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Old 12-31-19, 11:16 AM
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Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Thought it would be fun to see what everyone's favorite shows of the 2010's were. I think shows that started in the 2000's but aired mostly in the 2010's are worth including (ie: Breaking Bad-2008-2013). Also, I can't help but exclude new shows (ones that started this year). I'd love to add The Boys, but that is a show of the 2020's as far as I'm concerned...assuming it goes a few seasons.

American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Fargo
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Justified
Game of Thrones (it was actually difficult adding it...I've really soured on the show after the last 2-3 seasons...but the first 4 or so were as good as it gets)
Hannibal
Mr. Robot
The Americans
Better Call Saul

Honorable mention to Counterpart, which was cancelled after only 2 seasons. What an awesome 2 seasons though.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
30 Rock (what there was in this decade)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Game of Thrones
Parks and Recreation
Mad Men
The Kominsky Method
Orange is the New Black
House of Cards (first 3 season, at least)

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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Getting this down to ten was difficult. Taking things as a whole rather than their best seasons probably knocked a few shows off the list. A show like Watchmen benefits because it only ran one season.

In no particular order...

Breaking Bad
Parks and Recreation
Watchmen
The Leftovers
Fargo
Halt and Catch Fire
Fringe
Veep
The Americans
Louie
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Bosch
Chernobyl
Dark
The Expanse
Game Of Thrones
The Good Place
Hannibal
The Haunting Of Hill House
Penny Dreadful
Wentworth

I really wanted to put Supernatural on this list but, it just didn’t make the cut.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

I've shied away from including one-season wonders on my list, or I would have included series like The Flash and American Horror Story.

Game of Thrones - Easily best show of the decade, if you mentally block out the last two seasons.

The Americans

Penny Dreadful

The Magicians

Salem

Hannibal

Yellowstone

Rectify

Doom Patrol

Doing a little research for my list, I checked out what industry websites were putting out for this topic. Outside of The Americans and Game of Thrones, virtually every major site had different names in their top ten or top twenty. This is the decade that television comedy went to die - few recurring choices between sites except maybe BoJack Horseman and Atlanta. The comedy market has irrevocably fractured into micro interests. Game of Thrones has also taken a massive hit in prestige after its ending - many sites include it but place it fairly low on their lists.

There just isn't a shared television monoculture anymore - streaming and the explosion of content has created smaller audiences for even acclaimed shows.

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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Maybe 10 shows is a lot to come up with



30 Rock
Parks & Recreation
This is Us
Louie
Crashing
Boardwalk Empire
Bates Motel
SNL (does it count since it is not unique to this decade?]

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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

#1. Chuck
#2. Fringe
#3. Breaking Bad
#4. Game of Thrones
#5. The Flash
#6. Strike Back
#7. Brooklyn-99
#8. Stranger Things
#9. Mythbusters
#10. I'm Sorry

Honorable Mentions: Young Justice, The Mandalorian, Gravity Falls & Black-ish
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
This is the decade that television comedy went to die - few recurring choices between sites except maybe BoJack Horseman and Atlanta. The comedy market has irrevocably fractured into micro interests.
I had to google to get some ideas for comedies to even remember what I watched. This was truly an utter shit decade for comedy. There are a few I watched, but I wouldn't rank them in a top 10 (Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Black-ish, Modern Family). HIMYM had a Game of Thrones style nosedive. It had potential to be a solid contender but they shit the bed in the final few of seasons and ruined the entire series.

I haven't seen the few I've seen at the top of the lists I saw (Bojack, Atlanta, Archer). Saw some nods to It's Always Sunny. I only saw the first season of that so can't comment on that one.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Bosch
Justified
Game Of Thrones
True Detective
american Gods


My list is short because I need to watch move TV shows.Add more latter
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

I haven't watched a ton but for me in no particular order:

Bob's Burgers
American Dad
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Schitt's Creek
The Good Place
The OA
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Rick and Morty
Black Mirror
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I don't know if it's my attention span with age or what but I've had a tough time getting into a lot of dramas past their first seasons. I'll probably change a few of these.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

No order:
Game of Thrones
Justified
Fleabag
Broad City
Bojack Horseman
The Leftovers
Nathan for You
Parks and Recreation
Downton Abbey
Adventure Time
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I can't think of ten, but Person of Interest is my favorite.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Game of Thrones
The Americans
Fargo
Watchmen
Parks and Rec
Better Call Saul
You're The Worst
Girls

Honorable Mentions :
Homeland S1&2
True Detective S1
Making a Murderer S1
American Vandal S1
Big Little Lies S1
The People vs OJ Simpson
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

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I can't think of ten, but Person of Interest is my favorite.
Forgot to include it but POI probably should have made my list. I also struggled with South Park - the animated comedy was still firing on all cylinders up until 2016-2017. That's five or six great seasons in this decade.
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

No order yet, but off the top of my head...

Castle
Bones
The Orville
The Rookie
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad

...I know I'm forgetting some.
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I'll only count shows that started in the 10's , otherwise Modern Family, Breaking Bad and Mad Men would be on my list.

01. Banshee
02. Game Of Thrones
03. Bates Motel
04. Stranger Things
05. Downton Abbey
06. Penny Dreadful
07. American Horror Story
08. Fargo
09. The Knick
10. Fresh Off The Boat

Honorable Mentions: Homeland, The Haunting Of Hill House, Mr.Robot, Mr.Selfridge, House Of Cards, Vice Principals, The Goldbergs, The Americans, Making A Murderer & Hannibal

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1. Community (2009-15)
2. The Expanse (2015-)
3. Fringe (2008-13)
4. Person of Interest (2011-16)
5. Rick and Morty (2013-)
6. iZombie (2015-19)
7. The Good Place (2016-20)
8. Sense8 (2015-18)
9. Game of Thrones (2011-19)
10. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-)
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#1) The Middle (ABC) - always overshadowed by Modern Family, spending time with the Hecks was appointment TV for me on Wednesdays/Tuesdays. Eden Sher played the heck out of the determined go-getter & eternal optimist Sue.

and the rest:
The Good Wife (CBS)
Outlander (STARZ)
American Horror Story (FX)
Mad Men (AMC)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Bob's Burgers (FOX)
Raising Hope (FOX)
Corporate (Comedy Central)
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Twin Peaks: The Return

...and I'm out.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
I'll only count shows that started in the 10's , otherwise Modern Family, Breaking Bad and Mad Men would be on my list.
I went with where the bulk of the run fell. So Modern Family has 11 seasons. So 1 year in the 00s and this entire decade.
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Better Call Saul
Bosch
Breaking Bad
Chernobyl
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Big Bang Theory
This is Us

Reality Top 3:
Amazing Race
Top Chef
Project Runway: Tim and Heidi Version
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1. Fringe
2. The Americans
3. Person of Interest
4. Breaking Bad
5. Game of Thrones
6. Attack on Titan
7. Young Justice
8. Parks and Rec
9. Sherlock
10. Chernobyl
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[no order]

Simpsons
Justified
Mad Men
Rick & Morty
Parks & Rec
Game of Thrones
The Expanse
Better Call Saul
Community
Happy Endings
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^ Happy Endings was so great and funny. Such a shame it never caught on or got rescued by a streaming or premium service. Ditto for Trial and Error
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Re: Your Top Ten TV Shows of the Decade

Expanse
Fringe
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Parks and Recreation
Breaking Bad
Chernobyl
Better Call Saul
Sherlock
House of Cards

It's a shame I can only list ten, because I wanted to give some love to American Gods, Orphan Black, Continuum, Doctor Who (through Capaldi/Moffat), and Luther.

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