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Derek’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2016

January 13, 2017


I intentionally watched less TV in 2016 than I had the past several years. I mean, I didn’t do so for any good reason, I did it because I wanted to focus on watching more films in 2016, but as a result I quit watching a multitude of mediocre shows that I was only staying with because I had been watching them from the beginning and had some small emotional attachment. In addition, the poor internet quality in my apartment meant I was only able to keep up with *two* streaming shows despite there being many more that I really wanted to catch. All that being said, in this time of #peaktv I still found a great many shows that I liked and even some that I loved over the course of 2016. Four of my five favorite shows from 2015 didn’t return in 2016, so the top of my list looks quite different this year. And on top of that, I definitely “cheated” in making this a list of 10 by combining a few shows into the same spot, but it represents how I consumed and contemplated the things that I watched this year, so I hope you enjoy reading it at least. Let me know what you think!

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2014

January 19, 2015


As I begin to look back on the year in TV (or film as we’ll get to soon), the first thing that my mind tends to drift to are the things that I couldn’t watch. There are show that I had watched and enjoyed in the past, but fell behind on and couldn’t catch up with during 2014 ( ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ‘Mad Men,’ which I will definitely catch up with before its final season in 2015), streaming shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime that I just didn’t have the time to get around to watching (‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Happy Valley,’ ‘Bojack Horseman,’ ‘Peaky Blinders,’ and ‘Transparent’), shows on channels I do have that I just missed (‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Broad City,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘The Honorable Woman,’ and ‘Olive Kitteridge’), and finally shows on channels that I don’t get (‘The Knick,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Affair,’ ‘Penny Dreadful,’ and ‘The Missing’)

However, to me, the point of looking back at the year, making lists, and remembering the media that I observed is to re-experience the joy of the things that I loved and appreciated in 2014. With that said, after the jump are a few honorable mention TV shows followed by my top 10 TV shows of the year.

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2013

January 14, 2015


I continue my top 10 catch-up march by looking at the best TV shows of 2013 after the jump.

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