2015 Television Rankings

Posted by – July 3, 2015

A couple of years have past since my last rankings. Let’s do it again!

New rule: I refuse to add a show for which I’ve only seen one season. Sorry, Fargo and Better Call Saul, as much as I love you, I’ve been burned in the past (I’m talking about you, House of Cards).

  1. The Wire
  2. The West Wing
  3. Twin Peaks
  4. Breaking Bad
  5. Rescue Me
  6. Sherlock
  7. The IT Crowd
  8. The Shield
  9. Black Mirror
  10. Silicon Valley
  11. Freaks and Geeks
  12. Broadchurch
  13. Sopranos
  14. Friday Night Lights
  15. Louie
  16. The Walking Dead
  17. Game of Thrones
  18. The Black Donnellys
  19. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  20. Lost
  21. Sons of Anarchy

A few additional notes:

  • There are several newcomers to the list. There’s some amazing TV on right now, plus I finally left my US-only comfort zone.
  • Dexter was removed from the list due to the last couple of terrible seasons and an atrocious series finale
  • House of Cards was removed after the second season was a flop. The third season was better, but it still doesn’t belong on the list
  • Orange is the New Black had a great first and second season, but Season 3 was so bad I still haven’t made it past episode 7
  • Lost dropped in the list because as more time goes on, I’m more annoyed by how it came to an end
  • The Fall was removed because of a lackluster second season
  • Sons of Anarchy dropped in the list because of the final 3 seasons. Those were so bad, I came close to removing it from the list, but damn, that series finale was SO good