MAC MACLAMORE’S BEST & WORST OF 2015

  USA Network

USA Network

The wonderful team at The Tracking Board asked me to come back to present my 3rd annual Best / Worst list, and this year I’m more thrilled than ever to talk about what I loved and loathed over the past 12 months. But first, it was worth taking a look back at my 2013 list and 2014 list to see how much I still agree with the old me, not to mention to check in on my most anticipated films of 2015 to see if they actually held up. But now, without further ado, lets dive into…

TOP 10 TV SHOWS
MR. ROBOT (S1)
SCREAM QUEENS (S1)
GAME OF THRONES (S5)
CATASTROPHE (S1, S2)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (S5)
JANE THE VIRGIN (S2)
YOU’RE THE WORST (S2)
BLACK-ISH (S2)
JESSICA JONES (S1)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (S2)

Almosts:
THE AMERICANS (S3)
MASTER OF NONE (S1)
DAREDEVIL (S1)
THE EXPANSE (S1)

MR. ROBOT introduced us to the network USA has been trying to become for years, and now they’re lining up to become one of next years breakouts. SCREAM QUEENS falls into that too crazy for TV, but somehow masterful, and Ryan Murphy delivers both every single episode. GAME OF THRONES continues to be the show everyone wants, but doesn’t know how to deliver. The fact it’s been that show now for five years tells you just how good it is.CATASTROPHE continues to be one of the funniest and most honest comedies I’ve ever seen on television. And, while I was never a big Ryan Murphy fan before (I hated Glee), he landed two shows in my top 10 this year, withAMERICAN HORROR STORY season 5 (also being the only season I’ve watched in it’s entirety) knocking it out of the park. Pure delicious bliss. Meanwhile, JANE THE VIRGIN, a top 10 for me last year as well, continues to deliver exactly what I expect of it, and it has established itself firmly as a “Schedule life around” viewing each week. And on the topic (a few sentences ago) of most honest and relatable comedies on TV, this season of YOU’RE THE WORSThas been brilliant in every way possible, dealing with complex and real issues, but mixing them with over the top characters and scenarios that really make you think while laughing away. BLACK-ISH won me over from its first episode, and has only continued to build my enthusiasm week to week. It’s a great reminder of what primetime comedy was in the 90s, and it delivers. JESSICA JONES goes there! That’s what I love about it. Tough situations, one of the best villains on TV, and a lead that shines all make this may favorite Marvel show to date. Lastly, FRESH OFF THE BOAT firmly rounds out my top 10, again hitting that 90s comedy feeling, but giving us a fresh spin on it. While few episodes didn’t quite hit the homerun expected this year, it still has a top 10 spot in my heart.

Lastly, a few just misses, that honestly could have easily jumped into my top 10 were THE AMERICANS which bounced back from a rocky 2nd season to really ramp up the character growth in season 3, and make me far more excited for next season than I was going into this year. Aziz’s MASTER OF NONE won me over, and showed me a side of him I hadn’t seen before, and am eager to see more of next season. DAREDEVIL almost, and maybe should have topped Jessica Jones in my top 10, but I’d just finished the later recently, and while I felt Daredevil hit it out of the park, Jessica stayed with me longer. Finally, THE EXPANSE. I’m only 3 episodes in of the surprisingly planned very short 10 episode season, but I have to say, I’m absolutely loving this show. The years of buzz (literally over a year of promotions for this) were right, and this is the return to the Battlestar Galactica era SyFy has been looking for.

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