and adults, with adults jokes that go over kids heads, awesome memes, and many seasons so it is not repetitive. Its timeless and everybody has heard of it and watched it. Simpson's is number one, but this should be. Unlike the Simpsons, spongebob is a very big part of our childhoods.

There was this bully right didn't even seem like the bully type walked right up to me and told me "You look like a cookie bite" stat. I said "You could be right but me I'm not the looky type" so I walked away and then he hit me with a cooking knife he said "did I tell you you could walk away sponge

While I have to agree that the later episodes are pretty awful, they are still fun to watch, even if they don't come close to the amazing first three seasons. Even seasons 4 and 5 are pretty good. Also, the movies are surprisingly good, which is something you don't expect from media franchises as big as Spongebob. The T.V. show also spawned comics, video games (which are also pretty good), mugs, the aforementioned movies, chia pets, toothpaste, and every other thing you can stick Spongebob's face on, with an actual official Spongebob car, which wasn't that popular, but it is still cool! I can respect The Simpsons for beating it out, but Spongebob will always be numebr one in my heart. I'm ready!

SpongeBob Squarepants is the greatest TV show of all time. It is COMEDY GOLD. Sure, we saw a decrease in quality between the sixth and seventh season, but it went up immediately after that. People saying that Season 6-8 is garbage, are 1. WRONG and 2. Just being rude to the creators of the show as they put 10 months into making 1 eleven minute episode. Anyway, The entire show is amazing. Season 1-4 were incredible, Season 5 was great, Season 6-7 were good, Season 8-9 were great and the show is amazing right now, and it's on its 12TH SEASON. You're obviously not going to agree with me, but that's my opinion.

3 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.

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!

Great show of all time. Script writing, Cranston and Paul's performance, Walter's transformation into likable anti-hero into complete villain. All complete perfection

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.

For No. 5 this is still too low. The way this show is laid out and told is so wonderfully done. No show in the entire world has a group of writers better than Vince Gilligan and his team. They were able to perfectly have a beginning, middle, and an incredible ending to a series that will definitely have a spot in television history. And its not just the storyline, it's the incredible cast they have... There is no weak link that drags them all down, they are a ll wonderful especially Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul... Before this I wasn't a huge fan of drama television but this show was so perfectly done, that I can't help but fall in love with it.

4 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.

Game of Thrones is what happens when you choose a book that regular people would say "This isn't doable with T.V." Reasons? Cruelty, sex, morality + wit, fantasy, and drama?

And boy did HBO's gamble pay off. Game of Thrones is the most clever, atmospheric, and epic show out there. The cruelty, sex, and bad morals of some characters that you may find yourself rooting for actually works because of how quality everything is on the show! The acting is too real, I mean too real. I don't remember questioning one thing. The world of GoT, for lack of non-repetition, is too real as well for its fantasy elements. Ice zombies, dragons, real. Damn.

And since when did fantasy become for non-fantasy fans if its name isn't Lord of the Rings? Good work to every working person on the show who contributed.

Game of Thrones is BY FAR the greatest show of our time. It is simply the ultimate fantasy masterpiece, and it's only getting better.
My #2 choice would be South Park. The brilliant comedy is probably often overlooked as a raunchy gag fest, but it does an amazing job incorporating complex themes and social commentary, all while not taking itself too seriously.
Honorable mentions go to Seinfeld, It's Always Sunny, and the better seasons of Spongebob, Family Guy and the Big Bang Theory.
I cringed a little at seeing The Walking Dead placed above Game of Thrones. It's a decent show but so frustrating to be a fan of. It created a world of possibilities, but in stark contrast to GoT it fails miserably to explore them, sticking to dull, repetitive plotlines. TWD is full of unlikable characters, too bloody even for those who usually don't mind, and not above pissing off its fanbase with story arcs that skip 3 episodes on a cliffhanger.
I haven't seen enough of Breaking Bad to ...more

I was initially v.reluctant to watch this show despite being recommended by a few fellows. Once I had started however, I found myself absorbing more and more with every season.

Gradually, I realized the diversity in human nature, the frailty of life, the weakness in each and every character, the subtle good in the bad characters, the suffering of proud, the mourning of failed and more importantly the courage in the underdogs.

Breathtakingly Amazing! you'll find the characters you root for dying before your eyes until you will lose the hope in the restoration of Righteousness only to find it again, in someone, in something : )

Game of Thrones (S1-S4) is the best TV experience one can have. I've seen Breaking Bad and other great TV shows but no one comes close to GoT, especially Season 1 to Season 4. The ending of the show was trash but S1-S4 is still the pinnacle of TV entertainment.

