As the end of this year approaches, we are definitely still spoiled by the amount of amazing geeky television we have at our disposal. From premium cable channels to network TV shows, there is so much for us to watch – and you better believe that we’re going to find the time to watch all of it!
Even though we could write a piece highlighting how great each television show listed below is, we’ve only included a short blurb about each show’s awesomeness. Some of these picks you should definitely be expecting, while we hope that others give you a list of shows to binge watch on your holiday vacation this year.
If you haven’t been watching the science fiction-western hybrid on HBO for the past few weeks, it’s not too late to start. The first season recently ended in a both satisfying and exciting way. Unlike its predecessors (Lost, for example) Westworld sets up mysteries and definitively solves them. That, along with its amazing world building, characters, and special effects, make this a show worth watching.
Luke Cage, Jessica Jones (Netflix)
You can’t talk about one without the other, especially since they take place in connected universes. Despite having two completely different lead characters, both shows are totally engrossing and styled to a T. Who doesn’t want to beat up bad guys while listening to 90s hip-hop, or to kick-ass in a leather jacket in the streets of New York? Aside from being near perfectly made entertainment, the shows also dealt with deeper themes no other superhero show has dealt with – and that’s pretty damn impressive.
Supergirl (CBS/The CW)
Of all the DCU TV shows, this had the most hype surrounding it before it premiered. Continuing the success of the first season (and moving between two networks) is not an easy feat, but Supergirl has done it with flying colors. Aside from Alex’s moving Thanksgiving speech a few episodes ago, the Superman plotline and introduction of Guardian has kept the plot moving and the show fun.
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Yeah, yeah. Of course this is on the list. At this point, it’s been talked about so much that there’s not much left to say.
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Netflix)
Not to give Netflix too much credit here, but this rebooted Voltron lived up to all fan expectations and then some. Who doesn’t want to be a Voltron Paladin in this action-packed, beautifully animated show? Not us- that’s for sure.
American Horror Story: Roanoke (FX)
Turning an already-twisty drama series upside-down? Not as easy as it sounds. Ryan Murphy, however, makes it look effortless. The sixth season of the show was shrouded in secrecy, with fan favorite actors popping up in unexpected places and actual connections being made between different seasons of the show. If we were losing interest in the franchise, the Roanoke storyline changed everything.
Gravity Falls (DXD)
This underdog animated series is utterly delightful. Having concluded its final season earlier in 2016, it showed us how all series should end their run while staying true to their unique voice. It’s not just a show for kids, despite it being on Disney Channel (and eventually DXD) – it’s perfect for any age.