Best (Drama) Television Shows of All Time

These are titles that are more than Tuesday afterdinner entertainment. These are smart and sophisticated in more ways than one. Seriously, check them out for yourself.
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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 in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
 
2.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be. (59 mins.)
 
4.
Dateline NBC (1992 TV Series)
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Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20... (60 mins.)
Director: Guy Pepper
 
5.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 mins.)
 
6.
Scandal (2012 TV Series)
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets. (43 mins.)
 
7.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)