25 Favorite Shows of All-Time (+DC Universe)

Though books hold a special place in my heart, over the past few years I’ve come to realize that my absolute favorite storytelling medium has to be television. Because of this, I decided to share the 25 TV shows which hold special places in my heart, and why!

I have updated these ranks to include shows which I had either forgotten to include or not seen yet! See the Last Update for more!

Honorable Mentions

The following shows were pushed out of the Top 25 by new entries:

  • Degrassi: Season 12
  • Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
  • Sense8
  • Scream Queens

#25 – 20

For detailed explanations on the preexisting entries, see the original list.

  • #25. The Gifted
    • Moved up after a lackluster second season.
  • #24. Daredevil
  • #23. EastSiders
  • #22. Skam
  • #21. The Man in the High Castle
  • #20. Future Man

19. Swamp Thing (2019)

Favorite Episode: Pending

At the time of writing, Swamp Thing is still in the midst of its enthralling first and only season, seeing as it was cancelled prematurely by DC Universe for very mysterious reasons. Whatever the case, Swamp Thing is impossibly intriguing, a mystery wrapped in a horror story wrapped in a character study. The town of Marais feels fascinating and real, the scares are very real, and Abby Arcane, the lead character, is powerful, flawed, and thoroughly fun to follow.

#18- 6

For detailed explanations on the preexisting entries, see the original list.

  • #18. The 100
    • Moved down due to an amazing sixth season.
  • #17. The Good Place
  • #16. Jessica Jones
  • #15. Legion
  • #14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • #13. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    • Moved up due to a lackluster second part.
  • #12. Runaways
    • Swapped with The Defenders
  • #11. The Defenders
    • Swapped with Runaways
  • #10. Doctor Who / Class
  • #9. Angel
  • #8. Cloak & Dagger
  • #7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • #6. iZombie

5. Doom Patrol (2019-Present)

Favorite Episode: 1×11 “Frances Patrol”

Besides a very disappointing season finale, Doom Patrol is superhero TV at its finest- thoughtful, hilarious, odd, and a whole lot of fun. Following a bunch of diverse, vaguely heroic misfits, the series plays a lot with the idea of normalcy and found family, and every episode aside from the finale did wonders with the premise. One of the best-looking and best-overall shows I’ve ever seen, Doom Patrol is only kept from being even higher due to its flawed finish.

#4-1

  • #4. Agents of SHIELD
  • #3. Legends of Tomorrow
  • #2. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • #1. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
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