2016 maybe wasn’t that fruitful when it comes to movies (aside from several awesome projects like Deadpool, Sausage Party or Fantastic Beasts), but it was certainly great when it comes to quality TV shows.
“Westworld” isn’t the only series that tickled our minds over the past 11 months, so let’s take a look at some of the best 2016 TV shows you might have missed.
5. “Angie Tribeca”
Angie Tribeca is a lone-wolf detective who, along with a squad of committed LAPD detectives, investigates the most serious cases – from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides. She is also assigned a new partner and that’s when it all goes downhill.
4. “BoJack Horseman”
Ok, BoJack Horseman started back in 2014, but we still feel it isn’t getting the fame it deserves.
The cartoon is a meta-comedy with serious dramatic overtones that manages to turn the darkest moments of our psyche and society in general into a hilarious show. Oh yes, and the protagonist is an anthropomorphic horse who used to be a successful TV star.
What’s not to like?
3. “Better Things”
Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. join forces yet again and they really rock. Before “Better Things”, the duo worked together on 2 previous shows “Lucky Louie” and “Louie”, and we simply can’t believe the chemistry these two have.
However, here Louie C.K. is a writer and the creator of the show, and Pamela is the main star, but it is still hilarious. You can feel Louie’s presence in almost every scene.
2. “Stranger Things”
If you managed to miss this 80’s nostalgia horror thriller series, now is the perfect time to fix that mistake.
“Stranger Things” somehow managed to already become a classic, only one season in. The show came out of nowhere and tickled the minds of all true mystery fans.
If you like Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, but you also long for a Goonies-like adventure, this one is for you.
Oh, and Winona Rider makes her long-awaited return.
Quarry is perhaps the most underrated TV show of 2016 on our list. This crime drama series is based on the novels of Max Allan Collins and it follows the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public.
Mac tries to cope with everything that happened to him during the war and also with his current unexpected experience, when he gets drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.
Truly a must-watch.