September 23, 2002 12:00 PM


Law & Order (NBC)

Six Feet Under (HBO)
24 (FOX)

The West Wing (NBC)

With The Sopranos out of the picture–ineligible because it didn’t air during the 2001-02 season–this category is a tough call. But Six Feet Under, HBO’s moody and addictive second-year show about a family-owned funeral home, earns our nod for digging ever deeper into its complex characters.

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