Most Anticipated TV Series of 2017

Another year, another round of shows! I have to say, 2016 had some outstanding TV series that rivaled most of the 2016 films when it came to storytelling, acting, character development, and even cinematography. So it's no surprise that I'm looking to 2017 shows to raise the bar even higher, and today I thought I would give you my top 7 most anticipated shows for this year. I'm leaving HBO's Westworld off this list since, even though there is a possibility we'll see season 2 at the end of the year, it's more likely we won't see it until 2018. However, if you're a fan of the show, I have a spoiler discussion of the first season on my channel, so you can check it out. Now, let's talk 2017.

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

5. The Handmaid's Tale (April 26)

I'll confess, I am yet to read Margaret Atwood's famous novel this series is based on (and now I have until the end of April to get to it), but that doesn't stop me from getting excited for Hulu's adaptation of it. I love a thought-provoking dystopian story, and everything I've heard about the book so far leads me to believe that's exactly what The Handmaid's Tale is. Not to mention, Elizabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes are great, and the teaser looks intriguing, to say the least.

Ian McShane in American Gods

4. American Gods (April)

Oh, look, another series based on a novel I've been meaning to read! This time however, I have some perspective because I know for a fact that I love Neil Gaiman, so I'm pretty sure a series based on one of his novels is a step in the right direction at its core. I'm also intrigued by Bryan Fuller being one of the show's creators, as he is the man behind Pushing Daisies and Hannibal. When it comes to the cast—it's particularly great to see Ian McShane back on screen, and if you need more convincing you should just watch the deliciously sinister-looking trailer.

Tom Hardy in Taboo

3. Taboo (January 10)

Though I've seen the trailer for Taboo a few times at this point, I'm still not entirely sure what this show is about, aside from Tom Hardy's character returning to England in 1800s after being absent, and making people uncomfortable with his presence. He says he's "a very dangerous man to know", and I would certainly like to know why. I am also happy to see this trend of famous actors taking on mini-series continue, and it gives me a lot of hope for the quality of the series.

Stranger Things

2. Stranger Things: Season 2 (TBA)

Stranger Things was a series that took me by surprise in 2016, and ended up being one of my favorite shows of last year. This does mean I now have pretty high expectations for season 2, but I think the people behind the show can pull it off. There are some unanswered questions the 1st season left us with, and there are certainly more things they could explore. While there isn't a set release date for season 2 yet, we know it's coming some time in 2017, and I will be binge-watching it as soon as it's available.

Lena Headey in Game of Thrones

1. Game of Thrones: Season 7 (TBA)

Of course, if there was only one show I could watch this year—it would be Game of Thrones. I have a whole playlist of me talking about it on my channel, and I've also reviewed the book series on this blog. Most of you know how big of a fan I am, so I don't think I really need to explain myself here, but I cannot wait for season 7!

What shows are you looking forward to the most this year?

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