When the world seems like one never-ending garbage fire that is reignited with each news cycle, we thank Joe Pera for this bite-sized gem. Pera, in the fictionalized guise as mild-mannered choir teacher Joe Pera, speaks in a halting monotone to explain the little everyday wonders we should celebrate like iron and breakfast. Clocking in at only 10 minutes, it’s well worth checking out to kick off your week with a smile.
In its third season, the badass action series continues the adventures of Sunny (Daniel Wu), Bajie (Nick Frost), the Widow (Emily Beecham), and more in a post-apocalyptic future in which power struggles and amazing martial arts fight sequences take place on the daily.
While some said that “Three Days of the Condor” shouldn’t be redone for TV, Audience Network disagreed, and the result is actually pretty damn good. Max Irons takes over for Robert Redford in this solid spy story that updates the right elements without tarnishing old treasures.
This series set in the world of publishing manages to be au courant to address the personal and professional issues that Millennial career women are facing today with optimism, humor, and heartwarming power of friendship. Jane (Katie Stevens) writes stories about strong women who uplift women, Kat (Aisha Dee) is a social media expert who knows how to speak to the digital audience, and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) has a killer eye for fashion.
Ryan Murphy’s enticing LGBTQ series set in the world of the ‘80s ball culture is as glamorous as it is heartwarming. Though the core stories are surprisingly conventional, theFX series — featuring the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles — uses that familiarity to its advantage.
The new season of FXX’s animated comedy is set on a sun-drenched island in the South Pacific where Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is an independent airline pilot working for a company sponsored by his mother, Malory (Jessica Walter), who also owns the hotel he sleeps in. New credits, theme song, and a talking macaw are just a few of the more colorful ways the series revamped its already fun formula.
Adam McKay’s big business drama looks at what happens when the Roy family – who controls one of the biggest global media and entertainment conglomerates – as they contemplate what happens next when their aging father begins to step back from the company. Alternatingly anxiety-inducing and hysterical, the series steadily develops into black comedy gold. The series stars Brian Cox, Alan Ruck, Kieran Culkin, and Matthew Macfadyen in a brilliant and bizarre comic turn.
The horrifying, Emmy-winning series is back to reflect a society that isn’t too far from our own. This season deals with the aftermath of learning that handmaid June (Elisabeth Moss) is pregnant, which gives her some power but also leaves her more vulnerable than ever.
Hank Azaria is Jim Brockmire, a substance-adoring, golden-voiced pinnacle of play-by-play debauchery, and in Season 2 shifts to take the man out of the booth to examine the person underneath the drug-induced anecdotes. “Brockmire” has always been able to deliver some of the best jokes around (wait until you get to hear Azaria luxuriate inside a Roberto Benigni one-liner), but now one of the funniest shows on TV is becoming one of its most thoughtful.
Former hostage negotiator Mara (Sarah Shahi) is recruited to help a company behind Reverie, an advanced and immersive program that allows users to live out their wildest dreams in virtual reality. Unfortunately, it appears that some people are far happier in Reverie than they are in the real world, leading their physical bodies to lapse into comas. It’s up to Mara to enter their reverie and convince them to return to reality. The series also stars Dennis
One of Netflix’s longest-running comedies, the story of a young woman (Ellie Kemper) rebuilding her life after 15 years underground as the prisoner of a cult leader has been rich with absurdity from the beginning. And as Kimmy’s world has gotten bigger, the characters who surround her have only gotten stranger over the seasons.
The past two “Billions” finales built toward big confrontations between Chuck Rhodes (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). But Season 3 saw a softening of the opponents, much like the series itself has softened. Turning showy bombast into gleeful fun, the Showtime drama has developed into a thoroughly entertaining hour of television with well-constructed twists, intense personal vendettas, and more than a few winks to the audience along the way.
In its third (and final) season, the vast and ambitious sci-fi series set in the 23rd century picks up from the suspenseful Season 2 finale. Earth, Mars, and The Belt are at war, and the survival of the solar system is at risk.
In this wickedly addictive comedy, Niecy Nash is Desna, a nail salon owner who falls into money laundering for the various organized crime forces in Manatee County, Florida. Mixing dark humor, high nail art, and unexpected shifts in power, the series is an exciting and surprisingly subversive ride for summer. Also stars Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, and Jenn Lyon as Desna’s nail artisans and partners in crime.
Executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, the story of a family fighting to survive a world under alien rule has far more grit than hope. The Bowmans are living in the woods, and an ever-present threat of alien invaders with people-killing technology remains as advanced and terrifying as ever.
Henry (Maddie Hasson) is a high schooler whose life changes when a classroom seizure brings on the unexpected ability to teleport. Examining personal trauma and supernatural abilities without conflating the two, Hasson anchors a solid start to an expansive TV world.