The following list of the MOST POWERFUL TELEVISION SHOWS OF THE LAST DECADE is completed according to the positive reports of fans, viewers and cinema critics.

Artistic television shows are a special kind of cinematic art, they are diverse and rich. There are different genres of multi-show projects - for example, soap operas, adventures, detectives, horror movies, science fiction, comedies (sitcoms) and cartoons.

It is undeniable that the most important TV shows are appreciated by critics and by spectators as much as "serious" widescreen films.


Game of Thrones
Started in 2011, now Broadcasting on Sky Atlantic

The events take place on the fictional continent of Vasteras, where seven noble clans are fighting in a bitter and irreconcilable war for supreme power. To achieve the goals in this political struggle of hostile houses, they use all the means - treason, murder, and secret conspiracies.

The TV shows contain dialogues said in artificial languages; foreign to Västerås, Dothraki and Valerian. In order to create these artificial languages, HBO hired a linguist who created a unique vocabulary, pronunciation and grammatical structure for each language.

The budget for the sixth seasons was one hundred million dollars. This is the level of a good Hollywood blockbuster with famous celebrities and impressive special effects. The shooting took five months, one of which was dedicated to the shooting the Battle of the Bastards.

The film crew of the series have travelled almost all over Europe. During the six seasons, they have been working in Croatia, Scotland and Spain.

Current & Previous Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington


Started in 2010, now Broadcasting on BBC One

The producers Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat are fans of Conan Doyle. They say that the idea of the series was born during their trip in the train on the way from Cardiff.

There they worked on the episodes of the ‘Doctor Who.’ Stephen and Mark had an idea to pull Sherlock out of the mystery of the Victorian era, from this industrial prison and depict Holmes as a posh freak from a rich family.

In the TV show, Sherlock Holmes must have got rid of the deer hunter's cap and tweed clothes. He must have had a smartphone. The main thing is to make him stop saying ‘Elementary, my dear Watson.’

The main characters of this popular series interact with other people, which was not like in the previous screen versions of ‘Sherlock’. While shooting, the producers made a bet on his nationality. This modern interpretation of “Sherlock Holmes” had to fulfill the main task – to promote male friendship in this world.

Current & Previous Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs


Breaking Bad
Released in 2008 to 2013. Broadcast on 5Spike

The scandalous series Breaking Bad is considered to be the highest achievement of the American cinematography.

It is impossible to call it a TV show in its traditional meaning depending on the scale, scope, acting and atmosphere. The reason is that the story of a poor teacher of chemistry Walter White is trustworthy from the very first seconds of the series.

The main reason Breaking Bad is worth seeing, as oxbridge essays review claims, is that Vince Gilligan managed to send a new message to the society and to bring something brand new in the history of television production. It's too good to watch it just for the sake of killing time. This is a serious and profound drama, where blotches of comic elements do not destroy the carefully created atmosphere but scenes are frighteningly realistic.

Current & Previous Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Helen Birk
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