Top 10 Best TV Shows

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The Top Ten

1 The Simpsons 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

In my generation, this was the Beatles of television.

Weird, I always thought The Simpsons was for all ages. The more you know I guess. - Qryzx

The old simpsons were the best ever. Don't judge it by the new episodes. Watch all of seasons 5-10 and you will agree.

Even those without accounts are right, The Simpsons wasn't really appropriate for families, it's a teenage show only for teenagers and adults, it's humor is dirty, but South Park takes the cake as the most inappropriate show of all time, People need to stop focusing on inappropriate shows, they probably just do it for the money. - nelsonerico

I absolutly love it but I have to agree the older ones were better. I especially like the treehouse horror Halloween specials that they do

I love The Simpsons and I started watching it about a year ago. I also got Simpsons: Hit and Run for GameCube last October and I got Simpsons Road Rage for Christmas. Heck, Homer's been my favorite since I played The Simpsons Game for DS when I was younger and I still have my Lisa toy from 2007 when Burger King was promoting the movie! Also for some reason I feel Homer's probably been my favorite since before I played the game but I'm not sure... Anyway, I love this show! - April96

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2 SpongeBob SquarePants 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 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. ...read more.

Wait, this should be in the top 5. What is Queer as Folk? This should possibly be the top T.V. show. He is a fun yellow sponge with a pink starfish best friend. - thowil

STUPIDEST SHOW?! It's obvious you've only watched the new episodes. - Goatworlds

Haha how could you now love him? His is a fun yellow sponge with a stupid pink starfish friend! I love him! And he should be in the top ten or twenty

My number 1 cartoon show. I've seen every episode from season 1-8

The new episodes are nowhere near as good as the old ones since the movie, Nickelodeon is running out of ideas.

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!

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3 Breaking Bad 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.

No.13. Are you kidding me. It deserves the top spot and way ahead of all these other shows (except Friends). It is the best show on television apart from The Wire. Please vote for this to get to the top.

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! - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

It was actually awesome, it won't disturb you, and it had the best acting as a matter of fact for a non sitcom show, it was the best show ever made and now the best show around is Doctor Who. - nelsonerica

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.

Breaking Bad manages to do difficult techniques of complex storytelling and filmaking better than most high-production movies. It will go down as one the few truly perfect shows from start to finish. Each season manages to be better than the last, and every character is awesome in some way. Also one of the most quoteable shows ever.

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4 Game of Thrones 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.

GOT is the best show ever... How come it is placed so low on the list :(
My top 5 T.V. shows would be:
1. Game of Thrones
2. How I met Your Mother
3. Breaking Bad
4. Friends
5. The Wire - abhisheksrivastava

Seems like you haven't watch Breaking bad. It may comes after GOT for some, but never after How I Met Your Mother. - paragjyoti

I was looking for something to watch and seen Game of thrones was ranked 59th. Not sure if this site is even worth looking at anymore...

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!

This is the best show ever, hands down (if you 18+ and not extremely religious). It has the auctioning quality, character depth and plot twists that Breaking Bad had, then add in the costumes, the cinematography the special affects. What T.V. show has epic battles, dragons, zombies, prostitutes, incest, pirates and human sacrifice? Shame, Shame, Shame

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

What makes "The Walking Dead, " so unique is the fact that it isn't some cliche show where you can guess exactly what happens. You'll watch your favorite characters die, and weaker characters fail repeatedly. Of course there are zombies walking around looking for flesh, but that's simply a chore each of the characters must face now. "The Walking Dead, " exposes humanities imperfections in such a way that makes you feel for the characters so much more.

AMC created a master piece. The episodes totally hook you and once you watch it there is no going back. Second Season Oct.11 can't wait for it to come. - PePsMeX

It's not always hooking, it's scary and disturbing, it isn't as bad as Supernatural, but it can still disturb you and possibly scar you for life, but it deserves to be here since it's so iconic.

The walking dead is an amazing show, it has great characters with lot of depth and does well at keeping you watching the show with suspense, thrills, and anticipation of what happens next. Truly a great show

Its just a good show that's it.

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6 South Park 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.

