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 2015

  • 1
    Fargo
    Fargo

    The FX series offers anthology style storytelling based on the Academy Award-winning feature film. The second season takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota.

    324 points
  • 2
    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.

    206 points
  • 3
    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.

    200 points
  • 4
    Transparent
    Transparent

    An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

    152 points
  • 5
    Better Call Saul
    Better Call Saul

    A prequel to the critically acclaimed series, "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" is the story of how Jimmy McGill turned into Saul Goodman. The series features characters familiar to fans of "Breaking Bad" as well as new ones.

    151 points
  • 6
    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.

    141 points
  • 7
    The Leftovers
    The Leftovers

    When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to come to terms with what happened. Three years later, the HBO drama series, "The Leftovers" is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

    132 points
  • 8
    Mr. Robot
    Mr. Robot

    Elliot is a young programmer who works as a security engineer during the day. At night, however, he is a brilliant hacker. When he is approached by a group of hackers, Elliot is forced to make a choice between what he does during the day and what he has been doing at night.

    104 points
  • 9
    The Jinx
    The Jinx

    Robert Durst, scion of NY's billionaire real estate family has been accused of three murders over the past 30 years, but never convicted. Brilliant and reclusive, he has not spoken publicly - until now.

    69 points
  • 10
    Veep
    Veep

    Created by Armando Iannucci, "Veep" stars Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

    63 points

Shows with Additional Votes