My wife and I watch little in the way of TV, as in actually watch, it is usually playing to itself on the wall. So when we watch something, then we really have an affinity with it.
* Band of Brothers .... The story of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division in WW2 .... Based entirely in truth and using some of the real characters as consultants ... Truly superb. Deeply moving.
* SOA ... Sons of Anarchy .... Right up there with the Sopranos and the Wire ... The tale of Jax Teller and the SOA 1% motorcycle club .... Hamlet meets Harley Davidson .... Extremely well written, uber gritty and deeply immersing for 7 seasons ... Many people went into a form of mourning when the show ended at it's natural conclusion .... If one 'gets it', you will accept no substitutes.