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The Best TV Shows of 2013, Midseason Edition

If I had to rate what I thought the best TV series was this season to date, that list would in in order:

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  • Game of Thrones (HBO): I can’t imagine a situation where Game of Thrones isn’t the top show of my end of year “best of” list. It’s so well written, well acted, well directed…it puts most other TV to shame.
  • Veep (HBO): HBO’s funniest comedy in years is also the funniest comedy on TV.
  • Arrested Development (Netflix): A few episodes of this series didn’t work as well as some of the other ones, but I still really enjoyed the return of the Bluth family.
  • Hannibal (NBC): I feel like I’m the only one watching this best network TV drama in years. Hannibal is so good it’s a shame it doesn’t draw more of an audience.
  • The Americans (FX): I can’t wait for this sexy drama to come back next year so I learn the fates of the Soviet sleeper agents hidden in early 1980s Washington DC and, more importantly, the fates of the FBI agents hunting them.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Even in its sixth season Mad Men continues to surprise.
  • House of Cards (Netflix): I liked House of Cards right up until the very end. It’s still a good show, I just felt like there needed to be at least some closure on things rather than just having an ending.

And there are a lot of promising shows on the horizon this summer and next season too. There’s a lot to be excited about.