List of Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite TV Shows of all Time

List of Quentin Tarantino's Favorite TV Shows of all Time

One of the greatest film enthusiasts in history is, without a doubt, Quentin Tarantino. He has advocated various programs from various historical eras in interviews and speeches over the years. Of course, he also watches TV programs in all of their varieties.

After Quentin Tarantino departs, his legacy will go beyond his films’ influence on American cinematic traditions. Many western audiences have been introduced to foreign treasures that they would not have found without Tarantino’s appreciation of international cinema and film history.

The list is way too long, but we have shortened it to ten Shows that he most preferred:


One of the pillars of Quentin Tarantino’s enduring affection for the genre is this western TV series, which lasted from 1955 until 1975. Over the years, Tarantino has given him countless tributes. The Hateful Eight’s Marquis Warren, played by Samuel L. Jackson, is named after Gunsmoke creator Charles Marquis Warren. Similar to how Burt Reynolds, one of the series’ stars, was chosen by Tarantino to play Randy in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Kurt Russell finally won the part). But Reynolds passed away before production started.


Tarantino wrote to the show’s creators, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, to express his love for it. Damian Lewis, one of the series’ stars, was also chosen by the director to play Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Speed ​​Racer 

One of the first to gain a sizable following in the United States was this well-known anime from the 1960s. In the middle of the 1990s, Tarantino also explored helming a live-action movie. He said that JJ Abrams’ script, which was being used as the basis for the movie, was being tried by producer Richard Donner. According to the director, the script was better than the Wachowskis’ 2008 rendition of Speed Racer.

The Queen’s Gambit 

Quentin Tarantino lauded a recent Netflix series starring Anya Taylor-Joy on The Ringer’s Rewatchable podcast, comparing it to a seven-hour movie.


The protagonists in this great Wester classic are imprisoned together in one location in numerous episodes as the villains seize possession of the heroes’ headquarters. According to Tarantino, this dynamic impacted the story of The Hateful Eight, in which the protagonists are trapped in Minnie’s haberdashery because of a blizzard.

The Haunting of Hill House

Hugh, Olivia, and their five children move into Hill House to rebuild the home in the Netflix Mini series. They are forced to remain longer owing to unforeseen renovations, and they start to witness more paranormal events. This leads to a devastating loss and the family fleeing the property. It was, without a doubt, his favorite Netflix series, according to him.

The Newsroom 

Every week’s writing is very thrilling. According to Quentin Tarantino, I adore Newsroom. In an interview with the French publication Premiere, the great filmmaker referred to the series’ screenwriter Aaron Sorkin as the greatest living dialogist.

How I Met Your Mother 

How I Met Your Mother is my favorite program, he told MTV News. Since the first episode, I’ve been watching it, and it’s the only program I continue to do so.

Kung Fu

The narrative of Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine), a Shaolin monk who journeys over the American frontier in quest of his half-brother, is a fusion of Western and 1970s martial arts history. The impact this had on Kill Bill is evident. Jules mentions the movie to Vincent in Pulp Fiction when he says he wants to walk the planet “like Caine from Kung Fu.”

The Americans

Two Russian spies are posing as a typical American couple with a family during the Cold War’s height. The children, neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances of a regular DC couple are entirely oblivious to the actions of a pair of deep-cover Soviet spies.

The Whole list of Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite TV Shows of all Time:

Frontier Circus (1961)

The Virginian (1962)

Honey West (1965)

Star Trek (1966)

The Green Hornet (1966)

Callan (1967)

Cimarron Strip (1967)

The High Chaparral (1967)

Randall and Hopkirk – Deceased (1969)

Then Came Bronson (1969)

The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970)

Matt Lincoln (1970)

The House That Would Not Die (1970)

Bearcats! (1971)

Alias Smith and Jones (1971)

The Death of Me Yet (1971

Cade’s Country (1971)

Jason King (1971)

The Longest Night (1972

The Night Stalker (1972)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

Firehouse (1973)

Bad Ronald (1974)

Get Christie Love! (1974)

The Manhunter (1974)

The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)

Where Have All The People Gone (1974)

Heatwave! (1974)

A Cry for Help (1975)

Death Stalk (1975)

Foster & Laurie (1975)

Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

One on One (1977)

The Jericho Mile (1979)

Hot Rod (1979)

Shadow Warriors (1980)

Hotline (1982)

The Gladiator (1986)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

The Shield (2002)

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Justified (2010)

The Newsroom (2012)

9-1-1 (2018)