From vampire kings to hilarious hospital hijinks, here are some great new and returning shows for you to check out this chilly winter season
Well, the holidays are gone, the menorahs and Christmas ornaments are back in their boxes, the New Years Eve hangovers are (mostly) gone.
What's left. Winter. Months and months of cold, with an interruption for Valentines Day, which everyone kind of hates. Well screw that. Call in sick, wrap yourself up in your comfiest blankets, and binge watch something new!
Here are some recommendations that we TOTALLY didn't steal from the nypost.
Little Fires Everywhere
Secrets and lies! High drama! Oh man, and Reese Witherspoon and Karry Washington! You know one of them is gonna get slapped by someone wearing a cocktail dress.
Visible: Out on Television
A documentary series on Apple+ that will explore LGBTQ+ representation on television, with appearances by Janet Mock, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Waithe, Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres and more.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Another Apple+ exclusive, this one was created by stars Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney as a video game designer at the head of a department of misfits. I like Alwas Sunny and I also worked in the video game industry, so I'm interested in this one.
Shrill season 2
Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant returns to her show about the joys and struggled of life as an overweight woman. The first season was one of the big surprises of 2019 and fans are ready to return to Bryant's world.
Sex Education season 2
Another surprise hit of 20whatever, this show is about an awkward teenage boy (Asa Butterfield) who inadvertantly becomes a sex educator to his classmates after repeating the advice his sex educator mother (Gillian Anderson) passed down to her. It's a cute coming-of-age story and we can't wait for season two.
This Apple+ show by Big Sick creator and husband-and-wife team of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon is an anthology story about immigrants in America.
The legendary 1995 novel by Nick Hornsby, which had been adapted in 2000 by John Cusack, is getting a gender-swapped television show starring Zoë Kravitz as a record store owner in Brooklyn who tries to find the reason for her failed relationships. It's coming just in time for Valentine's Day on Hulu.
Wyatt Russell stars as misfit former surfer who winds up a member of a wacky fraternal order. A cult favorite that unfortunately lasted only two seasons, it will be coming to Hulu in January.
A spinoff from the incredibly weird Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital, this show follows two American doctors (Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel) who discover a world-threatening virus while stationed at a pediatric hospital in Brazil.
As a renowned vampire apologist, I'll watch anything Dracula and this BBC three-episode miniseries is right up my alley. Danish actor Claes Bang stars as the titular vampire and it looks like a big fancy scare-athon.
America’s National Parks
For those of you who like to "relax" while watching beautiful footage of nature (any some of you know what I mean by that) then Disney+ has made a show featuring beautiful footage of America's natural splendor.
The Simpsons Hank Azaria stars in this irreverent IFC show as Jim Brockmire, an alcoholic sports broadcaster fired for an on-air tirade against his unfaithful wife. The show follows him a decade later as he rebuilds his life in a small town.