Hey all, We have some pretty good discussion on this board regarding television programs. I find people give a lot of good recommendations on current shows to watch, and my TV opinions often coincide those of other the other users on this forum. I love television as an art form, and a major gauge of modern culture. I consider the TV show a far superior way to tell a story over movies. I like that TV series allow much deeper character development and room for interesting story lines due to less of a time constraint. I am always wondering what people generally consider to be the best show that has every graced the small screen. I know we have a thread similar to this one that ranks TV shows based on number of suggestions, but I am thinking of something a little different. While that thread is mostly for active shows, most of the TV shows that I consider on the top echelon have already ended. The resolution of a show is very important in how the show is remembered and regarded. Of course, an active show is definitely not off the table. I want to limit this discussion to TV dramas for now. Comedies are slightly harder to nail down due to highly varying comedic tastes. If people are interested in this discussion, we can start a comedy one, too. The following are some of the shows that I think are in the running. I have seen most of these series in their entirety, and consider them to be as close to art as scripted, pre-recorded acting can be: The Sopranos Deadwood Battlestar Galactica (2004) Mad Men The Wire Twin Peaks Breaking Bad Six Feet Under On the cusp: Lost The West Wing The X-Files Northern Exposure 24 Anyone have any comments / any series to add? My list is limited because I tried to only put shows I have seen.