Best Of TV 2017
From riveting dramas to hilarious comedies, these compelling TV shows kept us glued to our screens this year. Presenting Google Play’s Best TV of 2017.
Trouble is brewing in Westeros. For the inhabitants of this world, control of the Iron Throne holds the lure of great power...and far-reaching consequences. Welcome to this epic HBO series based on the book series by George R.R. Martin.
Welcome to the world of Rick and Morty, a genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson. Missing for nearly 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter's doorstep looking to move in, but her husband isn't too thrilled. Rick converts the garage into his lab and involves Morty in his insane adventures.
When the world is ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, police officer Rick Grimes and a small group of others must face a terrifying new reality. Can they survive 'the dead' and each other? The Walking Dead is a survival adventure series from the director of The Shawshank Redemption and the producer of The Terminator.
From "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre and "Gilmore Girls" co-executive producer Bill Prady comes "The Big Bang Theory," a comedy about a pair of brilliant physicists who understand how the universe works but have no clue about how to interact with people… especially women…and specifically the free-spirited beauty next door.
Doctor Who's popularity is on-going with a cult following that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Los Angeles via Britain. The new incarnation of the Doctor will travel much further afield. With high production values, innovative CGI from Oscar-winning company The Mill, an all-star cast and scripts from the cream of British writers led by Russell T Davies, Doctor Who is the ultimate adventure in the human race -- gripping, breathtaking and action-packed.
Star Wars Rebels, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of the growing Rebellion and their fight against the ruthless oppression of Empire. The brave and clever crew of the starship Ghost, including Ezra Bridger who is on a journey to become a Jedi, stands up against the evil Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space battles, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of the rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.
Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "criminal lawyer."
PAW Patrol is a CG action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of six heroic puppies led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder.
In this noir thriller set two hundred years in the future, the case of a missing young woman leads a washed-up detective across the solar system to uncover the greatest conspiracy in human history. This discovery could drive mankind to either its evolution or destruction.
This lightning-paced super hero drama follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After an unexpected accident at a Particle Accelerator, police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.
RuPaul has unveiled a court of 12 cut-throat Queens, each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Season 8 marks a drag milestone--the 100th episode and 100th queen!
Sherlock Holmes is updated for a new generation with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Watson. The combination of Sherlock's intellect and Watson's pragmatism helps them forge an unbreakable alliance as they solve a series of baffling crimes together.
Archer is an animated half-hour comedy set at ISIS, an international spy agency, where global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.
American Horror Story is an anthological miniseries that tracks a different terrifying tale of Americana each season. Airs Wednesdays at 10p on FX.
Fear the Walking Dead, the new companion series to The Walking Dead, goes back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles, to a time when life as everyone knew it was upended for reasons unknown.
Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, Planet Earth II explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail and for the first time viewers will be immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.
Scott's a young high school sophomore who has always been on the outside looking in. No girlfriend, bad at sports and socially awkward. But a single wolf bite changes everything. Now Scott has super-human abilities which lead him to become the star of his lacrosse team. His athletic prowess also makes him popular and desirable, and he falls for the new girl in town, Allison, whos equally smitten. But Scotts new personality and abilities also pose several problems, including being pulled into the middle of a war between werewolves and werewolf hunters, the leader of which is the father of Allison.
Introducing the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen, HISTORYs® first scripted series races the gripping sagas of historical hero Ragnar Lothbrok. As claimed direct descendent of Odin, god of war and warriors, Lothbrok's mystical nature and devotion to the gods feeds his stealthy maneuvers and determination to become King of the Vikings.
Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling book series, "The Magicians" follows Quentin Coldwater, a highly intelligent but socially withdrawn twenty-something secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child about a magical land called Fillory. Beyond that, Quentin's life is dull until he finds himself admitted to a very secret, exclusive college of magic in Upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. However, magic doesn’t bring the happiness, adventure, and meaning that he thought it would…until he and his friends discover that Fillory is real.
Supernatural takes viewers on a journey into the dark world of the unexplained. More than 20 years ago, Sam and Dean lost their mother to a demonic force. Now, searching for the demon who destroyed their family, they encounter creatures that most believe exist only in folklore or superstition -- vampires, spirits, and even bloody clowns.
South Park is an Emmy Award-winning animated series about four boys living in a screwed-up Colorado town. Between tragedies global and local, as well as parental and celebrity interference, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny manage to have themselves a time.
