TV is so good right now. I honestly am always confused by people who say they “don’t watch TV”, what? Do you hate fun? And art? People confuse me. Anyways, there are so many things to watch on television right now. THE GOLDEN AGE as it’s being called. There are a lot of shows that I’m looking forward
This is us
Release Date: The first half of the season is already out.
What’s it about: I don’t want to give the twist of the first episode away but essentially five people who are somehow connected and it gets very emotional along the way.
Why watch it: I love a good family drama, having been a fan of Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, if you like those kinds of shows it definitely has that vibe. It’s about real people without gimmicks. No one is a politician, there are no dragons or crazy twists. It’s just real life drama and how these people deal with it. It’s very beautiful and an emotional rollercoaster.
Release Date: January 15th
What’s it about: Pope Pius XIII played by Jude Law and his most trusted advisor a nun played by Diane Keaton. The series asks the question ‘what if the pope was young’? He’s supposed to have been elected as a PR stunt who can now be controlled by the other cardinals but I’m guessing that doesn’t go to plan.
Why watch it: Prestige television people. With Game of Thrones coming to an end HBO is trying to reach for some other series, this one is a mini series but should still be fascinating. Also there are some amazing jokes on twitter about it already. If you’re a person who likes to know what everyone is talking about, I highly recommend it. Also it could be the next big thing.
Series of Unfortunate Events
Release Date: January 13th
What’s it about: Following the storyline of the popular book series by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) following the Baudelaire Children and their misfortunes after the mysterious deaths of their parents.
Why watch it: Deeply hoping this is better than the less than impressive movie. The reviews so far have been favourable and it’s always fun to return to the stories of your childhood.
Release Date: Already released. Ready to be binged.
What’s it about: Two cousins in Atlanta trying to figure out the rap scene so that they can pursue their passion and improve their lives.
Why watch it: Donald Glover is just so flippin’ cool. From his music to his acting to his amazing Golden Globe speech (oh yeah he won best actor for this show at the Golden Globes and his show won best Comedy) it’s worth just seeing what he does next.
Release Date: Already out.
What’s it about: Issa and Molly navigating life, careers and relationships. Everything is a mess. It’s also a female friendship show that isn’t about white girls so that’s refreshing.
Why watch it: Like I said, it’s a refreshing perspective. Also HBO is desperately looking for it’s next hit so people are looking this show to see if it can attract eyeballs. I watched the first episode on the plane and really enjoyed it. There’s a moment with her and a guy in the car that I think a lot of women will find incredibly relatable.
Release Date: January 15th.
What’s it about: Young and tiny Queen Victoria. Think the Crown meets Downton Abbey.
Why watch it: If you’re a fan of the Crown or Downton Abbey this is supposed to be right up your alley, this is repeatedly being touted as the show to fill the DA void. PBS even announced it by saying that it would be taking over DA’s time slot.