Twitter Votes Breaking Bad the Best Show of the 21st Century

The early 21st century was something of a golden age of television. The Sopranos ushered in an era of prestige TV that just kept delivering great show after great show. Depending on how you look at it, the golden era ended when Game of Thrones wrapped last year, but no matter how you feel about shows that are currently airing, there’s a strong collection of shows from the first two decades of this century that can lay claim to “Best Show Ever” status.

LadBible asked people to vote for their favorite.

In a competition that played out over a series of tweets, LadBible posted a variety of polls asking people to vote for the greatest TV show of the 21st century. They did not include The Sopranos, the Godfather (sorry) of modern television because the series debuted in 1999.

The shows that were included in the polls included Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, The Wire, Black Mirror, and The Office (UK and US).

Here’s how it played out:

What is the greatest TV show of the 21st century? Semi-Final 1

— LADbible (@ladbible) July 29, 2020

Game of Thrones dominated the first semi-final, with The Office series somehow combining, and somehow overcoming The Wire, my personal pick for Greatest TV Show of All-Time.

The second semi-final set-up a formidable competitor for GoT:

What is the greatest TV show of the 21st century? Semi-Final 2

— LADbible (@ladbible) July 29, 2020

No big surprise there, unless you count the fact that Mad Men finished behind two shows that shouldn’t even be in this competition. The finals featured a fantasy epic that saved its worst for last and a crime saga that got better every season and culminated in a murderer’s row of final episodes.

Over 11,000 people voted for the winner, and still, the outcome was tight, as befits these two amazing shows:

What is the greatest TV show of the 21st century? Final

— LADbible (@ladbible) July 29, 2020

There you have it. Breaking Bad is the Greatest TV Show of the 21st Century, as voted on by readers of LadBible, a UK publication. Do you agree? What shows did they miss?

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