That time of year again…
Favorite TV Ensembles
9. A Series of Unfortunate Events
7. Stranger Things
4. Game of Thrones
3. Legends of Tomorrow
1. Brooklyn Nine Nine
Favorite TV Actors
7. Kit Harrington as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
6. Joe Kerry as Steve Harrington from Stranger Things
5. Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events
4. Dan Stevens as David Haller in Legion
3. Pip Torrens as Herr Star from Preacher
2. Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax from Happy!
1. Jimmy Tatro as Dylan Maxwell from American Vandal
Favorite TV Actresses
6. Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper on Riverdale
5. Caity Lotz as Sara Lance aka White Canary on Legends of Tomorrow
4. Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane aka Polaris from the Gifted
3. Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel from the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
2. Betty Gilpin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan from GLOW
1. Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker aka Amahl Farouk/Shadow King from Legion
Favorite TV Episodes/Arcs
10. Legends of Tomorrow S2 Ep10 “The Legion of Doom” (Director: Eric Laneuville, Writers: Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim )
9. American Vandal S1 Ep8 “Clean Up” (Director: Tony Yacenda, Writers: Matthew McManus & Kevin McManus)
8. Riverdale S1 Ep13 “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter” (Director: Lee Toland Krieger, Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa)
7. Lucifer S2 Ep13 “A Good Day to Die” (Director: Alrick Riley, Writer: Joe Henderson & Chris Rafferty)
6. Legion S1 Ep1 “Chapter 1” (Writer/Director Noah Hawley)
5. Riverdale S2 Ep1 “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying” (Director Rob Seidenglanz, Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa)
4. “Crisis on Earth X” crossover (Directed by Larry Teng (Supergirl), James Bamford (Arrow), Dermott Downs (Flash), Gregory Smith (LoT), Story by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, Teleplay by Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller (Supergirl), Wendy Mericle and Ben Sokolowski (Arrow), Todd Helbing (Flash), Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu (LoT))
3. Brooklyn Nine Nine S5 Ep4 “HalloVeen” (Director: Jamie Babbit, Written: Dan Goor)
2. Ricky and Morty S3 Ep3 “Pickle Rick” (Director: Anthony Chun, Writer: Jessica Gao)
1. Game of Thrones S7 Ep6 “Beyond the Wall” (Director: Alan Taylor, Writers: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss)
Favorite TV Series’
Honorable Mentions: An Unfortunate Series of Events, Stranger Things 2, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Agents of SHIELD (season 2), Steven Universe, Voltron
12. The Gifted-An intense and thrilling adaptation of the X-Universe that digs into the prejudice and hate mutants face.
11. American Vandal-What I expected to be a dumb spoof on true crime turned into a well constructed mystery with strong performances. Yeah, its a comedy but its built out of love for true crime and it shows. Better than it has any right to be.
10. Arrow-After season 3 being disappointing and season 4 downright sucking, Arrow looked like it was dead. Season 5 righted the ship with an excellent season and season 6 is building tension through out. Good to have the show back in top form.
9. Legion-A crazy and inventive take on the X-Men character. Legion pushing what you can do with these X-Characters on TV.
8. Lucifer-It may not be the best acted or directed show but GOD DAMN IT I enjoy this series.
7. Game of Thrones-Of course.
6. Rick & Morty-PICKLE RICK! A show about depression, struggles, family, and scifi craziness.
5. Legends of Tomorrow-The best superhero on television is a show that embraces the zaniness of superhero comics. Costumed vigilantes and superpowered heroes travel through time protecting the timestream and shit always goes wild. season 1 was a slog but season 2 is among the finest of any superhero shows. Season 3 keeps it going strong.
4. Brooklyn Nine Nine-Favorite sitcom. Its a joy to watch.
3. GLOW-As a wrestling fan I was skeptical but this show nailed it. Great performances (with some actual wrestlers involved) and direction. It feels special.
2. Bojack Horseman-My #1 in previous years had another amazing season. It’s just hard to get through with the weight the characters carry. Yes its a comedy but its one that is about the struggle to find happiness. Or at least contentment.
1. Riverdale-I don’t know if this series is great, or even good, but I just can’t get enough of it. It has me thinking about it longer than I should. I’m invested deeply into this trash. Between the romances, the Lodge parents shady dealings, Betty’s family issues, Jughead with the Serpents, and all the other stuff-what the fuck!? And then of course the mysteries. Oh yeah…