Watching television is like eating Nutella right out of the jar – you know too much of it is bad for you, but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing it. Also, it’s best done late at night when everyone has gone to sleep. While there are a lot of shows on-air to choose from, it’s too much of a chore zeroing in on the ones you might actually end up liking. To make it easier, here are our top picks for the TV shows you shouldn’t be missing for anything in 2016.
#LBBPicks: The 4 Most Anticipated Original TV Shows Of 2016
With the stellar success of Narcos, Netflix has realised that its majority English-speaking audience doesn’t have much of a problem with shows set in a foreign language. Marseille is an upcoming French political drama that follows the election of the Mayor in the iconic port city, and with the best of French television talent involved in the project, this is something we’re definitely looking out for.
When: May 5, 2016
A remake of the 1983 movie of the same name, Westworld is—in a nutshell—The Good, the Bad and the Ugly meets Ex Machina. With the likes of Jonathan Nolan (Christopher Nolan’s brother) and J.J. Abrams on the show’s roster, Westworld is already being touted as one of the grandest upcoming TV series of the year.
When: Late 2016
Preacher is the natural extension of comic book adaptations having dominated prime time the whole of last year, though don’t mistake it for a Daredevil or The Flash. Expected to be intensely violent and ridiculously hilarious, it’s the latest supernatural thriller/black comedy TV offering by Seth Rogan and his long time partner Evan Goldberg, and looking at the trailer…just watch it to know for yourself.
When: May, 2016
For those still suffering from a hangover over Donald Grover’s premature departure from Community, Atlanta promises some much needed relief. In probably the most anticipated comedy series of the year, Grover fills in the shoes of Earn; a struggling artist in Atlanta trying to make it in the big bad world of hip-hop.
We know that all these shows may not hit Indian television screens, but we’re sure you’ll find ways around that.