24, the king of bing series
When I started watching TV shows in English - way back when - one of my first, if not the first, was 24. I only started to watch it with subtitles, because I didn't really watch anything in English at the time. However soon after I started watching, I realized that 24 is really simple to follow, and subtitles just bothered me, so I turned it off, and I never turned on it again.
If you don't know what 24 is, probably the best defined is a high-octance action series starring Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, who is part of CTU, the anti-terrorist unit. The special thing about this series, is that each season takes one day, which means each episode takes about one day.
Another specialty is that the give people the immdiacy of happenings they frequently use split screen to show characters what are they doing at that exact moment, which is just a much better solution than simple showing people in quick succession.
However the biggest thing they could pull is that every episode ends on a cliffhanger, and you want to know what's happens next.