Like The Hobbit movie series or that Don McLean song, 2017 just never seemed like it would end. Luckily, we had, like, a million TV shows to get us through to 2018, where we've been greeted by... a lot more shows to watch. But before I can truly put the year into cold storage like those naked, decommissioned robots on Westworld, I'm giving this compendium of every 2017 TV show worth watching one last update.
And so my quest to identify the stand-out shows and miniseries of 2017 as they came along has reached its end. (Note: I considered only scripted episodic programs that made their American debuts or began new seasons during the calendar year.) To find out which shows made the cut, and to see a photo of Tom Hardy gazing at a horse, read on.
To catch up on other things you may have missed from 2017, check out our recommedation guides for Best Movies, Best Albums, and Best Memes. And when you're ready to embrace this year's binge-worthy shows, head to The Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far).