Ladies and gentlemen, FX is not fucking around.
With Legion barreling toward the end of a stellar first season and The Americans returning to claim its crown as the best show on television you’re probably not watching, it’s easy to forget that this is also the network of Baskets, Man Seeking Woman, and It’s Always Sunny. Think that’s a lot? Check back in April, because Fargo’s almost back, and so is Archer. Jesus Christ, FX, what are you putting in the water? This month’s top TV roster could have included only episodes from the aforementioned series and it would still have been a knock-down, drag-out fight.
Still, one network alone does not an excellent month of television make, and March was a great month for television. Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and Seth Meyers all dug into the bottomless political muck with angry relish, and for this, we salute them. The CW’s Supergirl and The Flash went musical, while Legends of Tomorrow quietly continued to be one of the most shamelessly entertaining shows on air. American Crime came back, and so did the blissful Review. The Good Fight made signing up for CBS All Access worthwhile, Underground kicked off its second season with three great installments, and Girls dropped an episode that’s among the best in its history. Bates Motel! Superstore! Jane the Virgin! The list goes on.
Oh, and praise be, RuPaul’s Drag Race has returned. Better still, it’s moved from Logo to VH1, so it’s likely that your cable package finally includes the best reality show around.
Nevertheless, we’ve picked five of the best episodes from a deliciously crowded field, omitting all of the gems above and plenty more we didn’t mention. A piece of advice: start chipping away at that DVR backlog, because FX isn’t the only network with great things on the horizon. Better Call Saul, Brooklyn 99, The Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Reasons Why, iZombie, MST3K, and Peter Capaldi’s final season of Doctor Who are all incoming. We may never leave our couches again.