In spite of the new year having just begun, 2017 already has us looking forward to a great number of new TV shows, each one seemingly better than the other. To help you better navigate your way through them, check out our top 8 new series that should definitely be on your watch list right now. These are some amazing shows to binge watch.
Watch If You Liked: Shadowhunters, Once Upon A Time…
From the director of The Fall and Mirror Mirror comes this newer, edgier, sexier rendition of the classic Wizard Of Oz tale. Set in the magical land of Oz, this NBC Wizard of Oz reimagining follows Dorothy Gale as she sets in motion a prophecy about a dangerous event known as The Beast Forever, setting herself up against the land’s mighty ruler, The Wizard. On her quest to meet him in Emerald City, Dorothy encounters many mysterious beings such as the witches, an amnesiac soldier, and a sheltered little boy. The show’s first season is currently running on NBC.
Watch If You Liked: Westworld, Game Of Thrones, Black Sails
In 1814, James Delaney, long believed to be dead, returns home to London from Africa to acquire his inheritance, only to find himself face to face with the most powerful trading organization of that era, the East India Company. In order to protect his father’s legacy, James must avoid his own death sentence and navigate across dangerous territories to build a shipping empire large enough to rival the East India Company. Although the show is brilliantly written and meticulously directed, its most attractive feature is, perhaps, the complex and intriguing main character, portrayed by Oscar nominee Tom Hardy. This is one show you don’t want to miss.
Watch If You Liked: Dead Story, The Magicians
Okay, so maybe you have heard of this one, but we couldn’t resist including it anyway. Reimaginings of popular stories seem to be the theme this year, with Riverdale leading the pack as a dark and eerie version of the Archie comic characters. Narrated by the amusing Jughead Jones (played by Cole Sprouse!), the plot follows the gang as they explore the strange occurrences that seem to be bubbling under the surface of Riverdale’s seemingly pleasant exterior.
Z: The Beginning Of Everything
Watch If You Liked: Downton Abbey
One of the most endearing love stories of all time has finally found its way to television. This show focuses on Zelda (played by Christina Ricci), a Southern Belle who falls in love with the then unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, and their passionately tragic love affair as the celebrity couple of their time. A woman years ahead of her time, Zelda must navigates her way through the wildly flamboyant world of the 20s plagued with alcoholism, adultery and dashed dreams, and find her own identity in the shadow of her famous husband.
Feud: Bette and Joan
Watch If You Liked: American Crime Story
Produced by the brilliant Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, American Crime Story), this anthology series explores some of history’s biggest conflicts. The first season shows Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon portraying Hollywood divas Joan Crawford and Bette Davis respectively, and follows their struggle as they team up to create the infamous film “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” The series beautifully captures the sexism and misogyny of this era as the two women learn the cost success and fame.
Watch If You Liked: Supernatural
American Gods, arguable the most popular novel written by fantasy author Neil Gaiman, explores an alternative America occupied by a number of traditional Gods from different mythological backgrounds. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con and recent widower, is discovered by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and hired to become his bodyguard, only to realize that his employer, and his employer’s friends, are much more than mere mortals. Shadow is then reluctantly thrust in the middle of a war fought between the Old Gods and the New Gods, and must decipher his own beliefs and secure his loyalties before it’s too late. This show is expected to air later this year.
Watch If You Liked: True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story
Midnight, Texas, after HBO’s True Blood series, is the second TV show based off of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling novels. This show is based in a town known for being a safe haven for people who don’t belong anywhere else, both immortal and human. The release date for the show hasn’t been revealed yet, but it is expected to air towards the end of this year. If you’re a fan of vampire fiction, you should definitely check this one out.
Big Little Lies
Watch If You Liked: The Good Wife, Imposters, Santa Clara Diet
Based in the best-selling book of the same name by Liane Moriarty, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), this series follows the lives of three young mothers whose lives deteriorate to the point of murder. This show has a deadly cast, with actresses Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman playing the three lead roles. Released on 19th Feb 2017, Big Little Lies is currently in its first season and has already garnered raving reviews compared to other TV shows.