Cutprintfilm: The 50 Best TV Shows of the Last 20 Years
Our main beat at CutPrintFilm may be movies ("film" is in our name, after all), but we love good TV just as much as anyone. So we've compiled a list of what we believe are the 50 Best TV Shows of the Last 20 Years. The criteria was simple: the shows picked had to have been created no earlier than 1996. In other words, while something like The Simpsons may still be on the air, and seemingly will continue to be on the air until the end of time, it did not qualify. This is an eclectic list with all types of shows from all types of networks, but it's worth noting that HBO shows ended up with the most votes. Also worth noting: while several of our writers had True Detective on their lists, every single one of them stressed that they meant the first season, and only the first season. Behold our list below, and feel free to let us know what you think we're missing (like, say, Terriers or The Shield or Freaks and Geeks).
avg. score: 14 of 50 (27%)
required scores: 1, 7, 10, 14, 20