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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite TV Shows of 2015 and 2016


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This week’s topic is: Top ten favorite tv shows of all time, ten new shows coming out this Fall that are on my radar, tv shows I wish never got cancelled, tv shows I would recommend to book characters, books I wish would be tv shows, ten favorite shows from the late 90’s or early 2000’s, ten tv shows for every fantasy lover, etc.

Ooh, a TV themed list! I’ve chosen to do my Top Ten Favourite TV Shows of 2015 and 2016 because even though I don’t watch too much TV I have enjoyed a few TV shows in recent years.

The Living1. The Living and the Dead (BBC) – features Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer

Summary: A brilliant young couple inherit the farm and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage.

*The series is set to premier on BBC America in the Autumn. I still haven’t seen the final episode of this series! I’ve been avoiding it for some reason. I just don’t want it to end.

how to get away with murder2. How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – features Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, and Karla Souza

Summary: Annalise Keating is a prominent criminal defense attorney and a law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia. She selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo. They work with Annalise’s employees, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer. 

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3. Elementary (CBS) – features Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu

Summary: Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, an eccentric modern Sherlock Holmes relocates to Manhattan, where his wealthy father forces him to live with a sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson. Formerly a successful surgeon until she lost a patient, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people. However, Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and that he has devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her grouchy new charge on his jobs.

the man in the high castle tv4. The Man in the High Castle (Amazon) – features Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, and Rupert Evans

Summary: A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.

Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name.

*Series 2 is set to premier in the Autumn

mr robot5. Mr Robot (NBC) – features Rami Malek

Summary: Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation he is paid to protect.

*UK viewers can watch Mr Robot on Amazon Prime Instant Video

agent carter6. Agent Carter (Disney/ABC) – features Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, and Dominic Cooper

Summary: In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

*This show has been cancelled after two seasons. I’m so sad that it was cancelled 😦

js and mr nor7. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (BBC) – features Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley, and Alice Englert

Summary: With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Adapted from Susanna Clarke’s novel of the same name.

the night manager bbc8. The Night Manager (BBC) – features Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Coleman, Hugh Laurie, and Elizabeth Debicki

Summary: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine is recruited by Angela Burr, an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, Roper’s girlfriend Jed, and associate Corkoran.

Adapted from John le Carré’s novel of the same name.

the enfield haunting9. The Enfield Haunting (Sky) – features Matthew Macfadyen and Timothy Spall

Summary: In August 1977, in a seemingly normal house in Enfield, North London a series of disturbing paranormal events have begun to take place. Reports of an unworldly presence making repeated attempts on the life of 11-year-old Janet Hodgson soon attracts the attention of paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse who is convinced that the house is plagued by a poltergeist. With the attacks growing increasingly violent by the day Maurice will stop at nothing to protect Janet from these strange and dark forces.

*This is based on a true story and the event also inspired The Conjuring 2, which I have not seen.

Hannibal10. Hannibal (NBC) – features Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams, and Gillian Anderson

Summary: FBI profiler Will Graham is recruited by Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioural Sciences, to help investigate a serial killer in Minnesota. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Initially, Lecter – who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer – works to manipulate the FBI from within, but the bonds he builds with Graham begin to threaten his longevity. Lecter is fascinated by Graham’s ability to empathize with psychopathic murderers, and tries to push the boundaries of Graham’s fragile sanity in order to turn him into a killer himself.

Adapted from Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

*I’m not going to lie, I didn’t like the third series but the first two were amazing. I’m sort of glad that it has been cancelled because I wouldn’t have been able to watch another series. It was still one of my favourite shows though.

What were your favourite TV shows from the last couple of years? What are you looking forward to watching this Autumn?


8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite TV Shows of 2015 and 2016

  1. I was sorry to see Agent Carter get canceled, I liked that show. Hayley Atwell was great. And I’ve heard good things about Man in the High Castle but haven’t seen it yet.

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    1. She was great and it was a great show. Very different from the Marvel films and it was nice to have a female lead. Man in the High Castle is great. You should watch it 🙂


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