These Shows Are Considered the Greatest Television Series of the 21st Century

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Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler leads a hilarious troupe of misfits in this sitcom about a strangely enthusiastic civil servant who’s eager to climb up the local governmental totem pole.

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Downton Abbey

This TV drama served as a source of comfort in a time of rigidity. The plot may have felt a bit formulaic at times, but performances from Maggie Smith and Jim Carter drove the narrative.

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