"Mr. Robot" follows a young programmer named Elliot who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides he can only connect to people by hacking them. Like a superhero, he wields his hacking powers as a weapon to protect the people he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. Ultimately, Elliot finds himself at the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for, his alterego hacking exploits at night and an underworld hacking collective trying to recruit him to help bring down the one percent.
Based on the long-running hit UK series, this outrageous family drama is stars Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Fargo) as a working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six kids headed by the eldest sibling (Mystic River's Emmy Rossum) who keep the home afloat while their dad is out drinking and carousing.
Depraved underachieving might look easy, but for the egocentric Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Frank and Dee, it’s an art form. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia follows “The Gang,” the owners of the unsuccessful Paddy’s Pub; a group of degenerates that loves nothing more than to scheme, conspire, and mostly revel in each other’s misery. Whether gaming the welfare system, exploiting dumpster babies, pretending to be crippled, impersonating officers, or faking funerals, The Gang never stoops too low in the name of making a buck. Airs Wednesdays at 10p on FXX.
Bob runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Business may be slow, but they never give up hope. BOB’S BURGERS airs Sundays at 8:30/7:30c on FOX.
Modern Family is a comedy series that views three different families through the lens of a documentary filmmaker and his crew. Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill) is the patriarch of this complicated, messy and loving modern family.
The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants.
Steven Universe is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate "little brother" to a team of magical guardians of humanity-the Crystal Gems. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. But that doesn't stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow finding a way to save the day!
In "Suits", one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers (Gabriel Macht) sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him - a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout (Patrick J. Adams).
Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero ... but a hero -- every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this action series.
The world’s most wanted criminal, Raymond Reddington, mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is that he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
The doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis—it's in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they're discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.
Are you ready for a lockdown? The Ghost Adventures crew sets out to investigate the scariest, most notorious haunted places in the world and they do not always come out unscathed.
The Simpsons are the perfect animated TV family -- Perfectly outrageous! The typical American family, complete with a dad who yells, a mom who nags, and three kids who get blamed for everything. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays at 8/7c on FOX.
An adaptation of the award-winning film, Fargo features a new "true crime" story and new characters, all entrenched in the humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film a classic. Billy Bob Thornton stars as "Lorne Malvo," Martin Freeman stars as "Lester Nygaard," Colin Hanks stars as "Gus Grimly" and Allison Tolman stars as "Molly Solverson."
Claire, a married WWII combat nurse, mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a young Scottish warrior, it ignites a passionate affair that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Supergirl is an action-adventure about Superman’s cousin who, after years of keeping her powers a secret, decides to embrace them and become the hero she was always meant to be. Though Kara must find a way to balance her newfound powers with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies to fight crime.
A trendsetting reality series phenomenon, Keeping Up with the Kardashians profiles one of Hollywood's most high profile families as its members seek fame, fortune and domestic bliss. Marriages, break ups, babies, and the building of media and style empires are all put on full display as the family holds back nothing from the cameras. From Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris and more, this is one krazy kast of kharacters. And audiences can't get enough!
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Follow the adventures of this enthusiastic, optimistic sponge whose good intentions inevitably lead him and his friends into trouble.
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics, follows the story of David Haller – a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric wards for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that he is a mutant with inexplicable powers. Produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. The origin story of some of DC Comics greatest Super-Villains and vigilantes, this one-hour drama follows Detective Jim Gordon’s rise to power in a dangerously corrupt city that would spawn iconic characters such as The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and a young Bruce Wayne.
A subversive animated comedy that presents the everyday trials and tribulations of family life, but with the distinctive twist and irreverent slant that only animation can provide. FAMILY GUY airs Sundays at 9/8c on FOX.
From HBO and the offbeat mind of Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'Beavis & Butthead') comes this comedy series that delves into the outrageous world of tech start-ups and the socially awkward underdogs trying to navigate its lucrative potential.
Teen Mom is a spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 & Pregnant. We are following the stories of four girls from 16 & Pregnant who are facing the challenges of their first years of motherhood.
Based on the popular, cult comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power.
It's one crazy adventure after another for human boy, Finn, and his best friend, Jake, a 28-year old dog with magical powers. They're out to have the most fun possible and they sure do find it exploring the Land of Ooo! Whether it's saving Princess Bubblegum, battling zombie candy, taunting the Ice King or rocking out with Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn and Jake it's always ADVENTURE TIME!
They have to SAY it. They have to DO it. You have to SEE it. Once you start watching, you just can't stop! Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have entertained each other for years with the most hilarious dares ever. Now you can watch them in a series of outrageous stunts (recorded by hidden cameras) to make each other (and you) howl with laughter!