TELEVISION LIFE

TV Shows from the Noughties

23 min read
TV Shows from the Noughties

2000 – 2010 was a decade that also made its mark in pop culture despite the pressure of coming after the grand decade that was the 1990s. The decade produced a lot of memorable TV shows, many of which are still running today. Let’s take another trip down memory lane and see if you remember these best TV shows of the 2000s!

61. The Wire

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via christopherwink.com

Pilot episode: June 2, 2002

What it is about: Created by former police reporter, David Simon, The Wire, which is set in Baltimore, uncovers the drug scene in the city using the law enforcers’ perspective.  

Watch The Wire on Binge 

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

60. 24

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via broadcastingonline.co.uk

Pilot episode: November 6, 2001

What it is about: The crime series follows the life of counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer. Each episode covers a day of Bauer’s missions, thus 24. Aside from high-profile crimes, his romances are also a highlight.

Jack Bauer: You are gonna tell me what I wanna know, it’s just a matter of how much you want it to hurt.

Via metro.co.uk
Via metro.co.uk

59. Shaun the Sheep

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via screenburn.com

Pilot episode: March 5, 2007

What it is about: In this British animated series, Shaun (the sheep) is a sheep that thinks and acts like a person. Much to the sheepdog’ dismay, he also doesn’t follow the flock but lead the others to trouble!

Baa baa baaaa

Via Tumblr
Via Tumblr

58. Criminal Minds

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via patbrittenden.com

Pilot episode: September 22, 2005

What it is about: The show features FBI agents whose primary task is to analyse the minds of the country’s most notorious and most twisted criminals. The purpose? To anticipate and thwart the plans before they even do it.

Via Tumblr
Via Tumblr

57. The Mentalist

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via cartermatt.com

Pilot episode: September 23, 2008

What it is about: This crime series follows the life of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the CBI or California Bureau of Investigation, who uses unusual methods and sometimes psychic abilities to solve crimes.

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

56. NCIS

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via breathecast.com

Pilot episode: September 23, 2003

What it is about: NCIS stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the show is about the investigations of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his team of colourfully quirky but equally brilliant specialists.

Watch NCIS on Binge

Via goodreads.com
Via goodreads.com

55. Castle

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via fanpop.com

Pilot episode: March 9, 2009

What it is about: Castle is about the life of the widely successful mystery writer, Rick Castle who, bored with his lifestyle, teams up with Detective Kate Beckett to solve the murders that are done copying his novels.

Richard Castle: Let me tell you something about crazy people. The sex is unbelievable.

Via Tumblr
Via Tumblr

54. Modern Family

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via feminspire.com

Pilot episode: September 23, 2009

What it is about: This sitcom portrays a family who is as unique and “modern” as any truly modern family should be. It follows tha fun and challenges that having an absolutely diverse family brings!

Watch Modern Family on Binge 

Via buzzfeed.com
Via buzzfeed.com

53. Glee

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via studentsforliberty.org

Pilot episode: May 19, 2009

What it is about: One of the most well-known and loved musical TV series, Glee is about a school glee club that is not just a glee club. Despite being sabotaged, the students are able to find acceptance and their own voice within it.

Rachel Berry: You might think that all of the boys in school would want to tap this, but my MySpace schedule keeps me way too busy to date.

Via fanpop.com
Via fanpop.com

52. The Bold and the Beautiful

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via tenplay.com.au

Pilot episode: March 23, 1987

What it is about: Set in Los Angeles, with the spotlight on its world of fashion and glamour, this show follows the life of the Forrester family and their company, Forrester Creations, as well as their rivals.

Brooke: All I ever did, Stephanie, was to love Ridge.

Stephanie: And his father, and his brother, and your son-in-law. Is it any wonder Bridget is confused? I mean, is it any wonder your daughter would confuse natural feelings of respect and affection for romance? You have blurred the lines of socially-acceptable behaviour. And you stand here and you tell me you’re proud. What are you proud of? Having your son-in-law’s baby? I know what you’re proud of. Chasing after a man whose wife’s body is barely cold in the ground.

