What to binge-watch this holiday season

(CNN)'Tis the season to catch up on all the shows you missed while you were out hustling in 2015.

With so many options, it's hard to know where to begin. Sure, compelling plot and characters are a must. Otherwise, there's no one thing that makes a show a good candidate for binge watching.
Watching long-running epics with multiple plot points back-to-back minimizes the risk of forgetting key details in between episodes. On the other hand, breezy comedies require minimal investment of time or attention but (presumably) deliver laughs in rapid succession.
Some shows grab you at the end of each episode with a gripping cliffhanger, all but guaranteeing you'll dive right into the next one.
    We started thinking about the best shows for binging last year, inspired by a Reddit conversation. We've updated our list this year with releases new and old. What would you add? Tweet us at @CNNEnt.