Netflix's biggest hit of the summer, "Stranger Things" takes its influence from the best of what '80s horror films have to offer but in series form. The breakout cast will return for a second season in 2017, but for now, we'll just wait and try to guess more about the Upside Down.
Strong as ever in its third season, "Silicon Valley" took us even further into Richard's (Thomas Middleditch) fight to keep Pied Piper alive. This is the startup satire of our time. The new season also includes one of the most dirtiest and most hilarious scenes you'll ever see involving horses.
The Night Of
After "Game of Thrones" came to end, HBO introduced the world to our next crime drama obsession about a Pakistani-American man who's charged with murder, but who may be innocent. It's a prison drama. It's a courtroom drama. It's an edge-of-your-seat mystery from start to finish.
In its third outing, Netflix's animated series about a depressed, aging Hollywood star who's also a horse was better than ever. The show was funnier than ever and really pushed itself, especially in an episode set entirely underwater with no dialogue.
OJ: Made in America
This five-part docuseries from ESPN Films is a fascinating look at not just the man who "allegedly" committed the infamous murders, but the larger culture that helped make O.J. Simpson a superstar in the first place. Released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the documentary was especially poignant in its exploration of race relations.
Orange is the New Black
Though somewhat controversial, "OITNB" dove deeper into race relations and the power complex in prisons during its most shocking season yet. The loss of a beloved character and the cliffhanger ending leave this series poised for more growth.
Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee
In the male-dominated world of late night TV, Samantha Bee is the sole female, and she has become the comedy voice of this election. She consistently hits on every insane aspect of the political field. Her lack of an Emmy nom is robbery.
This four-episode remake of the 1977 miniseries of the same name received high praise for its powerful story about several generations of a slave family. The raw performances from the cast provide a gripping narrative.