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What's the best show on TV: Lost, 24, or Mad Men?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 18th 2009 3:02PM
Mad MenAre Lost and 24 really the two best shows on TV right now? (A twenty second pause while you're thinking about that.)

Welcome back! I would definitely put Lost in the "best" category. I don't know if it's the best, but it's certainly in the top 5. I can't speak for 24 because I haven't seen that much of it (though I take fans' word for it). But USA Today's Robert Bianco says that Lost and 24 are the two best shows on TV.

Um, Mad Men, anyone?

Of course, we can debate here all day long about what's "best" and what's "favorite." I'm sure we can all agree that all three of these shows are good and it probably doesn't matter which is better than the other. I just find it a little interesting that Lost and 24 are mentioned as being the best without even mentioning AMC's Mad Men. Or 30 Rock for that matter. He doesn't say that Lost and 24 are the best dramas, he says best show period.

After the jump, let us know what you think is the best of these three shows. Or if you have another show that you want to nominate. And no you can't say Sober House.

What's the best show on TV?
Lost1511 (28.7%)
242878 (54.6%)
Mad Men510 (9.7%)
Other (say in comments)370 (7.0%)

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Pat

Breaking Bad hands down.

Has won a copious amount of awards, even Stephen King says its his fav. scripted show.

I haven't found something more like a movie in quality on TV ever.

May 14 2009 at 2:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
namar

Best Shows On Tv Are:
1. LOST [no show in history has even marginally achieved what LOST is doing right now. It is rewriting the rules television medium as we know it]

2. LOST

3. LOST

4. Mad Men

5. Dexter

6. 30 Rock


April 15 2009 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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namar

forgot

Friday Night Lights

and

BSG...

April 15 2009 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
adityase

The best show on television right now is BREAKING BAD.

April 08 2009 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lac

Lost is the best of those three.
BSG is my write-in vote :)

April 07 2009 at 5:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kazz

if you haven't seen that much of "24" then why did you even write this article?

April 06 2009 at 11:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Poetic_line

Bones is the best. Great characters that evolve and the chemistry of David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel that drive us to the edge of madness rooting for them to get together.

Great humor too and wonderful emotions evoked in a character driven crime drama

April 06 2009 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scott.wilson

Its obvious from this that 24 is the best show, its been on TV for 8 years and to this day has won more awards than the others on that list and recently its 7th season has blown Lost away in the ratings (7th season average is 2 million higher than Losts 11 million average) so its clear, when it comes to TV, 24 is the best.

April 03 2009 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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namar

actually, LOST is the most watched show in the world and LOST has been streamed online at abc.com over 35 million times... [that's a record sir]

April 15 2009 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
IGNACIO

24 IS THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION
ITS MY LIFE♥

REGARDS FROM ARGENTINA:)

April 02 2009 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

I am always a big fan of Lost (and Heroes) until I started watching 24 lately. No doubt 24 is the best show on tv.

April 01 2009 at 4:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sushanth shetty

The best is 24...................

then is dexter & Prison break

Lost is boring..... the first 2 seasons were good.

March 31 2009 at 7:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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