Bogz's Official Top 20 TV Shows of 2016

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    NOTE: The list I've put together here is not an opinion, but instead an objective fact that can't be disputed.

    20. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) - One of the better comedic shows on TV for the last couple of years featuring great performances from Andre Braugher and Chelsea Peretti, among others. Has been a mediocre 4th season so far, but it's great back half of season 3 keeps it on the list.

    19. Shameless (Showtime) - This dark comedy following the Gallagher family had a weak 6th season (by their standards), but have rebounded well so far in the 7th season. Great performances from William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum.

    18. Better Things (FX) - Standout dark comedy starring Pamela Adlon just recently finished its 1st season. Very much in the vein of Louie (produced by Louis CK).

    17. Black-ish (ABC) - Comedy centered around a black family centered by Anthony Anderson. Funny show that has dealt with plenty of dark and relevant subject matter. Had a great 2nd season and ongoing 3rd one after a mediocre first season. Just got nominated for a shit-ton of Golden Globes.

    16. Kevin Can Wait (CBS) - May be just a dozen episodes in, but it's safe to say greatest man to ever live Kevin James has followed up King of Queens with yet ANOTHER masterpiece of comedy. How does he keep doing it?

    15. The Goldbergs (ABC) - Takes place in the 80's and centers around a jewish family in Philly. Features great performances from Wendi McLendon-Covey and Troy Gentile. Has been great throughout the majority of its run.

    14. The Middle (ABC) - Family comedy about working-class family the Heck's. Great performances all around, especially from Eden Sher. Already on it's 8th season and should be nominated for all the awards that the garbage-heap known as Modern Family gets.

    13. Luke Cage (Netflix) - Superb Netflix/Marvel show centered around Luke Cage. Very compelling story and action. Even more proof that black people are just better than whites.

    12. Preacher (AMC) - Compelling show with some very unique/weird elements involved. 1st season took place this summer.

    11. How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) - Very compelling/addictive to watch. Excellent performance from Viola Davis. 3rd season finale was amazing.

    10. Better Call Saul (AMC) - Follow-up to Breaking Bad following Saul Goodman. Great 2nd season anchored by Bob Odenkirk.

    9. Black Mirror (Netflix) - Great show that plays on a lot of modern day technological anxieties that seem very possible. The fact that this was probably the weakest season yet speaks volumes about its quality.

    8. Veep (HBO) - Awards juggernaut coming off another great season. Cementing Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a comedy legend.

    7. Vice Principals (HBO) - Dark comedy from the minds of Danny McBride and Jody Hill enjoyed a great first season. 2nd and final season will air in early 2017. Excellent performances from Walton Goggins and Danny McBride.

    6. The Americans (FX) - Criminally under-watched and under-nominated show. Been among my top 10 for its whole run so far. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are great in it.

    5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix) - Mixes laugh out loud comedy with soul-crushing depression and sadness better than any other show. Features plenty of great voice acting talent. 3rd season was the best one yet and featured two of the best individual TV episodes of the year.

    4. The Night Of (HBO) - Stark drama looking at the american justice system and what it does to people on the inside while following the fascinating case of Nasir Khan. Outstanding performances from Riz Ahmed and John Turturro. 1 season-only event.

    3. OJ: Made in America (ESPN) - ESPN uses their 30 for 30 series to take a multi episode look at the life and career of OJ Simpson, as well as his infamous murder trial and life afterwards. Incredibly compelling, well-done series.

    2. Atlanta (FX) - Incredible show made by Donald Glover following an up-and-coming rapper living in Atlanta. Very well made and acted all around. Best described as "Twin Peaks with rappers". A very unique show that doesn't follow a very clear, syndicated path with it's episodes.

    1. American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson (FX) - Not only the best show of the year, but one of the best shows I've ever watched. Dove very deep into the trial and all that went down throughout it. Very well made with incredible performances from virtually everyone, especially Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance. Watch it immediately if you haven't already (along with everything else in the top 5).

    Probably gonna do my Top 10 movies of 2016 sometime in January.
     
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    Also Bojack Horseman is absolute garbage
     
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