The 20 Best TV Shows of All Time

Naysayers call it the “boob tube,” but that small box of entertainment known as the television has surprised us over and over again.

Throughout the years, small screen programming has continued to improve at the exponential rate, getting to a point where we can barely tell the difference between TV and movies. Some of the best storytelling, acting, and production values are to be found on the boob tube.

Billions (2016 – )

Billions is a drama that explores the world of high finance in New York City. Having premiered on Showtime in 2016, we are anxiously waiting for the show's seventh season.

Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)

This series follows a group of techies from the personal computer boom of the 1980s, up until the growth of the world wide web in the early '90s.

Friends (1994-2004)

A sitcom based in New York City, Friends revolves around six friends in their 20's and 30's. It aired for a whopping ten seasons on NBC, having first premiered in 1994. The series finale aired in 2004.

Dexter (2006-2013)

Dexter aired on Showtime for eight seasons between 2006 and 2013. The series stars Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police also living a double life as a vigilante serial killer who targets other murderers that have escaped justice.

Sherlock (2010 – )

This brilliant update follows Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his partner Dr. Watson as the duo solves crimes in 21st century London. With sharp dialogue, the series is well-acted.

The Office (2005-2013)

Based on the U.K. show created by Ricky Gervais, this American mockumentary sitcom aired on NBC for nine seasons between 2005 and 2013. It follows a group of employees of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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