The Best TV Series!

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
As the title states, what's the BEST TV series out? This includes past, present, and new series.

My Best of the Best Personal List as of August 2015 -- Completed and Uncompleted Series

1. Game of Thrones
2. True Detective (Season 1)
3. Mr. Robot (the BEST TV show out right now, hands down)
4. Breaking Bad
5. Mad Men
6. Daredevil (just about the best, most complex superhero show around right now)
7. Sense8 (awesome action, but the in your face gay/lesbian/other porn scenes twice an episode got annoying)
8. Better Call Saul (awesome in every way, different then Breaking Bad, but good)
9. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (fantastic, lavish, and exciting adaption of the book)
10. Bloodlines (drama...slow, intricate family drama, but damn the acting. Fantastic)
11. Silicon Valley (just about gets everything RIGHT about tech nerd culture)
12. Wayward Pines (the WTF is going on series right now, but some real twists, multiple times). Night Shamalayan's best since Signs.
13. Rectify (all acting, pure drama. Reminds me of Bloodlines. Slow, but worth it)
14. The Walking Dead
15. Dexter (serial killer who kills bad guys = awesome)
16. Suits
17. Fargo (if you like True Detectives feeling this rings the same bells)
18. Penny Dreadful (finally, a horror tv done right)
19. Spartacus
20. Vikings (just about the best PURE historical tv series out there. It also holds very true to reality)
21. Battlestar Galactica (one of the best space science fiction tv series yet)
22. Band of Brothers
23. Louie (smartest comedy on TV right now)
24. The Americans
25. Under the Dome (Season 1,2,3 -- starts off rough in season 1 but improves greatly season 2)

The Best Currently Airing Shows as of August 2015
  • Mr. Robot (Season 1)
  • Game of Thrones (Season 5)
  • Better Call Saul (Season 1 complete)
  • Silicon Valley (Season 2)
  • True Detectives (Season 2 -- inferior to season 1 though)
  • Wayward Pines (Season 1 -- just finished airing)
  • Complications (Season 1)
  • Power (Season 2)
  • Under The Dome Season 3
  • Penny Dreadful (Season 2)
  • Suits (Season 5)

Good Watching Shows I Am Enjoying Now
(but not the best of the best)

  • Tyrant
  • Ballers
  • Humans
  • Unreal
  • Shamelesss

Oldies That Bring Fond Memories:
  • Star Trek: TNG
  • X-Files
  • Futurama
  • Simpsons
  • Red Dwarf
  • South Park
  • Horatio Hornblower

TV Shows I've Started But Stopped Partway Out of Boredom
  • The Mentalist
  • Arrow (porn for girls)
  • New Girl
  • Girls
  • S.H.I.E.L.D
  • Person of Interest
  • Salem
  • Homeland (season 2 meh, haven't seen season 3)
  • The Last Ship
  • Zoo (watched episode one, horrid)
  • Falling Skies (eh, reminded me of star trek on earth, but more cheese)
  • Extant (hally barry in science fiction, but snorefest)
  • Dominion (angels and demons and science fiction...nope)
  • 24 (Season 1 was great, Season 2 ok, but it goes downhill. I made it to Season 5 then threw in the tower. The plots were all recycled in someway)

Series That Started Out Awesome But Crashed Hard
  • Lost
  • Heroes
  • Homeland (season 2 = crap)

Series That I Started but Paused and May Continue Because They Show Promise
  • Dark Matter
  • The Last Man on Earth (funny, but every episode feels about the same)
  • Arrow
  • Whisperers
  • Fringe (finished part way through Season 2. I WILL return and finish it)
  • The Strain
  • Flash (started, but paused. Some potential)

TV Series I'm Meh About That Other People Seem to Like
  • Gotham (good series, but the bad-guy-of-the-week deal tired me out)
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • True Blood (powered through season 1 and 2, but got bored)
  • Marco Polo (started strong, just about the best cinematography and exotic visuals, but something was missing with the plot)
  • Black Sails (watched most of season 1, got bored. Hear last part of season 1 gets better and season 2 is a big improvements. Maybe will give another chance)
  • Dr. Who (watched a couple episodes, but I just didn't get the whole thing)

Series I Hear Awesome Things About I Have Not Yet Watched
  • The Wire
  • The Fall
  • The Shield (ok watched a couple episodes)
  • The Sopranos
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Hannibal
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Deutschland 83
  • Killjoys
  • American Horrorshow
  • Sherlock
Series I Have Not Watched and Probably Won't
  • Supergirl
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Scream
I may be the only person who didn't like Breaking Bad very much. All my friends loved it. I mean, I enjoyed it,
but it is definitely not one of my favorites.