TV Shows I've Watched (Best to Worst Order)

by iwantmycookies | created - 24 Oct 2014 | updated - 6 days ago | Public

A list of most of the shows I've either finished/caught up on. I'm currently in the process of watching a lot of other shows so they'll be added as I catch up on them.

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,269,880


Season Rankings: 5b>4>5a>3>2>1 Highlight Episode: Ozymandias (Season 5, Episode 14) 10-masterpiece

I'm biased here, but no other show has elicited a stronger reaction or love from me than this. Walter White is a brilliantly written character and you'll be hard-pressed to find a more intense show.

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 254,177


Season Rankings: 4>3>1>5>2 Highlight Episode: Final Grades (Season 4, Episode 13) 10-masterpiece

The most realistic show you'll ever find, the writing and acting are sublime and no other show can rival the scope The Wire effortlessly achieves.

3. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 262,798


Season Rankings: 5>6b>3>2>1>6a>4 Highlight Episode: Long Term Parking (Season 5, Episode 12) 10-masterpiece

Near-masterful show, with an absolutely stellar cast throughout and so many memorable moments.

4. The Leftovers (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 67,830


Season Rankings: 3>2>1 Highlight Episode: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (Season 3, Episode 7) 10-masterpiece

Really awesome first season and an even better second, and a spectacular final season. The writing and acting is impeccable, the music beautiful. It's a shame it's so criminally underrated.

5. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 112,666


Season Rankings: 5>2>1>3>4 Highlight Episode: Everyone's Waiting (Season 5, Episode 12) 10-masterpiece

A flat-out brilliant character-driven show that perfectly handles the subject of grief whilst celebrating life. The ending is as good as TV gets.

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,597,435


Season Rankings: 4>7>6>1>3>5>2>8 Highlight Episode: Battle of the Bastards (Season 6, Episode 9) 10-masterpiece

This show is downright epic. Contains some of TV's best moments and the vast array of characters confined into this one enormous world is amazing.

7. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 207,297


Season Rankings: 2>3>1 Highlight Episode: Mizumono (Season 2, Episode 13) 10-masterpiece

Remarkable show with top-notch cinematography. Season 2 ended spectacularly and season 3 wrapped everything up perfectly.

8. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 463,796


Season Rankings: 4>5>6>3>1>2 Highlight Episode: The Constant (Season 4, Episode 5) 10-masterpiece

I loved this show from start to finish, sure there were some minor slip-ups but for the most part it was really great. The acting and writing really elevated things and despite taking some risks late on, I'd say Lost pulled it off.

9. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 364,037


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: The Bicameral Mind (Season 1, Episode 10) 10-masterpiece

The writing here is excellently thought-out, with countless twists and turns that are highly gratifying. Pair that with great acting and a big budget, you get yourself a hell of a show.

10. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 87,173


Season Rankings: 2>3>1 Highlight episode: Boy-the-Earth-Talks-To (Season 2, Episode 12) 10-masterpiece

Brilliant cast here, the exceptional standout easily Ian McShane as the infamous Al Swearengen. A real shame it had such a short run.

11. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 730,713


Season Rankings: 2>4>1>3 Highlight Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (Season 2, Episode 3) 10-masterpiece

This show is terrible...for having so little episodes. Moriarty is probably one of my favourite TV villains and Cumberbatch is just awesome to watch.

12. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 334,946


Highlight Episode: Why We Fight 10-masterpiece

A masterful series that perfectly captures both the horrors and companionship of war in a both realistic and endearing light.

13. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 373,098


Highlight Episode: Vichnaya Pamyat

Every episode here is brilliant, and the acting, production and writing are superb.

14. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 209,101


Season Rankings: 3>2>1>Gods of the Arena Highlight Episode: Victory (Season 3, Episode 10) 10-masterpiece

Best action show ever. So many awesome characters among the cast and each season ended phenomenally - Victory one of my favourite episodes of all time, and one of my favourite series finales ever.

15. Community (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 178,416


Season Rankings: 3>2>1>5>6>4 Highlight Episode: Modern Warfare (Season 1, Episode 23) 10-masterpiece

Super creative and awesome ensemble (even if my favourites of Troy and Pierce have left...oh and now Shirley for 6 :/) Anyway, some of these episodes are masterful and just yeah...SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!

16. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 175,079


Season Rankings: 2>4>3>10>5>12>11>8>7>9>6>13>1 Highlight Episode: Charlie Work (Season 10, Episode 4) 10-masterpiece

13 seasons and this show can still be amazing. The whole gang are so well characterized and I love all of their ridiculous schemes.

17. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 73,805


Season Rankings: 2>3>1 Highlight Episode: The Field Trip (Season 2, Episode 1) 9.5-amazing

Just great viewing, no bigger laughs are found elsewhere for me.

18. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 78,866


Season Rankings: 6>3>4>2>5>1 Highlight Episode: The Promise (Season 6, Episode 13) 10-masterpiece

Amazing show that kept up the consistency for the first four seasons. 5 was a bit of a let-down but was still pretty darn good, the final season a perfect send-off. Raylan and Boyd are so great, literally every scene they're in promises high-quality TV. And when they're together? Damn.

19. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 186,141


Season Rankings: 4>7a>5>7b>3>1>2>6 Highlight Episode: The Suitcase (Season 4, Episode 7) 10-masterpiece

An amazing show headed by one of the most alluring protagonists in television, the mysterious Don Draper.

20. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 67,116


Season Rankings: 7>5>2>3>1>4>6 Highlight Episode: Family Meeting (Season 7, Episode 13) 10-masterpiece

Really great show with some masterful episodes and an excellently thought-out plot.

21. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 40,792


Season Rankings: 1>3>2>4 Highlight Episode: The End of the Line (Season 2, Episode 9) 9.5-amazing

An amazing comedy with excellent writing and brilliant characters, the first three seasons providing some of the funniest episodes of TV I've seen.

22. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 356,808


Season Rankings: 3>1>4>2>5 Highlight Episode: White Christmas 9.5-amazing

This show is very unique in offering a disturbing commentary on our society today in all of its episodes' weird societies. The writing here is especially great and the acting talents pretty good, too.

23. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, Anthony Filosa, William Heath, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 14,912


Season Rankings: 4>1>3>2 Highlight Episode: Finding Frances (Season 4, Episode 7) 9.5-amazing

Ah, this show is ridiculously funny. Fielder is a genius and I advise you watch this if you haven't.

24. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 199,832


Season Rankings: 3>2>1 Highlight Episode: Sozin's Comet: Part 4 - Avatar Aang (Season 3, Episode 21)

Fantastic animation with great world-building and an array of well developed characters.

25. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 284,148


Season Rankings: 2>3>1 Highlight Episode: The Castle (Season 2, Episode 9) 9.5-amazing

A pretty great first season and an amazing second and third. The directing and writing are especially good here and the show is masterfully intense at times.

26. True Detective (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 456,210


Season Rankings: 1>3>2 Highlight Episode: Who Goes There (Season 1, Episode 4) 10-masterpiece

Amazing anthology series. Although it didn't match the same quality for the second and third season, they still offered two great seasons to stand by themselves.

27. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 155,013


Season Rankings: 5>4>3>2>1 Highlight Episode: If-Then-Else (Season 4, Episode 11) 10-masterpiece

A wonderfully layered piece of television with an awesome ensemble to match, this is much more than some typical procedural show.

28. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and... See full summary »

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 52,100


Season Rankings: 4>1>5>3>2 Highlight Episode: The Son (Season 4, Episode 5) 10-masterpiece

This is a show about a community and the coming of age of its characters passing through Dillon...disguised as a football show. Some absolutely amazing character work here and so many heartfelt moments.

29. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 608,711


Season Rankings: 4>2>1>7>5>3>6>8 Highlight Episode: The Getaway (Season 4, Episode 12) 10-masterpiece

Would be higher if Season 8 would kindly wipe itself out of existence. Seriously, writers, that ending? Anyway, save for that Season 6 and 3 are the only significant weak points - yes I happened to have enjoyed 5 quite a bit, I agree it didn't lead to much, though.

30. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 317,028


Season Rankings: 4>3>2>5>7>6>9>1>8 Highlight Episode: Goodbye, Michael (Season 7, Episode 21) 10-masterpiece

This show was excellent during the period of Michael Scott, and even though it suffered from his loss, was still able to entertain and end on a high note.

31. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 158,676


Season Rankings: 3>1>2 Highlight Episode: Lonely Souls (Season 2, Episode 7) 9.5-amazing

A masterclass in atmosphere and horror and completely ahead of its time, this show revels in using simplicity effectively. Dale Cooper is awesome, too.

32. Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Votes: 286,463


Season Rankings: 3>2>1 Highlight episode: (Season 3, Episode 6) 9.5-amazing

Fun, energetic show which casts relevant social commentary with an excellent lead in Rami Malek.

33. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Short, Action, Comedy

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 30,125


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: ronny/lily 9.5-amazing (Season 2, Episode 5)

Bill Hader is amazing here and juggles drama and comedy perfectly.

34. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 40,850


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: New Canaan, CA (Season 2, Episode 12) 9.5-amazing

A very interesting story told here with a collection of great performances, dampened by the fact it was prematurely cancelled before it got the chance to really shine.

35. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Votes: 146,470


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: Alpha and Omega (Season 1, Episode 10) 9.5-amazing

One of the most ambitiously complex shows I've seen, and also one of the best.

36. Legion (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 76,089


Season Rankings: 1>3>2 Highlight Episode: Chapter 14 9.5-amazing

A completely refreshing take on the superhero genre sees Noah Hawley put you on a mind-bending journey, blending fantasy, horror and action in a seamless fashion.

37. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 230,429


Highlight Episode: Out of Gas 9.5-amazing

Brilliant dialogue, excellent characters, and endless entertainment. While cancelling it was a plain idiotic choice, what we did get was great stuff.

38. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 89,093


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: Christmas Special: Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 8) 9.5-amazing

Whilst it had a very short run, the show was always great and Ricky Gervais is excellent as the arrogant, but lovable, David Brent.

39. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 57,388


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: Not What He Seems (Season 2, Episode 11) 9.5-amazing

Although an inconsistent first season, the second was a massive improvement and the visual creativity and plot are excellent.

40. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 260,795


Season Rankings: 3>4>2>1 Highlight Episode: Chicanery (Season 3, Episode 5) 9.5-amazing

Visually perfect spin-off to Breaking Bad, which offers some great character work and an excellent antagonist in Chuck.

41. The Haunting of Hill House (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti

Votes: 127,852


Highlight Episode: The Bent-Neck Lady 9.5-amazing

A character-driven horror with excellent cinematography and an emotional backbone that holds everything together.

42. Succession (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 13,160


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: This Is Not for Tears (Season 2, Episode 10) 9-amazing

An amazing cast, with the central dynamic between Logan and Kendall the clear standout. The soundtrack is great and the dark humour is sublime.

43. Vice Principals (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An over protective father is obsessed with becoming a principal and competes against the popular vice principal. However something happens that makes them work together to save the day.

Stars: Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Sheaun McKinney, Georgia King

Votes: 18,222


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: Venetian Nights (Season 2, Episode 8) 9-amazing

Quality only improved as it went on and the twisted dark humour, balanced with the humanity of the characters, makes for a great show with standout performances from the main three.

44. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 70,637


Season Rankings: 1>2 Highlight Episode: Manna from Heaven (Season 1, Episode 9) 9-amazing

Brilliant biography with an amazing cast that makes for great entertainment-value whilst providing relevant racial commentary. The second season tried a very different, character-driven approach, which didn't fully stick the landing, but nonetheless featured a lead performance worth the watch alone.

45. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 120,909


Highlight Episode: Smooching and Mooching (Season 1, Episode 16) 9.5-amazing

Although it sadly accompanies a lot of other great shows that were cancelled far too soon, this high school comedy set in the 80s boasts a lot of talented future film stars in its cast and a coming of age story done right.

46. BoJack Horseman (2014– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 75,733


Season Rankings: 2>5>3>4>1 Highlight Episode: Fish Out of Water (Season 3, Episode 4) 9.5-amazing

The characters are so well developed on the show, add in some great continuity and satirizing of Hollywood and the show becomes amazing.

47. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 47,189


Season Rankings: 2>1 Highlight Episode: Gone (Season 2, Episode 5) 9-amazing

A quirky show with excellent directing and a less than conventional approach to comedy that pays off.

48. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi