Tuesday, March 17, 2020

TV Tuesday: Spring 2020 Preview

A lot of the shows we watch on cable are wrapping up from their fall/winter seasons in the next few weeks, so I am planning ahead for the spring TV season. I'm not seeing an awful lot that is new (at least on the services we have), but we do have some old favorites (links are to my reviews) coming back and a few new shows to try:

Old Favorites Returning

The Rookie (ABC), one of our favorite TV shows, just returned for its second season on February 23, and it is just as good as the first season so far! We love the cast, including Nathan Fillion as LAPD rookie John Nolan, and the perfect mix of action, suspense, drama, and humor.

Good Girls (NBC) is another of our all-time top shows, and it just returned for a third season on February 16. It's got an outstanding cast of kick-ass moms who turn to a life of crime, and this new season is so far just as twisty as the first two, with that perfect blend of suspense, drama and humor.

The Blacklist (NBC) (Huh, it seems I have never reviewed this one!) returns for the second half of its seventh season on March 20 (this Friday). We still enjoy this action-packed thriller starring James Spader as a master criminal working with the FBI.

Killing Eve  (AMC) comes back for season 3 on April 26. This award-winning show is fabulous, starring Sandra Oh as a British agent obsessed with a female serial killer (played by Jodie Comer), who is equally obsessed with her. Chilling, creepy, and compelling.

Ozark (Netflix) returns for its third season. This show, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as parents unwillingly caught up in a life of crime, is SO good!! Great cast, great suspense, and super twisty.


New Shows To Try

Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC) - this brand-new cable show starring Sally Field and Jason Segel (who also wrote and directs it) is a hard one to describe. It features a group of people caught up in a surreal game that opens them up to new possibilities in life. It started March 1, and we've only watched one episode so far. I'm intrigued; my husband's not so sure!

Quiz (AMC) - this British show is coming to AMC on May 25. It's based on the true story of a guy who cheated on the British Who Wants to be a Millionaire show (and apparently, got caught!). Could be interesting.

SnowPiercer (TNT) - Starting on May 31, this post-apocalyptic thriller is about a train full of survivors (apparently divided among strict class lines) in a below-freezing world. Looks intriguing, action-packed, and suspenseful.

The Good Fight (CBS All Access) - Not a new show, but we just recently signed up for this streaming service, and we loved The Good Wife, so we may give this a try.

Altered Carbon (Netflix) - Just back for its second season, we watched a few episodes of the first season last year but never finished it. Our son is enjoying it, so we may give it another try. We'll have to start back at the beginning since it is pretty complicated!

What shows are you watching this spring? We would love any recommendations!


  1. I also want to see Quiz! By the way, The Good Fight is fab - we've seen all the seasons so far, and can hardly wait for the next one. We're up to date on The Rookie, Seen all of Killing Eve. Ozark looks good, too. But Blacklist... well, I watched the first few seasons but when the dead girl came back to life, I gave up on the show altogether.

    1. Oh, good - can't wait to try The Good Fight! Ozark is amazing - try it!