I guess you’ve been noticing the ads on the biggest networks and streaming of new shows and seasons coming out this year. Of course it makes everyone curious (including me, I admit). So I have selected 10 tips on good shows which you can’t go wrong.

Plus, you can talk with your friends about them without taking the risk of coming across as having a lousy taste. Take a look!

Taboo

The show, which was released last January by FX (it’s a good idea to search for the first episodes online), caused a stir among the women due to the scenes featuring Tom Hardy, its main character, James Keziah Delaney.

The year is 1814, and James is an adventurer who has lived in Africa for a long time until he was left for dead. When he hears about his father’s death (and to get revenge), he returns to England – his native country – with 14 diamond stones he got illegally.

And more: as he refuses to sell his family business to the West India Company, James plans to build his own empire. Consequently, he duels between the two main nations at the time. It’s a nice show because it has lots of action and turnarounds.

The Young Pope

Expected on HBO in February, this miniseries is one of the most anticipated ones. It tells the story of Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), who is the first Italian-American – and youngest – Pope.

As you watch along, it becomes clear that Lenny was elected thanks to his mentor, the Cardinal Michael Spencer (James Cromwell), who, in fact, would have liked to have Lenny’s title. Along the plot, Pius XIII, as Lenny is known, will have to face intrigues inside the Church and that will put all his belief in God to the test.

Frontier

Created by Netflix in partnership with Discovery Channel Canada, it’s a story around the 1700s, a time when capitalism started to emerge. In the show, Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), is a former soldier who lost his wife and son because of Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong), a big shot at Hudson’s Bay.

An enterprise which, by the way, is not doing very well. In the past, it was the only enterprise that seized power in the trade of skin in North America. As time goes by, other companies start taking over. And that’s precisely then (the market dispute) that Declan will take revenge.

G.L.O.W.

glowConsidered by the critics to be in the comedy genre, created by Jenji Kohan – the same creator of Orange is the New Black –, it happens in the 80s and approaches women’s wrestling. That’s right! Totally based on true facts on a women’s wrestling league formed in Los Angeles.

The show tells the saga of an unemployed actress (Alison Brie) who notices the fights can make her famous in Hollywood and help her become a renowned professional. I know you’ll laugh a lot, after all, there’s a lot of color, wigs and funny situations.

Iron Fist

Equally a Netflix production, the story of Marvel’s hero is expected this March. The main character (who bears the name of the show) will be played by Loras Tyrell. Along the time, we will get to know the billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who is back in New York after being missed for several years.

When he gets to NY, the city is taken by corruption and he’ll have to face criminals using his Kung-fu skills and Iron Fist. Iron Fist is the last of four heroes participating in The Defenders (also a Netflix production). Other than him, it also features Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Star Trek: Discovery

This is for the lovers of the saga, whose last series (Enterprise) got canceled in 2005. The story, which started last January, brings brand new episodes with no connection whatsoever with the old concession or movies. That’s what I found so awesome about the show, which stimulates curiosity even more.

According to the info I found, the show will tell the story of what happened before the movies we see today, because a few of the characters known may return, opening the saga to more possibilities.

Six

The season already on tells the story of the Navy servicemen who receive the mission to end with the Taliban leader in Afghanistan. The show starts with the introduction of the leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Goggins). In the scene, he makes a quite questionable decision.

After two years, Rip is captured by Boko Haram, a militant of an Islamic movement. From there on, his old group should rescue him from the terrorists. The problem is that the order doesn’t work, since the militars find out that an American citizen is one of the Jihadist combatants with the terrorists.

New seasons

Now, I’ve also prepared a few tips on great shows and their new seasons this year. Take a look.

Vikings

Produced by History Channel, it shows the saga of explorers, merchants, warriors and Nordic corsairs. For the fifth season, the actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors and Dracula; movies Match Point and Mission: Impossible 3) is part of the cast.

However, there’s no much we know about his character. What I can say about it is that this new season will have many outcomes starting from the death of Ragnar Lothbrok.

Sense8

After the special episode, at the end of the year, many people were even more curious about its second season, which is already on. The spoilers I’ve found about it say that the eight sensitive people will get to know and learn even more about their skills. Just an example: they’ll be able to communicate as a group (awesome).

Besides, Whispers – the great villain from the first season – will remain a threat to them. And this is new: we’ll have new characters (good and bad ones). I love this show, so, I think it’s an excellent pick. Even more than Michael J. Straczynski, the creator of the show says he’s got material for three more seasons (Netflix just has to agree on it).

The Man in the High Castle

With no estimate date for its third season, the story is based on a book of the same title, by Philip K. Dick and created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), and takes time in an alternative version of the World War II.

In the story, America has been beaten and the world is split this way: the Greater Nazi Reich to the East, the Japanese Pacific States to the West, while the middle is the neutral space of Rocky Mountain States. Oppression takes over most citizens. And even faced with that, there’s a a hope: movies that seem to show a different world.

Prepare the Sofa

If you’re a TV show addict, you can arrange a whole weekend to watch one or two seasons. And if you got another suggestion, other than the ones I mentioned, please, let us know.


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