When you’re known as the person who watches an unhealthy amount TV shows it is not unusual to be asked for recommendations.
I’m trying something new with this post, a TV specific question and answer. Here’s how it works, I asked people to send in a TV show and explain why they enjoyed it and I recommended another series.
Q: I just completed The People v. OJ Simpson and I really enjoyed watching the case unfold and the build up to the final verdict. I have no idea what to watch next!
A: I recommend Making a Murderer, a well-made documentary filmed over a decade. It follows Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree, who finds himself as a prime suspect in a rape and murder investigation. The case takes so many twists and turns, whilst highlighting police corruption and exposing the US justice system. Although it is emotionally biased, I had to keep reminding myself that is not fiction.
Q: Orphan Black is my favourite show and it’s ending very soon. What should I watch once it is over?
A: Sense8 would be my choice, I know I talk about this series a lot but it genuinely is that good! Orphan Black is such an enjoyable series because of the relationship between the clones and Sense8 showcases a similar bond between the characters. They’re also similar in the sense that there are organisations who are out to harm them for what they are.
Q: I’m having Mr Robot withdrawals since the end of Season 2, so I need something similar to watch.
A: Mr Robot is so unique that it’s difficult to find something as good as it. The next best thing is Black Mirror, it has a critical view on society, similar to what Elliot portrays as a narrator. Black Mirror is a British sci-fi anthology series, which has a dark and satirical view on how technology has and will affect society.
Q: I have missed Breaking Bad since it ended in 2013 and I want something that is as exhilarating to watch.
A: You could watch the spin-off, Better Call Saul. But I think the best option would be Narcos, which follows the violent and powerful drug cartels in Colombia. Whilst Breaking Bad is about drug production, Narcos focuses on the trafficking aspect. You get a similar viewpoint of a family man becoming involved with the underground drug business.
Do you agree with these suggestions? Let me know if this is useful and it could become a regular series.