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Top 20 Shows of 2017

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People who added this item 532 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


Although not as good as season 2, this was still funny and had a lot of great storytelling at its heart. It was nice especially to see some Jerry centric episodes as he is one of my favorite characters on the show. Even taking Rick down a peg was a step in the right direction along with providing more insight into Beth's mindset and motivations. "The Ricklantis Mixup" was an all time classic and one that proves the show has a larger story at play. It still is the funny, goofy sci-fi it always has been and one that I still enjoy.
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


Killing off Pablo was a bold move and one that I am sure a lot feel won't play off. But with this season, not only can the show continue on without Pablo but it is more confident in its storytelling and world. Shifting the main focus to Pedro Pascal was a step in the right direction as he was clearly more interesting and charismatic than Boyd Holbrook. The Cali Cartel and all their members also were just as cool as Pablo and brought their own villainy to the show. I really enjoyed Alberto Ammann as the ruthless and cunning Pacho and could watch a whole show just about him. I am not sure where season 4 is headed but it appears to be just as exciting as the previous seasons.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0


I didn't hear anything about this but decided to check it out based on the cast and because I love Westerns. I'm glad I did cause this ended up being the epic Western that I needed. Scott Frank paced this perfectly that when the finale hit, all the action mattered cause he made you care about the characters. The cast was great with Jeff Daniels playing a great villain. It looked nice too with the American frontier and towns packed with cowboys, outlaws, and Buffalo soldiers. This one slipped under the radar a bit so if you haven't check it out.
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0


Hearing about the premise of this probably makes you think it will be campy like a lot of Ryan Murphy shows. While it definitely has that, it is much sadder than I expected. When dealing with how Hollywood discards older actresses and sexism in society in general, it's bound to be a little depressing. But Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon made it compelling, especially Lange towards the end. Alfred Molina, Allison Wright, Jackie Hoffman, and Dominic Burgess round out the rest and they all had great moments. This is one of the best things Ryan Murphy has done and probably the biggest surprise of the year.
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The first season was a lot of fun but this season was even better and was probably the most underrated show this year. Danny McBride and Walton Goggins both gave award worthy performances but in terms of comedy and drama. I really enjoyed Dale Dickey and Edi Patterson as well with Patterson being a blast to watch. It was paced too in such a way that I was thrilled to know who the shooter was but also still loved the little side plots they would go into. This final season showed though that great comedians can make just as cool, thrilling, and dramatic works as shows considered more "serious".
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0


I never knew about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling but as soon as I was done with this I had to find out everything I could. Even if you don't like wrestling, this should be a lot of fun for everyone. It's a great comedy about desperation, loneliness, and the drive people have to be greater. Alison Brie is great in a role she typically doesn't get to play. She plays off of the other ladies well and they all each have their own personalities and motivations. Marc Maron was fantastic as well in probably the best thing he has done. The soundtrack for this was perfect too with not being in your face about it being the 80s. With everyone involved, season 2 should be just as good if not better.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0


True crime documentaries like The Jinx and Memories of Murder have a culture impact and have gotten people into that genre. It was only a matter of time before someone would parody it. The show does it wonderfully with everything from the editing, the music, the people, the storytelling, and even to the camera work. But what I didn't expect was just HOW good it would be. This was a fantastic story about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell, and the judgements we place on people without actually knowing them. It ends in a place I didn't expect but one that makes sense. I am not sure how a season 2 would go but as long as they have the same people behind it, it should be good.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0


I love the book series based on this show so I had a feeling I would love this. The first season much like the first book is cool but a bit uneven. But like the second book, now that the writers know the characters and world they feel more confident to tell the story. The case was horrifying this season and it is paid the respect it deserves. But the show balances out the humor and fun as well with never feeling tonally off. Michael K. Williams and James Purefoy were made for these roles. The season's MVP though was Irma P. Hall. She is sweet, smart, funny, and just a blast to be around. The season ends on a bittersweet note but it looks to be setting up for a hell of a third season.
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MST3K is an all time classic. It arguably started the whole riffing craze and the love of "so bad it's good" movies. Making a new season with a new cast was risky to say the least but it pulled it off. The new cast works and it feels like the old show while still bringing in new fans. "Cry Wilderness", "Starcrash", and "Carnival Magic" will go on to be classic episodes. There's not much I can say beyond that it was exactly what I wanted and I look forward to more.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0


Ken Burns can do no wrong in my eyes and this was no exception. The Vietnam War was obviously a controversial part of US history to say the least but Burns really breaks down how it got there, the behind the scenes of the Kennedy and Nixon administrations, the history behind the country, and the aftermath of it all. The best thing about it though is how it highlights the soldiers both on the American side and the Viet Cong side. Focusing on what was going on with civilians was smart as it helps you understand the morale of the country. Hoping Ken Burns gets some Emmy love.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0


I have enjoyed superhero movies but not a lot of superhero shows have excited me. Then this show came along and I was instantly hooked. It probably helps that Noah Hawley is behind this as he takes a very odd premise and makes it compelling and accessible. You aren't sure what exactly is going on but little by little it starts to make sense. It truly takes you inside the mind of someone with god like powers and someone who feels like they are losing their mind. The cast pulled it off but it was Aubrey Plaza who stole the show. You could tell she was having fun and it made you wish the character was on screen all the time. As long as season is like this, then we should be in for a ride.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0


Maria Bamford has been one of my favorite comedians so I knew I was going to love season 1 of this show. What I didn't expect though, was just how awesome this season was going to be. Exploring Maria's relationship with Scott was a smart choice as Maria and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson both work great together and make a cute couple. Ólafsson even got a chance to show off his comedic skills. Maria's parents getting a lot to do also helped as even when they were being annoying, they still were hilarious. Along with addressing things like mental health, sexism, racism, economic class, and the compromises couples have to make it made for a funny but also a timely show.
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People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0


