If you’re more prone to spend with personalities your own sofa you love instead of roses and chocolate, then you’re in luck! There is lots to appreciate return to the screen this season — both long-running series and standouts alike. Tune in and catch up with all our useful manual below.
What it is: Homeland has really gone a lot of areas — some better than others — over the course of its twisty six seasons, but it all started with the Emmy-winning combination Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) along with CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). After missing action, the former has just returned; the latter suspects that his allegiances have been switched into the enemy. Let the games begin. February 11, season 7 premieres.
Why you should watch it And talking of cat-and-mouse, Homeland — led with a career-best Danes because agent with bipolar disease — is a masterclass in tight, edge-of-your-seat political play. If the series goes from the deep end, Danes offers you holding your breath and concurrently rooting for her.
Commitment: Approx. 60 hours
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
What it is: This Amazon Prime original show is not just for musical theatre and symphonic junkies, but it sure makes a case for the genre with its plethora New York Symphony reenactments and also a scene-stealing Bernadette Peters. Gael García Bernal celebrities as the buzzy and unconventional new maestro of stated symphony, also Lola Kirk as his blurred-line protégé and potential love interest. Season 4 premieres Feb. 16.
Why you should watch it By tone and content, Mozart in the Jungle stands singular from just about everything else on TV. Quirky without losing the perfect quantity of pathos, the 16, and a bit camp has got an impassioned after — and it is not too late to join them! Plus, the Rodrigo gifts Bernal, who won a Golden Globe for his performance, his juiciest character .
Commitment: Approx. 15 hours
Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
What it is: Set in Sam Raimi’s beloved (and by some points, genre-defining) Evil Dead world, Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead revisits Ash Williams 30 years after the original film trilogy once the return of the Deadites along with an impending international crisis force him out of retirement to rescue mankind. Season 3 premieres.
Why you should watch it Fans of those films are going to have plenty to love here with Raimi’s trademark blend of ironic, crass humor, oodles of gore and goo, and outstanding makeup and special effects throughout the board. Evil Dead hasn’t looked better. Plus it marks a return to form to celebrity Bruce Campbell who claws that comic-horror blend.
Commitment: Approx. 10 hours
iZombie (The CW)
What it is: A wonderfully original deadpan twist on the TV zombie craze started by The Walking Dead, iZombie celebrities Rose McIver as Olivia Moore, a cognizant zombie that, by ingesting murder victims’ brains and reliving their memories, also helps the native Seattle police find the perpetrators. Turns out, just because you’re walking dead does not mean you need to walk bad! Season 4 premieres.
Why you should watch it If the magnificent blood and guts of Ash vs Evil Dead isn’t quite your preference, iZombie is hoping you instead have a craving for brains. There is no limitation to the inventive turns TV writers may take the easy premise of “zombies exist” — . But iZombie marks among its off-kilter and satirical best.
Commitment: Approx. 32 hours
What it is: Shiri Appleby celebrities as reality TV producer Rachel Goldberg alongside Emmy nominee Constance Zimmer, that plays Quinn King, her boss. Collectively — and notably using Quinn’s maniacal coercing — they take contestants searching for love using their -such as string Everlasting and control them for capital-D Drama (and Damn great TV). Season 3 premieres.
Why you should watch it Sure, you might watch The Bachelor or reality TV competitions of this ilk for he-could-be-the-one romanticism, however using UnREAL and its fictional Everlasting, viewers are in it for their daily dose of schadenfreude. Actresses which make the series’ ensemble and Zimmer are magnificent. All of it makes for one of the best gems of TV.
Commitment: Approx. 14 hours
What it is: While Atlanta in many respects defies definition, the brief it is Donald Glover (who also created the show) stars as Earn, a down-on-his luck, unemployed Atlanta native and Princeton University dropout searching for a way out of his rut and he finds it when his cousin, Alfred, begins to make it big because rapper Paper Boi. Season 2 premieres March 1.
Why you should watch it even though it only has 10 episodes into its name, we’re fairly sure you’ve heard of this little show, which won Golden Globes for best comedic television show and best actor in a musical or comedy and Emmys for best actor in a comedy show and outstanding direction in a comedy show. Utterly original, genre-bending, and pushing the bounds of narrative tv in ways we’ve never seen before, Atlanta and its star-creator Donald Glover are very worthy of the hype.
Commitment: Approx. 5 hours