Somehow, inexplicably (and don't say 'that's how time works') we're halfway through the year. And to give 2016 its due, it's been pretty sh*t.
A horrible number of wonderful celebrities have died, many more tragic incidents have occurred, both sides of the UK political landscape are imploding, and there's an increasing chance Donald Trump will end up in the White House.
Thankfully, then, we've got television to take our minds off such horrors and numb the pain. With endless amounts of battles, death, violence, underhand political scheming, and generally horrible characters, it gives us a really nice break from it all.
The good news is that at least this is fictional, and incredibly entertaining to watch. From the network shows to premium cable, the era of Peak TV is showing no signs of slowing down, and if you do want a true respite from the misery, there's also a fantastic amount of sitcoms available as well.
And therein lies the rub. Aside from subjectivity, it's also impossible to watch *everything*. So, to cut you off before you reach the comments, no I've not got round to The Americans Season 4 yet (but hey, the first half of S1 is pretty good!).
That aside, 2016 has already been a treat in TV terms, making us laugh and cry, offering shocks and thrills, and many of these will still be here when the year comes to a close.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.