Whether you're binging, streaming, or watching live (remember that?), in the era of peak prestige television, there are almost too many excellent shows to watch. And there are so many kinds of shows, too, all of which serve many different purposes in our fractured, media-saturated lives. Did you spend this year getting into a gritty feminist dystopian drama? Or maybe you laughed and cried with a president so bad in parody it made you feel better about our real one. And there were plenty of pure escapist offerings to choose from, whether you're in the zany world of a comedian single mom on her way up, or a retro supernatural thriller going all the way down.