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The Best TV Show of All Time?

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4 years ago by Ross in Entertainment > Film & TV

TV shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, Lost, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Doctor Who, 24, etc are often regarded as some of the best TV shows of all time but which show would you choose as your personal favourite? One of the ones listed above? Something else? Something older? Something less mainstream? Have your say...

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Ross

Just realised that I made the original post rather drama heavy but sitcom suggestions like Friends, Seinfeld, The Inbetweeners, etc are welcome too :-)

For me I'd have to go with Game of Thrones. I've been obsessed with this show ever since it hit our screens. The astonishing depth of the characters and intense storylines have me gripped every week and for me there's no other television watching experience that can compare.

I'd also throw in honourable mentions to 24, Entourage and Modern Family which would all be next if I was ever to write some sort of list.

4 years ago by Ross

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Mitchell Hill

Breaking Bad for me. Keep coming back to it. Game of Thrones is amazing production value, but to me it's too much of a one-note meditation of man's lowest impulses. Deceit, conceit, betrayal, and cover all that with blood..

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Mitchell Hill

Sopranos & the Wire? Of course. But what about Prison Break? Love it.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Ross

Prison Break's first couple of seasons were fantastic but for me it fell away after that and I thought seasons 3 & 4 were terrible.

4 years ago by Ross

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Mitchell Hill

Yea S3 was bait of a rehash from the first season. But S4 got stronger towards the end. Guess they didn't feel like killing the poor cash cow..

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Tommaso Biemmi

I never followed to much series... but my favourite are Games of thrones first of all, next i liked big beng theory and how I mat your mother.

4 years ago by Tommaso Biemmi

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georgestavrinou

HBO has set the benchmark as a TV network as it has produced some of the greatest shows of all time, for me its 'The Wire' with 'The Sopranos' a close second.

4 years ago by georgestavrinou

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Rahul  N.

The Wire season 1 & 2. Best police series before that used to be Hill Street Blues, about NYC

4 years ago by Rahul N.

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Selena  Roberts

Sherlock's not bad

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Frisbee

I love True Detective anyone's seen it?? and of course Game of Thrones. Somebody send me the 1st series pls :)

4 years ago by Frisbee

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Rahul  N.

True Detectives is better than many a feature film. Woody Harrelson rocks

4 years ago by Rahul N.

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Penner

Ah dvd is just out, in case you're interested. I can catch up on the ones I did not catch..

4 years ago by Penner

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Malachi

Breaking bad, the simpsons, cosby show, columbo, heroes, prison break, californication, x-files, shameless. There are too many.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Peng

The Cosby show!! Haha there's one. It wasn't as funny as some shows, but the vibe and the chemistry was just amazing. And Bill is the best, no contest. I remember seeing some reruns of Colombo when i was small. I was always wondering how a detective show can work when it starts out with the reveal of the culprit at the start. That was actually very bold, doing this the opposite way of everyone else. But it always worked.

4 years ago by Peng

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Linda Wilson

That's one show I expect on fewer shortlists from now on..

3 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Frisbee

No comedy show comes close to the Simpsons. Even the bad episodes are good.

3 years ago by Frisbee

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Felipe

Friends!!

4 years ago by Felipe

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Tracey Howell

Of course that's a tv show too......but that's more in to romcom category.....regardless friends was quality....that's why it's still on all over the world

3 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Frisbee

Only Rachel and Joey are funny in friends, Chandler always annoys me.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Frisbee

Only Rachel and Joey are funny in friends, Chandler always annoys me.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Nicole C

Two and a half men is getting cancelled?! I remember those days with Charlie Sheen :((

3 years ago by Nicole C

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bryanevans

Time though, it was on life support

3 years ago by bryanevans

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Keep D Change

I like Ashton Kutcher but he didn't do wonders for this show

3 years ago by Keep D Change

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Ross

Yeah, I totally agree about Ashton Kutcher, I like him but it's just never worked with him, the current season in particular is a shambles.

3 years ago by Ross

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Br0dude

For 2014: Homeland, the Affair, GOT

3 years ago by Br0dude

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TYT

Homeland

3 years ago by TYT

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Ross

I've been re-watching Friday Night Lights recently, hugely underrated show.

Also re-watched Lost earlier in the year, could have been one of the best shows of all time if it wasn't for the awful final season and ending, such a wasted ending for a great show.

3 years ago by Ross

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Pete Davies

I didn't like the endin & i know nobody that did so that makes it a fail. Oh they all die but they all go into a mystical afterlife so be glad. I thought it was a copout like many mafio/westerns also that just end with a big shootout and everybody gets a bullet. Some people say yea but I enjoyed it myself it ws great. But with me, I invest so much of my time in there & then if the end so unsatisfying, it screws d whole experience up for me.

3 years ago by Pete Davies

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The Oracle

The whole premise of all these really fit people just happening to crash on a paradise island was always so hollywood that it's hard to really buy into it and believe it. It works for some but not for me.

3 years ago by The Oracle

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Nobody can eat 50 eggs

Hannibal! And Mad Men

3 years ago by Nobody can eat 50 eggs

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That MOVIE Guy

Season 1 and 2 of Hannibal were fantastic!!! From Se1Ep1 I knew that I was going be hooked.

3 years ago by That MOVIE Guy

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Ted F

Hannibal is about the only thing i watch now GoT is winding down.

3 years ago by Ted F

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Iam LmnOP

Mad Men for me. I think the production values in tv have shot UP in the last decade, they can attract the best.

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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robbie_t

That was just too much carnage. And I never understood about the magic tricks of people being transported etc.. I never liked it (Hannibal)

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Frisbee

I just cant stand these series where you havd like 10 episodes and you have to wait a whole entire year for the nxt series.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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gjacinto

Friends.

3 years ago by gjacinto

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Toadlady

For me it will always be True Detective 2014 because that show made me want to live again. Closely followed by The Walking Dead because that show got me to leave the house, go out of my local area and meet new people for the first time in 10 years!

2 years ago by Toadlady

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Nicole C

Interesting you say that. Because Walking Dead has such a grim outlook on the world, yet it made you go out there. Maybe it's like 'if they can do it, so can i'.

2 years ago by Nicole C

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BVNJ

Game of Thrones & Sherlock

2 years ago by BVNJ

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Ross

After the recent episode of Game of Thrones, I don't think any other TV show is ever going to come close to this show.

2 years ago by Ross

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Princess Geena

I'm loving Stranger Things anyone else watching?

2 years ago by Princess Geena

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