Top 21 TV shows of the Last 21 Years
15. 24 (2001 - 2010) - FOX
The most kick-ass show you’ll find on the list, 24 is the show I drop when I want people to like me. Who doesn’t love 24? It’s fast, exhilarating, tense, and features the most BA lead character of any show. Sutherland’s Jack Bauer is outrageously cool, and extremely effective in that you know he’s torturing people for information, yet you’re alright with it. The show has been criticized for its blatant violence and aggressive torture from the US Anti-Terrorist unit, but there hasn’t ever been anything like 24 since. Season 1, similar to Heroes's first season, was so innovative, shocking, and intense, that it has been difficult to reach that level of energy for 9 years. Also, it ends with the most “we mean business” finale, ever.