The Wire creator David Simon is back on HBO with another sprawling, sociopolitical drama. Like The WireThe Deuce is a captivating portrait of an American city, exploring in industrious detail the rise of the porn industry in 1970s Manhattan.

Come for the stylish period costumes and setting, stay for Simon’s distinctive interweaving plot lines and diverse cast of complicated characters.

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot hit a sophomore slump last year, but it created more than enough goodwill in its fantastic debut season to deserve a chance at redemption. One part techno thriller, two parts mystery, the hacker drama has never been more timely as large corporations and political institutions continue to be attacked by computer criminals.


David Fincher, one of the best film directors alive, is headed back to television with Mindhunter, his first foray on the small screen since he directed the pilot of House of CardsMindhunter is the SevenZodiac, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director at his best—telling stories about serial killers.

Based on the book of the same name by former FBI criminal profiler John E. Douglas, Mindhunter follows Holden Ford (a special agent in the bureau’s behaviorial science division, based on Douglas and played by Hamilton performer Jonathan Groff) as he interviews infamous killers like Edmund Kemper.

Stranger Things

The surprise hit of last summer, Stranger Things is not sneaking up on anyone this time. The second season of Netflix’s 1980s-inspired sci-fi adventure is perhaps the fall’s biggest TV event. While it may not be as philosophically deep as The Deuce or as purely chilling as MindhunterStranger Things might be the most entertaining show you watch (and more than likely binge) this fall.

It premieres just a few days before Halloween, so don’t be surprised if you see many Elevens and Demogorgons patrolling your street.

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