Many TV shows have been released this year, some of which have proved to be more successful than others. These shows belong to diverse genres, from the more and more popular sci-fi dramas to comedies. We provide you with our list of five best new shows that have marked 2016.
Created by Donald Glover, who also takes on the main role in the series (Earnest “Earn” Marks), “Atlanta” is just another FX’s popular comedy. What makes it particularly interesting is the fact that its tone changes from one episode to the next. It has received positive reviews and it has been described as “ambitious and refreshing.”
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The storyline of this science fiction series revolves around a young boy who disappears under mysterious circumstances. As his friends are trying to find him, a telekinetic girl appears, and she helps them look for their missing friend. “Stranger Things” have received acclaim for its homages to 1980s. The new season is set to premiere in 2017.
“Westworld” is another science fiction TV series which deserves to be among the top five. Since its release in October, it has been praised for both story and acting. The story takes place in a fictional world, more precisely, in an amusement park in which androids live. Even though the first season was described as “maddening” by some people, it was still ranked as the most-watched first season ever on HBO. Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton take on the main roles.
This Is Us (NBC)
This comedy, created by Dan Fogelman, follows the intertwined lives of twins Kate and Kevin and their adopted brother Randall. It has become a major success, and some of the cast members who contributed to that are Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley.
American Crime Story (FX)
The first season of this series, titled “The People v. O.J. Simpson”, turned out to be highly popular. It focuses on the O.J. Simpson murder trial, based on the book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson” (written by Jeffrey Toobin). The story is set in the mid-90s. The second season is now in development, but what we know for the time being is that it will focus on Hurricane Katrina. Hopefully, it will be at least as successful as the first one.