Top 10 Best TV Shows

A television show is an entertainment medium broadcast for viewing on a television set, released as a series of episodes and usually divided into seasons. This list includes the top TV shows, which may have won awards, been critically acclaimed, or achieved high ratings.
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 2021, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

This show is the greatest cartoon. You have some of the most iconic characters of all time. Homer and Bart specifically. Its jokes are funny, it is amazing. The Simpsons are the goat. This was the golden age of cartoons. It shows how Matt Groening tries his hardest. And it paid off. Without the Simpsons, we wouldn't see, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Futurama, South Park, Bob's Burgers, and King of the Hill. Good Job Simpsons.

What I like about this show it's because Seasons 1-10 are way better than Seasons 11-present in my opinion. The episodes are funny, the characters are hilarious and I loved a good concept about a family living in suburbia since 1989! While the first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was a good start, all of the episodes from 1989 until mid-1999 were pretty good, but Season 11 is just mediocre at best.

I love this cartoon. This show is one of my all-time favorites. Even though most people think that the old Simpsons are better than the new, I actually love both the old and new. This show has great characters, great episodes, funny scenes, awesome references to movies and shows, and the rest of the things about it is just positively endless. I have started watching Simpsons when I was either the age of 9, 10, 11, or 12. I have watched it for a few years now. I still love this show at the age of 14, which is my age right now. Matt Groening is an awesome artist and is VERY good at drawing the characters, backgrounds, props, etc. Matt Groening, the creator of the show, has got to be one of my favorite artists of all-time. Besides loving the show, I also have some Simpsons Comics, The Simpsons Family History book, a few clothing items, and the complete forth season on DVD (I will get the rest of the complete seasons that are available, and I hope that Fox, the network that airs this ...more

The Simpsons is my favorite show of all time. Season 7 is literal gold! I love it! And Smithers is insanely funny! Very underrated character by the way.

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 20 years, and is beginning its 13th season. more.

It's truly amazing. The comedy was/is fit for all ages, from little kids to something adults could enjoy. The unforgettable designs and behaviors of the character chemistry is unmatched, and the internet still goes pretty wild over some memes about it (and I mean like those small, funny jokes). There is always another classic comedy piece in this show waiting to be found, and will not be rivaled for years to come.

This is my childhood. I love Spongebob. It's funny, cool, and amazing. Spongebob of course is my favorite. It is a masterpiece. I love this show. I recommend this to everyone who loves it. Spongebob is truly the sweetest, funniest, cutest and most enthusiastic and spirited little sponge I've ever seen, Patrick is just the same for a starfish. Sandy is beyond intelligent and one tough mamma, Mr. Krabs may be cheap but I admire his trust in Spongebob when it comes to working.

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.

Ok, I'm like 1000% percent sure everyone on here has at least SEEN this show once when they were a kid. I love it, I still watch it today. Remember when they got all the celebrities on the Truth or square movie?

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!

If you haven't seen this show, you have to check it out. If you look at other lists of the best shows of all time, this show is consistently near the top. Words can't even begin to describe the enormity of this show and just how incredible it is. I would do anything to watch the show with fresh eyes again.

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

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

this is handsdwon the greatest TV show of all time. it is the greatest in terms of acting, and character development. walter white is the greatest character of all time. season 4 is one of the greatest seasons of all time, and the third to last episode "Ozymaandias" is the greatest hour in television history

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.

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 : )

Jesus christ, how come such a masterpiece in regards to plotting, cinematography, character development and drama is placed after THE SIMPSONS! the animation is rusty and surpassed, the humor is crude and unfunny, it had its glory days, but those are long gone and don't pay the debts of the modern series, And even, THE WALKING DEAD! The show isn't bad, it also doesn't deserve third spot. Cliche, mediocre character development... The only one I see here deserving of the top three spot with GoT, is sherlock, the wire and of course, breaking bad. *Best fictional universe ever created is ASOIAF, how not to get involved...*

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

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 more.

