What to Watch in 2015
As the final moments of the holiday season are upon us and many look to a month of cutting back, (food, booze, spending) it's the perfect time for sofa surfing and some serious binge watching on the old 'tele. Given your choices for fantastic TV viewing now and in the coming weeks, the sofa might be where you stay.
If you’re not already up to date with Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Walking Dead, The Fall, House of Cards, Homeland, Ray Donovan and The Newsroom (ok that one’s debatable) then stop reading now, put on your comfiest track pants and hunker down for some of the best TV of your life so far. When you come up for air, check out my list of new shows to watch out for in 2015.
Togetherness (HBO) – HBO does very little wrong. And this series on any other broadcaster would likely be so over-acted, over-produced and bad joke laden you would need a barf bag. But here family drama, stressed out parents getting more stressed out with twists and turns that come with life has all the makings of a good laugh.
Better Call Saul (AMC) – Probably the most highly anticipated new show of the year. Anyone who watched Breaking Bad would have loved the character of Saul, (Bob Odenkirk) the pathetic, sketchy, self-serving lawyer who provided endless comic relief. Better Call Saul is the prequel and with the lead role, I’m confident Saul can carry a show of his own.
12 Monkeys (SyFy) – A young man (Aaron Stanford) is sent from the post-apocalypic future to stop a deadly virus in its tracks as the survival of all of humanity hangs hangs by a thread. It’s a timely topic (Ebola has us all worried) that should have viewers on sofa’s edge.
Empire (FOX) – Nashville was a guilty pleasure which should have wrapped up after a couple of seasons – way too much cheese. Empire is similarly set in the world of the high stakes music industry with a hip hop mogul (Terrence Howard) trying to decide who will inherit his empire. In this case the series appears to have considerable edge and depth to become an addiction to brag about.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) – A comedy about a woman (Ellie Kemper) who has escaped from a cult. Written by Tina Fey. Need I say more? And I’m the toughest critic of all when it comes to what’s funny. (PS apparently Netflix has already ordered more seasons).
If you love TV, It’s going to be a very good year! (And please share your own suggestions for shows to watch, new or old.)