Top 10 new series to be excited about
Syed Amaan Ahmad | On 17, Feb 2020
Your favourite shows are back – and some new, promising ones are making their debut!
March is almost here – and as you look forward to the rest of the year, here is a list of shows that have been with you in the past and are back to take you on incredible adventures. From fun to thrill and mysteries to fantasy, here is a list of 10 shows that are back on popular demand, ready to bring some excitement to your post-work life!
The Little Drummer Girl
Based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré’s and brought to life as a series by the artistic genius of director Park Chan-Wook (best known for The Handmaiden). The series made its debut on SBS On Demand, airing weekly from February 6.
Set in the late 1970s in Greece, the story follows an aspiring actress (Charlie, played by Florence Pugh from Little Women) who meets an interesting man (Becker, played by the talented Alexander Skarsgård) on holiday, only to be lured into a bigger scheme. His intentions are not what they seem to be, and as they immerse into the masterplan of the spy Kurtz (Michael Shannon, best known for his performance in Knives Out), the plot thickens! If you love spy thrillers, this one is definitely for you!
KGB and the CIA battle for control in Helsinki at the time of the cold war in the 1950s. Need we say more?
A tale of lies, distrust, strategy, and thrill, Shadow lines is a must-watch for you if you like spy stuff and a balanced narrative. Season 1 of Shadow lines will be available on SBS on-demand starting February 20.
Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) has been demoted and is now back on the street, along with the Nine-Nine precinct’s best (and the worst) Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his team. It looks like this season we will have more fun with Peralta and the Nine-Nine gang!
Michael Schur’s cop comedy is back with its 7th season, with the first episode having premiered on SBS at 8:30 pm on February 7.
Premiered on SBS on-demand on February 7 was the 2nd season of The Plage – a show set in 16th century Spain that brings to you historical period drama on a silver plate. In season 1, we saw Mateo (Pablo Molinero) as he entered the beleaguered city to rescue Valerio (Sergio Castellanos).
Now that he managed to save himself from being burnt at the stake, we pick up in his new life in a different world. As he gets back to Seville to make sure Valerio stays safe from Garduñas, it looks like Teresa (Patricia López Arnaiz) also needs his help.
Based on In The Woods and The Likeness written by Tana French, Dublin Murders is a crime series that offers you the best of a psychological thriller without the inclusion of too much drama. The attention to detail is excellent – something we can expect from creator Sarah Phelps.
As detectives Cassie Maddox (Sarah Greene) and Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) dive head-first into the investigation of a young girl’s murder, Reilly is pulled into parts of his past he thought he has long left behind.
Season 1 of Dublin Murders will air weekly on SBS on demand, starting from February 19.
Project Blue Book
Dr J. Allen Hynek and Captain Michael Quinn embark on an adventure to uncover what is happening in Area 51 (Roswell, New Mexico). But what will be the cost to them and their loved ones if the authorities are hiding a secret that they will do anything to protect? A series based on declassified data from the FBI itself, this masterpiece offers thrilling narratives, creepy moments, and great suspense. If you like shows that offer immersion, this one might prove to be a gem for you.
Project Blue Book will air weekly on SBS, starting from February 19.
The A Word
The A Word is a brilliant drama from the UK that focuses on an Autistic 5-year-old Joe. Penned down masterfully by the BAFTA Award winner Peter Bowker (who is best known for Blackpool), The A Word dives into the worries of parents when their son is diagnosed with Autism, the life of the child in question, the ideas of communication, the take of the community, and much more. The series will be a cocktail of emotions – a masterful concoction of human reactions.
The contemporary drama already has season 1 and 2 set to premiere on SBS on-demand starting February 28.
What if four wealthy men with a narcissistic drive who have the world in their palm are the ones that don’t have a way out?
The Norwegian drama based on true tales from Oslo’s high finance premiered its first season on SBS on-demand on February 7.
The fan-favourite show is all-set for its finale, and the adventures of the CIA operative Carrie Mathison are about to come to a stop.
After the Russian national, Yevgeny Gromov captured Carrie in season 7, she is now out—but barely lucid. Her medication has been withheld from her, and she doesn’t even seem to recognise her mentor, Saul. What will happen next in the final instalment of this fan-favourite drama?
The 8th and final season of Homeland started airing on SBS on-demand on February 10.
Couples Therapy is a documentary series that will follow four different couples in the US as they go through their therapy sessions. As Dr Orna Guralnik – the world-class therapist – takes these people on a journey into themselves and their relationships, you get to be the witness to the struggles, fears, joys, and breakthroughs of these couples.
Most relationships have a hidden world buried underneath the niceties and the pleasantries, and secrets buried deeper within. This series aims at peeling the layers of the relationship-onion, sharing insights into how you can better your relationship too.
Starting February 13, Couples Therapy airs weekly on SBS on demand.