I'm halfway through season 1 of True Detective. It's so gorgeous I want to cheat on my wife with it. I don't know if you can win any sort of award acting in an HBO show, but Matthew McConaughey (or however you spell it) is fucking amazing. Spellbinding. Woody Harrelson is the best I've seen him. I mean, you never forget he's Woody, but he pulls off some subtle looks that only a professional can do. The whole thing is shot amazingly - everything is perfectly framed, perfectly lit, perfectly set. It's fucking great. I hear season 2 was utter shit, but I figure I've got 4 more amazing hours before that happens.
I'm also working through The Americans, which is really good for basic cable TV. It suffers from a certain degree of predictability that I think is a inherent to being on basic cable, but overall the writing is very good and most of the characters are well developed. I have issues with both kids, but otherwise it's pretty tight.