Hubski, can you recommend any shows that you think are excellent, but that have not received so much attention, for whatever reason?
One of my favorite series of all time is called the Bridge; it's a Scandinavian crime show that opens with a woman found in the middle of the border between Sweden and Denmark. Season 3 is being filmed right now and will air in September of 2015.
Both seasons 1 and 2 feature riveting and intelligently crafted plots. There is character development, you feel like you get to know and understand the characters, and it feels real and believable, but at the same time fast-paced and intense. The story is set in Scandinavia, which influences the feel of the show - there is sort of a cool, engrossing darkness about it that just feels very different from other shows I've watched. Here is a link for watching it on hulu.