Family Guy will always be one of the best shows ever made. This show has impacted me like no other show, and it is up there with other amazing shows such as Simpsons, Rick and Morty, American Dad, Robot Chicken, South Park,etc. Some moments can be so random and I love it. It also never takes itself seriously and is self aware, and there's some episodes with no cutaways as well, and some episodes with very emotional moments. The fact that when Brian died for 2 episodes made news headlines is proof that Family Guy has impacted our world and has become forever iconic. The show can improve, like use less cutaway gags and references all the time, maybe make the characters a little less sociopathic and bring back some of their charm, and don't try to be any other show, be their own show. I always laugh at Family Guy on a bad day and I can't thank Seth MacFarlane and the family guy team enough.Is it worth being one of the most iconic cartoons of all time? YEESSSS

Thank you, Family Guy

What do you expect! Its family guy. This show is just flat out amazing. Seth has made a masterpiece. Peter is a fat, loveable, man who always is just hilarious, stewie is just an absolute genius, lois is and amazing character, meg is just meg, chris is just relatable, Brian is the funniest dog. Seasons one to 11 were iconic. Tbh it's better than the simpsons

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

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.

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.

Worst Show Ever! I'm sorry to all the people that love this show. But I hate it. I've watched like 10 minutes of it in my entire life because my cousins watch it and I'm at their house all the time. It's so inappropriate. I heard so much swearing and other unGodly things. I'm a devoted Christian teenager and I get very annoyed when people want to watch this show. Tip for you: Never watch this show, especially if you are just a kid who doesn't know where babies come from. You do not want to learn it by this show.

Why is this at number 8? it should be higher! PLUS south park's plot is creative, and that's what I like, a creative plot, its like after you watched one Episode of SP, you are hyped, wanting to watch more, Friends shouldn't be higher than south park, who made this list!? My favorite episode has to be, "Christmas in Canada? " where (Spoilers)

Ike gets taken away from Kyle, From his ACTUAL PARENTS (Not Shelia and Gerald) And Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny fly to Canada to get Ike back, well Kenny gets killed when the Prime Minister Shoots lazers straight at Kenny, Blowing him up.

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 more.

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.

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.

It's not just a show about zombies. It's a show about the people. The viewers truly become connected to the lives of the characters and root for them to do their best and survive in this new, dangerous world. The moral issues the characters are out through raises questions viewers often ask themselves "What would I do in that situation" and the answers to some of those questions may be shocking. The zombies are well created, and the scenarios that make them unique are great, but the relationships between this group of strangling survivors is what makes the show different.

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.

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. more.

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 was the greatest T.V. show of our time it changed all T.V. shows it thrived for 10 years with an outstanding cast who made history by standing up and demanding equal pay of 1mil for all six of them has had an enormous amount of celebrities on the show as is still hilariously funny to watch this deserves to beat Family Guy while sometimes being funny can be very rude and offensive plus it is classic and never goes out of style the way Family Guy will. FRIENDS WAS AND STILL IS IN MY OPINION THE GREATEST T.V. sHOW OF ALL TIME!

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 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.

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.

For a show being based on a paper company, it's pretty interesting. The best aspect of this show are the characters, and how much you got to like them over a couple of seasons. Steve Carell did a excellent job playing as Michael, so did the other actors like Rainn Wilson, John Krasinki. The humor, the storylines and characters--it's just the perfect blend for a good heart-warming comedy show.

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.

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 more.

This show does so many things perfectly and almost nothing wrong. On top of that, there are tons of secrets to keep you thinking long after the finale

I watched every episode and enjoyed. The story was a pure artwork and I appreciated team dedication in bringingthis to life.

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

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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 more.

