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The 10 Best TV Shows of All Time [2023]

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Whether you’re a fan of crime dramas, sitcoms, or reality tv, we’ve got the perfect show for you. In this blog post, we will be discussing the best TV shows of all time. We’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular shows ever made, as well as some underrated gems that deserve more attention.

So whether you’re looking to marathon a new show this weekend or just reminisce about your favourite old episodes, read on for our picks for the best TV shows of all time!

1. The Good Fight

The Good Wife served as a great illustration over seven seasons of how loftier artistic aspirations may be smuggled into the framework of a broadcast network procedural drama. When that program came to an end, its founders Robert and Michelle King developed a spinoff for the streaming industry’s lack of limitations.

The Good Fight can go to many strangers and more ambitious places in terms of style and substance as Diane ended up at a predominantly Black law firm and also struggled to accept the surreal reality of life under President Trump. Not only could Christine Baranski’s legitimate grande dame Diane Lockhart now use words she was never allowed to say on Good Wife.

2. Squid Game

Squid Game, one of the newest shows on this list, is representative of how the streaming era has dismantled traditional barriers between genres, making it possible for your new obsession to be both the newest Disney+ Marvel series or an Israeli drama about an Orthodox Jewish man who falls in love with a widow.

Beyond what it means for the TV industry, Squid Game is a riveting thriller, a vicious socioeconomic satire, and a fantastic platform for actors like Emmy winner Lee Jung-jae. In it, a group of South Koreans who are desperate for money compete in a series of deadly playground contests with a huge winner-takes-all cash prize.

3. The Golden Girls

Sitcom casts have generally been much younger since Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty initially portrayed a foursome of older women living out their golden years in Miami. The notion, as many TV executives will tell you, is that younger viewers—who are the industry’s most valuable asset—prefer to see characters their own age.

However, if you ask nearly any child or teen from the 1980s about The Golden Girls, chances are good that their faces will light up with memories of Getty’s Sophia insulting her housemates, White’s Rose relating yet another bizarre tale from her hometown of St. Olaf, Minnesota, McClanahan’s Blanche turning it up for yet another sexual conquest, or Arthur’s Dorothy obliterating an opponent with just a withering look.

4. Russian Doll

Temporal travel! What a lofty idea! Software designer Nadia (Natasha Lyonne, playing Columbo to Peter Falk’s greatest ability) keeps brutally dying and resurfacing in the restroom during her 36th birthday party in the first season of this daring science fiction comedy.

In the second, she and her stuffy friend Alan (Charlie Barnett) find themselves quantum levitating back in time to live the lives of the people in their families. While utilizing these reality-warping excursions to explore Nadia’s incapacity to alter her own dysfunctional life, Lyonne managed to have a lot of fun with the lengths to which each notion might be taken in both seasons. 

5. Loki

Following the events of the 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame,” Michael Waldron’s 2021 Marvel television series “Loki” will be available on Disney+. Tom Hiddleston returns to the program in the role of the title character. Additionally, the Marvel star’s admission that she is a member of the LGBTQ+ community caused the show to break down barriers.

6. Prison Break

The brothers in “Prison Break” are one who was wrongfully given a death sentence and the other who joins him in jail on purpose to organize an escape (Wentworth Miller).

This five-season drama, which debuted at the same time as “24” on Fox, appealed to national audiences that liked their action in primetime. The program was nominated for an Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Even though there have been rumors of rebooting the series since 2018, nothing has happened.

7. How I Met Your Mother

Beginning in the middle of the 2000s, the wildly successful sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” aired for nine seasons. It offered to millions of people a distinct storytelling style and a fusion of romance and humor.

When Ted Mosby was older, he lived in New York City with his buddies, going through the standard and atypical highs and lows of a 20-something. He later told his children how he met their mother at that time.

The program was nominated for 30 Emmys and won 10.

8. The Legend of Korra

The follow-up to “Avatar: The Last Airbender” by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, “The Legend of Korra,” follows the title character as she navigates her intricate environment, which has become tense.

The four-season cartoon program received accolades for its creation, scripting, and ambitious thematic goals in light of its young target. The program won one Daytime Emmy out of its five nominations.

9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Former “SNL” cast member Andy Samberg plays a young, irresponsible detective in this silly cop sitcom who is forced to grow up when a tough new commanding officer takes over his precinct.

The show’s laid-back humor and pleasant performance were acclaimed by the critics, and after its initial season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won the Golden Globes for best series and best actor in the musical/comedy category.

The program garnered 11 Emmy nominations and won two of them. Fox subsequently dropped it, but NBC picked it up for a number of further seasons.

10. Modern Family

“Modern Family,” praised by reviewers for its innovative writing and diverse cast of characters, shatters the traditional nuclear family sitcom formula by incorporating second marriages, LGBT partnerships, and significant age differences between partners.

The program received six Writers Guild of America Awards in addition to one Emmy.

TV Shows

There you have it, the 10 best TV Shows of all time. It was tough to narrow it down to just 15, but we feel confident in our choices. From comedies to dramas, there’s something for everyone on this list. So whether you’re looking for a show to binge-watch or just looking for something new to watch, be sure to check out one (or all) of these great shows. You won’t be disappointed.

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