Nobody has time to sample all of the new TV shows that hit the airwaves in 2016, so we put together this new photo gallery (click through it above) highlighting the 10 best-reviewed dramas of the year based on their Metacritic scores. Some of these you’ve heard of and have already enjoyed — like “Stranger Things” (Netflix), “Westworld” (HBO) and “This Is Us” (NBC) — but a few top-ranked dramas may be new to you.
For example, did you know that SundanceTV has not one but two drama series in the Top 10? “The A Word” and “Gomorrah” both earn 76 scores, better numbers than anything on the Big 4 networks of the entire calendar year, outside of the aforementioned “This Is Us.” And while you’ve no doubt binged Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” have you seen their even better-reviewed drama “Luke Cage”?
Then there’s AMC, which seems to have a new drama on this list year after year. This time around it’s “Preacher,” the highly visual adaptation of the comic book series of the same name. The cable net’s last foray into comics resulted in the #1 show in America, “The Walking Dead,” so will lightning strike twice?
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