While a lot of our favourite shows are currently in the middle of their seasons, there is still a few favourites that are about to return and we cannot wait. Here are my 5 most anticipated returning shows of 2014:
House of Cards
What are you doing this Valentine’s day? Nothing, probably, right? Okay good, because the entire second season of Netflix’s hit series, House of Cards drops that day and I’ve already made arrangements with my bed and one of my favourite new shows of last year. If you still haven’t gotten around to watching this (stop whatever you’re doing and do so) the American drama based on the BBC miniseries of the same name is set in present day D.C. It’s a frothy, scandalous political thriller centered around US Congressman Frank Underwood (the amazing Kevin Spacey) who is out for revenge. It’s a must!
House of Cards returns February 14th, 2014
Orange Is The New Black
If you were living under a rock last year, Netflix released their truly game changing original series, Orange Is The New Black. Set in a women’s federal prison, the show follows the ins and outs of several cell mates. The cast is filled with talented ladies (Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepn, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew) and for the first time in a long time captured the celebration of sexuality, femininity and being yourself — no matter the cost. For a brief moment last year, I truly binged. For a few days straight, there was little sunlight in my life as I had been absorbed by Netflix’s original series, Orange Is The New Black. Funny, smart, heartbreaking and incredibly well written and acted, OITNB breathed a new life in the already exciting TV landscape. And that finale? Can’t wait.
Orange Is The New Black returns June 27th, 2013
Last year was the year these small, buzz-worthy shows made their way on TV . After resisting for so long, I finally caved and watched them. Orphan Black is one of those shows. For fans of Buffy, Misfits and Alias, this show is for you; this original Canadian (holla!) series follows Sarah Manning (played by the exceptional Tatiana Maslany) who discovers she is one of several identical woman who are all clones. It’s dark, it’s dramatic, it’s funny, it’s topical and it’s absolutely fantastic.
Orphan Black returns April 19th, 2014
They say if you like Seinfeld, you don’t like Friends, and vice versa. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you like Breaking Bad, you might not enjoy Mad Men, and vice versa. This is me telling you I don’t like Breaking Bad. Are we fighting? We’re probably fighting. If you haven’t watched it by now you probably won’t but I promise you, it’s a slow burn, yes, but totally worth it. The cast (Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, the list goes on) is arguably the most talented cast currently on TV and the show continues to surprise me even as it nears it’s final season(s).
Mad Men returns April 13th, 2014
Hannibal is the little show that could. Produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies fans, listen up!) Hannibal is based on the characters of the Red Dragon novel, which, for those familiar, is tied to, yes, The Silence of the Lambs. The TV series takes a darker, more twisted approach to Dr. Hannibal Lecter but it’s a must watch. The show has a solid first season and showed so much promise for season two. It’s Dexter meets Pushing Daisies. Yes, I just went there.
Hannibal returns February 28th
What are your most anticipated returning shows of 2014? Sound off below!