It really feels like the TV medium just keeps getting better and better, finding it progressively easier to compete with the cinematic landscape thanks to a greater investment in big-budget stars, acclaimed writers and gorgeous cinematography.
For every brilliant recent show that receives acclaim in line with its quality, such as Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black and so many more, there are a bunch of shows which haven't quite yet enjoyed the viewing figures, awards success or critical acclaim that they so thoroughly deserve.
Now, that's not to say that all 15 of these shows are masterpieces worthy of universal praise, but each is decidedly more entertaining than its low viewing figures, lack of awards success or mixed reviews suggests. Whether enjoying a significant upswing in quality after some growing pains or simply failing to find an audience due to its niche nature, these shows are all worthy of much more press and attention than they get (or got, in the case of those which have already been cancelled).
Do yourself a favour and check these little gems out already if you haven't, because each deserves a ton more credit for its contributions to the recent programming slate...