Everything usually comes to an end, but do you know what doesn’t? TV! If your favourite show ends, there’s usually a million more programs that’ll pop up to help chug those hours along. Yep, we’re living in the golden age of television right now, so it can probably get a little overwhelming trying to decide on what to watch. Well lucky for you, I have way too much time on my hands and have watched almost everything, so here are my top 5 shows currently on the air:
1. Sharp Objects
Ever heard that old saying “You can’t go home again”? Sharp Objects explores that saying with some spellbinding, yet horrifying results. Camille (played by Amy Adams), a journalist in recovery, returns to her small hometown of Windgap, Missouri to investigate two grisly murders, while also confronting her inner trauma with her estranged mother (Patricia Clarkson). Sharp Objects deals with intense topics of addiction and abuse, but the dream-like way the show is filmed and edited puts the viewer through a gorgeous ride. With incredible acting and an intriguing murder mystery, this show is one of my top picks for 2018.
Available on: HBO
Women kick butt. That’s a given, but watch them kick even more butt than usual in Glow, who’s second season just got released on Netflix. Based on a true story, the show follow the ragtag group of diverse ladies who form the television show G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling). The show is mostly a comedy that dives in more mature subjects later on, but is still an absolute blast to watch. These women form a real family and work together to make their campy TV show a reality.
Available on: Netflix
3. Killing Eve
Remember Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy? Well now she’s a badass spy who’s on the hunt for a crazed Russian assassin. Yep, Sandra Oh owns the role of Eve, a bored MI5 agent in London who becomes obsessed with Villanelle (Jodie Comer), a psychopath who taunts Eve with every kill she makes. Killing Eve strikes a perfect balance of action, mystery, comedy and suspense, all while exploring the unique and unusual relationship between the two women.
Available on: BBC, iTunes
4. The Good Fight
This spinoff of the hit show The Good Wife has only been out for two seasons, and it’s already giving it’s predecessor a run for its money. Following powerhouse lawyer Diane Lockheart (legend Christine Baranski) after getting conned out of her retirement fund, The Good Fight tackles very real court issues in the age of Trump. Each episode focuses on a case that has startling similarities to real headlines, and the show addresses them with a smart and nuanced script.
Available on: CBS All Access
LIVE. WORK. POOOOOSE!!! Set in the world of 1980s New York, Pose centres on the underground ball culture, a haven for many LGBTQ people of colour. We’re quickly introduced to Blanca (MJ Rodriguez), a young trans woman who starts her own “house” to provide a home for several young queer kids. Pose doesn’t shy away from the horrors that queer people of colour faced in the 80s, from transphobia to the AIDS crisis, but the familial love the characters have for each other is inspiring to see. There’s no other show like it, and it’s exactly why you should tune in. Also the outfits and dancing are amazing.
Available on: FX, iTunes
What shows are you loving that I missed? Let us know!