With more than 400 scripted series on television this past year, it helps to get some pointers from those who make it their living to watch and review all the choices out there.
More and more outlets are creating this TV content, from streaming video companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, to cable networks increasingly getting into the scripted-show game, like Bravo, E!, and Spike.
Metacritic keeps track of a curated group of critics, assigns each review a number according to how positive or negative it was, and then creates a weighted average score for each show.
Here are the 20 most critically acclaimed shows on TV in 2015 using Metacritic scores.
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