In my last article, I talked about the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, why they’re happening, and a broad overview of what led up to them.
Since the strikes have been ongoing for about four months now, many people may be wondering, “What are we supposed to watch?” While new content isn’t generally a primary concern during a strike, it’s understandable that people find comfort in diving into new TV and want the strikes to end that much sooner.
So, I put together a list of a few lesser-known shows for anyone who may be tired of the same old recommendations and wants some new titles to look into!
Genre: Political Comedy
Veep stars Julia Louis Dreyfus in a hilarious workplace comedy set in the Vice President’s wing of The White House. With a fun cast and plenty of workplace shenanigans, this show is like the R-rated version of Parks and Rec!
Genre: Teen Drama
Despite only getting one season in 1999, this show is a hidden gem within the teen drama genre. It succinctly captures that raw, universal experience of being a teenager.
Genre: Political Teen Comedy
This next one is a historical sitcom set in 1990s Northern Ireland. Derry Girls is mainly a teen comedy with elements of political turmoil in the backdrop, creating a lighthearted portrayal of some darker times in history.
Genre: Workplace Comedy
Silicon Valley is another workplace comedy similar to shows like The Office and 30 Rock. A group of odd and quirky 20-30-year-olds are trying to survive and figure out their lives and careers. With six seasons, it’ll give you plenty to watch!
Genre: Period Crime Drama
This is an immaculate political drama set in the 1920s prohibition era. Described as a gangster show about mobsters and politicians, Boardwalk Empire immerses its audience in an authentic depiction of that period in time and holds your attention through its five-season run.
Genre: Spy Drama
One of the more darker shows on the list, The Americans follows two KGB spies during the Soviet era, undercover as a married American couple. This is a Cold War-era political thriller with a good six seasons to marathon through.
Genre: Crime Drama
Ocean’s Eleven fans will love this! This is a heist show with lots of fun twists and turns in every episode. If you enjoy puzzles, a wacky crew of criminals, and some truly heartwarming moments throughout, go check out Leverage!
Those were just a few recs, but there’s a whole world of shows out there to watch during the strikes. And you can always look through the rest of the tabs on 60 Seconds for some great recommendations!