Top 10 Best Television Series of all Time

When it comes to entertainment, a lot of people resort to movies. However, television shows, especially of late, have covered a lot of ground and stand next to top movies in terms of entertainment value and fan following. Some of the more popular shows go on for years and even then their fan following does not dwindle.

No matter what genre a show belongs to, the whole team behind it makes it a success. There are always new television series in the making, but there are some which are considered all time favorites by many.


  • 1

    Seinfeld (1989-1998)

    The show was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. It's theme revolved around stories of different characters all related to each other. The season was in the top two for consecutively four years in a row. It was declared the greatest television show by TV guide in 2002 and was said to be ahead of its time and presenting a unique kind of humor.

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    The Simpsons

    The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and portrays the American lifestyle. It started in 1989 and has been on since then. There are ups and downs of life portrayed with a touch of humour. The 24 seasons of this show are testament to its popularity.

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  • 3

    Breaking Bad

    This is the story of a chemistry teacher who has a low income and then finds out that he is suffering from lung cancer. He resorts to crime so that his family has enough money after he dies. The story is a portrayal of “good turns bad” and it has a very clever plot.

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    The name is enough to tempt parents and you will get hooked once you start watching it. This show was created by Jason Katims and is a continuation of the original series. It attempts to portray the concept of a joint family and allows viewers to relate their lives to it.

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  • 5

    Star Trek

    The series started in 1993 and is the top show for sci-fi lovers. The writers created a wide variety of interstellar species, which all came together in the fight of good against evil.

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    The show is about a plane crash and a diverse group of survivors. They are stranded on a remote island and start to make a life there. The show has a unique plot with intelligent clues and a well put together story line. The show was one of the most popular during its running time.

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  • 7

    Sex and the City

    Some thought of it is a silly show depicting fashion. For many it was an obsession - it was smart and glamorous. Sex and the City revolved around four women in their 30s and how they cope with the issues in their lives.

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  • 8

    The Sopranos

    The series started in 1999 and was created by David Chase. It was one of a kind and is still followed by tons of viewers all over. The story revolves around a middle class business man and his family and was considered by many to be the most influential drama.

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    Friends is undoubtedly one of the most popular television shows ever. It had a total of 10 seasons and the comedy and humor was unmatched. It revolved around 6 friends and each episode had a different story.

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  • 10

    Grey’s Anatomy

    This show plays out in a hospital and starts with the main characters as interns, who grow during the seasons. The show is keenly followed by both laymen and people of the medical profession.

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