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BBC Culture polled 206 TV experts from 43 countries in order to find the greatest TV of the 21st Century – here’s the top 100there's some obvious entries there, i've heard of most, if not all, but quite a few I haven't seen. there's a fair few interesting choices I'm surprised are in the list, but am glad they are :)
Nice to see The Leftovers getting some recognition.
Band of Brothers all the way down at 36, though?
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Utter guff tbh, would love to know who voted and the criteria, TV particularly since streaming became a thing has vastly improved things and don't see any recognition of that
While in no way definitive, the answers we have collated are fascinating – and, we hope, will inspire TV lovers everywhere to both seek out titles they haven't seen before, and further reflect on and discuss ones they have. In total, 460 different series were voted for by 206 TV experts – critics, journalists, academics and industry figures – who came from 43 countries, from Albania to Uruguay. Of these voters, 100 were women, 104 were men, and two were non-binary. Each voter listed their 10 favourite TV series of the 21st Century, which we scored and ranked to produce the top 100 listed below.
some of those shows are on netflix so it includes streaming
I know there is but very few
So where are tv series such as...
Only Fools and Horses
Friends (not my choice!)
there are so many that are better than half those in the list
Those three are all 20th Century TV shows.
Although I have to admit that all those lists did was prove to me how little I watch ‘broadcast’ TV these days.
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I think I saw Rolling Stones magazine top 100 recently, well actually it was an article about songs that had fallen out of the list, and when you looked at some new one on the list which were supposedly better, all it did was make you realise how pointless and subjective lists are.
Maybe we should have our own?
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Tells me how little I watch TV.
Precisely two that I've watched right through and a handful I watched say one series of, another handful I've seen the odd episode.
Some you couldn't pay me to watch and a whole lot of WTF, never heard of them.
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"Precisely two that I've watched right through and a handful I watched say one series of, another handful I've seen the odd episode."
1 The Wire (2002-2008)
3 Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
4 Fleabag (2016-2019)
5 Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
9 The Office (UK) (2001-2003)
13 Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
15 Chernobyl (2019)
18 Deadwood (2004-2006)
20 The Thick of It (2005-2012)
21 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)
22 Black Mirror (2011-)
23 Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
24 Veep (2012-2019)
31 True Detective (2014-2019)
35 Fargo (2014-)
36= Band of Brothers (2001)
38 The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)
42 Peep Show (2003-2015)
46 Homeland (2011-2020)
52 This is England 86, 88 and 90 (2010-2015)
64 Detectorists (2014-2017)
65 Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
68 Stranger Things (2016-)
74 Utopia (2013-2014)
76 Rick and Morty (2013-)
96 Catastrophe (2015-2019)
100 The Queen's Gambit (2020)
I think these are the must watch ones from that list, that I have watched. There are more if you include ones where it's like "watch the first X series then don't bother"
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