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TV Review 2016

Enjoy a handpicked selection of our favourite TV shows this year, from hype shows like Stranger Things, to lesser known gems like the BBC's Class.

1.

THE GET DOWN (NETFLIX)
Described in a Guardian review as “an insanely extravagant love letter to
70s New York”, The Get Down is about navigating life in the Bronx, New
York, in 1977. With a diverse cast and a fantastic musical score, this show
is witty, defiant, and full of ambition. Not suitable for younger viewers.

2.

THE CROWN (NETFLIX)
Netflix’s brand new, million pound TV show The Crown is a period drama
about the early life of Queen Elizabeth II as she comes to power in 1947,
decades before anyone expected her to. Fantastic acting and emotional
delivery makes The Crown’s eye watering budget undeniably worth it.

3.

MR ROBOT (AMAZON PRIME)
Anti-corporate thriller Mr Robot makes a grand return this year after
season one’s phenomenal success in 2015. Protagonist Elliot Alderson
leads a terrifying double life as both a cyber-security engineer and a
vigilante hacker, exposing the shocking truths about living in the digital
age. Not suitable for younger viewers.

4.

HUMANS (CHANNEL 4)
A frightening realistic portrayal of what life could be like living
alongside artificial intelligence, Humans is back with season two
this winter. In a future where synthetic humans are in common use
in British society, this show will have you questioning what it really
means to be human. Not suitable for younger viewers.

5.

PLANET EARTH II (BBC)
Planet Earth II has been critically acclaimed for its vibrant insight into
the wonders of nature. Simultaneously cute, beautiful and terrifying,
David Attenborough narrates stunning HD footage of wildlife across the
globe.

6.

STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
Said to be a mixture of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, Stranger
Things follows a group of friends in their search for their friend after
a mysterious disappearance. Compelling conspiracies, supernatural
themes and buckets of 80s nostalgia brought this Netflix original to
overwhelming critical acclaim.

7.

CLASS (BBC)
A contemporary spin-off of Doctor Who, Class is about the lives of four
sixth formers at Coal Hill School as they struggle with school life, parents,
friends - and the constant threat of alien invasion. Written by the award winning
Patrick Ness, Class is a high octane drama for anyone who likes
a thrill. Contains some violence, so viewer discretion is advised.

8.

VICTORIA (ITV)
Victoria tells the story of Queen Victoria’s early life as she ascends the
throne in 1837 at only age 18. Set in high society London, this show is
filled with romance, villainy, and drama.