5 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 Son), and Stewie (Sociopathic and Genuine Infant); and lastly Brian (Anthromorphic Pet Dog). The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often American culture. more.

Family Guy is the best show ever. Although it has faced a lot of criticism for its content and humor. I can never be ignored as the best T.V. show of all time. It blends satirical and sitcom comedies which makes a great combination. It also has Stewie Griffin the best character ever in television history. It is the only animated show to be nominated for an Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series along with live action real comedies. It is popular among everybody, hilarious to watch, and recognized as the best T.V. show of all-time. It is about the Griffins a dysfunctional family. Consisting of: loveable idiot Peter, hot wife Lois, hated daughter Meg, fat stupid son Chris, diabolical geniuses baby Stewie, and sophisticated alcoholic talking dog Brian. They have many misadventures together or individual. Please Vote for this show it is a superb satirical sitcom. If you have not seen it watch and you will instantly fall in love. This is the best and perfect T.V. show of all time!

I have been watching Family Guy since the age of either 9, 10, 11, or 12. I am now 14 years old and Family Guy is one of my all-time favorite shows for myself. Family Guy is similar to The Simpsons, but more inappropriate humor and a more different family. The characters are hilarious, especially Peter Griffin (who's awesome and funny). The episodes are very funny, too. The cutaway gag is a very original idea for this awesome show, though, and the cutaway gags are VERY hilarious to me. The gag where either Peter or another character abuses Meg is really hilarious, too, because Meg is just a unique and different person, whereas everyone else, especially Peter, dislikes her and always abuses her, which is really funny to me. The rest of the things about this show is endlessly awesome. Seth MacFarlane, the creator, does an amazing job drawing the characters, backgrounds, etc. I really love Seth MacFaralne's artwork in this show, because his drawings of the characters are very unique and ...more

Very,very funny comments from the different characters usually unexpectedly makes you sit-up to follow program, and think about how much is taken from real life situations.

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.

6 South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

I love the show, I was watching it since I was 9, and it's very addicting, I'm on s24 and so far every episode knows how to cheer me up! Every season gets worse and worse! I learned my lesson that not every cartoon is for kids! I can't think of anything that sucked in the show! But they do cross the line a lot!

By far the best show ever. The funniest thing I've ever seen with some amazing characters and emotional moments. The movie is amazing too. So good.

LOVE THIS SHOW! I hated when 200 and 201 got banned, but we all know why it happened, and hated when Chef died, since he was a good character. I thought Cartman was funny, yet aggresive most of the time, and Kenny, a lovable boy who keeps on getting killed. I thought Cthuhlu being in the show was a great choice. a lot of funny scenes made me laugh, like in the movie when Bill Gates told the general that the new software and got shot (don't ask). Sometimes I think some of the jokes kinda cross the line, like that puzzle Randy did, and said the word BLEEP out loud, and Chef's death! This show should go on for the years to come,

I will say that nothing beats the first seasons and like the simpsons it isn't as funny as it used to be. I will also say that out of my generation matt and trey are without a doubt the most clever and creative writers in television. This show is brilliant and beautiful. Even though the show isn't as good as it used to be I truly hope that this show never goes off the air like the simpsons. I still do love the new episodes, but you can't compete with the earlier seasons and in my opinion no show ever will.

7 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 a world overrun by zombies, commonly referred to as "walkers" . Grimes reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers and opposing groups of survivors, who are often more dangerous than the walkers themselves. more.

What got me into the show? The characters are just real people fighting for survival in all the ways you've seen before, and yet NONE of them are completely safe. One minute, they can be smiling over finding a can of food, the next they get bit or they get kidnapped or they get into a shoot out with bandits or anything else that could go wrong. Add awesome zombies, great acting, great effects, great writing, one of the best scores in all of history, likable actors portraying lovable characters you find yourself learning from, favoring, and even identifying with, and you have the greatest T.V. show ever made, based off a comic book or not.

I don't care how much dislikes I get, I'm going to say my opinion. This show is good, but it doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the top ten. First off, it's predictable. All they really do is have non-important characters killed off every once and a while, and have several zombie attacks. Not to mention, that they normally center an episode off the character they kill right before his/her death. Second off, season 5 was horrible. It had much more talking than actually zombies, which the show is supposed to be about. Season 6 redeemed the show, but still. So to conclude my thoughts, I like this show, but it isn't that good.

I honestly think this is one of the most overrated shows out there (then again, zombies in general just doesn't appeal to me). Another thing I want to address is that while the show started strong, ever since mid-Season 5, it's kept getting worse and worse over the years with each season plus I feel like the franchise it's comic book source material stems from is milked by AMC for all it's worth. At this point, while it's not as severe as The Simpsons or Family Guy, I want The Walking Dead to end ASAP. At least the comic book's run has ended, so it's overall conclusion isn't too far off, I think.

