ByJudge Cinema, writer at

Before I begin this post, I'd like to point out that this is all entirely opinion based, and I am stating what my favourite TV shows are. I'm not saying these are the best TV shows ever made, I'm saying they're my favourite, in my own opinion. Okay, so. Television shows are a massive and key part in modern society, and help people enjoy life a lot more. They are in many ways better than movies as they can stretch out story arcs in ways that a movie can't, but are also in many ways worse. So, I know what you are all asking yourselves; JC, what are your ten favourite television shows? Well, without further ado, here they are.

Number Ten...
Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous

This was a short lived television that aired on MTV, co-created by and starring internet phenomenon Bo Burnham. This show was unlike most MTV shows, due to it being more or less a direct satire of the sort of content MTV and other channels, like TLC, specialize in- giving television shows to people who end up famous for nothing. Just look at shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!" and "Geordie Shore", that specialize in making a name for talentless people. This show is a hilarious parody of those sorts of show, that even though it didn't last long manages to connect and relate to it's audiences in extremely clever and awkward ways.

Number Nine...
Only Fools and Horses

This is often regarded by many as the greatest sitcom ever made in the history of television, and I can't help but completely agree with this. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the best sitcom ever, due to it being absolutely hilarious, with jokes coming out at 100 miles an hour, and still being level with some great family drama from the Trotters. In other news, however, this is also the final comedic show on my list, so it's time get a bit more serious...

Number Eight...

Now, this is the most recent show in this list, due to it first airing April 10th, 2015, but it is also the first superhero show on this list. Yay! Anyway, this isn't technically a TV show, seeing as it was made exclusively for Netflix, but whatever, I'm counting it as one. Right, where to start with this show? First of all, Netflix released all 13 episodes of this show in one day, encouraging bingewatching (I actually took an all-nighter in order to watch this show. The exhaustion was worth it). Secondly, this is an extremely dark show, especially for a Marvel show. I would expect this level of grittiness in a DC Movie, but not a Marvel TV show. Of course, this show is amazing, and is well worth a watch.

Number Seven...
Breaking Bad

Now, this is the highest rated television show in the world, as proven by the Guinness World Records in 2014, and I must say this show is so tense it's almost unbelievable. I mean, admittedly it starts a bit slow, as does it's spin-off "Better Call Saul", but when it really kicks off, you never get a chance to breathe. It's always throwing new action and drama at you, with some fantastic characters and thrilling storylines, along with some comedic areas with characters like Jessie and Saul. This is a show that is perfect for Bingewatching, because once you start, you won't want to stop.

Number Six...

This is a television show in the loosest sense of the word, as it could be said that it doesn't actually have any episodes. It instead has made-for-TV movies. There are three episodes per series, all of which are around 90 minutes per length, which is actually longer than some movies released in cinemas. But, this show is the perfect example of quality over quantity, due to every episode being gripping, complex, and all around brilliant. It's kind of weird though. Having the title of your TV show be the first name of the main character. I doubt something like that will be on this list again, though.

Number Five...

Wait... seriously. Another show that has the title being the name of the main character? Weird. Anyway, this is a show in which the main character and protagonist of the series is a serial killer who serial kills other serial killers. Now, I include this show on my list mainly for the show's first four seasons. The first four seasons are incredible, especially season four. In fact, I'd regard season four as being one of the best seasons of any TV show ever. The fifth and sixth seasons are okay, the seventh season is kind of meh, ad the eight season is just awful, however. But for the first four seasons, it's well worth the watch.

Number Four...
The X-Files

This is quite an old show, but is also one of the most famous show on this list. It is often regarded as a huge cult classic, if not then maybe the biggest cult classic show, and is known for its unique blend of science fiction, horror, and drama. In fact, truth be told, this is the only show on the list that I was afraid of when I started watching, and I'm serious. This show is genuinely scary, and extraordinarily brilliant.

Number Three...
The Flash

This is the second superhero show on this list, and is also the only spin-off show on the list, being a spin-off to it's parent series, Arrow. But, something this series does better than Arrow is the fight scenes and effects, ad they have metahumans with superpowers, but they also make up a big part of the show. Fight scenes are a big part of both Flash and Arrow, and I'd argue it's one of the most important things in a superhero TV series, and the Flash simply does it better, along with some other things (like better enemies, but I must admit that that is very debatable.) Nevertheless, I absolutely love the Flash, both the show and the character, and I think the show is incredible.

Number Two...

I've already said a little bit about this in my Flash section, but that was mainly about what the Flash does better than Arrow, but the truth is there is still so much Arrow does better than the Flash. The characters, and the way they develop in flashbacks, and the drama, and the gritty realism, and more; Arrow is awesome. However, I must admit I didn't think I'd like this show at all at first because I thought Green Arrow was a lame ass superhero, but I'm glad I gave it a chance.

And my number one favourite television series of all time is...
Doctor Who

This show has been going on for 50 years, and it is still stronger than ever before. There have been twelve doctors so far, but he's still such a mysterious character, which is brilliant- everything about this show is brilliant. The characters, the aliens, the planets, the special effects, all of them are wonderful. If you're not watching this show, you really are missing out.

And there we go, those are my top ten favourite television shows... so far. Thank you for reading. I am Judge Cinema, and I have judged television shows.


Out of the ten television shows I chose, which one would you say is your favourite?


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