Best of 2016: Television Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: December 6, 2016
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Below, we collect every year-end Top Ten list published by major TV critics and publications. This page will be updated throughout December and January whenever new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best TV shows of 2016

Recent updates:
Added 1/5: Associated Press, The Boob Tube Dude, Business Insider, CinemaBlend, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, People, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, TV Insider, Uncle Barky, The Week
Added 1/1: Film School Rejects, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Salon, Tulsa World
Added 12/30: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Collider, The Globe and Mail, New York Post, USA Today, We Got This Covered
Added 12/27: Consequence of Sound, Minneapolis Star Tribune‎, RogerEbert.com, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Sioux City Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Added 12/22: Filmmaker Magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, Nerdist, Newsday, NPR (Fresh Air), San Antonio Express-News, Slate (Thomas)
Added 12/20: The Atlantic, CNN, The Huffington Post, NPR, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Slate (Viruet), Vox
Added 12/18: Complex, Flood, MTV, Reason
Added 12/16: Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Daily News, The Playlist, PopSugar, ScreenCrush
Added 12/15: The Hollywood Reporter, Maclean's, Vogue, TheWrap
Added 12/14: AV Club, Tampa Bay Times, Village Voice
Added 12/13: Adweek, Boston Globe, IGN, The Wall Street Journal
Added 12/12: The Daily Beast, Flavorwire, Hidden Remote, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Slate, TimeOut New York, Uproxx
Added 12/9: AFI Awards, Digital Spy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Vulture (Chaney)
Added 12/8: Newsweek, Washington Post
Added 12/6: Scorecard launched with 9 lists

Below is our updated running tally of the TV shows most frequently mentioned by individual critics in their year-end Top Ten lists. Note that if a critic ranks more than the standard 10 shows, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. In case of a tie for first or second, each show will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 titles (rather than 10), or for each item on split comedy/drama lists of 10 titles apiece (regardless of ranking on those lists)
TV Shows Mentioned on Most Critic Top 10 Lists - 2016
TV Show / Network # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) 201143125
2 Atlanta (FX) 121054.5110.5
3 The Americans (FX) 963877
4 Stranger Things (Netflix) 552853
5 Game of Thrones (HBO) 562552
6 Better Call Saul (AMC)222939
7 Westworld (HBO)3126.537.5
8 The Night Of (HBO) 1229.536.5
9 BoJack Horseman (Netflix) 203036
10 Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS) 3025.534.5
11 O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC) * 4510.532.5
12 This Is Us (NBC) 2220.530.5
13 Veep (HBO) 032329
14 The Crown (Netflix) 012527
Rectify (Sundance) 131827
16 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) 1218.525.5
17 Fleabag (Amazon) 1217.524.5
18 Insecure (HBO) 002121
19 Halt and Catch Fire (AMC) 111116
20 The Girlfriend Experience (Starz) 03915

* The eight-hour documentary O.J.: Made in America was screened in two theaters to qualify for film awards prior to airing as a miniseries on ESPN. As a result, you may see it appear in lists from movie critics in addition to those from TV critics.

Individual critic top ten lists

Below are the 95 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some critics may list shows without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

