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Started by Turtle on Jul 11, 2020 7:16:30 PM
What are the 10 greatest TV series ever?

My list:

The Wire

The screenwriter (By Sayed Kashua)

The Sopranos

Mad men

Atlanta

Black Mirror

Breaking bad

Better call Saul

The Americans

Borgen



Honorable mentions: The Bridge, The killing, } Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica

I am looking for a new series to get interested in. What is your list? Feel free to list more than 10, or fewer FFS!

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breakfast - 11 Jul 2020 19:28:13 (#1 of 191)

My top 2 are

Mad Men and The Killing (first series)

Snarlygog - 11 Jul 2020 19:34:02 (#2 of 191)

Babylon 5

Das Boot

champagnerocker - 11 Jul 2020 19:36:54 (#3 of 191)

The recent re imagining of Das Boot got sillier and sillier.

frantastic - 11 Jul 2020 19:38:24 (#4 of 191)

Hiemat, I Clavdivs.

Tagyourit - 11 Jul 2020 19:40:08 (#5 of 191)

SF/Fantasy/Horror:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Babylon 5
  • Star Trek OS & TNG


Drama:
  • The Wire
  • The Sopranos
  • Hill Street Blues


Comedy:
  • Blackadder
  • The Simpsons
  • Seinfeld

ReverendBlueJeans - 11 Jul 2020 19:41:07 (#6 of 191)

The Avengers

The Prisoner

Randall and Hopkirk

The Persuaders

The Sweeney

The Beiderbecke Affair

Inspector Morse

Life on Mars

New Tricks

Hustle

Lovejoy

Tagyourit - 11 Jul 2020 19:42:37 (#7 of 191)

I Clavdivs

Oooh good call.

"IS THERE ANYONE IN ROME WHO HAS NOT SLEPT WITH MY DAUGHTER?"

StakludKar - 11 Jul 2020 19:44:24 (#8 of 191)

You see that just makes me think of the mini series Lace and

"WHICH ONE OF YOU BITCHES IS MY MOTHER?"

slicey - 11 Jul 2020 19:44:29 (#9 of 191)

No love for Midsommer Murders?

Turtle - 11 Jul 2020 19:45:36 (#10 of 191)

Yes, I Claudius is great. I forgot about it.

ReverendBlueJeans - 11 Jul 2020 19:45:48 (#11 of 191)

#9 - loads, but not top ten.

frantastic - 11 Jul 2020 19:46:17 (#12 of 191)

The Singing Detective.

StakludKar - 11 Jul 2020 19:46:50 (#13 of 191)

Not even ONE mention of Star Trek or Children's Programme Doctor Who yet

DesEsseintes - 11 Jul 2020 19:55:16 (#14 of 191)

I Didn't Know You Cared

Twin Peaks

Selwyn Froggitt

Brideshead Revisited

The Liver Birds

Porterhouse Blue

Trinity Tales

Play for Today

John Player League Cricket

The Roads to Freedom

Shadrack22 - 11 Jul 2020 19:56:12 (#15 of 191)

Mad Men

Heimat

Talking to a Stranger

The Enfield Haunting

Twin Peaks

Holding On

The Shadow Line

The Children of the Stones

Talking Heads

Boys from the Black Stuff

Tagyourit - 11 Jul 2020 19:57:34 (#16 of 191)

Not even ONE mention of Star Trek or Children's Programme Doctor Who yet

Check my #5

Shadrack22 - 11 Jul 2020 20:01:48 (#17 of 191)

Humans

Borgen

Spiral

In Treatment

Brideshead Revisited

Clocking Off

Ripper Street

Happy Valley

Scott and Bailey

I CLAVDIVS

DonaldB - 11 Jul 2020 20:10:19 (#18 of 191)

I used to carry around in my head a list of the most amazing things I had ever seen on TV. The list fixed in the early 90s and the series in it have all be mentioned already. But they were

The Singing Detective

Twin Peaks

Heimat

The fourth thing on the list was the film version of Peter Brooks' Mahabharata, which is absolutely stunning, but not exactly a series. But at five hours long it's a hefty piece of viewing. I remember Channel 4 showing it all at once through the early hours of a Saturday night/Sunday morning. I watched it as part of a small audience in the TV room of my uni halls of residence cafeteria. I remember finding the clash between the high art of the drama and the bathos of the ads so painful that every time an ad break came on I got up and took a brisk walk round the outside of the building, in the cool night air, to try and avoid the crass commercialism. It was one of my more transcendent tv watching experiences.

TenGorillas - 11 Jul 2020 20:13:16 (#19 of 191)

Deutschland 83 was epic.

AlanII - 11 Jul 2020 20:19:19 (#20 of 191)

#14 Trinity Tales. What a great series that was. Like a door into my grandad's world for little Alan.

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