Aired: 2007-2015

Somehow this show, set in New York in the 1960s—when black people could apparently only operate elevators and empty dust bins and women were relegated to secretarial duties—has us looking past all that and focusing squarely on the enigmatic, philandering adman Don Draper and the characters that orbit around him.

Mad Men was the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.