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

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25. 'Veep'

2012-Present
Julia Louis-Dreyfus presides over the Oval Office in HBO's political satire, still getting more horrifyingly brilliant with each season. Her President Selina Meyer is one of the truly great monsters in TV history, a politician you can count on to say things like "You're gonna cancel this recount like Anne Frank's bat mitzvah." Each episode is a warp-speed blast of insults, many aimed at Timothy Simons' delectably loathsome aide, Jonah. ("How am I doing? Eating so much pussy I'm shitting clits, son.") Veep's peak for sheer gall might be the "Testimony" episode, a frantic half-hour when almost every line of dialogue is perjury. Four more years, please.

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