More so than any other recent year, 2013 is notable for the sheer breadth of quality television on the schedules. Because of this, you'd be forgiven for not noticing some of what flew under the radar.
In writing this list, I've tried to choose shows that either had a relatively low profile where I live in the UK or that I'm assuming don't attract as much coverage elsewhere.
Sure, there's a bit of guesswork involved. I'm hoping this at least works as a rundown that highlights elements of shows that have been a little ignored or entire shows that struggled to find their way into the wider conversation.
Best drama: Spartacus: War of the Damned
If you still consider Spartacus to be nothing more than nudity and bloodshed then it's barely worth me trying to convince you otherwise. I hope enough critics have extolled the virtues of this incredible drama; the show's final season, War of the Damned, builds to a huge conclusion that delivers a powerful punch emotionally and viscerally.