November 15, 2009

best series of the '00s?

Last week, The Onion's AV Club posted the top ten television series of the '00s. I'm not in a mental space to even begin taking on a list of my own right now, but I like their attempt and the evidence presented. They even list "essential episodes" that must be watched to appreciate each show

You should read the full story here, but here's a summary:
  1. The Wire

  2. The Sopranos

  3. Arrested Development

  4. Freaks & Geeks

  5. Mad Men

  6. Breaking Bad

  7. The Office (UK)

  8. Lost

  9. Deadwood

  10. The Shield
Although my list would include some slightly different shows, I can get behind almost all of these picks, except I've never seen Breaking Bad (on the queue), and I'm not sure The Office UK deserves a slot over the American version. If possible, I would give them equal billing.


What's your top ten? Can you believe we're almost done with this decade?

4 comments:

frank said...

But the UK Office really does deserve credit for its innovation.

clicker said...

Definitely agree. And the American version would obviously be nowhere without it. But I worry their six seasons of success go under-appreciated by critics and award programs because they weren't the original innovators. I just think it's a good example of making lemonade from lemons after the UK version's untimely demise.

Egan Caufield said...

The Wire #1? Senator Clay Davis responds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRoyn0DMDE

Andrea said...

There's a good argument that The Wire is the best show of all time- definitely the best of '00s.

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