42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon’s supernatural action drama was more than just a cult favorite, enjoying strong ratings throughout all seven seasons and generating just as much interest from academics and scholars as it did from fans.
Smart, funny, self-aware and more than happy to subvert expectations, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a breath of fresh air when it first hit the airwaves in 1997, and maintained a high level of quality even as the narrative became more and more outlandish.
The show still has a huge dedicated following, and streaming services have only seen the show’s fanbase increase over the last seventeen years.