A lot of television shows really haven't stood up well. However, there are quite a few that stand the test of time. Here are three of the ones that I personally think stand up the best.
The Twilight Zone
This is easily one of the greatest television shows in history. What I find incredible is just how well the things that by all rights have no reason to stand up do. The morals, yeah, the moral of the story are told without a heavy hand and are often still relevant today. The writing is incredible. There are some legitimate scares to be found.
I should inform you that this is in fact my favorite television show. I love this show so much but the fact that it holds up. Its still incredibly well written, its still genuinely scary, and genuinely thrilling. Its just such a great show.
This is the greatest detective show of all time in my opinion. The show tells you who killed the person; they show it as the first thirty minutes of an episode. The other hour of the episode shows how Columbo eventually catches them. Columbo does this by pretending to be stupid. He gets the suspect to lower their guard against the man they assume is a moron.
However, Columbo is ALWAYS the smartest guy in the room. He always gets the killer. The killer question being his iconic line: "oh, just one more thing." Columbo is a rarity as well, an American policeman who outright refuses to carry a gun. Of course, he never needs one and he's not stupid so if a suspect is likely to get violent then Lt. Columbo will bring along a few patrolmen with him.