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Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


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Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#10

And now we reach the part of the festivities where the tension really begins to run high. We're into the top 10 friends! So many great shows are still standing! We still haven't seen Person of Interest! We still haven't seen Game of Thrones! We still haven't seen Westworld! We're going to find out their final placings soon enough but not quite yet because here's your number 10!

Snak posted:

Lighthearted, yet subversive

Regy Rusty posted:

It snagged the position of my most looked forward to show each week.

mancalamania posted:

Lots of great world-building details that a lesser show would ignore.

Arist posted:

I never know what crazy revelation will shake up the story in the next episode

Goofballs posted:

They don't really leave obvious plot advancements hanging around

Zaggitz posted:

It's just excellent feelgood comedy

Mukaikubo posted:

How is this on a network? Seriously, I'm confused.

Pan Dulce posted:

It's a forking shame more people don't watch this shirt


10. THE GOOD PLACE (NBC)
NEW ENTRY
77 points, listed 19 times

:toot: BEST ON NBC :toot:
:toot: BEST COMEDY :toot:
:toot: BEST SHOW TO NEVER BE LISTED AT #1 :toot:

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



You coulda been higher Good Place, if you'd just let us see the whole season.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#9

joepinetree posted:

Crazy, good new show

nate fisher posted:

The most original series of 2016.

Kynazeras posted:

This show makes no effort to be grounded

fancy stats posted:

The show is just wildly inventive

MrBuddyLee posted:

Outrageously funny, occasionally heartwarming, never predictable, massively quotable.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

It's weird and artistic and boundary-pushing, and I'm so impressed that it exists, and it's as good as it is.

Arist posted:

Even in this absurdist universe, there's a bizarre authenticity I can't explain.

HorseRenoir posted:

I don't understand how Donald Glover can be so bad at rapping but so good at writing fictional rappers


9. ATLANTA (FX)
NEW ENTRY
82 points, listed 11 times, #1 spot 2 times

:toot: BEST WHATEVER THE HELL THIS THING IS, I DON'T EVEN KNOW :toot:

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Well I guess I know my requisite one top 10 show that slipped under my radar that I have to check out

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Yeah I've heard nothing but praise for Atlanta, I gotta check it out.

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually







Ramrod XTreme

Atlanta is 100% essential viewing even if you don't like it

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


SHUPS 4 DETH posted:

Atlanta is 100% essential viewing even if you don't like it

Then why wasn't it on your list, huh? :colbert:

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#8

joepinetree posted:

Still great acting and drama.

Looten Plunder posted:

Nothing else like it on TV

Sober posted:

It continues to intensify year after year.

drainpipe posted:

I really liked how intimate it felt this season.

ShakeZula posted:

The easiest decision I made when putting this list together.

MrBuddyLee posted:

The first season of any show ever that placed significant focus on the stars' children and didn't suck.

try the new taco place posted:

This one kept me on the edge of my seat and watching each new episode as quickly as humanly possible

DarklyDreaming posted:

A drat good spy thriller with drat good morally ambiguous storylines


8. THE AMERICANS (FX)
UP 10
85 points, listed 12 times, #1 spot 3 times

:toot: BEST ON FX :toot:

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually







Ramrod XTreme

Rarity posted:

Then why wasn't it on your list, huh? :colbert:

what list :smugdog:

thanks for doing this btw, real A+ stuff

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops



Exactly my point :smugdog:

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



The Americans will go on my top 10 list the year Martha returns

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#7

Things are really heating up now, friends! The top 10 was incredibly close this year and the next 5 shows are all separated by a mere 5 points! With so many big shows still yet to be seen only one person's vote can be the difference between success and failure! What does that mean for the likes of Person of Interest, Stranger Things and Westworld? That will all be learned in time but right now let's see what you all chose for your #7 pick!

Bulky Bartokomous posted:

Story-telling at its finest.

karrethuun posted:

A definite leap forward

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

I'm in it for the long haul now, for sure

Kynazeras posted:

A breath of brutal and satisfying fresh air.

nate fisher posted:

All hope has been restored

mancalamania posted:

There's still nothing like it on television

Shneak posted:

Against all biased odds, it came back.

