Game of Thrones, Danerys Targaryen, Drogon, Emilia Clarke

Poll: What is the Best Show on TV? 4th Annual KT Viewers’ Poll!!!

Each September, in conjunction with Emmy month, Killing Time readers choose what they believe to be the best show currently on television.  TV has gone from a second tier medium to one that is consistently better with more variety than the movies.  There’s so much quality, in fact, that I have doubled the nominees from the regular 10 to 20 shows.  It’s telling that, in those 20 shows, there’s not a comedy among them.  The sitcom has never been at a worse point, while drama has never been better.
Negan, Rick Grimes, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead, Michonne

Of the nominees, only three (The Blacklist, Arrow, The Flash) come from broadcast networks.  The rest come from streaming services and cable shows.  Netflix has five shows nominated, and FX is second with three.  If there’s a show on the list you’ve never heard of, seek it out and give it a try, because I had a hard team even cutting it down to 20 shows.  Because of the depth of the field and the agony of only having to choose one, I will allow you two votes apiece.  The Emmys consider Fargo and The People vs. OJ Simpson to be miniseries, but as Fargo is in its second season and Simpson is the first season of a new show called American Crime Stories (the second season will focus on Hurricane Katrina), I consider them to be regular series.  VOTE and VOTE TWICE!  I will keep this poll in the header and pin it to the top of the KT Facebook and Twitter pages to hopefully get a record turnout.  I’m also going to do a little mini-Emmys of my own, the nominees for which I will list below and I’ll announce the winners when KT dubs THE FINEST SHOW ON TELEVISION on October 1st.  Will it be a brand-new champion or will one of the past winners reclaim the prize?  Here’s the history of past winners:
2013: Game of Thrones Season Three (HBO)
2014: The Walking Dead Season Four (AMC)
2015: Daredevil Season One (Netflix)
2016: ??????????????????????????

Daredevil Season Two, Daredevil, The Punisher, Elektra, Elodie Yung, Jon Bernthal, Charlie Cox

Nominees for Renaissance Television Awards

Best Show
American Crime Stories Season One: The People vs. OJ Simpson (FX)
The Americans Season Three (FX)
Daredevil Season Two (Netflix)
Fargo Season Two (FX)
Game of Thrones Season Six (HBO)
Suits Season Five (USA)

Best Lead Actor
Cuba Gooding Jr., American Crime Stories: The People vs. OJ Simpson (FX)
Gabriel Macht, Suits (USA)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
James Spader, The Blacklist (NBC)

Best Lead Actress
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (STARZ)
Megan Boone, The Blacklist (NBC)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Jon Bernthal, Daredevil (Netflix)
Ted Danson, Fargo (FX)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. OJ Simpson (FX)

Best Supporting Actress
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. OJ Simpson (FX)
Rachael Taylor, Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones, (HBO)

Best New Show
American Crime Stories (FX)
The Expanse (SyFy)
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
The Magicians (SyFy)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Stranger Things (Netflix)

Cuba Gooding Jr., OJ Simpson, The People vs. OJ Simpson

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