With so much TV clamoring for attention these days, you almost need special powers to separate the truly great from the supremely mediocre. Or you could just bookmark this page. Just like last year, we'll be regularly updating our obsessively curated ranking of 2017's best shows and miniseries so that you'll always have something to watch next.
To be eligible for this list, a series needs to be 1) an episodic program that made its debut or began a new season in 2017, and 2) hugely enjoyable to watch. To find out how many of this year's shows meet the criteria, and to see a photo of Tom Hardy gazing at a horse, read on.