13. "Rescue Me"
I'm consistently disappointed that, while the Emmy voters have been willing to nominate Denis Leary, they've never given this series a nod for best drama. Except for an off season a few years ago, "Rescue Me" has been dramatic dynamite. It is a visceral manifestation of post-9/11 sorrow, anxiety, and gallows humor. Also unfairly overlooked: the extraordinary supporting work of John Scurti as Kenny and Andrea Roth as Janet.
Pictured from left: Steven Pasquale, Denis Leary, and Diane Farr.