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    Here's Why 2004 Was The Greatest Year In Television History

    Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.

    Lost exploded onto our screens with an amazing first season that had everyone talking.

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    2004 was also the year that House made its television debut, continuing the trend of British actors taking up American accents to land leading roles in the US.

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    A trend that was kickstarted by the still ongoing greatness that was The Wire. Possibly the greatest television show of all time.

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    HBO were killing it that year, with The Sopranos still running hot.

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, one of the funniest shows of all time, was still providing us with plenty of laughs.

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    And while we sadly bid farewell to Sex and the City

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    We said hello to two new shows. Both Entourage and Deadwood began life that year.

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    All hail HBO – the god of great television production.

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    Another future TV classic that had its big debut in 2004 was Battlestar Galactica.

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    Friends gave us one of the greatest, happiest endings to a TV show when Ross and Rachel finally got back together.

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    As did Fraiser, when the title character turned down a job opportunity in San Fransisco to pursue a relationship with Charlotte in Chicago.

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    In happier memories, 2004 was year that The O.C was at its peak! Summer & Seth and Marissa & Ryan were together, and everything was good in the world.

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    You know, before this happened…

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    R.I.P Marissa.

    But back to the happy memories: remember how great Desperate Housewives was on its debut?

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    And how the US version of The Office exceeded our expectations by actually being a damn good show? Shoutout to Steve Carell for owning his role.

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    One of TV's greatest injustices, the cancelation of Arrested Development, had yet to take place.

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    We still trusted you, TV; why did you hurt us?

    We also still had the warm wit and wisdom of The Gilmore Girls gracing our screens.

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    Oh, and Six Feet Under was still on.

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    Lastly, Aaron Sorkin's characters were still walking and talking their way down corridors in The West Wing.

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    2004: You'll forever live in our memories through Netflix and DVDs.

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