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10 Best TV Shows of 2016

10 Best TV Shows of 2016

Whatever else you say about 2016, it was a year packed with brilliant TV. The small screen gave us our most exhilarating and horrifying moments over the last 12 months, as the most restlessly innovative art form of our time kept evolving at warp speed. TV had it all: comedy cops, political mockery, sci-fi flashbacks, Hollywood murder trials, the Battle of the Bastards and frozen waffles. These shows were the best of the best.

By Rob Sheffield, Matt Coyte and Rod Yates.

2. 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' (Ten)

The ultimate Hollywood murder trial, kicking off Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story franchise with a tale of celebrity psychosis: America's favourite football jock turns out to be a psychopath coddled by a starstruck legal system. No matter how well you might think you already know the story, The People v. O.J. Simpson is a whole new experience, with out-of-nowhere career performances from John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and yes, David Schwimmer. With the ESPN O.J. doc Made In America as a crucial companion piece, it hits home because all America's darkest national obsessions seem to be lurking in here somewhere.

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