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Poll: 25 Shows of the 90s That Paved the Way for the New Golden Age of TV

One of the most influential changes to occur in the years since IMDb began is the markedly improved quality of TV series. If the New Golden Age of television (sometimes called the Platinum Age) officially began in 1999 with the premiere of The Sopranos, then soon followed by series like Six Feet Under and The Wire, and was in full swing by the time series like Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones were introduced, the following shows of the 90s were perhaps the giants that the Golden Age shows stood upon. Instead of voting for your favorite of the shows below, which one's influence can be most seen in the TV of the New Golden Age?

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    Tales of the City (1993)

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    Babylon 5 (1993)

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

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    Chicago Hope (1994)

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    Friends (1994)

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    Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

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    I'll Fly Away (1991)

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    Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

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    Late Show with David Letterman (1993)

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    Law & Order (1990)

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    My So-Called Life (1994)

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    Northern Exposure (1990)

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    NYPD Blue (1993)

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    Oz (1997)

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    Picket Fences (1992)

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    Politically Incorrect (1993)

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    Profit (1996)

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    Roseanne (1988)

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    Seinfeld (1989)

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    The Daily Show (1996)

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    The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

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    The Practice (1997)

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    The Simpsons (1989)

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    The X-Files (1993)

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    Twin Peaks (1990)

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