Beyond entertainment, a great television show can really change the way that its audience views the world. If a show sticks the landing, it can live as a beloved gem forever in the hearts and minds of its fans. If it doesn't, its reputation remains less sterling.
Certain shows transcend the limits of their plot machinations, structure, or finales enough to stay with viewers for an entirely different reason. These shows provoke thought long after one's done watching them, thanks to intriguing thematic concerns, deep moral questions, or fresh approaches to otherwise tired material.
In that spirit, take a look at this selection of thought-provoking TV shows that are sure to stick with you long after they're finished.