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Added by Vix on 24 Dec 2008 01:31
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Empire Magazine's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 5930 Average listal rating (4656 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
The Simpsons (1989)
~ 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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People who added this item 3261 Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
~ 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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People who added this item 1862 Average listal rating (1206 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Sopranos (1999)
~ 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.
People who added this item 510 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.8
The West Wing (1999)
~ The first few seasons were great but then everything started getting monotonous.
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People who added this item 4978 Average listal rating (3682 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Lost (2004)
~ I am in minority who didn't enjoy this show.
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People who added this item 2190 Average listal rating (1634 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
24 (2001)
~ 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 5540 Average listal rating (4236 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.9
Friends (1994)
~ This remains one of my favorite series, even if it did suffer towards the end.
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People who added this item 1152 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
~ This is one show everyone says I must watch.
People who added this item 2672 Average listal rating (1951 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
The X Files (1993)
~ The best show ever (until Mulder left)
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People who added this item 509 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Spaced (1999)
~ Seriously funny. I adore this more than I do Friends or Seinfeld.
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People who added this item 2521 Average listal rating (2008 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ Gives you laughs about nothing in particular. Genius!
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People who added this item 4516 Average listal rating (3568 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Family Guy (1999)
People who added this item 1623 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 7.8 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 1857 Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 9
~ My second favorite show ever.
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People who added this item 3875 Average listal rating (2851 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Heroes (2006)
~ 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 2132 Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Doctor Who (2005)
~ My fourth favorite show. Definitely better than the one at #15.
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People who added this item 4234 Average listal rating (3401 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
South Park (1997)
~ I've only ever watched the Christmas specials.
~ I haven't seen this cult show so I can't comment where it should be on the list.
People who added this item 3284 Average listal rating (2568 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 649 Average listal rating (448 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
~ This reminds me, I need to watch Black Adder again.
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People who added this item 1526 Average listal rating (1096 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Angel (1999)
~ I think the creator of this list really likes Joss Whedon.
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People who added this item 578 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Shield (2002)
~ Another show on my to-watch list.
People who added this item 1295 Average listal rating (878 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.
People who added this item 1784 Average listal rating (1190 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Twin Peaks (1990)
~ I bought into the hype and was disappointed.
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People who added this item 3859 Average listal rating (3060 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Futurama (1999)
~ Every time this is on, I will stop and watch.
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People who added this item 558 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
Red Dwarf (1988)
~ My memory of this show is that it is awesome.
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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (1143 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I have not watched this.
People who added this item 819 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Fawlty Towers (1975)
~ If you want to laugh until your belly hurts, watch this.
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People who added this item 1713 Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
ER (1994)
~ A huge fan of the first five seasons.
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People who added this item 3510 Average listal rating (2364 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Dexter (2006)
~ I've only watched season one but this show is excellent.
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People who added this item 825 Average listal rating (454 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Deadwood (2004)
~ Definitely deserves to be on this list.
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People who added this item 495 Average listal rating (326 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Babylon 5 (1993)
~ One of my all time favorites.
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People who added this item 2643 Average listal rating (2061 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
~ For seasons 1 to 5, this is one of the best procedurals.
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People who added this item 1489 Average listal rating (1204 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
~ This was regular viewing along with Friends.
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People who added this item 1329 Average listal rating (958 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Alias (2001)
~ Seasons 1 and 2 were fantastic. Season 3 fizzled and then things got weird.
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People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.6
Father Ted (1995)
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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 695 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
~ Can't comment as I haven't seen it.
People who added this item 1131 Average listal rating (799 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
~ Deserves to be higher.
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People who added this item 443 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Life on Mars (2006)
~ This should be in the top 20.
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People who added this item 1609 Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.4
~ As does this mini-series.
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ I enjoyed this a lot.
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People who added this item 1174 Average listal rating (896 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Star Trek (1966)
~ I should re-watch this show.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Cracker (1993)
~ I haven't seen this.
People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
~ I've watched the first two seasons and it is good.
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People who added this item 2305 Average listal rating (1750 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
~ Not really a fan of this show.
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People who added this item 705 Average listal rating (522 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
~ Definitely agree with this being a great show.
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People who added this item 1506 Average listal rating (1033 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Veronica Mars (2004)
~ Another cult show I haven't watched.
People who added this item 3075 Average listal rating (2230 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
~ Season 1 is still the best.
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People who added this item 707 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Quantum Leap (1989)
~ 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)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 10 years, 5 months ago 2 comments
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Canon TV (17 lists)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 10 years, 5 months ago 1 comment



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