I've seen many lists of best TV shows of all time, and so far, this website gives ATLA the highest ranking it has had at #12. However, I feel like it could be higher and many other shows could be lower. Shows like Simpsons, Family Guy, and SpongeBob are very iconic but eventually age caught up to the shows and they started deteriorating in quality. In my opinion, some shows such as Game Of Thrones and How I Met Your Mother are good... but their quality is very inconsistent. To me, shows like Stranger Things, Mandalorian, and Walking Dead may be a bit overhyped (these shows were good but just didn't make me go "WOAH BEST TV SHOW EVER"). Avatar The Last Airbender however, is not any of these categories. This show is very iconic, their quality remains very consistent, it appeals to all audiences, it's endlessly rewatchable, and this show has been left under the radar until recently. I'm glad it is getting more recognition this is by far my ...more

Look, you can't vote for everything on this list with only 10 votes. Wait...why would I want to vote for everything? Because everything is better than My little pony! Gah! Minus the 3 below stuff, that doesn't count. Like Thomas the Train. (Barf) (gag) (Cough) (Die)

Look. You can sit here and tell me that friends, or Family Guy are better than ATLA but in my opinion they’re just not. The utter QUALITY in ATLA that is maintained throughout the show is incredible! It’s well written, well acted, well animated, well everything. It’s a perfectly incredible compact story that I have problems finding flaws with.

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:

12 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.

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".

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

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.

13 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.

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.

This is completely absurd. Seinfeld is one of the wittiest, funniest television programs in the history of sitcoms and yet it stands at number five of the top 10 best television shows behind friends.

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.

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.

This is the best TV show, and it isn’t very close. Nothing can equal this hilarious, addicting, nostalgic, scary, action-packed, mystery-filled, and delightful show. You love and really get to know some of the characters, and it is impossible to stop watching. The most intriguing and best sci-fi (kind of) show there is. Come on, it deserves better than fourteenth. It is just a really awesome show, and it will take a lot more than things like the simpsons and spongebob (the simpsons is good, don’t get me wrong, and spongebob of course is terrible) to get me to stop liking this masterpiece of a show.
Why, stranger things is a blessing bestowed upon us by grateful and remoseful Gods, it is a timeless, nostalgic classic perfect for bingewatching, with amazing, likeable characters and many stories within one. There is nothing I would change about the perfect infrastructure of that amazing TV show perfectly replicating the 80s into three wonderful seasons. It has no bad qualities ...more

Stranger Things by far is the best TV show on Netflix...honestly the cast couldn’t be more perfect and I’m currently watching it AGAIN, to be more specific, the 23rd time! I love the mix of romance, horror, and comedy and I love how realistic the 80s feel is...kudos to the Duffer Brothers for creating such a beautiful and well thought out show, can't wait for season 4

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.

15 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.

I just love Mordecai and Rigby insane adventures during every animated episode that show had.
Finale was epic and heartbreaking.

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 show should've kept going! I can't believe it stopped! hopefully something like the next generation comes out because I NEED another show like this!

16 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 more.

Finn and Jake were the perfect duo against villans from OOO realm.
From misunderstood Simon (Ice King) to well destructive Lich (Sweet P) and evil entity called GOLB.
Was just amaizing and if I watch it now sure I will get nostalgic.

Adventure time come on grab your friends were going to a very distant land , jake the dog and finn the human the fun will never end its adventure time! Love this show , Tis the best .

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.

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.

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. more.

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

This show should be near the top. It is in fact the longest running sci-fi show of all time, and it's not hard to see why. So many great actors have played the popular character, from William Hartnell, to Tom Baker, to everyone's favorite David Tennant, etc. This series is just iconic and it's just an intelligent TV series, and I love it.

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...

My favourite personally. It's been a part of my life for years now, and while it has faded (in my opinion) of overall performance in the later series, it remains a fantastic show for anyone to view. The lore and universe are staggering, the characters, acting and script are undeniably unforgettable, the show has A LOT to see and the soundtrack...oh my god. Oh, and the show is unique and fresh, as well as every storyline it coughs up. I'll never forget this T.V. Show ever, and I think it deserves to the honoured, as the greatest T.V. Show of all time, ground-breaking and iconic.

18 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.

