9. Riverdale (s1) (the biggest but most welcome SURPRISE of this year's TV season. Turning the Archie Comics world into Twin Peaks without the supernatural? GENIUS! The 5 young main characters are all well-cast & convincing, and the girls playing Betty & Veronica...SMMMOKING HOT & FUCKING GORGEOUS both of them!) 10. Narcos (s3) 11. House of Cards (s5) 12. Marvel's The Punisher (s1) 13. Marvel's The Defenders (s1) 14. The Americans (s5) (still a strong show, but this was definitely my least favorite season thus far & I feel it did a poor job of ADVANCING THE STORYLINE, which I feel is crucial to this show's arc after 5 seasons) 15. Saturday Night Live (s42) 16. Stranger Things (s2)
17. Curb Your Enthusiasm (s9) 18. Big Little Lies 19. Ray Donovan (s5) 20. Santa Clarita Diet (s1) 21. Billions (s2) 22. Homeland (s6) (my fave season since 2, but I still think only the 1st 2 were great) 23. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
24. Bates Motel (s5) (it was a well-done spin of the inevitable Psycho-part of the story, but I just never got THAT into the show, even though I was interested enough to watch the whole thing. Farmiga was PHENOMENAL throughout, ROBBED of an Emmy nom for EVERY season after 1, but I almost never believed nor enjoyed Highmore's Norman & that prevented me from being a real fan)
25. Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later 26. Bloodline (s3) (TERRIFIC 1st 2 seasons, splendidly acted & beautifully Shakespearean storytelling, but PAINFULLY empty & anti-climatic conclusion. Damn shame) 27. Feud: Bette & Joan
28. How to Get Away with Murder (s3) 29. Gotham (s3)
You breathe a word of this, to anyone, you mincing fucking CUNT, and I will tear your fucking skin off, I will wear it to your mother's birthday party, and I will rub your nuts up and down her leg whilst whistling Bohemian fucking Rhapsody, right?!
GREAT: Silicon Valley 9.5/10 Handmaid's Tale The Leftovers Master Of None Chewing Gum - 9/10 Episodes - 9/10 --truly going to miss this show, it had such a refreshing type of humor Game of Thrones- 8/10 (I want to give it a 9 but damn those plot holes and general messy writing. As satisfying and entertaining as it was, it had to sacrifice a lot of good writing to get there) Peaky Blinders--honestly, with Cillian Murphy leading this, I'll always love it lol. You're the Worst - 7.5/10 -- it was mostly great, but there are times I lost interest and just felt the season was a whirlwind. I hated the addition of Boone though. --- LESS THAN AVERAGE:
Stranger Things: 6/10--eh, loved s1 a lot better, especially the tone of the show back then. This time around, I didn't like the new characters or the new tone and heavy sci-fi lean to it.
The Americans-- I mean, it still quite watchable but damn this season was a huge let-down. I loved the first few episodes, but after that, there was nothing riveting. The back-and-forth chess game between the Americans/Russians, gone. No high stakes. No huge consequences. The two Jennings' actions are getting harder and harder to sympathize with--I outright hate Elizabeth now and think she's an awful parent. Paige used to bring forth some balance in the family unit but they've squashed that too. Stan's been the only dude I can semi-sympathize with, which is fucked up bc he's the most boring guy on the show lol. The last few episodes, ugh really didn't like it. I thought that knowing this show was ending in a year, the writers would have upped the pace but it felt like they slowed it down and as someone said, didn't advance anything major. Left us hanging for all the new storylines introduced this season. It's sad considering how good the last season was.
Fargo - super disaappointing. MEW was the only saving grace. --- I'M GLAD IT'S OVER: Bates Motel Orphan Black -- GARBAGE: Black Mirror: it wasn't trash but there were like 2 standout episodes and everything else was disappointing. Suits House of Cards Veep Sherlock Gypsy--ya idk why i bothered binging this. maybe for watts, maybe for some good fun, but nothing about it was solid. Watts and Crudup tried their best.
There are others I've watched but didn't care so much about like Big Little Lies, Santa Clarita Diet (which was fun but whatever, I was only there for Olyphant lol).
Fargo: Season 3 - 8.5/10 Twin Peaks: Season 3 - 8.5/10 Big Little Lies: Season 1 - 8.5/10 The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 1 - 8.5/10 The Crown: Season 2 - 8.5/10 Black Mirror: Season 4 - 8/10 American Vandal: Season 1 - 8/10 Feud: Bette and Joan - 8/10 The Leftovers: Season 3 - 8/10 Mindhunter: Season 1 - 8/10 Dark: Season 1 - 8/10 Veep: Season 6 - 8/10 American Gods: Season 1 - 7.5/10 Skam: Season 4 - 7.5/10 Prisoners - 7/10 The Sinner - 7/10 The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 - 7/10 Stranger Things: Season 2 -7/10 Legion: Season 1 - 7/10 The Good Place: Season 1 - 6/10 A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 - 5.5/10 Neo Yokio - 5.5/10 Castlevania: Season 1 - 4.5/10 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 - 3/10 Riverdale: Season 1 - 3/10
The Leftovers (S3) - Stands in a realm of its own. Haunting, riveting. With a show that has so many questions, it somehow avoided the cop-out ending trope. Master of None (S2) - Passed its sophomore phase with flying colours. Consistent quality throughout. Like the first season, it blends great dialogue, insightful commentary and splendid cinematography to create something truly special. Really encapsulates the millennial generation. Big Little Lies (S1) - Great stuff. Hooked from start to finish. Some might argue that the vapid affluence undermines the serious subject matter at the show's core. But the steep contrast - and the fact that you don't ever truly know what's happening behind the scenes of someone's household - actually makes the show even more powerful and sobering. RuPaul's Drag Race (S10) - So many seasons in and it still finds a way to stay fresh, mostly through the sheer virtuosity of selecting compelling queens (and editing). Bring on All Stars 3. The Handmaid's Tale (S1) - I felt less invested as it went on, it makes its point quite quickly with unrelenting bleakness that after a while the impact lessens. That, and I think the flashbacks were overdone (and are overdone in television in general). Love (S2) - Not quite as entertaining as the first season, but Gillian Jacobs was excellent throughout. Orange is the New Black (S5) - I will watch this show until the bitter end, but I have to admit it's starting to lose steam. At this point it seems to have dealt all its cards and I don't know if there's anything new to inject. Girls (S6) - Pales in comparison to the previous season. Great seeing Riz Ahmed, and loved Elijah's big episode (The ), but the actual season itself didn't quite come together as a whole. It's a little slapdash, scrambling to reach some sort of conclusion, but struggling to get there. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S3) - Aside from the Lemonade homage and Ray Liotta cameo, I don't remember much about it. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (S1) -I think I'm done with this universe. I guess it's difficult to progress with a narrative that relies on the immaturity and stunted growth of its characters (arguably might be why Arrested Development struggled the longer it aired). That, or there was simply not enough Gene.
Legion (FX) S1 ~ 9.3/10 The best superhero series to air on television, Noah Hawley's brilliant X-Men series is a refreshingly brilliant and psychologically invigorating work, at times hilarious and at times a David Lynch cocaine nightmare. Stevens is spectacular and Plaza may be one of the current best villains in television.