I often have this discussion — because it’s so hard to pin down the best teevee shows of all-time. We’re in the golden age of television and the production levels are movie quality, as well as the scripts. We can harken back to the days of Seinfeld or even before that, say All in the Family or Three’s a Company, and suggest they were the best shows — but that’d be a lie, especially since it’s untruthful.
As much as I loved Seinfeld, I like Curb Your Enthusiasm more.
I’ve consumed way too much television for any living man and know far too much about this subject than usual. This is part of the joys of working from home, blogging fast into the warm summer nights. I get to waste away in front of the tube, immersing myself into world’s that I do not belong in, distractions designed to placate and entertain. There are few joys in this world: love, laughter, intrigue, taste, scent, and equanimity — might as well enjoy them while we can.
Here are my top 5 shows of all time, skewed heavily with a recency bias. This does not include mini-series, such as Band of Brothers. My tell is whether or not I’d like to see repeats of these shows now, if they were on teevee.
Game of Thrones
Eastbound and Down
Rome is a tough one to include, especially since it only lasted for two seasons. But for the two seasons it aired on HBO, it was by far one of the best shows ever aired on tv. Naturally, I left out a lot of fantastic shows, such as Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, House, House of Cards, Peaky Blinders, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Supernatural, The Turn, Boardwalk Empire, Luther, Hannibal, Entourage, 24, Homeland, Twilight Zone, The Honeymooners, 30 Rock etc. Yes, I left out Sopranos on purpose.
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