Adweek
Jason Lynch View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  5. Veep (HBO)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  8. Rectify (Sundance)
  9. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  10. Better Call Saul (AMC)
American Film Institute
AFI Awards View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Veep (HBO)
Associated Press
Frazier Moore View full list
  • The A Word (Sundance)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Billions (Showtime)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Making a Murderer (Netflix)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)
The Atlantic
Staff View full list
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
  • Documentary Now! (IFC)
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
  • The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
A.V. Club
Staff consensus View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  6. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  7. Veep (HBO)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
The Boob Tube Dude
Ryan McGee View full list
  1. One Mississippi (Amazon)
  2. Jane the Virgin (CW)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Veep (HBO)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Better Things (FX)
  8. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  9. Rectify (Sundance)
  10. Stranger Things (Netflix)
Boston Globe
Matthew Gilbert View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The Night Of (HBO)
  3. The Crown (Netflix)
  4. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Fleabag (Amazon)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Westworld (HBO)
  9. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  10. High Maintenance (HBO)
Business Insider
Jethro Nededog View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Westworld (HBO)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Baskets (FX)
  7. Insecure (HBO)
  8. The Night Of (HBO)
  9. The Crown (Netflix)
  10. Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
Laura Hurley View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
  3. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  4. Pitch (Fox)
  5. Supergirl (The CW/CBS)
  6. Lethal Weapon (Fox)
  7. The X-Files (Fox)
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Jessica Rawden View full list
  1. Westworld (HBO)
  2. Outlander (Starz)
  3. South Park (Comedy Central)
  4. Black Sails (Starz)
  5. Red Oaks (Amazon)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. The Night Manager (AMC)
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
CinemaBlend
Nick Venable View full list
  1. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  2. Westworld (HBO)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Veep (HBO)
  5. Rectify (Sundance)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. The Path (Hulu)
  10. Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mark Dawidziak View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Exorcist (Fox)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
CNN
Brian Lowry View full list
  • All the Way (HBO)
  • American Crime (ABC)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Confirmation (HBO)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Grease: Live (Fox)
  • Hairspray Live (NBC)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Jane the Virgin (CW)
  • Narcos (Netflix)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Rectify (Sundance)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Veep (HBO)
Collider
Allison Keene View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Veep (HBO)
  5. The Crown (Netflix)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Rectify (Sundance)
  8. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  9. Fleabag (Amazon)
  10. The Night Manager (AMC)
Complex
Staff View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. High Maintenance (HBO)
  4. Insecure (HBO)
  5. Mr. Robot (USA)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Girls (HBO)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
Consequence of Sound
Staff View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Broad City (Comedy Central)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  5. The Night Of (HBO)
  6. Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  10. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
The Daily Beast
Kevin Fallon View full list
  1. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  2. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Veep (HBO)
  6. Transparent (Amazon)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. American Crime (ABC)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  10. Search Party (TBS)
Digital Spy
Staff View full list
  1. The Night Manager (AMC)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. The Missing (Starz)
  4. Humans (AMC)
  5. Westworld (HBO)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. Line of Duty [UK]
  8. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  9. National Treasure [UK]
  10. The Night Of (HBO)
Entertainment Weekly
Jeff Jensen View full list
  1. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. Better Things (FX)
  7. Rectify (Sundance)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Search Party (TBS)
  10. Westworld (HBO)
Esquire
Staff View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  5. Insecure (HBO)
  6. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  7. The Night Of (HBO)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Veep (HBO)
  10. High Maintenance (HBO)
Film School Rejects
Neil Miller View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Fleabag (Amazon)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  10. Westworld (HBO)
Filmmaker Magazine
Dan Schoenbrun View full list
  1. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Steven Universe (Cartoon)
  4. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. Rectify (Sundance)
  7. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Search Party (TBS)
  10. Channel Zero: Candle Cove (Syfy)
Flavorwire
Lara Zarum View full list
  1. Rectify (Sundance)
  2. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  3. Insecure (HBO)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  9. Fleabag (Amazon)
  10. Difficult People (Hulu)
Flood
Staff View full list
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Last Chance U (Netflix)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)
  • Westworld (HBO)
The Globe and Mail
John Doyle View full list
  • American Crime (ABC)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • The Path (Hulu)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Rectify (Sundance)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • (note: 2 Canada-only shows omitted)
Harper's Bazaar
Emma Dibdin View full list
  1. Fleabag (Amazon)
  2. You're the Worst (FXX)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. The Crown (Netflix)
  5. Westworld (HBO)
  6. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  7. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  8. London Spy (BBC America)
  9. Girls (HBO)
  10. Better Call Saul (AMC)
Hidden Remote
Reed Gaudens View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Mr. Robot (USA)
