These are only including TV series that I've seen most or all of. I'm sure there are others like The Wire or The Sopranos that I'll watch in the future and consider putting in the list but for now these are my choices.
  1. Saturday Night Live
    The show has been going on for over 40 years at this point, which means there's a ton of variety and I won't get bored. Also, it's extremely funny, even if some of the earlier episodes are outdated. In short, if I'm trapped on a desert island I want to be entertained for a pretty long time.
  2. Breaking Bad
    This is the greatest TV show that has ever been made save Band of Brothers, which I didn't include because it's too dark and too short. Breaking Bad illustrates perfectly the following: AMAZING acting, resolution to plot holes, a genuinely shocking, on-the-edge-of-your-seat storyline, and a host of likable and severely UNlikable characters who are always fun to watch. What's not to like?
  3. Game of Thrones
    Okay, it's as if Peter Jackson and...well...Peter Jackson got together and had a baby. This show is obviously reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, but part of the reason it is so great is because of how well detailed it is, the exemplary acting, the shocking while interesting plot, and Sean Bean of course! This show is amazing and deserves a spot on any top TV list
  4. Family Guy
    Okay, I included this one just because there are 12 or 13 seasons at this point so I won't get bored, and also because it's lighthearted and ceaselessly hilarious, and it'll help to keep my spirits up while eternally stranded on an island in the ocean. While some of the earlier episodes may contain outdated political and cultural humor and bad animation, it's easy to disregard those when looking at this series as a whole.
  5. Arrested Development
    The show that inspired Modern Family can only be described as great. Each actor has their own character who they portray perfectly (and unfortunately are being typecast based on this by now): Jason Bateman as the simply good, hardworking man, Michael Cera as the awkward man-child, Will Arnett as the goofy, comic relief supporting character. The show is legendary because it created a new type of television, is funny as heck, and can be rewatched without getting annoying