The Shows We Can’t Wait To Watch In 2018
Our mouths are watering at the prospect of some of the TV we can look forward to in the next twelve months. From returning favourites to much-anticipated debuts, we’re counting down the days to the appearance of this lot; it’s shaping up to be a cracking year on screen!
Ireland’s Got Talent (TV3)
The tried and tested format makes its Irish bow early in the year, as judges Louis Walsh, Jason Byrne, Michelle Visage and Denise Van Outen run the rule over a motley crew of homegrown hopefuls. Our spies have told us to prepare for tremendous dance troupes, an elderly show-stealer, and even a parrot with stage fright; safe to say we’ve never before seen the likes on these shores!
Arrested Development (Netflix)
TV’s most dysfunctional family are due back on our screens in 2018, as the Bluth family return for a fifth series. Details on the renewal are few and far between, but that hasn’t stopped anticipation reaching fever-pitch; the sitcom is regularly heralded as one of the greatest ever made, and with the whole gang present and correct we can expect a spectacular season of comedy.
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
The marvellous Marvel shows are something of a jewel in the Netflix crown – and the superhero turned-detective might be the pick of the bunch. The first season of the show was deliciously noir, and Krysten Ritter’s superb turn in the lead role was complemented by a dastardly villain in the shape of David Tennant. A nearly three-year wait ends on March 8 – the countdown starts now!
Alan Partridge (BBC)
Steve Coogan’s iconic creation will return for a Christmas special on December 27 – and 2018 will see a full-blown series with the radio presenter back on his spiritual home of the Beeb. Featuring his idiosyncratic take on Brexit Britain, it promises to be another triumphant turn for the priceless Partridge; some two decades after I’m Alan Partridge made its on-screen debut, we still can’t get enough!
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (BBC)
The first instalment of the true crime series, The People v. O.J. Simpson, was one of 2016’s most extraordinary efforts; the second series promises to be another treat. The murder of the fashion designer is the focus on this occasion, as a mix of reconstruction and archive footage brings to life an incredible manhunt and a story that needs to be seen to be believed.
The great Breaking Bad-shaped hole in our lives was comprehensively filled by Jason Bateman’s wonderful crime drama; the second batch of episodes could be even better. A delightfully complex plot, and the eerie location at the show’s heart make for consistently interesting and exciting viewing; the tangled web that Marty Byrde built for himself in Season One is just begging to be explored further this time around!
Good things come in threes!
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