The TV Addict Year In Review!

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As the clock counts down to the end of 2015, theTVaddict.com didn’t want to end the year without getting some of our contributors takes on the year in television that was.

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CLARISSA:
You’re trapped on a dessert island and you only get to bring one TV show from 2015, which is it and why?
UnREAL. I had zero expectations going in to this show and it just blew me away completely. What a terrific summer gem.

Most Over Hyped Moment that Actually Lived up to the Hype
Robert Durst’s final statement on THE JINX. I had heard about it before watching it, but what a chilling ending.

Most Over-Hyped Moment That Didn’t Quite Live up to the Hype
Jessica Jones killing Kilgrave — I don’t know if this was overhyped so much as HUGELY anticipated after so many great episodes, but it was kind of underwhelming. It feels like there should have been something *more* after so much build-up. That being said, the show as a whole was terrific.

Favorite Late Night Host
Jimmy Kimmel

Bubble Show that Needs to be Saved in 2016
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (although, considering its star just scored a Golden Globe nom for The CW — their second show ever to do that! — it might be a lock for a second season because it’s hard to cancel a “prestige” show like that for a network that doesn’t get noms)

Bubble Show that Needs to be Put Out of its Misery
-BLOOD & OIL — I loved DALLAS and was hoping this could be cool, but it was just kind of lame.

Show You’re Planning to Binge Watch Over the Holiday Season
BLINDSPOT and SUPERGIRL. I enjoyed them both, but too much TV got in the way and some shows were left behind. Other than that, I’ve got a million screeners to watch of new shows — BILLIONS is the one I’m most looking forward to right now.

If You Have a DVR/PVR, How Much Room is Left on it Right Now?
Around December 20 it was 100% full! But I was committed to binging and I’m happy to say that right now there’s 30% of free space.

Your Top Dramas of the Year
-MAKING A MURDERER
-JESSICA JONES
-DAREDEVIL
-THE GOOD WIFE
-THE 100
-FLESH AND BONE
-UnREAL
-OUTLANDER
-THE JINX
-MR ROBOT

Your Top Comedies of the Year
-THE GRINDER
-JANE THE VIRGIN
-CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
-FRESH OFF THE BOAT
-GALAVANT
-GRANDFATHERED
-iZOMBIE
-BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
-MODERN FAMILY
-NEW GIRL

Standout Performance
David Tennant as Kilgrave on JESSICA JONES. SOOOO creepy.

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ALAN:
You’re trapped on a dessert island and you only get to bring one TV show from 2015, which is it and why?
I can’t settle on just one show. But I can settle on two: ABC’s THE GOLDBERS and BLACK-ISH. Both are hilarious, and who trapped on a dessert island wouldn’t need a good laugh? THE GOLDBERGS reminds us of our good old days of youth and those crazy 1980s, and BLACK-ISH looks at life through the lens of a modern-day African-American family living through today’s culture wars, all through humor and a good deal of empathy.

Coolest Unexpected Plot Twist
QUANTICO’S fall season finale where we discovered who done it: the son of the head of the FBI, who all along we assumed was a good guy.

Best Episode
LIMITLESS: Brian bugs the head of the FBI’s CJC office for his own “HQ!” office for capturing the Top Ten Most Wanted criminals. It’s a playful episode using everyone in the office, including the janitor, to hunt down bad guys, in pursuit of Brian’s ultimate dream.

Favorite Late Night Host
David Letterman, by far the funniest man ever on late night television. Sorry to see him retire.

Bubble Show that Needs to be Saved in 2016
PERSON OF INTEREST. We need closure on this excellent drama!

If You Have a DVR/PVR, How Much Room is Left on it Right Now?
45%

Your Secret Shame Show: What Show Do You Never Miss in 2015 Yet Don’t Talk About?
ANCIENT ALIENS – well, it’s not that I’d never miss it, but there are times I’m tempted to indulge.

