Something a little different. This month is very exciting for television viewers like me. HBO favorites come back and new shows debut all while my final exams and final papers become due. Here are the shows best suited to get viewer’s attention and keep it for more than a season.
Lip Sync Battle from Spike
When I first heard about Jimmy Fallon’s segment from the tonight show being turned into an actual program I wasn’t too excited. I think I might have groaned. However, the two episodes that have aired were really entertaining. The program keeps the spirit of Fallon’s show and the caliber of the guests as well. The show is co-hosted by L.L. Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. As long as the show keeps booking guests like The Rock and John Legend who bring humor and talent, the show will be good. Also seeing the preview for the next episode, it looks like it will be just fine.
Marvel’s Daredevil from Netflix
Daredevil is my most anticipated show this month. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe belonging to blockbuster hits like The Avengers and Iron Man, Marvel is looking to corner another medium: Netflix. The series is set in New York as the blind lawyer-turned-vigilante Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox. Joining Cox is True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll and big-screen actress Rosario Dawson. Daredevil is the first of five Netflix series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After Daredevil is A.k.a Jessica Jones with Krysten Ritter. I’m certain Daredevil will be renewed before it even premieres just like other Netflix hits, after all, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has already given it a score of 100%.
Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, and Mad Men
There is not much to say about Game of Thrones that hasn’t been said so far. Viewers should expect more twists, more death, and maybe some more awkward incest. Game of Thrones is also the reason HBO made a deal with Apple for direct streaming services. Orphan Black’s return seems to be highly anticipated. Audiences love the multiple award winning Tatiana Maslany as 16 different clones and counting. Mad Men starts its last part of its last season. The program has had a remarkable run, even if Jon Hamm never won a prime time Emmy.
These shows have the most promise this month. Also stay away from Syfy’s Olympus. It was a poorly executed attempt to steal some Game of Thrones audience and got a flat “F” from the AV Club.