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9. "Manhattan" (WGN America)
At first, "Manhattan" — a period piece about the men and women who built the atomic bomb (and/or were stuck in the desert with the ones building it) — simply seemed a pleasant relief after WGN's first original drama had been the campy supernatural series "Salem." But it went from relief to genuine pleasure as we got to know the many complicated people working on, and in thrall to, the Manhattan Project. Created by "Masters of Sex" veteran Sam Shaw (with a big visual assist from director Thomas Schlamme), in 2014 "Manhattan" wound up being the better series about the wonder and darkness of scientific breakthroughs than the series Shaw left in order to make it.