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9 Classic Shows that Shaped Television Forever

9 Classic Shows that Shaped Television Forever

1. Breaking Bad

Source: New York Times

After a chemistry teacher discovers he has cancer, he gets into the meth business to recover his medical expenses and secure his family's finances. In the criminal underworld, the meek teacher forms a partnership with a former student and navigates the world of drug making and distribution.

2. Game of Thrones

Source: Indian Express

A mythical story that takes place in Westeros, a fictional continent, Game of Thrones is a drama series based on the bestselling book series of the same name by George Martin and revolving around royal families. The show integrates a medieval theme into its storyline by using elements of kinds, queens, wars, dragons, and more.

3. Seinfeld

Source: Entertainment Weekly

In New York City, Jerry Seinfeld is a stand-up comedian who lives with his friends. Every episode opens with his stand-up bit, as he solves the most redundant of life problems with humor. The show's dynamics are mostly settled on the surface, making it relatable to everyone who watches it.

4. The Wire

Source: BBC

A police-crime-drama, The Wire is about law enforcement at its core. The show explores themes of crime, politics, drugs, and essentially, the dark side of the urban American life. With a large cast, The Wire is about the affect of institutions such as capitalism and bureaucracies on individuals.

5. House of Cards

Source: New York Times

A political thriller, House of Cards follows the story of Frank Underwood, who is the secretary of state. Drunk on power and still rising, Underwood and his wife seek revenge on all those who did them wrong. Known for its splendid performances, House of Cards explores the dirty.

6. The Sopranos

Source: The Guardian

Tony Soprano's life is split between his criminal lifestyle as a Mafia in New Jersey and a father struggling to take care of his family. He discusses his personal struggles and problems in therapy, a theme that remains constant in the show. A crime drama series, The Sopranos has been accredited multiple times as one of the greatest television series of all time.

7. The Simpsons

Source: The Verge

An animated show that has run for 33 seasons. The Simpsons is most popularly known for their freaky predictions, foreshadowing a lot of things that happened way after its time. The show revolves around the dysfunctional Simpson family who use comedy as their anchor while dealing with the ups and downs of life.

8. Friends

Source: ABC News

Six friends, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross, live together in the heart of New York. They grow together, as they try to figure out everything from their relationships to careers. Over the course of 10 seasons, we see the friends getting closer together, and you start caring for them like they were your own family.

9. Mad Men

Source: Time

A story about the fast life of an ad agency, Mad Men is a period drama based in the 1960s. Insanely talented and living the life, Don Draper and his agency go through a lot of changes, and ups and downs throughout the series. The most interesting aspect of the show is its historical setting, giving us a peek into the window of time and how the world has evolved.

 

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