2015 was a busy year for TV! And 2016 has shown no signs of slowing down! Here are 7 series that you may have missed, that you should definitely make the time to watch!
James Franco, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King team-up for this science-fiction thriller set in the 1960’s. Franco plays a recently divorced teacher who is given a chance to travel back to 1960’s Texas and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Franco has earned praise and acclaim for his portrayal of Jake Epping, with the show evoking a moody and supernatural atmosphere. Currently airing on DSTV and available on Catch-up.
With a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, Mr Robot is perhaps one of the biggest hits of 2015. The story follows Elliot Alderson – played by an outstanding Rami Malek – as he tries to cope with his social anxieties and depression by using his skills as a hacker to change the world. Mr Robot highlights the ever increasing isolation that many people face despite the increasing spread and reach of social media. Thought-provoking and powerful, Mr Robot is a must-watch. Currently available on DSTV Catch-up.
Better Call Saul:
A spin-off prequel to the critically-acclaimed Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul takes place 6 years before the events of Breaking Bad, and follows small-time scam artist turned lawyer James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the criminal world. Fans of Breaking Bad will enjoy this dark character study of the man that will become Saul Goodman. Currently available on Netflix.
This Netflix-produced series follows the rise of Pablo Escobar and his powerful Medellin Cartel in the 1970’s. Fast-pacing and solid acting will draw you in as Escobar expands his black market smuggling ring into one of the largest drug cartels in history with his reach running from Colombia all the way to the United States. Currently available on Netflix.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel:
An adaptation of the debut novel by Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a rich period piece set in the midst of England during the Napoleonic Wars. Amazing sets and stunning costumes with a pair of quarrelsome lead protagonists sets the tone for an enjoyable series about the alternate history of England, an England where magic is widely acknowledged but rarely used. Currently airing on DSTV and available on BBC iPlayer.
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully return for a 6-part miniseries that sees the X-Files re-opened as the pair of FBI agents investigate strange, and possibly paranormal events. Aliens, humans with extraordinary abilities, Mulder’s fumbling and Scully’s ever diminishing skepticism mark a welcome return of a much-loved franchise. Currently available on DSTV Catch-up.
A return to form for SyFy channel, The Expanse shows the viewer a far-flung future where humanity has colonized the entirety of the solar system. The story stretches from Earth all the way to Jupiter’s moons as the protagonists unravel a conspiracy that will have far-reaching implications for the human race. Available to stream on SyFy.com.
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