While it was hardly love at first sight for all the new programming on the air during 2015, we've managed to pick 12 standouts.
These are the shows that grabbed our attention and never let go.
They're the best of the new shows for 2015. Agree or disagree?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Supergirl was a surprising hit. At first the worry was the show was going to be a re-hash of older Superman shows, only with a girl. Watching the first few episodes was like watching a fawn take its first unsteady steps with what looked like stereotype characters like Winn and Cat. But then the characters began to evolve in a way that caused us to become invested. And now look at it: Supergirl is nothing like her cousin, and Cat is not the ball-breaking take-no-prisoners boss we first thought.
Blindspot has been a strong addition to NBC's lineup, with a compelling ongoing mystery and a strong performance by female lead Jaime Alexander. With memorable stories and intriguing possibilities, we can only imagine where the next tattoo will lead!
Ash vs Evil Dead
Just about 30 years after the film release of Evil Dead and Bruce Campbell is back as Ash Williams, one of those who unfortunately read from the Necromonican, bringing forth the deadites, changing the world as he knew it. Older, not very wise and with absolutely no responsibility whatsoever, he foolishly reads from it again while drunk and high, releasing the dead once again. We daresay it's more fun than the movies and Campbell has brought along one hell of a group to support his efforts on the series. It all clicks perfectly and strikes every note of gore and comedy we want. It's just too damn short!
The Expanse is an interpretation of a series of books by James S. A. Corey, including Leviathan Wakes. It's a space drama, a cautionary tale and a whodunnit that takes a look at squabbles between earth and mars 200 years in the future when supplies, especially water, are incredibly short. The cast is incredible with a film-worthy production. It's not too late to start watching this one!
Younger was on TV Land, so that set off alarm bells even before settling down to watch the pilot. Thankfully, the show was pretty fantastic. Sutton Foster is back on TV and playing one of the best characters on TV in quite some time as a 40-year-old reentering the workforce and life after a divorce. The catch? She decides to tell everyone she's 26 so she can more easily fit in. Foster does it perfectly, of course, but that doesn't mean she's not morally confused about it. It's poignant and hilarious at the same time.
UnREAL didn't look all that great from the promotional material, but it quickly became one of the best shows on TV. The characters were fleshed out very well and the dialog was just hilarious. You could actually imagine these characters saying the lines. The acting was first class. Who would have thought a show about a reality show could be so damn addictive?