This year has been pretty awesome for TV show fanatics. Stumbling across a great show is like finding gold; you just can’t get enough. Late nights marathons become a daily event, the phone is finally abandoned for a few hours of much-needed rest, and the bed is split between you and a truckload of munchies.
Can’t blame you, such addiction is kind of impossible to control. So, give in already and catch the newest shows on the block. Most of them had critics raving and audiences hooked in no time. It’ll be the same for you.
1. Big Little Lies
Three rich women get caught in a mystery when a murder takes place in their town in this dark comedy-drama. With a first-rate cast of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, this powerhouse show is an incredibly gripping and thrilling tale of suburban life and twisted secrets.
Meet the new age avatars of Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead in this super stylish teen series. It has been raging for its perfect package of action and mystery, romance and drama in a small town that sees the shocking death of a high school student. Deliciously nail-biting and wild in nature, this show already has a devoted following.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale
Based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, this haunting series explores a world plagued by infertility. Women who can still reproduce are treated as property of the state and forced to adhere to a strict sexual regime. Cinematically intense and artistically beautiful, this powerful show will keep you transfixed, especially with Elizabeth Moss as the Handmaiden in the leading role.
4. American Gods
A dreamlike, artful adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods takes us to a hidden, magical America in a strange and trippy as hell ride that begins when an ex-convict meets a conman. Here, technology and media make for the New Gods. It’s fantastical and mesmerising, leaving you in awe of the stunningly bizarre visuals unfolding in front of your eyes.
5. 13 Reasons Why
When a student commits suicide, the whole school goes for a toss. A shaken group of people receives a package with tapes from the dead girl, recorded in her voice right before she killed herself. In it she explains why she did what she did and holds 13 people responsible for her extreme decision. The show sheds light on important issues such as mental health and bullying, matters millennials deal with everyday.
6. Dear White People
What happens when a group of coloured kids find themselves at a prestigious, white-dominated Ivy League college? This amazing, hard-hitting show. Set in a mythical ‘post-racial’ society, every episode explores cultural bias and injustice, off-track activism and tangled politics that still haunt the minority communities. It’s razor-sharp witty, funny and honest. Don’t miss it!
An entire series with Tom Hardy, you guys! He plays an adventurer who returns home in London after his father’s death to inherit a shipping empire. His plans to expand his family legacy are threatened when sworn enemies come into play. A slick version of the gangster genre, this intense period drama will keep you hooked with loads of violence, bloodshed and revenge.
A 30-year-old schizophrenic man has been in and out of hospitals for years since his childhood. Therapy sessions, medication and psychological treatment make his routine. When he’s sent to an institution yet again, he meets a new enigmatic patient and things change. A daring depiction of how his mental voices open a world of wonder and power, this show is breathtakingly good.
Two Hollywood leading ladies, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, come together to create a show about the famous feuds between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The actresses grab lots of attention for their rivalry while dealing with sexism. It’s a glamorous, gossipy and enchanting journey you won’t get enough of.
10. The Good Fight
A winning follow-up to The Good Wife, the gripping show uncovers all the issues rampant in modern America, such as ageism, cyber crime, sexism and racism. The successor sets a glorious benchmark in message-oriented drama series. When Diane Lockhart loses everything, she starts afresh at a new firm. Get ready to witness human struggle through immensely personal stories.
11. Mary Kills People
Mary is an ER doctor who moonlights as a death angel by helping terminally ill patients end their lives. So she saves people during the day and lets them die by the night. As her workload rises, she finds it tough to keep up with her dual designations. The complex show stands on tricky moral ground, clearly open to discussion about right and wrong.
12. The Keepers
This is the chilling story of Cathy Cesnik, a nun and Catholic high school teacher whose 1969 murder remains unsolved till date. Her body was found 2 months after she went missing. The daring director tries to put the pieces together by talking to family, friends, journalists, officials and town residents in order to uncover the truth. Her killer is still free as sexual abuse conspiracies remain behind.
Happy marathoning, you guys!