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Introduction

Are you looking for the best TV Shows of all time?

TV shows are great means of entertainment and one defining aspect about it is the linkup storyline.

This causes insiquisitiveness that will always want you watch out for more.

If you’re a type that does not joke with quality shows, then this post is for you.

We will be dealing with the 50 best TV shows of all time so, let’s go!

50. House

Kicking off the list for the best TV shows of all time is House.

The eighth-seasoned American television medical drama was aired from 2004 to 2012.

49. Oz

Oz is an American television drama series that was Produced by the premium cable network HBO.

The 1997 show has six seasons and plots about the day-to-day dealings of inmates in a strange prison facility.

48. Fargo

Fargo is one of the best TV shows of all time.

The series has three seasons and an upcoming fourth was anticipated to be released on 2020 but it did not pull through due to the covid pandemic.

47. Only Fools And Horses

Only Fools And Horses is the 47th best show of all time.

It is a British television sitcom that featured in BBC One.

The movie made its first mark in 1981 and was consequently aired for 10 years.

46. Fleabag

Fleabag is a British comedy-drama TV show. It was publicy released in 2016 and plots about the life of a young but confused lady in London.

45. Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American sci-fi drama-horror web series.

The show has three seasons which is subdivided into 25 episodes.

44. Roots (2016)

Roots is a series that was released on May, 2016.

The movie plots about the adventure of an African young man who was sold as a slave in US.

43. Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy is an American crime television series.

The 2008 show has a total of Seven seasons which comes with 92 episodes.

42. 24

24 is an American action drama TV series with eighth seasons.

The show is subdivided into 192 episodes and plots about a force personnel who planned to stop terrorism in LA.

41. Frasier

Frasier is an interesting American sitcom TV series.

The movie has 11 seasons and was released in 1993.

40. Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under is an American drama TV series that premiered on HBO on June 3, 2001.

The movie is created by Alan Ball and is widely praised by movie critics for its directing and performance.

39. ER

ER is an American medical drama TV series.

It is the short abbreviation for “emergency room” and plots about physicians and pending events in a General hospital in Chicago.

38. Blackadder

Blackadder is a pseudo-historical British sitcom series.

The movie which contains 24 episodes in 4 seasons was aired from 1983 to 1989.

37. The Shield

The Shield is an American crime drama television series.

The movie plots about a department of the LAPD who were keen to maintain order in a fictional district of Farmington.

36. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror TV show.

The series has 10 seasons which is subdivided into 146 episodes.

35. NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama TV show.

The series has recieved lots of positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics on its directing and performance.
 

34. Orange Is the New Black

Coming in next on the list, Orange Is the New Black is one of the best TV shows of all time.

The show is an American comedy-drama web series plots about life in a prison.

33. Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is an American television crime drama television series.

The movie was programmed to run six seasons from 2015 to 2021 and so far, 5 are successful while the remainder is anticipated in 2021

32. 30 Rock

30 Rock is a series that was created by Tina Fey. The show which runned a total of Seven seasons from 2006 to 2013 was featured on a background of a live Comedy.

Winning several awards, the movie has received lots of positive reviews from movie critics.

31. Sherlock

Sherlock is a British crime TV show that is based on the stories of Sherlock Holmes.

The movie is widely praised for perfomance, directing and writing.

30. Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is an American political satire sitcom.

The series which was runned from 2019 to 2015 has Seven seasons, 125 episodes.

29. Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American Comedy series that was created by Larry David.

The show was premiered on October 15, 2000 and has has received high critical acclaim.

Also, it has been nominated for several awards; clinching the “Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”

28. The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson is the 28th best television show.

It was an American late-night talk show hosted by Johny Carson.

  1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama TV series.

The movie which was programmed to run from 1997 to 2003 is an American supernatural drama TV series.

The movie has won three Emmy Awards and has received positive reviews.
 

26. Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British period crime drama television series.

The show has five seasons which is subdivided into 30 episodes.
 

25. The X Files

The X Files is an American sci-fi drama television series that was released in 1993.

Created by Chris Carter, the movie plots two FBI agents who are trying to crack off a case.

The movie is a long standing show which has received several awards accompanied by good feedbacks via reviews.

24. Arrested Development

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Arrested Development is an American television sitcom.

The movie has received lots of positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics.

It has also won six primetime Emmy Awards.

23. Deadwood

Deadwood is an American Western TV show.

The movie draws back to periods in the 1870s at the town of Deadwood, South Dakota.

It has been nominated for several awards, winning eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

22. Friends

Friends is an American sitcom television series.

The movie is dubbed as “one of the greatest show of all time.”

The series plots about the lives of six friends in their 20s and 30s in New York.

21. Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers is the 21st best television show of all time.

It has won each of Emmy and Golden Globe awards and plots about the military activities in Europe and American during World War II.
 

20. Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is a British TV sitcom that debuted on BBC 2 in 1975. 

The show was honoured as the greatest ever British TV sitcom by Radio Times.

