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We decided to ask our readers what their favorite TV shows (past
& present) are. We were a bit surprised with what was found
considering we’ve only seen maybe half of these shows. Anyway, let’s get
right to it and find a show to watch! Originally posted on Kostcu as
The Best TV Series – Top 25 – Find a Show Now!
1. Breaking Bad
Created by Vince Gilligan
A great story line, stunning cinematography and a powerful ending.
Breaking Bad is about a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with
lung cancer who starts cooking meth to secure his families future. It’s
one of the best crime dramas ever made.
2. Mr. Robot
Created by Sam Esmail
Possibly the best TV series on television and by far my favorite. Check out the article
I wrote a couple weeks ago if you want an in-depth look into the
series. Mr. Robot follows a computer programmer who also happens to be a
3. Game of Thrones
Created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Immerse yourself in an ancient world ruled by nobles, kings and
queens. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows on TV and tells
the story of several royal families fighting for power and greed in a
brutal world ruled by dictators and politicians.
4. House of Cards
Do you like the gritty world of politics? If so, House of Cards is
the show to watch. In this series, Kevin Spacey stars as Frank
Underwood, a greedy politician looking to gain power and crush his
enemies. House of Cards definitely deserves to be on our best TV series
5. The X Files
Created by Chris Carter
If you like sci-fi, I highly recommend The X Files. In this TV drama
two FBI agents investigate strange and unexplained phenomena around the
world in hopes to get answers to some of the biggest questions mankind
has ever faced.
6. The Wire
Created by David Simon
I have not seen The Wire but our readers seem to like it. The series
aired from 2002-2008. As I understand, the story focuses on the
Baltimore drug scene through the eyes of both criminals and law
enforcement. Sounds like it’s worth a watch.
7. Band of Brothers
Created by Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg
Band of Brothers is the #1 ranked television series on the internet
movie database (IMDB). If you like movies and shows about World War II,
Band of Brothers depiction of Easy Company within the 101st Airborne
Division during WW2 may be a good choice.
8. The Sopranos
Created by David Chase
The story of Tony Soprano and his life as a New Jersey mob boss as he
struggles with family, friends and business. If you like mafia shows,
this is the series for you. The shows first episode aired in 1999 and
went on to have six successful seasons.
9. True Detective
Created by Nic Pizzolatto
True detective is hard to explain but the writing is top notch. You
could call it an anthology series of police investigations that digs at
the very core of what it is to be a human being, both good and bad. Our
readers love True Detective.
10. The Twilight Zone
Created by Rod Serling
The Twilight Zone came out in 1959 so the entire series is black and
white but with a 156 episodes exploring the unknown, it’s definitely
worth a watch. One of the strangest shows I’ve seen, check out a few
episodes to see if you like it.
Created by Tom Fontana
OZ follows the daily life and issues of employees and inmates at a
maximum security prison. If you like shows about jail and prison, OZ is
the one to watch. I watched a few seasons of it when I was younger. it’s
a decent show.
12. The Simpsons
Created by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening & Sam Simon
I’m not even going to explain this one. If you haven’t heard of The
Simpsons you need to watch a few episodes. Season 28 of The Simpsons
starts September of 2016. One of the funniest animated sitcoms on TV and
the only cartoon on our best TV series list.
Created by James Manos Jr.
One of my personal favorites. Dexter Morgan is a forensic expert
working for the Miami police department. He’s a nice guy but has a
little secret, he’s a serial killer. The series has 8 full seasons and
is sure to please if you’re into psychological thrillers.
Created by Michael Hirst
Vikings is the story of Ragnar Lothbrook, a Norse Legend who was the
first documented Viking in history. There is still debate whether Ragnar
was a real person or a myth. I love this show, it’s one of the best TV
series on television currently.
15. Sons of Anarchy
Created by Kurt Sutter
The story of Jackson Teller, a mid-thirties ranking member of a
viscous motorcycle gang – the Sons of Anarchy. Jackson (Jax) struggles
to gain control of his life as a new father and criminal. I watched the
entire series, it’s definitely a crime drama worth a mention.
16. Silicon Valley
Created by John Altschuler, Mike Judge & Dave Krinsky
If you’re a coder, webmaster and all-around internet geek like me you
will love Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is a comedy sitcom about
Richard Hendricks, an anti-social coder who develops an amazing
compression system worth tens of millions of dollars.
17. The Americans
Created by Joseph Weisberg
I just finished watching season one of The Americans and will
probably watch season two when I have time. In this gripping crime-drama
two Soviet agents pose as a regular suburban married couple while
spying on the American Government.
18. Twin Peaks
Created by Mark Frost & David Lynch
I’ve heard great things about twin peaks. It only lasted two seasons
but the show still has a cult following 15 years later and plans on
releasing a new season in 2017. The only thing I know about the show is
that it involves an FBI agent investigating a murder in a strange town
named Twin Peaks.
Created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato & Doug Miro
The story of Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug dealer in modern
history. As a kingpin in Columbia, Pablo controls his opposition by
using brute force and money. The story is fascinating, the scenes are
vivid and the writing is good, it’s worth a watch.
20. The 4400
Created by René Echevarria & Scott Peters
4400 people who went missing over the course of 50 years reappear on a
mountain top at the same time. As the show progresses federal agents
begin to see changes in each individual. The show ended abruptly in
season 4 and was cancelled, I hope they continue the series at some
point, it was great.
21. Planet Earth
Created by the BBC
Planet Earth is an Emmy Award winning documentary series and the most
expensive nature documentary ever made by the BBC. With a total of 11
beautifully filmed episodes this is a series I highly recommend if you
22. House M.D.
Created by David Shore
House M.D. is not your normal medical drama. In fact, it encourages
the viewer to think critically. In this series, a sarcastic antisocial
doctor deals with strange and unusual cases. Hugh Laurie gives a stunning and dramatic performance (to the skeptics, his accent works just fine).
23. Boardwalk Empire
Created by Terence Winter
Set during prohibition, this historic crime drama follows a dirty
politician in Atlantic City who uses law enforcement and the criminal
underworld to gain power and success. I haven’t seen it but a good
friend raved about it for months and called it the best TV series on
24. The Walking Dead
Created by Frank Darabont
Imagine a planet full of blood thirsty mindless zombies – that’s The
Walking Dead. It’s every man for himself and supplies are low. A
good-hearted Sheriff by the name of Rick grimes tries to help a group of
survivors find refuge and safety in this sci-fi horror.
25. Stranger Things
Created by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer
Stranger Things is the most popular TV series of 2016. It’s a Netflix
original about a boy who mysteriously disappears under supernatural
circumstances. I haven’t seen the series yet but it is #1 on IMDB for TV
Series in 2016 and our readers love it!
There you have it, the best TV series (past & present) as chosen
by our readers. If you think a show deserves to be on the list, leave a
comment below and if we get enough responses about that particular show
we’ll consider adding it. Who knows, maybe we’ll update the list to a
top 30 or 40! We hope you enjoyed the article, now go find a show to