April 9, 2017

TV: Our Weekly Top 6

We watch a lot of filmed entertainment around these parts, and aside from devouring movies at a rapid pace, there are plenty of TV shows that we covet just as much. A weekly fix (or binge watch) of a great story filled with characters that we love is about as good as it gets.

So yes, we do keep a running tab of the best shows that are currently taking up the most of our time, because we need to know what's what, and so do you. Next week sees the return of Fargo and The Leftovers (which will both land on this list), but until then, here are the best dramas that are currently airing on TV.

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  1. Better Call Saul returns this Monday for its 3rd season, and instantly becomes the best show on TV. As if it's not been excellent enough up to this point, this season we get to see Gus Fring enter the picture; the only way they top that is with a Walter White or Jesse Pinkman cameo. Maybe next season. Monday at 10 P.M. on AMC.
  2. We originally started watching Riverdale because we thought it would be more about the murder mystery aspect of things than it is, but the show has a charm about it that kept us hanging out week after week, even though it's more of a teen drama than anything. It's just fun. Also, have you seen Betty? Thursday at 9 P.M. on CW.
  3. Bates Motel has absolutely gone off the frigging rails this season, which is both good and bad: the good part being the performances of Vera Farmiga (as always) and Freddie Highmore still being top-notch; the bad being that the plot is downright silly, and some of the choices they've made as far as that plot goes have left us scratching our heads. Still, we'll be with it until it the end, if only to see Norman in a wig once more. Monday at 10 P.M. on A&E.
  4. The first two episodes of Harlots have impressed us, and who doesn't need something elegant and tawdry to watch every week? Wednesdays on HULU.
  5. MST3K returns with new episodes this Friday on Netflix! For lovers of the satellite of love, that's a huge deal, seeing as the last new episode of the show aired in 1999. If you've never witnessed the brilliance of Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo riffing on bad movies, there are a bunch of older episodes on Netflix right now that you should check out. (Start with Space Mutiny. It's one of the best.)  Friday on Netflix.
  6. And finally we have season 2 of Fortitude to look forward to this week. The first season was bleak and moody, and all kinds of awesome, and the addition of Dennis Quaid to the cast as a creepy fisherman only makes it better. Friday on Amazon Prime.
  7. Happy binging! (Unless it's a weekly show, then enjoy the new episode!)

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