13 Shows To Watch Before 2015 Ends, Because It Was A Good Year For TV

This was a pretty solid year for television. With networks, cable channels, and streaming services all coming out with new, viewers were almost overwhelmed with great TV shows to watch in 2015. And this doesn't include all of the older shows that came back for another season.

With 2016 close on the horizon, it's time to catch up on all of the shows that came out in 2015 that are still going to be buzzwords in the new year. And the good news is that with that holiday season quickly approaching, you'll have some time off from work to snuggle up in your PJs and binge these shows for days. And you're going to need every hour, because this is a lot of TV time to clock. But you won't even notice the time passing as you hungrily wait for the next episode to start and remember you haven't showered in three days (Which can be either a good thing or a bad thing, you're call. I'm going to go with good).

One of the best things about the shows that came out in 2015 is that many of them featured an awesome female character — or even characters! — which is an obvious plus. Seriously, half of the shows on this list have a woman as the lead. Go 2015!

So, it's time to hunker down in your living room with plenty of snacks (and wine) and start watching these outstanding shows from 2015 so you'll have seen them all before January 1.


'Jessica Jones'

Who doesn't love a badass super heroine? And even better — one portrayed by Krysten Ritter? This show is somewhat dark, but totally thrilling and exhilarating. You won't be able to stop watching.

Available on Netflix



A series that focuses on the drama of the hip-hop industry and the more complicated drama of a family, Empire was an instant hit in 2015, and is sure to continue with its success. Oh, and even though she isn't technically the lead, can you ask for a fiercer female character than Cookie Lyon?

Available on Hulu


'Master Of None'

If you liked Tom on Parks & Recreation, you'll love Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series. Dealing with complicated issues through comedy, Masters of None comments on the complicated world millennials are inhabiting. You'll laugh a lot, but you'll also find yourself questioning the things you consider normal.

Available on Netflix


'Better Call Saul'

The spinoff series to the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul tells the story of how Saul Goodman came to be. Just as exciting as the story of Walter White, this is a must-watch for any Breaking Bad fan.

Available on iTunes


'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

If the theme-song alone doesn't have you hooked, just watch one episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and you'll instantly fall in love with Kimmy, Titus, and even the morally-questionable Jacqueline Voorhees. It's funny, charming, and just plain adorable — everything you would expect from a Tina Fey series.

Available on Netflix



Another Marvel-inspired series, Daredevil is a great New York superhero story. You'll even find crossover between this series and Jessica Jones if you're paying attention, so make sure you watch both.

Available on Netflix



Hilary Duff is back, ladies and gentleman! And while I don't think there can ever be another TV show as good as Lizzie McGuire, Younger is definitely up there. Sutton Foster plays a 40-year-old women trying to pass for 26...so, as you can imagine, the series is rife with opportunity for comedy.

Available on iTunes


'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

What really is "having it all"? In Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, main character Rebecca decides that what looks like a perfect life isn't always the answer, and begins on her SoCal search for happiness. Relatable and hilarious, you'll fly through the episodes of this show.

Available on Hulu


'The Jim Gaffigin Show'

In a similar format to Louie, The Jim Gaffigin Show follows Gaffagin's struggle to balance his life with his comedy career. Gaffagin is a hilarious comic, and the show is speckled with impressive guest stars, so you're bound to be laughing out loud.

Available on Hulu


'Scream Queens'

The thriller-comedy that took the country by storm this fall is one you need to see before the year comes to a close. Whether you watch it because you're a fan of Jamie Lee Curtis, because you can't resist trying to discover a mystery killer, or because you just love the over-the-top fashion, there is something for everyone.

Available on Hulu


'Grace and Frankie'

What's great about Grace And Frankie is that it brings the buddy comedy genre to older women. And since it stars greats Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, it's obviously fantastic. Frenemies over 50 — this is the show the world has been needing.

Available on Netflix



Man, Marvel is taking over! Supergirl is the high-profile hero show we've all been waiting for, because — as we all know — it really takes a woman to save the world.

Available on CBS.com


'Making A Murderer"

This documentary-style series follows the story of a man who was wrongfully convicted of rape, released by DNA after several years in prison, and then arrested again for murder. But did he really do it or did the cops set him up? The only way to know is to watch this Netflix original crime thriller.

Available on Netflix

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