Via tenplay.com.au
Via tenplay.com.au

51. Sons of Anarchy

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via avisonmagazine.com

Pilot episode: September 3, 2008

What it is about: Set in the town of Charming, California, the show is about Jax Teller, who finds himself in a dilemma involving his principles and his loyalty to Sons of Anarchy, a club operating illegal businesses.

Watch Sons of Anarchy on Binge 

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

50. Judging Amy

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via Pinterest

Pilot episode: September 19, 1999

What it is about: The drama series follows the life of Amy Gray, a corporate lawyer in New York, who has to go back to her childhood home in Hartford, Connecticut after her divorce and work for Hartford’s family court.

Maxine: Men look in the mirror just as much as women do. They just conclude they always look great.

Via fanpop.com
Via fanpop.com

49. One Tree Hill

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via buzzfeed.com

Pilot episode: September 23, 2003

What it is about: The series revolves around the lives of half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott. Set in the town of Tree Hill in North Carolina, the drama involves family, basketball, small-town rumours, and romance.

Lucas Scott: Do you ever wonder if the we make the moments in our lives or if the moments in our lives make us?

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

48. Veronica Mars

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via mashable.com

Pilot episode: May 22, 2007

What it is about: This crime series is about the life of titular character, Veronica Mars, who used to be the popular girl until a series of events turned her into an outcast and, eventually, the assistant of her dad who is a private investigator.

Via momentummoonlight.com
Via momentummoonlight.com

47. Californication

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via sho.com

Pilot episode: August 13, 2007

What it is about: This adult sitcom follows the life of Hank Moody, an alcoholic writer who is also a womaniser and sex addict. His struggles include attempting to reconnect with his daughter, a longing for his ex, and a string of bad decisions.

Via weheartit.com
Via weheartit.com

46. House

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via greatamericanthings.net

Pilot episode: November 16, 2004

What it is about: Dr. Gregory House is the Sherlock Holmes of the medical world. Working in the fictional Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, Dr. House has made a reputation by solving medical puzzles and unknown afflictions.

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

45. Smallville

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via fanpop.com

Pilot episode: October 16, 2001

What it is about: The series tells the story of a teenage Clark Kent before he was Superman and when he was still discovering his powers. We see how he goes through high school and struggles with his identity.

Chloe Sullivan: This is the story of an amazing boy who grew up in the fields of Kansas in a little town called Smallville. When he became a man, he believed the only way to seize his destiny was to turn his back on both his parents and refused to see the darkness descending on earth. But all that was about to change. He was about to face his greatest challenge.

Via fanpop.com
Via fanpop.com

44. Sex and the City

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via panjury.com

Pilot episode: June 6, 1998

What it is about: One of the most popular shows with a movie franchise, Sex and the City follows the life of sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, and her friends as they navigate New York’s glamorous life and tumultuous dating scene.

Watch Sex and the City on Binge 

Via fanforum.com
Via fanforum.com

43. Gilmore Girls

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via cwtv.com

Pilot episode: October 5, 2000

What it is about: Gilmore Girls is a story about the Gilmores, Lorelai and her daughter, Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. The show features their relationships, their romances, and multiple dramas.

Via giphy.com
Via giphy.com

42. Dexter

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via fansided.com

Pilot episode: October 1, 2006

What it is about: This crime series follows the life and adventures of Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter expert. Set in Miami, unknown to others, Dexter lives a double life: he solves murders and commits them.

Via Tumblr
Via Tumblr

41. Passions

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via tvmegasite.com

Pilot episode: July 5, 1999

What it is about: Set in the beautiful town of Harmony in New England, Passions is a soap opera that revolves around the lives, lies, and secrets of the wealthy and powerful families living in the town.

Ethan: Studies I’ve seen say the number one reason marriages are successful is because the two people involved have a lot in common. You have a lot. Luis is common.

Via tvseriesfinale.com

40. Nurse Jackie

Best TV Shows of the 2000s | Stay At Home Mum
Via tvmediainsights.com

Pilot episode: June 8, 2009

What it is about: The series follows the life of title character, nurse Jackie Peyton. She is a reliable nurse who is committed to giving her patients the best service; she’s perfect other than the fact that she is also a drug addict.

Via bullpenmom.blogspot.com
Via bullpenmom.blogspot.com

About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

Ask a Question

Close sidebar