25 Best TV Shows of 2015

What an insanely abundant year for TV. There was so much to feast on in 2015 — the year America finally recognized the severity of our Peak TV glut — but these shows were the peakiest of the peaks. Punk hackers. Leopard-print-loving hip-hop divas. Sleazy politicians, sci-fi cartoon trippers and bad-girl noir detectives. Spies, drug dealers and cannibals. And that's just a typical episode of Empire.

Here's to a year where TV reached history-making creative heights — and here's to more in 2016.