My Top TV Shows of All Time
(In no particular order)
To go along with my film list, here is a list of my favorite television shows. It's worth noting that I tend to avoid starting new shows that don't yet have a conclusion, so this list is primarily filled with shows that have already completed their run.
(Updated September 2020)
The Leftovers (2014-2017)
"Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event."
Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
"A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles."
"Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota."
The Wire (2002-2008)
"Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement."
"A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy."
"The past, present, and future lives of surviving Oceanic Flight 815 passengers are dramatically intertwined as a fight for survival ensues in a quest for answers after crashlanding on a mysterious island."
Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)
Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers
"Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society."
The Americans (2013-2018)
"At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family."
The Terror - Season 1 (2018)
"Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the Royal Navy's perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. "
"A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime."
Mad Men (2007-2015)
"A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper."
The Plot Against America (2020)
"An alternate American history during World War II is told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism."
"Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart."
Mrs. America (2020)
"Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka 'the sweetheart of the silent majority.'"