15. The Good Wife
Part procedural, part social commentary, part political drama, The Good Wife
continued to thrive, adding unpredictable and refreshing twists to the stale legal genre. But it's the personal relationships that are the most riveting: After two seasons of will-they-won't-they tension, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) went from Good
to bad, giving in to her feelings for Will (Josh Charles) and emerging with a fierce, take-on-all-comers attitude (not to mention, an unfortunate haircut
). This, of course, only transpired after she learned of Peter's (Chris Noth) one-night stand with her now-former BFF Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), shifting the show dynamics forever.