My Favourite TV Series (I may have missed some!)
SERIES
Out
of 100
YEARS
COUNTRY
NET
FLIX?
GENRE
COMMENT
"The Kominsky Method" 90
18-21
U.S.A.
YES
drama
moving portrayal of ageing years in a Hollywod scenario - Michael Douglas is just brilliant
"Anne with an e"
200
17-19
Canada
YES
coming
of age
sublime beyond words - just stunning
"Chicago P.D."
85
14-??
U.S.A.
police
superb all round
"When Calls The Heart"
90
14-??
Canada
YES
historical
brilliant historical reconstruction
"Homeland" (until death of Brody)
99
11-20
U.S.A.
YES
CIA
quite stunning - even mesmerising - from Claire Danes
"Murder in Paradise" (to Chris Marshall only)
99
11-17
Britain
police
great fun, brilliant and original
"Chicago Fire"
95
10-??
U.S.A.
fire
best in its genre
"Heartland"
99
07-??
Canada
YES
sitcom
a few weak plotlines, otherwise awesome
"Life"
99
07.09
U.S.A.
 
police
cult series - highly original and brilliant
"House"
95
04-12
U.S.A.
 
medicine
highly original and compulsive viewing
"NCIS" (the original)
90
03-??
U.S.A.
police
consistently watchable
"The Inspector Lynley Mysteries"
95
01-08
Britain
police
original - compulsive watching
"Montalbano"
100
99-??
Italy
 
police
highly original, brilliant, fantastic setting
"The West Wing"
100
99-06
U.S.A.
 
politics
nothing better in this genre
"Hornblower"
100
98-03
Britain
 
seafaring
stunning depiction of the Age of Fighting Sail
"Jonathan Creek"
99
97-16
Britain
 
police
hyper-original - fascinating
"Dalziel and Pascoe"
90
96-07
Britain
 
police
Warren Clarke had a commanding screen presence - the series had some great stories
"Cadfael"
99
94-98
Britain
 
police
amazing reproduction of Middle-Ages England

"A Touch of Frost"

85
92-10
Britain
 
police
the wonderul David Jason again
"Heartbeat"
70
92-10
Britain
 
sitcom
consistently watchable
"Yes, Prime Minister"
100
86-87
Britain
 
politics
best political satire ever?
"Sherlock Holmes" (Jeremy Brett version)
95
84-94
Britain
 
police
the best Holmes by far - thank you Jeremy Brett
"Yes, Minister"
100
80-84
Britain
 
politics
best political satire ever?
"Only Fools & Horses"
100
81-03
Britain
 
sitcom
nothing comes close in quality & longevity
"Hill Street Blues"
80
81-87
U.S.A.
 
police
ground-breaking
"Midsomer Murders" (ONLY with John Nettles) 100
77-11
Britain
 
police
great fun, very original, brilliant productions
"Fawlty Towers"
100
75-79
Britain
 
sitcom
THE best sitcom ever?

"Rising Damp"

100
74-78
Britain
 
sitcom
one of best sitcom comedies ever
"Kojak"
90
73-78
U.S.A.
 
police
Telly Savalas was born for this role - just brilliant, and it stands the test of time well
"Colombo"
100
71-78
U.S.A.
 
police
unique, brilliant, original - R.I.P. Peter Falk
"Dad's Army"
100
68-77
Britain
 
sitcom
unique, iconic, brilliant
"Star Trek" (original series only) 99
65-69
U.S.A.
 
sci-fi
unique, iconic, brilliant
"The Buccaneers"
90
56-57
Britain
 
seafaring
great fun, and brilliant for its time

"The Adventures of Robin Hood"

90
55-60
Britain
 
adventure
Robin Hood - a Man For All Seasons, my hero