Television is so awash in great shows no one can watch them all. And yet most TV fans can name the best new show of last year — technically, it’d have to be Girls — and best show overall — take your pick of Mad Men, Treme, Breaking Bad, etc.
Online, nobody knows what’s good. There’s too much. It’s easy to miss something great.
The real issue is: at their best, web shows are specific and niche. What works for me might not work for you. It’s why I rarely recommend shows to friends or on my blog. My preferences lean toward the scrappy, strange and multicultural, and that’s certainly not for everyone.
But I’m always being asked what to watch. With that in mind, here is what you might have missed last year.