Back in the day, fall was the only season with fresh television offering. We’d have to wait a full year to get new and exciting content from the TV powers-that-be (I’m not counting summertime game shows…) But it’s 2017, y’all and new shows crop up all-day, everyday. We’re living in the Peak TV era!
This month has already had a bushel full of great boob-tube offerings and we still have weeks until May arrives. Here are some of the shows I’m looking forward to in the second-half of April:
The first two seasons of Fargo on FX have been some of my favorite TV experiences of the past several years. Clever and darkly humorous, the show captures the sinister tone of the classic film, but manages to create an intricately connected universe filled with assorted characters teetering on both sides of the law. It’s a must-see.
Another of my favorite shows is back in April: Silicon Valley. Mike Judge, creator of the show, is a comedic genius – he’s the mind behind Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill, Office Space and Idiocracy. Silicon Valley‘s bitingly satirical take on the tech industry gives me enough second-hand embarrassment to last a lifetime, yet I can’t wait to see what the guys who programmed Pied Piper have up their sleeves this year.
This adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel is one of the best-reviewed TV shows of 2017. The story of Offred and her struggle to survive in a dystopic version of America in the not-so-distant future looks bleak and terrifying. I was deeply affected by the novel when I read it years ago, and this show promises to be as chilling and tense as its source material.
Another adaptation of a beloved novel, this time fantasy and science fiction master Neil Gaimen, American Gods takes us to a universe dotted with gods and mythological creatures. Their strength is fueled by human belief and with humanity’s changing attitudes, so go the gods. American Gods has a stellar cast and looks sumptuous – it’s also from the mind of Bryan Fuller, the mind behind cult-TV shows Pushing Daisies and Hannibal.
And these are just the shows I’m MOST excited about! I’m looking forward to so many more, but I don’t have all day.
Because Peak TV.
What spring TV shows are getting you excited?