The top ten lists are always subjective. Rolling Stone Magazine has been churning out these lists for years. People just love them. Online versions of them are clickbait at best. I was intrigued by the top 100 TV shows by Alan Sepinwall. TV, can we even call shows on streaming television? I can honestly say that there are way too many shows out there.
The gauge to determine the top 100 shows since the 50s is a daunting one. We are truly in the golden age of media or as they call it, Peak TV. I am finding myself fast-forwarding shows of ten episodes. At one time I thought series were too short compared to the 20-plus-episode standard from the networks. With more shows, I think we can express ourselves with less and say more at the same time. I think UK series have it right with shorter shows. There is so much that we can digest.
Usually, these lists are disappointing. Rolling Stone Magazine always finds a way to stir the pot. This list is no different. Most people will not agree with this list. You be the judge.
A ranking of the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, world-building, genre-busting programs in television history, from the medium’s inception in the early 20th century through the ever-metastasizing era of Peak TV.