If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, there’s some truly phenomenal TV shows out there right now . From politics to humor, from vigilante escapades to the corporate world – Here are a few good shows that a must watch in the playlist of a dedicated binge watcher.
Daredevil: A blind superhero Daredevil trying to save his own morality and neighborhood in a battle against the mightiest is binge worthy. Matt Murdock is a lawyer by day and superhero by night and is up against a lot of powerful freaks. Watch out for the amazing performances by Vincent D’onofrio as KingPin and Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. Sometimes old school action scenes with a great script work better than the VFX infused numbed down superhero TV shows.
House of Cards: Kevin Spacey’s ruthless Francis Underwood is one of the best characters in recent times. The fourth wall breaking Lao-Tzu type discussions gives us an understanding of the man beneath the politician. The race to the white house and the burden it takes on an individual all the while battling the opponents outside makes it a must watch.
Parks and Recreation: With a list of great characters, Parks and Recreation works because of its dry humor, where the really funny parts are the awkward moments. Its absolutely like we being in God mode to witness the absurdity and hilarity of the people who govern us. Now here’s a thing about this show, even if you are not a die-hard fan of this brand of comedy, you will never be able to suppress a chuckle. That’s good TV, right?
Mad Men: Its not a sci-fi, action or suspense show yet the daily rumblings at an Advertising Agency keeps us captivated. Mad Men is set primarily in the 1960s, where Donald Draper, the Creative Director at the Sterling Cooper ad agency in New York, tries to maintain a balance between his exceptional professional life and wavering personal life. After 8 years of long run, the show managed to create a genre that will be hard to keep up with. But the social changes seen through the eyes of a successful yet disturbed man who eventually finds his way back is a lesson for all of us.
Fargo: Fargo is one of the few TV shows which keep you on the edge of your seat by being simply unpredictable. The characters like us seem to have no control or clue on what happens to them. But eventually everyone pays for their mistakes or stupidity , whichever seems more likely. Haunting performances and a tight script make it a great TV show.
House: Putting up a rational, morally flawed, drug abusing genius in a setting where decisions regarding life and death have to be taken would not have worked if it wasn’t for Hugh Laurie’s portrayal as House. Pain, Loss, morality and mortality can be a disaster for any Human being but for Gregory House who starts by “Everybody Lies”, it all becomes a puzzle. After the end of 8 seasons, you feel happy for House because you realise that he has gone through all the stages of grief and is finally able to move on. If not for the amazing cast, entertaining discussions on philosophy or Houseisms, watch the show as a psychology lesson. You might end up enlightened and entertained.
Black Mirror: Its the kind of show you wish every show should have been. But you realise this disturbing and dark TV series is a reflection of our own lives. The format of the show, with new stories every episode and the content of the stories makes it one of the best British TV series. Skip it at your own risk.
Sherlock: Did Sherlock Holmes survive the new age? Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock as the Cold and genius detective is completely fresh as it takes new approach to crime solving. The bonhomie between Sherlock and Watson , the Villains and the storyline keeps the audience engaged. For fans worldwide, reruns have now become a habit.
Breaking Bad: A Terminal Cancer Diagnosis, a low paying job and a drug worth millions. Walter White transforms from likable to despicable all the while captivating the audience with his antics. Funny and desperate at times, Breaking Bad is a story of one man taking control of his life. The rise and fall of Walter White is what makes this TV show a must watch.
GOT: Game Of Thrones is the most epic TV shows to be ever produced. As compelling as the quest for the Iron Throne is, the characters that bring life to the drama make it a masterpiece. With multiple storylines and character arcs, the shows gives everyone something to root for. Its bold, bloody and the twists just never stop coming.
Apart from these series, here are a few worth mentioning:
The Office, Mr.Robot, Lost, Stranger Things, True Detective, Orange Is the New Black and Arrested Development.