In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at TV’s best episodes of 2016 from Lakeshore releases as curated by Paste Magazine critics. “BoJack Horseman”, “Black Mirror”, “Halt And Catch Fire”, and “Stranger Things” are among the elite 25 that made the cut. In Paste’s deep dive, BoJack Horseman came out at No. 1 with its almost dialogue-free episode, “Fish Out of Water”! See the breakdown below. It’s worth a re-watch, so cue up these stellar episodes. Full list at Paste Magazine.
No. 1 – BoJack Horseman: “Fish Out of Water” (Season 3, Ep. 4, Netflix)
“Fish Out of Water” sends BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) to the Pacific Ocean Film Festival (POFF) to shill for his awards-season hopeful, Secretariat—and discovers, in the process, reserves of visual wit, sonic invention and emotional resonance to bolster one’s belief that TV can indeed be art. – Matt Brennan
Score by Jesse Novak + music by Grouplove, Patrick Carney and Oberhofer.
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No. 9 – Black Mirror: “San Junipero” (Season 3, Ep. 4, Netflix)
To say anything more threatens to ruin one of the greatest hours of television I’ve seen all year. – Kristen Lopez
No. 18 – Halt And Catch Fire: “And She Was” (Season 3, Ep. 6, AMC)
What I can say is that the hour boasts some of the best twists I’ve seen this year. – Mark Rozeman
No. 25 – Stranger Things: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (Season 1, Ep. 1, Netflix)
The episode makes Hawkins, Indiana feel like a living, breathing place, and serves as a precursor for the chaos to come. – Trent Moore