Top 100 TV Series

Enter the world of binge-watching with our list of top 100 TV series, ranging from cult classics to brand new drama. Compiling the 'best of' list is never easy, as there are so many genres and types of TV, but also different tastes.

Listing top 100 movies was no easy task and the same goes for TV series. Television has been changing in the recent decades and every year there are new and trail blazing concepts that we feel compelled to follow week after week. From our vast catalogue of TV series, we've tried to select the ones audience love the most and you can rent them all on DVD and Blu-ray.

  • Band of Brothers (2001)

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    10h 24min

    Miniseries are the easiest series to binge watch and Band of Brothers is a World War II epic consisting of 10 episodes. You get the benefit of in-depth storytelling which cannot fit in a standard feature film running time but also have a conclusion waiting for you in the end, unlike some cliffhanger-loving TV writers and directors. The story follows Easy Company, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning. This is the second collaboration between Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg which in itself guarantees television worth watching.

  • True Detective (2014)

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    Consisting of three series, True Detective was met with high praise, winning numerous awards, in its first series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives in Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division. The story set in 1995, it revolves around solving bizarre murder which results in affecting their own lives as much as their case. The second series takes place in California and focuses on different detectives, played by Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Series 3 tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

  • Death Note (2006) Death Note: Desu nôto

    0h 22min

    Death Note is an anime TV series that spawned novels, video games, three live-action films and a couple of live-action TV series. However, these cannot compare to the original series consisting of five volumes and altogether 37 episodes. The titular Death Note is actually a supernatural book that can kill anyone just by someone writing your name in it – and it falls in the hands of a high school student Light Yagami. It may seem grim but the series now has gathered a cult following and is a worth binge watching if you're an anime fan. 

  • Twilight Zone (1959)

    0h 51min

    If you're looking for a classic sci-fi TV series, then this is the show for you. Its macabre and yet moral storytelling, created by Rod Serling, transferred for the TV audiences and has influenced generations and generations of science fiction and fantasy fans. Starting in 1959, The Twilight Zone is a timeless series spiced with unexpected twists and turn, and often sprinkled with humour. Even, a revival of the series is on the way, helmed by Get Out's writer and director Jordan Peele. This is the perfect time to catch up on the original episodes! 

  • Sherlock (2010)

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    1h 30min

    A new sleuth for the 21st century, how they described the new television adaptation, Sherlock became a global phenomenon. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson, the series presents us with reclusive British genius and detective living in modern day London and his new friend, ex-Army doctor. With only four series in seven years since it started, Sherlock is still very much a fan-favourite to many and the first contact with these iconic characters. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (also in the role of Mycroft Holmes), Sherlock brings a lot of classical charm and wit to present day environment.

    Jeremy Lovering
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Davison, George Appleby
    TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Crimes
    DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray
  • Game of Thrones (2011)

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    1h 0min

    Since its appearance in 2011, Game of Thrones has been breaking records and exceeding expectations – and shattering hopes because as we all know by now, no character is safe on the show. To summarize the series, it's a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. The series is set to end in 2019 with its 8th and final series when all our unanswered questions and plot threads from the series 1 should come to a satisfying conclusion – and finally, witness the epic ending at the start of winter.

    Timothy Van Patten
    Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Struan Rodger
    TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, TV Political, TV Action & Adventure
    Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Blu-ray
  • Breaking Bad (2008)

    0h 45min

    One of the shows that still have people talking and has become a cultural phenomenon is Breaking Bad. Chemistry teacher Walter White, his alias Heisenberg, and the former student and partner in crime Jesse Pinkman have become iconic characters and have marked careers of both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The story begins when Walter receives a startling diagnosis: terminal lung cancer. With only a few years to live and nothing to lose, Walter uses his training as a chemist to cook and sell crystal meth. The series has also produced a spin-off Better Call Saul.

    Bryan Cranston
    Bryan Cranston, David Robinson Jr., Erica Viking
    TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, TV Crimes
    DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Wire (2002)

    1h 0min

    Gritty crime drama The Wire is often praised for its realistic depiction of society and politics, especially in its surrounding of Baltimore. The series was created by David Simon who also served as the main writer which is one of the biggest advantages in the realistic portrayal. Simon is an author and former police reporter. Each series had a different theme: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, education and schools, and the print news media. The ensemble cast is led by Dominic West throughout five series from 2002 to its final episode in 2008.

    Dominic West
    Dominic West, David Simon, John Doman
    TV Dramas, TV Crimes
    DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Sopranos (2000)

    0h 58min

    The mafia is a captivating subject for many filmmakers and TV series but The Sopranos is one TV series that stands out in the crowd. Since its beginning in 1999, this black comedy has been a fan favourite to this day and regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. In the centre of the story is Tony Soprano, brilliantly played by James Gandolfini, a New Jersey mob boss and his family - while he's trying to balance his personal life with his 'business' activities and staying out of the prison.

    Jack Bender
    James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi, Lorraine Bracco
    TV Dramas, Must See TV, TV Crimes
    DVD, Blu-ray
  • Firefly: The Complete Series (2002)

    10h 25min

    Firefly is a sci-fi adventure set five hundred years in the future and centres on the crew of the spaceship Serenity. Even though Firefly lasted only one series back in 2002-2003 and in total 15 episodes, it gathered a cult following in the sci-fi circles very quickly. To this day, there is an outcry for more series which was created by now a sci-fi household name Joss Whedon (creator, writer and/or director of some of the biggest comic-based titles such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers and Justice League). 

TV series 11-100

11. Monty Python's Flying Circus

12. Black Mirror

13. Westworld

14. Friends

15. Seinfeld

16. Only Fools and Horses

17. Narcos

18. House of Cards

19. Twin Peaks

20. Rome

21. The Simpsons

22. Fawlty Towers

23. Blackadder

24. Oz

25. Peaky Blinders

26. The Office

27. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

28. House

29. The West Wing

30. This is Us

31. Deadwood

32. South Park

33. Dragon Ball Z

34. Dexter

35. Curb Your Enthusiasm

36. Battlestar Galactica

37. The Crown

38. Better Call Saul

39. The X-Files

40. North & South

41. Downton Abbey

42. Legion

43. Cosmos

44. The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

45. Doctor Who

46. Shameless

47. Spaced

48. Star Trek

49. Parks and Recreation

50. The Bridge

51. Mad Men

52. Yes Minister

53. Father Ted

54. Generation Kill

55. Flight of the Conchords

56. Big Little Lies

57. Peep Show

58. Boardwalk Empire

59. Coupling

60. The Handmaid's Tale

61. Vikings

62. The IT Crowd

63. Mr. Robot

64. Silicon Valley

65. The Prisoner

66. Hannibal

67. Sons of Anarchy

68. Taboo

69. Suits

70. Mr. Bean

71. Luther

72. Black Books

73. I'm Alan Partridge

74. Futurama

75. Community

76. Police Squad!

77. Happy Valley

78. Modern Family

79. Entourage

80. Supernatural

81. Outlander

82. Lost

83. Roots

84. Red Dwarf

85. Fringe

86. Broadchurch

87. Jeeves and Wooster

88. The Inbetweeners

89. Billions

90. The Walking Dead

91. How I Met Your Mother

92. Prison Break

93. Homeland

94. Call the Midwife

95. Black Sails

96. Misfits

97. The Big Bang Theory

98. Orange is the New Black

99. Ripper Street

100. Moonlighting

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