Remember when the Internet wasn’t a thing? Well, those days are far gone with the digital world acting as the official authority of what’s hot and what’s not. And when something is trending, it’s only a matter of time before we find ourselves hopping on the bandwagon whether we like it or not. Here are 5 new TV shows that the Internet can’t stop talking about.
Where were you when you found out about Anna Delvey? If your answer is that you have no idea who she is, you better buckle up for this based-on-true-events wild ride. The most highly anticipated series of the year, Inventing Anna has officially hit Netflix. TV mogul Shonda Rhimes once again provides the world with a dose of her signature drama with actress Julia Garner delivering a stellar performance as the “German heiress” no one can stop talking about.
The American Gilded Age was a historical time filled with immense economic change and great conflict between old money and new, with huge fortunes made and lost. Julian Fellowes’ newest show transports us to this tumultuous period and hits all the right marks, including breathtaking design and performances by some of the industry’s best and brightest. Who doesn’t love a period drama with endless plot twists?
Set in the wild early days of the Internet, Pam & Tommy is based on the notorious true story of the leaked Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape. Part love story part crime caper part cautionary tale, this new series examines how an invasion of privacy ultimately fueled the formation of modern reality television — and our endless obsession with celebrities’ personal lives.
If you’re a fan of The Office and Parks and Recreation, Abbott Elementary will be your new favorite show. This workplace comedy follows a group of passionate teachers and a tone-deaf principal (played by brilliant newcomer Janelle James) working at a Philadelphia public school where they, despite the odds and system stacked against them, are determined to help their students succeed.
A new comedy series that just got picked for a second season, Somebody Somewhere stars powerhouse comedian Bridget Everett and is set in the land she originally hails from: small-town Kansas. The show spotlights heavy topics like loss and grief in a lighthearted way, illuminating the theme that even when you feel like you’re finding your voice in the middle of nowhere, you’re still actually somewhere.