Returning for its third and final season, “Love” follows Mickey (Community’s Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (co-creator Paul Rust) as they try to make their relationship work. Diverging from the usual rom-com style, “Love” is a bittersweet and very funny show – no surprise as Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year Old Virgin”) is co-creator. The show’s run has portrayed Mickey and Gus’ relationship with a realism unseen in your average romantic comedy, which each character as flawed as they are funny. The self-destructive couple will return to Netflix on 9 March and perhaps finally, we may discover if Mickey and Gus will ultimately find love together.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Marvel’s Jessica Jones returns for a second season on 8 March, which coincidentally is International Women’s Day – quite an apt release date for a kick ass female superhero. This season will focus on Jessica exploring what caused her family’s deaths when she was a child as she is plagued by disturbing memories that she struggles to understand. With Krysten Ritter in the leading role, it seems the mind-controlling Kilgrave (brilliantly played by Doctor Who’s David Tennant) may be returning in some form, despite his death at the end of the last season. As she deals with the trauma of her parents’ car accident and her investigation into the experiments conducted on her afterwards, Jessica has a lot on her plate this season. But who will be the villain to add to her troubles?
Created by David Shore and the immensely talented Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Sneaky Pete follows the story of Marius, a conman who is released from prison and steals the identity of his cellmate to avoid paying money to a gangster from his past. Boasting a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score, the series stars Giovanni Ribisi (“Avatar”, “Friends”) as Marius, and this season he begins to realise that being Pete comes with its own problems. Just as he was about to start life afresh, Pete’s estranged mother reappears and with millions of stolen dollars at stake, he must keep up the Pete con. Season one was well received by both critics and fans so hopefully season two will be just as good. Check it out on Amazon Prime on 9 March.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Entering season two, Neil Patrick Harris returns as Count Olaf in this Netflix adaptation of the book series of the same name. It’s recently been announced that there will only be three seasons, so at least fans can be assured that the books are adapted faithfully. The series follows the turbulent lives of Sunny, Violet and Klaus Baudelaire after they go to live with Count Olaf, a distant relative, following their parents’ deaths. Created by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler, and co-executive produced with Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men In Black”), season two will see Count Olaf up the ante in trying to steal the childrens’ inheritance. Watch Olaf and his antics on 30 March.
The hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine took a dark turn at the end of season four, with Detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) sent to prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Season five sees the remaining members of the squad trying to hold things together in the precinct while trying to figure out how to get Jake and Rosa out of prison. Meanwhile, Jake and Rosa meet various interesting characters in their respective prisons, with Jake becoming cellmates with a cannibal. This season also marks the series’ 99th and 100th episodes, quite momentous considering every episode so far has been stellar. Continue the laughs when it airs this month on E4.
Back for season three, Billions returns to our screens in which Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are wealthy, powerful enemies. This season sees Wendy put in a difficult position, in which she has to choose between her husband Chuck (Giamatti) and her boss Axe (Lewis). The men are determined to destroy each other but the drama may be amplified with the arrival of a Russian billionaire, played by the inimitable John Malkovich. Catch up on the action when it premieres on Sky Atlantic on 29 March.
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