HitFix's Television Critics' Poll

Welcome to HitFix’s Fourth Annual Television Critics’ Poll. This year, we asked critics to put together lists of their top 10 television shows of 2015 and their top 10 new shows of the year. We gave 10 points to the number one show on each list, nine to the number two show, eight to the number three, etc. The overall lists were determined by the cumulative point total for each show. Enjoy, and see how your own choices match those of the critics.

Top TV Shows of 2013

  • 1
    Breaking Bad
    Breaking Bad

    "Breaking Bad" follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years to live.

    461 points
  • 2
    Orange is the New Black
    Orange is the New Black

    Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit.

    219 points
  • 3
    Game of Thrones
    Game of Thrones

    An epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal.

    217 points
  • 4
    The Good Wife
    The Good Wife

    "The Good Wife" is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

    189 points
  • 5
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex

    Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in "Masters of Sex," a one-hour drama series chronicling the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of the pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

    141 points
  • 6
    Mad Men
    Mad Men

    Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama "Mad Men" follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.

    132 points
  • 7
    The Americans
    The Americans

    "The Americans" is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. in the 1980s as the Cold War winds down.

    124 points
  • 8
    House of Cards
    House of Cards

    Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in this tale of a Washington, D.C. politician, his wife, and their grand ambitions. The two will stop at nothing to gain power and one day may go too far.

    100 points
  • 9
    Broadchurch
    Broadchurch

    "Broadchurch" centers on the investigation and aftermath of the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town. Leading the investigation are two detectives, Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy.

    88 points
  • 10
    Top of the Lake
    Top of the Lake

    Twelve years old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham suddenly disappears from her remote mountain town. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about her past.

    84 points

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