My Television Recommendations for 2016

Honorable Mention: You're the Worst, The Mindy Project, Silicon Valley
  1. 20 - New Girl (FOX)
    Had a quiet Renaissance.
  2. 19 - The Night Manager (AMC)
    Gave Tom Hiddleston a brand new nickname.
  3. 18 - Billy on the Street (TruTV)
    My favorite thing to wake up to on Wednesday mornings is a new episode of this.
  4. 17 - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Any questions?
  5. 16 - The Americans (FX)
    The best argument for serialized drama on cable.
  6. 15 - Baskets (FX)
    I found this to be very beautiful.
  7. 14 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
    Still producing some of its best ever episodes.
  8. 13 - House of Cards (Netflix)
    Rebounded from its middling season three in a major way.
  9. 12 - Stranger Things (Netflix)
    Rightly the most talked about show of 2016.
  10. 11 - 11.22.63 (Hulu)
    One of the year's most expertly-crafted miniseries.
  11. 10 - Girls (HBO)
    Somehow had its best season yet.
  12. 9 - Better Call Saul (AMC)
    On the way to topping Breaking Bad.
  13. 8 - Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
    The new go-to for late night political satire.
  14. 7 - Westworld (HBO)
    Captured my imagination with violent delights.
  15. 6 - Documentary Now! (IFC)
    Currently telling the best stories on television.
  16. 5 - BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
    The best animated show and it's not even close.
  17. 4 - Veep (HBO)
    A comedic juggernaut.
  18. 3 - Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Season six was the one I felt the most excited about.
  19. 2 - Atlanta (FX)
    The peak of peak TV.
  20. 1 - The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
    It was my favorite thing this spring. Maybe ever.