These series that marked the beginning of the 2000s

18/09/2021

Every decade has its pick of popular shows. Today, we’re going back to the early 00s with 6 must-see TV series that were all the rage at that time. The evidence being that we’re still talking a lot about them today. Focus.

The Wire
The Wire

We’re starting with a huge one. The Wire is a must-see show, a true reference in terms of TV series. With five seasons, this HBO show totally makes a mark on the viewers. The Wire uses some documentary codes to paint this social fresco taking place in Baltimore. Drug trafficking, smuggling and social division are at the heart of the show. Recently, the show lost one of its protagonists, Omar, with the sudden death of Michael K. Williams.

Malcolm in The Middle
Malcolm in The Middle

Comedy, have you said comedy? We now focus on Malcolm in The Middle. From the 00s first months, this crazy show led by Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston and Jane Kaczmarek found its audience. Malcolm is a little genius who grows up in a typical but kinda quirky American family. With the help of his brothers, Reese and Dewey, he’s gonna paint the town red and make their parents live a nightmare. Funny, touching and quirky, Malcolm in The Middle is a part of the most popular comedy from the 00s. Nothing less.

Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under

Among the shows that marked the TV landscape, there’s Six Feet Under. It’s simple, this Alan Ball show is one of the most critically acclaimed TV series. The Fishers are managing a firm of undertakers. But when the patriarch dies, his two sons have to take over him. Six Feet Under is a classic, with 5 seasons to watch and re-watch.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

If you love teen shows, you won’t be able to contradict us on this one. First broadcasted in 2003, One Tree Hill is still a TV reference today when talking about teen dramas. Led by Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush, James Lafferty or Hilarie Burton, One Tree Hill tells the stories of highschoolers living in the fictional town of Tree Hill. First loves, family issues and difficulties to become young adults are few of the several themes addressed in the show.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives

To say that Desperate Housewives is a cult TV series from the 00s certainly is a euphemism. This Marc Cherry show clearly marked this era. On Wisteria Lane, neighbors love to gossip. Played by Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, the four heroines all have secrets they try to keep to themselves.

My Wife and Kids
Ma Famille d’Abord

Among cult family TV series, people love My Wife and Kids. First broadcasted in 2001, the adventures of the Kyle family captivated the audience. Funny but also very touching, this Damon Wayans show is simply a must-see from the 00s.

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