Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Popular Best Fiction TV Series of All Time till 2017. Throughout the history of television, there have been literally hundreds of shows that could claim the title of “best series” due to their content, their length, or just the way they make the viewer feel when watching. While some are remakes of older shows, most are new and innovative looks at subjects that have been popular throughout the long history of humanity. The tales that these shows tell are those that people most want to see, and often become devoted to week in and week out. So with that being said, here are the top 10 fiction TV series of all time till 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Best Fiction TV Series of All Time till 2017
10. The Killing (2007-2012)
Taking place in Denmark, “The Killing” is centered around one murder that spawns three very intricate and well-detailed plot lines. Running for 20 episodes, this thrilling murder mystery captured people’s attention so effectively during the first season that instead of being split into two separate seasons with a year-long gap in the middle, its conclusion was advanced by six months in order to keep the viewers happy and interested.
9. Blackadder (1983-1989)
Initially this show was quite expensive to make thanks to its many extravagancies. In fact, it was slated for the chop right up until its creators agreed to turn it into a studio-bound production. After this “Blackadder” became quite popular as well thanks in part to its well-constructed humor and some masterful acting from one of the famous and highest paid Tv actors Rowan Atkinson, whom most people would know from his more comedic performances such as “Mr. Bean”. Along with several other co-stars and guests that rolled through the show, “Blackadder” was a splendid mix of humor, compassion, and formulaic brilliance.
8. Oz (1997-2003)
Before “Orange Is The New Black” came along, “Oz” was a look at prison life through a much darker and more realistic lens. Taking place in the Oswald State Correctional Facility, the group of character that are the prime focus of the story are shown to come from different walks of life and subjected to horrifying traumas on a constant basis. Anyone who hasn’t felt their pulse begin to increase during the watching of the show hasn’t been paying attention to the characters or the horrific conditions that they are put through. Despite its charm and allure at times, “Oz” is without a doubt one of the more disturbing shows on this list.
7. Game of Thrones (2011-present)
Despite its grandeur and epic scale, there was only one path that “Game of Thrones” could have possibly taken when being translated from the pages laid down by its creator, George R.R. Martin. With the lessened restrictions and bigger budget offered by HBO there is no wonder why this show has taken off in the way it has. Filled to the brim with death, sex, gore, betrayal, and a grim, dark sense of humor to go along with it, “Game of Thrones” became an instant fan favorite once it was adapted to the screen. While the books might be a bit wordy at times, the transition to TV thus far has shown that people fully enjoy the action that lies within the words.
6. Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009)
Re-imagining and reboots have become the standard for much of what Hollywood churns out now, though every now and then a true gem is discovered. In the case of the rebooted “Battlestar Galactica” fans of the original series that ran in the late 1970s were quite grateful to be given a new look into an instant favorite that had not been seen in three decades. While sticking to the original story for much of the series, the reboot offered fans a great deal more than the best Tv technology available during the original show could have imagined. This is one of the Top 10 Most Popular Best Fiction TV Series of All Time till 2017.
5. Friends (1994-2004)
This show comes in as one of the most watched tv shows of all time without a doubt. Even more than a decade after its final episode most people that are asked about it can at least hum a few bars of the opening song and even name a few of the core characters. Having enjoyed a decade-long run, “Friends” is about as perfect a sitcom as one can find in this generation or any other. The characters, though over the top and sometimes a bit unbelievable, are still well-liked and are idolized and even looked up to in several ways. Even during its hard times this show found a way to connect with its fan base and keep viewers entertained.
4. The Simpsons (1989-present)
When a show runs this long it is safe to state that it is a favorite among most if not all viewers. Despite its rocky start and the continual opposition, it has seen during the years, “The Simpsons” has eventually won over many of its original detractors and gone on to achieve success in its ratings, merchandising, and even its own full-length movie. As one of the few remaining shows that have spawned a new generation of humor and gimmickry, “The Simpsons” stands as one of the television giants that seems to have no plans to go away any time soon.
3. The West Wing (1996-2006)
There was a definite market for actors seeking to make a cameo or a walk-on role their break back into the big leagues, and “The West Wing” was no exception. This smart, masterfully-crafted political drama offered up a tactful and engaging dialogue and even showed some insightful and funny moments that are still remembered to this day. After a brief downturn in its fourth season it came back with a surprising number of character changes to its format and the roles of its characters that shook the entire landscape. Thankfully the writers and creators were able to conspire to create a pleasing conclusion that left viewers feeling good about the direction that had been taken.
2. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
Despite being one of the shows on this list that has the shortest running times, “Breaking Bad” is one of the many that will be remembered for a long time to come. The premise of the show, which is in fact the plight of a man seeking to protect his family financially, brings up a great deal of morality and how far one will go to protect those they love. The story of Walter and Jesse is one that begins with the practical nature of the premise and swiftly becomes a back and forth battle of wills and survival that sees the main characters explore their inner depths to a degree that breaks them at times and strengthens them at others. As their actions take them down different roads it is safe to state that viewers were forced to make a choice as to whether Jesse and Walter were the devils they were made out to be just men who were forced to make hard, and sometimes fatal choices.
1. The Wire (2002-2008)
Even nearly a decade after the show ended, “The Wire” still retains the crown as the number one TV series of all time. This landmark crime drama set the pace for many shows that came after, and even gained the attention of people in such a manner that it was spoken of in many a work setting and home amongst friends. With a flawless cast, the absence of procedural tropes, and its wide span of characters and world-building situations, “The Wire” presented a world where no one was a true saint, but no one was a true, stone-cold villain either. Despite this it still remains in the top spot for its dark humor and impressive, emotional-laden drama. This is one among the Best Fiction TV Series of All Time till 2017.