10. Gossip Girl
Pilot episode: September 19, 2007
What it is about: Set in the Upper East Side (AKA the wealthy side) of Manhattan, Gossip Girl is a young adult drama that follows the lives and scandals of the elite high-schoolers with an anonymous Gossip Girl constantly stirring the gossip scene.
Pilot episode: July 18, 2004
What it is about: Vince and his friends move from Queens, New York to Los Angeles as Vince embarks on a new career – acting – with his friends serving as what else but his entourage.
Pilot episode: September 13, 2005
What it is about: This paranormal series follows the lives and adventures of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who, taking after their father, devote themselves to a lifestyle of hunting monsters and evil creatures.
7. Breaking Bad
Pilot episode: January 20, 2008
What it is about: Walter White is a conscientious high school chemistry teacher who suddenly does the unthinkable when he discovers he has terminal cancer: building a meth lab to improve his finances.
6. Arrested Development
Pilot episode: November 2, 2003
What it is about: The Bluth family is another dysfunctional family, a family who used to be wealthy and manage a real estate business. After the company’s declinr, Michael Bluth, son of the Bluth patriarch, is forced to keep the family together.
5. Mad Men
Pilot episode: July 19, 2007
What it is about: Set in the 1960s New York, the period drama follows the life of Don Draper, a family man, who aims to dominate the advertising industry while carefully keeping his huge secret.
4. The Sopranos
Pilot episode: January 10, 1999
What it is about: Tony Soprano is the patriarch of the Soprano family and also happens to be the patriarch of the much-feared Mafia. Dealing with these involves violence, panic attacks, and a lot of trips to the therapist.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
Pilot episode: March 27, 2005
What it is about: One of the longest running medical dramas on TV, Grey’s Anatomy is set in Grey Sloan Medical Hospital and revolves around the lives, romances, and dramas of the doctors working in it.
2. The Big Bang Theory
Pilot episode: September 24, 2007
What it is about: A group of overachievers and geniuses is the focus of this sitcom. These friends can solve virtually any scientific and mathematical problem thrown at them but are virtually useless when navigating basic social situations.
1. How I Met Your Mother
Pilot episode: September 19, 2005
What it is about: The Friends of the last decade (the attempt is noble), HIMYM is a story Ted Mosby tells to his children via flashbacks about his adventures with his friends, his quest for true love, and how he meets their mother.
Ted: I’m gonna do what that guy couldn’t, I’m gonna take the plunge… Well, I guess that’s not a perfect metaphor since… for me it’s falling in love and for him it’s… death.
Barney: Actually, that is a perfect metaphor.
Which of these best TV shows from the 2000s have you seen?