19. South Park

South Park is an American animated sitcom.

The series plots about the lives of four young boys: Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Stan Marsh and Eric Cartman.

Since its release in 1997, the show has received lots of positive reviews from movie critics.

18. Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica is an American military sci-fi TV series.

The movie parades 76 episodes from four seasons and was premiered in 2004.

It plots about the destinies of Twelve Colonies, in a star system.

17. All in the Family

All in the Family is an American sitcom that was released in 1971.

The movie plots about the day-to-day activities of a working Dad.

It has 9 seasons which is incooperated with 205 episodes.

16. Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is an American period crime drama series.

The show since its release has recieved lots of positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics.

Also, the series has been nominated for several awards.

15. Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is among the top 15 best shows of all time.

It is an American mystery horror drama series with 48 episodes constituting three seasons.

Also, the series have been nominated for several industry awards.
 

14. The West Wing

The West Wing is a 1999 American serial political drama series.

Dubbed as “one of the greatest and most influential television series of all time,” the show has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards and has received lots of positive reviews.

13. Doctor Who

Coming in next on the list, Doctor Who is a British sci-fi TV series .

The movie is one of the most outstanding shows in Britain and has received lots of praise for its perfomance.

It had also bagged the British Academy TV Award for Best Drama Series in 2006.

12. Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series is an American Sci-fi TV series.

It is one of the most popular spaceship movies in the world.

The show has three seasons which is subdivided into 79 episodes.

11. The Office

The Office is a British television mockumentary sitcom.

The series which contains 14 episodes in two seasons is produced, scripted and directed by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais.

10. Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is among the top 10 best shows of all time.

It is an American TV show which has 45 seasons incooperated with 889 episodes.

This makes it one of the longest running show ever.

9. Lost

Lost is an American drama TV series that was Produced by Jeffrey Lieber, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof respectively.

The show was aired from 2004 to 2010 and has six seasons.

Dubbed as “one of the best television series of all time,” the won several industry awards since its release.

Lost plots about the lives of passengers who survived a plane crash which took them to a mysterious island where they faces threats from unknown forces.
 

8. Seinfeld

Seinfeld is an American sitcom television series.

The movie is Produced and created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

Dubbed as “as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time,” it is widely regarded as the building block of all sitcoms.
 

7. The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an animated American sitcom.

It was premiered in 1989 and is one of the longest running shows in history with broadcast 684 episodes.

6. The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series.

The show has received lots of positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics.

Aired from 1959 to 1964 on CBS, It has won two primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe award.

5. Mad Men

Mad Men is an American period drama series.

Upon release, the movie was praised for perfomance, writing, historical authenticity and directing.

4. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama series.

The movie is one of the most successful show of all time.

Having won a high 58 primetime Emmy Awards – the most for any series, it has recieved lots of praises on its general perfomance and scripting.

3. Breaking Bad

Claiming the third place on the list for the best TV shows of all time is Breaking Bad.

It is an American neo-Western crime drama series.

The show consists of 62 episodes across its five seasonsa has been nominated for several industry awards.

2. The Wire

Missing the top spot, The Wire is the second best television show to watch.

It is an American crime drama Tv series with 60 episodes based on five seasons.

Since its release, the movie has received lots of praise and positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics.

The show was premiered on June 2, 2002 and plots about the mission of a detective who was assigned to crash-land a drug circle.

1. The Sopranos

The Sopranos is the best TV shows of all time.

The American crime drama is dubbed as “one of the greatest TV shows of all time” and has received lots of positive feedbacks via reviews from movie critics.

It has six seasons which contains 86 episodes and has won a high 21 Primetime Emmy Awards together with five Golden Globe Awards.

Conclusion

That was all on the 25 best television shows of all time.

Spice up your holidays and weekends with any of these and enjoy the best of shows!

Which is your favourite best show of all time?

Quick Recap

  1. The Sopranos
  2. The Wire
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Mad Men
  6. The Twilight Zone
  7. The Simpsons
  8. Seinfeld
  9. Lost
  10. Saturday Night Live
  11. The Office
  12. Star Trek: The Original Series
  13. Doctor Who
  14. The West Wing
  15. Twin Peaks
  16. Boardwalk Empire
  17. All in the Family
  18. Battlestar Galactica
  19. South Park
  20. Fawlty Towers
  21. Band of Brothers
  22. Friends
  23. Deadwood
  24. Arrested Development
  25. The X Files
  26. Peaky Blinders
  27. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  28. The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson
  29. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  30. Parks and Recreation
  31. Sherlock
  32. 30 Rock
  33. Better Call Saul
  34. Orange Is the New Black
  35. NYPD Blue
  36. The Walking Dead
  37. The Shield
  38. Blackadder
  39. ER
  40. Six Feet Under
  41. Fraiser
  42. 24
  43. Sons of Anarchy
  44. Roots
  45. Stranger Things
  46. Fleabag
  47. Only Fools And Horses
  48. Fargo
  49. Oz
  50. House

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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