Your Top 5 TV Series

Thanks to Pastry's topic on top 5 movies, I'm interested to see what your top 5 TV series are. These are mine:

The X Files (the earlier seasons with Mulder and Scully)
Game of Thrones
MacGyver (the original Richard Dean Anderson one)
Stargate SG-1
Alias

There's a lot more I could add, but I'll keep it simple for now :)

Comments

  • I wanted to add so many more to the 'top 5' but these made the list

    Band of Brothers
    Breaking Bad
    Stargate: SG1
    Battle Star Galactica
    Game of Thrones

  • Pokemon
    Tin Tin
    Madeline
    X-men
    Mad Men

  • Six Feet Under
    The Wire
    The Office (UK)
    Review with Myles Barlow
    Summer Heights High

    • I'm surprised that six feet under isn't mentioned more. It was a groundbreaking show and had the best ending of any show.

  • Justified
    Breaking Bad
    The Wire
    Band of Brothers
    The Walking Dead

    Honourable Mentions: Malcolm in the Middle, Rick & Morty, Community, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly, Futurama

  • How I met your mother got the office suits lost

  • Coronation Street, Eastenders,Benidorm ( but none will screen now, since Exodus went down)
    All round to Mrs. Browns
    Gogglebox

    1. The Wire/True Detective
    2. Oz
    3. Breaking Bad
    4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    5. Game of Thrones

    Other shows I really like(d) (Not in any order):
    Rick and Morty
    Twin Peaks
    Fargo
    Daredevil/Jessica Jones
    Stranger Things
    Friends/Seinfeld
    Narcos
    Fawlty Towers
    South Park
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Better Call Saul
    Dexter
    The Night Of
    Mr. Robot
    Suits
    Futurama

    F#@% I watch too much TV.. what am I doing with my life.

  • Walking Dead
    Fear the Walking Dead
    Game of Thrones
    Preacher
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

  • The Simpsons
    The Sketch Show (UK)
    Big Bang Theory
    Pokemon

  • +1
    • GOT
    • braking bad
    • westworld
    • Rick and Morty
    • Better Call Saul
  • Curb your Enthusiasm
    Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    Entourage

  • Sense 8
    GOT
    Suits
    Prison Break
    13 Reasons Why

  • Deadwood
    Game of Thrones
    Band of Brothers (mini series)
    Breaking Bad
    Fawlty Towers

  • The Goodies
    Doctor Who(Tom Baker)
    The Inbetweeners
    Breaking Bad
    The Young Ones

  • The walking dead
    Narcos.

    I can't think of anything else, but I like spy-like genre like narcos.
    Any recommendations?

    • +1

      The Night Manager
      The Americans - must watch
      The Blacklist

      • Solid Advice. THanks!

    • +1

      El Chapo is similar to Narcos.

  • The Wire
    BSG
    GoT
    TNG
    The Outer Limits (1990s)
    Firefly
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

  • I've seen quite a bit, but these are my top picks:

    Malcolm in the Middle
    Breaking Bad
    Fringe
    Utopia
    Banshee

  • Comedy list:

    3rd Rock from the sun
    The Office
    Curb your enthusiasm
    Louie =TV series
    Arrested Development

    Other:

    Taken (TV Mini-Series 2002)
    Lost
    Doctor Who
    WEED
    The walking Dead

  • +1

    Game of Thrones - so unpredictable!
    Breaking Bad
    Better Call Saul
    The Office (UK) - can't stand the US version
    Black Mirror - thought provoking; would love to re-watch some of the episodes

    Honourable mention:
    Sherlock, Misfits, Westworld, The Sopranos (and I used to love Gossip Girl too)

  • Twin Peaks
    Penny Dreadful
    Robot Chicken
    How I met your mother
    House MD

  • Scrubs
    Breaking Bad
    Parks and Rec
    Silicon Valley
    Friends

    Special mention: GoT, Community (S1-3), IT Crowd, Inbetweeners

    No particular order. Interesting to see how many OZB'ers like Breaking Bad though

  • GoT
    Band of Brothers
    Rome
    Friends
    Breaking bad

  • Full House
    Fuller House
    Americas Funniest Home Videos
    How I Met Your Mother
    Entourage

  • Oz
    GOT
    Vikings
    How I met your mother
    Band of brothers

  • Others are listed, but one that got me this year was

    Billions. Freakin amazing writing and acting.

