The 20 Greatest Dramas (TV) of the Past Generation

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  1. The Wire HBO (2002-2008) David Simon
  2. Breaking Bad AMC (2008-Present) Vince Gilligan
  3. The Sopranos(1999-2007) HBO David Chase most financially successfull program in cable history 21 emmys
  4. Mad Men (2007-Present) AMC Matthew Weiner first basic cable series to win the best drama emmy.
  5. Law and Order (1990-2010) NBC Dick Wolf
  6. The West Wing NBC (1999-2006) Aaron Sorkin 4 consecutive best drama emmys
  7. NYPD Blue (1993-2005) ABC Steven Bochco and David Milch
  8. Lost ABC (2004-2010) JJ Abrams
  9. 24 (2001-2010) Fox Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
  10. ER (1994-2009) Michael Crighton 124 emmy nominations, most in television history
  11. Dexter Showtime (2006-Present) Based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and developed by James Manos, Jr.
  12. Game of Thrones HBO
  13. Oz HBO (1997-2003) Tom Fontana
  14. Six Feet Under HBO (2001-2005) Alan Ball
  15. The X-Files (1993-2002) FOX Chris Carter
  16. The Practice (1997-2004) ABC David E Kelly
  17. CSI
  18. Chicago Hope
  19. Deadwood HBO
  20. House