December 30, 2015 at 4:59 am #366561
And if not, what will?December 30, 2015 at 6:13 am #366563
64 topics, 79 posts. Wow! An astonishing track record.December 30, 2015 at 8:59 am #366564
Breaking Bad Season 5B is, so far and by far, the most acclaimed TV season of the decade.
Other notable mentions include Breaking Bad Season 3 and 4, Mad Men Season 3 and 4, True Detective Season 1, The Good Wife Season 5, Homeland Season 1 and from 2015 The Americans Season 3, Fargo Season 2 and The Leftovers Season 2.December 30, 2015 at 9:30 am #366566
I liked it very much, but there were things about it that kept it from being great, in my opinion. I wouldn’t put it anywhere near the likes of Breaking Bad (any season), Mad Men (any season), True Detective 1, Rectify (any season), Justified 2, Homeland 1 or Fargo (1 or 2).December 30, 2015 at 11:15 am #366567
No way. For me, it’s outside my top 25 or so of the year. But even being objective, we’d be hearing way more about it now. Like, The Leftovers, a show lots of people vocally dislike, made a bigger, louder positive splash this year.December 30, 2015 at 11:45 am #366568
No. It’s too new, it has a lot of room to grow and expand and show even more colors.
That being said, it was a pretty damn good season of television, and it will be around a while.
For me, it surpassed a lot of other shows that are more seasoned in their storytelling and production. My personal favorite of 2015, beating The Leftovers and Mad Men’s final season, which is saying A LOT (I didn’t watch Fargo or The Americans)December 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm #366569
I mean I was a big fan and included it in my final top 10 but obviously like….no?
It didn’t even crack the top 5 in the HitFix critics poll.December 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm #366570
One of the most acclaimed of the year. Not decade.December 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm #366571
Nope. The show had one or two fantastic episodes, because of it’s stylish direcing, cinematography and ye the writing was pretty good too, but it was too inconsistent by the first half of the season after the very good Pilot until things picked up again in episode 6. The hype is because it is a cool show centered around a popular theme with a charismatic good looking career promissing star and that is about it.December 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm #366572
The only television season from 2015 that I believe will go down as one of the “best of the decade” will be Fargo Season 2. I echo a lot of the shows above (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Homeland, True Detective) that all have had seasons that could make a “best of decade” list in 2020, but I think Fargo is the clear consensus standout from this year that would be an obvious contender.December 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm #366573
I would put “The Leftovers” ahead of Fargo, and “You are the Worst” in second along with fargo.December 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm #366574
No lol? Even from this year, “Fargo” has a 96 on Metacritc vs. “Mr. Robot”‘s score of 79.December 30, 2015 at 6:49 pm #366575
It’s not even one of the 50 best shows on TV THIS year,December 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm #366576
I would put “The Leftovers” ahead of Fargo, and “You are the Worst” in second along with fargo.
By Fargo being most likely of this year, I didn’t mean my personal favorite (although it is), I meant in the consensus sense. Although I agree, it seems the critical consensus shows this year include The Leftovers and You’re the Worst.
Metacritics’ averages of all year-end critic lists looked like the list below. Points are in the parenthesis, showing that Fargo was the general critical consensus show by quite a lot. My personal list would probably be close between Fargo and You’re the Worst for the top spot.
1. Fargo (113)
2. Mad Men (58)
3. Mr. Robot (57.5)
4. The Americans (50)
5. The Leftovers (49.5)
6. Transparent (48.5)
7. Master of None (45.5)
8. Game of Thrones (29)
9. Better Call Saul (28.5)
10. UnReal (23)
11. You’re the Worst (22.5)
12. Jessica Jones (22)
13. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (22)
14. Empire (22)
15. The Jinx (22)
16. Hannibal (21.5)
17. Catastrophe (19.5)
18. Veep (17.5)
19. Bojack Horseman (17.5)
20. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (15.5)
Another Stat – Most #1 Votes on Critics’ Year-End Lists
Mr. Robot, The Leftovers (7)
Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Hannibal (3)