Winter has just begun, and for many, that means one thing: the dawn of a new television season. Long awaited new shows will finally be airing, popular shows will be returning with new episodes, and older shows will reach their season finales. With such a long list of programs to watch, here are three that shouldn’t be missed.
Better Call Saul
This spin-off of the extremely popular show Breaking Bad will tell the story of criminal defense lawyer Saul Goodman. The first episode will premiere on February 8. The series is set in the late 1990’s, before Saul met Walter White or Jesse Pinkman, the main characters of Breaking Bad. It will be difficult to live up to the success and critical acclaim of Breaking Bad, but creator Vince Gilligan and his team of writers rarely fail to surprise. If its predecessor is anything to judge by, Better Call Saul should be intense, eccentric, and engaging.
This Marvel-licensed mini-series, set in the same universe as films such as Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, follows Peggy Carter, an agent working for a secret government organization in 1949. Peggy gets to know Jarvis, her boss’s butler, who develops into her colleague. The series began on January 6 and will run for 8 episodes. Only 3 episodes have aired so far, but each one of them has been better than the last.
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The fourth season of this popular horror series will conclude on January 21st. This season is set in 1958, and focuses on a freak show that has pitched its tent on the outskirts of Jupiter, Florida. Every night, the citizens of Jupiter come to watch, delighted and disgusted, as the “freaks” perform for them. Life is far from ideal for the group, but things go from bad to worse when a murderous clown begins haunting the show. Filled with plot twists and disturbing visuals, Freak Show has been utterly engaging since its very first episode.