  4. Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix)
  5. This Is Us (NBC)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  10. Atlanta (FX)
Daniel Fienberg View full list
  1. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  2. Rectify (Sundance)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  10. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
The Hollywood Reporter
Tim Goodman View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  5. Soundbreaking (PBS)
  6. The A Word (Sundance)
  7. Rectify (Sundance)
  8. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  9. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  10. Veep (HBO)
The Huffington Post
Staff View full list
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • The OA (Netflix)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN)
  • Search Party (TBS)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)
IGN
Staff View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Person of Interest (CBS)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • You're the Worst (FXX)
Indiewire
Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller (consensus) View full list
  1. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  2. Veep (HBO)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. You're the Worst (FXX)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Rectify (Sundance)
  9. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  10. Mr. Robot (USA)
Las Vegas Weekly
Josh Bell View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  3. You're the Worst (FXX)
  4. The Good Place (NBC)
  5. Fleabag (Amazon)
  6. Search Party (TBS)
  7. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. Galavant (ABC)
  10. Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC)
Lincoln Journal Star
Jeff Korbelik View full list
  1. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. This Is Us (NBC)
  4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  5. The Good Place (NBC)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. The Night Of (HBO)
  8. Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  9. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  10. Westworld (HBO)
Los Angeles Times
Robert Lloyd View full list
  • Note: List includes new shows only.
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Baskets (FX)
  • Berlin Station (Epix)
  • Better Things (FX)
  • Crash Course: Philosophy (YouTube)
  • Dice (Showtime)
  • Easy (Netflix)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
Maclean's
Jaime Weinman View full list
  • Note: List includes new shows only.
  1. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Grease: Live (Fox)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  7. Little Big Shots (NBC)
  8. Better Things (FX)
  9. This Is Us (NBC)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Neal Justin View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Master of None (Netflix)
  3. The Crown (Netflix)
  4. The 2016 PBS Fall Arts Festival (PBS)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. The Night Of (HBO)
  7. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix)
  8. Life in Pieces (CBS)
  9. The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)
  10. One Mississippi (Amazon)
MTV
Inkoo Kang View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. You're the Worst (FXX)
  7. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  8. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  9. Jane the Virgin (CW)
  10. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  11. Game of Thrones (HBO)
Nerdist
Staff View full list
  1. Westworld (HBO)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. Steven Universe (Cartoon)
  6. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. Preacher (AMC)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
New York Post
Andrea Morabito and Michael Starr View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Bull (CBS)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Night Manager (AMC)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
The New York Times
James Poniewozik View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  • all others unranked in alphabetical order:
  • The Americans (FX)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Rectify (Sundance)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
Newsday
Verne Gay View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. This Is Us (NBC)
  5. The Night Manager (AMC)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. The Night Of (HBO)
  9. Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  10. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix)
Newsweek
Staff View full list
  • Chelsea (Netflix)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Fall (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)
  • The Kettering Incident (BBC Worldwide)
  • Love (Netflix)
  • Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
  • Mr. Robot (USA)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Westworld (HBO)
NPR
Eric Deggans View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. This Is Us (NBC)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  8. The Night Of (HBO)
  9. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  11. Billions (Showtime)
NPR (Fresh Air)
David Bianculli View full list
  1. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  2. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  3. The Night Of (HBO)
  4. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  6. The Night Manager (AMC)
  7. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  8. Shameless (Showtime)
  9. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  10. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
Omaha World-Herald
Micah Mertes View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. Silicon Valley (HBO)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  8. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  9. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  10. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  11. The Good Place (NBC)
Orlando Sentinel
Hal Boedeker View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. This Is Us (NBC)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Better Things (FX)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. The Night Manager (AMC)
  7. Westworld (HBO)
  8. Insecure (HBO)
  9. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  10. Designated Survivor (ABC)
Paste
Staff consensus View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Veep (HBO)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  10. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
People
Tom Gliatto View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Fleabag (Amazon)
  3. Queen Sugar (OWN)
  4. This Is Us (NBC)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. The Crown (Netflix)
  7. The Night Of (HBO)
  8. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
Philadelphia Daily News
Ellen Gray View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. The Crown (Netflix)
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • American Crime (ABC)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Rectify (Sundance)
