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There can only be one greatest television show of all time and The Hollywood Reporter is set on finding out which on it is. They asked 2,800 industry professionals including actors, directors and producers what their favourite TV show of all time is. Here are their findings.
The 100 picks span genres and decades: oldies like The Golden Girls and The Twilight Zone are listed. Cult favourites Arrested Development and Twin Peaks also make the cut.
A few Much favourites appeared on the list including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (ranked 54th), Orphan Black (49th), South Park (34th) and The Simpsons (10th).
Check out what made the top five below.
A show about nothing that would become the predecessor to other series like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie and The Office. This show made the mundane occurrences of daily life entertaining. More than 10 years after airing, reruns of Seinfeld are still running.
4. Game of Thrones
HBO’s biggest hit comes in at number four. Even if you don’t watch this show you can’t escape it — you know about its controversial scenes, the Red Wedding and Jon Snow. It’s the most pirated, most talked about show on air right now.
3. The X-Files
The dynamic between FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully was as complicated as it was entertaining. Together they investigated the extraterrestrial and the paranormal. It’s also one of the longest-running sci-fi shows to ever air.
2. Breaking Bad
The story of a cancer-stricken family-man-turned-drug-dealer captivated audiences everywhere. We found ourselves rooting for a villain, brainwashed into thinking the dark, law-breaking, vengeful Walter White was a hero.
This iconic story of five friends was pretty much the first show that portrayed new adults in NYC who were just trying to figure it out. It taught us stories about love, friendship and fueled irrational belief that a young chef and barista could afford a two-bedroom, New York apartment.
You can read the full list here.