'The Wire' is the greatest show of 21st century: Survey

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 21, 2021, 01:59 PM(IST)

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy, 'Fleabag' ranked fourth in the list, while  sci-fi epic 'Game of Thrones' came fifth. 

TV experts from across the world have helped BBC Culture put together a list of the 100 greatest TV shows of the 21st century. In a poll conducted by the broadcasting giant-- comprised of 206 TV experts from 43 different countries--it was David Simon’s crime drama 'The Wire' that took home the top spot. 

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However, the second spot was given to Matthew Weiner’s 'Mad Men', and crime saga 'Breaking Bad' took the third position.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy, 'Fleabag' ranked fourth in the list, while  sci-fi epic 'Game of Thrones' came fifth. 

The list also features several trending shows such as 'Succession', Larry David’s 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and of course, 'The Crown'.

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Additionally, limited series like 'I May Destroy You', 'Watchmen', 'Chernobyl' and Twin Peaks: The Return' were also mentioned in the list. 


Three of writer Damon Lindelof's  shows featured on the list, namely: 'Lost', 'The Leftovers' and 'Watchmen'.

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