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While this list may be dominated by classics like “The Simpsons,” “The West Wing,” and “Twilight Zone,” there are also some current shows that deserve a mention. Millennials, for example, might not like “Laverne & Shirley,” which ran from 1976 to 1983. It was ranked 299th among millennials. The series was a spinoff of “All in the Family.” Other notable shows include “The Jeffersons,” which starred Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford.
The Simpsons are a beloved family sitcom with a cast of five main characters and a growing, ever-stranger population. While the show is known for its nonstop satire, it never forgets its central family. Unlike so many of its imitators, The Simpsons are never dull or sappy. The show’s initial breakout character, Bart, was a rebel with catchphrases and a rebellious attitude. The show also explored the melancholia of childhood with characters like Lisa and Bart.
Aside from “The Simpsons,” other wildly popular sitcom is “Friends” and “The Jetsons.” These animated series, which ran from 1991 to 1996, were the most watched sitcoms of all time, and have been rerun numerous times. According to a YouGov survey, “Friends” and “Seinfeld” were the most popular series of all time in the US. Although “Friends” is among the best-rated sitcoms of all time, many critics have a polarizing opinion about the show.
In terms of quality, there are numerous reasons to consider The Simpsons among the top ten most-watched shows of all time. The series has an extensive history and has surpassed most other comedy shows in terms of scope and complexity. Unlike other comedies, The Simpsons have gone where no other show has gone, tackled more issues, and cracked more jokes about more topics than any other sitcom in history. And while it has gone through a rocky patch since season two, it has never failed to remain one of the most beloved shows of all time in the US.
The West Wing
One of the most enduring and iconic television shows of the 21st century is The West Wing, created by Aaron Sorkin. The series won 26 Emmys, including four straight Outstanding Drama Series awards. In the past year, the show has received new fans, thanks to the Trump Presidency and West Wing Weekly podcast. If you haven’t watched the show yet, it’s well worth the time and effort.
The West Wing was a hit political show on NBC from 1999 to 2006. It chronicled the daily life of the president and his staff. It starred Martin Sheen as President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet and also featured Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Dule Hill, and Janel Moloney. The show won two Peabody Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and 26 Prime Emmy Awards.
The central cast was near-perfect. Besides Rob Lowe, David Schwimmer, and John Spencer, the series also featured a stellar ensemble cast. But none of these stars was a surprise; Sheen was initially cast as a minor character, but producers changed their minds when he showed up on the screen. The result was an episode that was a hit all around the world.
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is a TV show that has been on the air for more than 60 years and continues to be iconic even today. The show is known for its masterful story-telling, horror, and plot twists. It also often borrows formulas from famous authors and movies to create its episodes. Here are 10 episodes that best represent the series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Rod Serling was a writer and television producer who tried to take on controversial social issues while shrouding them in science fiction or fantasy. Science fiction and horror stories are among the most compelling because they comment on the human condition. The Twilight Zone first aired on CBS in 1959 and was revived three decades later. While many fans would probably prefer to watch the show today, it is still a classic.
The show is based on the popular 1950s radio program of the same name, but it has been adapted for the television screen by many directors. Currently, CBS All Access offers the 1985 version, which is available in monotone. A second season of the show is planned for 2019.