Syfy Channel has done it again! Based on the 1995 film featuring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, Syfy has taken all the interesting storylines from the movie and packaged them together with better special effects and a more plausible plot. There's no comparison between the film and the show. In fact, the only thing that has stayed the same is the premise of a time traveler going back to save the world.
The show follows James Cole as he travels back and forth between his world, an apocalyptic 2058 where the struggling human race is plagued by a virus, and a pre-virus 2015. His mission is to find the source of the virus and eradicate it before millions of people die. This is my #1 must-see for the season. The execution is believable, the acting is up to par, and each episode leaves me completely unsatisfied and ready for the next one. 12 Monkeys airs on Friday nights at 9/8 central.
The CW has really tapped into the business of revamping popular books and comics. Based on the DC comic series by the same name, iZombie follows medical student Liv Moore, who has been turned into a living-dead creature. Yes, she eats brains. Lucky for Liv, she works in a morgue. Unluckily, most of the brains she comes into contact with are murder victims. With each brain she eats, she inherits that person's traits and last memories, so she teams up with a detective to use her abilities to help solve the victims' murders. While fun and unique, there is a lack of believable authenticity to the show; the young coroner is suddenly an expert crime scene investigator with no other teammates while Liv and the detective go around disturbing crime scenes and tampering with evidence. Besides that, iZombie is a perfect mashup of the supernatural, new adult, and crime drama. iZombie airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7 central.
E! doesn't usually go in the route of scripted television. They're mainly known for really bad and horribly addictive reality TV. I never planned to watch this show, but when I found out William Mosley (The Chronicles of Narnia) was playing a prince, I had to check out at least one episode. The Royals follows a spoof British royal family. We get to see the public scrutiny along with some of the more desirable parts of being rich and famous. A modern day royal show like this has never been done before, and with Elizabeth Hurley playing the queen, things are bound to get sexy and interesting. This is by far going to be my guilty pleasure of the season. The Royals airs on E! on Sundays nights at 10/9 central.
Orphan Black follows the lives of numerous clones as they fight to live outside the grasp of their creators. Played by Tatiana Maslany, each clone is has a brilliantly different personality. This is a binge-watch-worthy show that feels completely believable. You can definitely tell the producers paid their scientific consultants well. If you haven't tuned in yet, you can still catch up before the third season returns on April 18th on BBC America.
It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since we've been introduced to the Stark family. It honestly feels like each season goes too fast; maybe it's because each season is only 10 episodes long. Will this be the year Daenerys makes it to the iron throne? If you haven't been watching this best-selling series-turned-TV-sensation, be sure to catch up before Game of Thrones airs on April 12 on HBO.
This is another book-turned-TV series. Last year, we weren't sure if this show would even receive a second season. With lack of fan support and criticism from the book's author, Bitten barely made this list. [Bitten was one of my favorite books.] The show follows Elena, the only female werewolf in existence, as she fights to protect her pack and establish her own identity in the real world. I was highly disappointed during the first season by Syfy's butchering of the book's characters, but I will tune in out of loyalty, if only just to see if they can salvage what is left of the pack. Bitten airs on April 17th on Syfy.
What new show are you addicted to this season? Which returning show are you most looking forward to? Leave a comment and let us know.