I can highly recommend Borgen, The Killing/Forbrydelsen and The Bridge/Broen. I think there are US remakes of The Killing and The Bridge but the original Danish versions are the ones to go with and you very quickly forget about the subtitles. And I absolutely agree with slammer about The Wire - amazing TV!
Post by sɐǝpı ɟo uoıʇɐɹǝpǝɟ on Apr 14, 2015 19:26:22 GMT
In my opinion, there are two TV shows that are far and away the greatest ever made, and they couldn't be more different from one another. The Wire - a realistic portrayal of life in (any) urban environment, and Mad Men, a stunning character study. A lot of people who don't like the show say it's because it's a workplace drama - they're missing the point of the show. The show could take place anywhere - it just happens to be in an ad agency. It's about everyday struggles of being human and creating and destroying relationships.
No other show can touch those two. Not even close in my book, but here are some of my other favorites:
The Corner (mini-series by the creators of The Wire. If you like The Wire and have never seen The Corner - stop what you're doing and watch it. It's basically like getting another season of The Wire, minus the cop plots Deadwood Louie The Sopranos (groundbreaking, but hasn't aged well) Nathan for You Arrested Development Community Friday Night Lights (skip Season 2) The X-Files Twin Peaks (first season and a half. Went downhill when Lynch left) The Office (British) South Park Breaking Bad (doesn't hold up upon repeated viewings) Misfits (Seasons 1 and 2)
GoT is great too, but I wouldn't put it on the list until the show is finished. It could easily go downhill fast
Thanks for reminding me about Wallander, best Scandinavian drama ever made. Must watch again soon.The Swedish version with Krister Henriksson much superior to the English remake in my view (why do they always do these remakes, hardly ever works as well as the original)