10. Planet Earth
This series takes you on a journey, to the corners of the planet, and you will see what is not humanly possible to see even if you were to travel there. the best documentary series of all time. don’t be surprised if you change the way you look at things after watching this one.
“There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive”
– David Attenborough
9.Band of brothers
Produced by Spielberg and Tom hanks, this is a mini series which is the best war epic i have ever seen. after this, you will know what a war is, in reality. the trenches, the artillery, the grenades and the cacophony.war is not what we thought it was.
“Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen but his country’s cause”
– PFC Robert Leckie
8.Two and a half men
Needless to say, the charm of Charlie sheen is what this show is about. the best comedy i have seen. you will never get bored in the middle of an episode, as is the case with most comedies.
“Alan, there’s something you should know about me. When I say “I understand”, it doesn’t mean I agree, it doesn’t mean I understand, it doesn’t even mean I’m listening.”
House is a medical version of Sherlock Holmes, the character, the drugs, the intelligence. nobody could have done a better job than Hugh Laurie. the show is interesting except for some boring medical anomalies.
” If your life’s no more important than anyone else’s, sign your donor card and kill yourself.”
– Dr Gregory House
This is definitely on par with the original Sherlock Holmes from Conan Doyle. it would have been a quite a task to create a modern Holmes, maybe that’s why there are only three episodes per season. the music gets stuck in your head, and if you watch it all at once, for a while you become, Sherlock Holmes.
“I’m a consulting detective. The only one in the world. I invented the job”
– Sherlock Holmes
the suspense and the sound effects are amazing, the variety in the characters is great. I liked the whole concept, and trust me, you will not be the same person after watching this series. but i think it needed more happy moments, and a better climax.
” is it because you need to look down the barrel of a gun to find out what you really believe, John?”
4. The Sopranos
frankly, this series makes you forget the godfather and Good fellas. talk about italian mob, and tony soprano is the first face that comes to mind. top-notch series and it feels like the show was deliberately made in narcissistic shade. i acted like an Italian american mobster for a month after watching this one 😛
“You don’t s**t where you eat. And you really don’t s**t where I eat.”
– Anthony Soprano
Love the music, and the suspense. this was on top of my list for a very long time. i think it is a must watch for the whole english speaking world. I am a great admirer, and i have a collector’s edition of the whole series. This was one of the best shows i have ever watched in my life. tops the addictive list.
“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want to get”
– Michael Scofield
I just love the monologue. i think i know what it feels like to be a serial killer now. this is a completely outta the box series, and i love it. kudos to michael c hall. i think it takes great courage for a team to work on a concept which was never thought of before, at least for TV shows. maybe because it gives us a peek into the mind of a psychopath, it is addictive.
“In the land of predators, a lion never fears the jackal.”
– Dexter Morgan
My favorite of all time. Technically perfect. It’s like this series wasn’t even directed. i felt like god watching over Baltimore while i watched it. it’s as real as it gets, and did I mention there is no lead role for the series? one word. masterpiece. i seriously doubt any series is going to beat the sheer elegance of this one. This is HBO’s best work yet. do not miss The Wire, even if u have to buy it from Amazon 😛
“Ayo, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss.”
– Omar little
PS: All images used are from the public domain, and the rating is my by my analysis 😛