5 English TV shows of 2016 that have entertained all across the world
As the year 2016 wraps up, we have tallied up some of the most popular English TV shows of the year. Here is the list, take a look!
Here’s a list if top 5 English TV shows of 2016:
1. Game of Thrones
HBO’s hugely popular show ‘Game of Thrones‘, has demonstrated unparalleled and enduring popularity over the last 5 years now. With season 7 to kick start from 2017, we hardly can wait.
The TV show became the most popular one of all time with 170 countries showing it, whilst it also became the most downloaded show ever.
Known for its graphic violence, the show attracted millions of viewers. The show offers escapism and swift justice from the modern world we experience today.
2. Stranger Things
Netflix’s original series ‘Stranger Things’ debuted in July and launched with a bang. The TV show stars award-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 – inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities.
As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl. The show’s impeccable casting made it to our top 10 list of shows this year.
3. The Walking Dead
The zombies of the show proved to be too good for AMC channel. The show revolved around a group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes travel in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse spreads across the USA.
The show became the third most watched show on television. In 2014, season 5 premiere became the most viewed in cable history. The TV show is based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels.
A small-screen remake of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film about a Wild West-themed amusement park populated by robots has been under development at HBO for years. It took the creative minds of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and ofcourse the CGI technology to make it a reality.
More importantly for HBO executives, the $100 million series is a hit. The season finale drew a series-high 2.2 million live viewers. Overall, Westworld averaged around 12 million weekly viewers when factoring in Live + 7 numbers, making it the network’s most-watched first season ever for an original scripted series. The TV show managed to leave an impact just like ‘Game of Thrones’.
5. American Crime Story
The People v. O.J. Simpson: The TV show is an anthology series centered around some of history’s most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson.
This FX’s series finished as cables’ most-watched new series of 2016 and as the network’s top-rated first year series ever. Inspired by Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the series included deep-dive details of the trial and the unprecedented media circus it created.
It deftly handled the racial undertones of the case and strangely reflected some of the divides still present today. The show has been nominated for four Golden Globes.