There have been various significant eras in the history of Television and the most remarkable TV shows can still be related to, by the audience.
It has had dramatic transformations past its “Golden Age” between the 40s and 60s. Actors try their best to blend into their roles and the most popular TV shows have multiple viewing and huge appreciation.
The present phase is by far extremely dynamic. Before streaming platforms came into being, TV made a lasting impact.
More than entertainment, it brings together people through their love for characters and stories they resonate with. Everyone’s bucket list of TV shows differs, but here are the 10 best ones that rose thunder in the viewers.
1. The Sopranos (1999-2007)
6 Seasons, 86 Episodes
The Sopranos is one of the top shows of all time, easily included in the top five. It portrays an extremely organized crime family and plays a pivotal role in the Golden Age of Television. It contains intelligent humor, pop culture, and evolving characters with spicy drama.
Tony Soprano is a man who lives as a mob boss and a family man. His personal struggles and business aspects lead him to therapy and is one of North Jersey’s most frightening figures.
2. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
5 Seasons, 62 Episodes
AMC’s Breaking Bad came into play as a risk factor when it was just beginning to capture audiences with Mad Men and The Walking Dead. This standout series starred a cancer patient turning to methamphetamine manufacturing with his student.
The show journeyed through the transformation of an ordinary chemistry teacher into a formidable Heisenberg. As the show progressed, sympathy for the lead character kept diminishing, but the tension and the gripping plot stood out to the viewers.
3. The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
5 Seasons, 156 Episodes
The Twilight Zone is a supernatural anthology series that captures the errors and captivating essence of the original. It holds on to its supremacy despite a reboot.
Rod Serling, the narrator provided an opening and closing monologue for each episode. The episodes revolve around a scenario in which characters encounter the Twilight Zone, a space where unnatural things occur. These incidents are infused with moral lessons.
4. The Simpsons (1989-present)
34 Seasons, 750 Episodes
The Simpsons is known to be the longest-running scripted series, airing around 800 episodes after its debut. It has evolved into feature films, video games, comics, and books. Its success is attributed to the lovable Simpson family comprised of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. They reside in the fictional city of Springfield and have many neighbors they interact with.
5. Seinfeld (1989-1998)
9 Seasons, 180 Episodes
Seinfeld starred Jerry Seinfeld in fiction with his three best friends, George, Elaine, and Cosmo. Seinfeld is mundane and has a hilarious perspective on life which stands relatable even today. It is one of the most remarkable TV shows of all time.
6. F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994-2004)
10 Seasons, 236 Episodes
Friends is a story about six friends who have their own lives going on but are also the most important part of each other’s lives. They reside in shared apartments in Manhattan and the show goes through important character development with the goofy humor of Phoebe Buffay and the relatable humor of Chandler Bing. It remains the most-watched series finale of all time, gathering around 52.5 million American viewers.
7. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
8 Seasons, 73 Episodes
Based on George R. R. Martin’s incomplete book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones follows three central storylines moving in the fictional worlds of Westeros and Essos. Various characters fight for the Iron Throne, while others are threatened by the Army of the Dead in the North.
Game of Thrones sure is the most remarkable show that resonates with the viewers even today.
8. Twin Peaks (1990-1991, 2017)
3 Seasons, 48 Episodes
Twin Peaks is a gothic mystery series that stands out as one of the few shows capable of justifying its boldness. The first season encounters the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer highlighted by David Lynch’s remarkable cinematography and the presence of amazing characters.
9. Fleabag (2016-2019)
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
Phoebe Waller Bridge‘s best work stands to be Fleabag and it bagged a place on numerous “Best of…” lists consisting of two seasons. This show revolves around a sensitive hilarious and depressed woman, Fleabag. What makes it stand out, is its sense to come out as relatable to the audience.
Fleabag is not a simple character. She often causes chaos in other’s lives. She’s unfiltered and handles relationships in the worst way possible. The other characters are her sister and the Hot Priest.
10. The Walking Dead (2010-2022)
11 Seasons, 177 Episodes
AMC’s The Walking Dead transformed over its 11-season run and is a rollercoaster of excitement and nausea. It left a cultural impact on television and its rule continued with spinoffs.
Based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead revolves around a sheriff’s deputy on a mission to find his wife and son after returning from a coma in a zombie-apocalyptic world. It blends into the struggle of reviving humanity in a messed-up world.