I suppose if I make an effort to watch tv series I go for the grrtty but well written well acted often complex shows so its The Wire for me. Essential box set viewing. A second after The Sopranos of course but nothing I have seen even comes close to these two.
Band of Brothers was class alright.
The popcorn shows such as Prison Break, Lost, CSI, 24 while entertaining in parts just don't hold my attention anymore. For escapism I stick to comedy box sets....Seinfeld, Curb, The Office,etc,etc.
I have being highly recommended a show called "Weeds". Anyone seen it?