Queen Of The South (2016- ).
Queen in the South English-language translation of La Reina del Sur popular telenovela that stars El Chapo’s favorite Kate del Castillo. Alice Braga portrays Teresa Mendoza, an impoverished woman from Sinaloa in Mexico who rises to the top of a drug cartel. You might expect that this requires you to be ruthless and deal with unsavory characters. However, they make Queen in the South such a great ride.
Shooter‘s main character is “Bob Lee Swagger,” and that pretty much says it all. This show is for you if the thought of Bob Lee Swagger killing bad guys with precision and skill puts a smile on your face. You should avoid its sniper scope. The Popular TV Series, which is similar to the action movie of the name, is based upon a series of Stephen Hunter novels. It has a vaguely antiauthority conspiracy vibe, connecting it with classics such as First Blood or Three Days of the Condor. Only with Ryan Phillippe and way more guns than Mark Wahlberg. Bob Lee Swagger, as I said. Either you are on board, or you aren’t.
Snabba Cash (2021- )
Snabba Cash is a Swedish series that was inspired by the 2010 Swedish crime drama Simple Money. It follows Leya (Evin Ahmed) as she attempts to escape the dangerous world of start-ups. A predatory loan can make it difficult to become a “unicorn.” It is a mix of Ozark -Esque intrigue and Cash -Esque suspense. This show might appeal to you if you enjoy either of these shows.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994).
After several The Original Series-inspired movies, and miscalculations about how to revive the sci-fi franchise for television. Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek boldly went where no other concept had gone before with The Next Generation. This was shinier than the rest, more heady, all-around better (yeah! we said it). The Next Generation was directed by Patrick Stewart with a stellar supporting cast. It followed the TOS mission of speculating on and empathizing with the current social issues. This was done through an A-grade scifi writing style that has stood the test of time.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 – 2007)
Stargate SG-1 was the first series to be spun out of Roland Emmerich’s 1994 Kurt Russel-starring film. This surprise premiere was surprising considering the mixed reviews. It quickly exceeded all expectations and is now considered one of the greatest sci-fi series ever. It takes place one year after the events in the movie and follows a team of special American forces that travels into outer space via “stargates” to explore other galaxies. The vibrant, mythologically-based alien worlds will draw you in. But the funniest part is the quirky characters and their sense of humor. Discovering the unknown is something that has fascinated sci-fi fans for a long time, and Stargate SG-1 keeps that concept fascinating throughout its long history.
The Umbrella Academy (2019- )
Netflix has a series that is based on a comic by Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance frontman. It features a group of superheroes who are masked and have strange powers. This sounds like an elaborate, very specific joke. It’s true, we promise, and once it hits its stride, it’s quite good. While you may be attracted to the time travel and explosions, the most important thing about the show is the touching portrayal of sibling relationships and how they shape one another, for better and worse.
Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016-2018).
This is not the 1984 animated cartoon that was made from anime scraps and English-speaking voiceovers (although Netflix does have that), but a reboot that showcases sci-fi spectacles that anyone, of any age, will love. The Legend of Korra and Voltron, Legendary Defender are the creators of the “paladins”, defenders of all things. They ride mecha-like lions to battle against the Galra Empire. This is a group of kids from diverse backgrounds in dire need of direction. They find it in the trenches, where the show mixes space battles and kaiju-vs-mech-warrior martial-arts throwdowns.
The Walking Dead (2010- ).
Robert Kirkman’s comic novel-turned-TV series is so amazing because it doesn’t just focus on zombies. The Walking Dead focuses on complicated personal relationships and asks thought-provoking questions about how society can be rebuilt, how to function in a healthy community, what the future holds for humanity in a post-apocalyptic era. Don’t get attached too much to your favorite characters. Even though the zombies have died, the action continues and the people who are left live in an unforgiving world.
Warrior nun (2020 – )
Warrior Nun is a show about demon-fighting nuns. It doesn’t sound real. It is, and it is surprisingly good. This is mainly due to the amazing action. The show is loosely inspired by the comic character Warrior Nun Areala. It follows a young woman who suddenly dies, but is then resurrected in an asylum with a halo on her back. She discovers that she is now part of a secret sisterhood that fights evil. This show is a great action series. It features amazing fighting choreography that pits the nuns against interdimensional demons and private security personnel, as well as each other. It has a lot to do with mythology and is very similar to the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, it manages to be just as funny as it is scary. That’s a great idea.
The Witcher 2019-
Based on the books that inspired it, The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Superman’s Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a magical mutant “Witcher”, who hunts things and drinks potions, and grunts “hm,” a lot. Other characters are possible, but Geralt is the most important. The confusing timeline of Season 1 is confusing, leaving many questions for Season 2. However, it’s one of Netflix’s most beloved (and best) originals. It also features the greatest song ever featured on a Netflix series.
Wynonna Earp (2016-2021)
Wynonna Earp has a much faster, more sexual, and funnier show than any other. The pitch is simple: Buffy the Vampire Slayer set today with zombies and the great-great-granddaughter of legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp leading the charge against them. She carries a huge, legendary magic gun called Peacemaker. As a sidekick/comic relief, she has a moronic Justin Bieber-lookalike. There are many love triangles between the undead. Doc Holliday is involved in one of these love triangles. The show’s pilot has a great summary: “I am just the girl.” The big-ass gun. You might not enjoy the ride if you can’t board.