It's all about the scripts. Just like The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The animation is sub par and who cares? These guys can stay on top of current events and paste one of these episodes together in 2 weeks if they need to do so. The one theme that seems to resonate with this team of writers is the cult of personality. Those writers love to be mean to celebs. They stay fresh because their ideas come from current events. - mgenet

It's not about the kids, it's about the audience overall. Who cares if it's inappropriate for kids, why do you care so much? It's supposed to be for mature audiences only. - MontyPython

There is no way that friends and family guy top this south park is a masterpiece! - Chris-1

I love a lot of these shows but South Park has to be the best no comparison - OneWayStreet

Dirty, funny and plain awesome

Way better than the simpsons

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7 Family Guy 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 (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

Kinda lazy and boring compared to the old Simpsons and especially Breaking Bad, but back then it was a decent show, except for it's adult humor it originally has.

Overall, this show is very unique and funny. The earlier seasons (1-8) were when the show was at it's best. Seasons (9-13) still offer some unique, clever humor, but not as good as (1-8). Anything after season (13) has started to become lazy and unfunny. All-in-all, I would highly recommend this show for anyone that enjoys somewhat tasteless and politically-incorrect jokes.

HOW IS THIS NOT 1 OR 2?! MOST OFFENSIVE SHOW AND THEY'RE STILL FUNNY!

Great Show!

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8 Friends 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. ...read more.

Friends totally rocks! It's been years since it ended, but it's magic is still captures your heart!

Friends is like the best T.V. show ever no one can compete with friends...
Have seen each and every episode of friends like 5 times...

The greatest sitcom of all time, has surpassed Seinfeld in everything. Possibly the greatest T.V. Show of all time. Its impact on culture is immense, it really broke the mold in what sitcoms were.

Just because it is inappropriate doesn't mean it's a bad show. Like for example, Friends is a great show but it's inappropriate and Dora is a crappy show but it's kid friendly. No offense to Dora, it's probably better for the target demographic (2-5) - lelennyface

I wish that it never ended, we need more seasons please

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9 Seinfeld 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.

This list is dumb - thenextsteplover

As a teen in 2019 this is still my favorite show

No other show can hold a candle to Seinfeld - haineroid

This show is way better than friends what

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

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.

The office changed modern television. You feel all the characters there highs and lows it is such a fun show and is a classic. Id say I'm a bit obsessed as I have watched it 17 times and every time it is still funny

This should be number 1 - libtardsarebad

Really fun to watch. - codgtamk34

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11 The Big Bang Theory 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.

This show is hilarious. Enough said. The only reason that more people don't like the show is because they aren't smart enough to understand the jokes.

The only reason people would say that the only reason people don't like the shows because I don't understand the jokes is because they're morons - ColtIsGod

really funny especially sheldon and raj - blind_bikerz

My all time favorite show. It's hilarious, and the stars are nerds like me!

It is really good you should wach it

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12 Gravity Falls 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 ...read more.

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 - Hajj

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 - TheWiseOne

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.

This show is amazing

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13 Regular Show 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.

This show doo doo - Cuppyboi751

Do you know who else loves this show? - Smash64

Regular Show was the Show that made me hold it as something I’m glad to have seen and remember by. Wish I could relive it again from 2010 again

A Cartoon Network Show about two 23 year old slacker working at a park is my favourite to show of all time.

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

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...

As a kid in the 70's this was my favourite show on T.V.. And now with the revival series starting in 2005, this is the best Sci-Fi on T.V. at the moment. The story is so complex and weaved only people who have watched all 5 seasons will understand this comment. Watching one episode will get you nowhere. The Doctor Rocks!

Even better when watched with the spin-off series Torchwood.

How is this NOT in the top ten, it's awesome - MrMe

Why is this not in the top 10? How did SpongeBob SquarePants beat this? There has been almost 53 years of The Doctor on T.V. screens, and I can't believe some people haven't heard of Doctor Who. Doctor Who is one of the best sci fi T.V. shows of all time. There are so many things to get out of Doctor Who, and it's not just the T.V. show. Anybody that doesn't like it hasn't found the episodes, novels, audio stories, or comics that would suit them best! For those who don't like it, after watching only 10 minutes of an episode, watch more! Watch at least the whole T.V. show, modern and classics, before you complain to me.

People have to know about the fan content that comes with this fandom. How many fan art, good cosplays, and even SONGS that people have written for this T.V. show. Without the fans of Doctor Who, this T.V. show wouldn't be alive today. When it cancelled in 1989, fans wanted it back. They got a movie in 1996 but it wasn't just enough for the fandom. Now, Doctor ...more

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15 Lost Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

I 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!

AMAZING SHOW, PURE EPICNESS FROM START TO END. JUST AMAZING

Lost is the best series of all time

Lost was absolutely the best! It should be number one. It just kept you guessing at every turn and you really had to think about what you were watching at times or you would get LOST

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

Best show EVER! Great Story lines, amazing acting, superb character chemistry. The show had me hooked from the first episode.

