Mostly comedies cause that's what I watch the most : how to be on that list ? I remember you well, the pilot hooked me to the show right away (whereas usually I need to watch ~3 episodes) and basically your pilot just pop in my head while making that list. Therefor I might forget some major ones
  1. How I met your mother
    I think it may even be the best one ! everything is here in 20 minutes : the cliffhanger with the "that's how I met aunt Robin", Barney catchphrases that will stay forever and Marshal and Lily being the best couple on earth ! (So it's very ironic to think they also win worst finale award)
  2. Friends
    Rachel entrance is the best entrance and she comes and everything starts : a glimpse of Ross and Rachel included. But mostly just the "freshness" of them all won our heart FOREVER
  3. Mindy project
    Ô Mindy, you had me at "I'm Sandra Bullock"
  4. Desperate Housewives
    I feel like we're forgetting how much This show changed the tv industry ! And the pilot is a big part of that !
  5. Modern Family
    See in description when I say I remember you well : well I was thinking of that Phil introduction quote that was just perfect
  6. Veronica Mars
    Instant marshmallow
  7. Mr Robot
    So much ♥️. Watch it if you haven't seen it.
    Suggested by   @DawnCloud
  8. Happy Endings
    Suggested by   @franksars
  9. The West Wing
    It brilliantly does everything a pilot should do - listen to The West Wing Weekly podcast for more analysis - but not you, @Lisa_Fav, first you have to watch it
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Suggested by   @franksars
  11. Fargo
    Unbelievably good acting, cinematography, writing 🙌🏾 plus it was filmed around my hometown which is 🆒
    Suggested by   @sabrinakristine
  12. The IT Crowd
    Suggested by   @franksars
  13. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Hits its stride right from the start
    Suggested by   @theranman
  14. Sex and the City
    Hooked from day 1 ..Ab-so-Fuckin-lutely!
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  15. Breaking Bad
    I'm not in love with this show quite as 100% as most everyone else seems to be but don't get me wrong it's a top five show. I don't know if the first episode is technically a pilot or not but nonetheless just the first five minutes of it are some of the best television ever made.
    Suggested by   @wmf
  16. My Mad Fat Diary
    Worked it's way into my heart right off the bat. Rae is funny, and kind, and selfish, and everything you haven't seen on television before. If you wanna feel intense, real emotions I recommend this. Also, the show features an incredible '90s Brit pop soundtrack.
    Suggested by   @alanarogerrrrs
  17. The X-Files
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  18. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    "The Gang Gets Racist" sets up the tone of the show perfectly right out the gate.
    Suggested by   @Beezus
  19. Friday Night Lights
    It plays like a movie while perfectly setting up the characters and dynamics. They fit so much into 45 minutes and set the tone for the whole series.
    Suggested by   @mattan
  20. Broad City
    The pilot did a great job of establishing the characters while still providing nonstop laughs to get the watcher hooked.
    Suggested by   @itsamaya
  21. Twin Peaks
    Perfect. Sets up the show brilliantly.
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  22. MAD MEN
    The end-all, be-all of modern drama pilots!
    Suggested by   @angusisley
  23. Leo
    Suggested by   @aus10
  24. Cheers
    The Cheers pilot is a perfect pilot.
    Suggested by   @mlh
  25. My So Called Life!
    Suggested by   @J_Mo
  26. Lost
    Just so good.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  27. Oh wait how could I forget: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency!!
    SO GREAT- it's a movie, really
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  28. Psych
    Right away I knew. This was a show I was going to fall in crazy love with.
    Suggested by   @emilyefrost