BBC best TV series of the 21st Century

Grant Green

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Overall a good list and I totally agree with #1. Two critical omissions - Sopranos and Peaky Blinders. Maybe Sopranos wasn't included because it started in 1999? Seems nit picky.

1 The Wire (2002-2008)
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
6 I May Destroy You (2020)
7 The Leftovers (2014-2017)
8 The Americans (2013-2018)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
10 Succession (201:cool:
11 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
12 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
14 Atlanta (2016-)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
16 The Crown (2016-)
17 30 Rock (2006-2013)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
19 Lost (2004-2010)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
25 Sherlock (2010-2017)
26 Watchmen (2019)
27 Line of Duty (2012-2021)
28 Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
29 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
30 Girls (2012-2017)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
32 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
33 The Good Wife (2009-2016)
34 The Bridge (2011-2018)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
39 The Office (US) (2005-2013)
40 Borgen (2010-2022)
41 Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
43 Money Heist (2017-2021)
44 Community (2009-2015)
45 The Good Fight (2017-)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
47 Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
48 Inside No 9 (2014-)
49 The Bureau (2015-)
50 Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
51 Small Axe (2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
53 Call My Agent! (2015-2020)
54 Happy Valley (2014-)
55 The Shield (2002-2008)
56 The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
57 The Young Pope (2016)
58 Dark (2017-2020)
59 The Underground Railroad (2021)
60 House of Cards (2013-2018)
61 Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
62= The Good Place (2016-2020)
62= Pose (2018-2021)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
66 Mare of Easttown (2021)
67 RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
69 24 (2001-2010)
70 Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
71 Enlightened (2011-2013)
72 Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
73 Planet Earth (2006)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
75 Babylon Berlin (2017-)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
77 American Crime Story (2016-)
78 The Killing (Denmark) (2007-2012)
79 Mindhunter (2017-2019)
80 House (2004-2012)
81 OJ: Made in America (2016)
82 Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
83 Insecure (2016-2021)
84= Normal People (2020)
84= Narcos (2015-2017)
86 How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
87 The Comeback (2005-2014)
88 The OA (2016-2019)
89 Dexter (2006-2013)
90 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)
91 Westworld (2016-)
92 Show Me a Hero (2015)
93 Treme (2010-2013)
94 Louie (2010-2015)
95 Luther (2010-2019)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
97 Hannibal (2013-2015)
98 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
99 Steven Universe (2013-2020)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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I’ve seen one of the top 20, and two of the top 38, and six of the top 100…might need to spend less time watching and handicapping sports. :)
Ha! I've been rewatching the Wire. Had to force myself to stop capping last night and watch an episode. Hard to fall asleep when you're staring a computer screen right up until bed time. PS. The Wire is just as good upon second watching, almost 20 years later.
 

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Overall a good list and I totally agree with #1. Two critical omissions - Sopranos and Peaky Blinders. Maybe Sopranos wasn't included because it started in 1999? Seems nit picky.

1 The Wire (2002-2008)
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
6 I May Destroy You (2020)
7 The Leftovers (2014-2017)
8 The Americans (2013-2018)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
10 Succession (201:cool:
11 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
12 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
14 Atlanta (2016-)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
16 The Crown (2016-)
17 30 Rock (2006-2013)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
19 Lost (2004-2010)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
25 Sherlock (2010-2017)
26 Watchmen (2019)
27 Line of Duty (2012-2021)
28 Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
29 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
30 Girls (2012-2017)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
32 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
33 The Good Wife (2009-2016)
34 The Bridge (2011-2018)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
39 The Office (US) (2005-2013)
40 Borgen (2010-2022)
41 Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
43 Money Heist (2017-2021)
44 Community (2009-2015)
45 The Good Fight (2017-)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
47 Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
48 Inside No 9 (2014-)
49 The Bureau (2015-)
50 Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
51 Small Axe (2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
53 Call My Agent! (2015-2020)
54 Happy Valley (2014-)
55 The Shield (2002-2008)
56 The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
57 The Young Pope (2016)
58 Dark (2017-2020)
59 The Underground Railroad (2021)
60 House of Cards (2013-2018)
61 Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
62= The Good Place (2016-2020)
62= Pose (2018-2021)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
66 Mare of Easttown (2021)
67 RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
69 24 (2001-2010)
70 Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
71 Enlightened (2011-2013)
72 Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
73 Planet Earth (2006)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
75 Babylon Berlin (2017-)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
77 American Crime Story (2016-)
78 The Killing (Denmark) (2007-2012)
79 Mindhunter (2017-2019)
80 House (2004-2012)
81 OJ: Made in America (2016)
82 Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
83 Insecure (2016-2021)
84= Normal People (2020)
84= Narcos (2015-2017)
86 How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
87 The Comeback (2005-2014)
88 The OA (2016-2019)
89 Dexter (2006-2013)
90 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)
91 Westworld (2016-)
92 Show Me a Hero (2015)
93 Treme (2010-2013)
94 Louie (2010-2015)
95 Luther (2010-2019)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
97 Hannibal (2013-2015)
98 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
99 Steven Universe (2013-2020)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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I am a HUGE David Lynch fan but NFW is Twin Peaks the Return #13.
Luther should also be much higher than 95.
 
