Below are my 20 favourite television shows/series of all time. I have only included drama/non-comedy TV series in this top 20 (to see the 20 best comedy TV shows click here).
It is difficult to say what makes a good TV series. For me, it's a combination of an interesting and intelligent story and good actors who make you believe what you're seeing is real. This is how I selected the TV series.
The first decade of this century has been a golden age for TV shows (in America anyway) and this is shown in my selection.
|1.||The Sopranos||United States|
|2.||The Wire||United States|
|4.||Game of Thrones||United States|
|5.||Edge of Darkness (1985)||Britain|
|6.||Battlestar Galatica (2004-9)||United States|
|7.||House of Cards (1990)||Britain|
|9.||Band of Brothers||United States|
|12.||The West Wing||United States|
|13.||Life on Mars (UK)||Britain|
|14.||State of Play||Britain|
|15.||Tinker Taylor Solider Spy (1979)||Britain|
|19.||The Newsroom||United States|
|20.||The Walking Dead||United States|