Here are the TV shows that you'll be addicted to over the coming weeks 1 year ago

Here are the TV shows that you'll be addicted to over the coming weeks

Plenty of shows to get stuck into.

With the summer heatwave firmly behind us, it's time to reacquaint yourself with two old friends, the heating and TV binges.

On that note, here are some of the best TV shows that will be available over the coming weeks.

Jack Ryan (Amazon - On Now)

Plot: The famous CIA analyst is wrenched from the security of his desk job into the field after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, which is being carried out by a rising Islamic terrorist named Suleiman.

Watch it because: As stated previously, it could be the greatest action show of all time.

Clip via Prime Video

Bodyguard - (BBC - On Now)

Plot: A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service.

Watch it because: The opening 30 minutes were some of the most gripping TV in recent memory. Created by the minds behind Line of Duty, it has really started with a bang.

Killing Eve - (RTÉ 2 - On Now)

Plot:  The cat-and-mouse chase by MI5 security officer Eve (Sandra Oh) for the international assassin, who goes by the codename Villanelle (Jodie Comer).

Watch it because: It's a very smart take on a genre that's close to being warn out. Highly recommended.

Mr Mercedes - Season 2  (RTÉ - Date Unknown)

Plot: Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Watch it because: Brendan Gleeson in a role that's tailor made to his incredible skill as an actor.

Sick of It (Sky One - 27 September)

Plot: Karl Pilkington take on two roles - himself, and the voice inside his head, as he muddles through the mundane life he may have led if he hadn't met Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Watch it because: What's funnier than one Karl Pilkington? Two, that's what.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 13  (FX in the US on September 5 - Irish date unknown)

Plot: The Gang do horrible and hilarious stuff.

Watch it because: It's the greatest comedy on TV.

Ozark - Season 2 (Netflix - On Now)

Plot: The laundered cash is piling up, but so are the bodies. How long can Marty Byrde keep justifying his actions - and dodging the agents.

Watch it because: Season 1 really grabbed a loyal audience and we're expecting even more drama, drugs and danger.

Forever  (Amazon - 14 September)

Plot: Married couple June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For 12 years they’ve had the same conversations, eaten the same meals and taken pleasant vacations at the same rented lake house. But after June talks Oscar into shaking things up with a ski trip, the pair find themselves in completely unfamiliar territory.

Watch it because: It's created by Emmy Award-winning writers Alan Yang (Master of None, Parks and Recreation) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock, Parks and Recreation). We smell a hit.

Clip via Prime Video

Wanderlust - (BBC 1 - On Now)

Plot: A therapist tries to save her marriage after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship.

Watch it because: Toni Collette is good in everything.

Maniac - (Netflix - 21 September)

Plot: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.

Watch it because: True Detective director Cary Fukunaga is behind this one and it has Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

The Good Place - Season 3 (Netflix - 28 September)

Plot: An Arizona woman enters the afterlife and tries to become a better person and make amends for past bad behaviour

Watch it because: It's the most original and daring comedy on TV. If you're not watching it yet, change that immediately. As for that cliffhanger...

Kidding - (Sky Atlantic - September - Date Unknown)

Plot: Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.

Watch it because: Jim Carrey's return to acting is bound to be interesting. No kidding.

Clip via Kidding

American Vandal - Season 2 (Netflix - 14 September)

Plot: Who is the turd burglar? Yeah, that's it. Basically.

Watch it because: The first mockumentary was brilliant and we're delighted to see that the follow up is going to shit, literally.

The Romanoffs - (Amazon - 12 October)

Plot: A contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

Watch it because: It's created by Matthew Weiner - he created Mad Men and wrote The Sopranos. Yeah, this will be good.

Clip via Prime Video

House of Cards - Season Six (Netflix - 2nd November)

Plot: All hail President Clare Underwood. Despite the rise to power, the fight to stay at the top is far from over for Claire.   

Watch it because: After seeing the story play out for five seasons, it's time to see if the house of cards will stand or fall in glory.

The Little Drummer Girl (BBC - November - Date Unknown)

Plot: The show is based on le Carré's novel of the same title. A bomb explodes in the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis wants to stop such frequent bombings, all brilliantly planned by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric actor of English origin and convert her into an Israeli agent. She and her case officers brilliantly win the confidence of the Palestinian network and she is accepted as their own. The novel was a brilliant read.

Watch it because: Loved The Night Manager? It's from the same author and it's directed by Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden)

Trust (BBC2 - 12 September)

Plot: Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom. On the face of it, his grandfather seems not interested at all in having him back, but he gives his reasons, for better or for worse

Watch it because: Trainspotting/28 Days Later filmmaker Danny Boyle is the creator/director here.

Narcos: Mexico on Netflix (Date Unknown - set to arrive before the end of 2018)

Plot: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.

Watch it because: The show hasn't let us down yet.

Pistorius (Amazon - 6 September)

Plot: Pistorius is a four-part feature documentary about the South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013.

Watch it because: It's the murder trial that gripped the world.

Clip via Prime Video