2012 saw shows like Arrow, Revolution and House of Lies begin their 1st season and do so successfully. Entering into 2013 not many shows have been anticipated to be huge successes. However lets take a look at the top new TV series to begin in 2013, because there are a few shows which could grab your attention and seem like they could be great shows in the future.
Being an early adopter I will give most new shows that look decent a try, as to whether they can keep me entertained is another story. So here's the top 5 new tv shows that I think people need to be watching in 2013.
Now if you like your history series just like myself or tales from history. Vikings is certainly a show which you need to start watching in 2013. The series begun airing on the 3rd March 2013 on the History Channel.
Vikings portrays the tales of one the best known Norse heroes Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. The series aims to follow Ragnar, his family and friends and the epic sagas about the raiding, trading and exploring Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia. The show displays the Viking era beginnings, as the history of the Viking age is forged with Britain and France being the first to witness the force that was the Vikings.
If shows like Rome, The Tudors, The Borgias and to some degree Games of Thrones are your preference then this show is one to watch.
The Americans is a new series set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as American citizens and as a married couple.
The series premiered on January 30, 2013, on the FX network. The series has an excellent premise which is backed by great character performances. An action drama/spy thriller this show will keep you on the edge of your seat for the most part of the episode. The show will definitely be a success in 2013 and it will be intriguing to see what happens as the show goes on.
Golden Boy is a new series which premiered on CBS on February 26 2013.
It is a crime drama which follows the story of Walter Clark and his meteoric rise. From an ambitious cop to becoming the youngest police commissioner in New York City history from the age of 26 to 34.
The show is a very good watch with with the use of flash forwards to set the show in two different perspectives and the use of intelligent twist plots. This is a series that keeps you wanting to see the next episode, wanting to see just how exactly this young cop evolves into the police commissioner and wanting to know just how this adventure unravels.
The following was almost my number 1. This television thriller series stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy a former FBI agent and James Purefoy as Dr. Joe Carroll a serial killer, which premiered on Fox on the 21st January, 2013.
The series follows a former FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of a network of serial killers, when a diabolical serial killer uses his charisma and the Internet to create the network of serial killers.
The shows premise is one which sets it apart from other television thrillers such as Dexter and American Horror Story. The series focuses more on the two main characters with one the hero (Kevin Bacon) and one clearly the villain (James Purefoy). Adding the element of the cult gathering of serial killers all willing to do whatever is asked of them, this series portrays a new type of cult and variety of different serial killers. Which make this show fantastic to watch, with the constant displays of horror and suspense.
Now banshee has to be my number one show to watch in 2013. After watching the whole season I have only one bad thing to say about this show. There was only ten episodes in season one and it's the kind of show that you just want more. Take away the fact that it was a short season it was still the best new show I have watched in 2013. The show begun in January on Cinemax and that same month after piloting was renewed for a second season in 2014.
Now to give you the plot with out giving too much away. Banshee follows the story of a master thief and ex-con released from jail after 15 years for stealing diamonds from Ukrainian gangster called "Rabbit". After his release he has one thing on his mind and that's to find the woman he loves (also his heist accomplice). This leads him to the fictional small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, a town with a Amish presence but also a small town with big secrets. After finding out 'Anastasia' the love of his life has moved on during the 15 years he spent behind bars and witnessing the new local sheriff murdered, he takes the identity of Lucas Hood the murdered new town sheriff. Banshee follows Hood and his struggle to adapt as the new sheriff, trying to avoid a relationship with the local crime boss Kai Procter and trying to remain hidden from the gangster from his past, Rabbit. The show is excellent, much like a modern day Spartacus, with the constant use of graphic violence and sex (Well it is from the creators of True Blood). Hood shows that although his methods unconventional being a ex con are still effective as life in Banshee unravels and the struggle to keep all the secrets grow and the show becomes more and more enticing.
Well these have to be my list of new shows to start watching in 2013 but if anything I am probably more excited about the return of Arrested Development after seven years, finally a season four is on the cards and we have none other than Netflix's to thank for this. The next season of Games of Thrones after the success of the prior seasons this has to be the most eagerly anticipated series coming in 2013 this April (actually today!). Lets not forget the BBC drama Sherlock as well which finished very dramatically. If you saw season two's ending, lets just say we all wasn't expecting a third season which returns later this year, so that will be very interesting to see how the next season shapes up.
Overall 2013 for television doesn't look that bad and if you do feel is getting worse just put some Sons Of Anarchy on and get ready for the new season in September.
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