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The Best Of 2017 Television

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost half way finished, and that summer has finally arrived. While summer television usually isn’t much to write home about, there are plenty of TV shows that you can catch up on over the warm days. Here are our favourites.

Better Call Saul: When this spin-off series came out a couple of years ago people wondered how it would ever be able to compare to Breaking Bad. While the first season was just sort of so-so, it’s really started to find its own footing now. The third season recently wrapped up, so it’s the perfect time to catch up on the multiple story-lines. In a way, it’s even more interesting to see the supporting character’s evolve than it is to watch Jimmy McGill slowly transform into Saul Goodman. 

The Handmaid’s Tale: One thing that modern television is able to give us more than a movie can, is a slow building, complex story line. It’s the perfect venue for taking a beloved novel that is known the world over and turning it into a different form of entertainment. While some people may not like how the storyline has played out so far, everyone who has watched it has to agree they are curious as to what happens next.

Riverdale: You might think watching Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest of the gang would be a little too dumb for words, but this CBS series isn’t what you would expect. It’s not cartoony at all, and actually puts forward a compelling story that draws you in pretty quickly. 

American Gods: Neil Gaiman is well known for his deep, fantasy novels, but they can be awfully difficult to translate onto screen. American Gods is different than most of his adaptations though. At times poetic with its look at combining the different mythologies and beliefs systems from around the world, and at other times brutal with it’s violence, American Gods has a little bit of everything. 

Legion: Superheros are everywhere these days, but this adaptations of the Marvel comics character is different than them all. It’s weird and psychedelic, and does things normal superhero shows won’t touch. The series may not be for everyone, but at the very least it may help redefine the genre.

 

 

 

 

 

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