TV Connoisseurs, This Is For You

TV Connoisseurs, This Is For You

If you love binge-watching television then here’s the perfect list of shows to checkout!

Atlanta (FX)

The show feeds off its own vibe and features memorable characters. Even though “Atlanta” brilliantly explores hangout comedy, enduring complex friendships, and the travails of bittersweet romance, what it excellently conveys best is a sense of dislocation and alienation. The characters are scrambling for money and for their place in the world, alluding to the relatable effort to be understood, known, and valued by society.

Insecure (HBO)

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A half-hour blend of comedy and drama that covers the various dynamics of friendship, romance, awkward work relations and the tortuously slow death of post-college aspirations in a fresh and exciting way. Most important, “Insecure” expertly hones the observational moments to make it drastically clear how exhausting it can be for women of color to deal with well-intentioned members of society.    

Lady Dynamite (Netflix)

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This experimental comedy spikes and spirals, but it’s disciplined in its loopy and matter-of-fact storytelling layout, which is reflected in the lead character’s bipolar disorder--as well as subliminal messages of Hollywood’s disorienting funhouse. “Lady Dynamite” utilizes colorful storytelling devices and surreal moments to tell a story that’s sad, wise, funny and incisive as the protagonist tours through her crystalline maze of a mind.

Billions (Showtime)

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This well-crafted drama crackles down on the Manhattan financial elite with energy of seriousness and narcissism; however, “Billions”, despite the genre, is quite funny with its humorous insults and well-targeted quips. Equally important, the show features television’s first gender non-binary character played by Taylor Manson. This is an amazing and progressive step in the ongoing battle for equal representation on television.

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