Best TV Ever Created By Age 51 MWM College+ Libertarian Musician from Wisc. US

I created this list for people that share a similar background to me so that there may be a higher potential to enjoy a show that I enjoy. I watch TV while I exercise, eat, and before bed. I find a TV series capable of reaching greater heights and depths than movies. I will also try to put them in reasonable order.
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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine, with his former student, in order to secure his family's financial future. (49 mins.)
“ The best show currently on television and possibly the best TV show ever. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
2.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
“ I just watched this for the 5th or 6th time. This is the best performance by a duo - Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duval that I have ever seen on TV. I don't know what prompted me to watch it in the first place. I don't know if I watched more than 2 Westerns before I was 30 years old. Just watch it. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
3.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ I've now watched it three times in five years. It never gets old. Season 3 will always be my favorite. But the opening scene for both the series and the 4th season are brilliant. Don't let the street/cop lingo keep you from watching this show. Also check out "The Corner" - a "precursor" to this series. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
4.
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.)
“ You must watch all 5 seasons in order for the finale to achieve it's full impact. If you have any knowledge of Buddhist or "Eastern" philosophy - the finale is an epic poem and an ode to impermanence. It will always be the most breathtaking thing I have ever seen on TV. The last time I watched it I was stunned speechless for an hour. And I had seen it before. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
5.
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.)
“ I came of age at a time when consciousness expanding materials were readily available. Even if you have never "turned on and tuned in" you still may fall in love with this work by David Lynch. Where is the dividing line between between the mundane and the expansive? Have a good cup 'a coffee and try to understand who killed Laura Palmer. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
6.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ I can enjoy Sci Fi and Westerns but I do not gravitate to them or usually seek them out. This is a Sci-Fi Western and my first introduction to the genius of Joss Wheadon. Watch the feature film Serenity as well. ” - raylward-222-28118
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
 
9.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
10.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
11.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (70 mins.)
 
12.
La Femme Nikita (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and... (60 mins.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
24 (2001 TV Series)
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
 
15.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking... (47 mins.)
 
16.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
17.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Millennium (1989)
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. (108 mins.)
 
19.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
 
20.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
21.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (501 mins.)
 
22.
Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
23.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
24.
Legends of Jazz (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
For the first time in more than 40 years, jazz returns to national network television with LEGENDS OF JAZZ... (30 mins.)
Director: Jack Ginay
 
25.
Fame (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
26.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
27.
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.)