I’ve been keeping a running tab on my favorite movies of all time, but there is a lot of quality television out there right now that is competing with some of the greatest series of our lifetime. Here are my top 10 shows and some honorable mentions that are absolutely outstanding as well.

I also give my best seasons that each show has done. Some only have one so far, but I also give my favorite episode. The episode number is the season and number show in that season, so “Episode 304” is season 3, episode 4.

1. Westworld (HBO)

I had to wait until the final episode before I could solidify this as my favorite show of all time, but even though we were all so desperate to figure out the twists and turns, they still managed to surprise us. This show was executed perfectly, and to the point where I can’t wait for season 2, but at the same time, I kind of don’t want another season.

Best Season – 1 (only season)
Best Episode – “Trompe L’Oeil” (Episode 107)

2. Black Mirror (Channel 4/Netflix)

This is a little different since it is an anthology series, but every single one of them is so well done. It asks so many questions about how we might treat things if technology continues to evolve at the pace that it is going and how we treat different social issues in this new technical world. If you want to check out Black Mirror, I highly recommend you follow my definitive guide on how to consume the series. You can jump around if you’d like because each episode is a unique story.

Best Season – 4
Best Episode – “San Junipero” (Episode 304)

3. The Sopranos (HBO)

I’m not a huge fan of mob based dramas, but The Sopranos was extremely well done and it just sucked you in to the world they lived in.

Best Season – 4
Best Episode – “Whitecaps” (Episode 413)

4. Breaking Bad (AMC)

A great series that didn’t end on a cliffhanger like The Sopranos did, and it was wrapped up in a neat bow – but that wasn’t a bad thing.

Best Season – 5
Best Episode – “Ozymandias” (Episode 514)

5. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

This is an outstanding show and the first Hulu original that really took my breath away. I’ll be interested to see where it goes after season one (it has already been renewed for a second season, even though the first season covered the entire book it was based on). It won 8 total Emmy awards and for good reason. It’s incredibly well done, and gives a great look at a crazy, chaotic future where a totalitarian, Christian theonomic government has taken over the United States.

Best Season – 1 (only season)
Best Episode – “Night” (Episode 110)

6. Game of Thrones (HBO)

I didn’t get into Game of Thrones until December 2016. I took a week off from work the week before Christmas and watched literally every episode in that week. 60 hours binged in one week. I really enjoyed it and loving season seven.

Best Season – 6
Best Episode – “The Door” (Episode 605)

7. Stranger Things (Netflix)

Season 2 was phenomenal just like season 1. People may not like it quite as much because it is just a flat out continuation and the “new” has worn off, but I highly recommend it still.

Best Season – 1
Best Episode – “Chapter Seven: The Bathtub” (Episode 107)

8. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)

This show could make an argument for one of the greatest TV shows ever. It’s not for everyone, but it’s an incredibly smart show that is incredibly stupid at the same time. On the surface it looks like a goofy cartoon spoof on Back to the Future, but it is one of the deepest shows on television. I hope Rick and Morty never goes away, even though there is clearly a story being told that will one day come to an end. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend going to the beginning and watching all the way through.

Best Season – 2
Best Episode – “The Ricklantis Mixup” (Episode 307)

9. The Office (NBC)

A great show that lasted for a long time. I loved everything about The Office and all of the characters on it.

Best Season – 3
Best Episode – “Fun Run” (Episode 401)

10. Family Guy (FOX)

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Family Guy and can quote nearly every episode from heart. However, my obsession doesn’t mean I think it’s better than the shows listed above. It’s just different, so it’s hard to compare it to a show with really deep messages and shows that make you think.

Best Season – 2
Best Episode – “To Love and Die in Dixie” (Episode 312)

Honorable Mention (alphabetical order)

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Billions (Showtime)
Eastbound and Down (HBO)
Futurama (FOX/Comedy Central)
House (FOX)
House of Cards (Netflix)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)

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Jon Lunceford is a sports media broadcaster and digital professional. Jon is a graduate of the University of Alabama school of journalism, and played football at Birmingham-Southern College. He has also won two AHSAA Football State Championships while at Homewood High School and was a two-time World Cyber Games Team USA representative. He currently hosts Primetime on WJOX 94.5 and runs the high school athletics site JoxPreps.