2015 gave us some great TV shows, many of which were right up our alley as fans of all things Horror & Genre, and below we've compiled a list of the 10 of them that we enjoyed the most. If you love great TV, and you're not watching these shows, then you're truly missing out on some of the best filmed entertainment that you can find on any screen, big or small.
Here's what this list will and will not contain:
- Horror & Genre-related shows only. If they aren't purely Horror, they at least have to have some sort of deviant grit to them. Thrillers, Mysteries, Sci-Fi, and Action are fine.
- As excellent as they are, straight-up Dramas like The Good Wife, Rectify, Downton Abbey, Et al. are just too far out of our purview to reasonably cover here.
- No comedies, because they are even further away from our purview than are normal Dramas.
- This is a list, not a review, so we'll try to keep each write-up short and to the point, utilizing bullet points as much as we can.
|ASH VS EVIL DEAD|
|GAME OF THRONES|
GOT is one of the best shows on TV, and we're eager to see where they go with the story now. Especially since we have no idea what's coming next anymore.
We loved the final episode, but knowing that there were more tales of Will and Hannibal to tell, made us feel like we were left hanging.
We'll always be thankful to Bryan Fuller, the amazing cast, and NBC for giving us this polished gem of a show, but we'll be equally as sad to know that the dark, twisted ride has come to an end.
Oh, and it ended perfectly.
We don't even want to talk about what happened to Sembene. We're still not happy about that.
With its top-notch cast, its creepy atmosphere, and its Gothic style, Penny Dreadful is one show that we can not wait to be back on the air.
The story is pretty good too, especially when things get violent and intense.
Ray Donovan doesn't get the love that it should. It always seems like it's shoved to the back of the room when people talk about the best shows on TV, and it's just not fair, because it's every bit as good as most of the other shows that populate the airwaves these days, and a great deal better than most of them.
The real reason the show worked so well was Emma Roberts; she was perfect as the bitchy, snobby, bitchy Chanel, and the shit that came out of her mouth made us laugh to no end.
I still can't believe that I'm sitting here calling Scream Queens one of the "best" shows of 2015, because there are many others that were far better in many ways, but damn if this wasn't entertaining as hell, and worthy of some praise... for what it is.
If you haven't checked Vikings out yet, do so immediately. It's kinda like Game of Thrones, minus the dragons and stuff. *There is nudity on the blu-ray versions of the episodes though.
|THE WALKING DEAD|
Hopefully S6b will be a bit more streamlined and focused than 6a was, but no matter what they do, we know we'll be watching, and we know that it will probably rip our hearts out.
Mad Men just didn't do it for us like we hoped it would; we didn't even watch Hell On Wheels, which we love, because we refuse to support anymore of AMC's bullshit of showing the final 12 episodes of a show over the course two separate years. We'll just catch it next year, all at once; Orange is the New Black is good, but vastly overrated; American Crime felt like a bunch of pandering, SJW bullshit, so fuck that show; Show Me A Hero was solid, but not as solid as we'd hoped it would be; Rectify is excellent, but good lord is it ever slow; we totally missed out on the latest season of The Americans; Scream was typical MTV shite; even though we enjoyed a large part of it, HBO delivered a pretty lackluster S2 of True Detective; The Bastard Executioner was unwatchable shit, and we LOVED Sons of Anarchy; Fear the Walking Dead was decent enough at times, although it truly struggled to find its footing (It also boasts the dumbest title on TV, IMO); Under the Dome was shit from the beginning, and it continued to be shit; and A&E's attempt to do an Americanized version of the brilliant The Returned, was also shit.
On the positive side of things though:
- Mike's "I broke my boy" scene in Better Call Saul was probably the best moment in all of TV in 2015. Truly Emmy-worthy.
- Peter Quinn is still the best character on Homeland.
- Marvel gave us two solid superhero dramas with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and we can't wait to see what they do with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher.
- Luther returned for a 2-hour 4th Season which was far too short, but was every bit as great as Luther should be.
- The Man In the High Castle was quietly one of the best shows on TV in 2015, and one that we can't wait to return.
- The 2nd season of The Returned impressed us just about as much as its 1st season did... 3 years ago.