If flipping between channels was once a relaxing activity, now it’s an Olympic sport. There is more TV than ever before, but channels are now separated into their own silos on several streaming platforms, each with its own library and membership rates. At this pace, no one can be expected to see even the most highly anticipated films of the year, much alone anything on television right now. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the year’s top works so far. Let’s dive into it.
1. What We Do in The Shadows
What We Do in the Shadows is unique and unmatched. All four seasons of a documentary team following a family of vampires and their competent familiar turned bodyguard haven’t gotten old. The characters were thrown into completely new circumstances this season. This film has it all: funny moments, touching ones, and hundreds of hilariously mispronounced lines. Hulu subscribers may see it right now.
2. The Rehearsal
We all make mistakes, and that’s the theme of The Rehearsal. The premise of Nathan Fielder’s stunt comedy series is that you should always try to do things right the first time. Nathan guides his students (and himself) through extensive “rehearsals” of terrifying real-life occurrences to guarantee they are prepared for anything that may come their way. Amazingly, as the program moves from future rehearsals to past reenactments, it becomes a show on how to cope with errors when they inevitably happen (in real life or in the making of a television show). It’s also difficult to recall a program that provoked more heated debate among its viewers.
3. Better Call Saul
It’s unusual for a prequel to outdo the original, but Better Call Saul might have done it. Although the idea of a program centered on Breaking Bad’s comic relief lawyer, Saul Goodman, was met with skepticism at the outset, the show went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time, spanning six seasons. Saul, in its last season, accelerated the previous slow-motion destruction of Jimmy McGill, the guy Goodman once was, and jumped into a post-Breaking Bad timeline to consider one of the oldest issues in storytelling: what happens when the main character dies? The question is whether or not a tiger can “get its stripes” back. And even if they do attempt to convince you, would you take them seriously?
4. A League of Their Own
This is the beauty of a program like A League of Their Own: it doesn’t matter what led you here. There is just the right amount of sports drama to keep fans engaged, and fans of the first film will appreciate the affectionate references made to their favorite scenes. Family strife and gorgeous fashions from the era await you. In addition, A League of Their Own is a must-watch for any fan of LGBTQ+ television because of the beautiful and heartfelt way it treats a number of homosexual love stories.
5. Ms. Marvel
The MCU now has an origin narrative, albeit a retconned one, for the first time since the early days of Phase One (honestly, for the better). This is just one of the many reasons why Ms. Marvel is the finest Marvel program to debut in the Disney Plus era. Ms. Marvel is able to juggle the risks of being a superhero with the demands of a normal existence. It delves into Pakistani history, examines generation gaps, and explains the source of Kamala Khan’s strength.