Also, Carl's death was one of the biggest pieces of BS I've ever seen on television.

The Walking Dead is not about something zombie-cliche where you need to find out who made that apocalypse up. You have to face seeing your characters get attacked by such men. You can see in the future that Carl or Rick might fall in danger or Maggie dying of birth or Glenn getting hurt and fracture his skull. You can see also sad scenes like you might think that Maggie and Beth's father getting beheaded orBeth dying in a hospital.
The Walking Dead is a masterpiece. You will not regret watching this because there are more episodes to come and you will regret not watching this also. From 2011- 20__, The show running in the front eyes of the fans and people is true. No going back.

8 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. The story is primarily about 6 individuals (Ross [David Schwimmer], and his sister, Monica [Courtney Cox], Joey and Chandler [Matt LeBlanc and Matt Perry], who are best friends, Jennifer [Rachel Green], and Phoebe [Lisa Kudrow]. The characters constantly get into situations and love affairs and such in the plot.

Whenever I feel low, this is the only serial I watch, and it really lifts my spirits.
I grew up watching these friends, almost like my next door neighbors.
I feel I am part of them and they are a part of my life, whenever they come into my living room.
I can't stop smiling even now after watching all the episodes 'n' number of times.
They are like a ray of sunshine in my dark cloudy days.
Thank you Rachael, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Joey, Chandler, not necessarily in that order, for being my best friends through the years.
I have laughed and cried along with you.
That is why my choice of the best serial goes to FRIENDS

This show is magical. It's been a while since it ended, but it kinda melts your heart every single time you watch it. It's got the best cast. More importantly, you learn a lot from this show. It's absolutely not inappropriate, if taken in the right sense. It's easily the greatest show ever. Ross and Rachel totally spice it up. To sum it up, this show has the capability to change the way you go about life in a very unconventional, emotional and of course in a funny, entertaining way.

Friends is by far the best show ever, it's up with the classics like I Love Lucy & Bewitched as well as modern shows like The Big Bang Theory - all of those are great, but FRIENDS BEATS THEM ALL! The wonderful acting, excellent humour, well constructed storylines and feel-good nature of the show makes people watching it. As far as I know it's one of only 4 shows never to fall from the Nielsen Top 10 & the others (I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show & The Lucy Show) are all from the 50's & 60's when there wasn't so many channels to compete with. Well done Friends!

Also, how can animated crap like The Simpsons & Family Guy surpass this> I love how the person above says some people don't like Family Guy because they prefer more structured humour like South Park? - you NEED to watch more LIVE ACTION and stay away from animated shows. Grow up.

Friends should be on the top... The first best television show... It's been 8 years now since it has got over and still, it is missed and watched and re-watched by everyone. Because everyone remembers those six friends, Rachel Greene, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller. These six are the only six. Their comedy, fun, silliness, stupidity, friendship, will always be remembered. HATS OFF GUYS, HATS OFF!

9 The Office (US) The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

Now I may not exactly be an expert TV/film critic but The Office is most definitely one of the best comedies out there likely the best. It's also one of the best shows ever made. I have to give props to the original The Office in the UK but the US adaptation is better (considering it had more seasons). This show is genuinely funny and smart. This documentary-like the style they went for absolutely works, everyone kills their roles, and it all feels very real. This level of realism in a show is nearly unmatched. Did I also mention this show is absolutely hilarious? Jim's pranks on Dwight, Kevin doing Kevin things, just the comedic timing is impeccable. Although this show is mostly a comedy, this show can blend in with many other genres as well like drama. Most of all, it is so rewatchable and I have no idea why anyone would not like this show or at least appreciate the work put into it.

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.

I like/love most of the shows on this list... But nothing is better than the office. You come to know and love all the characters on such a personal level. When the show finished I felt depressed for a few days. The closest thing to how I felt was when I graduated high school and I knew I would never see most of my classmates again. I think it is so low because many people watch an episode or two and don't get it, so they don't give it a chance. I doubt anyone could not like this show if they watched a whole season.

This show is the greatest show of all time. The fact that it's not even in the Top 5 is a disgrace. And what are SpongeBob and The Simpsons, the two most annoying shows I've ever seen, doing at #1 and #2? Do y'all know the definition of humor? Apparently not. The Office has the most genius character creations, amazing pranks, and a beautiful love story between Jim and Pam. Every single character in this show is funny. It's so simple: a paper company in the boring town of Scranton Pennsylvania, with a cast full of NOBODIES (and Steve Carell). And somehow they made it sooooo good.

