DVD Review's Top 101 TV Shows

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  • In their issue #120 (September 2008) the UK's DVD Review magazine compiled their top 101 TV shows of all-time. Buy the magazine (UK only) if you want to see their comments and have a quote from me in print..
  • 1. The Wire
  • 2. The Sopranos
  • 3. 24
  • 4. The Simpsons
  • 5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • 6. Seinfeld
  • 7. Twin Peaks
  • 8. Star Trek
  • 9. Lost
  • 10. The West Wing
  • 11. Doctor Who
  • 12. Battlestar Galactica (re-imagining)
  • 13. Planet Earth
  • 14. The X Files
  • 15. ER
  • 16. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • 17. Arrested Development
  • 18. The Office (US)
  • 19. The Office (UK)
  • 20. House
  • 21. Friends
  • 22. Columbo
  • 23. Blackadder
  • 24. South Park
  • 25. Sex and the City
  • 26. Futurama
  • 27. Band of Brothers
  • 28. Mad Men
  • 29. Life On Mars
  • 30. Family Guy
  • 31. Heroes
  • 32. Frasier
  • 33. Fawlty Towers
  • 34. Deadwood
  • 35. CSI
  • 36. Father Ted
  • 37. The Prisoner
  • 38. The League of Gentlemen
  • 39. Six Feet Under
  • 40. Firefly
  • 41. Spaced
  • 42. The Muppet Show
  • 43. Prime Suspect
  • 44. Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • 45. M*A*S*H
  • 46. Quantum Leap
  • 47. Morecambe and Wise Show
  • 48. The Avengers
  • 49. Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
  • 50. Only Fools and Horses
  • 51. My Name Is Earl
  • 52. The Shield
  • 53. Rome
  • 54. The Twilight Zone (original)
  • 55. Dexter
  • 56. Flight of the Conchords
  • 57. The Day Today
  • 58. Peep Show
  • 59. Boston Legal
  • 60. 30 Rock
  • 61. Alias
  • 62. Babylon 5
  • 63. Pushing Daisies
  • 64. Desperate Housewives
  • 65. Cracker
  • 66. NYPD Blue
  • 67. The Rockford Files
  • 68. Kath & Kim
  • 69. Cheers
  • 70. The Invaders
  • 71. Damages
  • 72. Steptoe & Son
  • 73. Miami Vice
  • 74. A Bit of Fry & Laurie
  • 75. The Fugitive
  • 76. American Gothic
  • 77. Inspector Morse
  • 78. Murder One
  • 79. Scrubs
  • 80. Stargate SG-1
  • 81. Ren & Stimpy
  • 82. Homicide: Life On The Street
  • 83. The Mighty Boosh
  • 84. Yes Minister
  • 85. Moonlighting
  • 86. Skins
  • 87. Shameless
  • 88. I'm Alan Partridge
  • 89. Oz
  • 90. The Royle Family
  • 91. Tales of the Unexpected
  • 92. I Spy
  • 93. Porridge
  • 94. The Good Life
  • 95. Red Dwarf
  • 96. Poirot
  • 97. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 98. The A-Team
  • 99. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • 100. Prison Break
  • 101. Dawson's Creek
Author Comments: 

Notable omissions for me are Monk, Psych, Gilmore Girls, Fresh Prince, Sports Night, NewsRadio, 3rd Rock, Malcolm, KOTH and Friday Night Lights.. but hey, I think it's an overall good list, with most of the key boxes checked.

congrats on getting your quote in the magazine, thats awesome, nicely done. a great quote too, really well put.

as for the list, frasier is a little low for my liking. However Sopranos at 2 is awesome.

is it based on the show or the DVD (as in extras and stuff) ?

Thanks!

They made it quite clear it was based on the show alone, not the DVD quality. Yeah, Frasier is a little low, I was hoping top 10, but you can't have everything I guess..