Peak TV schmeak TV. Stop dodging good television!
We've already taken a look at 11 awful shows we're guilty to admit to watching, so strike those off your list and give these a shot.
Surely at least one of these great shows is on your watch list and you want others to jump on board the bandwagon.
If so, make sure to vote in our poll so they win the Dodgeball award, or if you'd rather nominate another, the world is your oyster.
And don't forget about our other awards:
The Speedster Award
The Gilded Bullshirt Award
The Perpetual Ocular Rotation Award
The Golden Fanny Award
The Golden Diaper Award
The Buried Treasure Award
Keep coming back. More awards are on the way. But be sure to vote so your favorites make it to the final slideshow with all the winners!
Underground was watched by a very large audience on WGN America, but that doesn't mean more people can't tune in. It's a different view of slavery, in that it takes the time to humanize the experience and lend credence to the individuals who were told day in and day out they were less than, but who never forgot they were never what they were told. Set to a modern soundtrack and allowing the characters to have humor, feel love and genuine emotion, they're experiencing their own lives to the fullest, regardless of their situation, while still moving mountains to change their circumstances. It was also a time when they leaned on the help of their white sympathizers and the two races together finally did move those mountains. It's well worth the watch!
This one isn't only on viewers, as it's on a restrictive network. Kingdom is an absolutely fascinating series that airs on ATT Uverse, so if you don't subscribe, you don't get to see it in the US. What a shame! If they don't mind my saying, they should really consider putting earlier seasons elsewhere so others can see the amazing story and acting of a retired MMA fighter played by Frank Grillo who runs a gym and coaches fighters, including his sons, played by Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker, as well as other fighters, including Matt Lauria. The women in his life include Kylie Sanchez and Joanna Going and the stories are relentless in their raw and personal nature. Watch a couple episdes and you're in for the long haul. By being so restricted, this one is dodging a very large audience.
Legends of Tomorrow
Everyone talks to much about Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow, but they've completely left out DC's Legends of Tomorrow because of the nightmare of Season 1. Meanwhile, Season 2 has been incredible! With new characters to wash away the wicked stick left behind, the humor and heroes are better than ever. Great camaradarie, interesting journeys and a whole lotta fun.
12 Monkeys has had to fight for each of its renewals, but I cannot even imagine if it hadn't made it to the second season. What an amazing season it was! It almost felt like a different show from the first. It was less clinical and more character driven, and the stakes felt so high. Did it have more or less viewers? I don't even know, but there weren't enough for all the passion poured into this project. The twists in the writing and the curveballs you never see coming are so worth the ride, and the acting is top notch. So much humor, too! It's a wild ride. Jump on board!
Halt and Catch Fire
If the awards can't find Halt and Catch Fire, there's no way viewers are going to find the gem on AMC that gets little to no promotion at this point. You can watch on AMC.com! The show takes you back to the '80s and the rise of the computer with four friends who are in business together. The series takes them in wildly different, but mostly successful directions, and what happens along the way is incredible.
Frequency has been in a ratings freefall over the past few weeks. The writing and performances are all over the place at times, but there are moments when Frequency shows signs of brilliance and incredible potential. More people need to start tuning into this show in order to give it a shot at renewal and a second chance with fans.