TV Tinsel: Here they are, my 10 favorite TV shows of all time | app

Each year, when the Emmy nominations are announced, they not only bring to mind worthy shows from this year, but those from the past as well. As a television critic, you have to see the good, the bad and the ugly. But sometimes you come across something great. And when that happens, you realize the power of this little illuminated box to thrill and inspire.

So, I’ve found my 10 favorite TV shows of all time. These are all personal choices and are based on this criterion: Was this a show I couldn’t WAIT for the next episode? Dozens of TV shows from the past have proven exemplary, and narrowing them down to 10 is an agonizing task. At the end of the list, I would like to hear your choices. So, in no particular order, here are my 10 favorites:

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