It was hard to compile a list of just 10 shows, so made it 11. However, just remember I am only 31 so there are a lot of great classic shows that I have never seen. The oldest show on here started in 1985. There are many shows on the premium cable shows that I never saw. Also, these are all programs that have had ended their runs, except for two but they have been on so long, and in my opinion so great, I have to put them on the list. There are some great shows on now but I feel I cannot write about them until they have a final episode because there have been some great ones that ended with not so great finales (Lost, The Sopranos). Finally, these are in no particular order except for number one. It will always be my number 1!
1. SIX FEET UNDER (HBO 2001-2005)
2. FRIENDS (NBC 1994-2004)
3. ER (NBC 1994-2009)
A young George Clooney has to dive into a flooded storm drain to save a boy, helicopters fall from the roof and onto doctors who also get their arms sliced off by their blades, interns are stabbed to death, rocket launchers are set off and blow up ambulances, and gun fights with machine guns are just a sample of the peril that went on for 254 episodes.
4. ROSEANNE (ABC 1988-1997)
5. MEDIUM (NBC 2005-2010, CBS 2010-2011)
6. THE GOLDEN GIRLS (NBC 1985-1992)