So I was thinking about my end of the year list for TV, and this is what I've got:
1. The Americans
That's it. And it's not that I haven't seen too many shows this year, this is all I can think about ranking.
-I had some problems with this season of both OITNB and Transparent (I only recently got into the latter recently btw- this year, but before this most recent season), although they're both strong enough to where I'd probably consider them my second and third choices.
-I'm still keeping up with most of the Marvel and DC shows (AOS and Gotham being the exceptions), but there's always a couple of ticks to each of these shows that prevents me from full-on loving them. I especially get irritated by the way the Netflix shows steer further away from their (relative) gritty realness and go more towards traditional comic book cliches by the second act. I'd argue that Jessica Jones handled this the best thus far, and the second season of Daredevil has the worst. But if I had to pick a favorite Marvel show this year, I'd say Agent Carter. And for DC, I've actually been enjoying Arrow the most this year, with the back half of season 4 and what we've had of season 5 be a major improvement over its weaker points in season 3.
-Better Call Saul is well-made, and does great with allowing Odenkirk to show off his range, but I seem to be in the minority to find the whole show to be kind of extra. I'm just not that excited by seeing Jimmy McGill become Saul, and while I can really get into the show during its best moments, at its more tedious points, I end up kind of wishing that Vince Gilligan left well enough alone.
-At this point, I'm just sticking GOT and Orphan Black out to see the endgame. They've been losing me in the past 2 seasons.
-I've been enjoying Ash vs Evil Dead more this season, and I really like how it's been using the original film in this arc, but I feel like I'll never fully love the show as long as Kelly's on. She's such a terrible actress, and shows no interest in improving. The energy the show uses on her would be better spent literally anywhere else IMO.
-The last season of The Good Wife was a mess. But honestly, the only place to go after that insane season 5 peak was down.
-I rate animation differently out of habit, but I've been enjoying those shows more this year. Archer, BoJack, and the CN shows have been fine in my book.
-And as for the People vs OJ... I haven't seen it yet. I'm aiming to get to it during the break.