Two British shows appear in Rotten Tomatoes’ top 25 of the last 25 years

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Breaking Bad may have snagged the top spot, but let’s give a thunderous cheer for the homegrown British heroes who have stormed their way into Rotten Tomatoes’ top 25 list of the greatest TV shows of the past 25 years! That’s right, two of our very own gems, with “Fleabag”, in 11th place and “Ted Lasso,” in 12th place. Both have rightfully secured their places in this esteemed lineup.

First up, let’s talk about “Fleabag.” This fearless and feisty series burst onto the scene with a bang, captivating audiences far and wide. Created and flawlessly performed by the multi-talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the turbulent life of an unnamed woman in London. Armed with her razor-sharp wit and sassy attitude, Fleabag draws us into her world, where hilarity and heartache go hand in hand.

As she breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the audience, we become her confidants, privy to her innermost thoughts and secrets. “Fleabag” fearlessly delves into themes of love, loss, grief, and identity, weaving a tapestry of emotions that leaves us laughing through tears. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s incredibly relatable, making it an absolute triumph in the eyes of critics and fans alike.

Fleabag made 11th place Rotten Tomatoes top 25 list

Now, let’s give a standing ovation to “Ted Lasso.” This heartwarming tale of unyielding optimism and infectious positivity has stolen the hearts of viewers everywhere. Played to perfection by the incomparable Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso is an American football coach who finds himself in the most unlikely of roles – as the manager of a struggling British football team, AFC Richmond.

Despite his lack of experience in the sport, Ted’s unwavering belief in the power of kindness and teamwork transforms not just the team but the entire community around him. “Ted Lasso” serves up a delightful blend of charming humour and genuine emotional moments, celebrating the strength of compassion, friendship, and resilience.

Both “Fleabag” and “Ted Lasso” have proven that when it comes to television brilliance, the Brits have got it covered. Their authentic storytelling, stellar performances, and unapologetic approach to life’s complexities have struck a chord with audiences worldwide.

While “Breaking Bad” rightly took the crown as the ultimate TV show of the past 25 years, it’s unsurprising to see other outstanding series like “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Mad Men,” and “Succession” completing the top five. These shows, born on American soil, have also left an indelible mark on television history, showcasing the power of compelling narratives and unforgettable characters.

So, let’s say a big well done to “Fleabag” and “Ted Lasso” for making us laugh, cry, and make us Brits feel proud. They’ve proven that when it comes to comedy, the British still have it,

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