There are a lot of underappreciated shows out there. Some that do not get the love they deserve and many shows on the brink of cancellation. Here are some shows worth considering when making your TV plans this week:
The Lying Game (ABC Family- Tuesday 9/8c)
Great if you love: Pretty Little Liars
If you like Pretty Little Liars or if you are an 80s baby who hasn’t quite gotten over your Mary Kate and Ashley addiction, The Lying Games is perfect for you. Twins, trading places, living each other’s lives, causing havoc, cute boys who are shirtless. What else could you need?
Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET – Tuesday 10/9c)
Great if you like: Kevin Hart’s SNL performance
If you are tired of watching Real Housewives drama and need a little laugh, Kevin Hart provides them in Real Husbands of Hollywood. The show gets even better when Kevin Hart attempts to take down his celebrity friends in an effort to get on top in Hollywood.
The Americans (FX- Wednesday 10/9c)
Great if you love: Homeland
Let’s be honest, everyone misses Homeland. It’s not coming back any time soon. Everyone is tired of people talking about it during the hiatus.
The next great drama everyone is talking about is The Americans. It’s compelling, non-stop, heart-pounding drama that will not quit. The historical Cold War piece manages to be relevant and intriguing. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys chemistry as well, as their lack of chemistry when necessary, is fascinating to watch.
1600 Penn (NBC- Thursday 9:30/8:30c)
Great if you love: West Wing
Okay, maybe saying if you love West Wing you will love this show is a stretch, but if you do love to laugh and are looking for a show with wit then 1600 Penn is the show for you. Josh Gad has the potential to be one of the next great comedians and his timing on the series is spot on.
Red Widow (ABC- Sunday 10/9c)
Great if you love: Revenge
There are a lot of people who hesitated to give Red Widow a chance because they felt ABC was trying to make another Revenge. While the show has borrowed elements from Revenge, the drama is still fresh. Radha Mitchell is enticing as the lead character, Marta Walraven. The series is definitely worth a once over.
Do you have a show you think everyone should be watching? Sound off in the comments.