Everybody knows the name J.J. Abrams. The man is responsible for, single handedly, delivering truly mesmerizing work over the years. Not only in terms of movies – like the new Star Wars trilogy, the Kelvin timeline of Star Trek or the Cloverfield movies – but also in terms of TV series. And today, we get to find which are the best. Do bear in mind that the following series may not feature his name as creator, but rather as a producer or writer. Stay tuned, boys and girls!
4. Person of Interest
5. 11.22.63J.J. Abrams serving as producer of a Hulu series based on a Stephen King novel? Yeah, we scratched our heads as well regarding that strange, strange idea. One idea that, surprisingly, worked well enough to become one of Hulu's most streamed series! And Abrams will be repeating the deed with Castle Rock later this year!
4. Person of InterestThis wouldn't exactly be the first time that J.J. Abrams would team up with Jonathan Nolan for a new TV project. That being said, this first team-up would be a major landmark for CBS, filled with complex characters, intriguing weekly cases and a major plot that left viewers with more questions than answers.
3. FringeFor years, J.J. Abrams teamed up with writing-producing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for a wide array of projects (at least until the duo "divorced". And one of their love children is this FOX series. Rather than being merely a copy of The X-Files, Fringe found its footing while exploring the many boundaries that the sci-fi hasn't explored yet.
2. LostDid you really think that, in a Top Five featuring J.J. Abrams, we wouldn't include his ABC magnum opus? Sure, it lost (pun intended) along the way with a few less-than-great seasons, but at least it helped cementing many charismatic characters (everyone has a favorite), a mysterious plot and more questions that a detective could have bargained for.
1. WestworldIn our top spot, we can find the latest Abram-Nolan TV collaboration, this time a reboot of the 1973 classic. Being described as the next "Game of Thrones", HBO nailed it with this new sci-fi series, filled with colorful characters, sets beyond our own imagination, and a plot that can be a little confusing, but also a lot more rewarding.