“You, Me and the Apocalypse” seems like it would fit in perfectly on a streaming service like Netflix. It’s a one-hour dramedy that explores some intense themes (a la “Orange is the New Black”), it features an interconnected web of international characters (a la “Sense8”) and it has a generally offbeat, surreal quality to it (a la…take your pick).
When AMC announced that it was creating a spinoff of its milestone horror-fantasy classic “The Walking Dead,” I was skeptical. But quickly after its Sunday night premiere broke the record for the largest series premiere in cable history with 10.13 million viewers, “Fear the Walking Dead” was declared a success.
This summer, while many comedy fans were distracted by Amy Schumer’s meteoric rise and Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” departure, Comedy Central quietly introduced one of the best new series of the season: the faux reality show/period piece “Another Period.” Billed as “Downton Abbey” meets “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the show is set in Newport, R.I., in 1902, and follows the high-society Bellacourt family and its downstairs help.
Last April, AMC premiered its newest show, “The Killing,” which turned out to be a critical darling. On paper, the show sounded wonderful. It seemed like the second coming of past hit “Twin Peaks.” Both shows were set in the dreary Pacific Northwest, and they both focused on the murder of a popular high school girl who actually had quite a few secrets.
“Survivor” premiered in the summer of 2000, when we seniors were still in elementary school. It’s been on the air twice a year ever since, and even though it’s already had 23 seasons, people keep watching. The producers have come up with some clever twists to keep things fresh.
This Sunday, AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead” will return from its midseason break of season two. The show follows the exploits of a group of survivors in the post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by the undead.
“Dexter” premieres its fifth season on Sunday. The show follows Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter analyst for the Miami police.
Entering its second season, Fox’s “Dollhouse” certainly embodies the “anything is possible” aspect of its namesake.