By Hannah Hafner, Staff Writer
Many can agree that 2016 had its good times and definitely it’s bad, starting with terrible fashion trends, the crazy presidential election, and the sad death of Vine. But what we cannot forget from this past year are the shows that kept everybody going. Some kept everybody on the edge of their seats and others were put on air longer than necessary. All in all, here are the top five popular shows of the year of 2016. In 5th place is Orange Is The New Black. This show is a Netflix series that has been shown since 2013. This series is about a woman named Piper Chapman who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Prison for drug smuggling, and now she has to overcome obstacles while spending her time in jail. The show gained popularity when it first began and is progressively receiving great reviews as it continues to add more and more episodes and seasons. In 4th place is American Horror Story.This show began in 2011 by the co-creators of Glee a former show that was created in 2009 and ended in 2015. This show is about a family of three who moves to Los Angeles unknowingly they move into a house that is haunted by strange scary creatures that are out to get them. This spooky show has gotten lots of popularity for it’s scary interesting content and weird creatures. In 3rd place, The Flash is about a boy named Barry Allen whose mother died at just 11 years old. The crime scene investigation , and Barry’s dedication to find out the truth about his mother’s death led up to him creating a particle accelerator heralded. His new invention creates an explosion that causes a huge lightning storm. He is struck by lighting and goes into a coma for 9 months, when he awakes he has the superpower of super speed. He decides to use his powers to protect the innocent from the evil . This show started in 2014 and is increasing in popularity more and more. The Flash . This explosion causes a huge storm which results in Barry to be struck by lightning. When he wakes up nine months later out of a coma he has super speed. He begins to learn how to adapt to his new powers to protect the innocent from evil. This show is known for it’s superhero like setting, and live-action portrayal of DC superhero. In second place is The Walking Dead. The show began in 2010 and since then is still going strong. This show is an American horror drama television series about the zombie apocalypse and its survivors after the apocalypse. Created by Andrew Lincoln, this show got it’s popularity for it’s horror and drama. Last but not least we have Stranger Things in first place. A Netflix series that just recently came out the summer of 2016. It’s about a 12 year old boy named Will who goes missing and after his disappearance his mom launches an investigation to find him. Throughout the search extraordinary discoveries and unexplained mysteries occur. The writers and creators of this Netflix series are by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Justin Doble. All of these shows were raising in popularity during the year 2016 and are still very popular.