The Golden Age of Television continued through 2017, as we saw riveting performances, nail-biting storylines, and tearjerker moments in some of our favorite series, both new and old. From The Handmaid’s Tale bursting onto the scene and dominating the Emmys, to that shocking ending to the third season of Better Call Saul, networks and streaming services alike had us glued to our screens this year.
What defines “the best” series among so many fantastic shows out there? For us, it’s a combination of great acting, compelling storylines, witty dialogue, and powerful cinematography, among other intangibles. We’ve narrowed down the field to these few favorites. Here are our picks for the best TV shows of 2017.
Note: Some light spoilers lie ahead.