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November 24, 2009

Top 10 TV Series of the Decade

Curb_150 By Barry Garron

Every decade has its landmark TV shows, and there will or should never be complete agreement on which 10 series belong at the top of the list. For purposes of this list, a TV show is eligible only if it premiered in or after 1999. In addition, TV shows were judged on their artistic merit and overall contribution to the medium, not on their ratings or profit margins. That said, here's my list of the Top 10 Shows of the Decade ...

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I think Brothers and Sisters and Army Wives should be included. They are smart, well written and very true to life in many cases.

ALIAS, BROTHERS & SISTERS, the OFFICE, the COMEBACK, SEX & THE CITY (technically started in 98). But really, ALIAS should have been there!

How could a list of the best shows of the decade, not include the best show of the decade, The Wire? If it isn't the best it EASILY ranks in the top ten.

30 rock should not be on here. It's ratings are awful. It's viewership is awful. The show is awful. I don't understand why it keeps making lists. No one likes it.

The Office should be on here.

Sorry you lose all credibility when Lost is only 1 spot higher than Modern Family. Modern Family is a great show but premiered this year and has only shown 7 episodes!

The office should take place of 30 rock, if not be higher

The Wire isn't on this list, therefore it and everything you've ever written or thought about writing is null and void.

Awful.

Erm....

Arrested Development?

It's your Top Ten and you've got some good choices on there but you obviously haven't seen The Wire?

Why is The Wire and Arrested Development missing? They easily trump all these shows.

How can you put a show about a dysfunctional family that hasn't even aired 20 episodes when Arrested Development exists?? Big mistake.

Modern Family my ass. Who paid this person to put that on the list? East Bound and Down is more original and better than Modern Family. What about Weeds?

lost,sons of anarchy,true blood,sopranos,dexter,er,seinfeld,curb your enthusiasm,oz,the office

To not have THE WIRE in the top 3 of any list like this is sacreligious, and does put the whole thing in the "that ain't right" category.

I agree with the previous poster how does Modern Family a series which is been on the for only 8-9 episodes already become a show of the decade. The author seems to have put together his favorite TV shows or maybe his holiday shopping wish list. I'm sure Santa will toss a few DVD's under the tree for him.

The fact that The Wire isn't on this list makes it a complete joke that I can't take seriously.

So no "The Wire"? 9.7 on imdb not enough I suppose.

Friends?

FRIENDS, ER, FRASIER, DR. HOUSE ?

No Wire? then your argument is invalid.

I've never seen the wire and i have seen every hbo show on show ever there was. so how great can it be???

The Wire?? 6 feet under??

Is this list for real?

THE WIRE IS THE BEST SHOW OF THE DECADE. EVEN TONY SOPRANO WOULD TELL YOU THAT.

Any Top-10 list of the "decade" or even all time that does not include the RDM reconception of "Battlestar Galactica" is an EPIC FAIL.

That isn't only a top-10 show of the decade, it's the GREATEST show of the decade.

The Sopranos can't touch it for drama, for writing, for acting, or you know, for giving us an ending.

The ONLY show that could even conceivably compare to BSG is The Wire, and oh, look, you don't even have that show on your crap list.

This is like that pretentious piece of crap Top-10 movies of the decade list which was full of pretentious and overwrought crap, too. Not a Dark Knight, Casino Royale, or Lord of the Rings to be found.

Guess what, sometimes you can be good AND be popular, too.

Snobish critic.

the wire, fraiser have to be in this list

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  • This list is total bull, written by someone with the memory of a goldfish. What about Arrested Development? Sex and the City? Alias? Dexter? Weeds?

    Luisa on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • Weak list very weak. What about the WIre and BSG two of the best shows of the decade. How about arrested development, or entourage, you could replace half that list. I dont know how you managed to put a new show based entirely on the makers past track record, thats failed before (pretty much the entire cast of seinfeld have atrocious track records post seinfeld). Also 24, really? That show stopped being watchable during the season with bauer's family, they literally didnt know what they were doing with the show and it showed. I stopped watching after they switched villanous organizations for the 5th time in 5 episodes. And Lost, common the writers know how to make a good story but not great hell they've made it a show that they can't control with arcs they wont be able to tie up properly. As writers they've lost control of their baby. Rework this mess of a list into a proper one.

    max on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • Why is everyone going on about The Office replacing 30Rock in this top 10?

    The Office is rubbish when compared to 30Rock and it is also a knock off the the british version which is so much better.

    Stop stealing british programmes for yourself! lol

    British American on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • No Breaking Bad = This list fails hard.

    mike on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • sooo.

    there are all these arguemtsn about BSG and everything else.
    whatever. it's all speculative

    but there is only one thing that is true.

    No Wire makes this list lose all credibility.

    tvlover on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • sooo.

    there are all these arguemtsn about BSG and everything else.
    whatever. it's all speculative

    but there is only one thing that is true.

    No Wire makes this list lose all credibility.

    tvlover on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • the wire, fraiser have to be in this list

    don on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • Any Top-10 list of the "decade" or even all time that does not include the RDM reconception of "Battlestar Galactica" is an EPIC FAIL.

    That isn't only a top-10 show of the decade, it's the GREATEST show of the decade.

    The Sopranos can't touch it for drama, for writing, for acting, or you know, for giving us an ending.

    The ONLY show that could even conceivably compare to BSG is The Wire, and oh, look, you don't even have that show on your crap list.

    This is like that pretentious piece of crap Top-10 movies of the decade list which was full of pretentious and overwrought crap, too. Not a Dark Knight, Casino Royale, or Lord of the Rings to be found.

    Guess what, sometimes you can be good AND be popular, too.

    Snobish critic.

    BugKiller on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • THE WIRE IS THE BEST SHOW OF THE DECADE. EVEN TONY SOPRANO WOULD TELL YOU THAT.

    this is list is stupid on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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  • The Wire?? 6 feet under??

    Is this list for real?

    Maria on Top 10 TV Series of the Decade
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