What is the best horror show right now? The best black comedy? Thriller? Sci-Fi? Television is in a golden age of quality at the moment and it can be hard to pinpoint the current best of the best for any given genre.
'Current' being the most important word here. It's all well and good fighting over whether The Sopranos or The Wire is the best crime show of all time, but what about in more recent years? With TV at an all time high, it is easy to miss certain exceptional shows as they are quickly replaced by the hottest new thing.
Some of the shows on this list have a huge following, some are cult shows, and some are in between, but right now they can't be beaten by anything within their same genres. They are the best there is at the moment and they should be seen by as many people as possible.
Naturally, some of these shows can slip into more than one genre but if they excel at one particular element then that is what will be highlighted here.
There is so much TV to choose from out there, and right now, these 15 shows are at the top of their class.
15. Miniseries: Watchmen
Miniseries is a broad subject to start with. There are a lot of shows limited to one singular season being released these days and they are usually of a very high quality. Netflix has had some notable inclusions such as When They See Us and The Queen's Gambit but HBO is undisputedly the king of the miniseries.
Chernobyl could easily have taken this spot but instead we'll go with the more recent and ambitious Watchmen, the part adaptation, part continuation of Alan Moore's masterwork. Created by Damon Lindelof, one of the most creative minds working in television today, Watchmen brings Moore's work into the modern day with more current societal issues to tackle and brand new and layered characters to take the reins.
Yes, Ozymandias and Laurie are prominent and fantastic, but this show belongs to the new blood such as Looking Glass, Will, and most importantly Angela Abar played by an always exceptional Regina King.
Watchmen masterfully weaves flawless character development, smart social commentary and respect for the source material to create nine brilliantly contained episodes that make it the must see miniseries available right now.