More streaming services are releasing original shows. One of the best things about them is that you get the whole season at once, making it possible to binge watch to your heart's content. There have been some exciting shows over the summer and more to come this fall. Here are eight that you need to stream as soon as possible.
8. Transparent Season 4
Considering the current focus on transgender people, there is no time like the present to watch Transparent
. If you haven't watched the first three seasons, they're currently available on Amazon to stream right now. You'll want to catch up in time for Season 4. This comedy-drama focuses on Maura Pfefferman and her family. Maura was born male but wants to be a woman. The problem is her children's lives center around themselves. This season will take the family through the ups and downs of the current political climate and their research into their heritage.Transparent
Season 4 will be available on Amazon from Sept. 22.7. One Mississippi Season 2One Mississippi
is another comedy, but slightly darker than Transparent
. Based on the real life of Tig Notaro, the main character Tig suffers from a number of serious health issues. The comic has to return home to look after her mother, who is extremely ill, and she starts to learn some uncomfortable and dark secrets about her family. There will be plenty of romance in Season 2, along with navigating the current political waters.One Mississippi
Season 2 was released on Sept. 8 on Amazon.
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6. Narcos Season 3
If crime dramas are more your thing, Narcos Season 3 is something to tune into. Set in Colombia, the series tells the story of Pablo Escobar, a drug kingpin who is a billionaire through his various illegal dealings. Season 3 picks up after Escobar's fall and we'll see him work with the DEA to bring down the Cali Cartel.
Narcos Season 3 was released on Sept. 1 on Netflix. Season 4 has also already been confirmed, likely for next year.
5. The Orville Season 1
The Orville has been described as a Star Trek parody and initially started with some less-than-positive reviews, but the ratings are still good. The series follows Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer, played by Seth MacFarlane, who gets command of his own ship after a bitter divorce. It just so happens that his ex-wife is his First Officer and one of his crew members is his best friend, Gordon.
The Orville is already currently available on Netflix.
4. The Tick Season 1
Want a superhero show with a twist? The Tick is for you. Based on the comic and previous TV show with the same name and overseen by creator of the series, Bed Edlund, fans are taken through the lives of the superheroes. This comedy focuses on Arthur, who learns his city is run by a supervillain believed to be dead. It's up to The Tick, who may be just a figment of Arthur's imagination.
The Tick is currently available on Amazon in full.
3. Fuller House Season 3
Fans of Full House will want to stream this reboot. Now already on its third season, Fuller House tells the story of D.J., who is now a widow with three sons. She returns to her childhood home with Stephanie, her sister, and Kimmy Gibbler, her best friend who's also a single mother. Jodie Sweetin, who plays Stephanie, broke her ankle and tibia in real life and the injury has been written into the show.
The first half of Fuller House Season 3 will be released on Sept. 22 on Amazon. This is also the 30th anniversary of when the first-ever episode aired!
2. The Defenders Season 1
If you love the Avengers
and the Justice League of America has a special place in your heart, The Defenders
belongs on your watch list. The show brings together Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the Iron Fist and Daredevil, as they realize that they can't save New York City alone. They put their differences aside for the sake of Earth.The Defenders
is currently available on Netflix.1. Alias Grace Season 1
Margaret Atwood may be more well-known for her novel adaptation The Handmaid's Tale
right now, but there are others that have been adapted. The third to come in 2017 is Alias Grace
was the second), and is based on the real life story of Grace Marks. Marks was convicted of the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and suspected of murdering Nancy Montgomery. Sentenced to death, Grace was initially sent to an asylum as she claimed she had no memory of the events of the night of Kinnear's death.Alias Grace
will be available on Netflix from Nov. 3, but will air on CBC from Sept. 25.
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