Father Ted voted as one of the top 25 TV shows of the last 25 years 6 years ago

Father Ted voted as one of the top 25 TV shows of the last 25 years

A great bunch of lads.

Father Ted has deservedly acquired reverential status in Ireland over the years but it seems that the love and respect for one of the greatest sitcoms of all time extends far beyond our borders.

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This week, internet movie and TV bible IMDB published a list of the top 25 TV shows by year from 1990 to 2014 and it would fill any Irish person with pride to see Father Ted up there with the likes of True Detective, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire and The Sopranos.

The list was compiled using all-time user ratings averages, with Ted commanding an impressive rating of 8.7 based on the reviews of just over 23,000 IMDB users over the years.

We think a speech is in order.

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IMDB Top 25 TV shows by user rating from the last 25 years

  1. True Detective
  2. Rick and Morty
  3. Gravity Falls
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Sherlock
  6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  7. Breaking Bad
  8. Flight of the Conchords
  9. Death Note
  10. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  11. House M.D.
  12. Arrested Development
  13. The Wire
  14. Six Feet Under
  15. Coupling
  16. The Sopranos
  17. Cowboy Bebop
  18. Oz
  19. Dragon Ball Z
  20. FATHER TED
  21. Friends
  22. The X-Files
  23. Batman: The Animated Series
  24. The Adventures of Tintin
  25. Twin Peaks