10 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, while on summer vacation.

I love Friends, but all in all, Gravity Falls is undeniably my favorite show. I love it for so many reasons, so I'll just touch on a few. First of all, it has balance. It has mystery & the supernatural like the X-Files or Twin Peaks, but it also has humor like The Simpsons or Friends. It has outstanding character development, and every character has more than one side. The series-long love story (as all T.V. shows have) is actually interesting. (Blendin's Game! ) Dipper and Mabel have an awesome sibling relationship. They care about each other a lot, but also fight sometimes. The main cast has great chemistry with each other. There are countless outside references, making it a show for kids and adults. The humor is clever and mature, not random, gross, dorky, or childish. The graphics are unique but cool. Every episode works both on its own and as part of the series. The plots are well developed, and cleverly resolved, not solved deus ex machina. The episodes are thirty minutes, which ...more

This show is SO good. It needs to be in the Top 10. It appeals to both adults and kids, and has humor for all. Let me remind you that this is a kids show. A Disney Channel show at that. It has action, adventure, romance, suspense, humor and everything else you could need. The villains are amazing, especially Bill Cipher (who I will not reveal too much about due to spoilers). The show centers around Dipper and Mabel, two twelve year old twins who are sent to Gravity Falls to live with their Great uncle (Gruncle) Stan. Gruncle Stan owns the Mystery Shack, a locally-famous tourist trap. Two of the employees are Soos (dumb and lovable handyman) and Wendy (carefree and chill cashier, also Dipper's crush). Dipper goes into the woods and finds a mystical journal talking about the supernatural happenings of Gravity Falls. Only question, who wrote the journal? That is the recurring mystery as Dipper and Mabel try to discover his identity while experiencing the weirdness. Does this description ...more

This show was one of the only ones on this list that did not suffer from jumping the shark. Because of that, it's right into the top 3. The other ahead of it I just couldn't find as much enjoyment out of. This is my favorite show for sure, and the fact that it only went for 2 seasons may have actually been a great choice over going longer and potentially losing itself. Sorry, Friends, The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thronws, step aside, for a new competitor shall take the reins of the champion of greatest shows ever made.

I saw a secret episode. But the characters were not in it. It was the version in England. The characters were: Chop Chop, That strange pharmacist, Jim Bob the 3rd, and the mysterious bad guy. The bad guy punches Jim Bob the 3rd. Surprisingly they live in a city the size of 100,000 colleges. But they are the only residents. Jim dies. The Pharmacist and Chop Chop defeat the bad guy and the bad guy reveals himself as Jim Bob the 4th.

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The Contenders
11 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese martial arts, known as "bending". This show is often seen as one of the greatest cartoons of all time and is commonly thought to be an anime.

It's hard to explain it all in one comment, but the show is well balanced in everything. Great animation, epic music, awesome actions, well-developed characters, amazing actors and actresses, et cetera. Though what's nice is the fact that the show can balance out serious moments and funny moments, and it's not at all inappropriate or so kid-friendly that it's corny. Also the show touches on concepts that most kid's shows wouldn't even think about and yet they explain it in a way that kids won't be completely bored by it. Either way everything about the show is perfect and has obvious effort and pure optimism put into it. Both adults and children can find something to enjoy in this beautiful masterpiece of a show. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a one of a kind show and honestly I don't know if anything else will ever be like it. So for me it is my favorite show of all time, for others maybe not but my experience with the show has been completely positive. Rating: Infinity points/10.

It's a really good series, it's almost perfect, it has an amazing balance in everything it talks about. It presents you the characters as humans, both (villains and protagonists) kind of characters have their good and bad part, both of them have their own story and they are all connected between them. All of them have a great development in the show.

Other thing that is amazing is that, still it's a "kids show", if you are 95 years old you can still watch it and enjoy and learn from it. It doesn't matter the age, you are gonna cry, get upset, be happy or worried of the characters because you feel them like humans, so you understand them and feel their emotions and how they feel.

