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    May 17, 2020

    28 People Shared What They Consider To Be The Single Greatest Season Of Television

    The GOATs of TV seasons.

    Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the single greatest season of television they've ever seen. Here were some of the results.

    1. Season 2 of Fleabag (THE MOST MENTIONED)

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    "It just doesn’t compete. Brilliant writing and acting. It’s something you can watch over and over and find little things, quirks, moments, and lines you missed the first times."

    kaitym4acf0a49c

    2. Season 1 of True Detective (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "It's single-handedly the greatest season of television to date. The acting, the writing, the directing, are all on the top of their game. It also has one of the best villains of all time, who is barely on screen but makes your blood run cold."

    parkerdgray

    3. Season 1 of Watchmen (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "It ended up being the only season, but it was so well put together and didn't leave any loose ends. It's very thought-provoking."

    sxh7316

    4. Season 1 of Twin Peaks

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    "Those first three episodes slay me every time. It's so dreamlike but real feeling at the same time."

    austintexas33

    5. Season 1 of Heroes

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    "Every character was so well developed and the plot was just amazing."

    aeriawitch87

    6. Season 2 of The Leftovers

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    "It tore me apart on every level. Emotionally, it used up everything I had and then filled me up again. Visually, I was mesmerized by what I was seeing. Most of all, it challenged me mentally in a way that no show had done before. It combined philosophy, nihilism, religion, grief and mystery in such a beautifully weird way. Do yourselves a favor and watch it."

    martinr4a97fe0d0

    7. Season 5 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "It's a masterpiece. The most glorious season of the most glorious show of all time. It has love, compassion, and it's so fucking funny."

    tigresssss13

    8. Season 5 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    "So many iconic episodes in one season! I mean, Kitten Mittens, the D.E.N.N.I.S system, Flipadelphia, and milk steak all in one season."

    isapontmercy

    9. Season 1 of LOST (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "I can still feel the chills of the unknown. An absolute masterpiece."

    jenzap

    10. Season 1 of Sweet/Vicious

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    "It's only one season because sadly, it got canceled. The show is about two college girls who become vigilantes because their school doesn't do anything for sexual assault reports, so they take matters into their own hands. It tackles a serious subject, but it's also really funny, and smart, and has a lot of heart. There is a little cliffhanger (which will never get resolved), but all in all, the season wraps up nicely and the ending is SO satisfying. I will say, if sexual assault is a trigger for you, parts of this show might be hard to watch."

    ktk8895

    11. Season 1 of The Good Place (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "Pitch perfect writing and acting, great characters, and one hell of a twist ending."

    spam33

    12. Season 4 of Mr. Robot

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    "It's the final season and it's an emotional roller coaster."

    tanyam44ab2253d

    13. Season 3 of The X-Files

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    "It has so many great standalone episodes."

    laurielinette

    14. Season 1 of Arrested Development

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    "The amount of jokes layered in is crazy. There are even ones you have to pause to see."

    matthewschonmorgan

    15. Season 1 of Prison Break

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    "It was the most beautifully executed season in TV history. So entertaining."

    nadjaaa

    16. Season 2 of Alias

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    "So much goes down and there is never a boring moment. It’s also when Sydney Bristow is at her most badass."

    elizawithaz

    17. Season 1 of Riverdale

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    "It's absolutely amazing, but the other seasons after are just okay. The cast is amazing and I could not imagine anyone else playing the roles."

    shiningstar8924

    18. Season 6 of Game of Thrones (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "Every character’s storyline is captivating, where in other seasons sometimes it feels dragged on. I don’t think you can get much better than the Battle of the Bastards, Bran seeing the truth of the past, Cersei taking back control over the Red Sparrow, Arya's journey, and Daenerys setting sail to Westeros all in one season!"

    bbeavin123

    19. Season 8 of One Tree Hill

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    "I loved how it showed the adult lives of the characters that we had been introduced to during their high school years."

    danidani22

    20. Season 1 of Survivor

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    "It was so original. It changed television and paved the way for reality TV."

    janeto4c6af3ca5

    21. Season 1 of Breaking Bad

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    "It's the best season of the show. Pacing is great, the plot is interesting, and it keeps you engaged at every moment."

    brunchman2000

    22. Season 1 of American Horror Story

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    "Some of the other seasons are awesome but I feel like I could watch Murder House for the rest of my life and not get bored of it. The characters are especially well written — I don’t know if I should love them or hate them because they’re so complex. It’s heart-wrenching and terrifying at the same time, I love it.

    micaaffernandez

    23. Season 4 of Castle

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    "Unbearably incredible sexual tension, and some of the most entertaining murder cases."

    djsnazzysandwich

    24. Season 4 of Dexter (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "John Lithgow's performance was absolutely perfect and convincing, and I am so excited when I get to it every year during my annual Dexter rewatch."

    kristenannew

    25. Season 1 of Haunting of Hill House

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    "What a perfect blend of horror and a grieving family. It was an emotional sucker punch with a genuinely effective scare factor. When I think of a masterpiece season, that one always comes to mind."

    mysteria19

    26. Season 5 of Angel

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    "Spike is easily the best character in the franchise and his banter with Angel was 11/10. The last episode crushed me, but it was a work of genius."

    anyarosem16

    27. Season 1 of Big Little Lies (MULTIPLE PEOPLE MENTIONED)

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    "I get the chills every time I hear 'Cold Little Hearts.'"

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    28. The miniseries Chernobyl

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    "It was as close to perfect as you can get — understated and respectful of the tragedy at the same time as fully engrossing, paced brilliantly, soundtrack top-notch, acting incredible."

    caitlinjroberts

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