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Top TV shows of all time

You pretty much already know what your favorite TV show is, isn't it? These TV shows are our all-time stress busters from literally anything and everything in our lives. According to statistics, on average, a person spends more than 4 hours watching Television everyday…. WOW! 

However, all those who binge-watch may argue because they are truly professionals at finishing an entire season within a night or two. Watching TV shows, not only helps us get entertained, but there are several factors behind a person's improvement mentally and psychologically. Several Tv shows have influenced and positively inspired young teenagers and adults. It can leave a positive influence on your mind alone with personal growth and emancipation. 

A few of the TV shows that left a huge impact on TV enthusiasts are:

1) F.R.I.E.N.D.S

FRIENDS is one of the greatest TV shows of all time and a massively popular American sitcom. This was a show that showcased how 6 city buddies could come together as a family. They were able to mix silliness with seriousness and bring out the humor all the time. There are so many people that love the show to such an extent that they would re-watch it over and over again a million times. It has hugely inspired several people and we will discuss how: This show is considered to be one of the earliest shows in Hollywood that involved an episode that portrayed LGBTQ. Even though the Lesbian marriage scene only lasted for like 60 seconds, it was said that the show still took up the initiative to portray something really sensitive in a conservative time like 1996. Friendship-  the level of commitment and love that each of those six characters portrayed in the show influenced a lot of people. It was mainly because as years kept passing by, an aspirational relationship like the group did not exist within ourselves since face-to-face interactions were replaced with digital communications. The most important factor about the show was Love. How the six main characters, totally different from each other with their own set of personalities seemed to work so effortlessly together. This show raised the bar. 

2) The Simpsons

"Matt Groening’s iconic animated series turned hyper-referentiality into an art form, regularly packing in throwaway references to high and low culture right from the start," This show is a pure form of humor that touched a lot of people's hearts. The show focused on building relationships and the Simpsons themselves were believable enough to love. Even though the show uses several old-school references about old movies in Hollywood and whatnot- it is still widely enjoyed by several audiences around the world. Simpsons was set to emerge as the longest-running sitcom in America. The show gave out a great representation of American families across the world. It has several instances of a satirical genre as well. The show got successful because people could relate themselves to the characters in the show along with the mind-blowing humor that has evoked interest all over the world and in people of all ages. This show will always be a positive influence for anyone with the wit to pick up the deeper meanings hiding behind the sarcasm. 

 3) Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones one of the most highly acclaimed shows of all time is a violent and beautifully crafted drama series. Unlike most fiction TV series, Game of Thrones is an American epic fantasy that symbolizes the myths of power, aristocracy, and money. It is one of the most popular contemporary television shows that describes a complex nuance of morality and becomes completely a portion of the collective consciousness in American society. All bookworms would probably know that another popular reason why Game of Thrones became this successful was because it was based on one of the top-selling novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire” which was written by the author George R.R Martin. This show reflects upon society through the reality of social, political, and economic lives. This show can have a positive impact on all those people who believe in a change. This show will transform our society into a critical sense and motivate people for a cultural revolution where morality and action will reflect each other. 

4) The OFFICE 

The office is another masterpiece that focuses on relationships and bonding in between each other. This show used a new language for telling stories and explaining characters. Micheal Scott the more loveable character in the show, even though he was ridiculous, silly, and inappropriate sometimes, he was also sympathetic and when his heart broke, so did the audiences. The show showcased the office of the great Dunder Mifflin and how much each of the employees mattered to each other. The number of pranks and fights between the employees was what caught the audience to laugh over the show's jokes itself. The show impacted its audiences by bringing the hard reality to the workplace. The Office was in the tradition of workplace comedies that are about “surrogate families”–its big stories were about friendship, personal challenges, romance. But to its credit, it never forgot that, in the end, sometimes a job was just a job.

5) Grey’s Anatomy 

The show involved the lives of several medical interns, residents, and a fictional hospital named the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. This is one of the longest-running dramas in television history and also one of the most influential. The show had several pros and cons within itself, several doctors stated that few visuals from the show were misinforming people about medical practices. However, the show had a connection between real life and television medicine. Doctors feared if the show would mislead viewers regarding basic medical practices. Moreover, the show inspired several people about how to deal with difficulties and fatalistic views. 

It has well-rounded characters, unique and interesting storylines, amazing actors and actresses, awesome music, and good direction. The show teaches us all lessons and brings out an emotion that no other show is able to do.