Rarity posted:

Forced its way right back into relevancy like no show ever has before.

CeeJee posted:

All those 2016 deaths? Those were sacrifices by the HBO executives to the Lord of Light to raise this show from the dead.

EccoRaven posted:

The books are dead all hail D&D


7. GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
UP 16
132 points, listed 20 times, #1 spot 4 times


And there it is, a strong return for Game of Thrones but not enough to crack our top 5. Things keep on getting tighter and tighter, there's a 3-way tie up ahead. Hold onto your hats, friends, this is far from over!

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#6

And here we are, a 3-way tie! An epic showdown between three of the biggest names in television in 2016! Using the countback rule we've worked out which of these shows is at #6. And I'll tell you what, it's not Better Call Saul, it's not Westworld, but it just might be your favourite show...

Grassy Knowles posted:

This really is also the best show.

try the new taco place posted:

There's no other show like this on TV.

Corte posted:

It took two years but you got me TVIV.

Looten Plunder posted:

It's been handled super well and continues to evolve and be great

Senerio posted:

When I think that it's going to drag on a bit, they change up the formula and make it a fresh idea again!

Regy Rusty posted:

Really connects with me in its depiction of all these people and their messed up lives.

Zaggitz posted:

This show is extremely special and good and important and everyone watch it

xeria posted:

Zaggitz finally got me to watch it and I loved it.

EccoRaven posted:

The road to recovery is paved with catchy jingles

Not A Twat posted:

I bought the album on iTunes.


6. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW)
UP 6
136 points, listed 20 times, #1 spot 1 time

:toot: BEST ON THE CW :toot:
:toot: BEST MUSICAL :toot:

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE



God just like last year I'm on pins and fuckin needles for the top 5.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

Stranger Things is this year's Jessica Jones, except this time the show is bad

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Zaggitz posted:

God just like last year I'm on pins and fuckin needles for the top 5.

*bites fingernails*

I'm glad TVIV now recognizes CXG as the actual best thing on the CW

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Number 1 this year is going to be the casting news for Fargo.

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE



Arist posted:

Stranger Things is this year's Jessica Jones, except this time the show is bad

Ari being mad about stranger things is the new occ being mad about Jessica Jones. It's just as satisfyingly hilarious..

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

I don't even dislike Stranger Things that much the show just baffles me

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

Zaggitz posted:

Ari being mad about stranger things is the new occ being mad about Jessica Jones. It's just as satisfyingly hilarious..

Occ being mad at stuff is old hat by now anyway.

Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007

One day nearer spring

Arist posted:

Stranger Things is this year's Jessica Jones, except this time the show is bad

I'm sorry your so bitter but no one else is making GBS threads on the shows you liked

:(

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Arist posted:

I don't even dislike Stranger Things that much the show just baffles me

People go apeshit for the 80s, it's really simple

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

Luvcow posted:

I'm sorry your so bitter but no one else is making GBS threads on the shows you liked

:(

THEY DID LAST YEAR

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

Also I consider American Crime Story getting #15 to be making GBS threads on that show

Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007

One day nearer spring

Arist posted:

Also I consider American Crime Story getting #15 to be making GBS threads on that show

:argh:

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually







Ramrod XTreme

i guess i'm the only one who thinks CXG S2 - while the songs have remained excellent - has been on a bit of a decline

that's cool i'm just glad more people are watching it :shobon:

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#5

Not A Twat posted:

So pretty! And so interesting!

nate fisher posted:

It blew my mind at times.

joepinetree posted:

The most ambitious show out there right now

Corte posted:

Still was able to intrigue and excite me in ways that most other shows just can't.

bagrada posted:

Always an enthralling watch.

fancy stats posted:

The show's cinematography remains top notch

HorseRenoir posted:

The true heir to Hannibal's arthouse thrills

Problematic Pigeon posted:

The definition of drop everything and watch when a new episode starts for me.

