Alone on the networks, Meyers was able to infuse the framework of conventional late night with a meaningful, nourishing awareness of what was happening throughout the election. The show, which boasts a strong 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, has earned high praise for its raw and authentic sketches of the Chicago residents and their struggle to balance their dreams with their everyday lives. You're the Worst is about, well, terrible people—but terrible people deserve love and friendship, too, and this is a comedy that makes them undeniably affectionate and real. Their jokes knock you on your ass. From the premiere episode of Underground , it was clear that the series would unflinchingly represent the horrors of slavery. But the destructive behavior of the main characters isn't just included for easy laughs or drama. Stranger Things is a postmodern masterpiece tailor made for our time, a hodgepodge of childhood nostalgia and escapism that, well, is much more entertaining than it is intelligent.
Younger offers the sense that it's actually possible. What if you died and were accidentally sent to a much nicer afterlife than you deserved? Every piece, from writing to acting to color scheme, is executed with unparalleled proficiency. But viewers soon realized the question of Naz's guilt or innocence was beside the point. Miller's boorish Erlich and Zach Woods' human non sequitur Jared to Suzanne Cryer's robotic but righteous Laurie Beam and constantly feuding frenemies Dinesh Kumail Nanjiani and Gilfoyle Martin Starr , it's impossible to pick a favorite character on a show where everyone's a standout. Speechless, a show about the life of a family whose nonverbal son has cerebral palsy, is clear-eyed about the challenges families touched by disability face.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend leaned in hard on its initial premise, and although Rebecca's search for happiness frequently made for uncomfortable or no-win situations, it's what also elevated the series to the top tier of television. . It was the first time the series would surpass George R. Veep has become a show that deliberately defies expectation, and it's better for it. Glover plays a failing music industry guy who is looking for a break as he struggles to raise his daughter with his.
For multicast events, networks are listed alphabetically and metrics reflect the highest volume of interactions across all airing networks, denoted with an asterisk. Luckily, Bee has the power of 10 late-night hosts, especially as she dissects Trump and Clinton throughout the election season. Bonus points for the razor-sharp satire of the publishing world, including a David Wain guest spot as a male feminist author with some penis problems, and Richard Masur as Richard L. And vote for your own Best of 2016: Twenty years after his real-life murder trial, once again captivated television viewers in this addictive miniseries from , which was really about so much more than Simpson and his alleged victims. What usually saves it from silliness, though, is the way it situates likable, complex characters—played by a young, talented group of actors—in a world that fosters their dreams of stardom without downplaying the poverty and danger of the '70s Bronx.
Times are tough right now and she knows it, but she's also willing to make a joke or 20 when warranted. The season ended with a bit of a cliffhanger will Claire and Jamie ever reunite????? Its dark humor cuts through the drudgery of human existence with colorful fourth-wall-breaking asides. Brown , and David Schwimmer's surprisingly affecting Robert Kardashian—that really set this Emmy-scooping series apart. It's a rare show that tackles mental illness head on—and with humor—and seeing Cash interact with her therapist, played by Samira Wiley, is seriously entertaining as well as poignant. Co-created by Larry Wilmore, Insecure follows the similar misadventures of Issa Dee, a 29-year-old black woman in Los Angeles who is feeling aimless in her relationship and work, and who is tested by her long-term friendship with Molly Yvonne Orji.
Vance to hated prosecutor Marcia Clark Sarah Paulson gets given back their humanity—and relentless in its depiction of their complicity in a system that, on many levels, failed to deliver justice. Like its predecessors, Luke Cage is immersive and entertaining, but with an even more socially conscious-driven point of view. Tremendous acting from Gael Garcia Bernal, Bernadette Peters, and Malcolm McDowell give this series the extra edge. It helps that new stars like and the rest of the cast were as engaging — if not more so — than the rest of the adult cast. That's the whole deal of Younger, which stars Sutton Foster as a woman who lies about her age in order to get a publishing job and start her life over post-divorce.
The second season wasn't without issues: its more sprawling cast and emphasis on political intrigue sometimes left our main characters shortchanged, but it remains an ambitious and emotionally unique show that more people need to be watching. Considering how much of it we watch on our phones — you know, basically our own digital appendage — that might have already happened. Robot broke out as one of the most exciting and innovative series out there. There are so many questions still unanswered, and we're dying for the next season to answer them. The cast of Orange Is the New Black Photo: Netflix Rather than starting to lag in its fourth season, Orange Is the New Black took the drama — and its buzz factor — to new heights. Sports Events, Series, and Specials include those on Broadcast and National Cable with metrics available across social platforms.
The night might be over, but its impact is extended way beyond the case itself. A ragtag group of misfits that rival The Goonies? These suave adversaries and the beautiful locations where their intrigue plays out—Majorca, Marrakech, the Swiss Alps—make The Night Manager one of the glossiest spectacles on the small screen. But it's Trace Lysette and Kathryn Hahn who really shined this year playing outsiders to the Pfefferman family—two women who are both burned by son Josh Jay Duplass. Although, in a contrast to BoJack, her problem isn't a vice as much as it is her bipolar disorder, and she's actually not the difficult one—it's everyone else who create the most problems. Transparent The third season of Jill Soloway's groundbreaking series follows in the style of its first two seasons: the Pfefferman clan is still as mixed up and fucked up as ever, delivering a brilliant mix of comic highs and dramatic lows. Meyer is essentially a terrible person, but somehow we love watching her in all her ups and downs. But the show reached new heights in Season Two.