If you've been cognizant (and mature) over the last...10 years you might have noticed the quality of television has skyrocketed.
Gone are the days of "appointment tv". People can now binge watch an entire show over a long weekend, and television seems to be where talent is migrating.
In the last few years critics have hailed The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Wire, etc. as "the best tv show ever".
It's a bit of hyperbole, I think.
My vote would be The Twilight Zone
No show has ever come close in terms of matching it's inventiveness, writing, and cinematography in a 22-24 minute (per episode) show. Some were duds, but when The Twilight Zone was firing on all cylinders, it was great.
So, what's the best tv show of all time?
I'm thinking "The Prisoner"
I've only seen the first episode but...wow. Weird, and wonderful that it was made.
I can't see that being made now.
Stranger Things, Invader Zim, MADtv, Metalocalypse, The Late Show (especially the Stephen Colbert version), Robot Chicken. At least in my opinion. I'm a weird person lol
I no longer watch much TV and am reluctant to invest my time or emotions getting hooked on another series, and "the best" is simply someone's opinion, but Hey, Why not? Hill Street Blues, The Sopranos and Treme. The Prisoner (in its time), The Twilight Zone and Science Fiction Theater should all get a nod or two, and how about The X-Files?
I'm going to be "that guy" and say The Wire.
The characters are so well done, the "reality" of the show is nothing that's been seen before or since.
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