We live in an age where there is more television than ever before. Due to this unavoidable fact, you are bound to have missed some great recent television. But fear not, because here are some suggestions of TV faves that you can either enjoy yourself or use as stocking stuffers for everyone on your gift list!
When one of their triplets is stillborn, Caucasian couple Jack and Rebecca Pearson adopt an African-American baby born on the same day. Debuting in 2016, this acclaimed and offbeat NBC drama series jumps between past and present as it tells the moving story of the Pearsons and their children Randall, Kate, and Kevin over the course of many years. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley star.
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up in a Utopian afterlife called “the Good Place” after she’s killed in a supermarket parking lot. Realizing she was sent there by mistake, Eleanor must not only hide the truth about the less-than-perfect life she led, but she’ll also have to learn how to be a better person–with help from assigned soulmate Chidi (William Jackson Harper)–if she hopes to avoid eternal damnation. Premiering in 2016, this incredibly smart and darkly funny NBC sitcom co-stars Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Ted Danson. From the creator of Parks and Recreation.
The eternal American teenagers of Archie Comics fame received a stylish, strikingly dark, and compelling re-imagining with this hit CW series. The benign little burg of Riverdale, USA, was rocked by a stunning murder…and the web of deceit and old vendettas underlying the small-town facade started enveloping local kids like aspiring musician Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), school journalist Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), rich transplant Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and cynical outsider Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols also star.
Read our review of Riverdale: The Complete First Season here.
Welcome to the most mind-bending television event of 2017. A quarter-century’s elapsed since FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ventured to the Pacific Northwest backwoods to look into the murder of teenager Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), and time has only ramped up the already bizarre circumstances of the investigation to levels unknown. In revisiting his acclaimed and surreal TV series for Showtime, co-creator David Lynch directed every episode and reunited many of the original show’s company, including Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Wise, Miguel Ferrer, and Michael Horse.
Come back to Stars Hollow and catch up, as ever-unconventional mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel) return after a nine-year absence in this anticipated limited series. Over the scope of four seasons, Lorelai has to face her fear of commitment to Luke (Scott Patterson), as Rory deals with her sputtering journalistic career. Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Melissa McCarthy, Sean Gunn, and many other series regulars are on hand.
Whichever of these appeal to you, we hope you have a happy TV viewing holiday!