The Awesomest Show Ever!
The Story Line is Epic and it got me wrapped like hell

No, no supernatural is the best show ever.
Comedy, botherly love good, evil come on.

I've been watching Supernatural for over a year now and I get more hooked into it every time I watch it - Catacorn

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17 Adventure Time 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 ...read more.

I love this show it is so creative and fun and it can get dark love this Cartoon

Adventure time is beautiful the deep characters and it had a epic ending
#adventure time rules

I thought it is higher - Gamerbdog21

I cried on the last episode - Itzyaboibree

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18 Stranger Things 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.

Should be top or second behind Simpsons - Bigbadbeast999

Should be in top 5...

WHY IS THIS NO.18?

It's clearly the best show I've ever watched!
I'm so obsessed with the storyline, the characters, the music, the relationships and the 80s setting!
Also the cast is so amazing and talented! And I'm thankful for every person who helped creating this masterpiece!
Stranger Things is my life!

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19 Futurama 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 like a couple show better, but I voted this one cause it deserves to be MUCH higher. At the very least, in the top 20.

Eh

definitely a classic that's for sure, Dr. Zoidberg and Bender are just funny as hell!

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20 How I Met Your Mother 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.

That's one of the best T.V. show I had ever seen. Barney Stinson is my favourite character

The best T.V. show ever! Never seen such a good show that can make you laugh out loud!

The best group dynamic ever and hilarious beats friends hands down

This is the only show I can leave mid episode and sitll know what's happening on the screen because I've watched it like 20 times

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21 Avatar: The Last Airbender 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 ...read 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: - keycha1n

Honestly Avatar should be higher. It's genuinely remarkable how good this show is. This is some top tier television and I'm stunned that a kids show of all things is this excellent pre Adventure Time. - regularshowman

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. - Anonymousxcxc

It's literally the best. It features an absolutely AWESOME world, characters to love, the story is really exciting to follow and it also teaches you something about values in life and having fun. Would always watch!

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

Should definitely be at least as high as Gravity Falls. - Bookin

T.V. show with a Potential to last as long as Simpsons

How are south park, adventure time, gravity falls, and seinfield higher than this. This should be number 2 second only to the simpsons

RICK AND MORTY IS NUMBER SOUTH PARK IS NUMBER TWO IMPRACTICAL JOKERS IS THIRD PLACE TO ME ON THIS FOR RATINGS IN EVERY CATEGORY YOU FANS OR VIEWERS NEED TO WATCH THESE SHOWS AND RATE THEM IN THE FIVE OR ELSE IN THE THREE

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23 Pokemon 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.

Dragon ball is better

All of them! - Litterbox42

Like it a LOT.
I don't understand the people that hate pokemon.
What is there to hate?
SERIOUSLY!
How do they think of an episode on EVERY SINGLE Pokemon?
Really good show. - 2234

The only reason people hate Pokemon is because there is a thing called an opinion. - Jessicarabbit

This has to be my favorite Anime of all time
My favorite of all Pokemon has to be the movie I choose you
Its my opinion!

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

Roger, Bullock, Principal Lewis. Enough said. - ihatetrump

Is like family guy but 100 times better! - NelMemazo

I so much hate this cartoon. Because:(1) it is for kids (2)it is not very funny (3) it is like that of Toonmarty

One of the funniest animated shows of all time.

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25 Sherlock (U.K.)

Sherlock is the best ever! No other show even comes close, save Doctor Who way in the distance. It can and will take over your life - all in under ten episodes. That takes serious skill. I love the action, the subtle humour, the plot, and the actors. Sherlock is such a fascinating, complex character who is hilarious and terrifying at the same time. Watson is not to be overlooked though; he's so normal and human compared to "our favourite psychopath" that the two make a hilarious duo.

The only downside? There are three seasons, three episodes per season, and about two years for the production of each series. I suppose that's what we have to go through to get good television. Oh, and the Reichenbach Fall will break your heart. It did mine.

Anyone who says South Park, Family Guy, or the Simpsons tops Sherlock has clearly never seen true entertainment.

This should be in the top 10! - WeezaPeeza

It Should Surely be in the top 5

This is a true modern epic. Terrific storyline, superb performances and repackaging of the quintessential detective that easily outclasses the big budget Hollywood franchise. Deserves to be much much higher

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

Good show

This was unlike any other Cartoon back then.