Your Top Dramas of the Year
THE BLACKLIST
BLACK SAILS
BLINDSPOT
LIMITLESS
OUTLANDER
PERSON OF INTEREST
THE PLAYER
QUANTICO

Your Top Comedies of the Year
THE BIG BANG THEORY
BLACK-ISH
THE GOLDBERGS
LIFE IN PIECES
MODERN FAMILY

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LUCIANA:
You’re trapped on a dessert island and you only get to bring one TV show from 2015, which is it and why?
ARROW. Although it’s not the best of the season, it’s my favorite show right now.

Coolest Unexpected Plot Twist
Coulson kills Ward (AGENTS OF SHIELD), but he comes back as the very first inhuman. That was awesome and it was a great way to keep Brett Dalton.

Best Episode
THE FLASH season 1 finale

Funniest One Liner or Quote
“Science, bitch!” – Fitz – Agents of SHIELD season 2 finale.

Most Over Hyped Moment that Actually Lived Up to the Hype
AGENTS OF SHIELD’s “4722 hours”, which revealed what happened to Simmons when she was taken by the monolith.

Most Over-Hyped Moment That Didn’t Quite Live Up to the Hype
Oliver and Felicity driving off into the sunset (ARROW)

Bubble Show that Needs to be Put Out of its Misery
CASTLE

Show You’re Planning to Binge Watch Over the Holiday Season
JESSICA JONES. Still halfway through.

Your Secret Shame Show: What Show Do You Never Miss in 2015 Yet Don’t Talk About?QUANTICO. It sucks and it’s super cheesy and the acting is over the top at times, but it’s SO GOOD.

Your Top Dramas of the Year
OUTLANDER
THE 100
ARROW
THE FLASH
ORPHAN BLACK
JESSICA JONES
AGENTS OF SHIELD

Standout Performance
Grant Gustin – THE FLASH

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BRIANNA:

Coolest Unexpected Plot Twist: The Martian Manhunter/J’onn J’onzz reveal on SUPERGIRL

Most Over Hyped Moment that Actually Lived Up to the Hype
Stephen Amell’s Summer Slam appearance, PARKS AND REC series finale

Most Over-Hyped Moment That Didn’t Quite Live Up to the Hype
The reveal of what happened to Rick while he was missing (CASTLE).

Bubble show that needs to be saved in 2016:
iZOMBIE!

Bubble Show that Needs to be Put Out of its Misery:
SLEEPY HOLLOW, BONES

Show You’re Planning to Binge Watch Over the Holiday Season
The 100, YOU’RE THE WORST, JESSICA JONES, MASTER OF NONE

If You Have a DVR/PVR, How Much Room is Left on it Right Now?
Thanks to the semester and holiday specials, not much!

Your Top Dramas of the Year
AGENT CARTER
JESSICA JONES
DAREDEVIL
ARROW
iZOMBIE
OUTLANDER
UnREAL
ORPHAN BLACK

Your Top comedies of the Year
YOU’RE THE WORST
JANE THE VIRGIN
MASTER OF NONE
PARKS AND RECREATION

Standout Performance
Sam Heughan, OUTLANDER
Aya Cash, YOU’RE THE WORST

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REBECCA:
You’re trapped on a dessert island and you only get to bring one TV show from 2015. which is it and why?
I would choose CW’s THE 100 because it is brimming with great advise and examples about how to survive in the wilderness, which would be really helpful if I was on an island.

Coolest Unexpected Plot Twist:
While the entirety of Shonda Rhyme’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER seems to be one giant plot twist, I particularly liked when Annalise was revealed to be bisexual when she kissed (hard-core made out with) Eve, revealed to be her lawyer ex-girlfriend!

Best Episode
I couldn’t possibly pick! The freshest in my mind though is the DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special “The Husbands of River Song”.

Funniest One Liner or Quote
“But to put it through the ultimate stress test, I arranged for an additional 5 “performers” to join Tony and Holly for a 7 person orgy” (NATHAN FOR YOU)

“Friend: Amy I love your hat! Amy: Are you drunk? I look like an Armenian Man… people are trying to buy carpets from me” (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER)

Most Over Hyped Moment that Actually Lived Up to the Hype
The premiere episode of UnREAL. It was hyped as good tv and it turned out to be amazing, phenomenal, heart-stoppingly incredible tv.

