Halt and Catch Fire
Halt and Catch Fire is so consistently good that it can take my breath away. AMC has steadfastly supported the series through the low ratings, but the real shame here is that nobody on the awards circuit has ever bucked the trend to acknowledge the talent that makes it so worthy of the full four season arc. The writing, the acting and the overall product are as good or better than many shows showered with awards love. It's inexplicable.
Major Crimes does well in the ratings and is a staple for TNT but Major Crimes doesn’t get a lot of buzz, even though it’s wonderful. Every crime is intriguing, plus it has one of the best teams on TV. Each member is different, yet completely dedicated to the job. There isn’t one throw away character on the board. And last season’s storyline where Dr. Joe was shot by a white supremacist in the middle of the courtroom had me riveted to the screen. It’s a show I can’t get enough of and I’m always surprised that more people aren’t talking about it.
You're the Worst
You're the Worst consistently wonderful. It's smart, witty, and funny in the darkest of ways. The show itself deserves way more attention than it gets, and so do the actors.
Pitch is SO good. Not only is it an amazing story about breaking gender barriers in baseball, but it's about so much more. Kylie Bunbury is a talented rising star, Mark-Paul Gosselaar gives the performance of his career, and the cast is incredibly diverse and blessed with sharp writing. How are more people NOT watching this show and talking about it? I'm baffled that so many have missed out on watching something that's so desperately needed on television.
I don't understand why awards shows don't recognize Supernatural, or at the very least, the show's talented lead actors, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. They've been on the air for 12 seasons for a reason – these guys have been channeling Dean and Sam Winchester flawlessly for years. It's a shame that the fancy-schmancy awards shows don't take the series seriously – they're really the ones missing out.
Penny Dreadful (and particularly Eva Green) was easily the most-snubbed show in recent memory (since Hannibal, at least). The show was artful and visually stunning, the performances (particularly Green's as main character Vanessa Ives) were incredible, and it was just all-around epic. Sure the surprise series finale was a little (OK, a lot) unsatisfying, but this show should have been racking up tons of awards in the performer and direction categories.