The SludgeFeed Staff breaks down the best TV series that premiered or started streaming in the last year, including miniseries. We hope this top list helps cut through the hundreds of TV shows that battle for your attention every year as all of these shows are worth watching.
Creators: Dave and John Chernin
Creators: George Pelecanos and David Simon
Set in 1970s New York City, HBO’s The Deuce provides a gritty look at the thriving and public prostitution trade at the time. The characters, costumes and acting make this a must-watch.
Creators: Tom and Edward Hardy, Steven Knight
Creator: David E. Kelley
The ultimate cat fight. HBO’s Big Little Lies is well-acted and well-written, definitely worth watching with your significant other.
Creators: Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda
A hilariously clever parody of the current wave of crime docuseries. Netflix’s American Vandal follows a group of high schoolers in the aftermath of a major penis-graffiti incident.
Creators: Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente and Tony Gittelson
Creator: Steve Lightfoot
Creator: Joe Penhall
Creator: Steven Conrad
Without question, one of the most artistically shot TV series of all time. Patriot offers up the perfect combination of black comedy and drama with a surprisingly intelligent plot.
Creator: Bruce Miller
The compelling plot, excellent acting, and chilling realism make The Handmaid’s Tale a can’t miss drama, and our favorite new series of 2017. We highly recommend watching Elizabeth Moss in this dystopian story that feels all-too-possible.