Rogues Portal’s Best TV of 2017

2017 was a bit of a slippery slope for TV. We’ve had things canceled, renewed, hyped, failing and rejuvenated. We’ve been introduced to new concepts of unimaginable storytelling and fascinating characters that we’ve grown to love or hate. 2017 in television has had it’s shared of ups and downs. We’ve got a tone of good bingeing material for it though. 

Rogues Portal’s staff has assembled the best of the best of what they loved in 2017’s year of television. Let us know what you love. Except if it’s Bughead cause Michael likes to tell Insha about that ALL the time. 

Michael Walls-Kelly

  • Best Looking Show – Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Best Actor – Carrie Coon – The Leftovers, Justin Theroux – The Leftovers, Kyle MacLachlan – Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Best Actor in a Comedy / Drama Series – Kristen Bell – The Good Place, Ted Danson – The Good Place
  • Best Animation – Big Mouth
  • Best Netflix Series / Documentary – Mindhunter, Five Came Back
  • Best Dramedy – Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Best Comedy –The Good Place, Vice Principals, Nathan For You
  • Best Reality Show – Project Runway, Vanderpump Rules, Nathan For You
  • Best Serial TV Drama – Twin Peaks: The Return, The Leftovers
  • Best Limited Series – Feud: Bette and Joan, Big Little Lies, Five Came Back
  • Best Guilty Pleasure – The 100, This Is Us
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Series – Channel Zero, iZombie, Z Nation
  • Best Superhero TV Series – Legion, Gotham, The Tick
  • Cutest TV Couple – Jughead and Betty – Riverdale (forget you, Insha!), Randall and Beth Pearson – This Is Us, 
  • Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Keery – Stranger Things, 
  • Big Star of 2017 – Laura Dern – Twin Peaks: The Return, Big Little Lies
  • TV Show of the YEAR – Twin Peaks: The Return, The Leftovers
  • Most Anticipated TV Show of 2018 – Castle Rock, Cloak & Dagger

Insha Fitzpatrick

  • Best Looking Show – Legion
  • Best Actor – Dan Stevens
  • Best Actor in a Comedy / Drama Series – Jon Bernthal – Punisher
  • Best Animation – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
  • Best Netflix Series / Documentary – Dear White People // Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
  • Best Dramedy – Feud
  • Best Comedy – G. L. O. W
  • Best Reality Show – Black Mirror, Married to Medicine, Real Housewives of Atlanta
  • Best Limited Series – Twin Peaks: The Return // The Nineties (CNN)
  • Best Guilty Pleasure – Search Party
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Series – Mindhunter / Doctor Who
  • Best Superhero TV Series – Punisher
  • Cutest TV Couple – David Haller & Sydney “Syd” Barrett – Legion
  • Big Star of 2017 – Peter Capaldi / Jodie Whittaker, Joe Keery
  • TV Show of the YEAR – Legion
  • Most Anticipated TV Show of 2018 – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,  DOCTOR WHO, Westworld, Castle Rock


Nick Schofield

  • Best Looking Show – Master of None
  • Best Actor – Tracy Ellis Ross, “Black-ish
  • Best Actor in a Comedy / Drama Series – Aziz Ansari, “Master of None
  • Best Netflix Series / Documentary – Bill Nye Saves the World
  • Best Dramedy – Master of None
  • Best Comedy – Adam Ruins Everything
  • Best Reality Show – Huang’s World
  • Best Serial TV Drama – Game of Thrones
  • Best Guilty Pleasure – Beat Shazam
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Series – Stranger Things
  • Big Star of 2017 – Aziz Ansari
  • TV Show of the YEAR – Master of None
  • Most Anticipated TV Show of 2018 – Waco

Justin Partridge

  • Best Looking Show – MINDHUNTER (Netflix)
  • Best Actor – Jonathan Groff (“Special Agent Holden Ford” in MINDHUNTER)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy / Drama Series – Julie Klausner (“Julie Kessler” in DIFFICULT PEOPLE)
  • Best Animation – CASTLEVANIA (Netflix)
  • Best Netflix Series / Documentary – THE KEEPERS
  • Best Dramedy – YOU’RE THE WORST (FXX)
  • Best Comedy – DIFFICULT PEOPLE (HULU)
  • Best Reality Show – THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW (TruTV)
  • Best Serial TV Drama – RUNAWAYS (HULU)
  • Best Limited Series – CHANNEL ZERO: THE NO-END HOUSE (SYFY)
  • Best Guilty Pleasure – RIVERDAAAALLLLEEEE (The CW)
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Series – CHANNEL ZERO: THE NO-END HOUSE (SYFY)
  • Best Superhero TV Series – RUNAWAYS (HULU)
  • Cutest TV Couple – Julie and Arthur from DIFFICULT PEOPLE
  • Big Star of 2017 – Cameron Britton (“Ed Kemper” from MINDHUNTER)
  • TV Show of the YEAR – MINDHUNTER
  • Most Anticipated TV Show of 2018 – TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG (Amazon Studios)
writes for geek.com. co-managing editor & tv/film editor for rogues portal. hufflepuff. talks on film runners. loves true crime. tries her best. stays the weirdest.

Insha Fitzpatrick

writes for geek.com. co-managing editor & tv/film editor for rogues portal. hufflepuff. talks on film runners. loves true crime. tries her best. stays the weirdest.

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