I watch Damages, I dislike the going back and forward in time, but the show is great. On that note, The Firm is another good legal drama that's a little less serious but also has going back and forward in time. I tend to watch things that have Molly Parker and Callum Keith Rennie in them.
Danish shows, The Killing, The Bridge, and Borgen are great. French show Spiral. British shows Zen, Sirens, Hit & Miss, Silk, The Hour and Luther.
Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, The Unusuals, has everyone heard of these? They weren't particularly popular when they were new.