Best TV Shows of All Time

by pere-25366 | created - 20 Mar 2017 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

Full list of shows I have (or am aiming to) complete.

Latest Update: Jan 15, 2020.

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,301,649

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10

Rating: 10/10

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 258,609

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9.5/10 Season 2 ------ 9.5/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10

Rating: 10/10

3. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,630,007

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9.5/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 10/10 Season 7 ------ 9/10 Season 8 ------ 5/10

Rating: 9.5/10

4. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 316,301

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10

Rating: 10/10

5. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 255,771

Status: Awaiting Season 6

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 9/10

Rating: 10/10

6. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 267,172

Status: Need to Watch Season 4

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ Pending...⌛

Rating: 10/10

7. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 52,732

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 9/10

Rating: 10/10

8. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 189,392

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 9/10 Season 7 ------ 10/10

Rating: 10/10

9. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 154,082

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 9/10 Season 7 ------ 9/10 Season 8 ------ 9/10

Rating: 10/10

10. The Night Of (2016)

TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama

After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp, Amara Karan

Votes: 105,441

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 10/10

11. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 59,265

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 10/10

12. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 408,644

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 10/10

13. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 125,014

Status: Awaiting Season 2

Season 1 ------ 10/10

Rating: 10/10

14. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife in the 1960s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 59,559

Status: Watching Season 3

Season 1 ------ 9.5/10 Season 2 ------ 9.5/10

Rating: 9.5/10

15. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 731,273

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 10/10 Season 7 ------ 9/10 Season 8 ------ 9/10 Season 9 ------ 8/10 Season 10 ----- 9/10

Rating: 9.5/10

16. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 332,412

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 8/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 10/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 10/10 Season 7 ------ 10/10 Season 8 ------ 9/10 Season 9 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9.5/10

17. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 90,661

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 8/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

18. Louie (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

The life of Louie C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 71,965

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9.5/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 9.5/10

Rating: 9.5/10

19. Horace and Pete (2016)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

Louis C.K.'s Eugene O'Neill-esque dramedic web series about two brothers, introverted Horace and mentally ill Pete, the current owners of their family's Irish bar "Horace and Pete's", and their dysfunctional family and friends.

Stars: Louis C.K., Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Steven Wright

Votes: 13,736

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9.5/10

20. Suits (2011–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

Votes: 341,099

Status: Need to Watch Season 8

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 8/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 10/10 Season 7 ------ 9/10 Season 8 ------ Pending...⌛

Rating: 9.5/10

21. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 372,516

Status: Awaiting Season 3

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9.5/10

22. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 374,872

Status: Awaiting Season 6

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 7/10

Rating: 9.5/10

23. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Natalia Dyer

Votes: 699,089

Status: Awaiting Season 4

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10

Rating: 9.5/10

24. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 85,598

Status: Awaiting Season 4 1/2

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 9.5/10 Season 4 ------ 9.5/10 (so far)

Rating: 9.5/10

25. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Votes: 157,171

Status: Awaiting Season 3

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10

Rating: 9.5/10

26. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 342,024

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

27. True Detective (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 463,539

Status: Need to Watch Season 2

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ Pending...⌛

Rating: 9/10

28. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 98,543

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9.5/10 Season 2 ------ 8.5/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

29. Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

Stars: Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson, Chris Romano, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 46,776

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

30. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 173,715

Status: Need to Watch Season 6

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

31. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 83,693

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

32. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 156,376

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

33. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 742,106

Status: Need to Watch Season 4

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10 Season 4 ------ Pending...⌛

Rating: 9/10

34. The Eric Andre Show (2012– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Eric Andre tries to host a talk show in a bizarre environment, where he is sometimes the player of pranks and sometimes the victim.

Stars: Eric André, Hannibal Buress, Tom Ato, Early McCalister

Votes: 10,424

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 10/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

35. Atlanta (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 43,695

Status: Awaiting Season 3

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9.5/10

Rating: 9/10

36. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama

Planned anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that is discontinued at the moment.

Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 15,096

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

37. Euphoria (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.

Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 34,724

Status: Awaiting Season 2

Season 1 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

38. Silicon Valley (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 113,870

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 10/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10 Season 3 ------ 8/10 Season 4 ------ 8/10 Season 5 ------ 9/10 Season 6 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

39. Master of None (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.

Stars: Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noël Wells

Votes: 60,233

Status: Completed✅

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

40. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 122,072

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

41. Big Little Lies (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 130,440

Status: Awaiting Season 3

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 9/10

Rating: 9/10

42. BoJack Horseman (2014–2020)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 81,914

Status: Awaiting Season 6 1/2

Season 1 ------ 8/10 Season 2 ------ 8/10 Season 3 ------ 9/10 Season 4 ------ 9/10 Season 5 ------ 10/10 Season 6 ------ 10/10 (so far)

Rating: 9/10

43. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019– )

40 min | Documentary, Sport

Docuseries following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Stars: Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Marcus Ericsson, Pierre Gasly

Votes: 9,169

Status: Completed✅

Rating: 9/10

44. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 315,583

Status: Need to Watch Season 3

Season 1 ------ 9/10 Season 2 ------ 10/10 Season 3 ------ Pending...⌛

Rating: 9/10

45. Mindhunter (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller