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Empire Magazine's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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People who added this item 5756 Average listal rating (3762 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ The longest running show EVER! (at 24 seasons) is very much a satire on the American middle class. Though I don't know whether this is the reason it's number one on this list.
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~ One of the top cult shows? Yes. Number two on Empire's list...not so much. Don't get me wrong, I love BtVS but it's strongest seasons were 1 - 3
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~ Everyone except me has watched this show and they say it's great (except for the series finale) so I can't judge where it belongs on this list.
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People who added this item 495 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
~ The first few seasons were great but then everything started getting monotonous.
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People who added this item 4928 Average listal rating (2971 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
~ I am in minority who didn't enjoy this show.
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People who added this item 2178 Average listal rating (1452 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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~ I got into the hype that was season 1 but once cougars were involved, I was out.
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People who added this item 5426 Average listal rating (3445 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ This remains one of my favorite series, even if it did suffer towards the end.
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People who added this item 1091 Average listal rating (540 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
~ This is one show everyone says I must watch.
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People who added this item 2610 Average listal rating (1772 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ The best show ever (until Mulder left)
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People who added this item 497 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
~ Seriously funny. I adore this more than I do Friends or Seinfeld.
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People who added this item 2477 Average listal rating (1801 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ Gives you laughs about nothing in particular. Genius!
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People who added this item 4393 Average listal rating (2943 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1595 Average listal rating (973 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ This is my favorite show ever so I would have placed it higher.
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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1111 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9
~ My second favorite show ever.
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People who added this item 3882 Average listal rating (2409 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
~ A really good first season followed by not-so-good and down right bad seasons is no reason for this show to be on any "greatest" list.
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People who added this item 2093 Average listal rating (1205 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ My fourth favorite show. Definitely better than the one at #15.
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People who added this item 4108 Average listal rating (2887 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I've only ever watched the Christmas specials.
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~ I haven't seen this cult show so I can't comment where it should be on the list.
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People who added this item 3269 Average listal rating (2242 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
~ I watched this on and off for a few seasons and it was entertaining.
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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (433 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
~ This reminds me, I need to watch Black Adder again.
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People who added this item 1498 Average listal rating (1015 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8
~ I think the creator of this list really likes Joss Whedon.
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People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ Another show on my to-watch list.
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People who added this item 1268 Average listal rating (811 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
~ As much as I like Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman et al, I don't have any desire to watch this show.
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People who added this item 1725 Average listal rating (1066 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
~ I bought into the hype and was disappointed.
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People who added this item 3762 Average listal rating (2601 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
~ Every time this is on, I will stop and watch.
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People who added this item 542 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
~ My memory of this show is that it is awesome.
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People who added this item 1752 Average listal rating (1046 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I have not watched this.
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~ If you want to laugh until your belly hurts, watch this.
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People who added this item 1696 Average listal rating (1226 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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~ A huge fan of the first five seasons.
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People who added this item 3446 Average listal rating (2004 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I've only watched season one but this show is excellent.
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People who added this item 789 Average listal rating (412 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ Definitely deserves to be on this list.
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People who added this item 445 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
~ One of my all time favorites.
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~ For seasons 1 to 5, this is one of the best procedurals.
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People who added this item 1461 Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 8
~ This was regular viewing along with Friends.
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People who added this item 1326 Average listal rating (911 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
~ Seasons 1 and 2 were fantastic. Season 3 fizzled and then things got weird.
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
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~ I don't understand why ST:TNG is so low on this list. I would have put it in the top 10.
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People who added this item 674 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ Can't comment as I haven't seen it.
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~ Deserves to be higher.
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People who added this item 439 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
~ This should be in the top 20.
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~ As does this mini-series.
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ I enjoyed this a lot.
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People who added this item 1125 Average listal rating (826 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
~ I should re-watch this show.
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~ I haven't seen this.
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People who added this item 491 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
~ I've watched the first two seasons and it is good.
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~ Not really a fan of this show.
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~ Definitely agree with this being a great show.
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People who added this item 1506 Average listal rating (954 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
~ Another cult show I haven't watched.
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~ Season 1 is still the best.
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (533 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
~ Love this show but it kinda appears out of left field.
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Empire magazine's collection of the 50 greatest tv shows of all time

This list is very 1990s to 2000s centric so I don't think that tag lines "greatest" and "all time" are valid.

Though it was voted on by Empire mag's readers...

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Empire Magazine (30 lists)
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