Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but ... Battlestar Galactica.
I'm serious. People write it off, thinking it's purely sci-fi and nerdy like Star Trek, but it's not. The Sci-Fi is almost an after thought. Very powerful show, and it's a shame more people haven't watched it yet. It really is epic. A few slow episodes, but watch at least the first season. If you're not hooked, than it really isn't for you.
Another show I loved, was Deadwood. Lots of cursing but the cursing isn't gratuitous. The creator (David Milch) former University English lecturer, weaved Shakespearean language patterns with lewd and obscene language.
It's a shame it was cancelled after just 3 seasons. It was truly a great show. Quite possibly one of the best shows ever IMO.
Those are 2 of the best shows that have been on television in the past 15 years. No stale episodes.
I tend to rewatch both a lot. especially during the winter during the week.
Still, one of my favorite shows/cartoons is the Venture Bros.
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