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“Jane the Virgin,” CW: This show is basically perfect, and if you don’t agree, I will fight you (not with fists — with emojis, of course)." -Excerpt from variety.com. The columnist goes on to say her she places the show's technical, aesthetic and emotional mastery ALL in the highest tier of television accomplishment!
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5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) In a year rich with new storytelling voices, Web sensation Rachel Bloom sang her way to the front of the chorus with her winningly prickly musical dramedy. Brazenly embracing and lampooning the problematic cliché of the title, Bloom gives us an evolving saga about one millennial’s messy wander toward “know thyself ” authenticity — a new-media madwoman to replace Hamm’s old-media madman. The tunes are subversive delights, from the viral “Sexy Getting Ready Song” to the impish twang of “I Love My Daughter (But Not in a Creepy Way).” If loving Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Hopefully a little Golden Globes recognition will help bring an audience to this addictively strange little comedy (and musical). Rachel Bloom is this year’s breakout star on TV and, well, she just makes you want to break out in song. You know, if you could. And if you had a little ditty about how awesome she is. Instead, just watch.
7. The 100: After culminating its first season by getting exponentially better than the pilot that kicked it all off, season two showed this drama in full control of its storytelling, character development and what it wanted to be (grounded sci-fi filled with the kind of originality that harkens back to theBattlestar Galactica reimaging). Not a bad comparison. And new fans will eventually catch up after coming in late (as I did). It’s worth the journey — particularly when you see how season two took off.
14. The Flash: While stable mate Arrow is the grittier of the two, The Flash is, at its core, more fun. There’s nothing wrong with the superhero formula here (one thatSupergirl on CBS hasn’t quite hooked into): you can be goofy and cute and light provided when it’s time to super you be super (and that’s not just about your power). A lot of that comes down to the framework of the stories and The Flash writers put Barry Allen in scenarios you want to see through. Of course Jesse L. Martin and Tom Cavanagh help with the heft.
16. Arrow: You might have seen a trend on this list. The CW is a network doing very intriguing work. While I always give CBS tons of credit for knowing its audience like no one else, the CW has managed to stay on point with companion fare like Arrow and The Flash, while nurturing a franchise into higher quality (The 100), taking creative risks (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and hitting on all cylinders when it hits the jackpot (Jane the Virgin). Arrow andThe Flash are shows I check in on/catch up with and get impressed every time by their creative use of material and inventiveness within formula. If you haven’t already, time to put the past behind you and hug it out with the CW. You might find a lot to like there.
"iZombie" (CW): Supernatural procedural "iZombie," with undead Rose McIver incognito as a coroner's assistant, finds the space between "Veronica Mars" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and owns it.
Week after week, we watch The Flash do battle with superpowered baddies, certain that he will prevail with the help of his faithful companions. Of course he’ll be OK: The show is called The Flash. But what happens when the faithful companions — who are truly the heart of the show — are in danger? Fans faced that fear in "Out of Time”: Tom Cavanagh was at his menacing best when he revealed himself as Reverse Flash and puts his hand through Cisco’s chest. This isn’t The Cisco Show — despite being a fan favorite, there was no guarantee at the time that he would be back the next episode. — Robert Chan
21. ‘iZombie’ — “Zombie Bro” (Oct. 13) Of all the victim brains zombie Liv (Rose McIver) has munched on in the name of crime-solving, the frat boy’s remain our favorite. McIver always falls effortlessly under the influence of any personality, but her full embodiment of bro-culture (from beer pong to “brain fart” to wanting to stay in and eat hot wings) was, to quote Liv, “fun as hell.” Plus, Major and Ravi went clubbing so Ravi could try Utopium, and we met Blaine’s father after Blaine taught us the proper shade of zombie makeup (“more Tilda Swinton, less Casper’s ass”). —MB
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Rebecca Bunch is a highly successful corporate lawyer in New York. However, she opts to drop it all and move to California after finding out that's where her long-ago boyfriend from summer camp, Josh, lives. Unfortunately for her, Josh is seeing someone else.
The 100: This science fiction series finds the human race returning to Earth, to see if it is safe, after living off the planet for nearly 100 years. What they find surprises them and threatens their existence.
The Flash: Following an accident at S.T.A.R. Labs, the brilliant, young, Barry Allen finds himself with the ability to run at exceptionally high speeds and to heal rapidly. Along with others at S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry utilizes his powers to help those in need and fight crime.
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