Santah's Top 10 Oldish TV Series


The WireThe Wire
HBO, 2002 | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale.


The SopranosThe Sopranos
HBO, 1999 | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful son. A daughter named Meadow. A hot-headed nephew. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss who's troubles are wrapped up in his two families.


Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
HBO, 2001 | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series that takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.


Generation KillGeneration Kill
HBO, 2008 | Drama, Military/War, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Not for the faint-hearted, this seven-hour scripted mini-series spotlights Marines fighting in the Iraq war during the early onset of the conflict. This is an adaptation of Rolling Stone's contributing editor Evan Wright's book of the same name.


Arrested DevelopmentArrested Development
FOX, 2003 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.


Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacus: Blood and Sand
Starz, 2010 | Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Starz is set to bring gladiators to the small screen with "Spartacus" from executive producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen.


RomeRome
HBO, 2005 | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

"Rome" is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire.


OzOz
HBO, 1997 | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Oz is the name on the street for the Oswald State Penitentiary. Our wheelchair-bound narrator Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.) takes us through the wacky world of Emerald City, the experimental prison unit started by Tim McManus (Terry Kinney). There's shankin' and lovin' and cussin' and fightin' but in the end, HBO makes a damn fine prison drama. It's gritty. And there you have it.


The Office (US)The Office (US)
NBC, 2005 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

"If i had to choose between a one-night-stand or time with these people? I choose them... ". Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees via a documentary film crew's cameras.


The West WingThe West Wing
NBC, 1999 | Drama, Politics | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

"The West Wing" provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics the that they discuss touch on everyday life.