7 TV Shows That Were Ahead of Their Times

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The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Rod Sterling's sci-fi series presented important moral questions with elements of surrealism and concepts that were quite ahead of its time.

The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

This classic TV series, known for featuring Betty White, tackled issues such as gay marriage, racism, depression when they weren't widely discussed.

Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

David Lynch and Mark Frost's popular supernatural TV series was ahead of its time in many ways- from using inventive audiovisual techniques to portraying trans character.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)

This cult favourite sci-fi series featured not just the use of technology ahead of its time (tablets and touch screens), but was also known for its bold cultural commentary.

Tara (1993-1997)

This Zee TV show is considered the first Indian TV serial to focus on the lives of urban modern women.

Just Mohabbat (1996-2000)

This Sony TV series followed a young boy's entrance into puberty and was considered too provocative for its time.

Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999)

This neo-noir Japanese anime pushed the boundaries through its symbolism and social commentary and also presents a non-binary character.