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Ted Lasso is back and 7 other shows you should check out this season



One of the best and most loved series on television is Apple TV’s Ted Lasso which will be returning for its third season on March 15. I almost can’t BELIEVE it we’ve been waiting so long. Last season left off with Ted Lasso and his team, AFC Richmond riding a bittersweet high as they reclaim their spot as a premier league team but lose Nate whose frustrations with Ted came to a boiling point. Season 3 will bring back these storylines and more. 

Ted Lasso is a given, but here are 10 other things you should be watching: 

  1. Shrinking (season 1)

Another major hit from Apple TV, Shrinking was released January 2023 and stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segal in a dramedy about grief and mental health. The Conservative Critic was late to the party on this one, so it didn’t get a full review but it is absolutely phenomenal. Beyond Ford and Segal, the ensemble cast is perfect across the board and you will absolutely fall in love with the characters as they find their way through life’s let downs both big and small.

  1. Succession (season 4)

Succession is coming back for its fourth season on HBO on March 26. If you’re not already watching this one, you really need to give it a try. This satirical drama has spent three seasons meticulously poking at America’s elite media moguls by developing rich (both in wealth and in composition), flamboyant characters who you all at once love and hate. Jeremy Strong famously employs the method as the cringiest heir apparent (of the world), Kendall Roy and it’s something to behold. 

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me (limited series) 

The Last Thing He Told Me is coming to Apple TV on April 14 starring the iconic Jennifer Garner (13 going on 30, Daredevil). The limited series is a thriller based on the hit novel by Laura Dave. Having read the novel, I can tell you the story is great. It follows the wife of a woman whose husband mysteriously disappears and leaves a note begging her to protect his daughter (her step-daughter). The story is a slow-burn with a big personality and it will be interesting to see how it translates to the screen. Definitely worth checking out for fans of psychological thrillers.

  1. Citadel (season 1)

Citadel had me at “starring Priyonka Chopra Jonas.” The series is about spies played by Chopra (Quantico) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) who have been underground since the fall of their organization and whose past is catching up with them. I don’t know much about this one but if I know anything about Priyonka Chopra, it’s that she will make a very unconvincing spy who is a delight to watch week to week. When she was the star of the ridiculous series, Quantico, she managed to make it a fun kind of ridiculous that I couldn’t get enough of. I expect Citadel to feel sort of vintage James Bond. All glam and explosions. It’s out April 28 on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. Shadow and Bone (season 2) 

If you’re a nerd like me and you like a good fantasy story, Shadow and Bone is pretty well done. Season 1 was a dark adventure full of fun and season 2 is likely to be just as much fun. It’ll be out March 16 on Netflix.

  1. The Last of Us (season 1) 

Based on the popular video game of the same name, The Last of Us, is a post-apocalyptic epic about the survivors of a deadly virus. The internet is completely abuzz with adoration for the series (The Conservative Critic has not seen it yet) and with episode 9 now released, there are some pretty big surprises for fans of the game. If you want to be a viewer in the know with the right water cooler chat, this is probably the series to try. The Last of Us is available now on HBO Max.

7. MH370: The Plane that Disappeared (docuseries) 

The story of MH370 disappearing from the sky captivated the world when it happened in 2014 and still captivates us now. The way it simply has vanished from existence seems to be truly something supernatural. The NBC/Netflix series Manifest is “not” based on this disappearance (but like it definitely is). The new docuseries is said to shed more insight into what happened that day and where the plane may have gone. It’s definitely one to watch. It’s out now on Netflix. 

So stop being productive already and get into some good shows!

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