Open Source Idiom posted:

I also love how the show demands concentration and trust, and ultimately works to reward that in a viewer

Goofballs posted:

I'm just a sucker for anything that's willing to try to be bigger than entertainment

Jerusalem posted:

You can dive REALLLLLL deep into this show, but even if you just watched it on the barest surface level you'd still be seeing one hell of a show.

EL BROMANCE posted:

That ALF tribute was just the best thing ever


5. MR. ROBOT (USA)
DOWN 1
136 points, listed 21 times, #1 spot 2 times

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Anybody who hasn't watched Mr Robot because they think it's just another lovely basic cable drama.... please watch Mr Robot!

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



I didn't really like the first season of Mr. Robot so I haven't watched the second yet.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

As I recall Mr. Robot Season 1 was compelling but also offputting enough that it didn't break my top 10. Been meaning to get to most of Season 2, only seen the first episode.

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE



The end of Mr Robot S1 put me off the series entirely.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


#4

pixaal posted:

The ending was amazing.

Regy Rusty posted:

An amazing farewell to a show Iíll always love.

Grassy Knowles posted:

This still ended incredibly strong

Sober posted:

The final season brings the entire series full circle in nearly every single aspect

karrethuun posted:

Almost a lifetime achievement award

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

The stakes could not have been higher, and our heroes never stopped fighting

Mukaikubo posted:

I laughed, I cried, the dog survived.

Humbug Schoolbus posted:

I haven't been so sad about a series being canceled since†Farscape.

DivisionPost posted:

What a loving show this was. What a loving ending to it.

a crisp refreshing Moxie posted:

A fine farewell to one of the most compelling, intense, and provocative shows of our time.

xeria posted:

Pretty much the reason I compiled a top 10 list, to put this show at #1 for the last time

Zaggitz posted:

Number one with a bullet one last time.


4. PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
UP 4
136 points, listed 16 times, #1 spot 8 times

:toot: BEST ON CBS :toot:
:toot: BEST SHOW ENDING IN 2016 :toot:


And that brings it home for Person of Interest. A high placement in its final year the premise still doesn't interest me

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

I'm not happy with any of these options for #1

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



I always figured Person of Interest would be hobbled by some network executive's frantic command to make it as procedural as possible so as not to confuse old people, as well as stretching out 8-12 episodes worth of story into 20+ episodes per season. Was that the case or did they actually let their story flow in a natural way?

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE



Hello everyone who put Westworld on their list but not Person of Interest. Did you know Person of Interest was made by the same show runner? Did you know that after spending it's first season and a half worldbuilding, it dives into themes of AI, sentience and free will just as hard as WW did? It also delves into a bunch of other cool themes while pushing a pro feminist, pro lgbt, anti surveillance state message and it's pretty much my favorite show ever made.

The entire thing is on netflix and if you liked Westworld I implore you to push through(not skip) that rough start to get to one of the most thought provoking, well produced and well paced sci fi action thrillers ever made.

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Aww. Oh well I love all 3 finalists so I'm okay that POI beat all the shows I don't like

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Jerusalem posted:

I always figured Person of Interest would be hobbled by some network executive's frantic command to make it as procedural as possible so as not to confuse old people, as well as stretching out 8-12 episodes worth of story into 20+ episodes per season. Was that the case or did they actually let their story flow in a natural way?

It's great. The procedural aspect isn't forced, it's the heart and soul of the show. Their whole purpose is to save people's lives, getting embroiled in an AI war just ends up happening and they have to deal with it while still trying to save people.

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

Jerusalem posted:

I always figured Person of Interest would be hobbled by some network executive's frantic command to make it as procedural as possible so as not to confuse old people, as well as stretching out 8-12 episodes worth of story into 20+ episodes per season. Was that the case or did they actually let their story flow in a natural way?

CBS did it dirty at every turn but POI still turned out almost brilliantly anyway.

(Some people don't like the more heavily procedural episodes but the show runners still at least tried to give them meaning to the overall story, and even then, most of them still had flashbacks and character arc development injected into the proceedings.)

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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Please not Stranger Things at 1 please please please

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