There's not a lot on TV in November & December. Oh, there are tons of shows on the Broadcast and Cable networks, it's just that most of them are crap, and are nothing that we'd spend our time watching. Elitist of us? Sure it is, and not only because we like our filmed entertainment to not suck, but because the truly great shows are just few and far between.
Fear not though, as there are some shows that are currently airing which are well-worth your time to watch, and right now, our Top 6 is about as strong as it gets.
- Ash vs. Evil Dead is fun as hell, and even though we wish that Starz would give us more than 30-minutes of its greatness every week, we're happy to be getting any new Evil Dead material starring Bruce Campbell at all, so we'll live. Saturdays at 9 P.M., Starz
- The Walking Dead takes a lot of shit from haters, but it's a huge show, and even with its flaws, we look forward to Sunday nights more than any other night of the week because of it. Is Glenn dead? No, we don't think that he is, but we do think that they'll leave us hanging for another week or two before we find out what his fate was. However it all shakes out though, TWD is compelling TV that we never miss. Sundays at 9 P.M., AMC
- The Returned has returned for its 2nd Season, and it's every bit as captivating and excellent as its 1st Season was. It's a French show, so there are subtitles involved, but please don't let that deter you from giving it a chance. It's an A+ drama. Saturdays at 10 P.M., Sundance.
- For two season's running, Fargo has been one of the best dramas on TV. We were skeptical that the show could come back and be as good as it was last year, but having now seen its first four episodes, we have to say it might be even better. Mondays at 10 P.M., FX
- Unless you have DirecTV, you probably have no clue that Kingdom even exists, and that's a genuine shame. This show about a family in the MMA business is far more about family than it is fighting, and that's exactly why it's so damned great. Excellent even. Wednesdays at 9 P.M., DirecTV
- And finally we have Homeland, a show that we've liked since the beginning, but has gotten better and better over the past three seasons. The best parts of the show for us always involve Saul or Quinn, because they're two of the best characters on TV, but it's just a great show overall. Sundays at 9 P.M., Showtime
So if you're missing out on any of these great shows, especially the more obscure The Returned and Kingdom, you should really give them a chance.