You can learn a lot about people from their favorite television programs. TV viewing involves spending a lot of time with fictional characters and more or less forming relationships with them. Who we choose to spend our time with says a lot about our own personalities. With that in mind, here are the current standings for my 50 favorite shows of all time.


50. Family Feud
49. Boy Meets World
48. Full House
47. You’re the Worst
46. BoJack Horseman

45. Orphan Black
44. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
43. The Middle
42. Futurama
41. Kenan and Kel

40. All That
39. New Girl
38. Arrow
37. The Office (US)
36. Fargo

35. Rugrats
34. Parks and Recreation
33. Dollhouse
32. Boston Legal
31. Happy Endings

30. The Ben Stiller Show
29. The Wonder Years
28. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
27. The Chris Gethard Show
26. Bob’s Burgers

25. Portlandia
24. American Dad!
23. Key & Peele
22. Nathan for You
21. The Eric Andre Show

20. The Twilight Zone
19. Hannibal
18. Animaniacs
17. Review
16. 30 Rock

15. The Muppet Show
14. Rick and Morty
13. Comedy Bang! Bang!
12. Lost
11. Jeopardy!

CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 17:  Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of the "Jeopardy!" Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
10. Billy on the Street
9. Flight of the Conchords
8. Whose Line is it Anyway?
7. Seinfeld
6. Stella

5. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000
3. Saturday Night Live
2. Arrested Development
1. Community


Well-Liked Shows I Need to See/See More Of: All in the Family, Battlestar Galactica, Beavis and Butt-Head, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fawlty Towers, Firefly, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Homeland, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Larry Sanders Show, Louie, Mad Men, Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Office (UK), The Shield, The Sopranos, Spaced, Taxi, The Simpsons (Classic), The State, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, The Wire, The X-Files