Also I must say that the show show us in a really good way critical themes such like toxic family, death and war, revenge, redemption, genocide, the cycle of the war, psychopathic behaviors, etc. But it still shows us love, friendship, forgiveness and a lot of tips and positive learnings from the ...more

Dang, I'm so surprised this show isn't higher, it's got a 9.1 on imdb, and that already sets it up in the top ten shows of all time. It's a storytelling, world-building masterpiece, and it knows how to deal with heavy topics without condescending to children (like death without yelling "I'm okay! ", genocide, spirituality, and political corruption). I never laughed so much as a viewer than when Sokka got high off of cactus juice, and even thinking about "Leaves From Vine" tears me up. This show basically raised me - it wasn't the kind of show I started watching when I was bored and commercials are on, it was a show where I memorized the run schedule and tuned in/ran to the television every day with the family. The animation and atmosphere is basically Miyazaki-level (well, considering it's a running show and not a feature), with great action and great heart. And yes, I'm marathoning it right now:

As a child, this was easily my favorite T.V. show ever. Even now, after watching great shows like The Walker Dead and Young Justice, this is still easily one of the best I've ever seen. The characters, the comedy, the story, the writing, the action, everything about this is truly amazing, with something for people of all ages. I would easily rank this in the top 5 shows of all time, maybe third behind the two the I mentioned prior. It's a shame that it's so low on this list; maybe it's because some people think of it as a kids' show and just leave it alone. For anyone that hasn't watched the series yet, I strongly recommend it.

12 Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.

Changed my opinion of "ALL SITCOMS ARE S***"... It opened my mind to many other shows. Man, every character, Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine, they're all so unique in their own way, and the fact the show is about the trivial and miscellaneous it's so AAH, can only explain with the laughter watching this show! I fell of the couch laughing about Jerry and George's story about "Art Vandelay"...

I am 17 and Seinfeld is my favorite T.V. show. My favorite character is Kramer. I could watch this show all day and all night. Every time I watch I get a great laugh. This is a show that I enjoy that my parents enjoy as well. So much better than cheers, the wonder years, Frasier, friends, or modern family.

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.

For a show about nothing, Seinfeld takes the cake when it comes to comedy and casting. No show has left an impression on T.V. such as this one, and its final episode ended the series perfectly. Kramer, along with his long - lasting feud with Feldman, will forever remain immortal, both in our hearts, and in our DVR.

13 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.

Honestly, this show is on the same level as the one from extras (a much better, funnier show.) There is the constant bombardment of catchphrases (bazinga? Jesus Christ) It claims to have smart characters, but they are constantly doing stupid things which is not only contradicting what their characters are meant to be like, but makes nerds, geeks etc look like complete morons. As I said, it stupid, boring and so, so annoying.
Basically just crap.

Hilarious. I remember watching it the first time and nearly splitting a rib! I couldn't believe it because before, no other comedy had actually made me laugh. The entertainment wasn't ever that funny! But this show did it for me. Then I binged the show over and over and over again and now I've seen every episode like, five times. Haha, I don't know if that's healthy or not =P

This show just mocks nerd culture. Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard are just typical nerds as caricatured by typical non-nerds (want proof that these characters reflect an outsider's perspective? "I got used to 3 new doctor whos"), and Penny is just a pair of boobs with no personality except her repeated use of dull sarcasm. Rather than a laugh track, the show should have sounds of lecherous slobbering and repeated utterance of "what a nerd".

The Big Bang Theory must have some sort of force field around it that alters the laws of social hierarchy. While nerds are ridiculed in other situations by the general populace, they are found entertaining in the case of this show. Being a nerd myself, I find it great that there is a show which require a certain degree of scientific savviness to understand.

14 Stranger Things Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror Netflix original television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

This is one of the only T.V. shows that I couldn't just get enough of. I finished the entire season 1 in about a week, and now I am just patiently waiting for season 2... The horror-vibe, characters, and story line were simply amazing. There were actual plot twists, and I felt sympathy for the characters. Even for Steve, for some odd reason. The characters were made perfectly and still having mysteries tied to them. What is Eleven's backstory? What's going to happen to Will now? How about Hopper? Hopefully, these questions will be answered in the next season. There were plenty of funny moments, like when Eleven was about to change in front of the boys or when Lucas spit into Dustin's hand to demonstrate a spit shake, and Dustin just looked at his hand confused and possibly disgusted. Definitely one of my favorite shows, and I hope season 2 will be just as wonderful as the first.

Man, I love this show. I absolutely love the mixture of comedy and horror. And the characters are simply amazing. The groups- oh gosh. I could go on and on about them. I couldn't help but love the groups. Steve and Dustin in particular. Those two bring out the best in each other, and they would die for each other. Same thing with Mike and Jane.

I love this show! Think its just as good on rewatch as it is the first time which is rare. I love the 80s theme, the strong, well developed characters, and Millie Bobby Brown and the rest of the young cast do a fantastic job of bringing it to life. I have never seen child actors do such a good job

The best binge-watching show ever, but that's not all this series has. It is more interesting, has better characters, a better plot, and cooler everything than 6 of the top ten TV shows, some of which are just terrible. South park is like an enormous camel turd someone put into your trash, and even family guy looks like a creative and thoughtful show compared to sponge bob.

