Best TV Shows of 2016

The Top Ten

1 Take Me Out Take Me Out Take Me Out is a dating game show presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness. Based on the Australian show Taken Out, it began airing on ITV in the United Kingdom and simulcast on TV3 in the Republic of Ireland on 2 January 2010. A pilot episode was for Channel 4 in 2009, but it was ITV who picked it up more.

Blind Date for the 21st Century.

2 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Still the only show on telly that says "Don't just watch the adverts, win them".

This year we had new segments in the form of Who Shot Simon Cowell? , Read My Lips, Cabins on the Cruise and Sofa Watch in addition to old favourites like Ant Vs Dec, Win the Ads, Sing Along Live, Little Ant & Dec, Ant & Dec Undercover, I'm a Celebrity Get Out of me Ear!

The star guests have included Kate Hudson, Lee Mack, David Tennant, Hugh Jackman and Mark Hamill.

Arguably ITV's biggest entertainment format.

Game of Thrones is nothing more than a cheap LOTR knock-off. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is the pinnacle of Saturday Night entertainment.

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3 War & Peace War & Peace War and Peace is a British one-off miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 19th century novel of the same name. It was scripted by Andrew Davis and stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Natasha Rostava and Grantchester's James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.

Lavish adaptation of Tolstoy's epic novel starring Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton.

4 The Night Manager The Night Manager The Night Manager is a British television serial adapted from John LeCarre's espionage novel of the same name. It premiered on BBC One and was directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.

Since this espionage series ended bookies shortened odds on Tom Hiddleston becoming the next 007

BBC1's hit spy thriller series starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. - Dale

More of a T.V. masterpiece than whatever Liv and Maddie is. This has an all star cast including Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.

Stylish adaptation of John LeCarre's espionage novel.

5 Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang operating in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of World War I.

Who needs a bunch of little boys in some ET wannabe called strange things when you can have real men roaming the streets of Birmingham.

Cillian Murphy and Annabelle Wallis return in this Birmingham set gangster saga.

1920s Birmingham gangsters rule the roost in this period romp led by Cillian Murphy. Who needs identical twin sisters and superheroes when you can have gangsters in 1920s Britain.

6 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.
7 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering more.
8 Stranger Things Stranger Things Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror Netflix original television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Best show of 2016! I give it an A! Great acting, great CGI, great story. Not too mention references to Steven King, Spielberg and whatnot. It has that Steven King feel to it. The opening music is eerie and ominous, perfect for a horror series. I'm glad that there is a season 2 confirmed. Well, this deserves many more seasons. MANY. And I think it'll happen, because if Fuller House can have more than one season, than this overall excellent show can! Can't wait till season 2!

How the heck is this at number 39?!

9 James May's Cars of the People James May's Cars of the People Cars of the People is a series of special episodes of the BBC Two factual television series Top Gear, presented by James May, which look at how the motor vehicle became an everyday part of human life.
10 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

Better then game of thrones

The Contenders

11 Better Call Saul Better Call Saul

Enjoyed it most. - zxm

12 It's Not Rocket Science It's Not Rocket Science

Tomorrow's World meets Top Gear in this factual entertainment series fronted by Ben Miller and Rachel Riley. - Dale

13 Mr. Robot Mr. Robot Mr. Robot is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. It stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression.
14 Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent is a British television talent show reality TV competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent franchise.

This had dancing storm troopers, magicians, impressionists, talented dogs and singers. Yet crap like Legends of Tomorrow is ahead of this variety talent show?

15 Ninja Warrior UK Ninja Warrior UK Ninja Warrior UK is the British version of the Japanese assault course game show Sasuke. The show, which began airing on 11 April 2015, is hosted by Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes.
16 You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! is a British television series where viewers can contribute to the programme with their humorous home videos for the entertainment of others.
17 Vikings Vikings Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel.

Vikings has improved a lot. I was a fan of it from the beginning. But in recent episodes it has gotten even better. - zxm

18 Poldark Poldark Poldark is a British-American drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 8 March 2015. The first eight-part series was based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham, adapted by Debbie Horsfield and directed by Edward Bazalgette and Will McGregor.
19 The Flash

Is this a documentary about the invention of flashbang grenades?

Never heard of it.

Love this show!

20 The 100 The 100 The 100 is a fantasy-drama based live action show based of a book by Kass Morgan. The show was aired for the first time on March 19, 2014. In the show, we start three generations after a nuclear apocalypse.One large space station, made of twelve separate space stations, is suffering overpopulation. more.
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