50 Greatest TV shows ever made

Spanning seven decades and every genre under the sun, this is TV’s best of the best.

3. The Sopranos

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The argument could be made that no single TV show has had as much of an impact on the small screen as The Sopranos, which reinvented the way television was embraced, adopted and created as an art-form.

Ambitious storytelling, complex characters and intricately woven narratives are commonplace these days, but David Chase’s six-season epic set the bar that very few manage to reach never mind exceed.

It also went a long way to establishing HBO as the go-to place for prestige dramas, as the Soprano family saga unfolded in spectacular fashion from the opening frame to the divisive ending, and the show’s legacy is so vast that the finale is still being discussed thirteen years later.