Top 50 Most Discussed Television Series

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The 1980s and the premiere of Hill Street Blues ushered in the beginning of intelligent TV. From 1980 on, more and more television shows came on the air that actually required some thought. And once a TV series had you thinking, you then wanted to discuss it. Thus, the watercooler show was born. Then the Internet came along, with blogs and message boards, which climaxed with the most discussed television series ever – Lost, a show made to be watched in conjunction with the Internet.

The following list of top 50 most buzzed about television series is only from series that began during the years from 1980 to 2009:

Dramas
1. Lost
2. The Sopranos
3. 24
4. Mad Men
5.The X-Files
6. Hill Street Blues
7. ER
8. NYPD Blue
9. The West Wing

10. House
11. L.A. Law
12. Miami Vice
13. Thirtysomething

Comedies
14. Seinfeld
15. Friends
16. Sex and the City
17. Everybody Loves Raymond
18. Cheers
19. South Park
20. Murphy Brown
21. Roseanne
22. The Cosby Show

23. Married with Children
24. Will and Grace
25. Curb Your Enthusiasm
26. Family Ties
27. The Golden Girls

Comedy/Drama Hybrids
28. Ally McBeal
29. Moonlighting
30. Glee
31. Grey’s Anatomy
32. Desperate Housewives

Nighttime Soaps
33. Dallas
34. Dynasty

35. Melsrose Place
36. Beverly Hills 90210
37. Knot’s Landing
38. Dawson’s Creek

Reality and Game Shows
39. American Idol
40. Survivor
41. The Bachelor/Bachelorette
42. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
43. Dancing With the Stars

Cult TV Shows – Lots of Buzz even though low ratings

44. Arrested Development
45. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
46. Battlestar Galactica
47. Twin Peaks
48. Xena: Warrior Princess
49. Freaks and Geeks
50. Firefly

Any disagreements? Don’t forget, this list is not about best television series, or most popular TV series. This is a list of most discussed or the TV shows that had the most buzz. What television shows would you add or remove from this list?

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See also:
TV’s Top Dramas Have Become Some of Our Highest Forms of Culture

Top 10 TV Series With Pop Culture References
Top 12 Cult Movies for Teens

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