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Ha! I've been rewatching the Wire. Had to force myself to stop capping last night and watch an episode. Hard to fall asleep when you're staring a computer screen right up until bed time. PS. The Wire is just as good upon second watching, almost 20 years later.
I’ve been spending ridiculous hours on college basketball the past week…have to get to bed early tonight though because getting to State College for noon games is brutal for me. Not sure how it is on the football side, but between transfers and coaching turnover, basketball is more work than ever.
 

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Overall a good list and I totally agree with #1. Two critical omissions - Sopranos and Peaky Blinders. Maybe Sopranos wasn't included because it started in 1999? Seems nit picky.

1 The Wire (2002-2008)
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
6 I May Destroy You (2020)
7 The Leftovers (2014-2017)
8 The Americans (2013-2018)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
10 Succession (201:cool:
11 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
12 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
14 Atlanta (2016-)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
16 The Crown (2016-)
17 30 Rock (2006-2013)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
19 Lost (2004-2010)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
25 Sherlock (2010-2017)
26 Watchmen (2019)
27 Line of Duty (2012-2021)
28 Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
29 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
30 Girls (2012-2017)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
32 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
33 The Good Wife (2009-2016)
34 The Bridge (2011-2018)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
39 The Office (US) (2005-2013)
40 Borgen (2010-2022)
41 Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
43 Money Heist (2017-2021)
44 Community (2009-2015)
45 The Good Fight (2017-)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
47 Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
48 Inside No 9 (2014-)
49 The Bureau (2015-)
50 Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
51 Small Axe (2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
53 Call My Agent! (2015-2020)
54 Happy Valley (2014-)
55 The Shield (2002-2008)
56 The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
57 The Young Pope (2016)
58 Dark (2017-2020)
59 The Underground Railroad (2021)
60 House of Cards (2013-2018)
61 Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
62= The Good Place (2016-2020)
62= Pose (2018-2021)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
66 Mare of Easttown (2021)
67 RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
69 24 (2001-2010)
70 Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
71 Enlightened (2011-2013)
72 Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
73 Planet Earth (2006)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
75 Babylon Berlin (2017-)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
77 American Crime Story (2016-)
78 The Killing (Denmark) (2007-2012)
79 Mindhunter (2017-2019)
80 House (2004-2012)
81 OJ: Made in America (2016)
82 Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
83 Insecure (2016-2021)
84= Normal People (2020)
84= Narcos (2015-2017)
86 How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
87 The Comeback (2005-2014)
88 The OA (2016-2019)
89 Dexter (2006-2013)
90 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)
91 Westworld (2016-)
92 Show Me a Hero (2015)
93 Treme (2010-2013)
94 Louie (2010-2015)
95 Luther (2010-2019)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
97 Hannibal (2013-2015)
98 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
99 Steven Universe (2013-2020)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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so subjective. I have no idea how Schitts Creek can be rated lower than twinpeaks, bojack or Saul to name a few. There are some good shows in there that are simply comedies with very little depth like 30 Rock and Community. And in my opinion, Curb is clearly top ten.
 
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Ha! I've been rewatching the Wire. Had to force myself to stop capping last night and watch an episode. Hard to fall asleep when you're staring a computer screen right up until bed time. PS. The Wire is just as good upon second watching, almost 20 years later.
I’ve been slowly rewatching and am up to season 3 just before the key Stringer-Avon rooftop scene.

