Good TV didn't come just from TV in 2015

MICAH MERTES

COMMENTARY

If 2015 movies offered an embarrassment of riches, 2015 TV was outright obscene in its wealth.

For years, seemingly every content provider has been getting into the original series game, and 2015 was the tipping point.

This was the year in which disrupters like Netflix rivaled old lions like HBO. (For the first time, Netflix nabbed the most Golden Globe nominations of any network.)

This was the year good TV came from a lot of places not on TV. Not just Netflix but also Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo and other more obscure pockets. Not even mentioned on this list are solid new shows like "Jessica Jones," "Daredevil," "Narcos," "Master of None," "Bloodline," "Catastrophe," "Other Space," "Casual" and "Difficult People" nor reliably good returning series like "Orange Is the New Black."

But regular TV didn't have a lightweight year either. The roster of fantastic original series was so strong that I couldn't even find room on my list for "Game of Thrones," "Louie," "The Americans," "Veep," "Silicon Valley," "Wolf Hall," "Outlander," "Show Me a Hero" or "The Knick," which are shows I love, shows for which I would step into traffic.

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