Let's be honest The simpsons is Jack and Jill compared to this T.V. show what can I say the fanbase isn't terrible like many other shows (Steven Universe and Rick and Morty) Not only that the jokes are funny for (Big bang theory fans) their jokes can be understood by "dumb" and smart people I have to go now but this should be #1

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.

19 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.

20 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.

I will live and die with this show. Not just the show us amazing but so are the conventions, the actors are so involved with their fandom and charity. Real life angels, every single one of them. And the fandom is warm and welcoming. The actors make sure to use the fandom for good causes and they do so much for us. The story for once is not about the standard romance but about love in every sense of the word. Family don't end with blood. Always keep fighting. You are not alone.

This show is amazing! You have a wonderful storyline with outstanding actors portraying brothers that will get you hooked and draw you into their lives and make you feel as if you are a part of their family - as if you are living their lives with them. Classic good vs evil and how they get through the days fighting monsters, evil and trying to save the world. I have been watching Supernatural from the first day it began back in September 2005. Amazing show that continues to grab you and wrap you into their lives week after week. Good, bad, ugly, sadness and sometimes joy and happiness. Just life with the Winchesters. Fighting to save the world from monsters and evil. The character's are played by very talented and amazing actors who bring their characters to life and made the audience believe they are real and they go through some dramatic situations. Sometimes they come out on top and other times not so well. Just like real life situations but with a twist. With the amazing on and ...more

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.

I think everyone should watch this how. It has everything I want in a show like this! Family, demons, angels, witches, vampires, werewolves, EVERYTHING!

21 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!

This is one of those shows I overlooked and used to talk bad about, but once I started watching I got caught up with the the contrast comedy-drama (much like Scrubs) but the reason this is higher it's because it has such a great connection with my life, personality when it comes to love and relationships, and also because of the writers outstanding work on twists, flashbacks, so well planed/written, etc... Yep, I enjoy both South Park and How I Met Your Mother, problem?

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.

The earlier seasons left me clenching my stomach the entire time but the very last season was not good at all... They should not have had the wedding for an entire season... And the final episode was terrible... But if I am not looking at the last season then I can certainly say this deserves a higher spot than 9

22 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 more.

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!

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.

I seriously do not understand why some people dislike the new Pokemon series I love them! Best wishes n is amazing! By the way y and x sounds amazing I believe that Pokemon is better than ever before in both the series and the games!

Why is the new getting hate? The old ones have deleted inappropriate content and Ash is bigger of a whiny brat than Caillou, by the way one of the old episodes gave people seizures!

23 American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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.

Just another clone of family guy. Exactly the same but with cornier jokes, and it is a very racist show. It shouldn't be on this list!

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

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

Rick is awesome. Not only is he an awesome scientist, but he will NEVER let anyone get away with hurting his family (I.e., when Morty was nearly raped). I'll admit that there are lots of cartoons on this list that I like (especially SpongeBob), but this cartoon is something else because it's not like these other cartoons where you just watch and understand it. For example, Rick's catchphrase is a reference to some Russian novel, if I remember correctly. There is a quite nihilistic philosophy in this show. The way Mr. Jellybean, who nearly raped Morty, was honored, is a metaphor for how we refuse to look at the bad sides of historical figures. Not to mention, I can relate to Morty at times. The Citadel episode was interesting as well. It is honestly interesting to see the Ricks and Mortys from other dimensions.

P.S. ModernSpongeBobSucks, I am confused. You added this cartoon to the list, and yet you also added this to the "Worst Cartoons Ever" list. Can you explain? - ...more

AHEM this deserves to be number one because literally EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS AMAZING! Mainly b because morty is too cute and rick is hilarious,Jerry is dim witted but charming, summer can be relatable But will also admit to being a brat, so basically the same internet and Beth is so hardcore, every episode has its own unique storyline and honestly its personally my favourite cartoon ever

Why aren’t more people voting for this? It’s the best show ever!

Well, to be fair, you have to a high IQ to understand it so maybe that’s why not many vote for it (JK it’s a joke)

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!

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

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.

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

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