Monday, December 19, 2016

TV Spotlight – 10 Favorite TV Shows of 2016 – December 2016

The amount of Television I consume is not immense. I mostly only watch series available on HBO, Netflix and FXnow (but, thankfully that is generally where the best stuff can be found). I have indicated my personal favorite with an (*).

Ten Favorite Series of 2016:

Atlanta, season 1 – created by Donald Glover (FX)
BoJack Horseman, season 3 – created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Netflix)
The Crown, season 1 – created by Peter Morgan (Netflix)
Daredevil, season 2 – created by Drew Goddard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones, season 6 – created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (HBO)*
Girls, season 5 – created by Lena Dunham (HBO)
The Night Of – created by Richard Price & Steven Zaillian (HBO)
Stranger Things, season 1 – created by The Duffer Brothers (Netflix)
Vice Principals, season 1 – created by Jody Hill & Danny McBride (HBO)
Westworld, season 1 – created by Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan (HBO)

Ten Favorite TV Performances of 2016:

Will Arnett, leading performance in BoJack Horseman
Millie Bobby Brown, leading performance in Stranger Things
Claire Foy, leading performance in The Crown*
Kimberly Hebert Gregory, supporting performance in Vice Principals
Brian Tyree Henry, supporting performance in Atlanta
Anthony Hopkins, supporting performance in Westworld
Gillian Jacobs, leading performance in Love (Netflix)
Thandie Newton, supporting performance in Westworld
John Turturro, leading performance in The Night Of
Evan Rachel Wood, leading performance in Westworld

Ten Favorite TV Episodes of 2016:

Juneteenth, Atlanta – directed by Janicza Bravo
That’s Too Much Man, BoJack Horseman – directed by J.C. Gonzalez
Assassins, The Crown – directed by Benjamin Caron
Battle of the Bastards, Game of Thrones – directed by Miguel Sapochnik
The Winds of Winter, Game of Thrones – directed by Miguel Sapochnik*
People Persons, Orange Is the New Black – directed by Lev L. Spiro (Netflix)
Kissing Your Sister, VEEP – directed by David Mandel (HBO)
Gin, Vice Principals – directed by Jody Hill
No Way Out, The Walking Dead – directed by Greg Nicotero (AMC)
The Bicameral Mind, Westworld – directed by Jonathan Nolan