What television show massively exceeded your expectations?

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Pretty soon it'll be fall TV season, and we'll be discovering a whole new crop of shows. And most of them will be crushing disappointments. But sometimes, the opposite happens. Sometimes, a show surprises us by being way better than it has any right to be. What's your favorite show that exceeded all reasonable expectations?

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DISCUSSION

Orphan Black, for sure. Went in expecting some Torchwood quality show about clones and maybe an evil scientist, and came out stunned at the high quality of both acting and storytelling.