15 Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape and size at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Throughout the show, they interact with the other main characters Princess Bubblegum (voiced by Hynden Walch), the Ice King (voiced by Tom Kenny), and Marceline the Vampire Queen (voiced by Olivia Olson). The series is based on a short produced for Nicktoons and Frederator Studios' animation incubator series Random! Cartoons. more.

A truly bizzare adventure, packed with not just fun and giggles, but dark and emotional matters as well. It keeps the show going with it's interesting and varied characters, from the friendliest to the calm and dangerous ones. The post-apocalyptic theme doesn't keep me away from it.

33?! THIRTY-THREE?! This wacky, hilarious but still complex, deep, heartwarming show is the best cartoon ever made. This series keeps on unfolding, the characters get older, and although some people may find it 'weird', never judge a book by it's cover! This KID'S cartoon can make adults laugh and cry. Although I'm only 10, I've watched almost every episode, know the whole backstory of this land and know that THIS IS THE BEST CARTOON EVER! It at least deserves to be in top 5.

I rate Adventure Time a 80+/10. I like Advneture Time. Even when I was 9. But "Another Way", well, that is an episode of Adventure Time that ruined half of Adventure Time. I like the episodes, although. I hate Another Way and Burning Low.

Just amazing from beginning to end. Every character had a story behind them. Each episode filled with moments of humour and or wisdom. In my opinion the perfect show and it will be missed.

16 Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

My favorite show of all time. Other than seasons 3 and 5, which season 3 had some of the absolute worst episodes in the show and had good episodes that weren't even that good for this show's standards, and season 5 was very forgettable for the most part, the entire show was always top quality up until the very. last. episode. The plots were always at least somewhat original to the show, even in the episodes with similar plots. There was nothing regular about this show, in fact it's probably the most unique show that I have ever watched and I also love it for that reason. Other than Margret and C.J, I adored all of the characters and the way each one acted. There were some other very small problems in the show, such as seasons 1 and 2, as well as the first episode of season 3 having very choppy animation, but overall I can't forgive this show enough for even existing, it's just that good.

Best show of all time In my opinion, grew up watching this show. I shed tears watching the finale, the story is amazing. This show was very unique and it was like no other. Every episode I watch I always enjoy. The show portrays reality as there are characters that represent realistic stereotypes. This show is so unforgettable and I'm sad it came to an end. One of the last good shows on Cartoon Network which is now garbage.

It's an amazing show, or I mean it was. The first 5 seasons were good, but they jumped the shark and the episodes are terrible now. Like that episode where Mordecai and Rigby took care of Benson's pet pig and it turned out the pig was working with some old criminal guy!? They could've made an episode called "We Jumped the Shark". That would've been LESS obvious.

This is better that SpongeBob! Don't get me wrong, SpongeBob is Great! But this is funnier, and it's actually a little bit realistic in a way if you think about it! They hate their Job! Sponge do sent hate his Job! That is not normal!

17 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. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

Doctor Who's lore can't be beat and that's what makes a science fiction show unbeatable. Doctor Who will always mean a lot to me.

The best, most detailed show in the history of television. It has so many qualities other shows have failed to meet. It has amazing actors and actresses, the show breaks boundaries by including so many different people. The show shows that being gay is okay, it embraces variety, and tells you it's okay to be who you are, no one will judge. Doctor Who embraces everything, that's why I and so many other people just adore it. With new and old faces, lesbian lizard woman, evil yelling salt shakers, fat, and Captain Jack Harkness' pickup lines, there's nothing to hate about this show. Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Drama, Romance, Doctor Who has it all. Consider watching Doctor Who, the best show in all the universes.

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...

I am 63 years young and believe it or not I came into the fandom very late, having started with Tennant. I have been lucky enough to have met him 2x and quite a few of the others. True story; I went to Awesome Con a few years back in Washington DC (I live in Arizona and flew there with my 23 year old son) just to meet him. I waited in a HUGE line to buy a ticket for the autograph portion but I was short $75 and they didn't take credit cards! A fan standing there gave the lady at the table $50 in cash so that I could at least get a picture signed. That was AMAZING but I had something in particular I wanted him to sign which was another $25. The lady at the table, also a Whovian was so moved by what the first fan had done that she just gave me the more expensive ticket! Then we were about...oh...300th or so people in line and my son who has autism was getting really tired so I went up to one of the guards working Tennants table and he moved myself and my son right up to next in line! ...more

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.

