With the end of Bigg Boss there is pretty much nothing interesting to watch on idiot box these days. But this February, new season of top american TV series will premiere and we just can’t wait for them to start. Here are some of the Best American TV series that you must watch.
#1 Vice, Season 4
When: February 5
One of the Best American TV series, this immersionist documentary series follows Vice journalists Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi, and their segments hosts, as they travel around the world and interview people. The season 3 finale ended with Shane’s meeting with Kremlin officials and American leaders to discuss the rising tension between the USA and Russia. In season 4, the journalists will once again take us around the world as they investigate stories that have not been duly reported.
#2 Better Call Saul, Season 2
When: February 15
A spin-off of the acclaimed Breaking Bad series, in Better Call Saul we meet Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer who struggles to make ends meet. Jimmy is Saul Goodman six years before his appearance in Breaking Bad. The series takes us through the transformation of Jimmy into Saul Goodman, the man who puts ‘criminal’ in ‘criminal lawyer’. The second season is said to focus largely on Jimmy/Saul, who tries to figure out how to make money, lots of it.
#3 House of Cards, Season 4
When: March 4
Set in Washington D.C., the series follows the story of Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina who, after being rejected for appointment as Secretary of State, stirs up a plan to get himself to a position of greater power. In the season 3 finale, we see tensions rising between the couple, by the end of which Claire leaves Frank. In season 4, the biggest threat the duo have to deal with is with each other as Frank fights to secure his legacy and Claire wants more than just being First Lady.
#4 Bates Motel, Season 4
When: March 7
A prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, the series depicts the lives of Norman Bates and his mother Norma. After Norman kills Norma’s husband during one of his blackouts, Norma buys a motel in Oregon town so she and Norman can start life fresh. At the end of season 3, we saw Norman hallucinating and channeling Norma, and in another blackout, he kills Bradley. Will he continue to spiral out of control in Season 4? Will Norma be successful to protect her son from himself?
#5 The Americans, Season 4
When: March 16
The Americans tells the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two KGB spies posing as Americans in Washington D.C. with their two children, and their neighbour, an FBI agent working in counter-intelligence. Season 3 finale saw Philip and Elizabeth in discussion about wanting to end their “spy life” while their distraught daughter confesses to her pastor that her parents are actually Russian spies. Do their lives get more complicated in season 4?
#6 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 2
When: March 15
After being held in a doomsday cult life for 15 years, Kimmy decides to restart her life by moving to NYC, where she befriends her street-smart landlady Lillian, finds a roommate in struggling actor Titus, and works as a babysitter for socialite Jacqueline Voorhees. The first season follows the events where Kimmy tries to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings and jump-start adult life which was taken away from her. In season 2, we are eager to see what Titus, Jacqueline and Kimmy have been up to.
#7 Game of Thrones, Season 6
When: April 24
Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the series links several plots and sub-plots. So far we have seen a war among seven noble families for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, attempts at reclaiming the throne by the exiled last descendant of the kingdom’s de-throned ruling dynasty, the rising threat of imminent winter and the mythical creatures and fierce people of the North. At the end of season 5, which was hailed as the Best American TV series of 2015 almost unanimously, we saw a dozen blades pierce Jon Snow in the flesh. Is Jon Snow going to remain dead? Or will make a comeback? Wait and watch season 6.
#8 Veep, Season 5
When: April 24
Senator Selina Meyer, who becomes Vice President, finds out her job is nothing like she expected but is everything what she was warned about. Season 4 finale played out the presidential elections between Meyer and Bill O’Brien. It ended with Dan screaming, “This election is a tie!”, news that was going to rock the political world. Season 5 will pick up from the morning after Election Night, showing how Meyer and her team will handle the election results promises to be among the Best American TV series.
#9 Orange Is The New Black, Season 4
When: June 17
The story of Piper Chapman, whose decade-old crime of transporting money to drug-runner Alex Vause (her ex-girlfriend), results in her being sentenced to 15 months in prison. Season 3 finale fell under the category of Best American TV series and unfurled quite a few events – Stella is sent to max in a carefully executed plan by Piper; a construction accident that allows the inmates to have some fun in the nearby lake; new inmates arrive at Litchfield; Alex is cornered by a new guard (sent by Kubra), leaving her fate uncertain. Does Alex die? Does Stella come back from max? Only season 4 can tell.