101 TV shows everyone should watch (at least once) in their lives

Game of Thrones. Image Courtesy HBO
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101 shows to watch before you die, Ranking the dragon scenes on Game of Thrones
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What are the best TV shows of all time?

Living in the golden era of television, there are hundreds of shows out there vying for your love which can make it easy to overlook the true television gems writers have gifted us with over the years. However, there are certain series that demand your attention thanks to the role they have played in shaping the television landscape and carving out a special place in the hearts of viewers.

Over the course of these 50 slides, we’ll shine a light on 101 incredible TV shows that no lover of television should miss out on during their lifetime in a feature that looks to point you in the direction of your next guilty habit and towards new fanbases who will welcome you with arms wide open.

From classic sitcoms and Emmy-winning dramas to underrated television gems and breakout favorites, here are 101 TV shows to watch before you die!

(**Editorial Note: For this particular list, we’ve limited ourselves to dramas, comedies and limited series so you won’t find any reality shows on the list)

Is Westworld worth watching?

Welcome to the world of Westworld, a futuristic amusement park where rich vacationers can come to live out their fantasies – no matter how twisted or disturbing they may be. Based on the hit 1973 film of the same name, the series further expands the fantasy world created within the film with an all-star cast.

Is Bridgerton worth watching?

If you’re looking for a series with a big sweeping, epic love story there’s truly no better show for you than Netflix’s romantic drama Bridgerton. Based on the bestselling novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton is a witty, charming, and beautifully written historical romance set against the backdrop of the Regency era in England but through a lens celebrating diversity traditionally lacking in the genre.

Is Arrow worth watching?

Every hero has an origin story, but Arrow is so much more than just the story about how Oliver Queen was stranded on an island for five years with only one goal of surviving. Through Arrow, DC was able to launch an incredible array of superhero series which have given us an extensive Arrowverse filled with iconic and lesser-known heroes fighting the good fight against the forces of evil.

In the series that started it all, we follow Oliver from vigilante to the Green Arrow on a path full of heartbreak, death, stunning action sequences, and the constant inner struggles that come from vigilantism. (And the occasional salmon ladder workout too).

Is The Jeffersons worth watching?

“We’re moving on up, to the East Side, to a deee-luxe apartment in the sky … ” And with that, we begin our look at how George and Louise Jefferson move into a high-rise building in this All in the Family spinoff which takes a hard look at wealth. Throughout the series, Louise looks to keep her husband’s ego in check whenever his wealth begins to go to his head.

Is The Mandalorian worth watching?

Two words: Baby Yoda! The adorable little creature took the world by storm in The Mandalorian, becoming one of pop culture’s most beloved characters and breaking the internet in the process. While Baby Yoda is reason enough to binge The Mandalorian, one should not overlook the incredible story explored through the show’s limited seasons or the stunning visual effects that give the show a true cinematic appearance.