After thinking about the question for a while, I have to conclude that LOST is the best television series to ever air. It's just incredibly well written and thought-out. It can get confusing, especially in season 5, but that's one of the great things about it. It's intelligent because that's how the story happened to turn out, not because it had to be or wanted to be. I will forever regret not watching it until five years after it finished.

Now, how the hell is it that the likes of Family Guy, South Park, even the Simpsons are higher than this? I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not even that is an appropriate excuse for something as grotesque as this.


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!

Lost is the best show on earth. Period. It is amazing. It always keeps you wanting more and more and it is so interesting. It's my favorite show ever. I wish there wasn't so many haters out there complaining about the end and how it didn't reveal answers but I think it's meant to be like that. It's the perfect ending. It makes you continue to think about the whole thing itself because the end is confusing but I like that. I will be rewatching it many many times. Its emotional, action packed, mystery, and romance. It has it all. And there will never be a show made that is better than lost. Best show ever

This show is an absolute masterpiece. Currently rewatching the entire series for a third time and still noticing so many things I didn't pick up on the first or second time round. The actors, the writing, the music, the characters and the storylines �" it's all so cleverly thought out. Originally, I stopped watching after the first few episodes because I didn't understand it and didn't have the patience to wait for the answers, but a friend convinced me to watch it all the way through and I'm so glad that they did! Totally mind blowing. There's no other show like it.

19 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 and demonic creatures. Violent memories and relationship-threatening secrets add additional burdens on Sam and Dean as they investigate all things that go bump in the night. As old tricks and tools are rendered useless and friends betray them, the brothers must rely on each other as they encounter new enemies

I've been watching the show since the beginning. It will always mean a lot to me. The lore cannot be beat. It's one of the most binge(able) shows you will ever come across (helps that it was on air for 15 years). Seasons 9 and 10 are my favorite because of what Dean goes through. It's deep and speaks to me more then any character ever has. Seasons 1-3 are hard to get through sometimes during rewatches just because it's very different compared to later seasons.

This show fed my sense of biblical fantasy. Wanting to play hero and be Gods loving fighting son. Fulfill my duty as a provider, a family man brother father son. It speaks to me in some many ways. To meet strong loving but feminine women. To cast evil out of ones life always routing for light to prevail no matter what side it happens to fall. Truly great story line can get a little cookie cutter when it comes to airing multiple episodes but the final product is approved.

You'll fall in love with every one in this show, including villains, like Lucifer and Crowley. And why is it the best show ever? Because Sam and Dean have a chemistry better than any other couple that ever lived. I promise. Sam and Dean. They are the reason this show is sooo good. The actors are amazing people in real life too, and that reflects in the show too. The directors are genius! The music in the show is bound to make your taste in music better. You'll fall in love with every single thing about the show. The impala, Sam's puppy eyes, Dean's pie, his burger, our cute robo Cas. And you'll be so emotionally attached to them, you won't be able to leave them, because they are your family. That's why SPN is a family.

It's one of those shows where you never get bored with the story line and you feel such a connection with the characters wither it's on a large or small scale. It's made me cry and laugh all in one episode. This show doesn't get as much attention as it should and it's actors are the best I have ever seen. They are totally in sync with their characters and can relate with them and they can connect with the audience. This show in my opinion is the BEST SHOW EVER! And I don't want it to end.

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

I like Futurama but its not better than The Simpsons.
It was not going to last as long as The Simpsons.
this was a parody of sci-fi shows and in the year 3000.
If the year 3000 ever happens then do you think it would be like Futurama even though we wouldn't know unless there would be a time machine invented to see the future.
Do you want to drink some slurm?
Anyway I'd prefer Busted with the underwater.

I sorry but it is just a copy of simpsons and it is not funny. Bender and zoidberg are the only good thing of the show and is much sentmentalist. who talk that this is better than simpsons do not know what is a good T.V. show. the characters do not have history if the simpsons is so bad why the T.V. show has not cancelled after 25 years south park, family guy and the simpsons are the only good T.V. shows.

This show had so much potential and needs to be brought back the comedy was perfect there were so many interesting characters that couldve had whole episodes about them.

I could see it being #1 if there was only the five seasons (and maybe the movies), but the last seasons ruined it. It should still be top 10 nonetheless.

21 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States on September 8, 1998.

I started watching Pokémon when I was 10 years old. I stopped watching for awhile. Now a 33, I have a toddler in love with the series on Netflix. I've been watching it with her and fell back in love with it. Some of the new episodes are quite involved. The writing is shockingly really good!

