- with Neena Koyen, Brand Communications Director
With the fall TV season upon us, there’s a lot of competition for your eyeballs. Here’s what you should be watching, IMHO.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS
One of the best comedians to come out of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (shoutout to John Oliver), Samantha Bee’s spot-on, no-holds-barred political commentary is keeping me sane during this ludicrous election cycle.
Atlanta – FX
This eccentric, brilliant new show is the brainchild of Donald Glover — known best for his role on "Community," but secretly one of the most interesting talents out there today. I’ve seen "Atlanta" referred to as a "coming-of-age dramedy,” but there are no words to describe it. Just watch. One of the best debuts this fall.
Channel Zero: Candle Cove – SyFy
SyFy is not usually on my radar, but I was quickly turned onto this new series, which is based on a well-known "creepypasta" (look it up) by the same name. It's not perfect, but it's enough to fill the void left after Netflix’s "Stranger Things."
Drunk History – Comedy Central
The name says it all. Originally a Funny Or Die web series created by Derek Waters, each episode features a hammered narrator attempting to recount a historical event; at the same time, the narrations are acted and lip-synced by actors. Not just any actors – real ones like Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer and Michael Cera. Beware: There’s a good amount of retching, puking and drink spillage.
Westworld – HBO
I am not into westerns (and I'm iffy on sci-fi), so I had my doubts. But there’s a lot more going on here than just gunslinging and robots. I'm also loving the fan-generated conspiracy theories that pop up every Monday morning. I'm not convinced "Westworld" is HBO's next "Games of Thrones," but I'm all-in for now. Bonus rec: Check out the original "Westworld" movie from the '70s, if only for James Brolin's manly swagger.