5 awesome shows to watch this month
New month, and New Year for all the TV and film buffs. Myself included. And while I presented my selection of the awesome movies you need to watch (earlier this month), let’s focus on the TV show for now. There are brilliant, entertaining and funny TV series coming up on the air this month and you need to know about 5 of them.
Who are they?
The End of the F***ing World
Creator: Jonathan Entwistle
Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram…
Synopsis: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Release Date: January 5th
Creator: Lena Waithe
Stars: Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine…
Synopsis: The Chi is a new Showtime Original Drama Series about life on the South Side of Chicago. Here, fates can change in an instant and beauty and community persist even when tragedy intervenes. As lives intersect, the people who call The Chi home strive to make the right choices and overcome life’s challenges.
Release Date: January 7th
Creator: Justin Marks
Stars: Harry Lloyd, J.K. Simmons, Nazanin Boniadi…
Synopsis: A UN employee discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension.
Release Date: January 21st
Creator: Cary Fukunaga
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans…
Synopsis: The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers.
Release Date: January 22nd
Creators: John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Duncan Joiner, Tim Aydelott…
Synopsis: The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.
Release Date: January 24th