Revealed: Top 10 Greatest Tv Series Ever
After much consideration and deliberation, I have been able to come out with my own personal top 10 greatest TV series ever to be aired.
Here is the list ranking from 1-10;
10. THE BLACKLIST
The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series starring Raymond “Red” Reddington a former United States Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to guide their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However he agrees to work with junior staff Elizabeth Keen. The series has been nominated for various awards such as People’s Choice, Entertainment Weekly and so on.
9. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
How I Met Your Mother ( or HIMYM) is an American comedy show that is aired on CBS. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother. The famous TV series aired from 2005-2014 was nominated for 72 awards such as Emmy Awards, Ewwy Awards winning 18.
The first season follows Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency operations officer who, after conducting an unauthorized operation in Iraq, is put on probation and reassigned to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center in Langley, Virginia. In Iraq, Carrie was warned by an asset that an American prisoner of war had been turned by al-Qaeda. Carrie comes to believe that Brody is the American prisoner of war whom her asset in Iraq was talking about. However, the federal government and her superiors at the CIA consider Brody a war hero. The TV series was nominated for Primetime Emmy award and Golden Globe awards among others.
7. PRISON BREAK
Prison Break is an American television serial drama that was aired around 200d-2009. The series revolves around two brothers: one that has as been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name. The series was nominated for several awards such as People’s Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Saturn Awards and Television Critics Association Awards.
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a former White House Communications Director for the President of the United States who has left to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates. Olivia has decided to dedicate her life to protecting the public images of the nation’s elite but is finding that no matter how hard she tries, she cannot leave parts of her past behind. The series was nominated and won series of awards such as Prism Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Vision Awards and so on.
5. THE WALKING DEAD
The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series that centre round Police deputy sheriff Rick Grimes who reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with some of the many other survivors whom he encounters in his quest for a safe haven. Together they are forced to survive in a world filled with zombies (aka walkers) and certain humans who are even more dangerous than the zombies themselves. The series was nominated for awards such as the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series.
4. THE BIG BANG THEORY
The show is primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who later becomes a pharmaceutical representative, and who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The series was nominated for awards such as TCA Awards, Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and so on.
Jack Bauer begins the series with him working for the Los Angeles–based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a highly proficient agent with an “ends justify the means” approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions. Throughout the series most of the main plot elements unfold like a political thriller. A typical plot has Bauer racing against the clock as he attempts to thwart multiple terrorist plots, including presidential assassination attempts, weapons of mass destruction detonations, bioterrorism, cyber attacks, as well as conspiracies which deal with government and corporate corruption.
24 garnered critical acclaim, winning numerous awards over its eight seasons, including Best Drama Series at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards. At the conclusion of its eighth season, 24 became the longest-running U.S. espionage-themed television drama ever, surpassing both Mission: Impossible and The Avengers.
2. BREAKING BAD
Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. By the time the series finale aired, the series was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards and a People’s Choice Award. For his leading performance, Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times. In 2013, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the highest rated show of all time. The series is about a struggling high school chemistry teacher Walter White diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, who, together with his former student Jesse Pinkman turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.
1. GAME OF THRONES
The series in everyone’s lips. Suspence, shocking death, action name it this series has it all. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne; the third chronicles the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North. The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance as Tyrion Lannister(who happens to be my best cast in the movie).
Others notable mentions include; Grey Anatomy, Arrow, Desperate Housewives, Smallville, Vampire’s Dairies, The Original, Heroes, Merlin, How to get away with murder, Empire, The Flash, Supernatural and Suits.
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