I don't know how much awared are foreigners in Japan, but most American TV series and some movies arrive to Japanese DVD stores (like Tsutaya) years after they were broadcasted or released to media there. I don't go to Tsutaya anymore after they acussed me for replacing a DVD. I rented Fast & Furious Euro Mission and 4 days after I returned it, they said I replaced (irikaeta) their "rental" version with a home version but of F&F5 (the one from Brazil)...and had to pay for it (かいとり)...well that was optional or I would have my member card cut, I just like to have a clear mind. Well, as I was saying above, I was wandering which are the current or last TV shows that became popular in the US and others. I enjoyed, The Shield, ROME & Lie to me which were not as popular as Heroes or Lost but still found them great.