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The Best Television Drama Series Of The 2000s

Updated on August 9, 2013

Drama Series

I don't know about you, but I really enjoy a good drama series. Good plot and a few great actors, and I simply can't resist. I must admit that since 2000s, there are more then a few great drama series that I've enjoyed, and there are certainly more then a few that I would like to check out.

These five drama series that I'll write about, are my favorites:

1. The Borgias

2. Damages

3. House, M.D.

4. Game of Thrones

5. Breaking Bad

The Borgias

About

The Borgias is a historical drama series created and written by Neil Jordan. The plot is set in the 16th century in Rome, Italy, and it follows the controversy about the Borgia family. The first season of The Borgias came out in 2011, second in 2012, and the third season started in April of 2013.

Plot

Rodrigo Borgia, played by Jeremy Irons (who I love since he played Scar in Lion King animated movie), is a head of the Borgia family, who is elected for the throne of St. Peter's. As the pope of Rome, he took the name Alexander VI. After his triumph in the papal conclave, Alexander is facing some serious problems. He was accused for simony, bribery, fornication and lots of others serious crimes that make him inadequate person for the papal Throne. But with the power of his family, which includes his ex mistress and ex courtesan named Wannozza, his current mistress Giulia Farnese, and four children from the relationship with Wannozza: Lucrezia, Cesare, Huan and Joffre, Alexander is persistent to maintain his throne.

The Borgias is well received by critics, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the papal state, at the time of it's biggest controversies. I've done some research and I must say that the historical facts are very much accurate, and that pleases me even more.

The Borgias Trailer

Damages

Damages is a legal thriller drama television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. If you decide to watch it, you can enjoy five seasons that were released (2007 - 2012). Series was very well received by critics and Glenn Close won an Emmy award for her outstanding performance. I love this series because it is not a typical legal series in which the 90 percent of the plot are located in the court house. Unlike any other Damages are all about gathering evidence, the intrigues about the trial, and the danger and burden that one big case can bare. One more thing that I love about this show is that one season is one big case.

Patricia Patty Hewes is a ruthless, brilliant lawyer who own the firm "Hewes and Associates". All she cares about is winning and she will do anything to get there. The good thing about Patty is that she always takes a side of a weaker person and attack the strong ones, 'bullies' as she likes to call them. At the beginning of the first season, she hires a young lawyer named Ellen Parsons. Ellen is young, nice, ambitious person who wants to succeed in the lawyer business. Through this five seasons she will find out that this business is everything but nice and easy and that she needs to change and question herself in order to find out how far is she willing to go to reach her goals.


Damages Trailer

House, M.D.

House, M.D. is a medical drama created by David Shore. Eigth seasons were released (2004 - 2012). Great critics, especially for Hugh Laurie, who won almost everything for playing Dr. Gregory House.

Dr. House is a medical genius who leads a team for diagnosticians at the Princeton - Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. House is very unconventional doctor, who is addicted to painkillers due to his leg pains. Although he is hated by many, no one can't call into question his genius. His methods are all but normal, but he gets the job done. Through these eight seasons House and his team will face a lot of strange medical cases that only House can solve.

The most important thing about Dr. House is that he doesn't like people, and he has his own definition of people: They lie, and they will never change.

House, M.D. Trailer

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy drama series based on George R.R. Martin's series of novels (A Song of Ice and Fire). The series are created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Two seasons came out so far, and third one should be released in March, 2013.

Mainly the plot is set in the fictional continents, Westeros and Essos, where the several noble houses are fighting for the Iron Throne of Seven Kingdoms after the death of King Robert Baratheon. The fight for the Iron Throne became a series of the violent dynastic struggles between noble families. Great plot, fighting scenes, conspiracies, intrigues, outstanding actors are responsible for the one of the greatest series ever made.

Game of Thrones Trailer

Breaking Bad

This is without a question the best drama series ever made, created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Breaking Bad won everything that one series could win. Outstanding critics and 9.4 rating on IMDB makes this series the best one ever made.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a chemistry teacher, who has a normal life, a wife, two children. However his life changes when he was diagnosed a lounge cancer, although he had never smoked. Walter's life turned upside down in 24 hours, when he run into his former student, drug addict Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) who is a drug dealer and meth producer. Walter decides that he needs to earn a huge amount of money for his family before he dies, and he will do that by producing (cooking methamphetamine). As a chemistry teacher he knows to make the best meth there is, and doing that he enters the world of drugs and gangs, cartels etc, not knowing what a normal person like him is willing to become to provide the best life for his family.

Breaking Bad Trailer

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      diplorging 4 years ago from Serbia

      I've heard of it. This was recommended to me, so I started watching and I really liked it. But it is confusing:)

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      Tealparadise 4 years ago

      Fellow Borgia fan here! Did you know that there are 2 versions of this series? I don't know which came first but they are very similar, different actors of course. The one is called "The Borgias" which you mentioned, and the other is called simply "Borgia" and was put out by a different channel. Borgia is available on Netflix but "The Borgias" is not- confusing!