In an age where content is king, picking the greatest TV show of all time is no easy feat. Streaming services include the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, HBO, Apple iTunes and YouTubeTV. The market is increasing at a rapid pace, and competition for memberships is fierce.
With these internet television companies constantly releasing original and rebooted quality programming, the choice of what to consume can often lead to option paralysis. However, many of us are still nostalgic for the shows that we watched when we were growing up, just simply aired on terrestrial or cable TV.
We asked members of Palaye Royale, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Milk Teeth, the Faim, Creeper, Neck Deep, Don Broco, Deez Nuts, Grayscale, PVRIS, the Bronx and Bowling For Soup to give us their No. 1 picks for the greatest TV show of all time.
Remington Leith, PALAYE ROYALE
My all-time best is Lost. That was my favorite. I still have no idea what the fuck is going on [and] still [have] no idea how it ended, but the journey was unbelievable. It was such a mind-fuck. I remember I was 12 years old watching it, and when they got into the hatch I was like, “What the fuck is happening?!” I’m going to get the numbers tattooed on me eventually.
Frank Carter, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES
King Of The Hill. Bobby Hill is actually my hero. It was a show that I never really got into when I first saw it, and then I started watching it again, and it’s so perfect. It’s actual real-world problems, but in a dysfunctional family who are trying to prove that they’re functional. The characters are amazing, and all the stories are there. That’s my favorite show.
Josh Raven, THE FAIM
I really enjoyed Desperate Housewives. Wisteria Lane, man. There’s some crazy stuff happening there! I want to go [to the set in Universal Studios] so bad. It was amazing. It took me off-guard how much I enjoyed it. I think that’s why I love it so much, because I was going in with the expectations of hating it, being a typical guy. But I loved it; it was great!
Rob Damiani, DON BROCO
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I’m a huge Buffy fan. She just had everything. Vampires, werewolves, she kicked ass! She had the team—Giles, Angel, Spike—so many good characters. That was my show.
Becky Blomfield, MILK TEETH
The Simpsons. I don’t know many people who don’t like The Simpsons. It’s got everything.
Will Gould, CREEPER
Twin Peaks. David Lynch is a genius, and I think that it’s inspired so many other TV shows to bend in that direction. I’ve watched a lot of TV that I’ve noticed that has been heavily influenced by that. Wayward Pines—that’s very heavily influenced by Twin Peaks.
Ben Barlow, NECK DEEP
South Park. I’ll go for South Park just because it’s been going for such a long time now, and it’s still super relevant. It’s taken a less offensive tone recently and taken a more social commentary tone, whilst still being really fucking offensive as well. The way they make it [is] super unique. The way that they work their stories together as well as having a storyline and it being socially and culturally relevant—it’s really clever. Really clever writers there.
JJ Peters, DEEZ NUTS
Seinfeld. I’ve seen every episode of Seinfeld a billion times! If I just want to switch off, I find that shit comforting to put on. It’s brilliant, and it doesn’t get old. Also because I grew up watching that with my parents as a kid, and there’s a sentimental value to it as well.
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS
Penny Dreadful. I’ve been obsessed with that. I just love Victorian London, gothic, anything tied into that as well.
Collin Walsh, GRAYSCALE
Scrubs. It can make you laugh and make you cry in the same episode; it’s so real and so funny.
Matt Caughthran, THE BRONX
MacGyver. I just fucking loved it as a kid. I’ve seen every episode.
Jaret Reddick, BOWLING FOR SOUP
Diff’rent Strokes because it was hilarious, and it happened right at the time where I would have started watching a show like that, and I absolutely loved it.