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The 26 best TV series in history

Write an article about TV series that made history it is difficult because it is inevitable that the perception of what we see has to do not only with our sensitivity, but also with the period in which we saw a certain TV series or read a certain book. What may mean little to someone will mean a lot to someone else, and this is why we apologize from the start if someone won’t find the title they grew up with and loved from the first moment in this list. A selection, however, had to be made and we, who strive to be objective, We have selected 26 of that endless treasure chest that are TV series. They are those that, for one reason or another, we consider iconic because they have managed, for better or for worse, to make a difference in an industry that has become increasingly crowded and competitive over the decades. Beyond the a thousand new features that invade the platforms every week However, we all agree that the classics will never die, and this is why we are ready to share them with you with the hope that they (also) meet your taste.

Black Mirror (2011-ongoing)

Having started on the BBC and then landed on Netflix, this TV series had the merit of telling with intelligence and wit some of the peculiarities and threats that invade our present. Unfortunately, as the seasons have passed, much of the appeal of the original episodes has been lost, meeting the indignation of purists.

Lost (2004-2010)

The series that consecrates the creative flair of JJ Abrams bewitches the world thanks to an apparently banal idea – a group of survivors of a plane crash who inhabit a desert island – and a pressing development which, however, is lost in the finale. One of the most controversial ever.

Glee (2009-2015)

Ryan Murphy dusts off the musical genre, giving life to a TV series that manages to talk about inclusion and a series of other sensitive topics for young people with irony and intelligence. Unfortunately, scandals and new entries destroy the original spirit, making it more opaque.

Queer as folk (2000-2005)

The American version of the British series of the same name manages to describe the homosexual community in 360 degrees for the first time, tackling not only sex, but also illness, acceptance and death.

Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)

Pacey or Dawson? If your adolescence was accompanied by this question it is very likely that this teen drama has accompanied you into adulthood. Between secrets, affairs and twists.

Friends (1994-2004)

The record-breaking sitcom – the one that earned the protagonists several tens of thousands of dollars – remains a comedy cult even if it is inevitable that certain gags and certain episodes have aged badly with the passage of time.

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

One of the funniest and most original stories ever written managed to break through above all thanks to the synergy of the cast and careful and brilliant writing which, unfortunately, screwed everything up at the grand finale.

Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)

Impeccable historical reconstruction, dynamic and never predictable writing and, above all, the giant interpretation of a very good actor like Cillian Murphy: need we say anything else?

The Paper House (2017-2021)

The most watched Spanish-language TV series in the history of Netflix hit the mark thanks to a story of criminals besieged inside the State Mint. It’s a shame that, with the passing of the seasons, the charm has gradually been lost.

Game of thrones (2011-2019)

The monumental HBO TV series broadcast in Italy on Sky helps us rediscover the value of blockbusters and special effects, giving life to an epic of conquest that has rightfully entered history despite a final season – alas – not up to the previous ones .

Stranger Things (2016-ongoing)

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With the amarcord effect you have to know how to do it, and the Duffer brothers didn’t miss a beat in this, staging a mix between Stand by me And IT with intelligence and genius.

Narcos (2015-2017)

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The television series dedicated to Pablo Escobar, played by the excellent Wagner Moura, will be remembered not only for the excellent development of the plot, but also for giving us one of Pedro Pascal’s most intense performances.

The Crown (2016-ongoing)

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Peter Morgan’s series dedicated to the glorious reign of Queen Elizabeth focuses on an extraordinary cast and writing that manages to do justice to the multitude of characters who populated the English court.

The Morning Show (2019-ongoing)

The Apple TV+ TV series starring and produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon is one of the most central and surgical titles in the post-Me Too era.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2023)

The Prime Video series capable of letting the sparkling talent of Rachel Brosnahan shine is a masterpiece of writing capable of telling us how difficult it was for a woman to attempt a career as a comedian in the 1950s.

Bridgerton (2020-ongoing)

As soon as it started, it became, thanks also to the influence of Shonda Rhimes, the TV series on everyone’s lips. Whether she manages to maintain her lead, however, only time will tell.

Downton Abbey (2010-2015)

Julian Fellowes’ extraordinary series has brilliantly managed to tell not only the life of the aristocrats, but also that of the servants employed by them, giving life to an excellent psychological picture.

The Lady of the West (1993-1998)

At the time of writing it is not available on any platform, and this is a shame given that the TV series created by Beth Sullivan has created some wonderful characters and a plot that has given rise to passionate support from fans everywhere the world.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-ongoing)

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The longest-running medical drama on TV deserves to be in the rankings even just for having given us such prized specimens of beef as Doctor Strangelove and Doctor Bollore.

Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)

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The series created by Marc Cherry managed to photograph the figure of the housewife in a new light, placing mysteries to solve and lives to reorder.

House of Cards (2013-2018)

The Netflix TV series based on the novel of the same name by Michael Dobbs goes down in history thanks to the extraordinary interpretation of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright even if, after Spacey left the scene due to the Me Too scandals, nothing was ever the same Before.

The Sopranos (1999-2007)

If we have to think about unassailable screenplays and cutting-edge directorial ideas The Sopranos they win hands down, and we feel sorry for the others.

Sex and the City (1998-2004)

One of the most famous franchises in the world began thanks to the friendship of four very different women looking for love in a New York that has never been so fascinating and interesting.

breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Rain of awards for a series that has made history above all thanks to the two protagonists played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Murder, she wrote (1984-1996)

One of those rare cases in which a character takes possession of the actress who plays him, transforming her into a legend.

Fleabag (2016-2019)

Two seasons in four years: that was enough for Phoebe Waller-Bridge to develop one of the most original and best written TV series of the last twenty years. Not to be missed.

Source: Vanity Fair

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