The Top 10 TV Shows of 2017
2017 was another outstanding year for television! Whether you’re a fan of the 80s, Westerns, or shows based on bestselling novels, you should find a show you enjoyed on this list.
So if you find yourself sitting next to Creepy Uncle Jerry at the dinner table this year…I got you, Boo. You’ll find at least 10 cool things to talk about below:
10. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Although I was too chicken to watch this series revival, fans say it lived up to the hype. So if you were a fan of the 90s original, you should definitely check out the third (and likely last) season.
9. Insecure (HBO)
In the second season of Insecure, Issa (Issa Rae) struggles to find her way after a rough break-up with longtime boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis). His life keeps getting better and better while she goes from one hilarious screw up to another. The third season should be released this summer. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
8. Taboo (FX)
Tom Hardy plays a classic Tom Hardy character, James Delaney. The gruff, mysterious ex-soldier dramatically returns to London for his father’s funeral. He manages to take on the powerful East India Company over his family’s land, all while enduring haunting flashbacks of his time in Africa and his mentally disturbed mother. Oh, and those scintillating thoughts about his sister (Oona Chaplin). The second season will likely be released in early 2019. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
7. Glow (Netflix)
Based on the real Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.), this series epitomizes all things 80s. Headlined by the superb Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, the first season follows the early stages of the professional ladies wrestling group. Glow covers some deep feminist topics in a fun, light manner. And Marc Maron’s zingers will have you rolling with laughter. The second season of Glow will be released this summer. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
6. Mindhunter (Netflix)
Producer David Fincher (who also produced Zodiac) portrays the FBI’s early interviewing and criminal profiling of serial killers. The second season will likely be released in late 2018.
5. Godless (Netflix)
A classic Western involving unconventional characters and an unconventional town. Godless’ stars include big names like Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery, but the exceptional Merritt Weaver is what makes this good show great. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
The seventh season of Game of Thrones seemed to be moving forward at full throttle, but the epic battle scenes more than made up for the glitchiness. The final six episodes will be released some time in 2019. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
3. Stranger Things 2 (Netflix)
The 80s-centric series came back for another season this year, amidst another flurry of memes. The Duffer Brothers broke up the characters this time around, and brought some unlikely characters together. Stranger Things 3 should be released at the end of 2018 or early 2019. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
Based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty, this show packs a major punch with the all-star cast (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley) and David E. Kelley at the helm. The second season should begin production this spring. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
1. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Another series based on a bestselling book, this dystopian society forces childbearing women like June (Elizabeth Moss) into sexual slavery for powerful government families. It’s a grim storyline with lots of emotional moments, but the snarky inner dialogue from Moss helps the show maintain balance. The second season will be released in April. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]