What To Tune Into For The Year Ahead
TV has long been the new cinema – there’s never been a more diverse selection of addictive shows on offer. This only makes it harder to choose what to watch, as surely we can’t be expected to tune in to all of them, can we?
Staying in is much better if we have hours’ worth of entertainment, so with that in mind we’ve shaped your viewing schedule for the next few months ahead. From comedy to mystery, we’ve got you covered come sofa time…
1. Better Call Saul
If you’ve found it hard to commit to any other TV show since Breaking Bad came to an end, you’ll be happy to know that its creators have a created spin-off that will be making its debut next week.
There were a lot of luminous characters in the original series – one being small-time, clumsy lawyer Saul Goodman. Now, that character has nabbed it’s own Netflix series that focuses on his random antics six years before we met him on Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul debuts 9 February 2013 on Netflix UK and US.
Style Notes: Brown suits are likely to always remain a bit of a taboo, especially if they are double-breasted and badly-fitting like the one featured on the show’s lead.
Better Call Saul Trailer
If you’re a fan of The Killing, The Fall, or any of those moody crime shows that are undeniably gripping, you’ll be hooked on Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude.
American actor Stanley Tucci plays a detective flown to the small, snowy community of Fortitude to help investigate a violent murder. Naturally, more menace and some love stories play out throughout the series, which airs its second episode tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.
Style Notes: There will no doubt be some killer cold-weather pieces on show here. Filmed in Arctic conditions, expect more fur-trimmed parkas than you can imagine.
Superheroes aren’t just taking over the big screen; Daredevil proves that this year will be the small screen’s turn to embrace the Marvel comic book revolution.
Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox plays Daredevil, the blind lawyer turned night time crime fighter.
The show makes it debut 10 April 2015 on Netflix.
Style Notes: DareDevil will be a fierce reminder that only the heroically toned can pull off a red jumpsuit, and only those with superpowers should want to.
4. House Of Cards (Season Three)
Fans of Kevin Spacey’s turn as ruthless, twisted politician Francis Underwood in the Netflix original production House of Cards are eagerly anticipating the series’ return at the end of the month.
Expect more disturbingly incorrect behavioural patterns from Spacey and his co-star Robin Wright, who plays his wife, Claire.
House of Cards season three premiers on Netflix, 27 February 2015.
Style Notes: Expect suits, suits and more suits. Spacey shows us the power of dressing like you mean business (even if that business isn’t entirely legit).
House Of Cards (Season Three) Trailer
5. Wayward Pines
The brainchild of Sixth Sense and The Happening director M. Night Shyamalan, this creepy ten-part mystery thriller stars Matt Dillon as a U.S Secret Service Agent investigating the disappearance of two federal agents in a small Idaho town.
It seems TV shows based on detectives or secret agents aren’t going anywhere, so let this one feed the habit.
Wayward Pines debuts on FOX UK, 14 May 2015.
Style Notes: While Matt Dillon reinforces why we shouldn’t wear ill-fitting suits, his co-stars who play the town’s locals remind us of our affection for rugged lumberjack shirts.
Wayward Pines Trailer