1. "Homeland" When did I realize just how popular this groundbreaking series had become? When I was sitting next to three 70-something ladies at a restaurant and I overheard them talking about the show. For the entire dinner. This drama is that good, with as many bumpy twists and turns as Big Thunder Mountain. At this year's Emmys, it broke "Mad Men's" stranglehold on Best Drama -- and for good reason. It's gritty, intense, hyper-realistic and addictive. Claire Danes (boasting many an angry cry) and Damian Lewis are flawless at showcasing not only the tenacity of their characters but their heartbreaking weaknesses. If you thought Season 1 couldn't have been better, see Season 2.
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