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.

Network: Fox
Creators: Dave and John Chernin

Starring Always Sunny’s Kaitlin Olson, The Mick delivers a fresh comedy that has helped revitalize Fox’s non-animated lineup.

Watch ‘The Mick’

Network: HBO
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.

Watch ‘The Deuce’

Network: FX
Creators: Tom and Edward Hardy, Steven Knight

Created by Tom Hardy and his father, Taboo is dark, thrilling and really fucking cool. Set during the War of 1812, the show is an epic fictionalization that you’ll probably end up binge-watching.

Watch ‘Taboo’

Network: HBO
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.

Watch ‘Big Little Lies’

Network: Discovery
Creators: Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente and Tony Gittelson

Discovery elevated the scripted true crime miniseries to a new level with Manhunt: Unabomber. Paul Bettany’s performance as Ted Kaczynski is reason enough to watch this 7 episode series.

Read our review

Watch ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’

Network: Netflix
Creator: Steve Lightfoot

The TV-embodiment of a Metallica concert. Netflix’s The Punisher brings the Marvel character to a whole new level and boy does he pack a punch.

Watch ‘The Punisher’

Network: Netflix
Creator: Joe Penhall

Based on the early days of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, Mindhunter is interesting and suspenseful, like a far more cinematic version of Criminal Minds with real serial killers.

Watch ‘Mindhunter’

Network: Amazon
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.

Watch ‘Patriot’

Network: Hulu
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.

Read our review

Watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Honorable Mention:

Mentioned: Allison Keene’s 25 Best TV Shows of 2017, Ranked
Worthwhile: The 50 best TV shows of 2017


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