The Year in 2015: 10 Great Performances


Even when the writing is terrific, TV needs actors who can make scenes really soar. Here are ten of the best performances, including Rami Malek in USA's "Mr. Robot."

1. Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

USA Network

USA Network

There was no more magnetic presence this year than "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek, who made the character of Elliot, the hacker/genius/unreliable narrator of the USA network's breakout hit utterly fascinating. The show's darkly satirical vision of corporate corruption and digital activism could have been off-puttingly alienating without Malek's jittery charisma as an antihero whose grasp of reality isn't all it should be.