Golden Globes, Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Scandal, Game of Thrones

BBC America, AMC, ABC, HBO

A political fixer with a POTUS blind spot. A chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. A reunited family of deranged misfits.

What do they all have in common? They entertained the hell out of us this year on the small screen. 2013 was a particularly amazing year for TV, with cables dramas such as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones raising the bar in terms of storytelling and special effects, and Netflix becoming a major player in the TV game thanks to the breakout success of Orange Is the New Black and the return of Arrested Development, the beloved cult hit that was canceled way too soon.

Of course, networks were able to hold their own, with a major assist from Kerry Washington and her team of gladiators on Scandal, TV's buzziest show, and The Good Wife's stellar fifth season that has rejuvenated the series.

But which series topped our list and was crowned the best TV series of the year? Click through our gallery of our Top 10 TV Shows of 2013 to find out!

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