posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by Snoopie
I wouldn't bother with 24. It's a matter of opinion, of course, but the series gets old kind of quick.
Breaking Bad and The Wire are the two most acclaimed television dramas possibly of all time. They're both amazing. Breaking Bad is a little looser,
it's funny, it has more action, it can occasionally stray into over-the-top. The Wire is a bit more challenging, there's a huge cast of characters,
things move slower, it stays very grounded. Both are phenomenal.
Firefly is great fun. Veronica Mars is pretty great. It sounds really dumb, pretty teenaged girl solves mysteries in her socially divided town, but
it's really well written. Someone mentioned Carnivale, which is good, but is extremely slow and nothing gets resolved. There's two seasons and the
story was planned to last for 6 to 8. It's anime, but it's probably the best one out there: Cowboy Bebop. Only 26 episodes, really tight writing.
If you're interested in comedy: Arrested Development, Community, Parks and Recreation, Venture Brothers, Life and Times of Tim, the US version of
Wilfred, just to name a few.