While searching for a new series to watch can often be a drag, Business Insider has taken a load off your hands with this top 50 list of critically acclaimed television shows.

Naturally, TV series that combine innovative plots, killer scripts and great acting can go on to produce several great and memorable moments. In that regard, it's easy to see why the likes of Breaking Bad and The Wire consistently top the list.

Using Metacritic’s data to complete the shortlist, Business Insider has also included standout seasons and episodes from each program for you to look out for. If you're still on the hunt for a new series this year, check out the top 15 below and be sure to visit Business Insider for the full list.

1. Breaking Bad, Season 5 2. Rectify, Season 4 3. Murder One, Season 1 4. The Larry Sanders Show, Season 4 5. The Larry Sanders Show, Season 6 6. The Wire, Season 4 7. The Wire, Season 3 8. The Leftovers, Season 3 9. The Office (UK), Season 1 10. The Office (UK), Season 3 11. The Sopranos, Season 3 12. The Sopranos, Season 2 13. The Larry Sanders Show, Season 5 14. O.J.: Made in America, Season 1 15. Breaking Bad, Season 4

What do you think of the list so far? Let us know in the comments section following if you feel a show has been snubbed for its position.

In other news, check out these Oscar-nominated films you can now stream at home.

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