Five New TV Shows to Start Watching Now

We live in an age where the options for good TV seem endless. Between broadcast television and various streaming services, there’s so much new and interesting television to be explored. The options can be almost overwhelming! Among the countless options, here are five new television series that you should be checking out this fall.

Gifted

FOX/CTV

This TV series is one of the most recent Marvel TV series, set in a version of the X-Men universe. In this universe, most mutants are regarded with fear and distrust. When the children of a government officer are revealed to be “gifted,” he and his wife must work with a group of rogue mutants in order to protect them and challenge the system. The officer and his wife are played by sci-fi show faves Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Person of Interest). Apart from the exciting action and abilities, the acting on the show is top notch and all of the characters feel—ironically—incredibly human.

Mindhunter

NETFLIX ORIGINAL

This series, based on a true crime book of the same name, is set in 1977 in the early days of criminal profiling at the FBI. It revolves around FBI agents who interviewed imprisoned serial killers to try to figure out how their minds worked so they could apply this knowledge to future cases. It stars actors Jonathan Groff (Glee, Looking), Holt McCallany (Blue Bloods, CSI: Miami) and Anna Torv (Fringe, The Secret Life of Us), stretching their intellectual muscles. The show is dark and suspenseful, full of intrigue. If you have any interest in a darker show with a historical twist, take a chance and check it out.

Dynasty

THE CW

The 80’s television series of the same name was known for its iconic fashions and over the top drama, and this 2017 reboot looks like it will be following in those footsteps. The show mainly follows the Carrington family and the drama surrounding their family in both love and business. Liz Gillies (Victorious) plays Fallon Carrington, a driven heiress who is furious her father Blake (Grant Show of Melrose Place) is marrying a young employee at his company, threatening Fallon’s position in it. If you’re interested in fashion, camp, drama, and witty one liners, this show is for you.

Alias Grace

CBC/NETFLIX

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Canadian Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace is a miniseries set in the 1800s and starring Sarah Gadon (Flashpoint, Cosmopolis) and Edward Holcroft (Kingsman, Wolf Hall). Gadon plays a young woman who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two people, while Holcroft is the doctor researching the case who becomes fascinated by it. Although the story is based on real life people and events, the narrative itself is fictional, just constructed around the reality. The show is brilliantly acted and directed; gripping in a way that’s almost surprising. While not as flashy as some of the shows on this list, it should not be missed.

Runaways

HULU/SHOWCASE

This upcoming TV show is based on the Marvel comic series of the same name. The show follows a group of teens who unite against their parents when they discover they are secretly a group of super villains. Although the series hasn’t aired yet, early buzz is positive and excited for the newest installment of super teens on television. The ten episode season will begin airing November 21 2017, so you have some time to get excited.