My Top 3 Favorite TV Shows of 2017
1. Twin Peaks The Return— I was hella excited for Twin Peaks The Return…and I only just got into the original Twin Peaks this year! I can’t even imagine how excited original fans were for the continuation 25 years later. Although it featured a lot of the original characters/actors, The Return was very different from the originals. I don’t want to go into much about it for anyone who hasn’t seen it because I think it’s best to go into it not knowing what to expect, but I will say that some of the episodes were the most unique TV episodes I’ve ever experienced, and the ending resonated with me in ways I can’t really explain. (If you’re a peakie–check out my Twin Peaks Gift Guide!)
2. Stranger Things 2— Stranger Things is one of the few shows I can watch over and over and be completely engrossed in every single episode. Alternate dimensions, monsters, dark themes, comedy, retro vibes, compelling characters, and nostalgia–there’s so much to love about the show. I introduced it to my 15 year old sister recently, and we binge watched it with my Dad as well, so it’s even more special to me now. I prefer Season 1 slightly to Season 2, but Season 2 is still fabulous, and I can’t wait for Seasons 3 and 4.
3. Riverdale— Riverdale is straight out of my little dark heart’s dreams–it’s a twisted version of Archie Comics (which I used to devour as a kid.) It’s very Twin Peaks-esque and takes place in a small, mysterious town (that is somehow always engulfed in fog), it mixes murder mystery and teen drama, and the cinematography is gorgeous. So far Season 2 hasn’t been as good as season 1, but I’m still holding out hope it’ll get better. (If you like Riverdale, check out my Pop’s inspired milkshakes and Cheryl Blossom style posts!)
Twin Peaks, Riverdale, & Stranger Things were my 3 top my faves & ones I will definitely re-watch many times, but here are some other shows I loved in 2017, some of which came out or had new seasons in 2017, and some of which I just started watching in 2017:
Game of Thrones (2011, Fantasy drama)
Westworld (2016, Sci-fi thriller)
Better Call Saul (2015, Crime drama, comedy)
Mr. Robot (2015, Drama-thriller)
Mindhunter (2017, Crime drama)
The Handmaid’s Tale (2017, Dystopian drama)
The Punisher (2017, Marvel, action)
Shameless (2011, Comedy Drama)
The Vampire Diaries (2009)/The Originals (2013) (Fantasty, vampires!) (Vampire Diaries fans–check out my vampire pancakes!)
The Defenders (2017, Marvel, action)
What were some of your favorite shows of 2017? Let me know in the comments!