Last season was really cool and even though it was funny, it still took the time to truly reflect on a lot of issues. This season was no different but it experimented a little bit more filmmaking wise and it paid off. Episodes like "New York, I Love You" and "Thanksgiving" were some of the best episodes of the year. "Thanksgiving" deservedly won an Emmy and Lena Waithe deserves all the credit for that. But Aziz Ansari was fun as always and seeing his romantic story was both sweet and funny all the same time. More importantly though, it felt real. It ends on a high note so if we don't get a season 3 then it is totally cool as it ends perfectly.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0


I have loved every season of Nathan for You and this one may have been the best one of the bunch. A large part of that was the show always knows how to balance out the awkward humor but still be genuine about the people portrayed. This is especially evident in my favorite tv episode this year "Finding Frances". I don't want to spoil much but Nathan basically helps someone involved with the show find a lost love. What ends up happening I didn't see coming at all. And although it hasn't been announced, it felt like a series finale. It really should be it too. Cause there is no way the show will ever be able to top this season.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0


Give me David Fincher and I am there. Give me a Fincher show about serial killers and I am almost guaranteed to love it. This was no exception. Everything about it I loved. From the directing, the script, the music, the characters, the acting, and the killers explored. But what I think I like about it most is it isn't just another mystery detective show (although there are aspects of that). It is more a study into what makes these killers tick and how they became who they are. That is especially evident in the scenes with Edmund Kemper. Most people come out talking about those scenes and with good reason. They are disturbing, fascinating, and Cameron Britton as Kemper is something to behold. This is a star making performance. He finds that eerie charm to hook you but then will hit you with something messed up. Along with Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv I am counting down the days till it comes back on.
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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (181 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


Spin-offs usually don't work but this one is the exception to the rule. It has the spirit of Breaking Bad while still being its own thing. Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks both help you get how they became who they were on BB while still surprising you. I also love Rhea Seehorn and Michael Mando with Mando getting more to do this season which made for great scenes. But the MVP was Michael McKean. A lot of viewers don't like his character but McKean still makes him interesting to watch and you get why he is the way he is. The episode "Chicanery" especially was a great showcase for him and Odenkirk. It was hard to watch but it was a step in the right direction for the show as it reaches an inevitable conclusion. I am not sure what season 4 has in store, but as long as the writers and actors are there it should be fantastic.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0


I enjoyed last season but I was not prepared for just how awesome this season was going to be. You can tell everyone involved in the show is more confident now as it was a pitch perfect season. Louie Anderson was of course wonderful as always with being that sweet mother while still having her own dreams. But Zach Galifinakis gave his best performance of his career. He had to play two wildly different characters and he finds that way of making them funny but still fully realized people. The show like the characters inhabits this weird and kind of sad place but it knows in the end all that matters is being around people who love you.
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People who added this item 428 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0


A lot found this season polarizing as some felt like it wasn't as exciting or cool as previous seasons. I don't see it. It still had everything I love about the show: absurd stories, bizarre characters, cool music, and top notch directing. Noah Hawley just knows that this season had to be different and he makes it almost like a horror movie. It's very timely with talking about how people manipulate others with the "truth". The cast works with this story well with Michael Stuhlbarg and Mary Elizabeth Winstead being favorites. But this season gave us not only the series' best villain but my favorite tv villain of all time: VM Varga. David Thewlis to me is portraying a character that will be viewed as a classic. Varga is just a vile human being. He's like a parasite. He sucks all the good out of everybody. But he still is a fun character you can't help but love to see on screen. While this season might not have a mafia war or a hitman killing of dozens, it still was exciting to me. I feel too it will be looked on more favorably as it has stayed in my mind for a long time.
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The original Twin Peaks is a show that I both love and got extremely frustrated with. The second season leaves some to be desired but it still has things I love. You can tell that ABC took over a bit. But with the return, it is pure Lynch. And that probably means you either will love it or hate it. But what I loved about it more than anything was how it doesn't try to be just a nostalgia trip. It still has the same characters but only when they fit into the story. It was nice to see everyone again even when it seemed like they were in a bad place. Kyle MacLachlan though was the one I was waiting for and he didn't disappoint. He had to play Mr. C, Dougie Jones, Dale Cooper, and something else entirely. It shows that he is an actor to be taken seriously. Dougie Jones was especially fun. But the real star is Lynch. That is made clear for one of the weirdest episodes of television I have ever seen. "Gotta Light?" shows us the birth of Bob but done in a way that will both horrify you and confuse you for a long time. I have a feeling it will be discussed and analyzed for years to come. And don't even get me started on the ending. This might be a frustrating show for some but it feels like everything Lynch wanted from the show.
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0


It's amazing how a show can keep getting better and better and then end on a bang. Season 2 was amazing but this final season was perfect. No episode felt wasted and everyone got a chance to shine. I never really paid much attention to Justin Theroux's acting but this show made me a fan. He goes to places most actors would be afraid of and gives a performance that never rings false. But it should be no surprised that this is Carrie Coon's show. Coon is a force to be reckoned with on this show. She can be both sad, angry, funny, smart, and cool all in one. I think too her character really emphasizes what I love so much about the show. It's ultimately a show about what it means to be human and go through life. Sometimes we go through life and find meaning pretty early. Other times it takes a long time to figure out why we are here and what that means for our lives. And for some, all it takes is love to find that reason to get up in the morning. It can be a sad show but it is ultimately hopeful. The ending for some might confuse you but I think it is perfect for the show. I got emotional watching this show and I wish more people had watch it. This will go on to be viewed as a classic series.
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