The Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
2016 was a banner year for television with so many gems to choose from. So this holiday season, if you find yourself with some time to binge on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or HBONow — or if you just want to avoid your family — fire up your subscription of choice and snuggle up with any of these favorites.
Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is a lawyer by day, vigilante by night. The second season brought on the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), and a new love interest, Elektra (Elodie Yung). The explosive fight scenes continue to impress us… but also kind of grossed us out. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
A nurse from 1945 travels through time to the year 1743 by touching a mystical stone. In the second season, Claire (Caitriona Balfe), along with new husband Jamie (Sam Heughan), travel to Paris in an attempt to stop the Jacobite rebellion. Captain Jack Randall (Tobias Menzes) also returns to haunt them. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
In this comedy-drama created by and starring Donald Glover, two cousins attempt to break into Atlanta’s rap scene. “Earn” (Donald Glover) wants to turn his life around by managing his estranged cousin “Paper Boi” (Brian Tyree Henry), whose career is starting to pick up speed.
7. Mr. Robot
Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) leads a small group of hackers as they take on big companies like E Corp. Elliot’s mental illness is a major factor in the show, with frequent visits from his deceased father, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
6. The Night Of
A native Pakistani-American college student (Riz Ahmed) spends the night with a girl (Sofia Black-D’Elia), then wakes up next to her dead body with no memory of what transpired. The series proceeds to follow the investigation and legal proceedings surrounding the murder.
5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, this show gives us the behind the scenes look at O.J. Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. The People v. O.J. Simpson received lots of acclaim, with 22 Emmy Award nominations, and nine wins.
4. Stranger Things
A young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears in 1980s Indiana. His friends and family desperately search for him, discovering supernatural forces, government experiments and a telekinetic girl (Millie Bobby Brown) along the way.
HBO’s Westworld is a darker take on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film. In this futuristic sci-fi thriller, guests visit an amusement park designed to look like the 1890s wild west. The amusement park is populated with lifelike, glitchy robots or “hosts”. Chaos ensues as the hosts seek revenge upon guests, who tend to rape and murder while they’re enjoying their vacations. Park owner Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) tries to maintain control all the way to the end. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
2. This Is Us
A loving couple (Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore) suffer the death of one of their triplets in childbirth. They adopt an abandoned infant born on the same day, and the family is complete. The show follows the lives of the young couple as they struggle with parenthood, as well as the lives of their children as adults. All while tackling topics like racism, death and obesity. You’ll cry. A lot. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
1. Game of Thrones
The sixth season of Game of Thrones did not disappoint. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) went from being dead to the “King of the North”, and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) becomes the Three-Eyed Raven. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) spent some time with the cult of the God of Many Faces, but escapes with plenty of assassin training under her belt. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) continued to build her army, including the Dothraki and those rascally dragons. But Cersei (Lena Heady) takes the cake with a full takeover of the kingdom, right before it’s about to slip through her fingers. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW]
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