  • Black books
    iZombie
    Z nation
    Band of brothers
    A touch of frost

  • I can't believe no one has mentioned these:
    Rectify
    Real Husbands of Hollywood
    Review with Myles Barlow
    Wilfred (Australian version)
    One Punch Man

  • Prison Break
    Breaking bad
    Dexter
    Grey's Anatomy
    24

  • Community
    Rick and Morty
    Scrubs
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad

  • Friends
    Sex in the City
    Vampire Diaries/The original
    Beverly Hills 90210
    The wonder years

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Seinfeld
    The Walking Dead
    Breaking Bad
    The Shield

  • Breaking Bad (who would've guessed ?)
    House of Cards
    Homeland (early seasons)
    Band of Brothers
    Six Feet Under

    Comedy : Everybody loves Raymond, Still Game

  • futurama
    simpsons
    30 rock
    adventure time
    arrested development

    I'd also add-
    No Heroics
    Santa Clarita Diet
    The Might Boosh
    Richmond Hills 3121-oh

  • The Leftovers
    Game of Thrones
    Rick and Morty

  • Vikings
    Marco Polo(No point in watching it as Netflix stopped production)
    Breaking Bad
    Supernatural
    Longmire
    Avatar The Last Airbender
    Everyone loves Raymond

  • Family Guy ,
    Here comes The Habibs
    Big bang theory

  • Seinfeld
    The Simpsons
    True Detective (series 1)
    Friends
    NYPD Blue

  • narcos
    game of thrones
    Vikings
    underbelly
    grand designs

  • The Shield
    Six Feet Under
    Gilmore Girls
    Mad Men
    MASH

  • Seinfeld
    Arrested Development
    Band of Brothers
    Fawlty Towers
    Battlestar Galactica (2004)

  • Justified
    Longmire
    Banshee
    Trailer Park Boys
    Fargo (season 1)

  • I'll add mine:

    Tier One (10/10):
    Game Of Thrones
    The Shield

    Tier Two (9.5/10):
    24
    The Last Kingdom
    Avatar The Last Airbender

    Tier Three (9.0-9.25/10):
    Sons Of Anarchy
    Dexter
    Spartacus
    Suits
    The Walking Dead
    Stranger Things
    The Office
    Justified
    The Legend of Korra
    Firefly
    Everybody Loves Raymond

  • +2

    No particular order:

    • The Wire
    • Generation Kill
    • Sopranos
    • Arrested Development
    • Married with Children
  • Unordered

    • Lost (2004)
    • BSG (2004)
    • GoT (ongoing)
    • Vikings (ongoing)
    • TBD
  • Finished series top 3
    Scrubs (ex season 9)
    House
    Boardwalk Empire

    Anime top 3
    Full metal alchemist brotherhood
    Death note
    Monster

    Ongoing series (open category)
    Archer
    Rick and Morty
    Vikings

    GoT didn't make the cut - excellent props and story telling but lacks plot.

  • Not in order of merit

    House of cards s1 - s2 and after got too physical for me, to have kevin spacey murder people feels very unreal to me, especially as a politician.

    Narcos - great show overall, the execution of the story is perfect

    Ozark - s1 has been great so far, anticipating a greater s2

    Vikings - i didn't like GoT as much as I liked this.

    Orange is the new black - extremely captivating show, not sure where to put on a finger on why its so good

  • +1

    In no particular order and only off the top of my head (and prompting from this thread):

    • Person of Interest
    • Game of Thrones
    • Daredevil
    • Futurama
    • Supernatural (Season 1-5)

    I am privacy forgetting some older ones.

    • +1

      +1 Yessss… another PoI fan!!

  • East Bound and Down
    Vice Principals
    Rick and Morty
    GOT
    Last Man on Earth

  • No order but off the top of my head.

    Game of thrones.
    The walking dead.
    Boardwalk empire.
    Air crash investigations.
    Macguyver (original).

    1. The Wire
    2. True Detective (first season)
    3. Seinfeld
    4. The Office (UK)
    5. Handmaids Tale
  • Sopranos
    Seinfeld
    GOT
    Shameless
    Curb

  • Gilmore Girls.
    Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

  • Extreme Couponing (this is OzB afterall)
    GoT
    Breaking Bad
    American Gods
    Lost

  • to name five:

    The Simpsons
    Futurama
    Game of Thrones
    Homeland
    The IT Crowd

  • -1

    While I like a bunch that has previously been mentioned, I'm adding 5 more to the list which I watch(ed) religiously:
    Taken
    Limitless
    Elementary
    Mentalist
    Burn Notice

  • Stranger Things
    Westworld
    The Walking Dead
    Bates Motel
    Ash vs Evil Dead

  • The sopranos
    Mad men
    Rick and morty
    Game of thrones
    Suits

    • Frasier
    • The Office (UK version)
    • Get Smart
    • Cheers
    • Star Trek series (original)
  • Got
    Galactica
    Dexter
    Poldark
    Misfits UK

  • +1

    Obviously Game of Thrones as a current show and media darling gets a lot of votes. Will be interesting to see if it holds up a decade or more after airing like The Wire, Seinfeld etc have done. I'm not sure that it will.

    Cannot believe Underbelly got a mention in this thread!

    • I believe the early seasons will hold up well, but the later ones are terribly written and don't even hold up now.

      I was a massive Seinfeld fan back in the day, but I struggled to get through a rewatch recently. Some great episodes aged well but many more didn't. Comedy doesn't seem to age as well as the other genres.

      • Seinfeld had so many episodes there are bound to be some weaker ones. Sometimes less is more.

