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Best TV Series of All Time | Top 100

We have prepared a definitive list of the 100 best TV shows of all time.

  1. Game of Thrones (2011 — 2019) Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
    This TV series is about powerful families who fight for the Seven Kingdoms. There are some conflicts between the kingdoms of men happening, and that’s when an enemy comes into play to threaten them all.
  2. Friends (1994 — 2004) Genre: Comedy, Romance
    This may be one of the best series of all time, and it is about 6 friends who go through life experiences together.
  3. Breaking Bad (2008 — 2013) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  4. Sherlock (2010 — 2017) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  5. The Big Bang Theory (2007 — 2019) Genre: Comedy, Romance
  6. The Wire (2002 — 2008) Genre: Drama, History
    This series is about the streets of Baltimore and how people influence and inhabit their world, including politicians and the media.
  7. The Sopranos (1999 — 2007) Genre: Crime, Drama
  8. Fargo (2014 — ...) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  9. Prison Break (2005 — 2017) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  10. Planet Earth (2006) Genre: Documentary

11. Stranger Things (2016 — ...) Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Stranger Things is a series based in the 1980s, in a fictional place called Hawkins, Indiana. There are supernatural events going on in this series that impact the child and adult characters.

12. Pride and Prejudice (1995) Genre: Drama, Romance

13. Suits (2011 — 2019) Genre: Comedy, Drama

14. How I Met Your Mother (2005 — 2014) Genre: Comedy, Romance

15. Scrubs (2001 — 2010) Genre: Comedy, Drama

16. House of Cards (2013 — 2018) Genre: Drama
This is a series about the story of Frank Underwood, who becomes Secretary of State, but shortly after, he decides to get revenge on the people that betrayed him.

17. Downton Abbey (2010 — 2015) Genre: Drama, Romance

18. House, M.D. (2004 — 2012) Genre: Drama, Mystery

19. Twin Peaks (1990 — 1991, 1992, 2014, 2017) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Horror

20. Misfits (2009 — 2013) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

21. Rome (2005 — 2007) Genre: Action, Drama, History
This TV series is based on history when there was a violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

22. Black Mirror (2011 — 2019) Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

23. Shameless (2011 — 2021) Genre: Comedy, Drama

24. Dexter (2006 — 2013) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

25. Supernatural (2005 — 2020) Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
This scary-funny series is about 2 brothers who travel across America and investigate supernatural and paranormal events occurring, many of which are based on myths and folklore, as well as frightening creatures like vampires and werewolves.

26. Peaky Blinders (2013 — 2022) Genre: Crime, Drama

27. The Simpsons (1989 — ...) Genre: Animation, Comedy

28. The Punisher (2017 — 2019) Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

29. Narcos (2015 — 2017) Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

30. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017 — ...) Genre: Comedy, Drama

31. The X Files (1993 — 2018) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
This series is based on the professional life of 2 FBI agents who start investigating weird and eerie unsolved cases, known as the X-Files, which include paranormal and supernatural activities.

32. Battlestar Galactica (2004 — 2009) Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

33. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017 — ...) Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
This series is about a dystopian future following the Second American War.

34. The Shield (2002 — 2008) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
This series is about a division happening in the Los Angeles Police Department in the made-up Farmington district.

35. Vikings (2013 — 2020) Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

36. Sons of Anarchy (2008 — 2014) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

37. Mad Men (2007 — 2015) Genre: Drama

38. The Knick (2014 — 2015) Genre: Drama, History
This series is about the professional and personal life of Dr. John W. Thackery in a hospital during the twentieth century.

39. Boardwalk Empire (2010 — 2014) Genre: Crime, Drama

40. Lie to Me (2009 — 2011) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

41. Modern Family (2009 — 2020) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
This TV series is about 3 different, but related, families (nuclear, blended, and same-sex) who live in Los Angeles.