Most Over-Hyped Moment That Didn’t Quite Live Up to the Hype
John Stewart’s final episode of THE DAILY SHOW. He was such an amazing, funny, important figure in our national discussion that I thought having just a bunch of his old guest’s come on was a bit predictable. Although the scene where Stephen Colbert gave a personal Thank-You was sweet, I would have loved to see more of an overview of Stewart’s time on the air.

Favorite Late Night Host
Jimmy Fallon. So funny, gotta love him.

Bubble show that needs to be saved in 2016
MARVEL’s AGNET CARTER! And also the Mindy Project!

Bubble Show that Needs to be Put Out of its Misery
NASHVILLE, possibly. I don’t watch that much which is why I am fine with it being canned.

Show You’re Planning to Binge Watch Over the Holiday Season
I will 100% be re-watching my favorite X-FILES in preparation for the big premiere and also I would love to catch up on some GREY’S ANATOMY and SCANDAL.

If You Have a DVR/PVR, How Much Room is Left on it Right Now?
Literally 0%. I need to organize my life a little bit more.

Your Secret Shame Show: What Show Do You Never Miss in 2015 Yet Don’t Talk About?
DANCE MOMS. I am thoroughly ashamed, but I am a sucker for the Maddie Face.

Your Top Dramas of the Year
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
CASTLE
ONCE UPON A TIME
UnREAL
DOCTOR WHO
THE 100
ORPHAN BLACK
NCIS: LOS ANGELES
GAME OF THROMES

Your Top Comedies of the Year
BROAD CITY
MODERN FAMILY
PARKS AND REC
COMMUNITY
NATHAN FOR YOU
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
THE KROLL SHOW
THE LEAGUE
NEW GIRL

Standout Performance
Viola Davis in drama and Amy Schumer in comedy. Both exceptionally talented but not even comparable in the difference in material they deal with.

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MELISSA SMITH:
You’re trapped on a dessert island and you only get to bring one TV show from 2015. which is it and why?
ARROW has the best sound, the best choreography, fabulous directing, acting, locations and great writing!

Coolest unexpected Plot Twist
NCIS’s Christmas episode: Ducky finds his brother

Best Episode
NCIS’s Christmas episode: Anything episode that features David McCallum is pure gold

Funniest One Liner or Quote
SUPERNATURAL…Sam: Is everything a Bob Seger song to you? Dean: Yes.

Most Over-Hyped Moment that Actually Lived Up to the Hype
Jon Cryer recurring on NCIS

Most Over-Hyped Moment That Didn’t Quite Live up to the Hype
Nina Dobrev’s departure from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. The arrival of the Heretics took the show in a great direction — please bring Lily and Oscar back to “undead life.”

Favorite Late Night Host
Stephen Colbert

Bubble show that needs to be saved in 2016
PERSON OF INTEREST

Bubble Show That Needs to be Put Out of its Misery:
MIKE & MOLLY (unofficially canceled)

Show You’re Planning to Binge Watch Over the Holiday Season
SLEEPY HOLLOW

If You Have a DVR/PVR, How Much Room is Left on it Right Now?
1% always at the minimum of space!

Your Secret Shame Show: WWhat Show Do You Never Miss in 2015 Yet Don’t Talk About? GENERAL HOSPITAL, except I talk about it a lot.

Your Top Dramas of the Year
NCIS
SUPERNATURAL
ARROW
THE FLASH
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
NCIS: LOS ANGELES
SUPERGIRL
PERSON OF INTEREST
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
THE ORIGINALS

Your Top Comedies of the Year
THE BIG BANG THEORY is the only sitcom that I watch. BUT, I find the actors in these shows to have great comic timing and the writers give them great lines that make me laugh:

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
THE ORIGINALS
SUPERNATURAL
NCIS
THE FLASH
LIMITLESS
NCIS: LOS ANGELES
IZOMBIE
GRIMM

Standout Performance:
A tie between Mark Harmon and David McCallum on NCIS. They just keep getting better.

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