Im not sure I can watch Season 4 again. Heartbreaking to know what happens to Dukey and Randy in particular
 

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I’ve been spending ridiculous hours on college basketball the past week…have to get to bed early tonight though because getting to State College for noon games is brutal for me. Not sure how it is on the football side, but between transfers and coaching turnover, basketball is more work than ever.
CFB is hard enough, can't imagine doing that many CBB teams. I've heard huge edges are to be had early in the CBB season.
 

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I’ve been slowly rewatching and am up to season 3 just before the key Stringer-Avon rooftop scene.

Im not sure I can watch Season 4 again. Heartbreaking to know what happens to Dukey and Randy in particular
That show was soooo good and had so many good actors and characters.
I liked a lot of them, even the bad guys but my 2 favorites were Bubbles and Omar.
 
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Question for those who’ve seen it…is Fleabag really that great?

Admittedly, I have a bias against breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience. Hated Ferris Bueller’s Day off, for example. Way too cutesy and too smart for itself.
 

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Question for those who’ve seen it…is Fleabag really that great?

Admittedly, I have a bias against breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience. Hated Ferris Bueller’s Day off, for example. Way too cutesy and too smart for itself.
I hated the character Ferris Bueller. Shitty, selfish “friend”
 
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That show was soooo good and had so many good actors and characters.
I liked a lot of them, even the bad guys but my 2 favorites were Bubbles and Omar.
Loved Bubs. Went from hating Bodie to really liking him by the end. The scene with him and McNulty eating lunch in the park? was a great one - just 2 pawns in the “game”
 
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Overall a good list and I totally agree with #1. Two critical omissions - Sopranos and Peaky Blinders. Maybe Sopranos wasn't included because it started in 1999? Seems nit picky.

1 The Wire (2002-2008)
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
6 I May Destroy You (2020)
7 The Leftovers (2014-2017)
8 The Americans (2013-2018)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
10 Succession (201:cool:
11 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
12 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
14 Atlanta (2016-)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
16 The Crown (2016-)
17 30 Rock (2006-2013)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
19 Lost (2004-2010)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
25 Sherlock (2010-2017)
26 Watchmen (2019)
27 Line of Duty (2012-2021)
28 Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
29 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
30 Girls (2012-2017)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
32 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
33 The Good Wife (2009-2016)
34 The Bridge (2011-2018)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
39 The Office (US) (2005-2013)
40 Borgen (2010-2022)
41 Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
43 Money Heist (2017-2021)
44 Community (2009-2015)
45 The Good Fight (2017-)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
47 Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
48 Inside No 9 (2014-)
49 The Bureau (2015-)
50 Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
51 Small Axe (2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
53 Call My Agent! (2015-2020)
54 Happy Valley (2014-)
55 The Shield (2002-2008)
56 The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
57 The Young Pope (2016)
58 Dark (2017-2020)
59 The Underground Railroad (2021)
60 House of Cards (2013-2018)
61 Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
62= The Good Place (2016-2020)
62= Pose (2018-2021)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
66 Mare of Easttown (2021)
67 RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
69 24 (2001-2010)
70 Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
71 Enlightened (2011-2013)
72 Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
73 Planet Earth (2006)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
75 Babylon Berlin (2017-)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
77 American Crime Story (2016-)
78 The Killing (Denmark) (2007-2012)
79 Mindhunter (2017-2019)
80 House (2004-2012)
81 OJ: Made in America (2016)
82 Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
83 Insecure (2016-2021)
84= Normal People (2020)
84= Narcos (2015-2017)
86 How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
87 The Comeback (2005-2014)
88 The OA (2016-2019)
89 Dexter (2006-2013)
90 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)
91 Westworld (2016-)
92 Show Me a Hero (2015)
93 Treme (2010-2013)
94 Louie (2010-2015)
95 Luther (2010-2019)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
97 Hannibal (2013-2015)
98 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
99 Steven Universe (2013-2020)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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The Queen's Gambit (2020) #1 in my view oustanding TV
 

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Loved Bubs. Went from hating Bodie to really liking him by the end. The scene with him and McNulty eating lunch in the park? was a great one - just 2 pawns in the “game”
When Bubbles finally shares at the NA meeting it’s one of the best speeches in a series jam packed with brilliant speeches. Incredible acting. Amazing ensemble cast.
 

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Overall a good list and I totally agree with #1. Two critical omissions - Sopranos and Peaky Blinders. Maybe Sopranos wasn't included because it started in 1999? Seems nit picky.

