Lots of TV shows start off strong, and don't quite live up to the hype over five or six seasons.
But some TV shows are special. They start solid and never lose you.
It's January, a comparatively slower time than the coming months will be. And it's a perfect time to start some fantastic TV shows that hit the ground running and never stop (unless, of course, the networks or actors decided to bring them to an end).
HBO is responsible for many of them. The specialty cable network boasts titles including "The Wire," "The Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under." All of them are available through CraveTV, Bell's streaming service.
But Netflix Canada and Shomi also have some fantastic offerings. There you can find series such as "Friday Night Lights," "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men" and much, much more.
The Christmas craziness is over, and there's still a little more time before Valentine's Day creeps up on us.
So start devouring these series. You may regret you didn't when the more hectic months arrive.