  • Speechless (ABC)
  • You're the Worst (FXX)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rob Owen View full list
  1. This Is Us (NBC)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix)
  7. Westworld (HBO)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  10. Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Playlist
Staff View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  3. Rectify (Sundance)
  4. Transparent (Amazon)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Togetherness (HBO)
  8. Fleabag (Amazon)
  9. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  10. Girls (HBO)
PopSugar
Maggie Pehanick View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. This Is Us (NBC)
  4. The Night Of (HBO)
  5. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. Westworld (HBO)
  8. American Horror Story (FX)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
Reason
Glenn Garvin View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Lucifer (Fox)
  4. Preacher (AMC)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. The Night Of (HBO)
  7. Hitchcock/Truffaut (HBO)
  8. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  9. Westworld (HBO)
  10. BrainDead (CBS)
  11. The Good Place (NBC)
  12. Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death (HBO)
The Ringer
Alison Herman View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. Transparent (Amazon)
  5. High Maintenance (HBO)
  6. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  7. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  8. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
RogerEbert.com
Brian Tallerico View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Rectify (Sundance)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. The Night Of (HBO)
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  6. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  7. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  8. Westworld (HBO)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Veep (HBO)
Rolling Stone
Rob Sheffield View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. Fleabag (Amazon)
  9. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  10. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Salon
Melanie McFarland View full list
  1. Superstore (NBC)
  2. Fleabag (Amazon)
  3. Better Things (FX)
  4. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  5. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  6. The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  11. Black-ish (ABC)
  12. The Crown (Netflix)
The Salt Lake Tribune
Scott D. Pierce View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  3. American Crime (ABC)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. The Night Of (HBO)
  6. This Is Us (NBC)
  7. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  8. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  9. The Flash (CW)
  10. The Crown (Netflix)
  11. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
San Antonio Express-News
Jeanne Jakle View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  4. Atlanta (FX)
  5. The Night Of (HBO)
  6. The Crown (Netflix)
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  8. Search Party (TBS)
  9. Wallander (PBS)
  10. Good Behavior (TNT)
San Francisco Chronicle
David Wiegand View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The Night Of (HBO)
  3. This Is Us (NBC)
  4. The OA (Netflix)
  5. Westworld (HBO)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Speechless (ABC)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  11. One Mississippi (Amazon)
  12. The Crown (Netflix)
San Jose Mercury News
Chuck Barney View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  6. The Night Of (HBO)
  7. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  8. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. Westworld (HBO)
  10. Insecure (HBO)
ScreenCrush
Kevin Fitzpatrick View full list
  1. The Night Of (HBO)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  5. The Get Down (Netflix)
  6. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  7. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  8. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  11. Fleabag (Amazon)
Sioux City Journal
Bruce R. Miller View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. This Is Us (NBC)
  3. The Night Manager (AMC)
  4. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. American Crime (ABC)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. The Crown (Netflix)
  9. Grease: Live (Fox)
  10. Westworld (HBO)
Slant
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  5. Silicon Valley (HBO)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  7. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Transparent (Amazon)
  10. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Willa Paskin View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Transparent (Amazon)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. High Maintenance (HBO)
  8. Queen Sugar (OWN)
  9. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  10. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
June Thomas View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Transparent (Amazon)
  5. American Crime (ABC)
  6. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  7. Survivor's Remorse (Starz)
  8. The 100 (CW)
  9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  10. Difficult People (Hulu)
Slate
Pilot Viruet View full list
  1. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  2. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Black-ish (ABC)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. Degrassi: Next Class (Netflix)
  7. The Carmichael Show (NBC)
  8. Casual (Hulu)
  9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  10. Silicon Valley (HBO)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Gail Pennington View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Fargo (FX)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. The Crown (Netflix)
  5. This Is Us (NBC)
  6. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  7. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  8. Better Things (FX)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Jennifer Thomas View full list
  1. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Westworld (HBO)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. This Is Us (NBC)
  9. The Night Of (HBO)
  10. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
The Star Ledger (NJ.com)
Vicki Hyman View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Better Things (FX)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  8. The Crown (Netflix)
  9. This Is Us (NBC)
  10. The Night Of (HBO)
Tampa Bay Times
Brittany Volk View full list
  • Note: List includes new shows only.
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. Search Party (TBS)
  5. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  6. The Crown (Netflix)
  7. Fleabag (Amazon)
  8. Baskets (FX)
  9. Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)
  10. BrainDead (CBS)
Time
Daniel D’Addario View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  7. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Speechless (ABC)
