TV Shows of 2015

By Anneliese Herbosa

Shows that I found myself often glued on the telly to (mix of both new and recurring series) this past year.

  • Marvel's Agents of Shield

    Action packed, loveable characters, great overarching story with punchy lines of humour and emotion. "Based on Marvel's fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (_The Avengers_) recruits a new team to go into the field and handle any cases involving the strange and the bizarre."

  • A to Z

    Not your typical rom-com, takes you on an emotional roller coaster, match made in heaven with a hilarious supporting cast. "**A to Z** tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, "Mad Men," "The Mindy Project") and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, "The Wolf of Wall Street," "How I Met Your Mother") - a pair that almost wasn't - and all that happened from the day they met."

  • Sunnyside

    Two words: insane & hilarious. A good kind of weird. "**Sunnyside** is a sketch-comedy series. From hipsters and yoga moms to meth addicts and romantic crooks, Sunnyside is a quirky neighbourhood in transition, where residents aren’t always what they seem and surprises lurk around every slightly dingy corner."

  • A.D. The Bible Continues

    Beautiful storytelling is beautiful. This series in and of itself is evangelization. "**A.D. The Bible Continues** [explores] the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. "

  • Broad City

    YAS QUEEN! These two are gold. "**Broad City** is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them..."

  • The Flash

    May or may not have piqued my interest after I learned much of it is filmed in my home city of Vancouver ;) An exhilarating series. "Until recently, 25-year-old Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police department. Barry begins a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from powerful new threats."

  • Black-ish

    Family and life lessons infused with humour makes for a hearty combination. "Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a colonial home in the 'burbs. Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future."

  • Fresh Off The Boat

    Refreshing to follow a family set in the 90s. Traditional family values with a hint of flava flav. "It’s the '90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream."

  • Heroes Reborn

    Because I'll easily get behind a story of Millennials with super powers, ambition, and heart! "**Heroes Reborn** [is] an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities."

  • Jane the Virgin

    Such a fun journey getting up close and personal into the psyche of Jane and her complicated situation. "A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated."

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Lots of fun dimensions with the talented James Corden at the helm. Also a treat to see Reggie Watts as the bandleader and announcer. "**The Late Late Show with James Corden** throws the ultimate late night after party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind-the-scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches."

  • Honorable Mention: Undateable

    What captured my attention right from the get-go was that it was live. Great to see the cast feed off each other's energy in real time. "**Undateable** is a multi-camera comedy series about a group of close-knit friends living in Detroit, helping each other figure out their lives... NBC renewed _Undateable_ for a third season that will consist entirely of live episodes.

  • Honorable Mention: Life in Pieces

    With the various happenings in this household, I wish the episodes ran twice as long! "**Life in Pieces** is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members."