Look, I don’t want to tell you what to do…but you should definitely follow my advice today.
I’m not a big fan of watching telly, so you’ll usually find me reading articles on my phone, watching a film (probably something Disney), writing a new piece of horror fiction or playing a game but recently there has been A LOT of good shows out there to pick up and watch.
Many of them are available via on demand services or on Netflix, but I thought I’d share my faves today. Here are the shows I’m currently glued to and recommend you giving a go too:
Watch on FOX
This horror series, created by Robert Kirkman (aka the writer of the Walking Dead), has only just started and I’m eager for the next episode already. It’s a series about demonic possession and the lead protagonist is your typical tortured soul – although he has very good reason to be. So far it’s set up the story, illustrated why he’s so shut off from the world and featured a super creepy kid to boot.
If you like to watch something shocking, a little grotesque and at the same time super intriguing then this is the show for you. Once a few more episodes have been aired I’ll put together a proper review, but I love it already. In fact, it’s so up my street I feel like it was basically made for me!
Watch on FOX
It’s hard to write a synopsis for this show without giving too much away, so I suggest you simply watch the trailer above and make your mind up yourself. All I can say is that if you enjoy suspense, gore and falling in love with characters only to tragically watch them die later, then this is the show for you. It’s got some big names in it (Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, Tobey Jones…) and was created by M. Night Shyamalan, so even if the trailer doesn’t convince you that just might.
The second season is about to air, but you can find the first season on demand.
Watch on Channel 5
I bloody love Gotham. I’ve written before about how I didn’t get on with the show initially but came back to it and now I’m hooked. It’s just such a great take on the Batman franchise, it’s gritty, dark but also has it’s really funny moments and feels like the perfect origins story set up for the characters. Whether you’re a DC or Marvel fan it doesn’t matter, Gotham doesn’t feel like a show based on a comic book – but it is fun to try and guess who a new character is meant to be!
Watch on Netflix
I’d heard good things about this show and when I spotted it on Netflix I added it to my list instantly. It’s a great show to dip in and out of, it’s mainly lighthearted but there is an underlying darker storyline that is starting to raise it’s head – especially in the last couple of episodes I’ve watched.
It’s another show based on a comic series which I find really exciting, I love that comics are becoming more of a mainstream form of entertainment and that the stories are being shared with a wider range of viewers. Some might argue that they should be kept close for the die hard fans but I don’t agree.
Basically Liv Moore is a medical student with a bright future, who ends up going to a party and getting infected with a zombie virus. To retain her humanity she must eat brains and takes on a job in the morgue to do so sneakily, but the brains she eats give her visions of the person’s deaths and so she ends up helping a homicide detective with his cases. It’s fun, smart and a great show to pop on when you need something to keep you entertained.
Watch on Netflix
I’ve written about Z Nation before and I’m desperate to watch the next season but it isn’t on Netflix yet. Be sure to go into it expecting the show to come across as a little ridiculous, it’s meant to be – it’s a Syfy show and was made by the guys who wrote Sharknado. It’s funny, pretty dark at times and highly addictive.
So, if you’re looking for something to watch when British summertime decides to grace us with an evening downpour (so, basically pretty much every day this week) I highly recommend you check these shows out.
Do you have any that you think should be added to the list?