I would've given that honor to "Homicide: Life On The Street".
I liked Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man....they were a one-season series.
I remember both of those.
I don't know about all-time, but Dexter is one of my more recent favorites. ba<x>sed on what you listed I think you might like it, if you haven't seen it already.
No, American Horror Story is always crazy haha. But good crazy!
Haha. That sounds like a hilarious way to watch that show. Did you see the 1st season with the haunted house or the 2nd one in the mental asylum?