  10. Love (Netflix)
TimeOut New York
David Goldberg View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo)
  4. Girls (HBO)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. Difficult People (Hulu)
  7. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  8. Westworld (HBO)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  10. Broad City (Comedy Central)
Tulsa World
Rita Sherrow View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Westworld (HBO)
  5. This Is Us (NBC)
  6. Mr. Robot (USA)
  7. The Crown (Netflix)
  8. The Americans (FX)
  9. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  10. Atlanta (FX)
TV Guide
Staff consensus View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  4. The Night Of (HBO)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. Rectify (Sundance)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  9. Westworld (HBO)
  10. This Is Us (NBC)
TV Insider/TV Guide Magazine
Matt Roush View full list
  1. This Is Us (NBC)
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Westworld (HBO)
  6. The Crown (Netflix)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  9. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  10. Black-ish (ABC)
Staff consensus (comedies) View full comedy list
  1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Difficult People (Hulu)
  4. Black-ish (ABC)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  7. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Broad City (Comedy Central)
  10. Insecure (HBO)
TVLine
Staff consensus (dramas) View full drama list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Bates Motel (A&E)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. This Is Us (NBC)
  6. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  7. Westworld (HBO)
  8. American Crime (ABC)
  9. The Night Of (HBO)
  10. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
Uncle Barky
Ed Bark View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Veep (HBO)
  5. The Crown (Netflix)
  6. Rectify (Sundance)
  7. American Crime (ABC)
  8. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  9. The Night Of (HBO)
  10. Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Uproxx
Alan Sepinwall View full list
  1. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Rectify (Sundance)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Fleabag (Amazon)
  10. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  11. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
USA Today
Robert Bianco View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Insecure (HBO)
  5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  6. Westworld (HBO)
  7. Black-ish (ABC)
  8. The Night Of (HBO)
  9. The Crown (Netflix)
  10. Speechless (ABC)
Vanity Fair
Richard Lawson & Joanna Robinson View full list
  • Note: List includes new shows only.
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Night Manager (AMC)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • The Real O'Neals (ABC)
  • Search Party (TBS)
  • Speechless (ABC)
  • Westworld (HBO)
Maureen Ryan View full list
  1. Jane the Virgin (CW)
  2. Rectify (Sundance)
  3. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  4. Black-ish (ABC)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. One Mississippi (Amazon)
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Better Things (FX)
Variety
Sonia Saraiya View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. Silicon Valley (HBO)
  3. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  5. Fleabag (Amazon)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Village Voice
Laura Beck View full list
  1. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  2. Broad City (Comedy Central)
  3. Teachers (TV Land)
  4. Take My Wife (Seeso)
  5. Insecure (HBO)
  6. Search Party (TBS)
  7. Difficult People (Hulu)
  8. The Americans (FX)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Atlanta (FX)
Vogue
Patricia Garcia View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. The Crown (Netflix)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. High Maintenance (HBO)
  5. Better Things (FX)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Fleabag (Amazon)
  10. Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Vox
Todd VanDerWerff View full list
  1. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  2. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Rectify (Sundance)
  8. Fleabag (Amazon)
  9. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
Jen Chaney View full list
  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  2. Veep (HBO)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Atlanta (FX)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Better Things (FX)
  7. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  10. Casual (Hulu)
Vulture
Matt Zoller Seitz View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  3. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  8. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. Rectify (Sundance)
  10. Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
  11. Search Party (TBS)
The Wall Street Journal
Dorothy Rabinowitz View full list
  • All the Way (HBO)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Childhood's End (Syfy)
  • The Choice 2016 (PBS)
  • The Disappearance (Acorn TV)
  • The Hunt (BBC America)
  • The Path (Hulu)
The Washington Post
Hank Stuever View full list
  1. O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  2. Veep (HBO)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Transparent (Amazon)
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. Quarry (Cinemax)
  8. The Night Of (HBO)
  9. The Crown (Netflix)
  10. Billions (Showtime)
We Got This Covered
Staff View full list
  1. Westworld (HBO)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Night Of (HBO)
  4. Fleabag (Amazon)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  7. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  8. Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
  9. The Affair (Showtime)
  10. High Maintenance (HBO)
The Week
Staff View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. Crainn ne hÉireann (The Trees of Ireland) (TG4)
  5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
  6. The Crown (Netflix)
  7. Fleabag (Amazon)
  8. Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)
  9. Man Seeking Woman (FXX)
  10. Soundbreaking (PBS)
TheWrap
Staff View full list
  • Note: List includes new shows only.
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Designated Survivor (ABC)
  • Frequency (CW)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • Outsiders (WGN)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)
Yahoo!
Ken Tucker View full drama list View full comedy list
  • Dramas:
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • O.J.: Made in America (ESPN/ABC)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Quarry (Cinemax)
  • Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • Rectify (Sundance)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Comedies:
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Things (FX)
  • Broad City (Comedy Central)
  • The Carmichael Show (NBC)
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Search Party (TBS)
  • Veep (HBO)

