TV Spring Break! ‘American Gods,’ ‘Iron Fist,’ And More TV Fix This March To May
Winter may be ending, but that doesn't mean you can't still snuggle in your couch and binge-watch.
Season seven of Game of Thrones is still a long wait until its July premiere. The Walking Dead is about to conclude soon. Perhaps you'd like to do a marathon of both shows, or stream something new this coming spring. Here is a list of shows to satisfy your TV fix.
'American Gods' - April 30 (STARZ)
We are putting this first on the list because two words: Neil Gaiman.
American Gods is based on the novel of the same name by award-winning author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline). This is created by writers Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) and Michael Green (Logan, Alien: Covenant), who are also co-producers along with Gaiman. It will star Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch). STARZ ordered eight episodes for the season to premiere on April 30.
According to its official blurb: "A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself 'Wednesday' and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past."
Mr. Wednesday turns out to be the Norse god Odin, and he is gathering all gods in America to battle the New Gods. Watch it if you like supernatural shows - no, watch it because of Neil Gaiman.
'American Crime' - March 12 (ABC)
The third season of the Emmy-nominated crime anthology about race, class, and gender politics is shifting its social lens to a North Carolina rural farming community. The series, created by John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), once more stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton.
Season three has the "power to make you reconsider your worldview," one reviewer wrote. So for those who rage against injustice (and enjoy watching TV at the same time), this show is for you. Watch the season premiere on March 12.
'Iron Fist' - March 17 (Netflix)
For Marvel fans, here's yet another TV show to add your geek list. Iron Fist is a Netflix-developed show based on the Marvel character Iron Fist. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so expect continuity and connection with MCU's current corps of canon films and TV series.
The show stars Game of Thrones' Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick. Expect punches to roll out March 17.
'iZombie' - April 4 (CW)
If you are a fan of "rom-zom," then add this brain-dead (get it?) series to your playlist. Starring Rose McIver (Masters of Sex) and Malcolm Goodwin (Run All Night), this show about a medical examiner Liv Moore who gets turned into a brain-hungry zombie. Follow the third season of her misadventures, this time as she discovers that there are other zombies in town other than herself.
Our recommended TV shows from March to May:
Tuesday, March 14 - Trial & Error (NBC)
Friday, March 17 - The Originals (CW)
Wednesday, March 22 - Empire (FOX)
Thursday, March 23 - Idiotsitter (Comedy Central)
Sunday, March 26 - To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters (PBS)
Wednesday, March 29 - Harlots (Hulu)
Sunday, April 2 - Call the Midwife (PBS)
Sunday, April 2 - Home Fires (PBS)
Sunday, April 16 - The Leftovers (HBO)
Tuesday, April 18 - Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)
Tuesday, April 18 - Famous In Love (Freeform)
Thursday, April 20 - The Blacklist (NBC)
Sunday, April 23 - Silicon Valley (HBO)
Tuesday, April 25 - Great News (NBC)
Wednesday, April 26 - The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Sunday, April 30 - American Gods (STARZ)
Friday, May 5 - Sense8 (Netflix)