It has been about 2 1/2 years since I sat down and ranked my top 20 TV shows of all-time. Yes, I am currently swept up in the Breaking Bad craze, and perhaps in a couple years once the dust has had some time to settle it will drop down the list a little, but for now it sits atop my list. The only other carryover shows that were on my April 5, 2011 list that actually went up in the rankings strangely are The Wire and Family Guy. Everything else either stayed the same, went down, or left the chart altogether. The BBC Office, Frasier, 30 Rock, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and I Shouldn’t Be Alive left the chart altogether, replaced my newcomers (to me) Breaking Bad, Homeland, Friday Night Lights, Cheers, Party Down, and Shameless.
No, I have not seen every show ever, so popular shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Weeds, Modern Family, and Downtown Abbey aren’t under any consideration.
Also, I threw this list together rather hastily, so I probably forgot something prominent that should have made the list!
|1.||Breaking Bad (NR)||Seinfeld (=)||Seinfeld|
|2.||Seinfeld (-1)||Freaks & Geeks (=)||Freaks & Geeks|
|3.||The Sopranos (=)||The Sopranos (NR)||The Office (BBC)|
|4.||Homeland (NR)||Dexter (NR)||Arrested Development|
|5.||Freaks & Geeks (-3)||Six Feet Under (NR)||The Wonder Years|
|6.||Arrested Development (=)||Arrested Development (-2)||Scrubs|
|7.||The Wire (+1)||Curb Your Enthusiasm (+2)||The Office (NBC)|
|8.||Friday Night Lights (NR)||The Wire (NR)||Little House on the Prairie|
|9.||Curb Your Enthusiasm (-2)||The Office – BBC (-6)||Curb Your Enthusiasm|
|10.||Cheers (NR)||Frasier (+1)||The Simpsons|
|11.||The Office (US) (=)||The Office – NBC (-4)||Frasier|
|12.||Six Feet Under (-7)||30 Rock (NR)||Three’s Company|
|13.||Dexter (-9)||Scrubs (-7)||American Idol|
|14.||Family Guy (+5)||The Simpsons (-4)||Family Guy|
|15.||Shameless (NR)||The Wonder Years (-10)||Friends|
|16.||Little House on the Prairie (=)||Little House on the Prairie (-8)||Saved by the Bell|
|17.||Three’s Company (=)||Three’s Company (-5)||Reno 911|
|18.||The Wonder Years (-3)||How I Met Your Mother (NR)||Jeopardy|
|19.||Party Down (NR)||Family Guy (-5)||Full House|
|20.||The Simpsons (-6)||I Shouldn’t Be Alive (NR)||Heroes|