If you hate getting to the end of a show’s season and having to wait a long time for the next one, we totally feel you! Months-long season breaks can feel like years with stressful cliffhangers and unsolved plots.
Like seriously, what happens to our favorite law firm now that Jessica Pearson left? Will Pablo Escobar’s death pave way for the fall of the Medellin Cartel? And… what happened to Barb?!
Luckily though, just like movies, television series keep coming. So try not to fret if a show you watch is on break. There are a number of series out there that you will never run out of shows to see!
And to help you out, The Jungle Post listed some of the relatively new t.v. series worth spending your time on!
1. A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Released just last week, the show warns that if you are into happy endings, then this is not something you should watch.
But while the fate of the Baudelaire children may be depressing, Netflix’s own take on this Lemony Snicket classic tale is actually entertaining it is not possible to look away from it – from the highly-catchy theme song and little jokes to the surprisingly-adorable characters (not to mention, the talented Neil Patrick Harris stars as the evil Count Olaf!).
2. The OA
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Do you like mind-boggling stories that contain mystery? Then you better check out The OA. This show is being compared to Stranger Things. For one, both involve a young woman breaking free from an experiment she is a subject of.
However, The OA is like a mature version of Stranger Things, so to speak. It builds up on an interesting premise – a girl returning home with mysterious abilities seven years after vanishing – then offers intriguing storylines that will leave viewers astonished and, well, with questions. The OA is one of those series that you would want to binge-watch.
3. The Crown
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God save this show! The Crown is hands down one of the best Netflix shows right now. This drama offers a bit of a history lesson as it looks into the life of the British Royals. It is not a shock that it took home the Best Television Drama award in the 2017 Golden Globes, beating the ever-popular Game of Thrones, while Claire Foy who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the show won Best Actress in a TV Drama.
Foy was a revelation! Another notable cast member is Matt Smith who is best known for his role in Doctor Who, which is very different from his character in The Crown. Smith here is Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, who is rather struggling to cope with the attention his wife’s been getting. From time-travelling doctor to the Duke of Edinburgh, Smith plays a somewhat complicated role in The Crown so his acting skills are really showcased here.
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HBO’s reboot of the 1973 Michael Crichton-directed film Westworld may be right up there with Game Of Thrones. This show surely appeals to fans of science fiction and fantasy, with plotlines and effects that will keep you at the edge of your seats.
Westworld tells about a futuristic theme park of the same name which allows guests to live out their fantasies. This one is ambitious yet visually-stunning and promising.
5. Designated Survivor
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Here’s another drama on American political arena. In this gripping thriller which is likened to 24, The West Wing, and House of Cards, Kiefer Sutherland stars as a low-level official who becomes the leader of the United States after a deadly attack on Washington. Designated Survivor though does not only explore political power but it also has a family component as Sutherland’s character, Tom Kirkman, struggles to protect his family as they face a position they did not sign up for.
6. Black Mirror
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This may not be as new as the rest of the shows in this list, but if you haven’t seen Black Mirror, you are missing out! This British series is an important and satirical anthology that taps into the dark side of modern technology and culture. We are telling you: Black Mirror is rather disturbing but viewers who enjoy eye-opening stories may like this one. Interested? Watch at your own risk. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
7. Luke Cage
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has not only been releasing hit after hit in the movie scene, but in the small screen as well. While Marvel fans await the third season of Daredevil and the second season of Jessica Jones, they got another treat late last year when Marvel released Luke Cage, the third in its Defenders television series.
We got a glimpse of Cage in Jessica Jones and thankfully, he has his own series where we get to know him more. Just like Jones, Cage – a man who possesses super strength and unbreakable skin – is not the typical superhero and his story is not the typical superhero story. He is not trying to save mankind from a villain who wants to destroy humanity and take over the world. Cage, as we know, is more lowkey, standing up for his community against powerful men taking advantage of their authority.
8. The Get Down
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Music plus drama (and surprisingly, martial arts!) are put together in this coming-of-age show. Set in the time when disco was dying and hiphop is emerging, The Get Down follows the story of a group of young people in the Bronx trying to chase their dreams amid struggles brought by racism and politics.
If you enjoy Empire, you will probably like this one too. Basically an ode to 70s music scene, it features refreshing cast and beautiful tunes although it gets a bit cheesy at times.
9. This Is Us
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If you want to torture yourself and become an emotional wreck, watch This Is Us. The show follows the story of an ensemble of characters who share the same birthday and whose lives intertwine. The series is not purely drama because it contains a touch of humor. Nonetheless, we dare you not to ugly cry because of this show! (Frances Gutierrez)