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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 5871 Average listal rating (4611 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 3248 Average listal rating (2448 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 1840 Average listal rating (1191 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 507 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 7.6 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 4966 Average listal rating (3675 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 2187 Average listal rating (1633 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 5507 Average listal rating (4214 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 1131 Average listal rating (635 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)
~ This is one show everyone says I must watch.
People who added this item 2657 Average listal rating (1941 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 506 Average listal rating (304 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 2501 Average listal rating (1994 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.8
Seinfeld (1989)
~ Gives you laughs about nothing in particular. Genius!
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People who added this item 4474 Average listal rating (3535 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Family Guy (1999)
People who added this item 1617 Average listal rating (1085 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 1849 Average listal rating (1235 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 9
Firefly (2002)
~ My second favorite show ever.
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People who added this item 3877 Average listal rating (2853 ratings) 7.3 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 2121 Average listal rating (1386 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 4186 Average listal rating (3366 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
South Park (1997)
~ I've only ever watched the Christmas specials.
People who added this item 1827 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I haven't seen this cult show so I can't comment where it should be on the list.
People who added this item 3275 Average listal rating (2560 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scrubs (2001)
~ I watched this on and off for a few seasons and it was entertaining.
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People who added this item 646 Average listal rating (445 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 1525 Average listal rating (1094 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 577 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Shield (2002)
~ Another show on my to-watch list.
People who added this item 1286 Average listal rating (871 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 1770 Average listal rating (1183 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 3826 Average listal rating (3037 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 552 Average listal rating (401 ratings) 7.6 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 1762 Average listal rating (1139 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ I have not watched this.
People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (601 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 1712 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 3490 Average listal rating (2351 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 818 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Deadwood (2004)
~ Definitely deserves to be on this list.
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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (318 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 2633 Average listal rating (2051 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 1481 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 8
Frasier (1993)
~ This was regular viewing along with Friends.
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People who added this item 1327 Average listal rating (956 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 314 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.6
Father Ted (1995)
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People who added this item 1231 Average listal rating (946 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
~ 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 680 Average listal rating (440 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
~ Can't comment as I haven't seen it.
People who added this item 1124 Average listal rating (794 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
~ Deserves to be higher.
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People who added this item 440 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 1586 Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.5
~ As does this mini-series.
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
~ I enjoyed this a lot.
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People who added this item 1165 Average listal rating (889 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 99 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Cracker (1993)
~ I haven't seen this.
People who added this item 507 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Farscape (1999)
~ I've watched the first two seasons and it is good.
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People who added this item 2301 Average listal rating (1749 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
~ Not really a fan of this show.
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People who added this item 690 Average listal rating (516 ratings) 6.9 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 (1035 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Veronica Mars (2004)
~ Another cult show I haven't watched.
People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (2225 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Prison Break (2005)
~ Season 1 is still the best.
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People who added this item 703 Average listal rating (553 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)
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