Five Long-Running Shows that Stayed Good

The Wire

Each season of The Wire was orchestrated around a specific crime or set of crimes, and all were fantastic. In terms of locale we went from the streets and the drug game, to human trafficking, to the public school system to the state of journalism, and The Wire is a masterpiece in how to tell a story.

  • Thomas

    For my money, Supernatural should be in the conversation to be included on a list like this. Seasons 6 and 7 dipped under a new show runner, but it still was quality television, just not as epic as the first five seasons. so far, season 8 is classic Supernatural.

  • Brian

    Thomas, I have to completely disagree about Supernatural. The show has been consistently bad from the beginning.

    I also have to disagree with Mad Men. I do find it borderline boring, to the point where I am stuck halfway through season 2 because I just can’t force myself to watch it anymore.

    • Thomas

      Yeah, Mad Men just doesn’t grab me, but I find your statement about Supernatural way too extreme. I think whether or not you’re a fan of the genre it was consistently well written with a well-done five year arc from the jump.

  • Crystal

    I would definitely have to add Frasier to this list. All the seasons were brilliantly funny and also Star Trek Next Generation, first half of season 1 was a little rough, but 7 seasons of quality.

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