  • Early game of Thrones
    Curb your enthusiasm
    The Thick Of It
    Stranger things
    The Shield

  • A few different ones…

    River
    Wallander (British version)
    Wallander (Swedish version)

  • Arrow
    The Flash
    GoT
    Family Guy
    The walking dead

  • +1

    One thing I have learned from Ozbargain: bargain hunters love Breaking Bad.

  • To many but here we go

    Narcos
    Seinfield
    The night of
    13 reasons why
    Bloodline

    And my classics

    Original X files
    Wonder years
    The A team
    The comedy company
    Acropolis now

    And for my classic cartoons

    Original Transformers
    M. A. S. K
    Astro boy
    Inspector gadget
    Ren n stimpy

  • The World in Your Home
    Howdy Doody
    The War as It Happens
    The Walter Compton News
    Lone Ranger

  • +1

    Life Support
    Fat Pizza
    Review with Myles Barlow
    Simpsons Seasons 1-12
    Breaking Bad

    • Forgot about Life Support. Very funny show.

      • loved Dr Rudi sef effrican accent.

        Show reminded me of Let the Blood Run Free.

  • Too hard to nail down to 5.

    (in no real order)

    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    South Park
    The Simpsons
    Breaking Bad
    How I Met Your Mother
    Parks and Recreation
    The Office US
    Rick and Morty
    Master of None
    Suits
    Orange is the New Black

  • +1

    Captain Planet
    Rugrats
    Ship to Shore
    The Ferals
    DuckTales

    • You must be a 90's kid

      • The Three Stooges
        Get Smart
        Batman
        The Brady Bunch
        Welcome Back, Kotter.

        What am I now?

        • You're a late 80's kid and a 90's teen!

  • Breaking Bad
    The Expanse
    Battlestar Galactica
    The Simpsons S1 - S8
    Futurama S1 - S4

    Honorable mentions:

    The Last Airbender
    The Last Kingdom
    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    The Wire
    Seinfeld
    Parks and Recreation
    Game of Thrones
    Stranger Things
    The Shield
    Justified
    X-Files
    Fringe

  • The 4400
    Archer
    Orange is the New Black
    Orphan Black
    Lost

    Great topic OP, I need new bingeworthy tv.

  • +1

    (Not in order)

    LG
    Samsung
    Panasonic
    Philips
    Sony

    My top 5 TVs in series

    • Well had you said Sony Bravia XD800, that would have been a tv in a series, you have named the entire range, thats like saying, all Dick Wolfe shows.

    • Toshiba- has the best built-in speakers in the business.

  • GoT
    Band of Brothers
    Friends
    Yes, Prime Minister
    TBBT

    Prison Break (Season one Only)

  • GOT
    Westworld
    Scrubs
    Life On Mars (BBC version)
    Black Books

    Extras
    Boston Legal
    Futurama

  • American gods
    Legion
    GoT
    Seinfield
    The Wire

  • Top 10:
    The West Wing
    Fawlty Towers
    Downton Abbey
    Seachange
    Game of Thrones
    Friends
    Modern Family
    Outlander
    Utopia
    Homeland

  • Game of Thrones
    Shameless
    Suits
    Vikings
    Breaking Bad

    Bonus: Scrubs (Eaaaaagle)

  • My top 5 Favourite TV Animu :

    • Family Guys
    • Cory in the house
    • Curb your Baldness
    • MUH Watashiwa Waifu Bushi Bushy Manko
    • Dondake
  • Tv Shows
    Animal Kingdom
    Ballers
    Banshee
    Bloodline
    Breaking Bad
    Empire
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Gang Related
    How To Get Away With Murder
    Kingdom

    Luficier
    Narcos
    Orange Is The New Black
    Power
    Prison Break
    Ray Donovan
    Riverdale
    Rush Hour
    Scream
    Shooter
    Sons Of Anarchy
    Stranger Things
    Tyrant
    Vikings

  • Buffy + Angel Season 5
    Community
    The Young Ones
    Rick and Morty
    American Dad.

    First five I could think of…

    Legion
    The Leftovers
    Preacher
    Fargo
    The Strain
    Better Call Saul
    Mr Show with Bob and David

    I'd probs have a much different list of I thought about it for longer…

    We're living in a golden age of television. Shame about the state of Hollywood.

  • Not in any order

    Deadwood
    GoT
    The wire
    Lost
    True detective s1

  • BSG: Reimaged
    Babylon 5
    The Handmaidens Tale
    Peep Show
    The IT Crowd

    (special mention to Boston Legal- Denny Crane)

  • Oz
    The Sopranos
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    South Park
    The Wire

    Mentions
    Westworld
    Seinfeld
    The Inbetweeners
    The Office

    • Swift and Shift Couriers
    • The Inbetweeners
    • Peep Show
    • Fresh Meat
    • Silicon Valley
    • Black Mirror
  • My current top 5 TV shows:

    The Office (US)
    South Park
    Game of Thrones
    Westworld
    Shark Tank (US)

    Honourable Mentions:

    Frasier
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Rick and Morty
    Arrested Development
    Seinfeld
    The Office (UK)
    Doctor Who
    Red Dwarf
    Gogglebox
    Death Note