Updated: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:15:00 GMT
Emmys 2012: TV shows for TV snobs

Whether the shows in question have been nominated for an Emmy or not, 2012 has been a more than satisfactory year for TV connoisseurs.

2012 Emmy nominations (© Rex Features)
  • 2012 Emmy nominations (© Rex Features)
  • Breaking Bad (© AMC/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Homeland (© c.Showtime/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Mad Men (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • The Newsroom (© HBO/Everett/Rex Features)
  • The Good Wife (© CBS/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Game of Thrones (© HBO/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Louie (© FXNetwork/Everett/Rex Features)
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Some TV series lure in fans with lowbrow appeal. Others set a higher standard, earning highbrow cred that often comes with Emmy love. Whether these series attack heady issues or make their mark by being unique to the landscape, they're the shows you think everyone should be watching with you... or are embarrassed to admit you're not watching. Not embarrassed? The snobs will insist you just don't know what you're missing. MSN TV takes a look at the top 10 shows TV elitists can get behind.

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