Why select the 25 best TV shows of 2017 now, you ask?
Because there’s really no such thing as a “slow” summer anymore, at least not when it comes to television. Because the beginning of the new season—though it ain’t what it used to be—will soon add a raft of new and returning series to the For Your Consideration pile. And because, most importantly, we’re as eager now as we were in May to celebrate the medium’s finest, from a wildly entertaining glimpse inside the world of women’s wrestling (GLOW) to an under-the-radar masterpiece set in the early years of the digital revolution (Halt and Catch Fire). Oh, yeah, and a little program called Game of Thrones returned since our last update. There really is no time like the present, huh?
Here are the 25 best TV shows of 2017 (so far):