Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'? | The Tylt
2016 was a great year for fanboys and fangirls to geek out over new science fiction shows. Netflix garnered another hit show with "Stranger Things," which paid tribute to '80s sci-fi/horror. But HBO also hit the jackpot with the suspenseful TV version of "Westworld," which grew in fanbase and ratings from week-to-week. Which new sci-fi show is this year's best?📺
Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
Sci-fi and fantasy killed it in 2016, but which show did it better—"Westworld" or "Stranger Things"?
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While some think it's a rip off—many Tylters, sci-fi fans and critics alike argue "Stranger Things" is an ode to '80s sci-fi/horror pop culture. The plots involves around a distressed mother, police chief and young friends facing "strange" forces in order to find a missing boy. While many publications include "Stranger Things" on "Best TV shows of 2016" list, the series ranks among Netflix's most watched series. And those streaming ratings are much higher than what "Westworld" brings in for HBO.
"The Walking Dead" might have the highest ratings on cable TV, but Tylters voted "Westworld" as Sunday night's best show. Makes sense—the new kid on the block's fanbase and ratings grew throughout its first season. The super suspenseful show revolves around artificial beings who inhabit an Old West theme park. "Newcomers" or high-paying customers can come to the theme park and do whatever they want. The show is based on the 1974 western movie of the same name. And if some are calling "Westworld" better than "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," then "Stranger Things" might not stand any chance against it.