My 10 Favorite TV Shows Of 2015
What an awesome year 2015 was for television, there are so many good shows available these days that I can barely keep up with them anymore. Even to put this list together was difficult, I left so many good shows out. The leftovers had an Awesome second season, so did You’re The Worst and Silicon Valley not to mention Netflix’ Jessica Jones, which I had zero exceptions about it and it had pretty solid first season. Actually Netflix kicked some serious ass this year, they produced so much good stuff! Anyway enough about the shows that didn’t make my list and on to the ones that actually made it.
10 — Narcos [Season 1]
Narcos feels like a partial documentary filled with action-packed scenes and the usual of behind the scenes backstabbing and intrigue. A very high quality show in every regard. I have to praise Netflix for bringing this story to the global public. Making most of the dialogues in Spanish instead of English was a really nice touch as well. Looking forward to the second season!
9 — Halt And Catch Fire [Season 2]
The second Season of Halt And Catch Fire was a massive improvement over the first. Changing the focus from Joe MacMillan to Cameron and Donna’s journey at Mutiny, an upstart game company turned online contender was definitely the right move. The set design,cinematography, hardware, clothing and ambience make you really feel like you are in the 80’s. Watch it with an open mind and forget about how tech is now and focus in what it was like for developers and dreamers back then.
8 — Broad City [Season 2]
Broad City is so hilarious and weird [in a good way]. Abbi and Ilana are a natural duo who go together like Spaghetti and Meatballs. They have a perfect chemistry to the point that it almost seems like they are not acting but as if they were best friends in real life. Kudos on getting the hilariously foul mouthed Susie Essman to play Ilana’s mom on Season 2. Genius! For Season 3 we want more Bevers!
7 — Rick And Morty [Season 2]
Hands down,the most outrageous show on TV right now. This animated show is smart and incisive, vulgar and unapologetic. I love the tongue-cheek writing and it is even better in the season 2. This is the only show with infinite possibilities that still make sense. Got it?
6 — The Americans — [Season 3]
The Americans is an insanely amazing spy thriller about two Soviet intelligence agents posing as a married couple to spy on the American government. I like how the quality of this show keeps improving. The show was good in season one, terrific in season two, and they’ve really upped the espionage factor for season 3 making it pretty awesome and thrilling to watch. In my opinion this is a very underrated show and people should pay more attention to it
5 — Game Of Thrones [Season 5]
It’s not easy adapting sprawling fantasy books into a TV series, but HBO has done it beautifully with “Game of Thrones.”I had very high expectations for season 5, and I am glad to say that GOT is still as consistent as ever. Direction, writing, acting and music are on very high level as usual. So much anticipation is finally released towards the end of the fifth season as so many moments that have been long awaited,finally happened. Things like, riding dragons, fighting the dead or two major characters finally coming face to face. I am really curious to see what is going to happen to the show now since they caught up to the books that spawned it.
4 — Bojack Horseman [Season 2]
Bojack Horseman is one the funniest animated television shows I’ve ever seen and season 2 builds beautifully on season 1, it is twice as funny and twice as dramatic as before. I would have never thought that a show about a talking horse could ever be so human and showcase so well the disparaging depths of depression and celebrity. Also the surreal blend of human with animal characters and the abundance of awesome animal nature gags never gets old
3 — Master Of None [Season 1]
The new Netflix original series Master of None is one of the best comedies I’ve seen in awhile. Starred, written and created by Aziz Ansari it touches on themes relevant to young adults in a funny and charming way. The show kinda reminds me of Seinfeld, but with a modern approach, basically they are doing funny observations of things like online dating and texting etiquette. The cast’s diversity is one the highlights of the show and Aziz is very charismatic and it is nice to see him step into a lead role and kill it.
2 — Fargo [Season 2]
When I started watching the second season of Fargo I was wondering, is it possible that they could actually top the first season? And the answer is: Hell yeah, it is possible! Noah Hawley [the showrunner] has captured perfectly the essence of Coen’s feature film masterpiece, and has expanded it to brilliant new levels. Man, I love this show! In a year where the popular True Detective fell so far from grace, Fargo is the crime anthology series that everyone should be watching. It really doesn’t get much better than this. I need to do a special mention to the cast. It is terrific. It is crafted flawlessly. And hey, give Kirsten Dunst that Emmy!
1 — Mr Robot [Season 1]
Mr. Robot is absolutely the best show of the year. First time I heard about the show I thought “who will watch a show called Mr Robot? Dumbest name ever!” But I gave it a chance anyway and I am really glad I did. Remember that feeling you got when you watched the pilot for Breaking Bad? You knew it wasn’t only going to be good, it was going to be something special. that was how I felt about this show. The acting is phenomenal [with a very strong performance by Rami Malek], the writing is great, the characters are endearing, the cinematography is excellent! I can not wait for season 2