This is an opinions article, and it is my opinion that you should watch these TV shows. These things can work like that, right? Anyway, pilot season is quickly approaching in May, but before a new round of shows starts up, here are a couple that you should take some time to invest in. Also, I’ve heard that you guys need something to watch besides “The Office.”
First up, a Netflix original and binge-worthy dark comedy: “Santa Clarita Diet.” This show stars 90s scream queen Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a husband and wife realty team. They’re a little different, however, since Barrymore somehow mysteriously died and then developed a taste for human flesh. The show follows them as they work through her undead transformation, killing people and trying their best to cover it up while wrestling with the morality of their actions.
Next, if you like sci-fi and futuristic dystopias, check out “Altered Carbon.” This show is set in a future where people’s consciousness can be uploaded into “stacks,” or microchips in the backs of their heads. Stacks can be placed into different “sleeves,” or bodies, which essentially gives the rich immortality and freedom to be as reckless as they please. The show follows Takeshi Kovacs, an agent of the rebellion brought back to help solve the murder of one of the elites.
Are you into comedies but want to step away from “The Office” after that previous persuasive opinion article? Then you should check out “The I.T. Crowd.” It’s sort of like a British version of “The Office,” even though that already technically exists. The show follows the I.T. department at a large corporation as they go through their daily lives and workdays. Moss is like Dwight, but better, and it’s seriously one of the funniest shows on Netflix. Plus, those accents seem to make everything funnier, but also smarter?
If you want to watch one of maybe the weirdest shows to ever exist, you should check out “Twin Peaks” on Netflix. The show follows an FBI agent as he solves the murder of a popular teenager in a sleepy Pacific Northwestern town, but there is much more to the town than meets the eye. The characters are super weird, and the plot takes twists and turns that you will never see coming. And it gets genuinely spooky. If you want to be in on some weird niche 90s TV that has a solid plot and interesting characters, check it out.
Lastly, if there are still people on this earth that haven’t watched the slice of heaven that is “The Great British Baking Show,” get on it. It is pure bliss to watch a dozen British people baking together in a tent, nicely passing around ingredients and sharing refrigerator space. Not only are the contestants truly pleasant humans, but the queen herself, Mary Berry, is one of the judges, and I dare you not to fall in love with this show when you hear her earnestly say “soggy bottom” for the first time.
I hope you all try at least one of these shows and branch to explore stories unknown. Or just watch “The Office,” I have no stake in this.