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What To Watch in 2017

March 12th, 2017

Photo by espensorvik / Flickr

Photo by espensorvik / Flickr

In a time of shortening attention-spans and inexpensive streaming services, the quality of television series are getting better with every year. More and more of Hollywood’s biggest stars are starring in series on a variety of networks and services and the budgets (and profits) are only increasing. So here is a list that, while far from cohesive, hopefully spans a range of preferences and maybe introduces you to some new favourite shows.

Brand New Shows

American Gods

This adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed book series about the war between Old and New gods is something to keep an eye out for if you like it when fantasy and reality are mashed together.

Iron Fist

Netflix has consistently delivered on its team-ups with Marvel, and Iron Fist should be no exception.

The Defenders

If you do keep up with Netflix’s Marvel series, make sure to tune in to the 8-part miniseries in which they all get together to duke it out with Sigourney Weaver.

Bill Nye Saves the World

Many children across North America grew up with their main source of scientific education being Bill Nye, and now everyone’s favourite bow-tied Science Guy is back for a show aimed at tackling some of the world’s largest scientific dilemmas.

Taken

Remember that “particular set of skills” Liam Neeson so masterfully utilized in the Taken trilogy? This prequel series starring Clive Standen will explore the characters’ origins and feature some pretty intense action.

Emerald City

A gritty version of The Wizard of Oz seems unnecessary and unoriginal at first glance, but the great production quality, lack of singing, and critical comparison to Game of Thrones sounds promising.

Riverdale

Many are skeptical about this dark adaptation of the beloved Archie comics, but the positive reviews are pretty consistent, so why not give it a chance?

Legion

An absolutely original and refreshing take on the superhero genre, Legion is experimental and masterful, and demands your attention for every second of screen time.

Star Trek: Discovery

The Star Trek franchise has spawned a number of great films, but its origins will always lie in TV, which is why this show should be amazing.

Taboo

For those of us who love the gritty dark dramas, hard-to-comprehend accents, or Tom Hardy, Taboo is exactly the quality television we’ve been waiting for.

Also check out shows like Planet Earth II, Powerless, Midnight Texas, The Young Pope, Big Little Lies, Sneaky Pete, and Six, as well as new seasons of Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Twin Peaks, Black Sails, American Horror Story, Into the Badlands, Homeland, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bojack Horseman, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.

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