Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blogmas Day 5: Favourite TV Shows of 2017

In today's edition of Blogmas, I bring to you my favourite TV shows of 2017! So, in no particular order, here they are:

1. Stranger Things Season 2

Stranger Things Season 2 was, easily, one of my most anticipated shows of 2017! I have done a detailed review of the second season here, so go check that out if you want to. Basically, loved the second season! If you haven't seen it yet, go, go, go! Watch it!  

2. Master of None Season 2

Master of None is such a wonderful, wonderful show that is full of heartwarming, thought-provoking people and topics! This season (Season 2) was just so, so, so amazing, well-written, well-directed, well-performed and just so much fun! Can't wait for more of this show! 

3. Slasher: Guilty Party

Slasher is a Canadian-American anthology 'slasher' series. It is all bloody, gory, high body count show- true to its genre- which also has a murder mystery at the heart of it. The Second Season was on Netflix this year and it was set in an isolated cabin in the woods in the middle of winter! Perfect setting (NOT!) for a crazy killer to creatively butcher his/her victims to death. A very nicely done season with a good storyline, interesting characters and fast-paced action. 

4. Unforgotten Series 2

Unforgotten is an ITV crime series, which is focused on solving cold cases. Series 1 was fantastic and, unlike a lot of shows that have a great first season and a disappointing second season, Unforgotten's second series was as good (or maybe even better) than the first season! The characters are great, performances are fantastic, it has a diverse cast, the cold case this season was fantastic! Highly, highly recommend this show! 

5. Big Little Lies

I read the book in 2015 and reviewed it here. The book was a mixed bag for me. I got into it thinking of it as a suburban murder mystery of sorts- which it isn't- and so, there were some things that were disappointing to me. I was curious to watch the TV adaptation, which had big names like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley etc. The TV show did not disappoint. The big and little lies in the lives of the school mums, the raw and brutal look at domestic violence and, finally, at sisterhood. Good stuff! 

6. Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling & Silkworm 

My sister and I quite enjoy the Cormoran Strike books by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) and were stoked when we learnt that all 3 books were being made into TV series! The Cuckoo's Calling (book review) and The Silkworm (book review) were fantastic episodes and we can't wait for Career of Evil  (book review) next year! 

7. Death in Paradise

We love Death in Paradise. It is such a fun detective series- with good cases too! The characters are just so likeable and the Caribbean island where the show is based in is just gorgeous! This is truly one of those shows that instantly takes away our January blues every year! It's on Netflix, so you can go watch the previous seasons! 

8. Search Party

Search Party is the perfect unlikely detectives banding-together-to-solve-a-crime type of story! Someone you remotely knew in college goes missing and you feel like the Universe wants you to find her, what do you do?! You become a detective, of sorts, and try to find this person. Search Party Season 1 was hilarious, creepy, grim yet quite entertaining! Season 2 is just out in the US (on Netflix) and I hope it is available in India soon! 

9. Great News

The quirky, crazy lives of newscasters and what happens when your clingy mom decides to intern at your workplace! Such a fun series! I hope Season 2 becomes available on Netflix or Amazon Prime soon! 

10. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

The Menendez Brothers created quite a sensation when they were proven guilty of murdering their very wealthy parents. This edition of Law & Order True Crime has tried to go beyond the 'they did it for the money' motive that prosecution went with by hinting at sexual, physical and emotional abuse of both the boys at the hands of their controlling, sadistic father. We're halfway through the series and are quite enjoying this interesting take on the crime. 

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