HomeOur Obsessions#Bingewatch: Your #TV #show guide for March 4th-10th

#Bingewatch: Your #TV #show guide for March 4th-10th

#Bingewatch: Your #TV #show guide for March 4th-10th

Hey bingewatcher. Hope you had a weekend jam-packed with cramming in all your favorite shows. Plus, if you haven’t already, make sure you hop on the hype train for our #SaveSaturdays rewatch challenge happening every weekend, as part of our campaign to renew tragically cancelled shows such as Shadowhunters, Dark Matter, and Timeless.

Right now, we’re gearing up for the oncoming storm of hot takes for the MCU’s first of three blockbuster extravaganzas, Captain Marvel, released this Friday, but until then we’ve still got time to showcase the latest Netflix originals and returning shows hitting your screens this week.

We’re still a little shook by Stephanie Beatriz’s stunning directing debut for pretty much the best episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine this season, but some rival comedies are stepping up to the plate this week. Now Apocalypse looks like a wild trip, and the complete opposite of Ricky Gervais’ new dark comedy After Life, but both unique shows have every chance of taking the comedy crown for us this month.

If you’re more into prestige drama, this week sees the highly anticipated return of American Gods, the sprawling adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s epic novel. The first season, headed by the peerless Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), has to be up there with one of the most impressive first seasons of a show we’ve seen in recent years, so we’ve been all but drooling at the mouth in anticipation for what the next slot of episodes could have in store.

Check out all the releases below, and get bingewatching!

Secret City (Netflix)

Original air date June 5th, 2016
Season 2 available on Netflix from Mar. 6th, 2019

Australian series adapting Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’ thrilling series of political novels following press gallery journalist Harriet Dunkley (Fringe’s Anna Torv) as she investigates a thread of conspiracies amid broiling tensions between America and China. As she probes deeper, she starts to uncover a secret plot that threatens her career and the freedom of every Australian citizen.

Season 2 will depart from the structure of the original books, though the writers serve as story consultants for a season filled with twists as Dunkley uncovers a secret military operation that calls the Australian Prime Minister’s authority into question.

A.P. Bio (NBC)

Original air date Feb. 1st, 2018
Season 2 airs Thursdays from Mar. 7th, 2019

Glenn Howerton channels the intense sociopathic tendencies he picked up from his long tenure on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in this new academic comedy. Howerton portrays Jack Griffin, a disgraced philosophy professor who misses out on his dream job to his rival Miles.

When he literally crashes into a high school job as a replacement biology teacher he refuses to teach the kids anything they should be learning, instead manipulating them to get back at his nemesis. Find out if Howerton’s strengths play just as well without the support of the rest of the gang.

For the People (ABC)

Original air date Mar. 13th, 2018
Season 2 airs Thursdays from Mar. 7th, 2019

Fresh new Shondaland series following the early careers of the Mother Court’s newest lawyers as they take on cases for the oldest district court in the nation. It doesn’t quite have the same intrigue as How to Get Away With Murder, but it sure works to fill the long waits between seasons.

The Order (Netflix)

Available on Netflix from Mar. 7th, 2019

A sexy college freshman is thrown into a world of magic and mayhem after uncovering a hidden war between supernatural creatures. Sound familiar? Netflix could have just renewed Shadowhunters for a fourth season but they playing, so for now we guess we’ll have to deal with this pale imitation to plug the gapes.

Station 19 (ABC)

Original air date Mar. 22nd, 2018
Season 2 airs Thursdays from Mar. 7th, 2019

ABC: Action-heavy drama following two sexy firefighters whose brewing romance is just as hot as the fires they put out. Tune in for heroic deeds and sweaty foreheads both in and out of the workplace during the second spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy.

Superstore (NBC)

Original air date Nov. 30th, 2015
Season 4 continues Thursdays from Mar. 7th, 2019

A quirky group of supermarket employees struggles to maintain a straight face dealing with retail nightmares including crazy customers, minimum wage, and ridiculous corporate expectations. Relatable to anyone who’s experienced the horrors of the service industry.

