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Put Down the Remote and Watch This: The Best New Shows on TV Right Now

May 04, 2019

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People thought that the rise of the internet would be the end of the TV. However, it's been quite the opposite. The average American household watches around 7 hours and 50 minutes of TV each day. 

And yet, it's easy to get tired of the same old television shows. But, don't worry, you no longer have to watch boring TV.

Check out the best new shows on right now below. Let's go!

1. Knock Down the House (Netflix)

For many Americans, Congress has not reflected them for a long time. Whatever your politics, you cannot help but be inspired by the four women in this documentary. 

Rachel Lears, the award-winning documentary-maker tracks the efforts of four ordinary woman who are attempting to do the extraordinary. The four candidates are running against establishment male incumbents without any corporate donations. On their side, they have a passionate grassroots campaign.

The U.S. representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC as she has become known) has become a household name over the past year. However, in this documentary, you get to see her transform from a waitress to a community leader.

2. Killing Eve (BBC America)

There are no more superlatives left to describe Killing Eve. Just when you think you cannot do anything else with the spy genre, Phoebe Waller-Bridges comes out of nowhere and produces this.

The TV show stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in which both actresses put in incredible performances. You'll be laughing uncontrollably one moment while being on the edge of your seat the next. 

3. Fleabag (Amazon)

From Killing Eve to the Crown, Americans love British TV. 

The creator of Killer Eve is back with the second season of Fleabag as well. Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars as Fleabag, a Londoner who is always in a mess.

Fleabag can never quite get anything right. Just when she meets the perfect guy at the beginning of season 2, he turns out to be a priest. 

Don't think about it anymore. You can binge-watch Fleabag in just over 3 hours. What are you waiting for?

4. Russian Doll (Netflix)

Think about Groundhog Day on drugs?

That's pretty much what you get with Russian Doll. However, it's much better than you could ever imagine. 

Nadia, played by the creator Natasha Lyonne, starts out at a party for her birthday. She then repeatedly dies and relives the same evening on a loop.

It may take some time to keep your attention. But, viewers who stick around for will be handsomely rewarded. 

5. The Little Drummer Girl (AMC)

We just cannot get enough of John Le Carre adaptations. 

If you enjoyed the Night Manager, then you'll love The Little Drummer Girl as well.  

This is another Cold War thriller. Michael Shannon plays Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spy who recruits the young English actress, Florence Pugh for a mission. The mission is to locate the whereabouts of a notorious Palestinian terrorist.

Once you get hooked on this drama of espionage, you won't be able to turn off the TV. Check out why you need digital tv antennas to watch this. 

6. Better Things (FX)

Pamela Adlon has been under the shadow of Louis CK some the past few years. However, with Better Things, she really comes into her own.

Adlon plays a divorced Mom and struggling actress. It's essentially about nothing much. 

However, it's hugely entertaining with a dry sense of humor. While it doesn't quite get you laughing out loud, you'll be silently chuckling to yourself over the 12 episodes. 

7. True Detective (HBO)

Is True Detective the most profound cop-drama ever. The police officers in this TV show are philosophers as well as investigators. 

If you haven't already binged the first two seasons, then you need to finish them off in time for the third season. Every season we're treated to a different set of cops.

This time it's Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff playing the detectives. This is a true crime thriller like no other before it. 

8. Veep (HBO)

At the center of Veep is the magnificent performance of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the Vice-President, President, and Former Vice-President. It depends where you tune in!

The hilarious dialogue and witty one-liners are surely too good for the real Washington D.C.

Always trying to keep up with the "real world" of politics, Veep continues to defy expectations by coming back yet again with a bang. 

9. The Terror (AMC)

Do you want the thrill of being terrified to go to bed at night?

The Terror is certainly your kind of TV show. You'll get quite a history lesson in this hit mini-series.

The story is based on the real adventures of Captain Sir John Franklin, who went on an expedition to the Arctic. He set off in 1845 but never came back.  

10. The Good Place (NBC)

You may start thinking The Good Place is too sweet and cute for your taste buds. But, stay tuned to discover it's something entirely different beneath the surface.

This is an afterlife comedy-drama which has a lot of heart. Starring Kirsten Bell and Ted Danson, makes you question everything in life. 

What Are the Best New Shows?

Now you which are the best new shows coming your way. You don't have watch tired repeats of old TV shows. 

Make the most of living in a time of the TV golden age. From breathtaking spy thrillers to hilarious comedies, there's something for everyone on TV nowadays. 

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