Peak TV got even Peak-ier this year, taking us everywhere from Gilead, to Monterey, to another universe populated solely by Carrie Coon. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick on the impossible task to rank the very Best TV Shows of 2017!
The nominations are in for the 2017 Emmy Awards and there’s just as much to celebrate as there is to be disappointed about. The 2016-2017 TV season was a huge year for the small screen, reaching the peak-iest of peak TV. It was full of more new series than you could keep track of, diverse casts, and many groundbreaking episodes in both the comedy and drama departments. A brief scan of the major categories may leave you feeling a little bummed over the nominations, with many of the usual suspecting making the cut yet again – can the Emmys even exist without Modern Family or Julia Louis-Dreyfus nods at this point? And critical and fan favorites like The Leftovers, Girls, and Legion were nowhere to be seen in the top categories.
Six of the choices from last year either delayed airdates or ended outright, so let’s do some damage before Emmy season! ScreenCrush carves through 2017’s most memorable for all the Tales, Lies, Dicks and Unfortunate Events that had our TVs buzzing.