Friday, April 18, 2008

Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

Movie magazine Empire's website,, is currently counting down "The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time". It's top five includes:

5. Lost

4. The West Wing

3. The Sopranos

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1. The Simpsons

The full list can be found here:

But this got me thinking about what my own personal list would consist of and when I mentioned it to a couple of fellow telly addict friends, they decided to also compile their own lists. So, I've decided to share! (Thanks to J, P and D for their lists!)

D's List:

10. Twin Peaks

9. Sex and the City

8. Queer as Folk (UK)

7. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6. e.r.

5. Desperate Housewives

4. Will and Grace

3. Lost

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1. Six Feet Under

J's List:

10. Friends

9. The Simpsons

8. Law & Order: Criminal Intent


6. Waking the Dead

5. Cagney and Lacey

4. Hillstreet Blues

3. Malcom in the Middle

2. Queer as Folk (UK)

1. Sex and the City

P refused to list his favourites by number so in no particular order:

The Avengers


The X Files

Doctor Who

Justice League Unlimited



Sex and the City

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

The Simpsons

While my own list looks like this:

10. Fraggle Rock

9. This Life

8. Doctor Who (1963-1989)

7. Grey's Anatomy

6. Father Ted

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

4. The Simpsons

3. Doctor Who (2005-Present)

2. Queer as Folk (UK)

1. The Muppet Show

So, fellow £9ers, what's your favourite TV shows ever? Once everyone has voted for their favourites, I'll compile an overall top 10.


  1. Tough one MP, I'll go for the no particular order with:

    The West Wing
    The Sopranos (even though i've never ever seen it but will one day and have decided already that it's my favourite)
    The Simpsons
    CSI Miami

    Ok, can't think of anymore right now. I'll come back to ye.

  2. I'm not a great tv person, you know that, but in the spirit of wanting to participate, here goes, no order

    Studio 60 on the Sunshine Strip ( yummy men!)
    Firefly (even though I haven't seen the whole seris yet)
    Rent a Ghost
    Sex and the City
    Fawlty Towers
    Chorlton and the wheelies (the picture brought that back)
    How to Look Good Naked (no more needs to be said)
    Family Guy
    Futurama (better than Simpsons)
    Father Ted

  3. I could be very biased towards myself but I wont be,

    1. wonderpets
    2. south park
    3. CSI
    4. Deadliest Catch
    5. Big Brother series 1 and 2
    6. Soupy Norman
    7. Grand Designs
    8. Lost
    9. In the night garden (helps me sleep)
    10. Friends

  4. The Muppets
    The A Team
    The Irish RM
    The Kenny Everett Show
    Northern Exposure
    The OC

    I had trouble with the mid perios ones - I could list kids' ones for hours, but can't really remember secondary school, which is odd, as I watched a lot of tv.

  5. I've decided to write mine before I look at anyone else's so apologies for duplication. Again I can't do numbers so I suggest:

    Dr Who
    Fawlty Towers
    Father Ted
    The Prisoner
    The Simpsons (the funnier, earlier ones)
    Family Guy (ditto)
    Studio 60
    I'm Alan Partridge

    A lot of sci-fi and comedy. Wonder what that says about me? I do prefer to get my drama at the movies.