TV shows of all time, according to fans

Sherlock” (BBC)

The first four seasons of BBC’s “Sherlock” miniseries aired from 2010 to 2017.
BBC / Sherlock screencap

Stories of Sherlock Holmes have been retold through countless mediums since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first published his mystery novels in the late 1800s. But Benedict Cumberbatch’s incarnation of the witty detective has captivated millions in a way no other remake has before.

BBC has produced 13 total episodes of “Sherlock,” with the possibility of more still to come.

“Lost” (ABC)

“Lost” aired from 2004 to 2010.
 ABC

“Lost” charts the story of plane-crash survivors stuck on a mysterious island. Though the final seasons left a sour taste in some fans’ mouths, the first season of “Lost” is among the highest-rated shows on Metacritic.

Read more: THEN AND NOW: The cast of hit TV show ‘Lost’

“Deadwood” (HBO)

“Deadwood” aired from 2004 to 2006.
 HBO

Ian McShane co-starred on HBO’s semi-historical western drama “Deadwood.” The show received wide critical acclaim but was canceled after three seasons in 2006.

In 2019, fans were at last given a conclusion to the series with an HBO’s “Deadwood” movie.

“In Treatment” (HBO)

“In Treatment” aired from 2008 to 2010.
 HBO

“In Treatment” is another HBO drama on the top list. This one focuses on the blurred lines between the personal and professional life of a middle-aged psychologist, showing the characters’ weekly therapy sessions on screen.

“True Detective” (HBO)

The first season of “True Detective” aired in 2014.
 HBO

The first season of “True Detective” starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, who was at the tipping point of his “McConaissance” when this HBO series began. The story of two detectives investigating a string of sex-motivated murders was almost instantly hailed as one of the greatest seasons of television ever made.

“Justified” (FX)

“Justified” aired from 2010 to 2015.
 Prashant Gupta/FX

Another crime drama on the list, “Justified” follows the story of a US Marshal relocated to Kentucky where he enforces his own idea of justice.

Starring Timothy Olyphant, all six seasons of “Justified” were praised by critics and fans alike for its sharp storytelling and stellar acting.

“Planet Earth II” (BBC)

“Planet Earth II” aired in 2016.
 BBC America/Emma Napper

The nature documentary series is widely regarded as one of the most stunning and educational forays into our planet. With narration by Sir David Attenborough and a gorgeous score by Hans Zimmer, “Planet Earth II” is a must-see.

“Chernobyl” (HBO)

All five episodes of “Chernobyl” aired on HBO in 2019.
 Liam Daniel/HBO

This five-episode miniseries is based on the real events of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Just months after its debut on HBO, “Chernobyl” is now considered by fans to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

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