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Television series are clutching attention. Movies are still the top priority for entertainment audience, having said that TV series are slowly talking over the segment. Unlike before in the last few decades, where there existed very less number of shows to watch on a small screen, the 21st century saw a blooming growth in television series, in the last few years, production houses and streaming platforms put everything they had into producing TV shows and web series to tell stories more vividly.

Before the internet broke out and was available like today, people only saw what was broadcasted on TV channels, they had no choice. There was no option to even skip ads. Over the years, things changed for good, streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu stream series that can be binged all at once without even having to wait between episodes. Also, no ads to interfere. This is good for everyone interested in taking up TV shows as hobbies. All of it appears smooth until you end up not knowing what to watch from hundreds of shows that are available.

I am here to assist you in this matter. Great minds were put to work to produce a few TV shows that are deemed to be the best TV shows of all time. There are 100+ good shows out there and we pulled out the greatest from those 100+ shows for you. There is no sequence for the below 15 and there’s no order on what to watch first. I think it’s not right of me to rank them because every one of the shows below is too good to sort. There are exceptions like Game of Thrones that did well till its last season and they the show fell apart. Viewing all the circumstances, I felt not to arrange them in numbers. Read the storyline and go with any them that kindles your senses.

Friends

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  • Created By: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
  • Debuted: 1994
  • Finale: 2004
  • No. of Seasons: 10
  • No. of Episodes: 236
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer

Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe, six friends living in Manhattan have their lives tied up to each other. Adventures, fights, understandings, love and fun, combined together explain their day to day affairs with every episode.

WHICH FRIENDS CHARACTER ARE YOU? โ€“ TAKE THIS QUIZ

Mad Men

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  • Created By: Matthew Weiner
  • Debuted: 2007
  • Finale: 2015
  • No. of Seasons: 7
  • No. of Episodes: 92
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Kiernan Shipka

Sterling Cooper’s creative director, Donald Draper takes the show on a ride adjusting to his personal life and professional essence. 1960’s New York is very well depicted with all the events and changes that occurred in the United States at the time.

Game of Thrones

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  • Created By: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
  • Debuted: 2011
  • Finale: 2019
  • No. of Seasons: 8
  • No. of Episodes: 73
  • Genre: Drama, Action
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

7 kingdoms are at war, each fighting to become the conquerors of Westeros. At the same time, in the north, beyond the reach of the Westeros, an expanding sinister force is coming to kill all the living people in the kingdom.

WHICH โ€œGAME OF THRONESโ€ CHARACTER ARE YOU? โ€“ TAKE THIS QUIZ

“The Sopranos”

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  • Created By: David Chase
  • Debuted: 1999
  • Finale: 2007
  • No. of Seasons: 6
  • No. of Episodes: 86
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Cast: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt

In New Jersey, an Italian-American Capocrimine, Tony Soprano wrestles to manage his business and family. Jennifer Melfi is his psychiatrist, every session with her explores more about Tony and his problems.

The Office

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  • Created By: Greg Daniels
  • Debuted: 2005
  • Finale: 2013
  • No. of Seasons: 9
  • No. of Episodes: 201
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker

A workplace that hardly represents workplace, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company’s office branch in Pennsylvania has employees who are misfits and they spend their days like no other people.

WHICH โ€˜THE OFFICEโ€™ CHARACTER ARE YOU? โ€“ TAKE THIS QUIZ

Arrested Development

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  • Created By: Mitchell Hurwitz
  • Debuted: 2003
  • Finale: Ongoing
  • No. of Seasons: 5
  • No. of Episodes: 84
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Cast: Jason Bateman, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Will Arnett

After getting convicted for fraud, The Bluth family loses everything they had, all the name and fame in the business. Their home is chaos, Michael Bluth must find ways to keep harmony at home.

The Simpsons

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  • Created By: Matt Groening
  • Debuted: 1989
  • Finale: Ongoing
  • No. of Seasons: 31
  • No. of Episodes: 683
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer

Simpsons are easily the weirdest family. This show has predicted many future events that turned out to be true. Funny movements and eye-opening scenes make The Simpsons a hilarious cartoon show.

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Seinfeld

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  • Created By: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld
  • Debuted: 1989
  • Finale: 1998
  • No. of Seasons: 9
  • No. of Episodes: 180
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards

Jerry Seinfeld plays himself on the show, a stand-up comedian. Jerry has friends; Elaine, George and Kramer. They go on to answer questions about life. Each character is funny in their own way and the writing is near to perfect.

Twin Peaks

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  • Created By: Mark Frost, David Lynch
  • Debuted: 1990
  • Finale: Ongoing
  • No. of Seasons: 3
  • No. of Episodes: 48
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Cast: David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Mรคdchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee

Dale Cooper, an FBI agent and Harry S. Truman, a local sheriff try to solve the murder of Laura Palmer, a school student in a town called Twin Peaks. Murder mystery at its best with surreal drama and suspense like no other.

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Deadwood

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  • Created By: David Milch
  • Debuted: 2004
  • Finale: 2006
  • No. of Seasons: 3
  • No. of Episodes: 36
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Robin Weigert, Kim Dickens

To become rich, people went to Deadwood in South Dakota. But little did they know the problems one might face to live peacefully in Deadwood. There is no proper law to support and no humanity to keep you unharmed.

Breaking Bad

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  • Created By: Vince Gilligan
  • Debuted: 2008
  • Finale: 2013
  • No. of Seasons: 5
  • No. of Episodes: 62
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Krysten Ritter, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito

Walter White is diagnosed with lung cancer. He doesn’t have money to pay for his treatment, being a chemistry teacher, he plans to make and sell meth to pay his medical bills. Walter partners with Jesse for help, his former student and everything gets more complicated.

BREAKING BAD QUIZ: ONLY TRUE BITCHES CAN SOLVE!

The X-Files

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  • Created By: Chris Carter
  • Debuted: 1993
  • Finale: 2018
  • No. of Seasons: 11
  • No. of Episodes: 218
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Robert Patrick

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, two contrasting ideologies, partnered up FBI agents come together and solve cases from the X-Files, which are unsolved mysteries that are left unsolved due to the possibility of paranormal inventions.

Parks and Recreation

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  • Created By: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
  • Debuted: 2009
  • Finale: 2015
  • No. of Seasons: 7
  • No. of Episodes: 216
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Cast: Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott

Leslie Knope helps Ann in turning a construction site into a park in Pawnee, Indiana. However, she faces red-tapery and resistance in doing so. Political satire and human behaviour are well explored in Parks and Recreation.

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The Wire

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  • Created By: David Simon
  • Debuted: 2002
  • Finale: 2008
  • No. of Seasons: 5
  • No. of Episodes: 60
  • Genre: Crime, Tragedy
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Dominic West, Michael K. Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Sonja Sohn

Drug lords overrule the streets of Baltimore. James McNulty, a detective and his team must solve all the viaducts between the good and the bad. going deeper into the crimes, it becomes harder to know who actually is from the good side and the bad.

Lost

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  • Created By: Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof
  • Debuted: 2004
  • Finale: 2010
  • No. of Seasons: 6
  • No. of Episodes: 121
  • Genre: Adventure, Mystery
  • Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder, Matthew Fox, Emilie de Ravin

A plane travelling from Sydney to Los Angeles crashes on an island in the pacific ocean. Surviving the crash, passengers must join hands in order to face the impediments that endanger their lives.

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