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

that's hot

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27 The X-Files The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.

If you multiply x by 3 you get 3x, which can be written xxx like xxxtenacion and he got shot. There were guns in this show so 9/10 pretty accurate - BigBoyDonald

One of the best shows of all time. Teaches you some knowledge unlike dorky shows like The Simpsons. A black hole in their house! That show just gives kids wrong knowledge. If kids end up thinking why I don't have a black hole in my house, it's because of the show The Simpsons. That show isn't bad, but way too overrated.

This is #1 - Cuppyboi751

X-Files rocked! The only reason I would come home to watch TV was this show. The biggest let down when it ended. Loved the movie and still waiting for another one. - wally24

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28 The Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presents a stand-alone story in which characters find themselves dealing with often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described ...read more.

YES! THIS IS THE BEST SHOW!

The Twilight Zone (1960s) is easily the most original and entertaining series to ever air on television. It has always been my favourite, and nothing could possibly top it. Although I enjoy other shows on this list (Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, etc.) Twilight Zone is the peak of television, and it deserves to be must higher than 30. - Harry_Lime

X-file would have never existed without Twilight Zone. Original, allegoric, scary, and entertaining. Training ground for actors that went on to TV and movies. Rod Serling used Twilight Zone to illuminate our society; religious, political, sociological and always with a twist of irony.. - mgenet

I looked up this list so I could choose the twilight zone! So great!

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29 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.

This is a masterpiece! If it weren't for this show I bet a third of cartoons today wouldn't exist. The show is filled with such memorable characters as bugs bunny, porky pig and my personal favourite, road runner. The jokes are top quality and it was done with such care that it inspired many to make animation. I hate to admit it but everything in the top ten is not even comparable to this.

Best show for all ages and it's better than shows like family guy and American dad etc. Because in those shows all they do is curse and screw around with drugs enough said.

This is much better than the stuff today...don't EVER watch the new stuff on cartoon network "looney tunes show".

Good clean cartoons unlike the junk they have today

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30 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

It was over because it was the loudest show I have ever watched! Besides My Little Pony, of course.

This show sucks. I once tried to watch it and I just took it off cause I couldn't stand it anymore. IT SUCKS. It SHOULD be in the number 83. by the way, this is 33 not 83. But is should be. ENOUGH SAID! *Drop the mic.*

God isn't gay so neither are you, you are faking it for attention. - BigBoyDonald

It's a masterpiece. I haven't really got to catch up much. - Katildalover93

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31 That '70s Show That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.

My All time favorite sitcom. This is one of the most underestimated tv shows around. Seasons 1-4 were the best. The cast made this series more than the decade did. I really loved this show. It was endearing, cutting edge, heartbreaking, crude and FUNNY all at the same time. Well rounded, ensemble cast, but in my opinion Topher Grace was the backbone of the seies. - danalana

Good show. - BigBoyDonald

You can tell a lot of heart and effort was put into the production of this show. It's a show you can watch at anytime, in any state of mind. I remember it being a popular show back in the mid 00's but not many people tend to recognize its greatness today.
The show definitely declined after Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace left, but to me this doesn't detract from the overall quality of the 8-season run.

Deffinatly one of the most underrated sitcoms and tv shows of all time. Not just funny, but it also takes a truely great idea and writing in order to take a cast with only a couple experienced actors, and turn them all into popular icons, and actors, as well as turning the show into a show loved by mostly everyone whos ever watched it.

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32 The Sopranos The Sopranos The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his home life and his criminal organization. ...read more.

This is the best show ever to grace the T.V. Screen, the fact that things like Hannah Montana and Sweet life on deck are even higher is just insulting

This is one BAD top-ten list. It's deplorable that Friends is at number two and this is 94. - Virtuoso

How is this a time 33 the sopranos Is the most influential T.V. show and the best it was the first time T.V. viewers said we have gone from a B&W wholesome sitcom with a famous comedian to a hour long drama with a dirty mouthed violent antihero also game of thrones is not what made HBO popular the sopranos is although I do like game of thrones I LOVE THE SOPRANOS

I was expecting this to be at least on the first page, but, 28? Really? For one of the most beloved shows of all time that gives such a detailed insight into mob life? Apparently "Doctor Who", "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Friends", 3 family friendly shows which are just there for entertainment and not for intricate story-telling, are considered better than this masterpiece.

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33 The Flash The Flash The Flash is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW.

