Surprises – to me at least – include the number of genre shows that are successful on TV, this year. I’m not talking mysteries/procedurals, sitcoms or hospital shows which always seem to thrive on the broadcast networks.
No, I’m talking the quality science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror shows that are dotting the broadcast schedules of the Big Four, The CW and cable/streaming. There are so many of them that I’ve shuttled them off onto their own list this year – so with one exception, this is a mostly genre-free list of the best of network television for 2015.
As always, these are my favorites – your mileage will undoubtedly vary.