A paranoid hacker, a butt-kicking private investigator and an infinitely quotable hip-hop mogul walk into a room.
But don’t look for a punchline to this setup — instead, get ready for TVLine’s countdown of the 10 Best Drama Series of 2015.
Our staff reflected on the last 12 months of small-screen fare — everything from network TV to cable to streaming services — and then went through the painful process of whittling it down to the most innovative, most moving and most gasp-inducing of the bunch.
Check out the gallery below for our picks — or click here for direct access — then tell us where you think we got it right, which shows we egregiously snubbed and what drama you’d put at No. 1 for 2015!