1 The Wire (2002-2008)
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
6 I May Destroy You (2020)
7 The Leftovers (2014-2017)
8 The Americans (2013-2018)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
10 Succession (201:cool:
11 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
12 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
14 Atlanta (2016-)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
16 The Crown (2016-)
17 30 Rock (2006-2013)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
19 Lost (2004-2010)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
25 Sherlock (2010-2017)
26 Watchmen (2019)
27 Line of Duty (2012-2021)
28 Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
29 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
30 Girls (2012-2017)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
32 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
33 The Good Wife (2009-2016)
34 The Bridge (2011-2018)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
39 The Office (US) (2005-2013)
40 Borgen (2010-2022)
41 Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
43 Money Heist (2017-2021)
44 Community (2009-2015)
45 The Good Fight (2017-)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
47 Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
48 Inside No 9 (2014-)
49 The Bureau (2015-)
50 Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
51 Small Axe (2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
53 Call My Agent! (2015-2020)
54 Happy Valley (2014-)
55 The Shield (2002-2008)
56 The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
57 The Young Pope (2016)
58 Dark (2017-2020)
59 The Underground Railroad (2021)
60 House of Cards (2013-2018)
61 Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
62= The Good Place (2016-2020)
62= Pose (2018-2021)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
66 Mare of Easttown (2021)
67 RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
69 24 (2001-2010)
70 Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
71 Enlightened (2011-2013)
72 Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
73 Planet Earth (2006)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
75 Babylon Berlin (2017-)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
77 American Crime Story (2016-)
78 The Killing (Denmark) (2007-2012)
79 Mindhunter (2017-2019)
80 House (2004-2012)
81 OJ: Made in America (2016)
82 Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
83 Insecure (2016-2021)
84= Normal People (2020)
84= Narcos (2015-2017)
86 How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
87 The Comeback (2005-2014)
88 The OA (2016-2019)
89 Dexter (2006-2013)
90 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)
91 Westworld (2016-)
92 Show Me a Hero (2015)
93 Treme (2010-2013)
94 Louie (2010-2015)
95 Luther (2010-2019)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
97 Hannibal (2013-2015)
98 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
99 Steven Universe (2013-2020)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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This is a solid list, but some glaring issues:

1. 'Limited' series should be separate IMO (Mare of Easttown, Watchmen, Chernobyl, etc.).
2. Anthologies (Fargo, True Detective - which is way, way, way too f'cking high) are hard to rate since they can be different every year; should be separate too.
3. Nice to see some underrated shows get some love (Halt and Catch Fire, Atlanta, Luther).
4. Biggest omission IMO is that JUSTIFIED isn't on the list. At all. Stunner; it's Top 5 all time for me.
5. Fleabag at #4? NFW.
6. Disagree with @Obliviax about 'Community'; very smart and way ahead of its time. Cast included Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, and Chevy Chase, and had a bunch of guest appearances by others like John Oliver, Jason Alexander, Giancarlo Esposito, Jack Black, John Goodman, Betty White, Brie Larson, Walton Goggins, Owen Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Hillary Duff, Josh Holloway, Martin Starr, Nick Kroll, etc. There is a lot of the blueprint for 'Rick and Morty' in Community, especially the dialogue (both by series creator Dan Harmon). Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne is how I imagine most of this board. ;). They did some great theme episodes too - the recurring western/dystopian paintball episodes, the Halloween episodes, the D&D episodes, a Tarantino themed episode, Abed being meta most of the time, etc. Definitely underrated at 44 IMO (Top Ten for me). I don't know that it is on network TV if made today....pushed a lot of buttons.

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They don't have Longmire or Bosch, so this list is BS.
I generally try not to dump on other people's interests, but I watched the first episode of Longmire and found it very cliche and predictable with bad acting. Could hardly finish the first episode. To each their own.
 

