The FX network, standing for Fox Extended (sort of works), is owned by Fox, but don't expect Fox News values here. We're talking Russian spies (The Americans), satanism (American Horror Story), and cohabitation (You're the Worst).
The bad apple doesn't fall far from the tree in this collection of outlaw dramas that keep it all in the family; 'Animal Kingdom' has the Codys, 'Sons of Anarchy' the Tellers, and 'Hatfields & McCoys'... well, you can probably guess.
These series feature crooked cops and ruthless criminals who mix it up on the garbage-strewn streets of big cities. Pioneering shows like NYPD Blue and the Shield focused on cops in US cities, but the best of the current batch are anchored in the lives of gang members on the mean streets of Birmingham, Rome, Paris and Dublin.
Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.