42. Criminal Minds (2005 — 2020) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

43. Horace and Pete (2016) Genre: Comedy, Drama

44. Hannibal (2013 — 2015) Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror

45. Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010 — 2013) Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography

46. Entourage (2004 — 2011) Genre: Comedy, Drama

47. White Collar (2009 — 2014) Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

48. Billions (2016 — ...) Genre: Drama

49. The Walking Dead (2010 — 2022) Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

50. Homeland (2011 — 2020) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

51. Lost (2004 — 2010) Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

52. Person of Interest (2011 — 2016) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

53. 24 (2001 — 2010) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

54. Banshee (2013 — 2016) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

55. The Mentalist (2008 — 2015) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
There is a famous psychic who outs himself as fake, and begins to work as a consultant at California Bureau of Investigation so he can find “Red John.”

56. The Tudors (2007 — 2010) Genre: Drama, History, Romance

57. Deadwood (2004 — 2006) Genre: Crime, Drama, History

58. The Americans (2013 — 2018) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

59. This Is Us (2016 — 2022) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

60. Californication (2007 — 2014) Genre: Comedy, Drama

61. Star Trek (1966 — 1969) Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

62. Desperate Housewives (2004 — 2012) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

63. The Borgias (2011 — 2013) Genre: Crime, Drama, History
This series is set in the 15th century, and it is about Pope Alexander VI, who tried to take control over all the power in Italy, where his sons took part in helping him as well.

64. American Horror Story (2011 — ...) Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 — 2003) Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

66. Big Little Lies (2017 — 2019) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

67. Daredevil (2015 — 2018) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

68. Married with Children (1987 — 1997) Genre: Comedy
One of the all-time best series, Married with Children, follows a story about a high school football player, his lazy wife, their flaky daughter, and their sarcastic son.

69. Damages (2007 — 2012) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

70. The Office (2005 — 2013) Genre: Comedy

71. Doctor Who (2005 — ...) Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

72. GLOW (2017 — 2019) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport

73. Sex and the City (1998 — 2004) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

74. Six Feet Under (2001 — 2005) Genre: Comedy, Drama

75. Gilmore Girls (2000 — 2007) Genre: Comedy, Drama

76. True Blood (2008 — 2014) Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
This series is about a woman living in Louisiana who has the ability to read people’s minds, but her life goes south when she meets a vampire.

77. Revenge (2011 — 2015) Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

78. I Love Lucy (1951 — 1957) Genre: Comedy, Family

79. Angel (1999 — 2004) Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

80. Tyrant (2014 — 2016) Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

81. How to Get Away with Murder (2014 — 2020) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

82. Arrested Development (2003 — 2019) Genre: Comedy

83. ALF (1986 — 1990) Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

84. Once Upon a Time (2011 — 2018) Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
This series is about a woman who has a difficult past and becomes drawn to a small town in Maine where they still believe in fairytales.

85. Orange Is the New Black (2013 — 2019) Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

86. Smallville (2001 — 2017) Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

87. Luke Cage (2016 — 2018) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

88. The Defenders (2017) Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
This crime series is about heroes who all have the same goal — to save New York City. The heroes all realize they get stronger when they’re teamed up together.

89. Nip/Tuck (2003 — 2010) Genre: Drama

90. UnREAL (2015 — 2018) Genre: Drama

91. Westworld (2016 — ...) Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

92. The Strain (2014 — 2017) Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

93. Girls (2012 — 2017) Genre: Comedy, Drama
This series is a comedy about a group of girls and their experiences in their 20s. There are a bunch of embarrassing moments and disasters going on in their lives, and they all go through them differently.

94. The Crown (2016 — ...) Genre: Biography, Drama, History

95. True Detective (2014 — 2019) Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

96. American Crime Story (2016 — ...) Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

97. Fear the Walking Dead (2015 — ...) Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

98. Jane the Virgin (2014 — 2019) Genre: Comedy

99. The Bold Type (2017 — 2021) Genre: Comedy, Drama

100. Ghost Whisperer (2005 — 2010) Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Have you seen any of the TV shows on this list? Did you like them? What is your favorite TV series? Let us know in the comments below!

Please note: This article was updated in October 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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