20 Most Exciting TV Shows for the Last 20 Years

This is my personal opinion of the best TV series of the past 2 decades based on my own experience. Some of you will think in different way, and I never said that my list of the shows is the right one.
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1.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
“ Well, yes, for me that's the best show on TV for the entire history of TV. And it's actually evident with 5 Golden Globes and with the whole bunch of Emmys. "The Sopranos" is the most revolutionary and anticipated work on TV for the last 20 years. ” - gonzalez88
 
2.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ Of course, it's not a secret that "Mad Men" is one of the best TV shows of all the times. Unique cast (Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elizabeth Moss - all of them have made their names due to the show), outstanding writing and directing and, which is even more important, it's own original style and atmosphere. That is the recipe for one of the most memorable works on TV. ” - gonzalez88
 
3.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
“ Great story, although rather cruel, outstanding performance of the lead actor, original screenplay and very very exciting atmosphere make this TV show more and more anticipated with every new season. Personally, I think that 1st and 2nd were the best, but a lot of people consider the whole show's doing great. ” - gonzalez88
 
4.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out. (44 mins.)
“ This TV series started really great. I enjoyed watching it and was really excited of what would happen next. But, unfortunately, starting from the 3rd season it slowed down and became rather predictable. Despite everything, it had gained a great popularity and is worth of being in the list. ” - gonzalez88
 
5.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
“ I never finished watching it, but I must admit that I was really enjoying it at the beginning and a lot of people, who are more persistent than I am, were loyal fans of the show till the very end. Outstanding pilot and brilliant cast, together with the cinematography make the show worth to be watched. ” - gonzalez88
 
6.
Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 90s. (30 mins.)
“ I watched only a couple of episodes, but I do know what a great influence "Sex..." has made on all of the women all over the world. The characters are still popular, and 2 motion picture can prove that the show was one of the best. ” - gonzalez88
 
7.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
“ To all the fans and critics - I'm sorry for only #7... The reason is that I never watched the show. I know, I know... It's one of the most extraordinary and, certainly, the best! ” - gonzalez88
 
8.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
“ Why only 8th? The reason is the same as for Twin Peaks. Personally, I don't like "clinic" TV shows, but I couldn't ignore the fact of such a high popularity of the best "clinic" show on Earth. ” - gonzalez88
 
9.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
“ One of the best sitcom of all the times, full of fun, full of happy moment. Seriously, I love it! Very inspiring and encouraging! ” - gonzalez88
 
10.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Although it started earlier than 1990, it is still one of the most influencial and popular animated TV shows all over the world. It has raised not a single generation and is still on. ” - gonzalez88
 
11.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ Another HBO's great drama TV show. Great cast, outstanding screenplay and directing. Although it looks a little bit creepy, it is worth watching and talking about. ” - gonzalez88
 
12.
ER (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
“ A very-very long-lasting TV drama, which has become a point break for George Clooney and also Anthony Edwards. A lot of drama, suspense and... hospital. Well, despite everything a lot of people were watching it during different periods of its airing. ” - gonzalez88
 
13.
The O.C. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. (44 mins.)
“ One of the greatest teen dramas of 2000s. Personally I watched all the 4 seasons of the show and I have never regreted about this fact. When you are 15-18 "the O.C." seems to you very exciting and inspiring. ” - gonzalez88
 
14.
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Follows a group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California, from their school days through to adulthood. (44 mins.)
“ Oh, yes! This TV drama worth of being in the list of the most popular and exciting TV shows for the last 2 decades. The whole generation was raised on it. Our parents and elder brothers and sisters still remember it and swear that it was so great, that they tried to never miss it. ” - gonzalez88
 
15.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
“ How could I forget to mention this TV comedy? It is great! It is funny and it is very influencial and exciting. Everyone at least heard of it. So, there's no a single reason to ignore it. ” - gonzalez88
 
16.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
“ Another animated show, which I personally don't really like, but which has a great influence on today's kids, every boy in the school knows about South Park and talks about it. ” - gonzalez88
 
17.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
“ Rather new, rather freaky and creepy, scandalous and violent, but still very very exciting. Great cast together with unique and extraordinary Anna Paquin. And a lot of potential, which, I suppose, sometimes isn't used fully. ” - gonzalez88
 
18.
Desperate Housewives (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor. (45 mins.)
“ The title of this TV drama is the best title for women and young girls. But, suprisingly for me, it turned out to be much more than it seemed to be at the beginning. Fascinating and exciting - that's how my girlfriend describes the show. ” - gonzalez88
 
19.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
“ It was my most favourite TV series when I was a kid. And it actually should be somewhere at the beginning of the list, despite its bad motion picture spin-offs. It still remains one of the best sci-fi features of all the times. It gave a great career to David Duchovny, so never ignore it. ” - gonzalez88
 
20.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
“ I know, I know. It is new and I can't say without any doubt whether it's gonna be good or not, but as for its first 3 episodes, it is gonna be great. The other proof is that HBO already renewed it for the 2nd season. And maybe in 20 years this gangster drama from the creators of the Sopranos will be the most exciting TV show of its time. We'll see. ” - gonzalez88