Can you believe the decade is wrapping up already? It seems like only yesterday that we were watching network hits like “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “ER” every week. But in the last 10 years, TV has come a long way, and the bar has been raised again and again. Shows like “Game of Thrones” have utterly redefined what we think of when we think of television. Some episodes of that show had bigger budgets than several movies put together. Comedies like “Broad City” have changed the way we think about sitcoms. And “Bojack Horseman” and “Rick and Morty” have taken animation in bold new directions. From the biting satire of “Veep” to the emotional rollercoaster of “Fleabag,” the past decade of television has produced some of the finest shows entertainment has ever conceived. If that doesn’t get you excited to see what the next decade in entertainment holds, then nothing will. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
Before the decade is gone and forgotten, let’s take a few moments to look back over the best of the best of the last 10 years. From the most engaging dramas to the funniest comedies, these are the shows we couldn’t stop watching.
25. “Better Call Saul” (2015 – present)
The “Breaking Bad” spinoff about not-so-ethical lawyer Saul Goodman is a wonderful journey through what it means to be a good person. It’s an incredible series that features quirky and thought-provoking performances. Throughout the series, as we learn how Saul got to where he was when we met him on “Breaking Bad,” we’re treated to a story we can all relate to on some level. Can good intentions overcome poor choices?
24. “Broad City” (2014 – 2019)
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s “Broad City” was, in very simple terms, a show about friends in New York. We’ve seen that before. But what set “Broad City” apart from the pack was the hilariously stark realism of a friendship between two women at their best and their worst. No topic was taboo, no joke was shied away from. And with hilarious contributions from the likes of Hannibal Buress, Kelly Ripa, Blake Griffith and even Hillary Clinton, the show knew how to surprise its audience with cameos.