Back in the days of rabbit ears and Jack Paar (Wikipedia is your friend, kids), there was one television season. It started in September and ran through June. Most series produced 30 or so episodes, and everyone in the house chose their favorites. If a network produced a loser, such as “Run Buddy Run,” or “My Mother the Car,” well that was just too bad. Obviously, technology and the networks’ ability to pivot faster than Buddy could run (full disclosure, I loved “Run, Buddy Run.” Of course, I was six.) have made things different today. Series television finds an audience now, or it is gone tomorrow because Spring TV is a place for replacement programming. Today, Gildshire examines some of that Spring TV to help you plan your television watching patterns over the next few months. Here then, are our favorites on the Spring TV menu.
Good Girls, NBC, Sundays:
It’s a new night and time for the erstwhile robbers from suburbia. In Season Two, the three girls are wanted by the police, and their success batting average has the attention of the bad guys. Returns March 3.
The Order, available on Netflix.
Returning to college is stressful enough as it is. New friends, new classes, a new schedule. It’s all a jumble. How much harder is it, then, to find yourself in a secret society that occasionally battles with werewolves? That’s the predicament in which Jack Morton finds himself. Premieres March 7.
Superstore, NBC Thursdays:
This comedy about life working for a store that closely resembles Walmart took a while to grow an audience, but it found one just in time. The main storyline (Joshua and Amy) captured a sufficient number of viewers to warrant a return, but the ensemble is excellent. Returns March 7.
The Good Fight, CBS Thursdays:
For those who want a bit more meat on Thursday’s bone, we offer this legal drama. Three lawyers immerse themselves in complicated cases having to do with domestic and foreign policy in the United States. It’s a thought-provoking drama that will draw you in, and returns March 14.
Jane the Virgin, CW Wednesdays:
Jane can’t catch a break. She fell in love only to have the guy who would have made her show title irrelevant get shot by his police partner. Fans of the show know that Jane is a Mom (medical lab and artificial insemination error, for non-fans) even though she has yet to experience conjugal ecstasy. This is the final go-around for this twisted take on a soap opera that has developed one of the CW’s better followings. Returns March 27.
Veep, HBO Sundays:
The seventh and final season of the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus vehicle sees Selina’s life and career changing for the funnier. Some of television’s best writing is on display in this series, and you have one last chance to avail yourself of the hilarity. Gildshire Style and Creativity Magazine highly recommends this show, returning March 31.
Killing Eve, BBC America Sundays:
Stylized mayhem would be one way to describe this hit show, because it’s a cat and mouse game between spies who become obsessed with each other. If you’re lucky enough to get BBC America, you MUST watch this show. Returns April 7.
Game of Thrones, HBO Sundays:
Okay, boys and girls, so this is the one! One final go-around for the convoluted, over-the-top but underhanded families that make up GoT. The action will begin in Winterfell where Daenerys (so hot!) will arrive with her army. There are only six episodes in this final season, but the epic action promises to make TV history. Don’t miss the strange and wonderful finale to Game of Thrones.
Those are our recommendations for Spring TV. Enjoy the shows!