There are times when it seems like fans and critics don’t truly appreciate the current era of dramatic television. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen complaints that the new Golden Age of TV dramas is over and we’ll never see another show like “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Shield,” “Deadwood,” etc…
Yes, those shows were great and they’re gone now. But that’s the nature of TV. Television shows come to an end and new series pop up to take their place. The explosion of original programming for cable means that there are now dramas for almost everyone no matter what you’re looking for in a TV show. If you think that TV is a wasteland it just means that you aren’t trying hard enough to find something that suits you
For our annual look back at the 10 Best TV Dramas from the past year, there are only five series from last year’s list that made the cut. The rest are newcomers, including two foreign dramas and one of the most unexpectedly great shows on a broadcast network.
With so many shows to choose from, there’s bound to be a few that we left out. So feel free to share your picks for the Best 2013 TV dramas in the comment section below!