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The Wire

What’s wrong with America? David Simon’s street-level narrative of cops and drug dealers reveals the cracks in the country’s social fabric.

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Breaking Bad

Guns, drugs and chemistry? Meth and method acting made “Breaking Bad” the high point of televisions’s platinum age.

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The Simpsons

Arguably one of the best portrayals of the nuclear family to ever hit the screen, “The Simpsons” pushed the envelope to become one of the greatest television series ever.

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South Park

A show that not only transcends the zeitgeist, but rips it apart in the funniest way possible.

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House of Cards

The series that turned binge-watching into the norm, “House of Cards” represents not only the pinnacle of web media content, but the shifting of consumption habits in the new media landscape.

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Broad City

Ingenuity and chemistry catapulted “Broad City’s” quirky creators from web anonymity to the forefront of TV comedy. At least their characters are still hot messes.

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The Sopranos

Bada bing, bada boom. “The Sopranos” changed television as we know it. End of discussion.

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Game of Thrones

No other show breaks as many unwritten rules of storytelling, and like its most devious characters, “Game of Thrones” gets away with it.

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The Walking Dead

“The Walking Dead” didn’t become television’s biggest show by stumbling around like one of its brain dead zombies.


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