New TV in Spring

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With the first day of spring passing last week, many might be prompted to spend the day outside. Unfortunately, Mother Nature must not have a calendar because the weather is definitely on the colder side. But as the weather gets warmer, you can spend your time watching these anticipated spring television shows.

Although the FX show Atlanta has been airing for a few weeks, new viewers can catch up quickly through its careful pace and quick-witted jokes. Donald Glover, who many hip-hop fans know as Childish Gambino, is the creator and star of the show. The show focuses on two cousins navigating their way in the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Only in its second season, it’s easy to binge-watch.

Also, on FX, The Americans begun its sixth and final season on March 28, which jumps forward in time, and focuses on wrapping up some of the series longest plots. Actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys command the screen with their ability to captivate in the most solemn situations.

If you can’t wait to catch a series weekly, you can head to Netflix for several new spring series premieres. The streaming service will debut its second season of the adaptation of Daniel Handler’s popular Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events novels. Originally made into a movie, this season covers books five through nine and premiered March 30th.

Netflix also brought back hit series Love this March, which has a similar pace to FX’s Atlanta. The characters are bold, loud and often embalmed in relationship problems. Irwain Allen’s 60s sci-fi series Lost in Space will also get a modern day remake in April. The series will take place about 30 years in the future, and will feature the House of Cards’ Molly Parker.

HBO is no stranger to a massive hit television show but will receive a massive viewership in the new season of Westworld and Fahrenheit 451, which will feature Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan.

If HBO and Netflix are too much for your budget, ABC’s Roseanne revival is accessible on cable and will keep you up to date on pop culture and politics. The new season has come with a lot of social media backlash after it was revealed that Roseanne Conner, the main character, would be a Trump supporter, like actress Roseanne Barr. The show has been boycotted by many and speculated about by countless media outlets. The first episode was full of political satire and some helpful topical discussion. Despite boycotts and negative commentary, the show was a massive hit on the night of the premiere, which, according to the New York Times, drew 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating for adults under fifty.