We all know the importance of the Oscars (though maybe now that Leo has won, we can all chill a bit), but I argue that the Emmys are even more important. While many actors are making their way onto the TV front, we’re living in an age where TV shows and streaming services are delivering some amazing content, and the Emmy nominations list shows that. While Netflix shows are getting renewed before we’ve even made it halfway through the season, there’s always something new and noteworthy”and always something that deserves that golden statue, even after seven seasons. We’re going to go ahead and assume you’ve already tackled Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, How To Get Away With Murder and House of Cards (if you haven’t, shame on you), so these are the rest of the shows to watch before the 68th Emmy Awards air this Sunday evening.
Not to be confused with American Crime Story, this ABC-backed show works in a similar way as American Horror Story, following a different anthology storyline in each season. While the first season focused mostly on politics and race, it was the second season that really brought the show into the limelight, focusing on a star student who is suddenly accused of sexual assault and posting photographic evidence online. It’s thought-provoking, current and has enough of the TV drama to keep us engaged.