There is something about TV shows that makes them special. Maybe its the length, as you can totally get absorbed into the story and then feel as if you lost a part of yourself as the show ends. I really can’t put my finger on it, but here are the top 10 TV shows of all time.
Don’t read anything about this show. Just go watch it. It’s David Lynch at his best and that means, its surreal as hell. The show I mean, not David Lynch. The show constantly exudes a creepy vibe and making you feel as if something is off about this little town. The story starts off like any good story, with a murder. A beauty queen’s body is found in a river and this gets an FBI agent involved as a similar incident happened elsewhere by presumably same killer. More importantly the killer lives in Twin Peaks. And so it begins.
A must for any history buff, this is about the rise and fall of Caesar paving the way for Augustus. Also its pretty violent, as its by the same team who now work on Game of Thrones so you know you cannot go wrong with this. It just ended very soon but is still dangerously addictive, you have been warned. This entry was also mentioned here for its great intro music.
Historical comedy is what this is. Going through different times in British history, you see the antics of Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. This is comedy gold, and would make you reconsider how low our modern standards for comedy TV are. Also had hands down one of the best endings for a TV show.
Welcome to 1920’s era USA, the prohibition is in effect, people like Al Capone are rising. But our story is based on the brilliant but corrupt New Jersey politician Nucky Thompson. Again this is a very hardcore show, it has a lot of violence, and you have to watch it from the very beginning and stick to it till the end.
This is one show I am pretty sure everybody reading this list already watches. Here is the thing, zombies never get old. As in literally they can’t, and they also don’t get boring. There were times when this show got a little on the slow side, *cough* the farm/prison. But it usually manages to pick itself back up. As you may have guessed the show is about a small group of memorable survivors trying to make it through post-apocalyptic America, with zombies.
This show is the exact opposite of The West Wing. Where that show was about good government and a bright future, House of Cards is about greedy politicians and sleazeball politics. So basically its closer to the truth. You watch the show from the point of view of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), who is a brilliant and ruthless Democratic whip. For those not familiar with politics, a whip’s job is to get votes for the president in the senate, and to keep the party members on the party line. Just reading this, you can imagine, the show gets very messy very fast.
The Earth is destroyed by a mysterious race of extremely advanced robots called “Cylons”. Now one Battlestar survived with a handful of civilian ships, and they are searching for a new home, all the while trying to avoid the pursuing Cylons. The show is full of twists and turns with an amazing cast of characters. Just be warned, its a pretty long show and will hook you hard. Have some holidays lined up for this.
This is another show, which most of you already know about, if you do, you can skip to the next entry. So if you don’t know what the fuss is all about, this is a show set in the mythical land of ‘Westeros’. Where a lot of bad things happen. The show has a huge cast of characters, some vying for power, the rest just trying to survive and avoid coming in the crossfire of the warring kings. I use the term ‘kings’ very loosely here, since there is a sort of a big civil war going on.
This show ended too soon. But what you get is short and sweet. This is a sci-fi and western genre mashup which sounds weird on paper. In reality it works amazingly well. The main cast are glorified smugglers, with a lot of enemies, and that makes for a perfect story. For me though the story takes a back seat as I enjoyed how the cast interacted with each other and the rich dialogue.
This is the crown jewel of TV shows, and will be for quite some time. I was torn between giving Breaking Bad the top spot or Mad Men, and this won out. Breaking Bad was just so much more real, it felt real, it felt gritty and it was funny at all the weirdest times. Basically a chemistry teacher finds out that he has cancer, yet no cash to pay for his treatment (hello, American medical system) hence he teams up with an old student of his, and they start cooking and selling meth, utilizing his extensive chemistry skills, and his student’s street smarts and drug contacts. And then crazy stuff happens, just go watch it.
Also I love historical things, creepy stuff, and videogames.
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