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OTTOMH

1. Game of Thrones
2. Mad Men
3. Halt and Catch Fire
4. Justified
5. Community
6. The Soprano's
7. Breaking Bad
8. Lost
9. The Office
10. Schitt's Creek/Parks and Rec
 

Grant Green

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This is a solid list, but some glaring issues:

1. 'Limited' series should be separate IMO (Mare of Easttown, Watchmen, Chernobyl, etc.).
2. Anthologies (Fargo, True Detective - which is way, way, way too f'cking high) are hard to rate since they can be different every year; should be separate too.
3. Nice to see some underrated shows get some love (Halt and Catch Fire, Atlanta, Luther).
4. Biggest omission IMO is that JUSTIFIED isn't on the list. At all. Stunner; it's Top 5 all time for me.
5. Fleabag at #4? NFW.
6. Disagree with @Obliviax about 'Community' very smart and way ahead of its time. Cast included Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, and Chevy Chase, and had a bunch of guest appearances by others like John Oliver, Jason Alexander, Giancarlo Esposito, Jack Black, John Goodman, Betty White, Brie Larson, Walton Goggins, Owen Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Hillary Duff, Josh Holloway, Martin Starr, Nick Kroll, etc. There is a lot of the blueprint for 'Rick and Morty' in Community, especially the dialogue (both by series creator Dan Harmon). Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne is how I imagine most of this board. ;). They did some great theme episodes too - the recurring western/dystopian paintball episodes, the Halloween episodes, the D&D episodes, a Tarantino themed episode, Abed being meta most of the time, etc. Definitely underrated at 44 IMO (Top Ten for me). I don't know that it is on network TV if made today....pushed a lot of buttons.

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I was waiting for a post from you regarding Justified. I wouldn't go top 5 for my personal list, but a total omission is a huge oversight. How do they not include Peaky Blinders or Sopranos? Also agree on the limited series. They shouldn't be in there.
Dude, you still haven't watched the Wire, have you? You need to take care of business.
 
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I was waiting for a post from you regarding Justified. I wouldn't go top 5 for my personal list, but a total omission is a huge oversight. How do they not include Peaky Blinders or Sopranos? Also agree on the limited series. They shouldn't be in there.

Wait - no Soprano's?????

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Also, of all the shows on the list that I've seen, Justified had the best ending. It had some seasons that plodded along, but the ending was so good and satisfying it was worth it. IMO, The Soprano's, Breaking Bad, Lost, Mad Men (to a lesser degree), and Game of Thrones all had mediocre to terrible endings. The Office (US), Parks and Rec, Halt and Catch Fire, and Downton Abbey all had great endings IMO. Endings matter.
 

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I generally try not to dump on other people's interests, but I watched the first episode of Longmire and found it very cliche and predictable with bad acting. Could hardly finish the first episode. To each their own.
Oh, well, if you say so.
 

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I was waiting for a post from you regarding Justified. I wouldn't go top 5 for my personal list, but a total omission is a huge oversight. How do they not include Peaky Blinders or Sopranos? Also agree on the limited series. They shouldn't be in there.
Dude, you still haven't watched the Wire, have you? You need to take care of business.
They must consider Sopranos last century since it began in 1999. Totally agree about PB, weird it was left off a BBC list. I would have also included Rescue Me and Justified.
 

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CFB is hard enough, can't imagine doing that many CBB teams. I've heard huge edges are to be had early in the CBB season.
The amount of work is takes for CBB is a primary reason that I only deal with two sports (that don’t have too much overlap)…but the opportunities make it worthwhile.
 

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IMO, Schitt’s Creek is incredibly overrated and I know I’m in the minority on this one. I love Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, especially in all the Christopher Guest movies, so I really wanted to like it. People kept telling me it starts slowly and to stick with it, so I watched the first two seasons. It just wasn’t worth going any further at that point as it had only marginally improved. Just not that funny.
 
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IMO, Schitt’s Creek is incredibly overrated and I know I’m in the minority on this one. I love Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, especially in all the Christopher Guest movies, so I really wanted to like it. People kept telling me it starts slowly and to stick with it, so I watched the first two seasons. It just wasn’t worth going any further at that point as it had only marginally improved. Just not that funny.
It wasn’t for me either…watched every episode and my wife would be laughing often, while I’d laugh about once every few episodes. I guess the humor just wasn’t for me.
 
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Question for those who’ve seen it…is Fleabag really that great?

Admittedly, I have a bias against breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience. Hated Ferris Bueller’s Day off, for example. Way too cutesy and too smart for itself.
I watched a couple episodes and thought it sucked.
 
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Where are Workaholics or Broad City? Very underated. I am in 40s and laughed my as% off many episodes. Perhaps sophmoric but some very sharp writing. I loved Bored to Death but cut short. Brilliant. Sorry, switch Planet Earth and Fleabag. Fleabag was tremendous but only 12 episodes...cmon. Planet Earth is the most beautiful, most exhiliarating series ever made.
 

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