Best TV Shows of 2016

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Best TV Shows of 2016
Best TV Shows of 2016
TOP TV Shows: Stranger Things (2016), Westworld (2016), The Crown (2016), This Is Us (2016), Lucifer (2016), Fleabag (2016), American Crime Story (2016), The Good Place (2016), The Night Of (2016), Atlanta (2016), Billions (2016), The Night Manager (2016), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Luke Cage (2016), Victoria (2016), The OA (2016), 11.22.63 (2016), Designated Survivor (2016), Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016), Lethal Weapon (2016).
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List of Best TV Shows

 8.7
 885K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, indiana
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 8.6
 447K
Westworld (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, technology gone awry, a.i., theme park, androids, amusement park, escapades, androids and robots, moral dilemma, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: usa, san francisco
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 8.6
 169K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, queen, monarchy, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, queen elizabeth ii, power, monarch, palace intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
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 8.7
 117K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, depression, break up, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family, grieving, brother brother relationship, sibling, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
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 8.1
 264K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, colourful, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: devil, supernatural, lucifer, immortality, fallen angel, demon, hell, female detective, immortal, supernatural power, police detective, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.7
 117K
Fleabag (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from wherever she can, rejecting anyone who tries to help ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, psychological, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, breaking the fourth wall, promiscuity, sexuality, sexual humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, female friendship, promiscuous woman, female protagonist, british, single woman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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 8.2
 127K
The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: feel good, captivating, twists and turns, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, ethics, karma, paradise, utopia, deception, death, hell, soul mate, female protagonist, morality, self sacrifice ...
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 8.5
 130K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
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 8.6
 56K
Atlanta (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
Style: satirical, captivating, cynical, ironic, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop culture, cousin cousin relationship, rapper, opposites attract, misfit, brother brother relationship, social satire, starlet, pop star, poor family, ambition, city ...
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta
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 8.4
 74K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: money, stock exchange, rivalry, businessman, corruption, investor, ambition, friendship, wall street, dialogue, wealth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, arms dealer, spy, undercover, hotel, secret service, crimes, working undercover, arms dealing, stylish, mind game, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, spain, cairo egypt, england ...
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, villain, alternate reality, save the world, adventure, lgbt, superhero, time travel, super villain, female warrior, martial arts, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.3
 120K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super strength, african american, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, danger, heroes, crimes, fighting crime, super powers, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd. An adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels.
Style: intellectual, ironic, captivating, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: murder investigation, clue, time travel, private detective, unstoppable, partners, strange person, government agent, hallucination, crime investigation, investigation, detective agency ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 24K
Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: queen victoria, british history, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, royalty, queen, power, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, united kingdom, london, buckingham palace
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 7.8
 95K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, mysterious, bleak, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, parallel universe, mysterious disappearance, captive, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, surrealism ...
Place: san francisco
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 8.2
 77K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time traveler, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, twists & turns, surveillance, stephen king, murder, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, first lady, marriage, crimes, investigation, danger, justice, chases and races, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After uncovering a mysterious amulet, an average teen assumes an unlikely destiny and sets out to save two worlds. Created by Guillermo del Toro.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, sincere
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: amulet, protector, good versus evil, adventure, friends, troll, teenage hero, double life, magical sword, parallel world, supernatural, love and romance ...
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 7.9
 36K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police partner, buddy cop, police investigation, lapd, friendship, adventure, chase, murder, crimes, family relations, police ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.6
 16K
Letterkenny (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Letterkenny follows Wayne, a good-ol’ country boy in Letterkenny, Ontario trying to protect his homegrown way of life on the farm, against a world that is constantly evolving around him. The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: small town, countryside, society, worker, punk, hockey player, protection, drug use, smoking, farm, fistfight, hick ...
Place: canada
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 6.6
 56K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, good versus evil, demon, werewolf, female protagonist, magic, supernatural, supernatural being, strong female character, teenage girl, 18 year old ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.9
 14K
Insecure (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, uplifting, feel good
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: racial issues, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, female protagonist, african american, couples, friends, couple relations, adventure, society, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 28K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, mother son relationship, gay brother, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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Kim's Convenience (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and ...
Style: light, humorous, sweet, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: canadian humor, convenience store, society, friendship, brother sister relationship, adaptation, family relations, parents and children, rivalry, friend, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, ontario canada, canada
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 6.2
 20K
Van Helsing (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is ...
Style: captivating, serious, dark, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, heroine, supernatural, post apocalypse, murder, survival, vampire slayer, superheroine, superhero, society, blood, vampire hunter ...
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 8.0
 26K
The Exorcist (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives of two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, scary, psychotronic
Plot: demonic possession, possessed woman, priest, supernatural, exorcism, ghost, catholic priest, demon hunter, danger, demon, exorcist, burned to death ...
Time: 2010s
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Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Five unlikely teenage heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.
Style: mecha, exciting, disturbing, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: planet, good versus evil, evil alien, alien, outer space, alien planet, spacecraft, robot, alien robot, danger, friends, giant robots ...
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 8.1
 49K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, time machine, sent to the past, post apocalypse, changing the future, teamwork, undercover, police detective, legend, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
Place: north america
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