What Everybody Was Watching: Top 8 TV Shows of 2015
A New Year is here. That means out with the old and in with the new, right? Well, not so fast. Before we go binge watch the newest flicks on TV, let’s sit back and look at what TV had to offer us in 2015. From fresh comedies to intense action scenes and even a little bit of comic book fantasy, Tekoia’s list of the top TV shows leaves nothing to the imagination. So, get ready to reminisce over treasured shows, discover new shows, or just grab a snack and your SURE Universal remote and enjoy!
1. Black-ish (ABC)
Only in its second season, Black-ish is already making an impact with Millennials and people all over. And while it’s not the first show to tackle comedy and race, the writing is exceptional and witty – and the characters are committed to the goofy nature of the show. The show stars the Johnson family headed by Dre the advertising executive father and Rainbow – “Bow” – the surgeon mother. Together they have two boys and two girls. The show is funny and confronts deep issues with a mix of comedy.
2. Quantico (ABC)
If you want some FBI action, then the cast of Quantico gives you that. The show gives us a glimpse into the lives of fresh FBI recruits and how their training regimen is structured. The group we follow are all training to be special agents, but one agent is harbouring a secret. This agent ends up being suspected of the biggest terrorist attack since 9/11. The season does a great job of taking the viewer to scenes before the attack and to scenes after the attack, while also delving into romantic relationships between characters.
3. Empire (Fox)
The breakout show of 2015, Empire is our modern soap opera. With kidnappings, double-crossings, romance and a great music track with rap thrown in, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Follow hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, try to win his son’s loyalties while Cookie Lyon tries to create a new rival record label with her sons.
4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
One of many original Netflix shows, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a comedy set in New York City. This program follows a young Kimmy – freshly rescued – after she was held hostage underground by a cult for 15 years. She decides to head to New York and start all over. The show covers her experiences as a first time New Yorker and first time living in 2015. She befriends Titus, a struggling actor, and together they hatch up crazy shenanigans.
5. The Blacklist (NBC)
Click here to see the trailer The Blacklist follows government agent fugitive Raymond “Red” Reddington and FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen as they hunt down and catch criminals from the “Blacklist” – Reddington’s global list of criminals that have been able to evade authorities for years. Each episode is named after the criminal in question, and we are taken on the quest to hunt and capture the most notorious mobsters, politicians, spies and international terrorists the world have ever seen. But, the one thing the FBI can’t figure out is why Red will only work with new FBI agent Elizabeth Keen, and no other agent.
6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
What was life like for seedy lawyer Saul Goodman before he met chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter White in the critically acclaimed show, Breaking Bad? He was the gifted lawyer Jimmy McGill. Better Call Saul is the prequel to Breaking Bad, and it introduced us to who Saul was before. There is emotion, depth and a bit of familiarity with old characters from Breaking Bad.
7. Master of None (Netflix)
If you’re a fan of Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), then Master of None is a show for you. It follows Dev, a professional actor trying to make it in New York City. We follow Dev, his friends and Dev’s romantic encounters. There’s comedy with a touch of real personal experiences that everyone can relate to.
8. Jessica Jones
If you’re a Marvel fanatic, you’ll enjoy Jessica Jones. What’s different from other comic spin-offs is that we see the superhero at the end of her career. Jessica’s superhero powers stop after an accident she encounters with the evil Purple Man. Left hopeless, she decides to live her life sans super powers and works in Hells Kitchen. All is fine until the Purple Man enters her life again and poses an enormous threat to everyone she cares about.
Wrapping It Up
2015 had a lot of memorable shows. From great comedies to stellar dramas, this should only continue for 2016. Are you excited to wrap up your favorite TV shows’ series or learn about the new shows for next fall? With your SURE Universal in hand, have fun exploring new shows in 2016. Over to you – what was your top show of 2015?