There have been years when we’ve really had to stretch to find enough great TV shows to fill out a Top 10 list. Not anymore. Now, it’s a beastly task to pare down the vast amount of worthy programming to just 10.
The past year once again brought us a barrage of superlative fare from a variety of sources, including the broadcast networks, cable and streaming services (Welcome to the party, Amazon). Some of the new offerings were so offbeat and creative that they actually rattled our notions of what “television” can be.
To help make the winnowing process slightly easier, we’ve limited consideration to scripted series, so no documentaries (“The Roosevelts”) or movies (“The Normal Heart”).