Ah, Fall! For most people, this is the perfect season to cozy up with their pumpkin spice lattes and knits. For me, it’s the perfect season to get ready for all the TV shows that are coming to my screen.
Here are some shows to binge-watch as a perfect way to end your 2017 because let’s face it, it’s been a crappy year.
Fall TV Shows to Look Out For:
1. “Mr. Robot”
Starring: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin
Not many shows leave such an impact as “Mr. Robot” did when it premiered in 2015. Elliott Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer, and world-class hacker, suffers from depression and social anxiety. He joins a ‘hacktivist’ group called fsecurity run by the anonymous and secretive Mr. Robot. Malek’s performance leaves you in awe and he was rightly the winner of several awards for Best Actor including the Emmy’s and Critic’s Choice.
Seasons 1-2 are available to watch on Amazon Prime and we suggest catching up soon because season 3 premiered Oct. 11.
2. “The Walking Dead”
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan
Cable television’s most-watched drama, this show’s intensity always manages to suck you right in. Set a few years in the future where a deadly virus has turned the whole world into zombies aka the walking dead, the show focuses on a group of survivors who band together in order to live through these dangerous times. “The Walking Dead” is packed with a lot of action, a lot of gore, and surprisingly, a helluva lot of emotion as well.
Seasons 1-7 are on Netflix. Season 8 premieres on Oct. 22 on AMC.
3. “Stranger Things”
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfard
When this sci-fi drama released in summer 2016, it caused quite the uproar and for a mighty good reason: the show is freakishly amazing! Set in the glorious 80’s in a town called Hawkins, Indiana, the show begins when a young boy named Will goes missing. This sets off quite a chain of supernatural events. “Stranger Things” won for Best Drama at the SAG Awards while Brown and Ryder have been nominated for their performances at various awards, including the Emmy’s and Golden Globes.
You can quickly binge-watch season 1 on Netflix. Season 2 drops on Oct. 27. Just in time for Halloween!
4. “Young Sheldon”
Starring: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan
Fans of the hit comedy CBS “The Big Bang Theory” will want to watch this new comedy. It’s a prequel of sorts because as the title suggests, it’s all about young Sheldon Cooper! Armitage perfectly plays the younger version, capturing all the quirky mannerisms of this character, played by Jim Parsons in the original. If you’re not into TBBT, don’t fret. Approach this show as a sweet comedy about an eccentric young genius from Texas, struggling to live up to his potential, while the rest of the world, besides his mother, considers him to be a weirdo.
The first episode of season 1 is available on CBS, the rest of the season will premiere Nov. 2.
Starring: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Emma Kenney
You haven’t seen a dysfunctional family like the Gallaghers. This comedy-drama, a remake of the British series of the same name, takes you on such a journey with Frank Gallagher, a drunkard, and his six children who have to take care of the family by themselves. The responsibility primarily lies with Fiona, the eldest child of the clan. The family dynamics feel so real and yet so funny, making this show a complete delight.
Seasons 1-7 are available on Netflix. Season 8 premieres Nov. 5 on Showtime.
6. “Search Party”
Starring: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, Meredith Hagner, John Early
It’s that easy to binge-watch all eight episodes of this dark comedy in one day because yes, it’s obviously funny, but it also has a very intriguing suspense story. The show is about Dory, who makes it her mission to find out what happened to Chantal, a college acquaintance of hers who goes missing. She gets her boyfriend and two close friends involved, butts heads with a private detective and narrows down a list of suspects to figure out who might be the culprit. The witty writing of the show comes to play in the finale when they not only resolve the mystery but smartly create a new one.
Season 1 is available on TBS, while season 2 will premiere Nov. 19.
7. “Marvel’s Runaways”
Starring: Gregg Sulkin, Annie Wersching, James Marsters, Rhenzy Feliz
For any fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this show is a gift from the superhero Gods. Based on the comic books of the same name, the 10-episode series will focus on a group of six teenagers with powers they inherited from their parents. All of them band together to form a new group to fight those same parents who are actually evil criminals known as Pride, something their children didn’t know for a very long time.
The highly anticipated season 1 premieres on Hulu on Nov. 21.
8. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”
Starring: Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge
Another big Marvel outing, “Agents of SHIELD” has successfully tied in with the MCU because the show managed to get Agent Phil Coulson (Gregg) from the movies as the main lead. The ABC drama focuses on the new team he’s built as the director of SHIELD and their adventures, including a lot of interpersonal romance and twists. Other movie characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill also make appearances on the show.
Seasons 1-4 are available on Netflix. Season 5 premieres Dec. 1 on ABC.
9. “The Crown”
Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Vanessa Kirby
If you love British royalty, this award-winning drama is going to be your new best friend. This incredibly captivating show focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season spans from 1947-1955, beginning on her wedding day. Besides the stellar acting by the entire cast, the show works because it takes a deep dive into the Queen’s life, showing the audience intricate details about her rule.
Catch up with season 1 on Netflix. Season 2 drops on the streaming giant on Dec. 8.