Our Fav TV Shows of 2016
Between the two of us, we watch a lot of TV. A lot. In fact, there is so many good television shows on TV and streaming networks right now, we can’t keep up with it all. Hulu and DVRs stay full. Alas, here are our favorite shows for 2016.
The highly anticipated comedy from Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) delivered. An episode entitled, Juneteenth, is one of my favorite episode this year—delivering intelligent writing/dialogue and themes such as navigating codeswitching. Lastly, Tobias is my hero.
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Come on…there is no questioning why this is on our list. Another strong season. John Snow is the man. With 13 episodes left, we will be sad when it’s done.
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
You already know from our episode reviews this is a favorite. In Season 3, it still remains a shocking thriller led by the astonishing Viola Davis. The mid-season finale had us scratching our heads with our jaws on the floor.
Our post-season review sums up why this was one of our favorite shows. Eagerly anticipating Season 2.
Luke Cage (Netflix)
This show gave a whole new meaning to coffee dates. The whole ensemble—Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, and Mahershala Ali—were strong throughout. The Marvel-Netflix relationship works well (Jessica Jones and Daredevil were also incredible), and I can’t wait to see the recently announced Season 2 and The Defenders.
The Night Of (HBO)
Beginning in the first 20 minutes, this dark, gritty murder mystery became an instant thrill ride. The great acting gained the show Golden Globe nominations, and the show gained so much buzz and praise from critics that HBO is considering a Season 2.
This late entry has taken the world by storm. If you haven’t had a chance to watch, Westworld is a show based on 1973 film about futuristic theme park with artificial beings. Actors you know and love—Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, and Thandie Newton—are impressive and have already been nominated for Golden Globes just weeks after the season finale. That’s all I can tell you. At the time of this writing I still have three episodes to go, but I’m already enthralled and sold on the show (and ready to watch it a much-needed second time).