We surveyed 49 TV stars, executives, and showrunners to find out which series they love, whose performances they admire, and more.
Respondents: Scott Aukerman, Ike Barinholtz, Leslie Bibb, Jenny Bicks, Kyle Bornheimer, Josh Bycel, Jonathan Cane, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mackenzie Crook, Erin Cummings, Natalie Dormer, Halley Feiffer, Mark Feuerstein, Melissa George, Daniel Gillies, Kat Graham, Fiona Gubelmann, Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, John Hodgman, Jack Huston, Richie Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Jack Kenny, Chris Klein, Jonathan Krisel, Matthew Lillard, Billy Magnussen, Aasif Mandvi, Eddie McClintock, Christopher McCulloch a.k.a. Jackson Publick, Ivana Milicevic, Dawn Olivieri, Aleksa Palladino, Adam Pally, Annie Parisse, Ty Pennington, Clyde Phillips, Carole Radziwill, Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård, Rich Sommer, Paul Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Kurt Sutter, Nico Tortorella, Liz Walaszczyk, Julie White, Michael K. Williams, Philip Winchester.
Photographs: Everett Collection (Big Bird); Patrick McMullan (Best Actor and Actress); Courtesy of the Networks (remaining).
*This article originally appeared in the May 20, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.