This show should be higher than this - StarGirl23

Great show. A bit weak around Seasons 3-4, but Season 5 is back in form!

Still holds up as the best Arrowverse show. - codgtamk34

Love the flash!

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34 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

favorite!

You have to love this childhood FAVOURITE!

Love this show! I even have a Jerry plushie I got from movie world! But I make Jerry act like a girl because he does look and seem like a female in the cartoon. I love the old tom and jerry but the new one is crap. I love the old one though

Let's vote until this month in the top six

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35 American Horror Story American Horror Story American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Best horror T.V. series I have ever seen in my life...

Totally outstanding and chilling

My top 3 favourite T.V. shows are the walking dead, friends and American Horror Story. It pushes audience to their limits and the acting is amazing. Very disturbing, very good. Sarah Paulson is amazing.

The...Best

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36 Arrow Arrow Arrow is an American action crime television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.

This is awesome. I love arrow so much

Okay what the hell? Arrow the greatest live action superhero television series ever and possibly on of the best T.V. series of all time is at 83? Come on what the hell! It deserves better each episode is intriguing and everyone on the show are awesome actors. This should at least be in the top 10.

Come on seriously! The greatest T.V. Show of all time is down here at 84? Come on guys watch this and you WILL NOT regret it. It is awesome.

The best shows I have ever seen I want to be like him action thrill suspense every thing what I need to see is in this show I love this and I hope this show will come on top 10 of the list

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37 Beavis and Butthead

Hehehehhehe butt - BigBoyDonald

I’m beavis and everyone is a butthead - Cuppyboi751

This show rocks! It should be way higher than 105th place!

How should be number 1 man is funny

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38 Survivor Survivor

Where's Total Drama? - buster

Should be in top ten easy

This show has revolutionized T.V.. Every reality show is somehow based on the "vote someone off at the end of every episode" mentality that Survivor introduced.

This was the beginning of reality T.V.. How dare you people make it 38. It should be number 1. If it weren't for survivor there wouldn't be many other shows like it, (such as amazing race or big brother)

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39 Black Mirror Black Mirror Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme showrunners.

Black people are bad so black mirror is bad because black = bad. I have the pass do not woryr - BigBoyDonald

The most unique and underappreciated show.The reason why its on this number proves that the world is full of average people who don't understand and appreciate such thoughtprovoking and realistic seasons.

One of the most well written and unique shows and also one of the most underappreciated. Every episode is like a movie with its own incredible plot, deep characters and disturbing, yet true messages. And the endings! Oh, they do a lot of work to make every single ending plot twist as grandious and pompesious as it is humanly possible. Seriously, if every single episode (and keep in mind, that each episode is a new story with new characters and made by a new writers and directors) was to air in theaters, I'd go and watch them all -> especially that Christmas Special, which is probably my favourite special ever, it is so mind-buggling and emotional. I love this show and I and almost enraged of how underrated it is and that it never appeared on this whole list (although Toddlers and Tiaras did, somehow). Go watch it. IT IS INCREDIBLE. - UniqueUniverse

It's the best, enough said

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40 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

Dbz is amazing and can't be beat. It has been aired all over the world in many different languages. The story is well thought out and it isn't all just mindless punching. There is a reason the world loves this show so give it a chance.My family watches dbz all the time whenever we can so me and my siblings are super strong for our age because those are our heroes and they also throw in a few good training tips. I bet if more people bothered to look down here this show would get a lot more votes.

This show is a masterpiece that deserves a place in the top 20.

It's probably the most influential anime in existence, since not only was it the base on which shows like Naruto, Sailor Moon and One Piece were made, but also because it's still going strong, with its 30th anime anniversary this year and 32nd overall.

It has a great story, which follows the protagonist Son Goku and his adventures in order to become stronger and stronger, while fighting against evil forces. Goku has epic battles with the villains of the series, but also has great fights in regular tournaments, in order to achieve this job. The mastery Akira Toriyama and Toei put into this is extremely obvious. Goku vs. Frieza is probably the best fight ever in any cartoon made.

Dragon Ball also does not focus purely on Goku; it also shows the progress of his friends such as Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Piccolo, Vegeta, and even Yamcha. This is something you don't see often in superhero shows. Then you've ...more

How the hell is this no higher? DBZ is my favorite Anime, Better than Pokemon It should at least be in the top 20

AWESOME! All that crap like American dad and regular show shouldn't be above this.. Is got awesome flying people and cool attacks and super saiyans! (Dragon ball is better though... ) - HOHOHO

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41 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

The original was better than the remake - StarGirl23

Best show ever

funny

The best cartoon that ever aired. So sad it got canceled and got replaced by that TTG crap. I loved all the characters, villains, plot, relationships, action drama, EVERYTHING! This should be number 1. Long live the titans.

