What’s the Best TV Drama of the Last 25 Years?

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What’s the Best TV Drama of the Last 25 Years?
To get an idea of just how far we’ve all come as a nation — or, more specific, as a nation of drama-loving TV sponges — consider the home-viewing options that were available to viewers in the spring of 1990. For Richard Chamberlain fans, there was the doctor-drama Island Son; for Grieco groupies, there was the 21 Jump Street spinoff Booker; and for people who loved disappointment, there was Wolf, a cop show starring Jack Scalia and absolutely no wolves. The prime-time grid wasn’t all bad, of course: The Simpsons and Seinfeld had just made their debut, and a handful of late-eighties dramas (thirtysomething, China Beach, L.A. Law) were still kicking around. But for the most part, there wasn’t a lot of TV for grown-ups, unless you counted Matlock and Murder, She Wrote, which were for waaaayyy grown-ups.All of which goes to explain the fizzy-headed clamor that greeted Twin Peaks
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