7 TV Shows You Need To Watch This Year

2017 is seriously shaping up to be a standout year, both in film and for TV series.

This weekend, Thrillist has been killing it with some listicles they’ve put together. Earlier, I posted all of the Netflix original shows that will be released this year.

Today, Thrillist released 28 New Shows We’ll Definitely Be Watching This Year. This one covers shows that will be on Netflix as well as other networks.

If I were you, I’d click the link and read the full article. For now, I’ve put together a smaller list of the top 7 TV Series I think our PCPB followers will be interested in.

Do me a favor and leave a comment below on what you’ll be watching. We’ll get all the news about your choice that we can so we can keep you in the loop at all times.

Enjoy.

Taboo

January 10 – FX. Tom Hardy brings his rugged good looks to FX with this intriguing new special. I’ve watched the first two episodes already and can tell you I’m hooked. Actually, I was hooked after the first 30 mins of the pilot episode.

Set in 19th-century London, Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney, the son of a shipping magnate. Delaney returns to London after a long absence to find his father has passed, his sister hates him, and the East India company is scheming to steal his late father’s holdings.

That’s all there is about the plot for now. But, the show is filmed in a dark and gritty style illustrating just how dirty and unkempt real life was back then. Be ready to focus on this one as Hardy pretty much whispers the whole time.

Frontier

January 20 -Netflix.  Jason Momoa is hot property right now. He’s still worshipped as THE Khal. And unless you’ve been under a rock you also know Justice League and Aquaman are coming soon (but not soon enough).  Last, he’s starring in the remake of The Crow and a handful of other smaller productions. Dude’s busy.  

And somehow, in between all of that, he’s found time for this period piece/series centered around North America and the fur trade in the 18th-century. Thrillist says, “Think The Revenant starring Khal Drogo.”

Powerless

February 2 – NBC. I caught the preview for this one while catching up on another underrated NBC show, Superstore. This one stars three of my favorites; Vanessa Hudgeons, Dani Pudi, and the great Alan Tudyk.

All of them are well known enough, so I won’t run down their acting credits. The premise of this show sounds really cool. And the preview prompted me to immediately set my DVR to record all episodes.

This is an actual comedy from DC Comics! It stars Hudgeons as the head of Research and Development for Wayne Enterprises (yes…THAT Wayne Enterprises). The catch is, Hudgeons and crew are tasked with developing products that protect innocent bystanders from collateral damage from the heroes and villains.

Legion

February 8 – FX. The only thing I know about the Marvel and X-Men universe is what I’ve seen in movies. Luckily we’ve got an awesome Comics section here on PCPB.

Since I know nothing, I’m looking forward to watching this one. When the show previews started airing in late 2016 a lot of my comic book reading buddies pretty much flipped out. This caused me to get excited due to proximity. Also, Aubrey Plaza is in it, and she makes me happy in certain ways that I won’t go into here.

Dan Stevens plays the titular character. All I know about this one is that Legion is a very powerful Mutant who’s slowly losing his mind. Not much to go on. Luckily, I can show you the trailer.

Marvel’s Iron Fist

March 17 – Netflix. Netflix doesn’t want you to watch any other network this year. They’ll continue to stack the odds in their favor and make sure that happens when they release Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist.

It’s recommended you catch up on Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil so you can spot all the Easter eggs in this one. I see this one inspiring many Halloween costumes/tattoos.

Twin Peaks

May 21 – Showtime. I was never a big Twin Peaks fan. But, from what I’ve learned about it recently, I think I’ll have to go back and watch the original series. I knew it was a big deal when a whole episode of Psych was dedicated to parodying it.

It’s been 20 years since the original and show-runner David Lynch has kept as much under wraps as possible. With the expected cast and Lynch in the driver’s seat, I think we can expect this one to live up to the TV series’ reputation.

G.L.O.W.

TBD – Netflix. Yup. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I have no idea what to say about this one except Alison Brie is in it, and it’s created by Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black).

Brie plays a struggling actress trying to make it in the G.L.O.W. world. If there’s anything else, you need to know, set aside 3:15 for what could be the most amazing 80s video you’ve ever seen.

 

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