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42 Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

How is the greatest show ever way down here!? By the way, they finally have some funny people on now. C'mon, vote for SNL. - drpeppersnapple

funniest show ever should at least be in the top 30. how the hell is hannah montana higher than this!? - russian

People think differently about life because of this show.

This should be in the top ten! I couldn't believe when they had Trump on, I didn't watch that one. So mad. I did watch it when they had Bernie

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43 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

Everyone should watch it! - OrangeRin

I love gumball best cn show

Good show
- Michelle "Bruce" Obama - BigBoyDonald

This is my favorite cartoon ever

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44 Dexter Dexter

It will surely teach you between the good and the bad. Awesome T.V. series. Changed the way I thought about life. It should be on number 1.

32? This should be number 1 and no way is American idol better than dexter. That is really stupid

Hey this one should be on top because the way they mix action drama horror every thing its just great I love this show Michael c. Hall did great justice with his role

Dude common this deserves at least at top 5. Beside Breaking bad, Walking dead, lost and better call saul. AND IT HAS THE BEST SOUNDTRACKS COMPARED TO ALL SERIES I've SEEN SO FAR.The best series with musics amd tracks.

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45 Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for The Fox Broadcasting Company. It premiered on January 9, 2011 and is still running as of 2017.

Best show ever. Love the stars on the show, Bob cares a lot about the kids. this is an awesome show

A show that’s starts out so annoying, and then you discover the heart and hilarious jokes hidden with in. A true fun ride. This, the simpsons, a series of unfortunate events and the Goldbergs are all 10/10.

WOW this is number 97? I think this is better than family guy spongebob the simpson American dad south park and the fairly odd parents! my favorite characters are Louis e and gene my favourite episode is glued where's my bob?

This it the best show. It doesn't try to hard, it is extremely funny. The characters are amazing and funny. I think it should be in at least in the top 20 - Justmakinganame

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46 Full House Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

Game of Thrones and Doctor Who are above this? - purpleyoshi98

Full house is Amazing

This should be #3 - Cuppyboi751

Love it, its not my favorite but its gonna take me forever to find it to be honest.

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47 The Loud House The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. ...read more.

I love I hope there is going to be an season5

This show must be the most overrated cartoon, I said, everybody loves him, but not really. I'm not a huge fan but I'm not hating this cartoon. I said it's neutral for me. - NelMemazo

I LOVE this show. How is this at #227? The world may never know.

Why so low? this should be in the top 5! - DylanheBuilder

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48 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.

Needs to be higher - PoohFanBronyCareBear2001

1: Characters. In MLP, there are no stereotypes. All of the characters are flawed, Good role models who are all very unique. Plus, it's likely you'll find at least one mane 6 pony you can relate to, and sometimes even more. None of the characters are Mary Sues, and they all have amazing designs and color schemes.

2: Lore. One of the things easy to overlook is how much backstory there is behind the show. Even though the holidays in our world are different from the ones in the pony world, they still have explanations. One example of this is Hearth's warming eve, which happens around the same time as Christmas in our world. It celebrates the founding of Equestria. Also, there's a backstory for everything, to what magic really is to why the ponies are colorful to why there are 4 different species, plus even more.

3: Art/Animation. Ok, so it's animated in flash. Honestly this is by far the BEST flash animation I have ever seen. Everything is so smooth, and it gets better ...more

If your a brony and your reading this, I'm sorry but his show ruined the lives of many people. It ruined mine as well.

Should be higher

just saying

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49 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

This show is odd. b - BigBoyDonald

Why is this fun super nick so low? I love it

It was at 46, and now it's at 37.

I cannot Believe its Number 176!? What?! It should be in the top 20. Lets keep on voting for it until it reaches Number 1!

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50 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

I don't understand why this anime it's very down. At least, has to be in the number 40 because is one of the best animes. Well, that's my opinion. - NelMemazo

Eh it’s fine for a anime film... - Cuppyboi751

This anime is one of the best animes ever (if not, the best) and is an amazing show that deserves more credit, it is listed as #3 on top ten animes on this site

Best anime ever. No way it should be this low. Only one episode which wasnt interesting (and that was a recap episode). Plus the main character is a genius badass.

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