25 Best TV Series of 2016

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Photo Credit: This Is Us/NBC, Acquired From NBCUniversal Media Village

Photo Credit: This Is Us/NBC, Acquired From NBCUniversal Media Village

Hidden Remote ranked the 25 best TV series of 2016, from veteran favorites to slam-dunk newbies and everything in between. Did your favorite show make the list?

Another year, another collection of highly entertaining and pleasantly addictive television in the books. But which series reigned supreme in 2016? Hidden Remote’s crack team of TV experts narrowed down the long list of television’s best series to a compact and definitive 25. We’ve covered all of the bases, from comedy to drama, network to streaming, superheroes to super zeroes. It’s all here.

We hear people say all the time that television’s as best as it has ever been, and guess what? Whomever I’m quoting speaks the truth. Between the returning veterans and 2016’s impressive freshman class, we have been spoiled rotten when it comes to television this past year. New shows arrived with first seasons that opened new doors for the episodic format, and tried-and-true favorites took risks and tested their characters. What a time to be a cable/Netflix/etc. subscriber!

As Game of Thrones prepared for its big finish, This Is Us burst onto the scene and stole our hearts clean out of our chests. Meanwhile, Stranger Things intercepted the social media conversation while the girls of Broad City tackled big issues and made us laugh. This year, television offered something for every fan, becoming a veritable Good Place of binge-watching.

2016 sucked (just ask Twitter), but these shows didn’t. Here’s Hidden Remote’s ranking of the 25 best TV series of 2016. Where did your favorites land on the list? Check out our picks and sound off in the comments!

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