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There are 14 shows below that we highly recommend you watch NOW.
That aside, take the advice of TV Fanatics and check out at least one (or all 14) of the recommended programs you'll find below.
Colony - Thursdays - USA
Although we're still awaiting a third season renewal, the moral ambiguity presented as people fight to live on an earth that has been invaded and is controlled by aliens is like a political discussion in the real world. There is action, family drama and deep political thoughts as nothing in a world nobody expected to live in is as cut and dry as they expected. Week by week, viewers think they know where they stand, by as new layers of the various sides are unveiled, there are more gray areas to walk through to imagine what your next move would be. It's edge of your seat stuff and the stakes are very high. Well-written, perfectly directed, with exciting special effects and compelling performances. Check it out!
The Arrangement - Sundays - E!
E! proved they could do pull off scripted television with The Royals, and their follow-up, The Arrangement is another soapy offering that has a bit of Tom Cruise and bit of Scientology wrapped up in a steamy Hollywood romance in which an ingenue is offered the deal of a lifetime with the biggest star in the world. Add to that a somewhat creepy producer and manager of the Institute of Higher Learning with a really cool wife and what appears to be a (serial) murder mystery coming up, and it's juicy fun all around. And let's be honest, Josh Henderson and Michael Vartan turn the heads of the ladies while they guys have it good with Lexa Doig and Christine Evangelista.
FEUD: Bette and Joan - Sundays - FX
Women are still to this day considered the lesser sex in Hollywood, so having a production like FEUD examining the lengths superstars the likes of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford went through to find parts, let alone good ones is amazing. Two of the best actresses of our time, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange take on the roles of the women who had so much in common but who were never able to find common ground to become the friends they were likely destined to be. Even today, there is little the public enjoys more than women going head to head, and if it meant selling a picture, the men around these two powerful women manipulated the hell out of them.
Do yourself a favor, if your skeptical of the material, are afraid to watch "old ladies" on TV or think there are more important things to do on Sunday nights, at the very least, binge it when all is said and done. You owe it to these ladies of Hollywood who paved the way for everything we enjoy today.
Shades of Blue - Sundays - NBC
Why watch Shades of Blue? Because every episode offers a surprising twist or dramatic moment that most other shows wait until their season finales to deliver. You’ll find yourself holding your breath while Ray Liotta, Jennifer Lopez, Warren Kole and Drea de Matteo consistently deliver performances that won’t allow you to look away. In the world of law and order, this tight-knit group of Brooklyn detectives pushes the limits to defend their precinct and one another. Once you start watching, you won’t be able to stop.
The Magicians - Wednesdays - Syfy
Often called "Harry Potter in college", The Magicians is so much more than a show about grad student wizards. The show defies genre. Sure, there's a magical land called Fillory where four of the students have been elevated to royalty. But there are also real world issues to deal with like depression, loss, politics, and more shades of gray than anyone ever imagined.
The characters are complex. Humor and romance bring lighter moments and when you think you know where the plot is going, the show will spin your head around (in a good way).
Girls - Sundays - HBO
Girls gets a bad rap – mostly because Lena Dunham herself gets a bad rap, and it's her brainchild. But particularly in its last season, the show has been doing a phenomenal job of wrapping up all of its characters' storylines. There have been more than a few surprising twists, memorable episodes, and standout performances. You may hate the show's subjects – privileged and narcissistic white women trying to figure out what their lives are all about in the big city – but that doesn't mean the show's not damn good at what it does.
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