Another Award – New TV Show of the Year. Unlike the Book of the Year, this award goes to a show that premiered in 2015. There were over 400 scripted shows on TV this year. I did not watch all of them. With the quantity of shows out there, new shows need to do something special to break into a very crowded lineup.
Winner: Mr. Robot
Rating: 8.0 (Review here)
Why it won: In the era of procedurals, this unique drama had the viewer constantly guessing – what’s real, what isn’t?
Rating: 7.5 (Improved from pilot rating of 6.51)
Why it didn’t win: As much as it improved from the pilot, it still amounted to little more than a procedural, but the humor and creativity were top notch.
Honorable Mention: Fargo – Season 2, is not technically eligible for the award, but with an entirely new cast, this is a almost a new show. Rating: 7.0 Why it didn’t win: It isn’t eligible, but I might have made an exception right up until the UFO – seriously, what the heck was that?
Dishonorable Mention: Blood & Oil Rating 2.0 Review here Why I didn’t like it: Other than bad plot, characters, and dialogue this show was still bad.
There was more bad than good this year. I hope the midseason replacements will do better. The best show on TV remains The Americans with a rating of 9.0 (The Walking Dead is second with 8.5).