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Five TV Shows to Watch in March

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Atlanta (season 2)

This FX comedy stars Donald Glover as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a young Princeton dropout turned manager trying to get his cousin Paper Boi’s rap career off the ground. Paper Boi is portrayed Brian Tyree Henry while Lakeith Stanfield stars as Darius, Paper Boi’s best friend. Zazie Beetz also stars as the mother of Earn’s daughter and his on and off again love interest. The second season is dubbed Atlanta Robbin Season as it refers to an actual time period in Atlanta during the holidays, before Christmas, in which robberies increase. This is perhaps the most critically acclaimed comedy on television and perfectly captures the spirit of living in Atlanta. Donald Glover not only stars in the show, but he also created it as well. Season premiere: March 1st.

 

The Americans (season 6)

The final season of the FX drama The Americans will undoubtedly be a sad one. The series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, Russian KGB spies who live life undercover as normal Americans while their neighbor and friend Stan Beeman is an FBI agent who doesn’t know their dark secret. The show has had many character developments over the past five seasons, including Elizabeth and Phillips’ daughter, who is  now aware that her parents are KGB spies and murderers. The big question that remains for the end of the series is whether their neighbor Stan will find out their true identity, which seems inevitable at this point. Finding out how it all ends for Elizabeth and Philip Jennings will certainly be intriguing. Season premiere: March 28th.

 

Silicon Valley (season 5)

This HBO comedy stars a group of tech nerds who create their own startup app, Pied Piper, and have goals to make it big in Silicon Valley, the center for technological innovators. It stars Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O, Yang. One noticeable absence will be of breakout star T.J. Miller who left the show on bad terms. The show has boosted many of its stars’ careers. For instance Kumail Nanjiani is now an Academy Award nominee for co-writing the screenplay for his feature film, The Big Sick, while you probably recognize Thomas Middleditch as part of Verizon’s ad campaigns. Season premiere: March 25th.

 

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (season 2)

It’s been over 2 years since the first season Jessica Jones, of one of Netflix’s many Marvel series, was released. Set in New York City, Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, a former superhero who opens her own detective agency. Jessica Jones is known to have a darker tone than a lot of the other Marvel films and television series and is notably edgier. Since it’s a Netflix show, the show is easier to binge watch since all the episodes of the season are released on the same day. Other Netflix Marvel series that are related to Jessica Jones are The Defenders, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher. Season release: March 8th.

 

Sneaky Pete (season 2)

This Amazon series centers around a con man named Marius who is released from prison but is still being sought after by the gangsters he robbed. To avoid them, Marius uses his con man instincts and decides to take the identity of his prison cellmate Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family. Pete’s family has not seen him in many years, so they don’t suspect that Marius isn’t actually Pete. Giovanni Ribisi stars as Marius/Pete, while the supporting cast includes Emmy winners Margo Martindale and Bryan Cranston. Season release: March 9th.

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Five TV Shows to Watch in March