10 TV Shows Everyone Should Watch at Least Once in Their Lifetime

TV Shows

TV shows are now experiencing another peak, thanks to the pandemic sending everyone home with very little to do. Add to that the different streaming services readily available and easily accessible to the masses and you have a plethora of TV shows to choose from.

Networks are dishing out high-quality shows with big budgets and big productions. Promotions are all over the internet and advertising and marketing companies are hiring people armed with different skill sets, from promotion and 3D animation for ads to photo e-commerce photo retouching for merchandising, pretty much any skill that’s useful in giving these TV shows the push they need to get into people’s faces and newsfeeds.

Netflix and Disney+ are two noteworthy examples, with their successes on shows like Lupin, Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, The Mandalorian, and WandaVision. With all the new and old materials that you can now access online, here are ten TV shows everyone should take the time to watch at least once in their lives:

  1. Daredevil (2015 to 2018)
    With a dismal theatrical release in 1998, Marvel’s Daredevil made a comeback in 2015 to the small screen. Charlie Cox portrayed blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who secretly spends his off-hours dealing with the scum of Hell’s Kitchen. It’s just too bad that the series got canceled going into its fourth season. It was a pretty solid offering from Marvel Studios.
  1. Chernobyl (2019)
    One of the worlds’ worst catastrophes in recent history is recounted in this grim yet powerful depiction of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Much of the series was based on actual eyewitness accounts and was told from the different perspectives of the people who were there when it happened. The series was critically acclaimed and brought home many an award for its powerful and relevant message.
  1. The Simpsons (1989 to present)
    Perhaps the longest-running TV show that’s still ongoing today is The Simpsons. The show has already cemented its place in pop culture and is as iconic as Superman and McDonald’s. With 695 episodes under its belt in its 32 years (and counting), it just goes to show how good and fun the show is.
  1. The Office (2005 to 2013)
    This mockumentary is hilariously fresh and comforting. Thanks to its relatable setting, outstanding writing, and brilliant performances, it became a huge success. Unlike its UK counterpart which was slightly abrasive, the remake is quite warm and cheerful to watch enough to brighten up anyone’s day.
  1. Band of Brothers (2001)
    Following the success of the 1998 blockbuster, Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks went on to produce a maxi-series for HBO based on real-life accounts of survivors. The series recounts the story of WWII’s Easy Company, from their humble beginnings to their triumphs and failures throughout the years they were deployed in Europe to fight Hitler and his Nazi army.
  1. Lost (2004 to 2010)
    Despite its highly questionable ending, Lost is still a must-see for any avid TV viewer. How they managed to keep their viewers guessing over the events taking place in the show for all its six seasons is still beyond us. Even if they kind of fumbled at the end, it was still a spectacular series.
  1. Seinfeld (1989 to 1998)
    This brainchild of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David has enjoyed a very successful nine-season run. It has now become a staple of American pop culture and, unsurprisingly, this generation’s meme culture. Unlike most sitcoms that ended, Seinfeld ended strong with an audience of 76.3 million.
  1. Game of Thrones (2011 to 2019)
    When one thinks of Game of Thrones, the first thing that comes to our minds is the word “gamechanger.” And rightfully so because GoT forever changed the way TV productions are made. From its stellar cast to the big-budget production to the amazing writing, it has set the bar higher for all shows that followed.
  1. The Sopranos (1999 to 2007)
    Anyone who’s fascinated by the mob, and even those who are not into it, will definitely enjoy this series that follows the personal and criminal lives of The Sopranos, an Italian mob family. While the mob theme is pretty obvious, the show explores different themes such as generational divides, psychology, and family.

Honorable Mentions:
Before we drop our top choice, here are a few shows who almost made it to this list:

  • I Love Lucy (1951 to 1957)
  • The Wire (2002 to 2008)
  • Twin Peaks (1990 to 1991; 2017)
  • Mad Men (2007 top 2015)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 to 1996)
  1. Breaking Bad (2008 to 2013)
    From flawless storytelling to powerful performances by the cast, Breaking Bad tops our list of TV shows everyone should watch. Not a single episode was wasted in its five-season run and not one character felt out of place. It is in a class all its own.

What other shows would you recommend others to watch? Which ones do you feel should have been on this list? Drop them in the comments section so we can all add them to our personal lists.

Hi, I'm Raj Hirvate and I am a Tech Blogger from India. I like to post about technology and product reviews to the readers of my blog. Apart from blogging i'm a big Anime fan I Love Watching Naruto, One piece and Death Note.

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