• ShalkaDoctor

    Good list, but I disagree with the order.

    If every episode of Doctor Who was a good as Heaven Sent then I would have no problem with it beating shows like Daredevil and Mr Robot, but Series 9 was uneven. I love the show but I can admit that. The other shows were more consistent and feel fresher.

    Also check out The Leftovers. Chris Eccleston encouraged me to seek it out and Season 2 was phenomenal.

    • Thanks! I think I put Doctor Who there because it really felt like a tighter, better controlled season with themes tying the episodes together rather than just characters. I’ve never really expected DW to be that consistent, as it’s a show that’s not serialised or based on a procedural formula like every other show on its list, but I do get your complaints that it was a little tonally uneven.

      The Leftovers is one that everyone has raved about, it’s certainly next on my list after I finish up The Man in the High Castle.

      • ShalkaDoctor

        Leftovers takes a while to get into. It’s a strange show but stick with it. Episode 3 of Season 1 is where things start to get really interesting and is entirely devoted to Eccleston’s character.

        I’m only 3 into The Man in the High Castle, but liking it so far.

  • The Doctor’s Widow

    Does Hannibal belong on this list? I know it’s a purely subjective list, but I thought it’d deserve an honourable mention :)

    • Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the show – I have heard it’s excellent, and I really like Mads Mikkelsen, so I ought to check it out.

  • The Exploding TARDIS

    Why do we even make these lists? People make up their own minds on these things, and the people who get to publish them might not even have seen all the shows available.
    I understand “preference”, but still. Reading this is reading words that end up meaning nothing when we can decide how we feel about them ourselves.