At this point, it’s a cliché to complain that there’s too much television and not enough time to watch it all. But the fact that it’s a cliché doesn’t make it any less true. The stories about how overwhelming this era of “peak TV” feels began years ago, and the number of shows in production has only continued to increase. But what really hammers the point home isn’t the growing list of everything we watch in a year, but the even longer list of everything we’ve been meaning to get around to. It’s impossible to even keep up with the existence of all the new shows, let alone actually watch them. Even as someone who literally spends two-thirds of the day in front of a TV, and obsessively tracks premiere dates on three separate calendars, I’ve still been caught off guard when logging onto Netflix and seeing a trailer for the second season of a show I’d never heard of. (Sick Note has been duly noted; I’ll get … [Read more...] about The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018
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Series premieres slow down as the broadcast networks move into the November sweeps period, favoring new episodes over new shows for most of the month. But this is November 2018 we’re talking about, so the streaming services are still pumping fresh content into your feeds, beginning with the Amazon thriller that drops an Oscar winner into the jittery compositions of a Peak TV maverick. And going hand in hand with the paranoia of Homecoming and the final season of House Of Cards, there’s a spate of political documentaries looking to channel some of that midterm electricity; how things play out on November 6 might determine how willing you are to delve back into Watergate, Bill Clinton’s impeachment, or the long-standing tension between the FBI and the White House. Which is to say, please take a break from watching all of this TV and vote. November 2 Homecoming (Amazon) Julia Roberts makes her first foray into episodic TV in this stylistic thriller, based on the Gimlet … [Read more...] about What new shows are premiering in November 2018?
As Apple continues to work on producing a slate of original programming that’s decidedly PG in tone, CNBC reports that the upcoming content will be made available for free to customers who own Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. The free shows will be offered alongside optional add-on subscriptions to streaming services like HBO Now and Starz in a revamped TV app, according to the report. Apple’s plan to copy Amazon’s Prime Channels model was reported by Bloomberg back in May. What’s new here is the news that the company’s own programming will be offered at no cost inside the overhauled TV app — which is available on iOS and Apple TV — when it is unveiled “early next year.” Apple has been pumping money into a yet-to-debut catalog of original TV shows and movies as it seeks to compete more directly with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. My colleague Andrew Liptak went over some of it back in June: Apple has … [Read more...] about Apple’s original TV shows will reportedly be free for people who own its devices
Television comes back with a vengeance this month, as the start of the traditional broadcast season syncs up with the never-ending deluge of fresh content from streaming services and cable channels. With that in mind, The A.V. Club is breaking down its usual fall TV preview into monthly installments; we’ll be back in October and November with a rundown of those month’s premieres. And stay tuned next week for the staff’s picks for the fall debuts and returning favorites that we’re most excited for. September 4 Mayans M.C. (FX, 10 p.m.) Gas up your hogs, because Kurt Sutter is taking another trip into outlaw territory with Mayans M.C., the Sons Of Anarchy spin-off he co-created with Little Birds writer Elgin James. The sprawling drama fits seamlessly into the SOA template, complete with a conflicted central figure. East Los High breakout J.D. Pardo plays EZ Reyes, who, like Son Of Anarchy Jax Teller, finds himself irresistibly drawn to his show’s titular … [Read more...] about Mayans, Maniac, Murphy Brown and all the new shows to watch in September
Right, this is gonna be fun! We’re entering another season of television, and with it comes the excitement of seeing our favorite characters return, while also the strange thrill of experiencing other shows for the first time. There are a lot of shows on the horizon, so to make it easier for you, we’ve compiled all the information you’ll need to help you figure out what to watch, what to skip, and what you can throw on in the background when you’re cleaning the house. This is the last of our 2018 Fall Previews. In case you missed the others they can be found below! Returning Shows Marvel’s Iron Fist Premieres: Friday, September 7 on Netflix The first season of Iron Fist was a massive disappointment to many of us, but things are looking more promising for the sophomore season. Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is hitting the streets to stop crime and evildoers as the Immortal Iron Fist, but a threat that’s all-too-close to home arrives in the form of Davos … [Read more...] about All the New and Returning Shows Coming to TV This Fall