100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

From time-capsule sitcoms to cutting-edge Peak-TV dramas — the definitive ranking of the game-changing small-screen classics

98. 'The Golden Girls'

1985-92
Four sassy seniors share a party pad in Miami, where they romance the local gentlemen and share cheesecake on the lanai. All four Girls brought something special: Bea Arthur as cynical Dorothy, Betty White as sweet-but-stupid Rose, Rue McClanahan as sex bomb Blanche ("I'm jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo"), and Estelle Getty as the Sicilian avenging angel Sophia Petrillo, who summed it all up: "Sluts just heal quicker." 

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