Including cable tv series mine is not at all original, it's Game of Thrones. I also read all the books. It's just a terrific story, and the cable tv (HBO) rendition is outstanding. Yes, there are some places where the story and cable tv version are pretty lame, but it is all more than made up for with the outstanding cast and presentation.
Breaking Bad was absolutely amazing too. The development of the characters over the course of the story was something more well done than had ever been before it, and will be nearly impossible to match. You really get to know the characters of Breaking Bad, and you watch them change so very very much.
Vikings is good. It was season 4 of the History Channel's Vikings before I realized the major characters were actually historical characters. I had simply assumed it was a fictional thing done to give a look at how things were. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
Westworld is perfectly outstanding. It is top of the line science fiction, while also, somehow, being a western. What an amazing plot Westworld is!
Speaking of science fiction, the long long Battlestar Galactica (are you fracking kidding me?) series from the early 2000s was some of the best tv ever made. It is a very long show. How anyone could ever hope to top Battlestar Galactica in a science fiction is beyond me.
The Wire has some of the saddest plot elements ever. I'm almost done with all five seasons of The Wire. Yes, that show has been over for at least a decade, but you really see just how things are in the inner big cities. Poverty is hell, and cops are often not the good guys. There are very few truly good persons.
I love all of those, but I can't leave out South Park. Nothing in this world makes me laugh so much as South Park. In this day and age where people think being offended is supposed to give them sepcial privileges, we need a lot more shows like South Park, which is created to offende almost everyone.