 

Comments (9)

  • dmj  

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.forbes.com/sites/brandonkatz/2016/12/14/top-10-tv-shows-of-2016-westworld-atlanta-more/?client=ms-android-verizon

  • urkobg  

    Outlander ( vastly underrated)
    GOT
    Penny Dreadful
    Westworld
    Stranger Things
    Your the Worst
    Last Man on Earth
    Crown
    Orange is the New Black
    This is Us
    House of Cards
    Better Things
    Vikings
    Good Place
    Jessica Jones

    Shows that have not aired
    Leftovers
    Man in High Castle
    Affair
    Black Sails
    Sense8

  • OlivierPiel  

    Let's acknowledge the brilliance of American TV and its writers that draw from the best of Russian and French litterature:
    - Rectify (poetic à la Gogol or Dostoyevsky)
    - Halt and catch fire (so sanguine, so Stendhalian )
    - Hollow Crown (Shakespeare for REAL - not the made-for-Harlequin-crowd "the Crown")
    - American Crime on ABC (Zola would be proud)
    - BoJack Horseman (just clever)
    - Better Call Saul (here is some Maupassant)

    Vastly overrated:
    - Atlanta (what nombrilistic nonsense),
    - Transparent (it's cool to be Trans and blah blah blah),
    - G.O.T. (AKA TV teenage porn),
    - Mr Robot (AKA TV nerd teenage porn)
    - Stanger Things ('memberberries of South Park should explain why it shucks),
    - The Americans (two good seasons and afterwards a script as believable as a telenovela)

  • aydge89  

    Favourites of the year:

    1. American Crime (ABC)
    2. The People vs OJ Simpson
    3. Bosch
    4. Homeland
    5. Goliath

  • Webly  

    Personal Top 25 (because I watch way too much TV)
    25: Documentary Now!
    24: Lady Dynamite
    23: Black Mirror
    22: Bates Motel
    21: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    20: Stranger Things
    19: The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
    18: Broad City
    17: Search Party
    16: Fleabag
    15: Black-ish
    14: You’re the Worst
    13: Better Call Saul
    12: Horace and Pete
    11: Westworld
    10: Transparent
    9: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    8: Veep
    7: Halt and Catch Fire
    6: Atlanta
    5: Rectify
    4: The Americans
    3: BoJack Horseman
    2: Game of Thrones
    1: Orange Is the New Black

  • PureLombardi  

    My Top 5 so far:
    1. Better Call Saul
    2. Game of Thrones (The last 2 episodes impacted this placement hugely)
    3. Mr. Robot
    4. Westworld
    5. Stranger Things

  • noahnoa  

    The Americans is overhyped garbage. Belongs on the CW.

  • 3-16-2016  

    My Top 5

    1. Better Call Saul
    2. The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
    3. The Girlfriend Experience
    4. Atlanta
    5. Better Things
    5. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

  • darktyler  

    My personal top-10

    1. Rectify
    2. The People Vs. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
    3. Horace And Pete
    4. The Americans
    5. Orange Is The New Black
    6. Better Call Saul
    7. Atlanta
    8. Transparent
    9. Bojack Horseman
    10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    10.

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