You may have viewing time on your hands - this guide will give you ideas for what to watch next, with reviews of more than 100 of the best shows around, from the BBC, ITV, C4, HBO, Amazon Prime, Sky Atlantic, Netflix, Disney+ and more.
From The Affair to The X-Files, Fawlty Towers to Fleabag, Parks and Recreation to Peaky Blinders and from Game of Thrones to The Crown.
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01 December 2021
Streaming television shows are more popular than ever. Global lockdowns have sent viewing figures of Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and Disney+ through the roof as we tune in more than ever. Already popular shows like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire and The Sopranos garner new viewers and existing fans go with what they know. This book gathers 110 of the most outstanding TV series of recent decades, offering insightful overviews of storylines, themes and characters, while providing recommendations, tasters, trivia and teases. It'll make you want to catch the shows you haven't yet seen and revisit the ones you have. Sets reviewed include the great, game-changing American drama and comedy series such as: Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, 24, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, Homeland, Six Feet Under, Game of Thrones, Homicide, Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, The Shield, Twin Peaks, True Blood, Lost, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Glee, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, ER, Seinfeld, Cheers, Frasier, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Modern Family, Entourage, Californication, Sex And The City, The L Word, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House, Veep, House Of Cards, American Horror Story, Treme, Damages, Masters Of Sex, Weeds, Nashville, Sons Of Anarchy, The Good Wife... British classics old and new such as Sherlock, Luther, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, The Thick Of It, Brideshead Revisited, Alan Partridge, Skins, The Office, Extras, Peep Show... And eulogising influential European landmarks such as: The Killing, The Returned, Borgen, The Bridge. And many more...
Chris Roberts has written about film and TV for the Guardian, Uncut, Empire and Total Film, and has interviewed everyone from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to 24 star Kiefer Sutherland and Boardwalk Empire baddie Steve Buscemi. His previous books for Carlton include Scarlett Johansson: Portrait of a Rising Star and the bestselling Michael Jackson: The King of Pop.