Fargo S1 & S2
for fans of The Coen Brothers Rather than a rehash of the Coen Brothers’ film, this series conjures up its own cast of bizarre characters. The first season finds an unlikely duo in Martin Freeman as the weasly everyday man who’s killed his wife, and Billy Bob Thornton’s ruthless assassin.
Top of the Lake S1
for fans of The Missing, Jane Campion Jane Campion is best known for her Oscar-winning film The Piano, but this miniseries is her opus. When a young detective returns home to visit her mother, she’s dragged into the case of a missing teenage girl. Haunting and atmospheric.
for fans of Twin Peaks, It Follows This year the Archie comic gets a sly, sexy makeover. This isn’t the twee, colorful story you may remember from your childhood, but a grungy portrait of teen angst and sexuality in small-town America. Think Dawson’s Creek reimagined as Twin Peaks.
for fans of X-men, superhero stories We know— yawn, another X-Men story. But listen: This is slicker and edgier than any of the X-Men films. Focusing on a young mutant who suffers from schizophrenia, Haller is the volatile, unreliable narrator who meets other mutants in a psychiatric hospital.
Santa Clarita Diet
for fans of Drew Barrymore, Serial Mom Drew Barrymore’s suburban housewife is sweet and fun-loving, except she’s also a zombie. After a fatal accident ends in her death and resurrection, how will her family sate her hunger for human flesh and hide it from the neighbors? Fantastic and mad.
Bates Motel S5
for fans of Psycho, The prequel to Hitchcock’s pulpy classic gets even creepier in its final season. It’s been two years since the death of Norma Bates, and Norman’s strange blackouts are becoming even more violent and severe. Frequently trashy, but always enjoyable.