Okri wrote:The only kind of person who would say this is someone who hasn't seen very much television (using your parlance).
I think Breaking Bad is good but overrated, but I think time will be on it's side - not to the point where it's considered a far superior show than those HBO behemoths, but it will always be considered a titan. Honestly, though, right now, I don't think I would call it one of the best dramas of this season.
Just so you know, the only shows on the list that I haven't seen at least ten episodes of are Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, thirtysomething, St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure, The Wonder Years, The Defenders, and Sgt. Bilko, so I'd say I'm pretty well-versed in television.
If anything is too low on the list, I'd say it's The Shield. It seems to fly under the radar because it was on FX instead of HBO, but the seasons are scripted out so tightly and uniquely. I'd also say, had The Sopranos not been around at the time, Vic Mackey would be the TV character everyone reveres.