Escape the cold, dark days of January and fill those long evenings with one of this year’s most thrilling TV series. Whether you’re after political drama or edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, here are 8 TV shows to look forward to in the next 12 months.
Making a Murderer (Out Now, Netflix)
It’s the one that EVERYONE is talking about. Making a Murderer follows the adult life of Steven Avery, a man sentenced to 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Only a few years after finally proving his innocence Steven gets arrested again—this time for murder. This documentary is filmed through the most crucial ten years of this case, leading us to the present day. Guilty or innocent—what do you think?
Ripper Street—Season 4 (Out Now, Amazon Prime)
Although no longer on the BBC, Ripper Street returns for it’s fourth season this year. Featuring on Amazon Prime, this gripping drama, set shortly after the Jack The Ripper murders will have you glued to the sofa.
11.22.63 (Out Now, Amazon Prime)
The American thriller series 11.22.63 is based on the award-winning novel by Stephen King. A teacher — James Franco (unfortunately without Seth Rogan this time) — finds himself with the opportunity to travel back in time and aims to prevent the death of JFK., however gets attached to this life he creates for himself in the past.
New Girl —Season 5 (Out Now, FOX)
It’s the return of our favourite American roommates (okay, second favourite after FRIENDS). New Girl may not be an obvious choice but don’t get put off by the title. This TV series follows a trio of guys who happen to live with a woman who happens to be a slightly adorable yet infuriating character played by the ever-kooky Zooey Deschanel. Just try it and see.
Limitless (January 2016, Sky Living)
Loosely based on the blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless explores the idea of a brain-enhancing drug, which provides the user with superhuman-like abilities. The TV series also features Bradley Cooper as a US Senator and Jake McDornan, who is definitely one to watch.
Better Call Saul—Season 2 (16 February 2016, Netflix)
Season 2 of the Breaking Bad spin-off returns in Feb, following the life and lies of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. With Season 1 (still available on Netflix) receiving an 8.8 rating on the prestigious IMDB website, we hope season 2 delivers.
House of Cards—Season 4 (March 4th 2016, Sky Living)
Political intrigue, deception and drama, House of Cards is arguably one of the best TV shows of the last few years. Starring the award-winning Kevin Spacey, you’ll be hooked by the plot as you follow a complex web of revenge and deceit in the American version of the 90s TV series of the same name.
Rush Hour (31 March 2016, CBS)
Based on the 1998 action comedy franchise of the same name, Rush Hour follows a martial artist and strict Hong Kong detective and a laidback LA Cop who are forced to work together. From the creator of Scrubs and Cougar Town, this easy-watch comedy is bound to be a hit.