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What are the 5 greatest TV Series' of all time?

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    Curb your enthusiasm and Seinfeld!
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    House definitely has to be up there I think.
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    Friends, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy are amongst mine. I can't choose a fifth.
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    For me, there's a clear number 1, Community.

    It's an absolutely fantastic show, the funniest ensemble comedy I've ever seen that incorporates some real emotional scenes beautifully. Seriously, if you've never seen it look the show up, the first season starts off a little slow since it's a very character driven show, but after a few episodes you'll be hooked.
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    1. Life on Mars
    2. Breaking Bad
    3. Sherlock
    4. Doctor Who (classic series-not new!)
    5. The Inbetweeners

    Others which I considered and would shortly follow on a slightly longer list; Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, The IT Crowd, Minder, Fawlty Towers, Ashes to Ashes.
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    1. House
    2. Smallville
    3. Family Guy
    4. Life on Mars
    5. Only Fools and Horses
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    So glad someone else out there loves Boston Legal
    theres nothing like the misogyny of denny crane and suave of alan shore
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    Breaking bad, Dexter, Game of thrones, Simpsons - all have to be there!
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    #1 - Firefly
    #2 - Buffy
    #3 - Seinfeld
    #4 - Simpsons
    #5 - Northern Exposure

    #1 miniseries: Band of Brothers

    honorable mentions:
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    House seasons 1 & 2 (after that it really went downhill)
    LOST season 1 only (ditto above)
    Millennium
    X-Files seasons 1-6
    Angel
    Kids in the Hall

    best low-budget show ever: LEXX
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    Too many to choose from
    Had to do a top 10 in no particular order:
    Friends, How i met your mother, two and a half men (sheen), inbetweeners, the o.c, entourage, game of thrones, suits, THE BIG BANG THEORY, scrubs
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    1. Silent Witness
    2. Miranda
    3. Doctor Who
    4. Ugly Betty
    5. The Simpsons

    (can't decide whether New Tricks should be on there too... oooh that's tricky)

    Ah yes: also Fawlty Towers, Sherlock, The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner (absolute legend)... how could I forget FRIENDS?!
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    You people all really need to watch The Sopranos. Seriousy, it lives up to the hype - it is indisputably the greatest TV series of all time.

    Personally I think:

    1. The Sopranos
    2. Game of Thrones (even though not as good as books)
    3. Mad Men
    4. Inbetweeners
    5. Futurama
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    1) The Wire
    2) Sopranos
    3) Breaking Bad
    4) Spartacus
    5) Game of Thrones
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    1. Friends
    2. The Big Bang Theory
    3. Dexter
    4. Modern Family
    5. Miranda

    I'm sure there are other great ones, but these are based on the ones I've seen.
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    Am I the only person who always thought Friends is boring as ****?

    Dexter
    House
    Big Bang Theory because it's the only comedy I actually find funny/bearable
    Skins
    Sex and the City

    There are loads of others, and lots that I want to get into, too.
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    Breaking Bad
    Dexter
    Chuck
    Sherlock
    Arrested Development

    In no particular order, and keeping in mind that I have not seen greats such as The Wire, The Sopranos, The Shield, Game of Thrones, and more, of course.
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    I wouldn't say the greatest of all time, but my favorites are:

    1. Sherlock
    2. Friends
    3. House
    4. The Big Bang Theory
    5. Lie to Me (taught me a lot!) or Mad Men.
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    1. Friends
    2. Only Fools and Horses
    3. The Royle Family
    4. ER
    5. Scrubs
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    1. Cheers
    2. Seinfeld
    3. Black Books
    4. Futurama
    5. Frasier

    Curb your enthusiasm would just miss out.
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    1. Desperate Housewives
    2. Family Guy
    3. Scrubs
    4. The Big Bang Theory
    5. Friends

    And honourable mentions go to How I Met Your Mother and Sienfeld.

    Edit: Oh yeah, plus The Inbetweeners and Fawlty Towers! Just too many for a top 5!!

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