Never forget why I love this show which is why I'm in part of the fandom. I am a huge Pokemon fangirl. Some of the episodes are so emotional and it brings back to my childhood memories when I first watch it when I was a kid. The battles throughout the anime are awesome. The XYZ and Sun and Moon series are personally my favorites seasons so far.

And not only that, the best Pokemon character that ever to be seen in episodes is Sawyer, who is cute, adorable and handsome!

How could somebody not like Pokemon? It is the best I highly recommend this to you. I think the Black and White series is the best.

I haven't seen XY yet Black and White was good but the show seems to be going downhill (Not as much as people say though because the show is still awesome). The first three seasons however, their amazing and matched only by Dragonnball and Onepiece in anime and the best series is the third: Diamond and Pearl.
If you haven't seen this you have no childhood.

22 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.

Okay I agree all the other shows are excellent but trust me How I Met Your Mother is the best amongst all & it's because it has everything comedy, romance, friendship, love lessons, life lessons, philosophy, etc.
It teaches you how to live your life & how to deal with your life!
It has taught me a lot in this 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother.
I've watched the whole series like more then 5 times but, still if you ask me whether I feel bored to watch the same thing again, my answer will be NO!

Watch it & you'll understand the greatness of this sitcom!

Hands down the best T.V. show ever. From its comedic casting to its awesome portrayal of characters and flashbacks, they really put a great deal of effort to make you feel like part of the gang. I really like the balance between making you laugh and having sympathy for the characters. Only hitch is the ending, though they were hinting it since the very start.

How I Met Your Mother is THE show.
It is reletable, it is funny, it is sentimental.
It has great character development which is isomething rare in sitcoms.
All the series fit perfectly with each other: there are wonderful running gags amd there are plot-related details that can get analyzed seasons later, and I love it!
I think it's wonderful both if you search for a show with a great meaning or just for a funny-one.
I really think it should be higher! U-U

I used to love the show while it was airing and I'm pretty sure I'll remember some of the jokes and the characters for many many years...the only major disappointment was the soured my enjoyment of the show so much I'd rather pretend the alternate ending that's on YouTube is the real one.

23 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

I LOVE THIS SHOW! My dad introduced me to it and it always makes me laugh. Rick his hilarious, Morty is basically me, and Jerry is just.. Jerry. A 10/10 for me

This show is probably the best show I have ever watched. Honestly, Rick is straight up hilarious and Summer is a literal diva and Morty reminds me of my friend who gets tired of my annoying ass lol. 10/10 recommend!

Rick and morty is just a blast of adult animated comedy sci fi thrown in our faces. And it's awesome. The characters are just funny, rick is just and amazing grandfather and scientist. Morty is just an funny enjoyable, character to watch. Definitely recommend this show

This is actually dumb. This is one of the best THINGS I have ever seen. People don't know what they're doing.

24 American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company and currently on TBS. American Dad! is the first television series made to premiere on the network's Animation Domination block. The series premiered on February 6, 2005, following Super Bowl XXXIX, with the rest of the first season airing three months later beginning May 1, 2005. American Dad! is a joint production between Underdog Productions, Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Television Animation and syndicated by 20th Television.

Like any adult animated comedy it can be a real pick and mix bag. If you decide to marathon a show like this expect to notice significant shifts in both quality and themes between seasons. Of all the adult animated family sitcoms though, this is the one I have least often found boring, disgusting, or abhorrent. Let's not dance around the issue; those kinds of moments come with the genre. American Dad is the one I've seen get the most visible effort put into it, to the point it does have real changes in the status quo that span seasons sometimes, and (while silly) plotlines that can span over multiple episodes. It creates a bit of intrigue when they pop up, but you know it's pretty much all a massive joke anyways.

Last time I watched this show was about a year ago, and it still felt like it had people who cared about the show and characters working on it. When a show manages to get over 10 seasons and has that sort of dedication it's worth a look.

There is more characters that are funny than Family Guy also the show doesn't try so hard because they do not have to show a cringe worthy flashback every 5 seconds that is starting to become boring and not laughable.

Upgraded version of "Family guy". more intelligent (no fart jokes)
Quality plots, and quality humor. some chapters are a bit sinister, or macabre, but most are fine.

American dad should be like 15th I don't like the brand new episodes they suck!

25 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

I'm sorry, but how on God's earth is My little pony higher than this? I mean you simply cannot make a list of the top best T.V. shows ever and not put this in the top ten. It should at least be in the top five, not at 93 with with My little pony 3 spaces ahead of it!

Batman s wish to bring justice, no matter what costs it had, was deffinition of what I adore.
This show for me will never die.

A true legend. It definitely deserves the number one spot. So dark for a children's show.

This is by far one of the Best Cartoons ever made back in the day.

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