It’s been another enormous year in TV – and one more year in which the old verities kept on being destroyed. Early confirmation of our post-truth world developed when different individuals from Federal Parliament figured out how to watch David Attenborough: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and by one means or another leave away with unequivocally the inverse impression the immense man was attempting to pass on – maybe by putting their fingers in their ears amid the whole last scene.
In another typical issue, one of the best shows on TV wasn’t really on TV by any means: Horace and Pete must be seen on Louis CK’s own particular site. The splendid Ryan Murphy – the most popular showrunner nobody’s ever known about – totally revised the book on the genuine wrongdoing sort with American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson; while Blackfella movies totally modified about six classifications on the double with the aggressive Cleverman.
1. Stranger Things (Netflix): Perfection.
2. Ripper Street (BBC First): Like Deadwood, only with fewer guns, it’s rich, complex, violent, tender, morally murky, and utterly addictive.
3. Game of Thrones (Showcase): What do you mean you’re “over” GoT? What’s wrong with you?
4. American Horror Story: Roanoke (Ten): Forget Unreal – for hard-core satire of reality TV, check out this blood-soaked piss-take.
5. Family Feud (Ten): Six nights a week, 50 weeks of the year, the indefatigable Grant Denyer brings a little ray of sunshine into our lives. Bless.