Category: TV Dramas
Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley, Roma Maffia, Kelly Carlson, Jessalyn Gilsig, Bruno Campos, Valerie Cruz

Fans of creator Ryan Murphy's Glee, with its perky musical numbers and cheeky melodrama, must've been blindsided while checking out his follow-up series, FX's American Horror Story. Had they done their Murphy homework, though, they would've been fully prepared for the latter's S&M ghosts, self-pleasuring maid, and striking gore.

Before he launched Glee, Murphy spearheaded FX's provocative Nip/Tuck, an immersive show about two morally corrupt plastic surgeons (Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon) that flaunted its bloodshed and sexual depravity like badges of honor.