Stars America Ferrera (How to Train Your Dragon) as the store’s most longstanding employee, despite her best efforts.

After Life (Netflix)

Available on Netflix from Mar. 8th, 2019

Ricky Gervais stars as a man on the verge of suicide when his wife unexpectedly dies. Rather than following a bleak pattern of depression, Tony instead sets out on a mission to live as long as possible in order to punish the world for what it took away from him. He begins by saying and doing what he wants, when he wants – but soon it sends his relationships spiralling out of control when his family and colleagues try to make him a better person.

After his recent standup special, we’re not quite back on board the Ricky Gervais hype train, but his track record with dark sitcoms is strong enough to give his latest effort a try.

Tin Star (Amazon)

Original air date Sept. 7th, 2017
Season 2 airs Fridays from Mar. 8th, 2019

Gruff, boozey thriller starring Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) as Metropolitan Police detective Jim Worth, who becomes the seemingly benevolent chief of Little Big Bear, a small town at the edge of the Canadian Rockies. Desperate to redeem his violent past, his history comes back to haunt him when the local oil company starts to dominate the town.

When his family is threatened, Worth is forced to unleash his alter-ego, the violent and intimidating side of him he dubs Jack Devlin that comes out under the influence of alcohol. Co-stars Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men).

American Gods (Starz)

Original air date Apr. 30th, 2017
Season 2 airs Sundays from Mar. 10th, 2019

Epic fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman’s magical blend of the modern and the mythic. Helmed by mad genius Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), the showrunner applies his broad, painterly style to a supernatural thriller that spans the United States.

After Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison and left unbalanced by the recent death of his wife, he’s hired by the mysterious Mr Wednesday who introduces him to a hidden world of gods & monsters. As a tempestuous war between the Old and New Gods begins boiling under America’s surface, Shadow struggles to define his place in an unfamiliar world.

The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO)

Airs Sundays from Mar. 10th, 2019

True crime documentary series lifted from 2014’s wildly popular Serial, an audio series that set both the podcasting and crime worlds ablaze. Convicted almost 20 years ago for the murder of Hae Min Lee, Adnan Syed has remained staunchly opposed to his sentence since he was jailed in 2000.

Many are still convinved that Adnan was falsly convicted, and this documentary picks up where the podcast left off by exploring the circumstances around his right to a new trial, which has yet to materialise.

If you were enthralled yet unsatisfied by Serial’s ambiguous ending, make sure to tune in to this one, as it promises brand new evidence and interviews that aim to get further to the truth than we’ve ever seen before.

Epic Yellowstone (Smithsonian)

Airs Sundays from Mar. 10th, 2019

Expansive nature documentary shot in crystal clear 4K about America’s first national park. Following the perspectives of the park’s local wildlife, the series will combine stunning footage of its residents on land and in the air, as well as how the reserve transforms and adapts through the seasons. Look forward to jaw-dropping vistas, thrilling zoological conflict, and brand new insight on America’s favorite landscapes.

Now Apocalypse (Starz)

Airs Sundays from Mar. 10th, 2019

Avan Jogia stars as Ulysses, who joins his group of LA friends on various quests for sex, drugs, and partying. As he tries to navigate the city’s brutal showbiz scene, he experiences surreal premonitions that seem to be forewarning the end of the world. He enlists his friends to help him figure out whether there’s a supernatural conspiracy brewing under Hollywood, or if he’s just smoking too much weed.

Tricky Dick (CNN)

Airs Sundays from Mar. 10th, 2019

Illuminating documentary covering the life and career of one of the USA’s most controversial presidents, Richard Nixon. Featuring never-before-seen footage of his rise, fall, comeback, and eventual resignation, the doc promises to shed some more light on the darker corners of American history.

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