YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING:
So first, how good was Westworld? I tipped it way way back and was overjoyed to see how well it was received by everyone. Such a great twist on the old movie I also reviewed last year in the lead up to the TV show. This was well and truly a different beast than the previous adaption. Lies, twists, love, this had everything and some stunning acting performances that left audiences gripped. Thankfully we will be getting a second season most likely in 2018 and rumours are circulating of all sorts of ideas about what the next series could have for us. Rumours that it will not carry on from where it left off are slightly troubling, a time jump seems to be mentioned, rumours of actors such as Matthew McConaughey being brought into the mix too, but I have to remain faithful to the team that brought us one of the most intense and innovative series of 2016.
Now I'm not sure whats happened here, last year I was raving about The Walking Dead potentially being the most exciting show on the air, nearly every single episode of last year's sixth season seemed to build and build before the truly climatic spine tingling ending and the arrival of Negan had took this show to a whole new level. So what the fuck happened? Because ever since it came back on our screens for this seventh season, it has been about as dead as the zombies it represents. Something seems off, so many new characters, so many new locations, perhaps it's been a little over stretched? I understand what it's been building to, I know that this was perhaps the storyline season it needed before the gear shift we might get in season 8, but did they really have to make it so dreary and dull? I know it can't be just me feeling it too as this season finale actually ranked as the lowest finale since season 2! That's pretty shocking when you consider how piss poor the farm season was. So we all now have to sit tight and hope that by the time this graces our screens again, the war we have been promised will be worth the wait.
WHAT TO WATCH NEXT MONTH:
We could be in for a treat this month with some old and new programmes hitting our screens this April. First up I have to go with the returning Prison Break, this is a massively risky return. The last time it was on our screens it was shit, it even then had some special one off episodes which were shit. But I remember how good and gripping this show was way back when it first appeared and I just know that I will end up watching this season again to see what on earth they do. It's a classic dead-character-wasn't-actually-dead storyline by the look of it and that makes me cringe more than one of JB's risky puns but I'm determined to go in with an open mind!
(Premiers in UK April 10th 9pm on FOX)
Brand new show American Gods is finally with us, this has been tipped pretty highly to be one of THE shows of 'the new shows' of the year, so can it live up to the hype? We will soon be finding out. The synopsis reads "A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself 'Wednesday' who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past." So clearly on that basis we know fuck all, but certainly the trailer looked like it had enough madness within it to be worth a gander.
(Premiers in UK 1st May - Amazon Prime)
Following on from two previous and incredibly weird and wonderful seasons, The Leftovers is back to confuse the living christ out of us again. If you haven't ever seen this show, I suggest you got lock yourself away somewhere and feast on it ready for the premier of season 3 this month. Season 3 has been announced as the final season of this show which quite frankly is a head twister, it's superbly shot, you can never quite be sure where on earth it's heading toward and the story is out of the stratosphere. Will we finally get some answer? Probably not!
(Premiers in April 2017 - no official date)
Musically inspired series 'The Get Down' is also back this month, after a stunning part 1 of season 1, it teased us with a fairly large wait to get to part 2. Its finally here though and if this lives up to its dizzy heights last summer, this will have been one hell of a complete first season. It's vibrant, it's colourful and it's just fucking cool. Personally I cannot wait to get back down with Zeke and Shaolin Fantastic and see where they take these characters on their rise up in the New York rap scene in the 70's!
(Premiers April 7th -Netflix)